Dr. Mom: Cold-weather wellness

Dr. Mom Cold weather wellness Immunity

Parents know that there are a few things you can count on with cold weather: more cuddles, coats, hot chocolate requests, and kiddos with rosy cheeks in need of extra TLC. Prepare yourself for whatever winter throws at you with these YL products for supporting a healthy immune system, soothing sore throats, encouraging wellness, and more!


Thieves Cough Drops

Thieves Essential Oil-Infused Cough Drops

When cold symptoms strike, it’s important to have something on hand to offer immediate relief. Thieves® Cough Drops soothe scratchy throats, relieve coughs, and cool nasal passages using the power of naturally occurring menthol. Minty, spicy, and sweet without processed sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives, these cough drops are made with naturally derived ingredients, including Young Living’s pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and menthol from Peppermint.


SniffleEase Essential Oil Blend

After a long day out and about, there’s nothing like the aroma of pure essential oils to help rejuvenate and relax your kiddo before bedtime. With 11 essential oils, including Eucalyptus, Dorado Azul, and Pine, SniffleEase™ offers a crisp, invigorating aroma. Apply it to your child’s chest just before bed.


Mighty Vites

KidScents MightyVites

As much as we try to get our kids to eat nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, they could probably still use help getting all the vitamins and minerals they need each day. KidScents® MightyVites™ is the perfect way to help fill in the gaps. These chewable tablets deliver a spectrum of essential vitamins, minerals, and whole food-based ingredients such as wolfberry powder, barley grass, broccoli sprouts, natural vitamins, biotin, iron, zinc, and so much more! With the best ingredients for your child and the delicious flavor of wild berry and orange cream, this is a win for both parent and child!


NingXia Red

Sneak a delicious serving of antioxidant-packed superfruit into your kid’s diet with NingXia Red®!* Add it to a smoothie, offer it to them straight, or mix it with Greek yogurt. You can also freeze it for a slushy-like refreshment without any artificial colors or excess sugar. It’s a treat you can feel great about giving them, and they’ll adore eating it! As any parent knows, those are hard to come by.

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


What are your tricks for winter wellness? Share in the comments below!

All about MightyVites

All About MightyVites Infographic

When kids are picky eaters, it can be tough to ensure that they get the proper nutrients they need each day. As parents, we want to make sure they eat a healthy diet, but what do we do when all they want is pancakes and mac and cheese?

We want to make sure your little one gets all the necessary nutrients and antioxidants for their little bodies, even if they don’t eat all their broccoli. That’s why we have reformulated our KidScents® MightyVites™.

Read on to find out more of the incredible benefits of MightyVites:

MightyVites Infographic

What other habits do you have in the home that contribute to your children’s wellness? Give us your tips in the comments below.

Host your next party with NingXia the Club Red way!

Plan the ultimate holiday party with the Club Red at Home Set

Whether you’re decking the halls or ringing in the new year, throwing a festive fête is the perfect way to bid farewell to months gone by. So gather 50 or 5 of your closest friends and family for a holiday celebration done the Young Living way!

If you’ve spent time at the International Grand Convention, you know that Club Red is the place Young Living members head to when they really want to let loose! With a great soundtrack, NingXia drinks flying left and right, and some of the best dance moves you’ve ever seen, Club Red is a wall-to-wall party that we never want to leave! With the new Club Red at Home Set, now you can play host to the hottest party around while enjoying the benefits of NingXia Red®! Check out our tips below to throw a great holiday party!


 


Save the date

The holiday season fills up fast! As soon as you can, secure a date for your soiree and send out invitations. A text or e-vite is fine, but if you want your guests to feel truly special, go the extra mile and send a printed invitation. Make sure to let them know they won’t need to worry about a designated driver for this blowout; things might get wild, but the bartender will only cut you off because she doesn’t want you to drink all her NingXia!


Thieves Essential OilMake your place sparkle

Nothing says welcome like the warm, spicy scent of Thieves®. Make party prep simple with Thieves Household Cleaner. This all-in-one cleaner lets you tackle every chore, from bathrooms to baseboards, without harsh chemicals. From there, add the décor that makes the party yours. Whether it’s glam with glitter or low-key with a fire in the fireplace, tie in your personality with fun additions throughout the house—and don’t forget the bathroom! Nothing denotes a well-planned party more than attention to detail in the most forgotten spaces.


