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Simple Solutions to Everyday Stress with Essential Oils

Posted on August 29th, 2011 | 19 comments

It may seem cliché, but it’s no secret that we’re bombarded every day by all kinds of external stresses. And is it just me, or does it seem like life gets more hectic the older we get? It’s easy to take for granted the negative role stress can play in our lives—draining us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Even worse is the fact that stress is often the underlying factor for many of the most common health problems.

So what do we do? I’ve found that an all-natural approach using some of Young Living’s best-selling essential oil blends can work wonders:

Valor®—Diffuse, inhale, or add 2–4 drops to bath water. Apply to wrists, chest, and base of neck to promote feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity.

Joy™—Diffuse, inhale directly, or apply topically to uplift and bring happiness to the heart.

Combining these essential oil blends with exercise, relaxation, or meditation have gone a long way towards helping me get a handle on stress.

With the popularity of our July product blog giveaway, we decided to bring it back for the month of August. Our favorite comment about using Valor and/or Joy essential oil blends will receive a FREE Valor and/or Joy and be featured on Young Living’s blog!

So get writing; we’ll pick a winner later this week!

Qualifying posts may be submitted as a reply to this blog post or as a Facebook comment on the corresponding status update. Please include your e-mail address with blog comments. (E-mail addresses will remain private and will only be used to contact a winner). Facebook users need to “like” our Young Living page and leave a comment. Posts will be accepted through Thursday, September 1.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

Nourishing with Lavender

Posted on August 25th, 2011 | 5 comments

Lavender essential oil—revered for centuries for its calming, relaxing, and balancing properties—is a key ingredient in many of Young Living’s products. Our Lavender Signature Series features some of our most popular lavender-infused products and is now being expanded to include shampoo and conditioner.

We are excited to announce the availability of Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner, which contain our classic formula of uniquely blended botanical extracts, vitamins, and lavender essential oil. These premium products gently cleanse and nourish hair to keep your tresses at their healthy best.

Young Living’s Lavender Signature Series also include the following products:

  • Lavender Essential Oil—With its balancing properties that can boost stamina and energy, lavender’s soothing and refreshing aroma aids the body when adapting to stress or imbalance.
  • Lavender Bath & Shower Gel—Whether you decide to soak in lavender-scented bubbles or cleanse with a lavender-enriched shower, Lavender Bath & Shower Gel will clean and rejuvenate your skin while calming and relaxing your mind.
  • Lavender Hand & Body Lotion—Follow up your bath with Lavender Hand & Body Lotion to hydrate, moisturize, and protect your skin while relaxing your body.
  • Lavender Foaming Hand Soap—Infused with lavender essential oil, vitamin E, and aloe to clean and condition your hands without drying or irritation.
  • LavaDerm Cooling Mist™ – Relieve your stressed skin with a blend of gentle, soothing ingredients including lavender essential oil and aloe vera.
  • Lavender-Rosewood Moisturizing Soap – Nourish, soothe, and soften your skin as you cleanse with all-natural ingredients of aloe vera, jojoba oil, and lavender essential oil.
  • Lavender Lip Balm—Repair and moisturize your lips with the nourishing blend of lavender essential oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.

Using any combination of Lavender Signature Series products daily is a great way to clean and protect your skin with the nourishing benefits of lavender. Visit the individual product pages to learn more about the products available in this line.

Be sure to tell us which Lavender Signature Series products you are using! Leave your favorite lavender tips in the comments section below.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

Reaching your Highest Potential at the Convention

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 | one comment

There’s a lot of buzz and excitement at Young Living right now as everyone is anxiously awaiting next month’s convention in Orlando. I hope all of you are planning on attending—it is a great way to gain traction for both your personal and business-building goals.

One of the highlights at the convention is experiencing the power behind Gary Young as he instructs, educates, and shares his vision of Young Living’s future. You will discover new products, new people, and find new ways to help yourself and share the power of essential oils with others. It is something you don’t want to miss!

As you prepare this coming month for an incredible convention experience, I hope you will also consider a few products that can help you get the most out of the event:

  1. Brain Power™—Apply Brain Power to your temples. This powerful blend helps improve oxygen flow to the brain and increase mental clarity.
  2. Motivation™—Rub Motivation over the heart or just inhale its powerful aroma. This blend gives you the empowerment you need to get to all the events you want to experience at the convention.
  3. Joy™—Diffuse Joy in your room as you plan where you want to attend. This blend provides calmness and releases tension, leaving you feeling uplifted and refreshed.

