The Mayan Civilization

Mayan lintel 16 from Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico, now in the British Museum. Photo by Einsamer Schütze – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16336709 Mayan civilization began in 1800 BC and lasted until 900 AD. No one knows why it ended, after having …

DIY shaving cream with essential oils

Ladies, no more bundling our bodies in warm clothes. Now that cooler weather is on its way out, weekly shaving is back on the radar. For smooth, moisturized skin, it’s necessary to find an amazing shaving cream, but that can …

Learning Ancient Mayan Health Wisdom

Editor’s note: This blog is a presentation Gary prepared for the 2017 Global Leadership Cruise. Since he was unable to attend, this presentation was not given. Two thousand Young Living members enjoy the 2017 Global Leadership Cruise. Welcome, to the 2,000 …

6 best diffuser blends for kids

Kids love essential oils! Maybe it’s the tiny, adorable bottles; or perhaps it’s the whole new world of scents to explore. No matter the reason, the littlest members of the family always pop up when it’s time to fill the …

Meet our top blends

Want to know what’s in our most popular oil blends like R.C. or Purification®? Let’s start at the source! Great essential oils come from great botanicals—and great botanicals come from great farms. That’s why we made Sourcing one of the …

Take a Risk, Get Out of Your Rut!

We can always find excuses and reasons to give up and quit. It’s easy to stay in a rut, struggling through life, paying bills, and supporting and raising a family. It’s easy to remain in the status quo of mediocrity. …

Accidents happen: DIY pet stain and odor remover

Even good boys and girls make mistakes! When your four-legged friend misses the piddle-pad or the litter box, it’s no fun for anyone. Don’t dismay! With this DIY pet stain remover, you and your furry pals will be cuddling odor-free …

The essential man: 3 awesome oil life hacks

Everyday life is a challenge just waiting to be won; but even when you’re operating at 100 percent, you’re going to come across road blocks. In any situation, a few hacks, positive attitude, and essential oils can help you blast …

Support Your People!

Experiencing failure and pain is the price we pay for character. Yes, my hands were frozen from frostbite. Just part of the learning experience. Was that a reason to quit? No, it wasn’t a reason to quit. This is coming …

Take Time to Sharpen Your Saw

To be successful, we need quiet time. We need to disconnect from the world. This is where I disconnected because I needed to get my mind straight. I needed to get my mind off all the problems and all the …

When It’s Quiet, You Can Think!

Arriving at the Deshka Landing check point Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m., February 5. As I came around the corner, there was Josef. Whoa, man, all of those problems, all of those bad thoughts just vanished. Josef was there, Mary, Janae, …

Take Care of Your People!

And this is what I told myself. I said, “Gary, you’re going to do this! You’re not quitting. Because if you die, you’ll still be an example to your boys that you don’t quit just because it gets difficult. You …

You Don’t Quit!

Yes, in those times your head will play games with you, and it will convince you to quit. It will give you every reason to quit. I even entertained those ideas, and you can entertain them if you know who …

The Timely High Five!

Now, you will have interruptions. So, I’m there; it was 17°F below that morning, and I was cold. I’d been on the trail for almost six days altogether, and I was tired. My bones were frozen, my bones were aching. …

DIY Thieves Cleaning Fizzies

Certain chores around the house are less than desirable. For you, maybe it’s taking out the garbage or cleaning out the fridge, but we can all agree that cleaning the toilet isn’t something to look forward to. That’s why we’ve …

8 practical tips for using Oregano

You may associate oregano with pizza or homemade marinara sauce, but there are several different ways that it can be useful in your life. From massage to purifying diffuser blends, Oregano essential oil will surprise you with its versatility and …

Essential Oils and Pets: A Quick How-To

You love to share essential oils with your family, so it makes sense that you want to share them with your pets as well! Before you begin using essential oils for pets, you need to know the answers to some …

6 reasons to love R.C. essential oil

Picture this: You come home from a long day, drop into your favorite recliner, and then remember five more things you need to cross off your to-do list before you can kick back. Sound familiar? You need to find out …