Music for the moment

Club Red gets its magic from two things—inventive NingXia Red shots and a killer soundtrack. Make sure your celebration never loses its buzz by keeping your guests moving all night. Curate a holiday-themed playlist full of old and new favorites, hire a live band, or for a vintage twist, break out the record player and spin vinyl throughout the evening.


Eat up!

Humans cannot live on NingXia alone—believe us, we would if we could—so make sure your friends and family have some delightful snacks to nosh on all night long. Keep the food light and healthy so the focus can stay where you want it: on the NingXia Red shots!

Here are some of our favorite party recipes:

Cauliflower crust pizza
Cheesy sweet potato bites
Baked tomato and feta
Guilt-free peppermint brownies


NingXia Red shot recipes

The new Club Red at Home Set features a recipe booklet and the exclusive Red Shot™ essential oil blend, along with Lime Vitality™ essential oil, Orange Vitality™ essential oil, NingXia Nitro®, NingXia Zyng™, and a whole host of other party supplies. Add a bottle or two of NingXia Red—sold separately—and you can bring the energy of the convention into your holiday party. Encourage your guests to invent their own recipes and offer prizes for the most creative names and best-tasting shots. We suggest everyone starts the party with a couple of our favorites, though:


BIRD BOMB: A surefire party starter!

Tangerine Vitality essential oil1 can NingXia Zyng™
1 NingXia Nitro®
1 ounce NingXia Red®
1 drop Red Shot™
1 drop Lavender Vitality™
1 drop Orange Vitality™
1 drop Lemon Vitality™
1 drop Lime Vitality™
1 drop Tangerine Vitality™
1 drop Grapefruit Vitality™
1 drop Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™
1 drop Frankincense Vitality™
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™

Add NingXia Nitro to a shot glass; then add the oil drops. Add just enough NingXia Red to fill the shot glass. In a separate, larger glass, pour a full can of NingXia Zyng (no ice). Drop the shot glass into the larger glass and drink the whole beverage as quickly as possible.




FIRECRACKER: One of the spiciest ways to get your NingXia!

Peppermint Vitality1 NingXia Nitro®
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™
1 drop Clove Vitality™
1 drop Peppermint Vitality™
1 ounce NingXia Red®

Add NingXia Nitro to your shot glass and add the oil drops. Top it with NingXia Red and get ready to warm up!

 


You’re set to celebrate the holidays! Check out our posts on essential oil ornaments and 12 days of oil-infused traditions to really get in the spirit of the season!

Now that party planning is underway, which Vitality oils are your favorites to add to NingXia shots?

Ep41: Why Gratitude is Important

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During this time of year, it’s easy to remember gratitude. We express gratitude during many of our holiday traditions, but do we realize why it’s important to be grateful year-round? In this episode of Drop of Inspiration, we’re talking with Brittany Jacobson from the Young Living Education team about why gratitude and positive thinking mean more than just being thankful.

Brittany will also teach us the science of gratitude and the health benefits we can reap by being grateful. She’ll share unique strategies of how to express gratitude—even during difficult times. You’ll discover that the power of gratitude is life-changing!

 

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Ep38: How to Practice Self-Care

toxin free Mineral MakeUp – Savvy Minerals

A couple of months ago, early this year, I threw away all my makeup, serious with the idea to not get anything again “onto my face” that is a proven harmful chemical or so called toxin. I was tired of skin irritation, big pores and blemishes…

After a couple of hours of research I found a tiny little company built by one of my colleagues Melissa Poepping. As a long time fan of harmful chemical free products AND a big time fan of MAkeUp she had come out with a mineral make up line that does not contain any harmful ingredients. I was excited, ordered a couple of products, still trying and exploring them, when Young Living and Melissa announced that she had sold her tiny company to Young Living.

They, on the other side had, for almost 20 years, refused to publish a cosmetics line because of not avoidable toxins. But now since June 2017, there it is, Melissa had found and built something that could not get unrecognized:
“Savvy Minerals”

And I love it, many variations, blending, wet or dry application.. so much more, I will tell you about.
Lets talk MakeUp and have a fun GIRLS NIGHT !!!

 

Green Up – toxin free household

Harmful Chemical free living isn’t a fad anymore, people are making the choice to “green up” in order to reduce toxic exposure as they go on with their everyday lives.

You cannot control what happens outside our front door, but you can make decisions to make your kitchen, laundry, and bathroom a safe place for everyone (including pets) in your home.

