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NingXia Shots

Posted on October 10th, 2011 | 3 comments

Trust me when I say you haven’t experienced convention until you have visited the NingXia Red® bar! Having tended bar at last month’s convention in Orlando, I now have firsthand knowledge. My experience included mixing shots, leading drinking games, and general shooting the breeze with bar patrons. I gained valuable knowledge regarding which oils go well together and also which shots are for sipping and which ones are for shooting. Some attendees showed up with a mix already in mind, but most came looking for a recommendation.

The most frequently asked question was “where can I get a copy of these shot mixes?” No where. Well, until now. Consider this your lucky day!

NingXia Bar Shot Mixes (designed for use with 1–2 oz. NingXia Red)

Who Let the Dogs Out?

1 drop lemon or orange essential oil

2 drops tangerine essential oil

1 drop sacred frankincense essential oil

1 drop cinnamon bark essential oil

Great Awakening

1 drop sacred frankincense essential oil

1 drop peppermint essential oil

2 drops of your favorite citrus oil

Stomach Soother

2 drops peppermint essential oil

1 drop DiGize™ essential oil blend

1 drop ocotea essential oil

The Nuclear Explosion

1 drop peppermint essential oil

1 drop lavender essential oil

1 drop frankincense essential oil

1 drop lemon essential oil

1 drop tangerine essential oil

1 drop orange essential oil

 

These recipes are the perfect way for you to share essential oils and NingXia Red with your friends at your next tasting party! Of course they aren’t a substitute for experiencing the NingXia bar at the next Young Living convention.

Please share some of your favorite shot recipes with the group. Who knows, your shot may end up as the hot mix at the Salt Lake International Grand Convention in June. Oh, and don’t forget to let us know who your all-time favorite bar tender is!

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

Vitality: Live For Today

Posted on September 20th, 2011 | one comment

In just a few short days, Young Living’s 2011 Convention will be in full swing! The theme this year is Vitality: Live For Today, which means filling every day of your life with wellness, purpose, and abundance. It is the event to attend as a distributor, where you’ll discover new products, network with other essential oil users, and be inspired to take your health and wellness to a new level.

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to attend this year’s convention, we’ll see you soon! Please visit the Product Marketing Team in the Product Expo to sample new products and share your convention experiences with us. For those not able to attend, we hope to see you at next year’s International Grand Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah! In the meantime, stay tuned later this week for a sneak peek at some of the exciting new products Gary Young will unveil on stage.

To your health,

—Marco Colindres III, YL Associate Product Marketing Manager

Essential Oils vs. Mold

Posted on November 9th, 2010 | one comment

Young Living's Thieves Essential Oil BlendIn November and December 2005, I completed the first field tests using Young Living essential oils to combat mold. I then developed a detailed protocol and discovered how effective essential oils—especially the Thieves® blend—could be. Since that time, I have presented my results at Rice University, Young Living conventions, and a number of regional meetings. Take a look at some of my findings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsmOzn2UD40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28fez0T17cM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uck-FdEHM_s

What I found was truly a breakthrough in eliminating the problems associated with exposure to mold because no other mold remediation method available is as effective and inexpensive. I have since continued my research and have completed more than 100 additional case studies. As a speaker at Rice University, I presented new data and answered questions raised by people attempting to use my protocol. You can view my PowerPoint presentation on the Rice University website and on our website, www.moldrx4u.com

Dr. Ed Close

Go Green with Your Beauty Routine, Part II

Posted on April 16th, 2010 | 7 comments

As you take steps to eliminate synthetic products from your daily routine, here are a few more tips that will help you go green with your beauty routine.

  • Blow off your shampoo

Rosewood shampooGoing a few days between washes not only allows a sexy texture that is better for styling, but is also good for the environment. Using a natural, emollient-rich shampoo and conditioner such as Young Living’s Rosewood Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner once or twice a week will eliminate the need for frequent washes.

