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Need Fresh Breath?

Posted on June 30th, 2009 | 3 comments

In February and March, I talked about how to protect your mouth with the Thieves® oral care products. Of course, most of us know that we should brush and floss our teeth to keep them healthy, but sometimes we may not have time to! If you’re like me and sometimes find yourself running from meeting to meeting or appointment to appointment, you may not have the extra time to stop and brush. That’s what makes Thieves Hard & Soft Lozenges such great time-saving alternatives.

Both the hard and soft lozenges contain the university-tested YLTG Thieves essential oil blend which provides excellent breath-freshening and bacteria-fighting elements. For a little touch of sweetness, we’ve added natural sweeteners such as maltitol, sorbitol, and/or xylitol. Each of these sweeteners has a low-glycemic effect and is tooth friendly. For added flavor and breath-refreshing benefits, the lozenges also contain peppermint, lemon, and/or orange YLTG essential oils. What a perfect way to fight the bacteria that causes bad breath!

With your choice between hard and soft lozenges, the Thieves lozenges are a perfect addition to any home, car, office, or purse! Be prepared every day by having your Thieves lozenges close by. Add them to your monthly Essential Rewards orders or order them for a friend. You never know when you’ll need fresh breath!

—Christina Moore

Associate Product Manager

Thieves Hard Lozenges

Item No. 3282 30 ct.

Whsl. $16.75/Pref. cust. $19.39/Retail $22.04/PV 16.75

Thieves Soft Lozenges

Item No. 3229 30 ct.

Whsl. $14.75/Pref. cust. $17.08/Retail $19.41/PV 14.75

Put your Best Skin Forward this Summer!

Posted on June 23rd, 2009 | one comment

Summer is upon us and we all want our skin to look great, whether out in the sun having fun or relaxing at a favorite hang-out. Here are some helpful skincare tips to help you make the most of your activities this summer:

1. Exfoliate to RadiateYoung Living Satin Facial Scrub
It’s so very important to exfoliate your skin. Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate every minute of every day. If you don’t get rid of them, they just remain in place, giving your skin a dull, dry appearance. And no matter how much lotion you use, you’re never going to have radiant skin if you don’t exfoliate. So grab a body scrub and hit the shower! Gently rub your exfoliator (Young Living’s Satin Mint) in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down (you’ll want a facial exfoliator for your face and neck) and rinse clean. Continue to do this 2-3 times a week for year-round beautiful skin.

2. Shave!
Now that the lazy days of winter are behind us it’s time to pick out a good razor that won’t cause razor burn. Don’t use your husband’s—he won’t like it and it won’t treat your legs well either. This also goes for shaving cream; choosing a shaving lotion is much better for your skin and will hydrate and help prevent nicks and cuts. As an alternative you can use a conditioner like Young Living’s Lavender Volume Conditioner for a moisturizing shave cream.

3. Moisturize with a Summer Scent
Find a summeresque lotion that you’ll actually want to put on. This also means you need to exchange those thick winter body butters for lighter summery lotions. You don’t have time to wait for your lotion to sink in, so look for something that’s fast absorbing. I personally love a coconut and mango or other tropical scents. Nothing says summer more than a light refreshing citrus lotion! Just add a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil to a lotion base to create an unbeatable scent. Make sure you apply right after you dry off from your shower, so you can seal in the moisture your body just soaked in.

4. Get a Safe Glow
When it comes to adding a little summer tint to your skin, there are so many better choices than using the tanning bed. Choosing a sunless tanner will give your skin a beautiful start to summer. Even if you’re not a fan of sunless tanners all over your body, you can happily use them on your face. Or just add a bit of sunless tanner to your facial moisturizer to get a healthy glow that will make it look as though you just spent the weekend on the beach. Most facial tanners build color gradually, but by alternating and blending with your regular moisturizer you’ll never get too dark or look fake and blotchy.

5. Take Care of those Feet
It’s time to go get a pedicure (try a beauty school if cost is a factor), or give yourself one at home. You need to exfoliate the dead dry skin off those feet to get them sandal ready. Nothing is worse than seeing dull dry feet inside cute sandals. But it doesn’t have to be a big ordeal! Keep a foot scrub like Young Living’s Satin Mint and a pedicure file in your shower and scrub your feet a few times a week. You’ll notice a big difference in the softness of your feet. Try treating your toes to a fun summer polish. Toes can be painted much bolder than any color you would put on your fingernails and picking a shade that screams summer will help you and your feet feel the season.

Rebecca Jarvis
Product Manager, Essential Living

Are You Guilty of Eating a Modern Diet?

Posted on June 15th, 2009 | 11 comments

Modern diets have degenerated into high calories, low-to-no nutrients, very little fiber, and dangerously high levels of sweeteners. These quickly digested “foods” flood the bloodstream, causing insulin levels to soar.

  1. Excess blood sugar and insulin surges eventually lead to chronic problems.
  2. A symptom of excessive insulin and high blood sugar is abdominal obesity.
  3. About two-thirds of American adults are overweight and one-third is clinically obese.
  4. This condition also increases your risk of heart disease, cholesterol imbalance, cancer, female infertility and gallstones.

All this creates a vicious cycle. You crave simple carbs because they enter your blood stream quickly. Then, a surplus of insulin is produced which causes more hunger. In response to hunger, you eat more. Then the overeating causes more body fat to accumulate and it activates more insulin. This merry-go-round of insulin spikes leaves you tired, hungry and unfocused.

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Make Young Living History with Our New Roll-On Contest

Posted on June 8th, 2009 | 96 comments

As we get ready for our annual Grand Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we’re excited to announce the launch of a new roll-on blend. We’re working to perfect this new product, but we still need the perfect name. That’s where you come in!

Watch this short video of Toby Palmer, our product manager for essential oils, as he explains how you can win an on-stage appearance at this year’s convention PLUS a free year’s supply of the new product in your Essential Rewards order.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ROLL-ON NAME.

Adventures in Brazil

Posted on June 1st, 2009 | 2 comments

Marc Schreuder recently returned from Brazil where he traveled to learn more about copaiba.

Marc Schreuder, director of product formulation, recently traveled to Brazil to learn even more about copaiba essential oil, Young Living’s newest single. I want to share with you some excerpts from one of his e-mails to me while he was in the Amazon rain forest:

“…spent the evening chatting with local copaiba experts, who had very detailed information on copaiba, the harvesting, and the Indians. Luckily, the Indians who used to kill intruders and loggers aren’t any more, and with the proper introduction, should provide a warm welcome…”

“…copaiba trees are concentrated as part of a huge government-granted Indian reservation in the heart of the Amazon. Typically you have one or two trees per hectare that produce between two to five kilos of oil per tree per year or two. If you tap more oil, you get less the subsequent years. It is a very renewable crop that is unique to the Amazon, but the trees have to be between 30 and 50 years old to produce good oil…”

“…it’s amazing to see that animals love to drink the copaiba, and wild boars have been seen digging their tusks into the trunk to drink out the copal.”

Toby Palmer
—Product Manager, Essential Oils