What can you do starting today?
Create a safe, harmful chemical free home. If enough people demand GREEN options, this world will be a better place!

Let me help, gather your friends and have a home party.

Young Living gives you the simplified solution so it’s easy to find truly green products that are safe for everyone in your home.

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What are harmful chemicals and.. ?
Why are they harmful?

You might go “more natural” already, but do you really know what for example “natural flavor” or “natural fragrance” stand for?

“Going green” means to use powerful ingredients that are provided directly from nature – unaltered, pure and of course not synthetically produced.

 

 

 

What you can expect:
– DIY – how to use natural ingredients and essential oils to make your own.
– alternative powerful blends to swap out your whole cabinet of household cleaners
– a cheat list of ingredients to absolutely avoid
– and so much more!

Where:
– your choice, gather 5-6 friends and
– lets have a home party at your house

Lets talk, it will be fun!
Cornelia

swap out the toxins – harmful chemical free cleaning

Harmful Chemical free living isn’t a fad anymore, people are making the choice to “green up” in order to reduce toxic exposure as they go on with their everyday lives.

You cannot control what happens outside our front door, but you can make decisions to make your kitchen, laundry, and bathroom a safe place for everyone (including pets) in your home.

What can you do starting today?
Create a safe, harmful chemical free home. If enough people demand GREEN options, this world will be a better place!

Young Living gives you the simplified solution so it’s easy to find truly green products that are safe for everyone in your home.

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What are harmful chemicals and.. ?
why are they harmful?

You might go “more natural” already, but do you really know what for example “natural flavor” or “natural fragrance” stand for?

“Going green” means to use powerful ingredients that are provided directly from nature – unaltered, pure and of course not synthetically produced.

What you can expect:
– how to use natural ingredients and essential oils to make your own.
– alternative powerful blends to swap out your whole cabinet of household cleaners
– a cheat list of ingredients to absolutely avoid
– and so much more!

It will be fun!
Cornelia

Cozy up with Clove: 8 reasons why we love it

Clove essential oil and eight ways to utilize the benefits of clove this holiday season.

Cedarwood Essential OilImagine this: You’re inside, it’s dark out, the fire is on, you have a cup of hot chocolate in your hand, a fuzzy blanket on your lap, and your Dewdrop™ Diffuser is diffusing a magical and cozy aroma with Clove essential oil. Sounds like a great way to unwind from your day, doesn’t it?

With its spicy, warm scent, Clove essential oil is the perfect companion for celebratory moments at holiday gatherings, and we want to help you enjoy this comforting aroma all season long. Read on for tips on how to make your holidays even more inviting and meaningful, including insightful facts and practical uses. With its unique scent, Clove essential oil has the power to set the perfect tone for any fall or winter day. It will instantly put you in the holiday spirit, ready to enjoy some hot apple cider.

 

The clove flower bud and plant stem are steam distilled to produce Clove essential oil.

 

Clove is a potent essential oil and is used often for topical application such as in massage oils and personal care products. We recommend adding a drop or two to your hand lotion to keep your skin moisturized during the drier winter months.

 

orange essential oilClove essential oil’s inviting aroma pairs amazingly with other oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Grapefruit, Orange, and Nutmeg.

 

 It’s an important ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves® and ImmuPower™.

 

On days when your toes are cold and you can’t seem to shake the chill, draw up a warm bath and add a few drops of Clove for its soothing aroma.

 

Add 3–4 drops to water in a glass spray bottle and use it for a homemade air or linen freshener to ready your bedrooms for holiday guests.

 

V-6 Vegetable Oil ComplexCombine it with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and rub it into your neck and back for a rejuvenating massage and uplifting aroma.

 

Combine 2 drops of Clove with 6 drops of Orange and 4 drops of Cinnamon Bark in your diffuser* for a quiet night full of relaxation and gratitude.

 

Now you are ready to show off during the holiday season with your Clove expertise!

*Check your diffuser’s oil drop count recommendations and change as needed.

 


Want to be an EO expert? Check out our posts on Patchouli and Vetiver to learn even more about your favorite essential oils.

Excited to fill the air with Clove and its warm, welcoming aroma? Let us know in the comments below how you plan to use Clove this fall!

 

7 essential oils happy people use

7 essential oil uses from happy people

We all want to live our happiest life, but sometimes the daily hustle and bustle makes deep, lasting happiness seem like a faraway goal. But some simple, everyday practices can increase your joy.