Just remember as you are planning your fun in the sun in beautiful Florida: convention will put you on the path to reach your highest potential. Evaluate and collect all the wonderful tools that you will need to put you on that path and you will leave as a new, transformed person. It will help you have the confidence and knowledge you need to go out and share the oils one drop at a time.

Peace be with you,

Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT

Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Raindrop Therapy and emotional release on people of all ages. She is the author of “The 15‑minute Feelings Release” CD, a self‑help emotional release program following Young Living’s Feelings Kit, and a 30‑min. Raindrop Therapy DVD. Her practice includes helping adults and children better themselves by using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. She uses only Young Living products in her practice. You can register for her free e‑NewsLetter at  www.kayelynne.com

Back to School with Thieves

Posted on August 11th, 2011 | 3 comments

The start of the school year stirs different emotions for everyone. As a parent sending my son to kindergarten, I am experiencing a lot of anxiety right now. Most of that anxiety is centered on him fitting in. Will he make friends? Will he be bullied? But perhaps an equally important question I should be asking myself is “what is he bringing home?” We all expect our children to bring assignments home, but it’s not until the coughing and sneezing begins that we realize germs and disease found their way into the backpack!

Young Living’s Thieves® line of therapeutic-grade products gives parents the tools they need to defend the home against unwanted guests. This unique product line contains an array of natural household products that you can feel confident about using in your home. Because of the natural purifying properties of the essential oils in Thieves blend, these products make safe, effective alternatives to the harsh, synthetic chemicals on the market. Thieves essential oil blend has also been university tested and found to be highly effective against airborne bacteria when diffused.

Young Living recommends the following products to help defend your home:

  • Thieves essential oil blend—Found in Thieves product line and can be diffused and orally consumed
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap—Dispensed as a rich foam, this soap contains gentle ingredients and can be used often without drying or stripping the skin
  • Thieves Household Cleaner—An all-purpose, environmentally friendly cleaner with lemon essential oil for added cleaning power
  • Thieves Spray—Ideal for use on door handles, toilet seats, and any surface that needs cleansing to protect from dust, mold, and undesirable microorganisms
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier—An all-natural hand purifier designed to cleanse and refresh the hands

Using any combinations of Thieves products daily is an easy way to protect against germs. Visit our Thieves product page to learn more about all the products available in this line.

Tell us how you use Thieves in your home! Leave your favorite Thieves tips in the comments section below.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

Raindrop for Kids

Posted on August 8th, 2011 | 2 comments

We all know that children love to play and have fun. They are also good at exchanging germs. With summer coming to a close and school just around the corner, there will be greater opportunity for them to pick up germs. They get them on the playground, in the classroom, and from other children. So what can parents and grandparents do to strengthen their children? I suggest giving them the wonderful benefits of Young Living’s Raindrop Technique® kit to support their immune system as they start school.

If you have any concerns about using essential oils on children, try the oils on their feet first. Be sure to follow individual label instructions and dilute oils with V‑6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex when using topically. Follow-up the initial application to the feet with a light application to the back as indicated below. Keep an eye out for reddening of the skin and let the child know to tell you if he or she feels any burning or discomfort. If this happens, you can easily add V‑6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to cool down the skin.

To perform the Raindrop, have the child lay quietly on a bed or massage table on his or her back.

1. Start with Valor®. Put a drop in each hand. Cross your arms and apply Valor to the child’s feet. Hold the feet and wait for an energy change in the body.

2. Have the child roll on to his or her tummy to put the oils on the back. Rub your finger over the bottle to get a small amount of oil on your finger, then rub the oil up the back starting at the lower back. Watch for any redness or discomfort.

3. One at a time apply oregano, thyme, basil, cypress, wintergreen, marjoram, and peppermint to the back. Children can be more sensitive to the oils, so be sure to check after each oil to make sure there is no redness or discomfort and apply V‑6 oil if necessary.

The Raindrop Technique is a great way to prepare kids for school and winter. It’s also a great way to get them used to using Young Living’s essential oils at an early age.

