May Promo: Start Summer with Savings

The end of school is just around the corner! Time to build your oil collection with just-right additions for this busy time of year. Here’s the skinny on these sunny summer faves:

  • Clarity: The name says it all, this blend is designed to invite direction and insight.
  • Thieves: This blend is a year-round must-have for its fresh scent and immune system support.
  • Juniper: A grounding oil with a slightly sweet, woodsy smell.
  • Eucalyptus Radiata: An outdoor favorite for its crisp aroma.
  • Peace & Calming: A somewhat rare blend beloved for its calming effect on even the youngest oil users.
 Lime Vitality is a great way to add a bit of zest to your day – and your salsa or guacamole.

Lime Vitality is a great way to add a bit of zest to your day – and your salsa or guacamole.

Pro tip: This month you can earn up to 6 oils just by ordering your favorite Young Living oils and products. Make sure you’re enrolled in Essential Rewards so you can reap the full benefit of this great promo.

300 PV

Retail Value: $224.33

  • 15-ml Clarity
  • 15-ml Thieves
  • 15-ml Juniper
  • 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 5-ml Peace & Calming
  • 5-ml Lime Vitality  

250 PV

Retail Value $123.68

  • 15-ml Juniper
  • 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 5-ml Peace & Calming
  • 5-ml Lime Vitality   

190 PV

Retail Value $78.29

  • 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 5-ml Peace & Calming
  • 5-ml Lime Vitality     

100 PV

Retail Value  $7.57

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Lime Vitality  

Breathe Deep with Raven

Suzanne Rodolfich has taken over the blog this week. She loves to share about oils, and today, she's sharing about Raven: one of the newest additions to the Premium Starter Kit. 

I am so excited that Raven is now included in the Premium Starter Kit! What I love about Raven is that it includes one of my favorite single oils, Ravintsara, but it also has four other oils—lemon, peppermint, wintergreen, and eucalyptus radiata—that make it a very powerful blend.

 A year-round fave, Raven is especially helpful in winter and spring. Breathe easy with this addition to the Premium Starter Kit. 

A year-round fave, Raven is especially helpful in winter and spring. Breathe easy with this addition to the Premium Starter Kit. 

So, how do we use it?

  • This is a year round oil for us, but it is definitely in heavy rotation during the winter as part of our winter wellness routine and in the spring as we deal with all the pollen in the air.
  • We alternate it with RC—we’ll rub RC on our feet and Raven on our chest or vice versa.
  • It’s very soothing when rubbed on joints or achy muscles.
  • When mixed with solid coconut oil, it makes a fabulous chest rub.
  • And we love it in the diffuser at night with Lavender. The Raven helps us breathe deeply and the Lavender helps us rest well.

Citrus Fresh: The Name Says It All!

Have you heard about the all-new Premium Starter Kit? Not only do you now get the Desert Mist Diffuser and Thieves Household Cleaner sample, the updated collection includes two new oils: Citrus Fresh and Raven. Today, Jaynelle breaks down the first of the new additions, Citrus Fresh. Stay tuned next week as we take a deep dive into Raven. 

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Citrus Fresh: A Blend as Uplifting as it Sounds 

This sunny, fresh oil combines Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Mandarin oils with a hint of Spearmint. Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil is a custom Young Living blend that offers an uplifting, refreshing aroma that you can diffuse to transform home, work, and classroom spaces.

 Citrus Fresh is now featured in the Premium Starter Kit! What an uplifting addition:)

Citrus Fresh is now featured in the Premium Starter Kit! What an uplifting addition:)

Citrus Fresh Pro Tips

Citrus Fresh oil is a perfect for...

  • replacing chemical-based home fragrances—just combine a few drops with water in a spray bottle and spritz throughout rooms and closets and over linens. You’ll enjoy the uplifting citrusy scent every time you make the bed or open a closet door.
  • a DIY cologne or perfume. Dilute with coconut oil and use for spring and summer. Plus, using Citrus Fresh topically comes with the bonus benefit of the citrus oils working together to tone and smooth the appearance of skin. Translation: a little extra citrus boost to your day. 

When you hear Citrus Fresh think...

