December Promo: Extra Holiday Goodies

Happy December! Are you done with shopping? Somewhere in the middle? Or (like … some of us …) yet to begin? No matter where you are on your list, you can shop and save with the goodie-filled December promo.

We especially love that you can earn Sacred Frankincense for free with your qualifying purchase.This spiritual oil is the perfect companion to meditation, a must-have in this season of go-go-go. Also up for grabs: spicy Nutmeg Vitality, immune-supporting probiotic Life 9, invigorating Northern Lights Black Spruce and zesty lemon.

Read on to find out how to earn your promo and essential rewards bonus.

Support your mood and your immune system with the December promo! 

Support your mood and your immune system with the December promo! 

300 PV

Retail Value: $219.08

  • 15-ml Sacred Frankincense

  • Life 9

  • 5-ml Northern Lights Black Spruce

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

    • 15-ml Lemon

    • 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality

250 PV

Retail Value $100.99

  • Life 9

  • 5-ml Northern Lights Black Spruce

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

    • 15-ml Lemon

    • 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality

190 PV

Retail Value $63.16

  • 5-ml Northern Lights Black Spruce

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

    • 15-ml Lemon

    • 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality

100 PV

Retail Value $17.11

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality

 

Countdown to Young Living Black Friday Savings!

Black Friday deals you can shop in your PJs? Yes, please. Skip the lines and give your family the gift of Young Living Awesomeness this year. There will be deals on over 40 of your favorite essential oils, Thieves products, Savvy Minerals makeup and more. We know you don't wanna miss out, so keep up with with the countdown here. Shopping extravaganza starts 8am MT on Friday, November 24. 

Stay tuned for over 40 deals on your fave Young Living products (and even more surprises!).

Stay tuned for over 40 deals on your fave Young Living products (and even more surprises!).

Any deals you're hoping for? 

Thieves Hacks

I don’t know about you, but I can’t live without Thieves products. And surprisingly, neither can my husband. Like many husbands, he was an oil-skeptic—until I introduced him to Thieves. Now the man is Thieves-obsessed.

So let’s talk about some Thieves Hacks:

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1. Thieves Spray—I carry this in my purse and diaper bag, and it’s also always in our park backpack on our many Disney trips. It’s perfect to spray on restaurant tables, grocery carts, and high chairs—really any surface that lots of people have touched—like the door handles in public bathrooms, yuck! I have even been known to spray utensils at restaurants after one of the kiddos has dropped them on the floor.

2. Thieves Household Cleaner—When people first see the price tag ($22 wholesale for 14.4 oz), they are a little taken aback—until I explain that that one bottle can make up to 30 gallons of cleaner. That’s about $1.05 for each 32oz all-purpose solution that you make, which is a steal! A non-toxic cleaner that can replace EVERY cleaner in your home? Yes, please! You can find hundreds of different ways to use Thieves Household Cleaner with a quick Pinterest search, but here are a few of my favs:

  • A capful in the jet dry dispenser of your dishwasher
  • A capful in your laundry during the wash cycle
  • Mix a capful with baking soda when you need a little extra scrubbing power
  • Use the all-purpose solution to spray shoes, especially stinky soccer cleats or running shoes
  • Spray lunch boxes to help get rid of food odors

3. Thieves Vitality Oil—this is a must for us all year long, but especially during the fall and winter months

  • It tastes wonderful in your morning coffee or tea, plus you have the added benefit of immune support.
  • A drop in a spoonful of local honey when you need a little immune boost
  • A drop in your holiday baking items—sugar cookies with a little taste of cinnamon and clove or added to your homemade chocolate goodies—yum!
  • Add a drop in your daily Ningxia Red shot and enjoy the wellness benefits of both Ningxia Red and Thieves—this is actually my favorite NR shot.

While I’ve only talked about 3 Thieves products today, Young Living offers over 20 items in our Thieves line—there is something for everyone’s needs! If you’re not a member yet, check out our Thieves Premium Starter Kit—it’s the perfect way to get your non-toxic journey started. If you ARE a member, then make sure you are on Essential Rewards, and add the Thieves ER Kit to your order. The Thieves ER Kit is just one of the many reasons you should be on ER—it’s only $115 instead of the $151 you would pay for all the items if you aren’t on ER. Don’t be caught this season without Thieves!

Savvy Minerals Hacks & Tips

Today we have more tips from Jaynelle! This time on Young Living’s new all-natural makeup line Savvy Minerals. Enjoy:)

I am loving the new Savvy Minerals Makeup by Young Living! Each product is designed to let your true beauty shine without an artificial appearance. It is the perfect missing puzzle piece for a non-toxic, healthy lifestyle.

So, of course, no oily hacks series would be complete without tips for this fantastic line. So, I present my (drumroll) …

Top 10 Savvy Minerals Hacks

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1. Create a Cream Foundation

Grab your favorite moisturizer and add minerals to it for an easy to apply cream foundation or concealer. You can even make a cream blush if you want!

2. Stretch Your Mascara

Mascara drying out? Spray your wand with the Misting Spray and get weeks more use out of it.

3. Easy Facial Cleansing

Feeling tired at the end of the day? Grab a YL Seedlings baby wipe to remove your makeup and cleanse your face.

4. Easy Brush Cleansing

Seedlings baby wipes are awesome at cleaning makeup brushes.

5. Unexpected Eye Primer

Apply a thin layer of Lavender Lip Balm on your eyelid as primer before applying eyeshadow for all-day staying power.

6. Stretch Your Eyeshadow

When applying your eyeliner, only clean your brush every other day and get multiple uses from it. Just spritz with misting spray on the second day and apply with the leftover minerals. Great for those mornings you are on the move!

7. Get Creative

Don’t worry about what the label says on your makeup – foundation can be bronzer, blush can be eyeshadow and eyeliner can be brow filler! Mix it up and play with the colors, they are all natural minerals and can be used for anything. Even try tinting your lips with some blush and lip balm OR my mom’s favorite, tint your cheeks with lipstick for a “dewy” glow – you can thank me later!

