Why you want to put your hands in the dirt

Why you want to put your hands in the dirt
Young Living has this incredible quality commitment called seed to seal.  
It's not a slogan it's a calling.

Seed where?  
To whom?  
Sealing what now?
What does this all mean?   

Seed to seal means that from the time the certified non-GMO seeds are chosen an hand-selected, to the time each essential oil bottle is sealed, every step of the process is painstakingly controlled 100% by Young Living.
Every. Single. Step.

The three pillars of Seed to Seal—Sourcing, Science, and Standards— ensure that the farming, harvesting, distillation, legal compliance, and quality testing of the essential oils produced by Young Living are all done without compromise.  
It also ensures that we care deeply for the earth, our farms, our plants, and the employees in communities that surround them.
Young Living has been bringing pure oils “from the soil to the oil” since 1993, a process that takes years to begin, and far more to perfect.

So why settle for anything less?

See for yourself...
Young Living is the only essential oil company in the world that is not a broker.  
Young Living is the only essential oil company in the world that owns or partners with each farm AND distills all oils on-site.  
This company has nothing to hide, truly zip.   
They are so open and transparent that their farms and distilleries around the world are open to the public where you, too, can see their commitment to qualify and sustainability with your very own eyes.  

Get to a farm. Stick your hands in the dirt.  It will change you forever.

I sure did me.   Every single time I open a bottle of Juniper, it take me right back to that first step on to the farm.   I wiped touched, I smelled, I tasted, I felt, I laughed, I wiped tears.   It is hard to put into words, and it all comes back with one inhalation.

You know how when you go to a healthy, open-kitchen restaurant and feel reassured as you watch your food getting prepared with the freshest ingredients?  
This is the same open-- door philosophy at Young Living.   
We encourage you to visit the farms, tour our distilleries, participate in a harvest,  meet the people,  feel the true passion for the purity and purpose.   
It is who we are.  

Ready for more?   
We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.    
It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.   
 

But, do they really work?

But, do they really work?
Not get to get too sciency, but this is an important topic to understand.  It's all good and fun to hear 1000 times that “essential oils work,” but we get it, you wanna know how and why.

So, grab your nerdy glasses and get ready for a mini lesson on essential oils, why they're so incredible,  why you probably know a few crazy oil-obsessed people, but might not fully understand their passion – yet.  Don't worry, stick around us and you'll be one soon enough.  Here’s why.   
They work

Oils work when they enter the body by inhalation (smell ‘em)  absorption (apply ‘em) or ingestion  (eat ‘em)   Because the body recognizes oils as nutrients, they work synergistically to help support our natural healing response.  In contrast, synthetic chemicals are recognized as foreign substances and often contain dangerous ingredients to mimic the properties that nature as built into botanicals.

Essential oils are composed of very, very, tiny molecules making them extremely concentrated.  One drop of essential oil contains approximately 40 million - trillion molecules.  Numerically, that is a 4 with 19 zeros after it.  WOW!   

How fast do essential oils work?
22 seconds
The molecules reach your brain in 22 seconds
2 minutes
They can be found in your bloodstream in two minutes.
20 minutes
They can affect every cell in your body in 20 minutes.

Because essential oil molecules are so small, they can penetrate our skin, enter our bloodstream, and support the internal organs of our body.  Since we have 100 trillion cells in our bodies,  one drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules!

When inhaling an essential oil, it travels through our nasal passage to a receptor neuron that transmits it up to our limbic brain - our mind’s control center for emotions, mood, and memory. 
 That’s right!
By smelling an oil the molecules go up inside your brain.  And, because the molecules are so small,  essential oils can penetrate the blood - brain barrier,  which is part of why they are so effective for therapeutic use. Within 20 minutes of being placed anywhere on our skin, essential oils can penetrate and effect every cell within our bodies.   
This is why using the highest quality oil possible is absolutely essential.

Ready for more?   We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.    It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.    Click here to try it out!   

A Powerful Health Trend

A Powerful Health Trend
Have you ever peeled an orange and smelled that beautiful mist in the air?

Have you ever felt rejuvenated by the scent of pine trees while on a walk in the woods?

Have you ever felt happy after breathing in the aroma of a fresh bouquet of wildflowers?

Have you ever tasted that minty fruit fresh flavor of peppermint in a smoothie and felt refreshed?

If you have, then you've experienced essential oils.  

Essential oils are much more than beautifully scented plant juice!   These oils are called essential because plants need them to live.  We think they’re essential to have in your home too.  

Essential oils are the aromatic liquid within the leaves, petals, roots, grasses, bark, seeds, and stems of plants. They can be extracted using steam distillation, resin tapping, or cold pressing.   

