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Boswellia Wrinkle Cream—Six Ingredients for Looking Younger

Posted on April 14th, 2014 | 10 comments

Are you heading into your 30s, 40s, or better? Here are six reasons to add Young Living’s Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™ to your antiaging strategy:

  1. Frankincense
  2. Myrrh
  3. Sandalwood
  4. Sodium hyaluronate
  5. Grape seed extract
  6. Aloe vera

Frankincense and Myrrh were personal-care favorites of the ancient Egyptians for keeping skin looking and feeling younger. Frankincense was used to revive and refresh, and Myrrh was used for soothing chapped, cracked skin.

Ancient healers in India used Sandalwood to improve skin condition, and it is still used today in a wide variety of products that moisturize and enhance the skin.

Along with these time-tested essential oils, Boswellia Wrinkle Cream contains other key natural ingredients:

  • Sodium hyaluronate is a powerful humectant that attracts and retains moisture up to 1,000 times its own weight.
  • Grape seed extract contains resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that fights the free radical damage that can cause early aging.
  • Aloe vera is a popular ingredient whose natural properties allow for easy absorption to revitalize multiple layers of skin.

With these fantastic skin-nourishing ingredients and many more, you can keep your youthful glow longer with Boswellia Wrinkle Cream!

I have loved reading your comments since my March 24 post. As promised, here are the 10 winners who will receive a free Orange Blossom Facial Wash™:

  1. Uma V.
  2. Sammy L.
  3. Sara C.
  4. Ashley H.
  5. Jill N.
  6. Tiffany S.
  7. Celina B.
  8. Ariel L.
  9. Christie A.
  10. Kathy J.

—Gloria Russo, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Product Spotlight: Longevity Softgels

Posted on April 11th, 2014 | 2 comments

Longevity was formulated by D. Gary Young as Young Living’s solution to natural, powerful antioxidant support. Simply put, antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation—a natural process by which cells are damaged after interacting with oxygen—can be easily explained through the results of an elementary school science project involving apple slices. Take two apples, slice one into quarters, and leave the other whole. Now sit back and watch. The sliced apple will start to turn brown after 10-15 minutes, while the uncut apple will stay fresh for days, if not weeks. Why did the sliced apple turn brown? Once the unprotected apple cells came in contact with oxygen, oxidation began.

Cells can become damaged through the oxidation process, resulting in free radicals that have the potential to wreak havoc in the body. Although they do occur naturally in the body, free radicals can be increased through a myriad of sources, including diet, water, pollution, smoking, and excessive intake of alcohol. Antioxidants are nature’s way of neutralizing free radicals and oxidation.

Longevity’s proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants contains the following pure essential oils:

  • Clove—one of nature’s strongest antioxidants
  • Thyme—rich in thymol; supports overall immune health*
  • Orange—rich in d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant
  • Frankincense—supports normal immune health*

This powerful blend should be taken daily to support the body’s systems and help offset the damaging effects of poor diet and environmental stressors. Individuals interested in additional antioxidant support should also consider adding NingXia Red®, Slique™ Tea, and OmegaGize3™.

We would love to hear from you! Leave a comment telling us which Young Living products you like to use with Longevity softgels.

—Ryan Seely, Associate Product Marketing Manager

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

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right with Essential Oils

Posted on March 7th, 2014 | 4 comments

Eating better is one of the simplest and most fruitful ways to improve your overall health and well-being. If we are what we eat, then adding the potent and healthful constituents found in Young Living essential oils to your daily diet can be an easy and delicious way to improve your health and energy.

March is the American Dietetic Association’s National Nutrition Month, and what better way to incorporate their theme to enjoy the taste of eating right into your life than to enhance the flavors of your dishes with Young Living essential oils?

Here are just a few examples of how you can add richness and flavor to your cooking and food preparation by including Young Living essential oils:

Superfood Smoothie

For a delicious way to load your body with nutrients, add the following superfoods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and Young Living essential oils to your next smoothie:

  • Fruit: bananas, blueberries, apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, etc.
  • Leafy greens: spinach, kale, Swiss chard, or even broccoli
  • Almond milk or ice
  • Flax or chia seeds
  • Spirulina: a great source of protein
  • Coconut: fresh coconut flesh or coconut milk
  • Bee pollen: one of the most complete foods found in nature
  • Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete: 2 scoops (8 oz.)
  • 1–2 drops of Young Living’s Lemon, Frankincense, and Ocotea essential oils
  • To sweeten it up a bit, you can also add Young Living’s Blue Agave or Stevia Extract

Essential Oil-Infused Olive Oil

  • Infuse a bottle of extra virgin olive oil with herbs and a few drops of Young Living’s Basil, Black Pepper, Dill, Lemon, Fennel, Clove, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Rosemary, Oregano, Tarragon, or Thyme essential oils to make fantastic salad dressings, a drizzle over pasta dishes, a dip for artisan bread, or a marinade for your favorite meats and vegetables. Essential oil-infused olive oil also makes a great gift or party favor.

