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Young Living


Posted on September 29th, 2011 | one comment

Young Living’s 2011 Convention not only introduced new and exciting products, but it also brought us some newly reformulated ones. One of the products that received buzz from attendees was reformulated AlkaLime™. As I mentioned in a past blog, I had the opportunity to prepare and distribute product samples at the Product Expo. Everyone raved about AlkaLime’s flavor, but many people had questions concerning its improved benefits. Based on these questions I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

Question: Why reformulate AlkaLime?

Answer: We wanted to more precisely balance the sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium mineral levels. We were also able to improve the product taste and smell, increase solubility, and enhance the fizz/effervescence activity.

Question: How did we improve the flavor of the product?

Answer: We adjusted the lemon and lime essential oil levels, added an organic whole lemon powder, and slightly sweetened with natural stevia.

Question: Should I be worried about stevia as an ingredient?

Answer: No. We use only high-purity Rebaudioside A (Reb-A) stevia, which is an all-natural alternative to sugar with zero calories.

Question: How did we improve the effervescence?

Answer: By increasing citric acid and reducing carbonate salts, we were able to create a more effervescent product and improve its solubility.

Question: What are biochemic salts and why were they added to the product?

Answer: Gary added 8 of the more common 12 tissue salts (also know as Salts of the Earth) present in all cells to the newly reformulated AlkaLime. When at optimal levels, these salts assist the body’s individual cells process minerals better and faster. In a nutshell: Health issues in the body may arise when deficiencies of one or many mineral salts exists. AlkaLime may help restore this cellular balance.

Question: Is AlkaLime only for those seeking specific digestive support?

Answer: No, although it works great for these types of digestive concerns as well.

Question: What are the benefits using AlkaLime?

Answer: AlkaLime balances the body’s pH level, regulates excessive acid levels in the digestive system, and counteracts the over-consumption of processed sugars and foods that turn to sugar in the body.

The new AlkaLime is a superior product and has been vastly improved with additional beneficial ingredients. I invite all to test AlkaLime to see how it can benefit your life. If you are one of the individuals who have had the opportunity to try this new reformulation, please leave your comments about its improvements.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

New Convention Products

Posted on September 27th, 2011 | one comment

Last week I experienced my first Young Living convention. How do I describe it? I have one word, “wow.” The energy was contagious and inspiring. Thousands of distributors receiving trainings, product demonstrations, and motivation made for a memorable experience.

I had the opportunity to assist in the Product Expo at the product sampling booth and NingXia Red bar. I interacted directly with attendees, received product feedback, answered questions, and provided samples of our new products. Slique tea was the crowd favorite, while AlkaLime had everyone buzzing and raving about its improved flavor. The complete list of new products includes:

  • Slique Tea—a delicious, premium blend of Ecuadorian ocotea leaf, jade oolong tea leaves, Amazon cacao, vanilla essential oil, and Arabian Omani frankincense powder.

  • Essentialzymes-4—a multi-spectrum enzyme complex specially formulated to break down the excessive fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and fiber found in the modern diet.

  • AlkaLime—a pH balancing formula infused with lemon and lime essential oils, featuring enhanced effervescence and biochemic cell salts for increased effectiveness.

  • Roller Fitment—a fitment which transforms any of your favorite Young Living essential oils into an easy-to-use roll-on bottle.

  • Sacred Frankincense—one of our most popular essential oils is now available in an economical 15-ml bottle.

Needless to say, I expect these new products will improve lives with their beneficial properties. Stay tuned for future posts that will go in greater depth on these products as well as other convention topics. If you attended the convention, please leave a comment with your thoughts on the new additions to our product family.

—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

Achieve More with Gary Young’s Great Day Essential Oils Protocol!

Posted on September 13th, 2011 | 2 comments

For the last 15 days, every morning after I shower, I have been practicing a very simple, yet very profound, essential oils regimen.

It’s called “Gary Young’s Great Day Protocol,” which consists of the essential oil blends Valor®, Harmony™, Joy™, and White Angelica™. I call it premium self-care for amplifying my daily intentions.

Since I have been following this simple protocol with these four blends, I have found my attention to the smaller details, which can be tricky for me, has become a lot more focused. My communications have become more solution-oriented with others and I am noticing that my enthusiasm has increased. Better yet, my follow-through for working on the bigger “back burner” projects is now in action.

Here’s the protocol for beginning your great day:

Step 1: Have your Valor, Harmony, Joy, and White Angelica essential oil blends readily available. I have them all lined up on my dresser and anoint myself before getting dressed.

