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Feelings Kit Allows New Beginnings

Posted on August 27th, 2009 | one comment

Young Living has some amazing essential oil collections. One that is Gary Young’s favorite is Feelings. Gary found that these six essential oil blends lift the senses above negativity and move one forward despite painful memories.

The blends inside Feelings are Valor®, Harmony™, Forgiveness™, Inner Child™, Release™, and Present Time™. You may have tried these oils individually, but not together as prescribed in the Feelings regimen. Feelings shows you where to apply these oils for harmonic balance. Applying the Feelings oils is easy: Apply Valor to the feet, Harmony to a preferred chakra point, Forgiveness to the navel, Present Time behind the ears, Release over the liver, Inner Child under the nose, and Valor one more time on the feet (check out the Product Information Page).

Listen to you your body as the oils are applied. Application may take up to two hours as part of meditation.

Listen here to Gary talk about the Feelings Kit.

I would love to hear your testimony of using the Feelings essential oil blends.

—Toby Palmer
Product Manager, Essential Oils

Summer Recipes With Essential Oils

Posted on August 20th, 2009 | no comments

Planning on a picnic this weekend? Summer is the perfect time to incorporate essential oils into your activities and your food. And since no one wants to spend time in the hot kitchen, here are some quick and easy recipes that you can whip up and enjoy anytime. You’ll get a tasty summer treat, plus the benefits of Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils.

Refreshing Cherry Lemonade

  • 2/3 c. Blue Agave
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil
  • 4 large lemons
  • 1 bottle sparkling cherry soda
  • Filtered water

In a gallon pitcher, combine agave, lemon essential oil, juice of lemons, and sparkling cherry soda. Mix well and add filtered water to fill pitcher. Chill in refrigerator and serve over ice. Garnish with sprig of mint or lemon wedge. Makes eight 16-ounce servings.

Tomato Cucumber Summer Salad

  • 1/2 c. cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Blue Agave
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 drop dill essential oil
  • 1 drop black pepper essential oil
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 cucumbers sliced
  • 2 c. red onion chopped
  • 4 ripe tomatoes cut into wedges

In a large bowl, mix vinegar, sugar, salt, dill essential oil, black pepper essential oil, and vegetable oil. Add cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes. Toss and chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.

Ginger Cinnamon Glazed Peaches

  • 1/4 c. Blue Agave
  • 3 drops ginger essential oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 peaches quartered

Stir agave and essential oils together and set aside. Add butter to frying pan. Heat on medium. Add peaches once butter has melted. Gently cook peaches 1–2 minutes. Brush agave mixture on each side of peaches. Allow glaze to caramelize on each side. Once peaches are caramelized on each side remove from heat and plate. Drizzle remaining glaze on peaches and serve. Makes 4–8 servings.

Nourish Your Body With True Source

Posted on August 11th, 2009 | 3 comments

Does eating an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

It would be easy if that’s all it took to get the necessary nutrients our bodies need; however, meeting our daily nutritional requirements can be a little tricky. To get the 13 different vitamins and 17 different minerals that our bodies require to function effectively, we need to consume five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day. These vitamins are necessary for the production of red blood cells and minerals are needed to help regulate body functions, release energy, and assist growth.

Food is a major source of vitamins and minerals, but due to over processing and poor handling, many of the nutrients found naturally in the food we eat are removed or depleted before they even reach us. In addition, the typical diet consists of foods that are less than stellar: which is just another reason to consider taking a multivitamin.

Young Living created True Source™ using dried superfood powders, whole-food vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients. The result is an impressive formulation that will change the way you look at daily multivitamins. True Source supplies a broad spectrum of what you’ve come to expect in a multivitamin: B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, folic acid, selenium, zinc, potassium, iodine, and magnesium.

So before I leave the house each morning I make sure I grab my packet of True Source; it’s just about as easy as eating an apple a day and it’s much more effective! With a good night’s rest, a morning workout, and proper nutrition, your body will thank you.

—Jason Dewey

Product Manager, Nutrition

Is Your Skin Getting Enough Salt?

Posted on August 10th, 2009 | no comments

We’ve talked in previous posts about the benefits of exfoliating to give your skin a great glowing boost in summer or all year round. An excellent scrub to use is one that includes salt. Using a salt scrub once a week will eliminate the dry, dead cells on the surface of your skin. This will speed cell turnover and let great skin shine through. Plus, salt contains minerals like magnesium that add an extra level of benefits to your skin pampering routine.

There are some great recipes for salt scrubs that you can make at home. One favorite of mine includes salt, cucumber, and buttermilk. The salt and the buttermilk’s lactic acid exfoliate and the cucumber cools.

This scrub is perfect for exfoliating before applying a self tanner or just for a weekly exfoliation boost.

Buttermilk/Cucumber Salt Scrub

You need:
1 medium cucumber, peeled and grated (use a cheese grater)
1 c. buttermilk
1⁄2 c. sea salt or kosher salt (I prefer sea salt, but both will give you great results!)

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Aroma Bar

Posted on August 3rd, 2009 | no comments

For all those going to convention in Minneapolis in September, you are in for a treat. In the Essential Oil section, I’m featuring an aroma bar! An aroma bar is a booth with separate oxygen units that push air mixed with Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils through a hose into a person’s nose. It’s an incredible experience!

This morning, the vendor who is partnering with Young Living to provide the aroma bar service let the Product Marketing Team test which oils to use. As a group, we found that frankincense, Breathe Again™, Peace & Calming™, and grapefruit essential oil was the best. I must say, the sensation was strange at first, then very alluring. I didn’t want to stop with the YLTG grapefruit!

Don’t miss the aroma bar at convention! I know you are going to love it.

—Toby Palmer

Product Manager, Essential Oils

Candance Reynolds, an intern with the Product Marketing Team, tests the aroma bar for convention.