Side Dishes

  • Add some fresh, diced mint or carrots along with a few drops of Young Living’s Lemon or Basil essential oil to your rice, bulgur, quinoa, or couscous side dish for enhanced flavor.

Leave a comment below to share ways that you use Young Living essential oils in your food preparation or cooking!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Creating Custom Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Posted on January 27th, 2014 | 9 comments

Diffusing activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Whether in your family room, office, kitchen, or bedroom, diffusing essential oils can help eliminate odors and provide an uplifting mood in your home.

Creating Custom Blends

While a few of our most popular oil blends include Thieves®, Peace & Calming®, Valor®, Purification®, R.C, and Joy, you can also create many combinations by mixing single oils or adding singles to our oil blends. The possibilities are endless!

At our global headquarters, several Young Living employees have created their own custom diffusing blends. Here’s a favorite blend of McKenna H., who works in our Will Call:

Other custom blends ideas from Young Living employees include:

Favorite Diffuser Blends from Young Living Facebook fans:

“I created a blend for my daughter’s fourth-grade class to clear the room and help with focus: Peppermint, Clove, Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass.” –Yvonne S., Member

“I diffuse 7 drops of Stress Away and 3 drops of Citrus Fresh to help with relaxation while maintaining a house with two toddlers.” –Nichole C., Member

“I like to diffuse Peppermint and Thieves. It makes for a very fresh-smelling home, while cleaning the air of impurities at the same time.” –Gail T., Silver

“For freshening air and getting rid of bugs, I use Purification, Peppermint, Valor, and Thieves.”
Tiffany V., Senior Star

“Peace & Calming with some Christmas Spirit at night makes me sleep like a baby, and I wake up happy in the morning!” –Shelly M., Star

“My favorite: 2 drops Joy, 2 drops Abundance, 5 drops Citrus Fresh, and 3 drops Peppermint.” –Renee D., Star

Lavender and Orange is a great mix for relaxation and creates a wonderful fragrance.” –Glenda M., Member

“Lavender and Peace & Calming at bedtime creates restful nights for the whole family.” –Darcy D., Star

What are some of your favorite diffuser blends, and what do you use them for? Leave a comment and let us know. We always love to hear from you!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

DIY: Holiday-Scented Gifts with Essential Oils

Posted on November 27th, 2013 | no comments

There’s nothing quite like walking into a room and being immersed in the familiar and captivating aroma of evergreen boughs and peppermint to spark a flood of warm holiday memories.

Help make your home more inviting during the holiday season by creating seasonal aromas with essential oils. The following scents and do-it-yourself tips are a great way to help build new holiday traditions.

Ideas for Holiday Scents

The seasonal collections in the 2013 Holiday Catalog make excellent gifts. Use them to create a customized holiday scent:

The Holiday Balance Mini Oils Collection includes Idaho Blue Spruce, Lavender, and Citrus Fresh

The Essence of the Season Collection features Frankincense, Myrrh, and Christmas Spirit™ essential oils, plus frankincense and myrrh resins, which can be used in our Resin Burner.

Fill your home with the holiday spirit using the Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser, which, for a limited time only, includes a free 5-ml Christmas Spirit™ and Peppermint.

Holiday Gift and Sharing Tool Ideas

Sharing a steaming cup of wassail with friends and family is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. The Wintertime Wassail Collection  includes all you need to make this festive beverage, including  5-ml bottles of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Tangerine essential oils; a wassail recipe card; and a 16-ounce mug set in a gift box.

The Holiday Sharing Collection includes sample packs of Lavender, Lemon, Thieves™, Peppermint, and Peace & Calming® and is a perfect Christmas sharing tool. You can also create your own holiday gifts using Young Living products.

One thoughtful and inexpensive holiday sharing tool is to give essential oil-scented pine cones. Try these do-it-yourself tips for Pine Cone Fire Starters and Scented Pine Cones:

Pine Cone Fire Starters

Melt wax in a double boiler and add a few drops of any number of seasonal smelling essential oils. If you’d like a little color, add a crayon to the melting wax. Dip the cones in the wax using tongs and place them on foil to dry. Put them in a basket or mesh satchel, add a bow, and voilà, a delightful gift!