  • Mental Clarity
  • Energizing
  • Purifying

Check out the rest of the Premium Starter oils here! It's one of the best way to start using oils in  your everyday life. And, (yay!), you'll get a wholesale discount for future purchases. 

Deep Dive: Sulfurzyme Supplements

We thought we’d follow up our mini NingXia Red series with a deep dive into another antioxidant-rich supplement, Sulfurzyme. Jaynelle Leek-Binns recently broke down the whats and whys of this daily supplement for our team and the info was too good not to share! Enjoy:)

 Support everything from skin health to your immune system with this must-have daily supplement! 

Support everything from skin health to your immune system with this must-have daily supplement! 

Why Do We Need Dietary Sulfur?

Our bodies need a naturally occurring organic form of dietary sulfur (MSM) to maintain optimal health. Yep, sure does! Biologically, sulfur is one of the most important nutrients (4th most plentiful found in the body), and we need it to maintain youth, energy and much more.

As we get older, our cells become rigid, we get stiff joints and our energy starts to decline. Although sulfur is found naturally (in small amounts) in a lot of foods, it is destroyed in the cooking/heating process. If we are not getting enough sulfur in our foods, then it is time to supplement!

What is in Sulfurzyme Capsules?

MSM (methylsulfonylmrthane) aka sulfa

Supports the immune system, liver and proper circulation. It also helps to rid your body of free radicals. Think of MSM as like little ninjas cleaning up your body.

Need to Know: Sulfur… No, not the same as Sulfa pharmaceuticals. Sulfur, MSM or methylsulfonylmrthane is totally different. I am allergic to Sulfa drugs and have no problem with Sulfurzyme.

Wolfberries

The wolfberries (like we have in our Ningxia Red) also contains minerals and coenzymes that help our bodies metabolize the sulfur. This is important because you want your body to be able to absorb the MSM and put it to use.

Pro Tip: If you want to optimize the absorption of your sulfurzyme, take it with Ningxia Red. You can even add it to your NR, throw a splash of lime (or lime vitality) in it and it will be a really yummy treat!

Main Uses for Sulfurzyme

This daily supplement…

  • Helps maintain the structure of proteins in the body (great for sensitive skin)
  • Supports the immune, liver, circulatory and gastrointestinal systems
  • Protects cells and cell membranes (keeps you youthful!)
  • Supports healthy skin (clear skin and wrinkles) and hair (thicker and fuller)
  • Activates/maintains enzymes in the body
  • Naturally increases energy

Hope you enjoyed learning about Sulfurzyme! How many of you are ready to add it to your daily routine now?! Please send any questions our way!


 

April Promo: Refresh with Freebies

Reinvigorate your routine from with fresh ideas for self care, cooking and more with the April promo. Qualify to earn digestion-supporting Allerzyme supplements, perfect as you try new seasonal recipes. Try a drop of Tea Tree essential oil along with your favorite face cleanser for a clean scent. Find grounding with sweet and spicy Fennel, and add a delicious herbaceous flavor to dishes with Basil Vitality. All for free.

Want to know how? Find out below.

 Did you know? Dryer balls can speed drying times! Add a drop of your favorite essential oils for an extra fresh touch. We love Purification, Citrus Fresh or Lavender.

Did you know? Dryer balls can speed drying times! Add a drop of your favorite essential oils for an extra fresh touch. We love Purification, Citrus Fresh or Lavender.

300 PV

Retail Value: $138.82

  • Allerzyme™
  • Dryer Balls
  • 15-ml Tea Tree

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 15-ml Fennel
  • 5-ml Basil Vitality   

250 PV

Retail Value $91.78

  • Dryer Balls
  • 15-ml Tea Tree

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 15-ml Fenne
  • 5-ml Basil Vitality   

190 PV

Retail Value $73.03

  • 15-ml Tea Tree

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 15-ml Fenne
  • 5-ml Basil Vitality  

100 PV

Retail Value  $14.47

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Basil Vitality  

NingXia Red Review Week 2: Enjoy Your Ningxia (with 4 Awesome Recipes!)