8. Make a Holiday Statement

Want a festive holiday look? Use some of the fun Savvy colors and shimmer as eyeliner for a dramatic look that everyone will notice.

9. Don’t Blow It

When using any mineral makeup, you never want to blow on the brush after you apply minerals to the brush, it can create a breeding ground for bacteria over time.

10. Makeup Ordering 101

I don’t like to run out of makeup and so I ALWAYS make sure I have a backup of whatever my staple products are. As soon as I finish a product, I grab my backup and then order a new backup. This also helps when things might go out of stock.  

And, while we’re on purchasing, also make sure you are getting YLs wholesale pricing! What woman wouldn’t want to get their makeup at a 24% discount every time they purchase?!

Are we missing any big Savvy Hacks? If so, be kind and share with us! Thanks:)

November Promo: Happier Holidays to You!

The Holidays are upon us! This lovely time of year is all about traditions, and our sense of smell is closely linked to lasting memory. A whiff of freshly cut pine or spicy cinnamon can take you back to the the joy and comfort of the season.

This year, help build your family’s traditions with rich, essential oil-powered scents. Earn holiday favorites like Frankincense, Pine and Christmas Spirit with a quick order or – better yet – Essential Rewards purchase made between November 1-30.

And, don’t miss the beautiful stick diffuser Christmas Tree Ornament with your 300 PV purchase!  

Earn clean, rejuvenating scents Eucalyptus Radiata & Tea Tree with this month’s order.

Earn clean, rejuvenating scents Eucalyptus Radiata & Tea Tree with this month’s order.

300 PV

Retail Value: $210.44

  • 15-ml Frankincense
  • 15-ml Pine
  • Christmas Tree Ornament
  • 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • 15-ml Tea Tree
  • 5-ml Christmas Spirit

250 PV

Retail Value $113.73

  • 15-ml Pine
  • Christmas Tree Ornament
  • 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • 15-ml Tea Tree
  • 5-ml Christmas Spirit

190 PV

Retail Value $72.04

  • 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • 15-ml Tea Tre
  • 5-ml Christmas Spirit

100 PV

Retail Value $13.42

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Christmas Spirit

 

Savvy Minerals: New Products Alert (& more!)

We’ve updated our Savvy Minerals mini site to make shopping this awesome all-natural makeup line even easier. Check it out! We’ve included everything from application tutorials and tips on picking your perfect shade to pricing info. Plus, we’ve added new pages on the latest products and images of the newest shades. Read, share and save with Tree of Life!  

New Products!

New Savvy Minerals mascara is here! Check out our new page all about this hot product, plus our new page all about Savvy Minerals brushes – your perfect companions to perfect makeup application. 

New Colors!

Which new product or color are you most excited about? Share all about it in the comments! 

Oily Hacks for Mamas

Today, Natalie Mechell, first time-contributor and busy mom of two, shares some practical Oily Hacks for mamas. As she puts it, “Because we can always use a little more convenience and a lot more time.” We couldn’t agree more!

These little tricks have made naps and bedtimes go a little smoother, walking out the door before a busy day easier, and dealing with the seasonal-ick not quite so daunting.

So what do I do to make things easier, simpler? Here are a few of my …

Oily Hacks for Mamas

These roll-on oily hacks are easy to make and even easier to apply! Perfect for the busy oily mama. 

These roll-on oily hacks are easy to make and even easier to apply! Perfect for the busy oily mama. 

Immune Support

We use Thieves and Oregano Daily! This helps my family maintain healthy immune systems and protect us during the seasonal yuck we all dread come Back to School days! Here’s how to create a quick and easy immune-supporting rollerball for each of these mama must-have oils:

Thieves

What You Need

  • 5 ml or 15 ml bottle of Thieves Vitality
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Roller fitment

What You Do

  1. Dilute: When our Thieves bottle is about half full, I fill it back up with fractionated coconut oil for dilution. You can play with ratios to find the dilution that is best for your family!
  2. Top: Click a roller fitment into the top of your bottle.
  3. Roll: We roll on our spine, bottoms of feet, wrists, and – for us – wherever we can swipe really!

Oregano

What You Need

  • 5 ml or 15 ml bottle of Oregano Vitality
  • Fractionated coconut oil  
  • Roller fitment

What You Do

  1. Dilute: I pump fractionated coconut oil when our Oregano bottle is a little less than half way and then fill to the top. I dilute Oregano more because it can be quite uncomfortable when not diluted properly.
  2. Top: Install roller fitment.
  3. Roll: Apply on spine daily.

Sweet Dreams Support  

We love lavender! My daughter and I are big fans of this calming oil, especially when comes to our sleep routines. Here’s a quick DIY recipe for my favorite sleep blend, turned into, you guessed it: a convenient roll-on.

What You Need

  • 25 drops of Lavender
  • 25 drops of Stress Away
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Roller fitment
  • Empty oil bottle
  • Essential oil funnel

What You Do

  1. Combine: Use funnel to help you neatly add oils to empty oil bottle.                                  Pro Tip: Use an empty Lavender or Stress Away bottle for the best results.
  2. Dilute: Fill bottle with fractionated coconut oil.
  3. Top: Place a roller fitment on top.
  4. Roll: We roll this on the sides of our neck before naps and bedtime daily! (Daddy uses Lavender and Cedarwood.)

Of course this is what we use for our sleepy times, but you might love Cedarwood, Vetiver, Frankincense, or R.C.

Student Support

I use this tip to encourage my son (who is 3 years old) to not only smell great, but stay focused and tuned in to his fun-filled learning day!

What You Need

  • Bottle of KidScents Geneyus
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Roller fitment

What You Do

  1. Dilute: take an almost full bottle of Geneyus and fill with fractionated coconut oil. I barely dilute.
  2. Top: Place roller fitment on top.
  3. Roll: Roll on wrists and sides of neck before heading out the door.

Mama Support

Last but not certainly least, mama has her "perfume" I like to call it. I use a little Joy, Stress Away, and Grapefruit to give me a signature scent that keeps me bright for days.