Scented Pine Cones

  1. Wash pine cones to clean off sap and any hitchhiking critters.
  2. Bake for an hour at 200° F on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet.
  3. Spray the pine cones with essential oil-infused water using the Wintertime Wassail Collection or your own custom blend of oils. You can also sprinkle drops of essential oils directly on the pine cones. Let dry and you’re done!

Scented pine cones can be used to make wreaths and garlands. You can also screw a small eyelet hook to the bottom of a scented pine cone to make Christmas ornaments.

Please share with us your favorite seasonal fragrances and ways you use Young Living essential oils to create holiday traditions and gifts. We always love to hear from you!

Finally, stay tuned for a very special, web-only Young Living Black Friday event beginning on Thanksgiving day. Check our Facebook  account, your Virtual Office, and this blog regularly in the coming days for more information and updates!

–Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Welcome the Holidays Into Your Home this November!

Posted on November 5th, 2013 | no comments

Mention the word “frankincense” to anyone, and their first thoughts will be of the holiday season. We want to help you welcome the spirit of the season into your home and establish a treasured new tradition with a frankincense essential oil two-pack, plus other fantastic business-building rewards!

Hit 300 PV in a single order during November and we’ll give you free 5-ml Frankincense and 5-ml Sacred Frankincense essential oils—perfect for establishing a spiritually uplifted environment in your home—plus a $20 enrollment coupon and 50 Drive to Win points! Order 250 PV to earn the essential oils and the enrollment coupon; order 190 PV and earn the essential oils.

Learn more about the fantastic rewards you can earn in our November promotion:

Frankincense essential oil can become your next cherished family tradition. Its woodsy, sweet aroma can help create an environment of positivity and deepen meditation. Applied topically, it can promote a glowing, youthful-looking complexion.

With a slightly sweeter, more complex aroma than Frankincense essential oil, Sacred Frankincense is a rare essential oil distilled from the Boswellia sacra tree. Try applying Sacred Frankincense to temples, wrists, and neck during yoga, meditation, or prayer for a spiritually uplifting boost.

Our transferrable $20 enrollment coupon is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living and bringing new energy to your organization. You can find the coupon code on your qualifying 250 or 300 PV order invoice, which you may then give to an enrolling distributor.

A first-of-its-kind promotion, Drive to Win allows you to earn points toward winning fantastic prizes for your sharing efforts! You must earn a minimum of 1,000 points during the promotion period to qualify to win. This reward will get you 50 points closer to a new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, $10,000 or $5,000 cash, or an unforgettable trip to Hawaii! Click here to find all the details about this promotion.

Excited about these promotions? Leave your thoughts in the comments! Go to youngliving.com for full offer details, and Virtual Office to update your order and receive these free products.

Experience the A•R•T Chocolate Masque and Much More at the Young Living Beauty School

Posted on October 16th, 2013 | one comment

With the upcoming stresses of the holiday season, Young Living is offering a perfect gift for family and friends, as well as a much-needed refuge just for you—the Home Spa Sampler. Included in this collection are two A•R•T® Beauty Masques, Lavender Bath Salts, and our newest, limited-time facial product, the A•R•T Chocolate Masque.

With rich flavor and high levels of flavonoids and antioxidants, this product features Young Living’s Ecuadorian chocolate, which is infused with sandalwood, frankincense, geranium, and ylang ylang essential oils. The A•R•T Chocolate Masque will pamper and nurture your skin, leaving it soft and supple.

During the Young Living Beauty School last March, attendees were introduced to the A•R•T Chocolate Masque, along with other potential personal-care products. They were the first to try this luxurious product, months before its limited availability in 2013 Holiday Catalog.

From November 8-9 at the beautiful Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah, the Young Living Beauty School will once again offer guests exclusive perks, delightful surprises, special promotions on Young Living products, and unmatched education. There will also be free facial and hand massages and much more at the Gift Fair with Flair exhibit. Young Living Executive Vice President Mary Young will also be in attendance at the event and will even host a business-building workshop on Saturday, November 9.

As a thank you to our blog readers, we would like to offer a $30 discount for the Young Living Beauty School, making your registration fee $270 instead of $300. The promo code is blog30off. Register for the event and redeem this promo code here. There are still a few seats left at the event, so don’t delay and come enjoy the perks and surprises that await you at the Young Living Beauty School!