From healthy habits like adequate sleep and exercise to self-improvement techniques like meditation and goal setting, these happiness hacks are often on the schedules of the happiest people. And the best part? There are essential oil uses for each of them!

Check out our list of habits and benefits of essential oils below, so you can start your journey to a brighter tomorrow!


Peppermint VitalityPeppermint for exercise

Know people who love Peppermint? There’s a good chance they use it for their active lifestyle, which is a critical part of a happy life! Whether it’s hitting the gym, stopping by the yoga studio, playing a favorite sport, or chasing after the kiddos, physical activity helps your body and mind feel great. Peppermint Vitality™ may support performance during physical activity, so you can make the most of your workout!* Plus, Peppermint’s cooling, tingling effect is the perfect complement to a workout, especially when you massage it into neck, shoulder, and leg muscles.


Lavender Essential OilLavender for your nighttime routine

Sleep and mood are closely connected, and the happiest people know they feel their best when they get plenty of rest. That’s why Lavender is a must-have for the happiness expert. Its relaxing aroma makes it a staple for bedside tables, vanity displays, and anywhere that makes it easy to grab before bed.

Apply this calming classic to the chest, temples, and bottoms of your feet to help you transition from a busy day to a peaceful night.

 


Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense for spirituality

Believing in something bigger than yourself brings a sense of perspective and broadens your view. Plus, spiritual exploration can help you find your purpose, which brings increased joy and meaning to daily tasks. With a grounding yet uplifting aroma, Frankincense is popular among spiritually minded happiness-seekers. Apply it to the chest, temples, or neck during spiritual practices or meditation. Another added benefit? Frankincense Vitality™ may also support health and well-being when taken internally as a dietary supplement!*


Joy Essential Oil Blend - Young Living

Joy for relationships

Deep, lasting happiness lies in meaningful social relationships, and you’ll find that the happiest people have a strong, supportive network of loved ones. Joy™, which invites feelings of bliss and warmth when diffused, helps you nurture the people and connections that matter most for sustained, long-term happiness.

 

 


Tangerine Essential Oil - Young LivingTangerine for optimism

Hard times come to everyone, but the happiest people find the good even in difficult situations. This spirit of optimism isn’t always easy to maintain, but with practice it becomes easier to find bliss every day. To refocus on everything going right in your life, diffuse Tangerine, which helps create a happy outlook with its delightful sweet, citrus aroma. Or try rubbing a few drops between your hands and inhaling the scent to give your day a cheerful, upbeat outlook!

 


Valor Essential OilValor for goal setting

Valor®—known for its uplifting and affirming aroma—is great for setting goals, which is an important part of a happy, purposeful life. Without goals and aspirations, it’s hard to keep a hopeful outlook for the future.

In contrast, having something to work toward helps each day feel more valuable and rewarding. Plus, when you accomplish a goal, you feel good about yourself and improve your life!

 


Young Living Gratitude Essential Oil BlendGratitude for serving others

It is amazing how when we spend time serving others, we become be happier in our own lives. Offering compassion to others can bring a fresh perspective to your life. It can be as simple as baking treats for a lonely neighbor or calling up a struggling friend. However you choose to brighten someone’s day, you’ll find that some of the light shines on you too.

 


Looking for more help in building your best life? Find extra tips in our blog posts on 7 life lessons inspired by plants and 7 tips and essential oils for a balanced life!

What essential oils help you feel your happiest? Tell us your happiness hacks in the comments below!

*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.

Dare to Change Your Paradigm!

Next, do research about your idea. For example, if you’re looking at being a Silver or a Platinum, research and learn all you can about the aspects of being that person and what it takes to get there. Study your business; study the market.

Look at the pitfalls. Look at the negative things. Look at everything. Because that’s how you make a firm decision of what you really want to do with your life. It doesn’t matter what it is, whether you’re buying a franchise for an auto parts store or you’re going to be a Royal Crown Diamond; it’s the same principle.

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What empowers us to build a business? What enables us to be successful? Changing our paradigm, changing our belief system, changing how we see ourselves! Do I see myself being successful, or do I see myself going down to the welfare office and getting food stamps? I can change my outcome by changing how I see myself.

Some would say it’s fear that keeps us from doing this, and I say, no, it’s not fear. I’ve heard people say the greatest fear is public speaking. If that were true, I wouldn’t be up here on this stage. Public speaking is not the greatest fear. You know what the greatest fear is? It’s taking the risk to change your paradigm.