What You Need

  • 7 drops Joy
  • 25 drops Stress Away
  • 15 drops Grapefruit
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Roller fitment
  • Empty oil bottle
  • Essential oil funnel

What You Do

  1. Combine: Add drops to your empty bottle carefully, using your funnel.
  2. Dilute: Top off with fractionated coconut oil to dilute a little.
  3. Top: Pop in a roller fitment and voila!
  4. Roll: Apply wherever you would commercial perfume: neck, wrists, chest, even the back of your knees.

Of course you can change drops to your preference, but I love to smell the Stress Away!

Easy, Right?

These practical tips have helped mornings, naps and bedtimes go a little more smoothly without compromising time with too many steps.

What would you mix in a bottle and keep on hand for daily use?

Oily Hacks: Double Duty Products

Today, Jaynelle Leek-Binns – Tree of Life founding member and fearless leader – shares some of her top Oily Hacks. And believe us, she knows her stuff, so ... These. Are. Good.  

The last two weeks we’ve shared easy ways to use every last drop of your fave Young Living products. Check them out! And thanks again to our contributors Cynthia and Lindsey!

Today, I am continuing our Oily Hacks series with 20 (!) Young Living Products with more than one purpose! I call them our Dynamic DuOils, and I hope that by the end you’ll be singing my tune and trying these tips. Finding new ways to use a product you love is always a win-win and a toxic-free choice.

Did you know that you could use Young Living Lavender Lip Balm 3 different ways in your diaper bag?! Check out all of our Double Duty Products! 

Did you know that you could use Young Living Lavender Lip Balm 3 different ways in your diaper bag?! Check out all of our Double Duty Products! 

1. Seedlings Wipes

Clean Savvy Mineral makeup brushes. Quickly remove makeup at night and cleanse your skin.

2. AlkaLime Powder

Make a paste with water and apply to skin for soothing benefits.

3. Mineral Essence

Apply topically to sooth skin.

Pro Tip: Can apply behind the knees(where the skin is thin) at night for kids who won’t take it.

4. Lavaderm/Misting Spray

Comb through to detangle hair. Use Lavaderm instead of Misting Spray with Savvy Minerals

5. Lavender Lotion

Use just a dab as leave in conditioner.

6. Lavender Lip Balm

Keep in your diaper bag for:

  • diaper changings
  • sun exposure
  • aid the skin after a fall on the playground

7. Mirah Shave Oil/Seedlings Baby Oil

Add to your cosmetic bag for:

  • deep conditioner for hair
  • eye makeup remover
  • cuticle oil
  • light face primer before makeup
  • razor bumps/burns

8. Rose Ointment

Keep in your bathroom for:

  • smooth lips
  • dry winter noses
  • flyaway hairs and frizz

9. ClaraDerm

Facial moisturizer and primer for Savvy Minerals makeup.

10. Art Toner

Spray on hair for frizz control and beautiful shine.

11. Tender Tush

Soothe stretch marks and help to tighten skin.

12. Animal Scents Ointment/Rose Ointment

Use these versatile ointments in two ways:

  • Coat inside your nose with q tip to help protect from toxins and outdoor exposure.
  • Apply to the feet and elbows at nighttime for beautiful skin in the morning

13. Thieves Dishwasher Detergent

 Use as a scouring scrub for pots, pans, grout, sink or anything stubborn.

Pro Tip: Add a drop of lemon or orange oil for an extra punch!

14. Thieves Dentarome Plus Toothpaste

Stay fresh & clean, use as a deodorant.

15. Thieves Hand Purifier

Use to remove permanent marker and pen off of surfaces. Use to wipe down tech devices and sunglasses.

16. Thieves Household Cleaner

Achieve a deeper clean by using in carpet-cleaning vacuums - I have even seen it remove pink nail polish from carpet! Also use as stain remover for clothes or a boost in your automatic dishwasher.

Pro Tip: Use to soak and clean jewelry, but not recommended for pearls. Add baking soda for an extra punch.

17. Thieves Mouthwash

Soak oral night guard or retainer for cleansing.

18. Thieves & Lavender Foaming hand soap

 Use as facial wash.

Pro Tip: Thieves can be great for stubborn skin.

19. Thieves Dish Soap

 Clean glass stovetop (just a dab). It is the only thing that works on mine! Be sure to make your product last longer by dispensing in a foaming pump.

20 Thieves Spray

Use under your arms on hot days and inside your shoes. Keep in your bag as an "on the go" spot remover.  

Did we miss any of your Double Duty Products? If so, keep the conversation going and share below!

 

Young Living Holiday Catalog Launch

You may not play Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, but we thought you’d like to be in-the-know about the Young Living Holiday Catalog. It launched this week and it’s full of holiday favorites and holiday exclusives for the whole family. From the highly-anticipated Yoga Kit and Gentle Mist Personal Diffuser, to the exclusive Savvy Minerals Holiday Collection and stocking stuffer stars like Young Living Lip Balm, the catalog has so many options! Our guarantee: The hardest part will be picking your favorites.

Find all Young Living holiday exclusives here, plus gift ideas for everyone on your list. 

Find all Young Living holiday exclusives here, plus gift ideas for everyone on your list. 

Ready to shop? Here’s the virtual catalog. Take a look and just try not to hum a little Jingle Bells while you’re at it.

Questions? Get in touch!

Oily Hacks: Get the Most out of Your Favorite Products (Part II)

Lindsey Barger is our guest contributor today. We love her product-stretching hacks that solve some real head scratchers...How do you get the kids not use half of the shampoo in one shower? And what do you do with empty oil bottles? Read on and then check out the rest of her posts here.

If you are like me, you probably had a little bit of sticker shock when we joined Young Living. It seems like quite a lot for just a little. As time went on, I began to understand the quality and purpose put into each and every product that Young Living creates. It is kind of frustrating to think back to before I joined the company and realize how much money I was actually wasting on day-to-day products.  