Lemon rinds, rose petals, eucalyptus leaves, and frankincense resin are all examples of beautiful parts of our world that can produce essential oils.   Oils are created by God, placed in nature for purposes from helping the plant survive and thrive to improving your wellness.   

Oils are often referred to as the lifeblood of the plant,  since they protect the plant from environmental elements like weather, insects, fungus, and disease.  The way oils protect plants in the same way they can protect you too.
 
For thousands of years people in many cultures have relied on essential oils and have used them in a multitude of ways for countless ailments and issues.  As more and more health practitioners, doctors, scientists, and users like us venture into this world of ancient knowledge, essential oils are no longer the missing link in modern medicine.  

Integrating oils into your life allows you to make your emotional, physical, and mental health a priority in the most natural way and it doesn't have to be overwhelming.  

Each plant in nature is linked to specific health benefits.  It takes a lot of plant material to yield a tiny amount of oil-- a whole lot!  It takes up 1 pound of peppermint to make a 15 ml bottle of Peppermint oil, or 50 rose flowers to make just one drop of Rose oil!  This is why essential oils are so highly concentrated and potent-- up to 70 times more powerful than the original plant for dried herbs.  This is also why you only need to use a small amount; just one drop is often enough.  

Ready for more?   We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.    It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.    Click here to try it out!   

February wellness--- yes, please!!


Where convenience + savings brings a smile!
  
Here are 7 ideas for your Young Living Wellness Box this month! Each box is geared towards a certain theme - you can grab a box in its entirety, or mix and match! One of the things I love most about Young Living is that you can completely customize your Essential Rewards wellness box order - from the date it ships to what’s inside your box each month. 

 And don’t forget, if your order is 100 PV+ you will earn FREE shipping! Also, if you order a purchase of 50 PV+ through Essential Rewards, you'll earn an additional 10%-25% back in YL store credit, giving you even better pricing on your wellness, home and body care needs!  
 

HAPPY HORMONES
With the day of love fast approaching I thought I would share a box completely dedicated to hormone support! What better way to say I love you to your body than to make sure you are keeping those hormones balanced and in check. Dragon Time and Mister are two perfect blends for that! 
 
Dragon Time Essential Oil| item #3327 | $52.25
Orange Essential Oil | item #3602 | $11.50
 
 


SEASONAL STAPLES 
 
Sulfurzyme is a Young Living customer favorite and also known as the hair, skin and nails supplement. It makes for happy joints at movement at our house as well. I love that you can take it in capsule or powder form. Remember the powder contains a prebiotic which makes for happy tummies. A great way to take it is to add the powder to your NingXia Red shot - tastes like a yummy treat! Or mix it up to create the 'red drink' and drink it all day long. Click here to learn about the red drink 
 
Sulfurzyme Capsules | item #3243 | $61.50
Sulfurzyme Powder | item #3241 | $49.25
 
 

CORE DEFENSE
Supporting your body with key nutrients has never been more important. I love that Young Living uses the cleanest form of vitamins and that they add essential oils to their supplements for better absorption into our cells! The Super C vitamin comes in a tablet or chewable form, and the Super Vitamin D is a dissolvable tablet for under your tongue.
 
Super C Tablets | item #3242 | $30.75
Super C Chewable Tablets | item #3240 | $34.00
Super Vitamin D Tablets | item #28972 | $31.00
 


KID CARE

Ningxia Red is not just a supplement for adults - kids LOVE it too! It is a great way to support their little immune systems. And speaking of supporting, kids experience lots of emotions throughout the day and KidPower oil is great for helping process their feelings and balance their energy!   It smells like a dreamsicle, you will be sharing it with them, for sure!
 
KidPower Roll-On | item #33179 | $34.00
Ningxia Red Singles - 30ct | item #3525 | $90.50
 

 

DITCH AND SWITCH
I love that Young Living makes Ditching & Switching (ditching toxic and switching to clean) so easy! They are literally a one stop shop for anything you could possibly need for your home.
 
The Thieves Laundry detergent is super concentrated so a little goes a long way. You can use the purification oil to give a boost to your laundry soap or diffuse it in the kitchen to purify the air! And the Thieves Dish soap is a great kitchen swap for getting rid of the harsh chemicals, plus it can double as a stain remover! 
  