Today, we are continuing our month long NingXia Red Review with four different tried-and-true recipes from our team. We’ll have your NR cravings covered all day with breakfast smoothies, after-school snacks and treat-yourself cocktails.

But first, a quick recap. Last month, the Tree of Life leaders put a challenge out to the team: Take a shot of Ningxia Red for 28 days. Why would anyone do that? Well, NingXia Red helps support overall health and energy levels. And drinking consistently helps boost those benefits even more. 

Just take a look at what you’d have to eat to reap all the antioxidant-rich benefits of NingXia.

 Fast Fact: Antioxidants help slow oxidation damage throughout the body. This can help the body function normally and support your immune system.

Fast Fact: Antioxidants help slow oxidation damage throughout the body. This can help the body function normally and support your immune system.

If you want some of that antioxidant goodness in your life, here are some fun ways our team shared to incorporate this delicious supplement in their daily life.

Four Fun & Delicious NingXia Red Recipes

Delicious Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day the delicious and nutritious way with a shot of NingXia Red in your smoothie.

 Thanks to Alishia Alibhai for sharing her yummy morning ritual.

Thanks to Alishia Alibhai for sharing her yummy morning ritual.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 oz YL NingXia Red juice
  • 1/4 tsp matcha powder (optional - I put it in for its health benefits)
  • Few frozen blueberries (use fresh if you have! I will also use strawberries or raspberries))
  • Little bit of frozen spinach or frozen kale (can use fresh)
  • 2 scoops YL balance complete (11g fibre!)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional - again, I include for health benefits)

How-To:

Blend together and enjoy! ️

Pro Tip: Add frozen items to give a nice icy coldness to the smoothie! You could also add a couple of ice cubes if you're using all fresh items!

Refreshing Apple Cider Vinegar + NingXia Drink

Boost the benefit of Apple Cider Vinegar with NingXia Red and Vitality oils. Drink this quick and easy mix first thing in the morning for another way to start your day off well.

 Thanks to Lindsey Barger for sharing her delicious discovery: ACV + NR = Amazing

Thanks to Lindsey Barger for sharing her delicious discovery: ACV + NR = Amazing

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup NingXia Red
  • 1 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2-4 Drops favorite Vitality oil (like Grapefruit, yum!)
  • 1-1 ½ cup soda water

How-To

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!

Pro-Tip: Remember to shake NingXia Red and Apple Cider Vinegar before adding to your mixture.

Kid-Friendly NingXia Red Gummies

Not only will kids love the taste of these gummies, they’ll also love helping you make these cute, antioxidant-filled snacks. Perfect for a mid-morning nibble or after-school treat.

 Jordan Lee shared her process for perfect NR gummies.

Jordan Lee shared her process for perfect NR gummies.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz of NingXia Red
  • 2 TB of Raw Honey
  • 2.5 TB of Gelatin
  • 3 Drops Lemon Vitality
  • 2 Drops of Thieves Vitality

How-To:

  1. Heat NingXia and honey in a saucepan, not to a boil
  2. Pull off the heat and slowly sprinkle in the Gelatin, whisk until mixed well
  3. Add essential oils and whisk for 30 seconds
  4. Pour into small jello molds
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour

Post-Late Night NingXia Red Cocktails

After a busy Friday and long week, start your Saturday with a NR Lime cocktail!

 Thanks to Rachel Zachary for this refreshing suggestion.

Thanks to Rachel Zachary for this refreshing suggestion.

Ingredients

  • Sparkling Water to taste
  • 3 oz NR
  • A squirt of lime juice
  • 1-2 drops Lime Vitality oil

How-To

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!

Are you interested in learning more? Contact us! We can answer any Ningxia question and even help you join start your own Ningxia Red challenge. Bottom’s up!

NingXia Red Review Week 1: Know Your Ningxia

Last month, the Tree of Life leaders put a challenge out to the team: Take a daily shot of NingXia Red for 28 days. Why would anyone do that? Well, NingXia Red helps support overall health and energy levels. And drinking consistently helps boost those benefits even more.  

So we thought we'd review what we all learned from the challenge and spread the word on the awesome-ness that is NingXia Red on the blog, too.

For week one, we’ll start simple. Introduce three NingXia products: NingXia Red, NingXia Zyng and NingXia Nitro.