 

Recipe: Young Living Holiday Wassail

Sharing a steaming cup of wassail with friends and family is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. This festive beverage can be made even better with the inclusion of the delicious flavors of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and Tangerine essential oils! Try making this essential oil-infused recipe to set the mood for any holiday occasion.

Ingredients:

6 c. Apple Cider/Apple JuiceTangerine Vitalityd

2 c. Pineapple Juice

5 drops Clove Vitality

5 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality

5 drops Tangerine Vitality 

Optional Ingredients:

(Try one or a mixture of any of the below)

4 Tbsp. Organic Dried WolfberriesNutmeg Vitality Essential Oils

1-2 Slique Tea Bags

2 oz. NingXia Red

2 drops Ginger Vitality

2 drops Nutmeg Vitality

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a 3-quart pot. Turn stove to medium/high and heat until hot. Serve and enjoy!

For added benefit, set the post to simmer to keep your home smelling festive throughout the day. You may need to add 1-2 drops of additional oils if the mixture stays on the burner for many hours—as you are essentially diffusing these ingredients into the air.

Spiced Thai Mango Soup Recipe

Spiced Mango Soup Recipe

We can’t get enough of using ripe mangoes in easy and healthy food recipes—from mango salsa to mango-banana smoothies. That’s why this easy, healthy soup recipe is one of our favorite recipes featuring the late-summer treat. With a pinch of heat from chilies, richness from coconut cream, and a punch of flavor from Vitality™ essential oils, this fresh and bright vegetarian soup recipe is a delicious first course for a Thai-inspired meal to impress friends or a quick-prep, easy dinner idea for busy weeknights.


Spiced Thai Mango Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 chili pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • 4 tablespoons coconut cream, whipped
  • 2 drops Lemongrass Vitality™
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or coconut oil. Add onions and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic and sauté until aromatic.
  3. Add diced ripe mangoes, vegetable broth, and chili pepper.
  4. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15–20 minutes.
  5. Whip coconut cream; set aside.
  6. Pour broth mixture into a blender and puree until soup-like.
  7. Add cilantro then blend again and pour back into saucepan.
  8. Add essential oils to the whipped coconut cream.
  9. Gently stir the cream into the soup.
  10. Add salt and pepper.
  11. Serve and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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Looking for more easy, healthy dinner recipes? Add our Serious Veggie Pizza and Thai Soup Recipe to the menu!

Dream to Overcome Negativity

2017_Convention_Gary_Friday.022Capture an idea and dream about it. Now, this is where you can start taking control of your negative thoughts and emotions. This is where I would go when I would start feeling like giving up, because I had all these doctors telling me it was impossible. We had three doctors in Houston tell Mary and Mark, my pilot, and me that I should have been dead four different times. Well, what do they know about dying? That’s an individual thing.

You want to get out of that mindset. You capture an idea and dream about it. You dream about it until that’s all you see. Then talk about your idea with your family and friends. Maybe it’s about: I want to run a marathon, or I want to be a Gold.

Talk to your family and friends. Why do you talk to your family and friends first? Because you want to get any negativity past you. You want to get all of the “That’s crazy. I’ve never heard anything so foolish. That’s multilevel stuff; why would you want to do that?” You want to get that kind of talk out of the way! Then you can start focusing forward. Study your idea in your mind; rehearse it, look at it, and analyze it. Scrutinize it so you start putting a plan to that idea of how you’re going to do it.

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Now, if you’re actively engaging your brain in doing this, you know what your brain is not doing? It’s not telling you to give up. It’s not telling you to feel sorry for yourself. It’s not telling you it’s impossible. It’s not telling you the doctor’s right. You’re focusing your brain on an idea that’s outside yourself that’s bigger than you.

Ep40: Essential Oils and Science

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If you have ever wondered what sets Young Living apart from any other essential oil company, this is the episode for you! In this episode of Drop of Inspiration, we’re speaking with Dr. Mike Buch, Young Living Chief Science Officer, about the updated Seed to Seal® program and, specifically, the Science pillar. We’ll discuss the science behind the making of the pure essential oils you love! Dr. Buch will answer questions about Young Living’s one-of-a-kind research and development, which includes quality tests for essential oils and third-party audits for testing essential oils. After listening to this episode, you’ll understand what makes Young Living so unique!