Start with Valor, also known for balancing the body’s electrical energy. Apply a few drops in the palm of your left hand, gently rub your palms together, and bring your oiled palms to your nose and inhale. Set your intention for the day, utilizing the grounding properties of this blend. Next, put some Valor on the back of your neck and then place another drop on the inside of your wrists and hold your wrist together for a moment. As you hold the pulse points of your wrists together, again breathe in the oil blend and take a moment to be still while affirming your intentions for the day. What state of being would you like to cultivate? What do you want to accomplish today?

Step 2: Harmony

Place a drop of Harmony on your left palm, rub your palms together, inhaling the oil blend and place some Harmony on your solar plexus, just below your sternum, and above your belly button. This is your third chakra, or your “will” energy center. As you inhale the aroma, use the affirmation, “Let my will harmonize and align to the greater good for all I connect with today.” You may have a specific intention for harmonizing with your customers, your co-workers, family, friends, etc.

Step 3: Joy

This blend is one of Young Living’s signature essential oils and is known for helping lift depression, soothe a broken heart, and may also serve as an aphrodisiac! Place a drop of Joy into your left palm, rub your hands together, and slowly inhale the scent. Then place your hands on your heart. If you are looking to heal your heart or become more open hearted, use these moments to let this blend infuse into your heart’s desire.

Step 4: White Angelica

This blend is known for its properties for energetic protection, like a bouncer for negative energy or disturbing thoughts. Place a drop of White Angelica in your left palm, rub your palms together and deeply inhale. Then gently brush your palms over the crown of your head, down your neck, shoulders, chest, torso, and all the way down your legs to your feet. Imagine this blend encasing your entire body, like a guardian shield. Again, revisit your intention for your day.

Give yourself a week with Gary’s Great Day Protocol and keep a log of how you are feeling and what you notice each day. If you have a willing partner, family member, or friend to share this protocol with, even better!

Please share your experience in the comments area! I would love to know how this protocol works for you.

Tracy Griffiths


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Winning with Joy and Valor

Posted on September 8th, 2011 | 3 comments

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the Valor® and Joy™ essential oils product blog contest. With each contest we receive an overwhelming number of responses, which continue to make it difficult to determine our winner. It was exciting to see how many lives have been positively affected by the power of these essential oil blends and new solutions to dealing with stress. We would like to share our favorite entries:

Winning entry:

“I diffuse Joy in my photo studio when I am working. It amazes me how it keeps the children at ease and more willing to do what is asked of them. I believe it is a must-use every time I am doing photos! I also diffuse it in my home for the sake of my special-needs daughter to keep her calm and happy when she is feeling overwhelmed. Young Living has given additional options for helping my daughter. What a blessing!”

—Yohanna Wendt

Runner-up entry:

“I am a teacher in Wisconsin who has noticed the school environment has become increasingly stressful. Like my colleagues, I remain dedicated to my beloved students, but find I have to reach deeper and deeper into my soul to find the strength and the courage to maintain the positive energy my students need. I am new to essential oils, but am quickly learning the importance they play in making my every day a good day. Valor and Joy—what a powerful and necessary combination!”

—Michele Ritt

Congratulations to Yohanna for her winning entry—she will receive a free Valor and Joy essential oil blend. Even though you may not have won the contest, you can still take advantage of the free Valor and Joy September promotion. Thanks again to our readers for your entries, and don’t forget to leave a comment for our winner.

—Marco Colindres III, YL Associate Product Marketing Manager

Lemon Aid for Haiti

Posted on September 1st, 2011 | 3 comments

Young Living’s mission is to help people all over the world achieve optimal health and wellness, and we are continually seeking ways to make a difference. This month Young Living is sponsoring Lemon Aid for Haiti, a large-scale lemon essential oil drive.

Every time a bottle of Lemon Aid for Haiti lemon essential oil is purchased during the month of September (Item No. 9400), that bottle will be donated along with a matching contribution from Young Living. All donations will be distributed in Haiti by medical professionals upon completion of the drive.

Since the devastating earthquake in 2010, cholera has been a widespread health concern, and lemon essential oil has cleansing properties that could prove useful to stricken communities in need of a way to purify their water, food, air, and surrounding surfaces.

“Studies show that mixing lemon essential oil with food and water may reduce the spread of contaminants. It is a versatile solution that can be used to clean and purify surfaces and air and is known to boost mood and immunity,” explains Doug Corrigan, product trainer at Young Living.

Other lemon essential oil benefits include:

  • Provides powerful antioxidants when ingested*
  • Refreshes and stimulates the mind and promotes a sense of well-being when diffused
  • Repels insects when diffused

Join us in supporting the people of Haiti. Order your Lemon Aid for Haiti lemon essential oil today!

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.