Back in the Day: The Biggest, Cheapest Shampoo

Back in the day of weekly trips to Walmart, I would browse the shampoo aisle for the biggest, cheapest bottle of shampoo. I recall going through those massive bottles so fast that shampoo was a frequent item on my shopping list. I would always run out of conditioner first, even after buy two bottles to the one bottle of shampoo. Comparing that to my family’s wash routine now blows my mind. All of those bottles add up! Not only was it harming the pocket book, but our skin was absorbing all of those dangerous synthetics!

A Better Alternative

Don’t freak out, people! There is a better alternative.

If you are a Young Living product user you know “a little goes a long way.” Everything is very concentrated. Or is it just that everything else is so watered down? Whichever perspective you use, we can both agree, we want more bang for our buck. Now, how can you do that without sacrificing quality? If you answered Young Living, you are right! I’ll share with you a few of my product extending hacks.

Even Better: Product-Extending Hacks

Hack #1: Foam Pumps FTW!

Let’s see a raise of hands from those of you who have children with soap moderation issues. You know what I mean. You’ve just purchased a new bottle of shampoo, you’ve sent the kid to be responsible and wash their own hair and body. And to NOT make a mess! (Why do we do this to ourselves? We know they are incapable.) When you do follow up with the process, you know you will find the bathroom flooded and the brand-new bottle of shampoo half-empty. Oh, wait! And the top of your precious child’s head is still dry. Am I right? Where did that soap go?!

Foam pumps means you don't have to monitor your kids' shampoo habits. A win all around. 

Foam pumps means you don't have to monitor your kids' shampoo habits. A win all around. 

Prior to this my husband or myself would have to ration the Young Living Shampoo. They were not allowed to dispense their own shampoo. It was just too costly to watch swirl down the drain.

The day I came across this trick I nearly fell out of my seat. (I can’t recall who it was but whoever you are THANK YOU!)

Drum roll please!...........

Foam pumps!  Yes, you can put shampoo in them too! And the kids won’t go through it all in one night! I know, right? Why didn’t I think of that sooner!

So here we are with a 8oz Lavender Volume Shampoo, $19.75 (wholesale), $25.99 (retail). I tell you they can last as long, or longer, as giant bottle of shampoo without all of the unwanted additives.

You can also duplicate this with Young Living’s Bath and Shower Gels.

When it comes to the conditioner it’s just so thick that you can feel that it will take a fraction of the average big glob of the standard store-bought kind.

Stretch this awesome face wash for a year of use with our foam pump hack. 

Stretch this awesome face wash for a year of use with our foam pump hack. 

You can use a foam pump for the Orange Blossom Facial Wash too. This is especially nice with the face wash. I have used and love the Art Cleanser, which is already in a foam pump. However, I can make the Orange Blossom last much longer. I’ve had my tiny 4oz bottle for more than a year and I think it will last a couple more months. Note that I wash my face twice a day. Paying $41.00 (wholesale), $53.95 (retail), for luxurious face wash that will last almost a year and a half, I would say, is well worth it.

Hack #2: Empty-Bottle Solutions!

When you’ve been using oils as much as I have, over the years you acquire quite the collection of empty bottles. I know that I don’t want to throw them out because they still smell so strongly of oils it seems like a waste. I have learned a few tricks for squeezing out every last drop of oil from the bottle.

Option 1: Oil-Infused Soaking Bath

My favorite way to make use of these beautiful empty bottles is to toss the separated orifice reducer, lid and bottle into a bath with Epsom salt and baking soda. Make sure the bottles you choose are not of the hot oil variety for a soaking bath. If you prefer a shower put these things into a big bowl on the floor of the shower, allowing the water to collect in the bowl. This will have a similar effect with the diffused steam. You will be surprised at how much oil still resides in those empty bottles. It is a great way to ensure you have used every last drop available.

Option 2: Oil-Powered Baking Soda

These bottles are good to the last drop! Don't miss even one with this awesome (and easy) natural cleaning hack. 

These bottles are good to the last drop! Don't miss even one with this awesome (and easy) natural cleaning hack. 

Try making an powering baking soda with essential oils. Baking soda can be such a blessing when it comes to cleaning house. Having Purification scented baking soda, Thieves scented baking soda, or any innumerable combinations of oily smells, would be even nicer. Just open up and uncork an empty bottle and seal all three parts of the bottle in a bowl of baking soda. Now you can freshen a smelly trash can, a cat litter box, a musty broom closet, smelly sneakers, the list goes on. A bowl ready with a little scoop inside for scrubbing the bathtub and toilet is another of my favorite ways to make use of empty bottles.  Chemical free cleaning, that smells great, brought to you by an empty bottle. Pretty cool, huh?

Hack #3: Double the Use of your Seedling Baby Wipes!

Make your Seedling Baby Wipes last twice as long: You just need scissors and five minutes, woo hoo! 

Make your Seedling Baby Wipes last twice as long: You just need scissors and five minutes, woo hoo! 

I have one last trick for you.

Have you smelled the new Seedlings Baby Wipes? If you haven’t you are missing out! They are AMAZING! I don’t have babies anymore but I love the smell so much I have found a few good reasons for keeping them handy. A package of 72 wipes is $11.75 (wholesale), $15.46 (retail). How about doubling those wipes? Do you remember those refillable flushable wipe containers? They are half the size of a standard baby wipe container. Now the Seedlings wipes are really sturdy wipes. They are almost wash cloth material! I believe half of a wipe could hold up better than a full store bought wet wipe any day. Take one package of the Seedlings Baby Wipes, with a good pair of scissors, and cut them in half. You could divide them between two refillable wipes containers or into one or more zip storage bags. I keep some in my car, a few in my purse, and of course in the bathroom as well.

Any Hacks to Share?

With great products comes great responsibility! How will you extend the life of your Young Living treasures?

Oily Hacks: Get the Most Out of Your Favorite Products

Our  guest blogger today is Cynthia Lengefeld: wife, mom, grandma and a Young Living Silver. We love her practical approach to oils and we’re excited to share her budget-friendly post today! Get in touch for more tips!

Did someone mention oily hacks?  Let’s talk!  Everyone loves a money-stretching product tip, am I right?!

Don't leave a bit of product in the packaging! We share our top tips on how to stretch product life and get the most bang for your buck.