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Day 4 at Convention: Seed to Seal

8 reasons you should be using Vetiver

8 reasons you should be using Vetiver

When it’s time to unwind after a long day, or if you need to buckle down for a project in a relaxing environment, look no further than Vetiver essential oil. Vetiver oil provides a sweet, woody aroma that can be applied topically or diffused to help create warm, welcoming spaces. The uses of Vetiver oil are numerous, from providing the perfect grounding scent for a decompressing massage to creating the ideal fragrance for soaps and perfumes. Find out more about the vetiver plant, as well as some key Vetiver oil benefits, and if you decide you need togive yourself a mid-blog Vetiver oil hand massage, we’ll understand.

1. From the earth

The vetiver plant is a perennial grass native to tropical regions in Asia. Vetiver is a fragrant grass with long stems and flowers, but Vetiver essential oil is derived from the root of the plant. Vetiver roots can grow 7–10 feet long, and their deep, tangled webs help make the plant tolerant against drought and protect against soil erosion.

Vetiver Young Living2. Into the bottle

Vetiver oil is steam distilled from the root of the vetiver plant. It produces a warm, woodsy scent that’s slightly sweet and earthy.

3. For men

The woody, earthy scent has been used for its fragrance for centuries, and a popular use of Vetiver is adding a warm aroma to men’s soaps and colognes. You can create a personalized scent by adding Vetiver essential oil as a base note for a masculine DIY perfume.

4. Study scent

Let Vetiver’s complex and uplifting aroma help calm your mind so you can focus on the tasks that require the utmost attention. Perfect for study, difficult work tasks, or even curling up with a long novel, Vetiver essential oil’s fragrance creates a relaxing atmosphere where distractions lose their sway.

5. Thicker than Thieves®

Vetiver oil is known for its viscosity. Incredibly thick, it can sometimes be slow to flow from the bottle, but patience is a virtue, and there’s nothing wrong with your oil! Because Vetiver essential oil is so thick, we recommend adding it to a carrier oil before you put it in your diffuser.

V-6 Carrier Oil Vegetable Complex

6. In the tub

Relax from head to toe with a warm bath, aided by the calming aroma of 15–20 drops of Vetiver oil added to your evening soak. If you want to dim the lights and hit play on your favorite chill-out tunes, that’s between you and the Vetiver.

7. On your body

Combine a few drops of Vetiver essential oil with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for use in massage. All those unused “free foot rub” coupons that your significant other gave you last Valentine’s Day? You won’t regret putting them to use in an experience that can be deeply calming and moisturizing.

8. At home

Create a blend for your family that is warm and relaxing. Use 3 drops of Vetiver essential oil, 5 drops of Lavender, and 2 drops of Ylang Ylang in your diffuser to set the stage for nights in playing board games, reading, or just getting through homework and chores in a calmer atmosphere.


If you loved learning about Vetiver, broaden your essential oil knowledge with our posts on Helichrysum and Patchouli! See if you can find some similarities between these interesting oils or—even better—ways you can use them together!

Hopefully you’ve learned something new about Vetiver! Which new fact is your favorite, and how will you share it?

Einkorn: What it is and how to cook with it

Einkorn: What it is and how to cook with it

You have heard of almond and rye flour, but did you know that the oldest form of wheat is called Einkorn and you can easily cook with it? Einkorn is a healthier, more natural choice that hasn’t been processed or modified. There is a lot of versatility when it comes to Einkorn Flour (the likes of which we will demonstrate below), and it has fewer quirks than other wheat options.

Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it compatible for more sensitive stomachs compared to current versions of hybridized wheat. Because it is easier to digest, your body can absorb the nutrients in einkorn at higher levels.

Here are some ways to use einkorn and the products that will make the transition as easy as pie—with an einkorn crust, of course.


Cookies, Crepes, and More

Popular diets would have you believe that any food item containing flour is an absolute no, all the time, unless it’s treat-yourself-Tuesday. At Young Living, however, we are all about living a balanced life with the best ingredients possible.

Gary’s True Grit™ Einkorn Flour can be substituted easily for all-purpose or whole-wheat flours at a 1:1 ratio. Below are some delicious

Einkorn Flour

treats that work wonderfully with Einkorn Flour:


Granola Bars, Smoothies, and More

Sometimes you just need something that is a little more on the go. Too often, though, food that is easy to take with you is filled with refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup disguised as high-energy snacks.