—Gloria Russo, YL Product Marketing Manager


Everyday Oils Brings Joy to All

Posted on October 4th, 2013 | 9 comments

If you haven’t heard the news yet, let me spread the joy: Joy™ essential oil blend is now included in the Everyday Oils collection! Sure, I can keep up with the wordplay in this joyous announcement, but truth be told, the real joy is found inside the bottle.

Joy essential oil blend not only rounds out this collection of Young Living’s most popular essential oils, but it also complements other highly sought-after oils that should be used every day. Joy’s blissful combination of bergamot, lemon, rose, ylang ylang, and other essential oils creates an aroma that brings feelings of happiness to the heart and can be enjoyed in many ways. Go ahead and diffuse a little Joy in the morning to get your day started off right, dab a little behind your ears and on your wrists to take in all the positive energies around you, and don’t forget to share your happiness with others.

Now the Everyday Oils collection has you covered in just about every way imaginable. You can enjoy the soothing and relaxing effects of Lavender and Peace & Calming®, the immune support of Lemon and Thieves®, the invigorating and energizing aroma of Peppermint, the confidence and strength of Valor® , the cleansing effect of Purification®, the spiritual enlightenment of Frankincense, the soothing properties of PanAway®, and now the uplifting properties of Joy!

Through daily use of this fantastic collection, you will begin to see the life-changing results that pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils can bring. Improve your life the way nature intended and help others along the way with the new and improved Premium Starter Kit that includes the Everyday Oils collection!

Please share your favorite ways to use the oils in the Everyday Oils collection by leaving a comment below.

—Marco Colindres III, YL Associate Product Manager

Fortify Your Mind, Protect Your Body

Posted on August 1st, 2013 | no comments

Achieving your goals and succeeding each day depends on thinking your clearest, feeling your bravest, and staying your healthiest. With our August promotions, you can be ready for anything the back-to-school season brings with these free products: a Valor® Roll-On, 5-ml Clarity, Thieves® Spray, and a Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier three pack!

Order 190 PV to receive a free Valor Roll-On and 5-ml Clarity essential oil blend. When you order 250 PV, we’ll add a free Thieves Spray and a Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier three pack to your 190 PV reward.

To learn how to fortify your mind and protect your body, we have included some information and tips on each of these great products below:

Valor combines the grounding influences of rosewood, blue tansy, frankincense, and spruce essential oils to help you face adversity head-on. We suggest wearing this convenient roll-on blend as an empowering fragrance!*

Focus your mind and spirit when you diffuse, directly inhale, or apply Clarity to your wrists and temples. This refreshing blend of 12 essential oils is formulated to restore the mental alertness you need to realize your goals!*

Thieves Spray comes in a convenient, 1-ounce, take-anywhere spray bottle. It is ideal to clean surfaces at home or while traveling. Spritz on countertops, door handles, armrests, keyboards, and more for greater peace of mind!

Washing your hands with soap and water isn’t always an option. When you’re on the go, use Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier for a gentle, skin-friendly way to purify your hands with the power of Thieves!*

Visit Virtual Office today to update your order and receive these free products.

 

*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.

 

 

Believe In Yourself; Believe In Young Living

Posted on July 8th, 2013 | 124 comments

If you missed this year’s International Grand Convention, you missed out on the unveiling of some exciting products! Among these products was the convention oil blend that has been reformulated for a more optimized effect: Believe™.

The new Believe blend has been updated to add a special touch of Young Living exclusivity and efficacy by adding oils that are grown, harvested, and distilled on Young Living farms. Because of the cultivation, experience, and care of our Seed to Seal® process practiced on these farms, the purity of these oils remains unaltered.

Also with the new formula, Gary Young wanted to include the benefits of Idaho blue spruce and Ecuadorian ylang ylang (one of the convention Exotic Oils, but we’ll touch on that in another blog). With the addition of these two oils and with the current Idaho balsam fir found in the blend, the reformulated Believe now has three oils that are harvested on the Young Living farms in Idaho and Ecuador.

Created to help you overcome occasional feelings of despair and move to a higher level of awareness, Believe also contains frankincense essential oil to encourage feelings of strength and faith. With the other complementary oils that round out this blend—bergamot, coriander, and geranium—this combination of oils may help assist you as you look to unlock your true, unlimited potential.*

You may use Believe in many ways. Whether you diffuse a little before a big date or rub some behind your ears to get you through a job interview, Believe will get you in the right frame of mind to believe in yourself.

Take this time to share what you are looking forward to most when using the newly reformulated Believe. Three lucky commenters will be randomly selected to receive a bottle of this inspiring blend!

—Marco Colindres III, Product Marketing Manager

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.