Don't leave a bit of product in the packaging! We share our top tips on how to stretch product life and get the most bang for your buck.

Squeeze Out Extra Value: Thrifty Tube Trick

Let’s start with all the products in the squeeze tubes: Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste, Thieves Dentarome Toothpaste, Satin Facial Scrub Mint, Shutran Shave Cream, Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream, KidScents Tender Tush, KidScents Slique Toothpaste, Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream, Cool Azul Sports Gel, and Prenolone +.

When these tubes seem empty, they aren’t! They hold (what seems like to me) an endless supply of product. When the squeezing stops producing results, use scissors to cut the tube about an inch or two below the crimped edge. Open that baby up, and you’ll see ALL the goodness still screaming to be used. Don’t discard that cute little crimped top. It acts as a lid and protector as it slips right inside the end of the tube.  Don’t be afraid to dip that toothbrush or your clean fingers inside the tube, to grab the last bit of product. It could last another week! Who doesn’t want a week of “free” product?!

Recipe for Savings: Just Add Distilled Water

Since we are all interested in maximizing our dollars, let’s talk about how a little distilled water could change your life!  How about that Thieves Hand Soap?  Purchase the refill (always), and then when refilling the foaming pump bottles fill ½ with the soap refill and the other half with distilled water.  You’re welcome!  

Oh, the distilled water trick? Try it on your Orange Blossom Face Wash, too. In fact, repurpose a foaming hand soap dispenser for your Orange Blossom Face Wash/distilled water mixture. Combine 1/3 OBFW + 2/3 distilled water = instant OBFW foaming awesomeness!  

Smells Like Savings: Get the Most Out of Your Deodorant

I almost forgot about the Mountain Mint or Mountain Mist deodorant! When the deodorant pad has been rolled up as far as it will roll, and you KNOW (because you can see it) there is more deodorant but the silly things keeps falling off the stem, just take the deodorant pad off the stem. I keep the deodorant pad face down in the deodorant cap and throw the rest of the pieces and parts away.

Around my house, I never get the new deodorant! I get the pad off the old one when my husband is ready for a new stick. My “pad” lasts me as long as it takes him to use the whole stick! If you are a bit squeamish about using a “used” deodorant pad, just take a tissue and wipe it off before you apply it the first time.

Need More? Get in Touch!

Follow this blog, or message me for more oily hacks. Like hacks for the Seedlings Baby Wipes and Thieves dish soap and lemon oil and cedarwood oil and Thieves cleaner…...  Did you know you can use it for……  ??   Message me OilTogetherNow@gmail.com☺  Blessings to you, Cynthia Lengefeld, #1339187

October Promo: Fantastic Fall Savings

Support your immune system with another round of Young Living Fall favs. Super C tablets give you and your family convenient, chewable immune support, while Cinnamon Bark Vitality not only adds spice to your day, it supports healthy digestion and your immune system. Other fall favs Breathe Again Roll-On and Raven help support a healthy respiratory system. Add in DiGize to prep for all those holiday meals, and this promo easily rounds out your fall and winter essential oil must-haves. 

Earn these great oils just by purchasing your favorite Young Living Products and enrolling in Essential Rewards. Yes, it's that easy! Happy fall to you!    

OctoberPromo

300 PV

Retail Value: $196.5

  • Super C™ Chewable Tablets
  • Breathe Again Roll-On
  • 15-ml DiGize

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 

  • 15-ml Raven
  • 5-ml Cinnamon Bark Vitality™

250 PV

Retail Value: $154.27

  • Breathe Again Roll-On
  • 15-ml DiGize
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 

  • 15-ml Raven
  • 5-ml Cinnamon Bark Vitality™

190 PV

Retail Value $120.39

  • 15-ml DiGize
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 

  • 15-ml Raven
  • 5-ml Cinnamon Bark Vitality™

100 PV

Retail Value: $31.58

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Cinnamon Bark Vitality™

What's your fav fall scent? 

Oily Hacks for Any Budget (Our New Series!)

Did you know that adding 1-2 drops of Lavender oil to you mascara not only purifies your makeup, but also promotes beautiful long lashes?

Or did you know that essential oils can help you cut energy costs? Just add a few drops of your favorite aromatic oil to wool dryer balls (we LOVE Purification, so good!) to help reduce drying time by 50% (!!). Your clothes will also be fresh, wrinkle-free and non-toxic. Plus, banish dryer sheets from your shopping list for good!

Oily Hacks: Use Your Oils the Smart Way

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If you're just getting started with essential oils or you're ready to dig deeper, we’d love for you to check out our next series. We've asked our Tree of Life members to share their best Oily Hacks (think quick beauty tips, budget-friendly strategies or easy household tricks) to help you use your oils everyday, the smart way.

Like did you know that adding 3-5 drops of lemon oil to your automatic dishwasher detergent (like the awesome Thieves automatic dishwasher detergent!) will give your dishes commercial-worthy sparkle every time? Yes, really.  

We hope you're loving these hacks! And you'll want to come back for more soon and often, right? Follow us on Facebook or Pinterest to make sure you don’t miss a post. More to come in October!

September Promo: Support Your Health with (free) Fall Favs!

Support your family’s wellness with September’s promo. With the start of the school year and approach of fall, these freebies couldn't come at a better time! We love how Young Living takes a holistic approach to wellness this month: From encouraging regular fitness (hello, Blue Azul) and reinforcing your immune system (thanks Oregano, Thieves and Inner Defense) to supporting better sleep (ahhhhh, Peace & Calming). Find out how to earn these goodies with the purchase of your Essential Oils favs!

Pro Tip: Enroll in Essential Rewards to be eligible for more rewards. More info? Here you go.

September's promo is all about wellness. It's packed full of oils and supplements that support fitness, your immune system and sleep! 

September's promo is all about wellness. It's packed full of oils and supplements that support fitness, your immune system and sleep! 