To avoid all that sugar, try Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Granola. With only 6 grams of sugar, this delicious alternative is filled with wolfberries, cranberries, and cacao nibs to ramp up the flavor. Here are some easy ways to incorporate Einkorn Granola into your daily diet:

  • Add it to your morning yogurt.
  • Make granola bars by melting Blue Agave natural sweetener and natural peanut butter and combining it with Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Granola. Mix until the granola and liquids stick together, transfer the mixture to an 8×8-inch pan, and freeze for 15 minutes. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy!
  • Roll bananas in granola and freeze them for a late-night treat.
  • Use granola to top smoothie bowls.
  • Crumple it on top of divided muffin batter before baking.
  • Eat it on the go right from the resealable bag.

Rotini, Spaghetti, and More

Einkorn Pasta

New cooking blogs are raving about substituting spiralized vegetables for spaghetti noodles, but nothing beats Mom’s homemade pasta dishes. However, even simple spaghetti can be full of modified wheat and simple carbs.

With just two healthful ingredients—Einkorn Flour and water—Einkorn Rotini Pasta and Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Spaghetti can be used to experiment with new sauces in the kitchen while blasting Pavarotti in the background.

YL Tip: Add Basil Vitality™, Oregano Vitality™, or Lemon Vitality™ to really punch up your sauce flavors.


Tips for a Natural and Healthy Kitchen

Trying new products and food items in the kitchen can be tricky, especially if you aren’t familiar with Einkorn Flour. We want to make the process as easy as possible, so you can enjoy—not stress over—mealtime with your family.

The From Our Fields to Your Table Cookbook is the ultimate guide for cooking with Young Living products, with recipes ranging from desserts to beverages and main dishes to gluten-free options. These recipes use Einkorn Flour, essential oils, and many other natural ingredients. We also included member-created recipes that are an appetizing addition.

For recipes to try today, take a look at the winners of the YL Einkorn Cook-Off and the amazing creations they made. The Einkorn Breakfast Cookies by Kimberly Swedberg are particularly delightful.

Have you cooked with Einkorn Flour? Share your experiences and recipes in the comments below!

 

Give Yourself Permission to Have a Hard Day

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There may be some days that you just don’t find a way to deal with “it”; and on those days, you just take it all in and say, “Okay, I’m not really at the top of my game today, but I’m going to get through this; and tomorrow will be a different day.”

There may be times when you don’t have the resources, mentally, physically, spiritually, to fight that day. So just sit back and give yourself permission to feel that way; it’s okay. Because if you don’t, you will fight harder and harder, and what you resist will persist.

I didn’t learn all of this overnight, and my family has been through a lot of uncomfortable moments because of my bad attitude when I would get down. I know what it’s like; I’ve been there several times, but this past year was the worst. So I started looking at ways I could fix it, things that I could do that would make things better, and how and what I could do to live with this until it’s better. Things don’t always change in the moment.

So, I’d like to share with you now my presentation on how to become successful in two weeks. Is anyone interested? Yes!

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How you’re making the world a better place

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“There are no words to describe the way Uganda makes me feel. The people there are the most giving, loving people you will ever meet.”

—Heather Morrow, Young Living Member


Though most of our members couldn’t join Heather and other volunteers on a service trip to Uganda last July, each of you has played an integral part in supporting the work of The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation and its three partnerships in this region. Through donations, volunteer hours, and simply by working to build your Young Living business, you have made a difference. Because you couldn’t be there in person, we’re giving you an in-depth look at the Foundation’s most recent service trip and the organizations that are changing lives.


Healing Faith Uganda

A person dies every 60 seconds from malaria in Africa. Since 2011, Healing Faith Uganda has been a champion in the fight against malaria in Eastern Uganda, and the Foundation was thrilled to partner with them in 2015. With your generosity, the Foundation has contributed tens of thousands of dollars, hundreds of volunteers, and even helped build the Young Living Foundation Malaria Center, the first of its kind in Uganda.

The Malaria Center’s focus is on preventing malaria and treating victims of this terrible disease—particularly common in this area because of its proximity to Lake Victoria. On this trip to Uganda, member volunteers went from home to home delivering mosquito nets. With the Foundation’s help, Healing Faith Uganda went from hanging 400 nets a month to 4,000.