Peace be with you,

Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT

Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Raindrop Therapy and emotional release on people of all ages. She is the author of “The 15‑minute Feelings Release” CD, a self‑help emotional release program following Young Living’s Feelings Kit, and a 30‑min. Raindrop Therapy DVD. Her practice includes helping adults and children better themselves by using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. She uses only Young Living products in her practice. You can register for her free e‑NewsLetter at  www.kayelynne.com

The Winning Entry

Posted on August 4th, 2011 | no comments

We want to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the Essential 7 blog contest. The number of quality responses overwhelmed us and made it difficult to pick just one winner. It was exciting to see how many people’s lives have been improved by the power of essential oils. We would like to share our favorite entries:

Winning entry:

I have been using Young Living essential oils for more than a year now and will never go back. I’m a 22-year-old dance teacher who has seen her share of injuries. I have had a bad hip for about five years now and was told I would need an expensive operation to correct it.

I then turned to Young Living’s PanAway®. It was the best thing ever and now my hip doesn’t limit my activity level. I don’t go anywhere without it and my students are always asking to borrow it. Thanks, Young Living!

-Karlie Gilbert

Runner up:

My husband was a non-believer in the power of the oils until one day when he came home from work in an extra grumpy mood. The combination of work, money, and our two noisy children pushed him over the edge. I was not going to let his grumpiness rub off on me, so I added a couple of drops of Peace and Calming® to our diffuser and to my neck without saying a word to him. All the while, my hubby was in the kitchen grumpily muttering about options for dinner and dirty dishes piled in the sink.

After about five minutes—the time it took for the scent to make it to the kitchen—he started humming under his breath and then he came up behind me and said “I don’t think I got a kiss when I got home.” I giggled under my breath and we went on to have a peaceful and calming evening. Did I mention our children didn’t fuss the rest of the evening? I told him later that night what I had done and he admitted that Young Living Essential oils “might” actually work!

-Amanda Smith

Congratulations to Karlie for her winning entry—she will receive a free Essential 7 kit. Even though you may not have won the contest, you can still take advantage of the Essential 7 August promotion. Thanks again to our readers for your entries, and don’t forget to congratulate our winner.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager


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Thinking with Clarity

Posted on August 1st, 2011 | one comment

Several years ago I attended a week-long writers conference. I settled into my room and took out my Travel Fan Diffuser, poured what I thought was Peace & Calming®, and proceeded to look at the handbook for what class to take the next hour.

Attending a class on writing dialogue for multimedia, I was surprised at how easy it was for me to understand the intent. It was much easier than ever before. I realized that the diffusion had an amazing effect on my ability to expand my understanding of writing techniques. Entering my dorm room, I went to hold the bottle and discovered it was Clarity™!

Consider how often we need more clarity in our lives: while working, approaching any challenge, and even when we are afraid. Diffusing Clarity is simply the best approach to enhancing our ability to think clearer and be more creative.

A 15-year-old girl had issues with concentration and this affected her testing scores. When deciding which oils could help her, we settled on: one drop of Clarity, one drop of frankincense, and one drop of Brain Power™ once a day on the back of her neck up the spine and into the soft spot between the first cervical vertebrae and the skull. We also suggested diffusing Clarity while studying. Within 30 days she was seeing marked improvements in her test scores.

For those of us who simply want to grow in our understanding or release our difficulties in learning, think of the following:

  • Pick a subject you are not familiar with, yet curious about. Whether it is drawing or history or hiking, it is all to heighten your life experience. Biologically our brains become more active when we seek greater challenges.
  • Start diffusing Clarity daily for at least a half hour twice a day.
  • Apply Clarity on the back of your neck up the spine and into the soft spot between the first cervical vertebrae and the skull.
  • Apply Brain Power on your temples.
  • Apply frankincense on your hairline (real or imagined it still works).

Enter into your journey assured that you have an amazing trio of helpers. Now relax and discover how these blessed essential oils assist us in every aspect of our lives.

—Nancy Weber, RN, CCA, CAAI

www.nancyorlenweber.com – Medical Intuitive, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Animal Communitcator, Psychic Detective. For animal lovers check the new power point and Animal Scent Newsletters.
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