300 PV

Retail Value: $213.82

  • 15-ml Cool Azul™ 
  • Inner Defense™ 
  • Peace & Calming® 

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 

  • 5-ml Thieves® Vitality™
  • 5-ml Oregano Vitality™

250 PV

Retail Value: $115.46

  • Inner Defense™ 
  • Peace & Calming® 

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 

  • 5-ml Thieves® Vitality™
  • 5-ml Oregano Vitality™

190 PV

Retail Value $80.26

  • Peace & Calming® 

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 

  • 5-ml Thieves® Vitality™
  • 5-ml Oregano Vitality™

100 PV

Retail Value: $15.46

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Oregano Vitality™

What are your fav fall essential oils

DIY Essential Oils for Back to School

We’ve reached our final course...errr post...in this series: Back to School DIY. As you’re settling into your new routine, you may just be inspired to do some DIY projects, and we are here to help with some of our fav recipes. Much like our diffuser post, these recipes will take you from Good morning to Goodnight.

So, class, are you ready? Let’s get started!

Smooth(ie) Sailing: Rise N Shine Smoothie

Make mornings easy with this quick and tasty breakfast treat. 

Make mornings easy with this quick and tasty breakfast treat. 

Need Breakfast at the push of button? Enter the Rise n Shine Smoothie. We award this one bonus points for being delicious and nutritious. Switch up ingredients to customize to your family’s tastes. Vitality oils, milks and fruits can all be swapped for your favs.

Everyday Wellness: Germy Hand Kid Soap

Feeling DIY-inspired? Try this wellness-boosting, Thieves-powered foaming hand soap. 

Feeling DIY-inspired? Try this wellness-boosting, Thieves-powered foaming hand soap. 

While we love Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, this recipe is a great DIY alternative if you’re feeling creative. Either way, you’ll be supporting your family’s wellness with the power of Thieves.

After School Anti-Smell: Stinky Kid Spray

Keep this spray with you anywhere stink can happen: aka EVERYWHERE.

Keep this spray with you anywhere stink can happen: aka EVERYWHERE.

Purification (obvious alert) purifies the air. That means that it can even refresh things like middle school boy bedroom, volleyball bag or mysterious minivan odors. Don’t leave home without it.

After School Snack: Dreamsicle Fruit Dip

Ease into homework time with a yummy snack: Dreamsicle Dip + Fruit. 

Ease into homework time with a yummy snack: Dreamsicle Dip + Fruit. 

Treat your students to a sweet treat after school that’s not packed with sugar or strange ingredients. Fruit + this yummy Dreamsicle dip will please even picky eaters. Want to make it even healthier? Replace the cream cheese with Greek yogurt and the powder sugar with agave, honey or stevia.

Night Night: Sweet Dreams Cream

Relax...Sweet Dreams Cream to the bedtime rescue! 

Relax...Sweet Dreams Cream to the bedtime rescue! 

We will share anything that helps kids have a good night sleep. Just apply this cream after evening bath to help your kids relax. It’s an easy way to use oils with your family and with Lavender and Peace & Calming II, it’s bound to invite (you guessed it) Sweet Dreams fast.

Class Dismissed 

Thanks for attending our Back to School crash course! Do you have any Essential Oil DIY inspiration to share? We’d love to hear from you!

Stay tuned, we'll share September Promo details soon!

Essentials Oils for Back to School: Smells like School Spirit

Today we’re continuing our back to school series. Behind? Here’s your review cheat sheet:

Ok, now class is back in session. And we’ll continue our back-to-school series with a pop quiz. (Nope, we’re not messing around;) Quick: what’s one of the easiest, most efficient ways to use your oils?

Tick, Tick, Tick...Time’s up!

If you said “diffusing” gold star for you! Just remember: Effective + Easy + Cost Efficient = Diffusing.

Even if the smell is not as strong as commercial candles or waxes, you and your family are getting wonderful benefits. That’s because your diffuser breaks down each oil into micro particles that stay in the air for hours. That’s getting your money’s worth – and with minimal effort!

Here are our top oils to diffuse throughout a busy school day. Enjoy (and pay attention, there could be another quiz next week)!

Diffuser Oils for the School Year

We believe diffusing oils is one of the best ways to brighten your family's day! 

We believe diffusing oils is one of the best ways to brighten your family's day! 

Essential Oils for Your Morning Routine

Wake up and smell the oils! Try these two refreshing blends to begin each day with a bang.

Joy Essential Oil Blend

Joy was one of the first oils we ever shared on the blog. That’s because this blend has been bringing us Joy for a long time. Diffuse to deflect early-morning grumpies and promote emotional balance.

Motivation Essential Oil Blend

Start the day (or study session) off with the power of Motivation. It helps support emotional balance and ward off fear and procrastination.

Mood Support

Beat first day (and beyond) jitters with these mood-boosting oils. Enjoying aromatic benefits on-the-go is easy, you can:

  • Apply a few drops to your hands, rub them together and inhale deeply
  • Wear an oil as a perfume or cologne
  • Wear a diffuser necklace or bracelet

Stress Away Essential Oil Blend

Stress Away is a wonderful everyday perfume. It offers much-needed emotional support with a zesty, lime-infused scent.

Tip: To use as a perfume, apply oil with a roller ball to your neck, wrists and inside your elbows.  

Valor Essential Oil Blend

There’s really no way to talk about this blend without reviewing a vocab word first.

Valor(n): strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter what is laid before them; personal bravery.

Now you know why we love this oil?! Apply it to the back of the neck, temples and/or inside the wrists. It can be a great companion for all those moments of uncertainty.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood supports emotional balance and promotes a calm mind. It’s perfect for the school year: it helps maintain concentration and tackle the unknown.

Homework Time Oils

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Give your students a natural boost with these oils. They help support your brain’s ability to focus.

Peppermint + Lemon

Peppermint can energize and focus your attention. Diffusing peppermint with lemon oil is one of our favorite study tips. Plus, these oils come with the Premium Starter Kit, so newbies, this is great recipe to start with!

Brain Power Essential Oil Blend

This oil is very high in sesquiterpenes (yes, that is another vocab word, look it up!). Sesquiterpenes play a role in dissolving petrochemicals (these are bad things, look it up!) and therefore increase normal receptivity in the brain and increase the amount of oxygen received. More oxygen to the brain = a happy, more functional, less foggy study session!