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Other impact includes:
  • Educating and treating more than 90,000 individuals
  • Building a new center in August that can treat up to 100 patients a day
  • Saving lives with mosquito nets; a $5 donation buys one net, which can save the lives of four children
  • Testing and treating people with malaria for less than $2 a day

African Hearts

Your support of African Hearts has provided boys in need with clean beds, healthy food, school, and time to play and develop in a family environment. Members walked the corridors of the Kisenyi slums in Kampala—the biggest and most dangerous in Uganda—to treat minor ailments and feed the young boys who call the streets their home. Donations to the Foundation help fund every aspect of the slum program, including wellness treatments, meals, classes, and rescuing children from the streets and reuniting them with their families.

Donations to the Foundation also helped with:
  • Rescuing and restoring 30 boys from the streets so far in 2017, meaning they’ve been pulled from the slums, gone through a transitional home program, and are attending the African Hearts Junior school or have been reunited with their families
  • Feeding 500–600 boys per week, compared to 120–240 when the program first started
  • Treating wounds for 150–200 boys per week, compared to 30–40 when the program first started
  • Creating the Royalle Band, which has grown to more than 60 boys and performs all over Kampala and the surrounding areas

Sole Hope

Sole Hope uses donations from members like you to help people find hope, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases, with a special focus on helping them become free of jiggers—parasitic sand fleas that can lead to infection, amputation, and alienation. This includes jigger removal, treatment, education, shoes, and follow-up care.

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While in Uganda, members washed children’s feet and helped the Sole Hope staff as they removed hundreds of jiggers from each patient’s feet and hands.

“We shared so many beautiful moments with the people of Uganda,” said Greg Larsen, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Our Young Living members came together as one in purpose to serve and become a voice for the voiceless. We all got to witness how each of our partnerships brings hope into the lives of the underserved and really empowers them through education and long-term change.”

Volunteers also helped the Foundation with:
  • Removing thousands of jiggers each week as they try to end the 200-year jigger tragedy in Uganda
  • Breaking ground on the new land where The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation Hope Center will be built; in this center, 40–50 patients a week will receive medical treatment and jigger removal

The Gem Foundation

In addition to these three organizations, the Foundation also visited and helped at a special needs orphanage called The Gem Foundation. Member and employee volunteers helped make meals, played with the children, and even helped plant trees so the organization can grow its own food and become self-sustaining.

Other impact includes:
  • Planting more than 300 trees on The Gem Foundation’s land
  • Taking in 50 special needs children, compared to 11 when they first started
  • Employing nearly 50 Ugandans

What impact have you made?

Your donations, time, and compassion have changed the lives of countless people, not only in Uganda but all over the world. The impact of your support has stretched from Nepal to Ecuador and traveled back to your own communities.

Your support has also helped the Foundation:
  • Raise nearly $1 million at the 2017 International Grand Convention
  • Raise more than $550,000 in 2016 through Essential Rewards round-ups; if everyone on Essential Rewards rounds up, we could raise more than $4 million in one year
  • Cover all administration fees, so when we say 100 percent of donations go toward these causes, we really mean it!

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Looking for more ways to get involved? Helping is as easy as rounding up your order total. You can also sponsor a child, hold a fundraiser, host a care kit party, make a purchase through AmazonSmile, or simply donate. There are plenty of ways you can take action today. For more ideas, visit YoungLivingFoundation.org/GetInvolved.

Learn more about these partnerships and the work of The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation at YoungLivingFoundation.org.

Want to learn how your contributions to the Young Living Foundation are changing lives in Uganda? Listen to this podcast episode for the inside scoop!

Which Foundation causes are most near and dear to your heart? Share in the comments below!

Defying the Death Sentence

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Today, June 16, 2017, is a very special day for me in so many ways, because on November 15, 2016, I was told that I would be lucky if I lived 6 months. So, when I made it past six months, I turned over to Mary that morning and said, “Honey, how does it feel to be in bed with a dead man?”

You don’t have to put up with or believe anything you’re told unless you want to!

In the past year, Mary’s been told four or five times that I wouldn’t live. And again, just this past April, she was told once again! So, I’m here and am feeling better than I’ve felt in several years!

It hasn’t been easy, but has it been worth it? Yes. Have I had days when I wanted to quit? Yes. Have I had days of depression? Yes. I’m a human being and those are things that we deal with on a day-to-day basis, and we fight them if we want the right outcome. We put them behind us and find ways to deal with them.