  • Make it last

Squeeze the most out of that tube of lipgloss or lotion just as you might your tube of toothpaste. A wringer, like those made for caulking guns or paint tubes, can work wonders. Turn your last bits of eye shadow into eyeliner by applying with a thin brush dipped in Vaseline. If your mascara gets dry, run hot water on the outside of the container to re-liquefy.

  • Going green with color

Going green doesn’t mean having to skip treating your fingers and toes for spring. Look for lines of nail color that are formaldehyde- and toluene-free. They come in vibrant shades and last up to a week, which is comparable to the not-so-green variety. If you like to change more often, look for non-toxic and water-based brands that you can just peel off when you get bored.

  • Go skin deep

Check your labels. Terms like “green,” “natural,” and “organic” can be used quite freely in the cosmetics industry. The Skin Deep database is a personal care product safety database put together by the Environmental Working Group and provides in-depth information on more than 14,181 products. Ingredients are ranked on safety, and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has tons of information on efforts to make cosmetics and beauty products cleaner and greener. Keep in mind that just because an ingredient has a long scientific-sounding name doesn’t mean it’s not natural; and a simple name doesn’t necessarily mean it is natural.

Young Living believes that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Watch for new developments in Young Living’s personal care line to be unveiled at Grand Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City!

Are you going green with your beauty routine? Share your tips and tricks for greening it up!

—Rebecca Jarvis

Product Manager, Essential Living

Go Green with Your Beauty Routine, Part I

Posted on April 6th, 2010 | 3 comments

Going green is everywhere, but it’s not always the first thing we think of when it comes to our beauty routines. Here a few simple tips you can incorporate to take your pampering process to a greener level.

ART skincare system

  • Find the multitaskers

Beauty products that serve multiple purposes mean less cost (score for the wallet!) and less waste (score for the environment!). Look for all-in-one beauty sticks that are good for eyes, lips, and cheeks.

  • Bring on the oils

Trading traditional moisturizers for those using essential oils or just using pure essential oils is a great boost to your skin and the environment. Essential oils penetrate each layer of skin, leaving it smooth and soft instead of heavy and greasy. Young Living’s skincare products—including the ART system—use the benefits of frankincense and sandalwood, which have excellent skin-healing and moisturizing properties.

  • Straws aren’t just for sippy cups

Using a straw is not only lady like, but is also a trick recommended by makeup artists the world over. Sipping through a straw preserves your pout (suction is actually good for your lip muscles) and it doesn’t smear your lipgloss or lipstick, which means you’ll use less. You can fully green it up by using a reusable glass straw.

  • Brush up your act

Opt for makeup brushes made from sustainable materials like bamboo and ones that feature synthetic bristles. They have been proven to blend just as well, if not better, than those using animal hair. There are many well-made, yet cost effective, eco-friendly lines of beauty tools to choose from, allowing you to style up while still being green.

Young Living believes that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Watch for new developments in Young Living’s personal care line to be unveiled at Grand Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City!

Are you going green with your beauty routine? Share your tips and tricks for greening it up!

—Rebecca Jarvis

Product Manager, Essential Living

Recipes from the NingXia Red Bar!

Posted on October 23rd, 2009 | no comments

From Gary Young personally mixing shots to the NXR dancers, the NingXia Red® bar was one of the many exciting highlights from convention in Minneapolis. Check out this short video and enjoy a few of our favorite NingXia Red shot recipes!

“Who Let the Dogs Out?”
2 oz. chilled NingXia Red
1 drop lemon or orange essential oil
2 drops tangerine essential oil
1 drop frankincense essential oil
1 drop cinnamon bark essential oil (That is where the barking came from!)

“The Unnamed”
2 oz. chilled NingXia Red
2 drops of each:
Frankincense
Peppermint
Tangerine
Grapefruit
Ocotea

“The Nuclear Explosion”
2 oz. chilled NingXia Red
1 drop of each:
Peppermint
Lavender
Frankincense
Lemon
Tangerine
Orange

If you didn’t get a chance to visit the bar this year, you’ll have to make your way to convention 2010 in Salt Lake: We are already planning some amazing surprises!