Bedtime Oils

Smell that? It’s time for bed! Create a peaceful routine to end the day with these relaxing oils.

Lavender

This is a VERY popular oil for aiding relaxation. We love to diffuse it and apply it to the bottom of our feet before bed. You can even put a couple drops on your pillow for continued benefits.

Tranquil Roll On

Put yourself and your kids in a tranquil state with this easy to use roll on. Apply to the bottom of the feet, back of the neck and/or temples. ZZzzzz

Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend

Bid farewell to stress and welcome relaxation with Peace & Calming II. This oil is gentle enough to diffuse through the night, even for little ones.

Any Questions?

Let us know if you need more back to school diffuser tips! Leave us a comment and we’ll help as soon as we can!

Essential Oils for Back to School: First Day Freebies!

Last week we shared all about the school-themed August Promo. This week (and for the rest of the month) we are offering a crash course on back-to-school essential oils. Today’s Subject: First Day Freebies. Yes, we thought that was an A+ subject, too;) So eyes front, pencils at the ready, time to study up on our favorite goodies from the promo.  

Back to School Essential Oils

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Lemon Vitality

You can reach for this small and zesty bottle all day. It earns top marks for a fresh scent and invigorating flavor.

  • Diffuse first thing for a mood-boosting scent.
  • Diffuse after school to support concentration during homework time.
  • Add a drop or two to an after-school fruit dip or smoothie.

Clarity

Another homework hero, Clarity is formulated to give you sense of clear thinking and alertness. Call on this energizing blend whenever you or your resident students need to focus.

  • Diffuse Clarity when starting a challenging project or studying for a big test.
  • Apply Clarity on the temples and the back of the neck before school or study to help support memory retention and mental alertness.

KidScents

We are beyond thrilled that you can earn 5 KidScents blends with this month’s purchase! These pre-diluted oils are ready to use on your kiddos, straight from the bottle. They pass the Mom-Approved Test with a 100% in convenience.

Owie

Our first choice for first aid, Owie™ is an easy way to topically improve the appearance of your child͛s skin.

  • Keep on hand for those trips to the park.
  • Add to your first aid kit.

TummyGize

TummyGize™ is a relaxing, quieting blend that can be applied to little tummies.

  • Use after meals to support normal digestion.
  • Apply daily to promote healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.
  • Take on long car rides.

GeneYus

GeneYus™ is an excellent blend to diffuse for young minds that are focusing and concentrating on projects.

  • Diffuse while learning a new skill to help avoid frustrations.
  • Apply before sending kiddos off to school

SniffleEase

SniffleEase™ is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend formulated to help kids when the sniffles strike.

  • Apply to the chest and bottom of the feet to support the respiratory system.
  • Apply under nose to promote clear breathing.

SleepyIze

End the first day with a smooth bedtime routine.

  • Diffuse SleepyIze™ at bedtime for a peaceful aromatic environment.
  • Apply on the bottom of the feet to support restful sleep.

Raise your hand if you’re excited for school now! If you want to earn these First Day Freebies, check out our Promo Post for details. See you next week!

August Promo: Oily Back to School Shopping (Made Easy!)

Freshly sharpened pencils, crisp colorful folders and (last but not least) a new set of 5 KidScents Essential Oils make us think: school is about to begin. Enter the school year with oils that can help your kids focus when it’s time to focus, like Clarity and Envision, and celebrate when the work is done, hellloooo Citrus Fresh. Plus, keep after-school snacks healthy with a drop or two of Lemon Vitality.

Find out how to earn 5 KidScent Essential Oils and more this month as you stock up on your Young Living faves (anyone else loving Savvy Minerals?).

Oily mamas: we love how this promo makes checking off our favorite back-to-school oils easy! 

Oily mamas: we love how this promo makes checking off our favorite back-to-school oils easy! 

300 PV

Retail Value: $266.46

  • 5-ml KidScents Essential Oils: GeneYus, TummyGize, Sleepyize, Owie, and SniffleEase
  • 15-ml Clarity
  • 15-ml Citrus Fresh

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • 5-ml Envision
  • 5-ml Lemon Vitality™

 250 PV

Retail Value $106.25

  • 15-ml Clarity
  • 15-ml Citrus Fresh

 Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • 5-ml Envision
  • 5-ml Lemon Vitality™

190 PV

Retail Value $52.96

15-ml Citrus Fresh

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • 5-ml Envision
  • 5-ml Lemon Vitality™

100 PV

Retail Value $8.22

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Lemon Vitality™

What’s your favorite back-to-school oil?

Oils for Your Summer Vacation

Thanks to our writer of the week, Jane! Learn more about her team here: www.cleanlivingtheoilyway.com

Whenever I travel anywhere I make sure that I bring very specific oils depending on what time of year it is and where I am going. Honestly, I don’t know if I could even possibly travel without my oils! They make all the difference! Here are some of my favorite picks for summer travels.  

From NingXia Red on the beach to Aramaease in the mountains, we'll tell you which oils to never forget on your summer vacation packing list. 

From NingXia Red on the beach to Aramaease in the mountains, we'll tell you which oils to never forget on your summer vacation packing list. 

My Oily Summer Packing List

Stress Away: Calms (Even on an Adventure)

Stress Away is number one! I have a fear of cliffs and most summers we travel from the flat lands of Florida to the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Idaho. When my husband drives over that mountain pass, it is no easy feat for me! In fact, the only way I can make it, is to sit in the back seat with the bottle of Stress Away opened and yours truly inhaling it the entire time!

Aromaease: Supports Natural Travel Adjustment

Once we are in the mountains, I start to feel the effects of the altitude change. The aroma of Aromaease helps me tremendously along with Peppermint rubbed on my head and neck. Both those oils are supportive of the body’s natural ability to adjust to this change.  

Digize Vitality: Maintains Normal Digestion

Usually travel time means eating out often and eating foods that we don’t normally eat at home.  It’s important to maintain normal digestion while away. You can take your Digize Vitality oil right under your tongue or rub Digize directly on your stomach. Your body will thank you!