Thieves Laundry Soap | item #5349 | $30.75
Thieves Dish Soap | item #5350 | $14.50
Purification Essential Oil | item #3389 | $16.50
 

CANDLE SWAP
For our candle swap box this month we are going to recreate the Anthropologie Volcano Candle using our beloved essential oils. All of these oils smell great by themselves but this specific blend combination is divine!  
The recipe calls for: 3 drops Orange, 3 drops Grapefruit, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lime and
2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
 
 
Orange Essential Oil| item #3602 | $11.50
Grapefruit Essential Oil  | item #3560 | $18.00
Geranium Essential Oil  | item #3554 | $44.25
Lime Essential Oil | item #3074 | $13.00
Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil | item #5313 | $25.50
 

LOVE AND ROMANCE
And last, but certainly not least is a Love & Romance Box! These are 3 of the best oils for the bedroom. Sensation helps with getting in the mood. Cypress is known to increase blood flow. And Black Pepper is perfect for bringing in the heat, if you know what I mean!  
 
Sensation Essential Oil | item #3420 | $35.50
Cypress Essential Oil | item #3530 | $20.50
Black Pepper Essential Oil | item #3611 | $20.00
 




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Have a great day!

Have a great day!
The great day protocol was created by Gary Young, and oh.... if you haven't made it a daily practice for yourself-- you are in for a life changing treat!   

Have your Valor, Harmony, Joy, and White Angelica essential oil blends readily available. Keep these in a place where they will easily be seen so that you're able to practice daily.

1) VALOR
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?

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.  As you inhale the aroma, consider speaking words of affirmations such as,  "Give me eyes to see harmony in everything I do and see today." You may have a specific intention for harmonizing with your customers, your co-workers, family, friends, etc.

3)  JOY
This blend is one of Young Living’s signature essential oils. Originally to be named "Love". 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.  The Bible reminds us, (Proverbs 4:23) Above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. (TPT)
Putting this oil on our heart is a deliberate way to focus, connect, and position your heart.   

4) WHITE ANGELICA
We often refer to this oil as Psalm 91 in a bottle.    This blend is known for its properties for it's properties of 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.

IDEALLY-
Start using the Great Day Protocol daily for just one week. Keep a journal of your feelings and accomplishments each day so that you can look back and see how you have changed throughout each of the days.

Why Diffuse?

Why Diffuse?
Why should you be diffusing in your home? 
Diffusing is not just a smell good activity.  It is first in line for our motto "real tools with side benefits"  
It’s something we can do in our homes to replace toxic fragrance products with scents with healthy giving benefits. There are incredible aromatic benefits you can receive simply from diffusing pure essential oils. Aromatic usage allows you to inhale essential oils. 
 
Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic. The fancy little silver plate in the bottom of your diffuser vibrates the water and oils within the diffuser distributing the oils in the air for you to breathe in. The frequency of the oil is maintained for maximum benefit for you, while there is no heat, which can destroy the therapeutic properties of the essential oils. 
 
So, what exactly are the benefits? 
-Aids in your overall wellness by helping keep you above the wellness line. Different oils help boost your body systems keeping you healthy. 
 
-Getting rid of odors without spraying chemicals in the air that can cause health and respiratory issues. Many of the sprays that are odor eliminating contain harsh toxins that can linger in the air for up to two weeks. If you struggle with any respiratory issues, this will continue to build up within your system causing issues. Switch out to diffusing some Purification or Citrus Fresh! 
 
-Lifting your emotions through the benefit of entering the portion of your brain that is only accessed through smell. The limbic region is where memories and emotions are stored. Emotional health is just as important to us as physical, mental, and spiritual health. 
Utilizing our essential oils to keep our moods lifted, helps to steer us from negative thought patterns, allowing us to live life with a more vibrant outlook. Try Joy, Orange, Bergamot, Valor, White Angelica, or Harmony. 
 
-Sound sleepDiffusing while sleeping is a great way to support your entire body system and to help relax and calm your body for a better sleep experience. Try Lavender, Peace & Calming, Sacred Mountain, or Cedarwood. 
 
-Energy & Motivation. On the flip side of relaxing and sleep, sometimes you need a boost to “get things done”. Some oils are great at uplifting the spirit to tackle the things you need to do for the day. Try diffusing Gathering, Peppermint and Lemon, Clarity, or Motivation. 
 
-Creating an atmosphere.  This is one side benefit I love!   Just a few drops, and the whole room changes.   It will affect everyone in the room.   Get the diffuser in place with intention before people are coming and going from your home.  We frequently have comments made when people enter our home.  People can feel the difference.   

Whether it is for meditation, peace, or simply a smell good, feel good intention---there are hundreds of options. 
A few favorites for gatherings are: Stress Away with Peppermint (aka chocolate mint), Gathering, Abundance, Believe, or Sacred Mountain.  

Diffusing is an easy way to be using your essential oils in your home. Keep that amazing machine going 24/7 when you are home and in your bedrooms during the night to continue reaping consistent benefits.    Start them up about 30 minutes before bed, and you are set up for results.   

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