Know Your NingXia: Meet NingXia Red, NingXia Zyng and NingXia Nitro

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NingXia Red

Serving Recommendation: Take a 2-oz shot up to twice daily

NingXia Red (or NR) packs an antioxidant punch with a Wolfberry superfruit puree, while pure essential oils add healthy flavor and benefit. The result is a delicious drink that supports overall wellness.

Top (of the morning) Tip: Add your morning shot of NR to your smoothie for a great start to the day.

NingXia Zyng

Serving Recommendation: Drink 1 can anytime you need a little pick-me-up

Swap the sugary drinks in your life for refreshing NingXia Zyng. This sparkling drink combines the same wolfberry superfruit puree as NR, plus pear and blackberry juices, and a hint of Lime and Black Pepper essential oils. It also delivers 35 mg of naturally occuring caffeine for the promised ‘Zyng.’

Fun Fact: One can only contains 35 calories. Translation: Guilt-free treat!

NingXia Nitro

Serving Recommendation: Drink directly from tube or add to your NR shot or 4-oz water.

NingXia Nitro also delivers a much-needed pick-me-up without the caffeine buzz. This supplement supports alertness and cognitive and physical fitness with essential oils, botanical extracts, D-Robse, Korean ginseng and green tea extract.

Winning Combination: Add Nitro to your Zyng to support energy and cognition

Are you interested in learning more? Contact us! We can answer any NingXia question and even help you join start your own NingXia Red challenge. Bottom’s up!

March Promo: Fresh and Free!

We can’t stop smiling about the March promo because...

  1. Citrus oils (like Citrus Fresh and Lemon Vitality) help boost our mood.
  2. A sparkling house cleaned with natural products (particularly Thieves favs like the dish soap and Home Cleaner) help boost our mood.
  3. Free citrus oils AND natural cleaners REALLY boost our mood.

You guessed it: This happy combo of free zesty citrus oils and natural cleaners are what the Spring Cleaning-themed March promo is all about. Earn these freebies just in time to refresh your house and welcome spring.

 Refresh your faith with Hope Essential Oil blend. Its aroma helps you reconnect with strength and stability. 

Refresh your faith with Hope Essential Oil blend. Its aroma helps you reconnect with strength and stability. 

Check out the details below. And if you want to learn more about Essential Rewards and how to earn special bonuses each month, find all you need to know here.

300 PV

Retail Value: $154.27

  • 5-ml Hope
  • Thieves Household Cleaner with 16-oz. Spray Bottle
  • Thieves Dish Soap

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 15-ml Citrus Fresh
  • 5-ml Lemon Vitality  

250 PV

Retail Value $76.97

  • Thieves Household Cleaner with 16-oz. Spray Bottle
  • Thieves Dish Soap

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 15-ml Citrus Fresh
  • 5-ml Lemon Vitality  

190 PV

Retail Value $47.36

  • Thieves Dish Soap

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • 15-ml Citrus Fresh
  • 5-ml Lemon Vitality  

100 PV

Retail Value $8.22

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Lemon Vitality  

 

February Promo: Fall in Love with These Freebies

It’s easy to fall head-over-heels with February’s promo. This month you can earn oils and products dedicated to everything from self love to oils too good not to share with a special someone.

 Learn how to earn these oh-so-lovable products with your monthly purchase! 

Learn how to earn these oh-so-lovable products with your monthly purchase! 

Under the self-love category, we have ...

  • SclarEssence Vitality: This blend is designed for women’s support. Make it part of a soothing routine coupled with Dragon Time Tea or take as a supplement as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Lavender Calming Bath Bombs: Fun and fizzy, these new bath time favs are powered by Lavender and Peace & Calming for a relaxing, treat-yourself experience.
  • Patchouli Essential Oil: And for the free spirit, this unique oil is perfect for calming during meditation or yoga practice. Bonus: apply topically to improve the appearance of skin.

Under the love to share category, you can earn …

  • Sensation: Love is in the air with this sweet blend. A combination of pure Ylang Ylang, Coriander, and other essential oils, it encourages feelings of love and affection when diffused.
  • V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex: Another way to share the love, it can be used to create custom massage oils.