Thieves Vitality: Keeps Immune System Strong

Before I go away and while I am away I do everything to keep my immune system strong and above the wellness line. Between flying, time changes and new germs, it’s important to support your immune system. I take Thieves Vitality 2-3 times a day without fail!  

Lavender: Makes Any Bed Feel Like Home

Lavender…the swiss army knife of oils! Let’s just say that I never go anywhere without my Lavender and especially when traveling. I don’t know about you, but when I try to sleep away from home, it’s just not the same. My body used to struggle to fall asleep and to stay asleep. Now I just put a couple drops on my pillow at night and I am sleeping and resting just like at home.  

Deep Relief Roll-On: Eases Minor Muscle Aches

Deep Relief is another must-have when traveling. My muscles can get sore from sitting on a long flight or car ride. They can get strained when doing activities that I don’t normally do. This handy roll-on is perfect to stick in your purse and use it whenever you need to soothe any sore muscles!

My Supplement Travel Companions

Ningxia Red: Delivers Delicious On-the-Good Goodness

Ningxia Red packets are always in my suitcase! I take plenty of packets for the whole family so we can all maintain good health and a strong body while away. Ningxia Red is packed with so many nutrients that I don’t feel we can be without it while traveling. If you have kids, they will enjoy that you have a delicious drink to give them while on a long car ride or flight.

Ningxia Nitro: Boosts Energy

Nitros , nitros, nitros….ok, I am guilty of taking way too many Nitros while away! As it is, I take 2 Nitros a day. They give me the most amazing brain clarity and they provide my body with endless energy! Now unless I am going on a beach vacation where all I need to worry about is eating and sunbathing, I need to have my energy! Hiking, exploring, and outdoor adventures call for serious assistance from my Nitros.  

Thieves Hand Sanitizer & Spray: Keeps Things Clean (Naturally!)

Lastly I NEVER travel with my Thieves hand sanitizer and Thieves spray! What do I spray? Everything and anything! I spray things in the hotel room, I spray things on the plane, I spray things in restaurants, I spray my hands, I spritz over the bed sheets with my Thieves spray, I spray everything! Come to think of it, I could probably use it in place of a pepper spray while away. I would think spraying this in someone’s eyes would certainly slow them down! Seriously though, make sure you have your Thieves spray and your sanitizer with you whenever away from home!

What are YOUR Top Young Living Travel Items?

There you have it friends, my top Young Living travel items! Take some time to think about where you are going this summer and make a list of what  you will need to help make it a memorable experience.

Have oily travel questions? Leave them in the comments or contact us!

July Promo Focus: Essentialzymes-4 & RutaVala Roll-On

Every month we take a deep dive into goodies you can earn for free with your Young Living order. And this month we’re extra excited to share all about RutaVaLa Roll-On, a calming travel companion that’s been out of stock forever. Get to know this blend, plus Essentialzymes-4 – the enzyme complex you should add to the guest list of all your foodie adventures this summer.

Essentialzymes-4 and RutaVaLa roll-on are grab-and-go summer favs. Find out how (and why) to use them today! 

Essentialzymes-4 and RutaVaLa roll-on are grab-and-go summer favs. Find out how (and why) to use them today! 

Relax with RutaVaLa Roll-On

The best way to understand a blend: study the component oils. This roll-on gives us a hint with it’s name. RutaVaLa = Ruta + Valerian + Lavender. If that sounds like a relaxing and revitalizing combo, you’re right!

Components

  • Ruta: Relaxes and promotes energy.
  • Valerian: Calms mood and promote stress relief.
  • Lavender: Eases tension and supports calm.

Use it Today

Reach for this blend to support your nervous system and mood on-the-go. Think park play-dates, long flights or summer school soothing for your kiddos.

Roll-On Tip: 1” of roll-on is equivalent to about 1 drop oil

Eat Well with Essentialzymes-4

Essentialzymes-4 is an enzyme supplement that supports digestion of:

  • Dietary Fats
  • Proteins
  • Fiber
  • Carbohydrates

Or basically, the modern diet. Just like RutaVaLa, we’ll take a look at the ingredients that make this complex so effective.

Components

To achieve the best nutrient absorption, Essentialzymes-4 releases animal- and plant-based enzymes at different times. Let’s take a look at each capsule.

Yellow Capsule

Enzymes

  • Protease 3, 4.5 and 6: Supports digestion of protein.
  • Amylase: Supports digestion of starch, carbohydrates and sugars.
  • Cellulase: Assists digestion of plant material.
  • Lipase: Supports the digestion of fat.
  • Peptidase (form of protease): Helps to break down proteins into amino acids.
  • Phytase: Catalyzes phytic acid found in grains and oil seeds.
  • Bromelain: Supports digestion of carbohydrates, derived from pineapple stems.
  • Papain: Breaks down hard to digest proteins like beef and pork, sourced from papaya.  

Essential Oils

  • Fennel: Supports circulatory, glandular, respiratory, and digestive systems.
  • Tarragon: Supports healthy digestive system.
  • Rosemary: Supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and overall well-being.
  • Ginger: Soothes digestive discomfort.
  • Anise: Supports a healthy digestive system.

White Capsule

Ingredients

  • Bee Pollen Powder: Supports healthy immune system.
  • Lipase Enzyme: Supports the digestion of fats.
  • Pancreatin 10x Full Spectrum Enzyme: supports the digestion of proteins that contain proteases, amylases and lipases.

Essential Oils

  • Fennel: Supports feelings of well-being during the menstrual cycle.
  • Tarragon: Supports healthy digestive system.
  • Lemongrass: Supports overall well-being and may support the digestive system.
  • Ginger: Soothes digestive discomfort.
  • Anise: Supports a healthy digestive system.

Use it Today

Take one dual blister pack two times daily with largest meals (four capsules total).

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.

What Oils Are Always in Your Bag? 

We love Young Living favs like RutaVaLa and Essentialzymes-4 that are so easy to stick in your bag and head out the door. Do you have an oil you can’t leave home without?