For essential oil enthusiasts, nothing defines the holiday season like frankincense. But some look at the different brands and species on the market and ask, “Which of these oils is best?” For Young Living, the answer to this question lay deep in the heart of Arabia, where a select group of people have made understanding this legendary plant their life’s work.
Young Living’s Founder and President, D. Gary Young, has made it his passion and practice to personally inspect the source, cultivation, and preparation of all Young Living essential oils. Gary’s most recent global tour took him once again to Africa and Arabia to examine our current oil preparation and investigate other frankincense suppliers (to read more about the trip visit Gary Young’s blog).
Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ (YLTG) Thieves® essential oil blend is based on a historical account of four thieves in France who protected themselves with clove, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. When captured, these thieves were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for the recipe that protected them from the plague. Thieves essential oil blend was created to offer the same kind of defense against modern airborne bacteria. In fact, studies conducted at Weber State University showed it to have a 99.96 percent success rate against airborne bacteria.
Thieves essential oil blend has myriad household uses. Here’s what Young Living distributor Amy Umberger had to say:
“I am a resource teacher in an elementary school and have many students in and out of my room every day. Especially during the colder months, many of them have colds and viruses. I spray down my reading table, chairs, pillows, stuffed animals, and even book baskets with Thieves Spray a couple of times a day. I stay healthy and the room smells great! One child said he likes my room because it smells like Christmas.”
If you haven’t heard, Eucalyptus Blue is now available for purchase online. While I’m writing this blog post, I have a Eucalyptus Blue bottle open and am comparing its aroma with our other wonderful eucalyptus products. Eucalyptus Blue’s aroma is distinctive; it has a warm, earthy smell that’s very balanced. The scent is enveloping and captures the essence of its primitive origins.
Gary Young harvests Eucalyptus Blue from groves of trees found deep in the Guayaquil jungle and takes the leaves to his distillery at the Ecuador farm to distill this new Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ (YLTG) essential oil. Gary did a preliminary launch of this YLTG essential oil during 2008 Grand Convention in Salt Lake City, where it was only available to conference attendees. Because of the tremendous response, Gary has produced a supply to make this essential oil available to everyone.