Another thing to love? Earning these to-die-for products free with your monthly Essential Rewards purchase. Learn all you need to know about Essential Rewards here. Find out how to earn these lovely oils below.

300 PV

Retail Value: $173.69

  • 5-ml Sensation
  • 15-ml Patchouli
  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • Lavender Calming Bath Bombs
  • 5-ml SclarEssence Vitality  

250 PV

Retail Value $128.62

  • 15-ml Patchouli
  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • Lavender Calming Bath Bombs
  • 5-ml SclarEssence Vitality   

190 PV

Retail Value $82.90

  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives:

  • Lavender Calming Bath Bombs
  • 5-ml SclarEssence Vitality  

100 PV

Retail Value $19.74

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml SclarEssence Vitality  

 

January Promo: Fresh Start (for Free!)

Keep your resolutions the Young Living way with oils that help support digestion, your workout routine and healthy habits like drinking more water. The best part: you can also keep your spend-less-money goals by earning these January favorites for free. Find out how to earn Copaiba, PanAway, Super Cal Plus, Deep Relief and Spearmint Vitality with your qualifying purchase. 

 Pro Tip: Drink more water by adding a drop of sweet and fresh Spearmint Vitality to your water. 

Pro Tip: Drink more water by adding a drop of sweet and fresh Spearmint Vitality to your water. 

300 PV

Retail Value: $170.39

  • 15-ml Copaiba

  • 15-ml PanAway

  • Super Cal Plus

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • Deep Relief
  • 5-ml Spearmint Vitality 

250 PV

Retail Value $113.81

  • 15-ml PanAway

  • Super Cal Plus

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • Deep Relief
  • 5-ml Spearmint Vitality 

190 PV

Retail Value $67.43

  • Super Cal Plus

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:

  • Deep Relief
  • 5-ml Spearmint Vitality 

100 PV

Retail Value $14.14

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Spearmint Vitality

Christmas Season the Young Living Way

Alexis Peters has been learning about and using essential oils for about three years. When she’s not editing and writing for Tree of Life, she’s chasing one (or both) of her preschool sons.

At first glance, Christmas fueled by Young Living isn’t that different. There’re lights, trees, yummy food and presents. But as I slowly add more and more essential oils and Young Living products into my family’s traditions, I’m realizing that these little bottles make a big impact.

Since the season is all about sharing, here are a few small ways to take your time-honored traditions up a notch with a drop or two of your favorite essential oils.

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1. Diffuse Christmas Spirit

This scent is nothing short of Christmas in scent form. Orange, cinnamon bark and black spruce team up to bring mood-boosting joy to any moment – from a holiday bash to a quiet morning at home. And, as we’ve shared before, you can (and should) diffuse this beauty year round! There’s no season that you couldn’t use a nice mood and immunity boost.

2. Party Perfection with Christmas Spirit

Make a pre-party air-freshener by combining 30 drops of oil and 2 cups water in a glass spray bottle. Shake and spray around your house as you party prep.

3. Clean with Thieves

Whether you’re hosting Christmas or cleaning before a big trip, Thieves Household cleaner is the answer for a holiday-worthy home. I love it especially at this time of year: Thieves’ spicy hints of nutmeg and cinnamon bark fit right in with the rest of the festivities.

4. Hustle-and-Bustle with Thieves 

Help keep your family’s immunity strong with Thieves Hand Purifier. These small but might bottles are powered by Thieves and peppermint to cleanse and purify your hands, even on-the-go.

5. Warm Up with Vitality Oils

The growing number of Vitality oils means you have a growing number of ways to ingest your favorite oils. Sure you can add some Citrus Fresh to your first glass of water each day, but when you really want to warm up, add a drop of Nutmeg Vitality to your hot tea, Thieves Vitality to your coffee or Peppermint Vitality to your hot cocoa for a special treat.

6. Festive Cooking with Vitality Oils 

You can cook with vitality oils, too! Try subbing a drop of Vitality oil for any herb or spice in your favorite holiday recipes.

Any essential oil-powered traditions to share? Tell us in the comments!

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!