Why Raindrop?

We just hosted a Facebook class on the Raindrop technique.

Side Note: Yes, you can attend in your PJs. If that sounds like your kind of class, good news: we host an online class every month! Stay in the know here and here.

If you missed the class, or would love to keep learning, this post is for you. Here’s the spoiler: Raindrop = essential oils + massage.  

The Basics: What is the Raindrop Technique?


Before we go into the why of Raindrop, here’s a quick rundown of the what.

The Raindrop technique was developed by Young Living founder Gary Young back in the 1980s. As he developed this technique, he drew from his experience with Native American wellness traditions. The end result was a revolutionary means of supporting the body and mind.

The technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The application process is typically about an hour, but the benefits may last up to a week or more.

The Benefits: Why Raindrop?

What benefits? There are plenty of emotional and physical benefits and here are just a few…

  • Invigorates the Mind

  • Supports Healthy Body Energy and Emotions

  • Aids the Body’s Response to Natural Irritation or Injury

  • Promotes Healthy Circulation

  • Helps with Structural Alignment

  • Supports Stress Level

  • Supports Immune Function

  • Promotes Healthy Respiratory System

  • Promotes Overall Body Wellness

The Beginning: What Oils are in the Raindrop?

The Raindrop Technique includes seven single oils and two oil blends. Check out all the benefits of these individual oils! So many “whys” here.


Thyme is a key ingredient in Ortho Ease massage oil and is great for use after exercise. It is also believed to bring a sense of purpose when used aromatically, and is great for supporting your immune system.


Basil essential oil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can be calming, refreshing and bring clarity of thought. It can also help support the respiratory system. Ancient Greeks thought very highly of basil and considered it the “king of plants” and actually used it to anoint kings.


This oil can be diffused to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can also apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be very soothing after hard physical activity.


As an herb, oregano shines in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine; but as an essential oil, it has a wealth of benefits and uses outside the kitchen. Oregano essential oil’s warm, herbaceous scent is excellent at purifying the air when diffused with oils such as Peppermint. It also pairs especially well  with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex when used in massage for supporting the immune system.


Wintergreen’s refreshing minty aroma is stimulating and invigorating. It’s a great addition to lotions that are applied after activity to support bone and muscle health. It is a key ingredient in our Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream.


Cypress has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can promote a sense of security and grounding. It is also known for supporting healthy circulation in the body.


Marjoram is a key oil used in the Raindrop Technique and can be used in massage after exercise. It can also be very calming and relaxing. It was known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks.


Valor essential oil blend is one of our most popular products and was a favorite of Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young. A truly unique blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, Geranium, and Frankincense, Valor has a woodsy, grounding aroma that is great for massages and other topical and aromatic uses. Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to refocus at the end of a challenging day.

Aroma Siez™

A key Young Living blend, Aroma Siez™ combines the soothing and relaxing properties of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint and Cypress. A great blend for supporting healthy bones and muscles.

Is your interest peaked? Stay tuned! We’ll share the how’s of Raindrop soon.

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.


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!


Boost Your Summer Stamina: En-R-Gee & NingXia Nitro

Get a natural boost this summer with En-R-Gee and NingXia Nitro. Both of these Young Living faves will help you make the most of your time on vacation (or get you through an afternoon slump). And you can earn both for free this month. Find out how (woo hoo!).

Summer Forecast: Lots of Sun & Energy

Skip sugary drinks and caffeine jitters with En-R-Gee and NingXia Nitro.

Skip sugary drinks and caffeine jitters with En-R-Gee and NingXia Nitro.

Energize with En-R-Gee


En-R-Gee helps naturally boost energy and mood with a blend of these awesome essential oils:

  • Rosemary: May help support mental fatigue.
  • Juniper: Cleanses and may help support circulation through the kidneys.
  • Lemongrass: May help lift mood.
  • Nutmeg: Helps support the adrenal glands for energy.
  • Balsam Fir: Creates a feeling of empowerment and helps support tired muscles and joints.
  • Clove: Helps overcome fatigue.
  • Black Pepper: May help stimulate the endocrine system and support energy.

Use it Today


  • Diffuse to boost energy!
  • On-the-go Tip: Apply a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in the air vent of your car or on the heat registers in your hotel room. 


  • Apply to wrists and behind ears.
  • In the morning, massage across the base of neck, on temples and feet.
  • Dilute with V-6 Oil for full-body massage.
  • Wear as a perfume or cologne.

Knock Out Fatigue with NingXia Nitro

Natural Caffeine + Antioxidants + Essential Oils = Your secret weapon for an active (and alert!) summer. Check out some key NingXia Nitro ingredients:  

Natural Energy:

Clear, alert energy without the buzz:

  • Green Tea Extract: Supports brain and muscle function, while boosting exercise stamina.
  • Chocolate Essential Oil: Increases energy and supports mood.  
  • Korean Ginseng: Supports muscles and stamina.  
  • Yerba Essential Oil: Supports mental focus.

Fast Fact: Special ingredient D Ribose blocks caffeine jitters and desensitization common with commercial energy drinks.


NingXia Nitro’s concentrate blend is bursting with energetic juices including:

  • Wolfberry Seed Oil: Supports cognitive clarity.
  • Cherry: Helps support body’s natural wake/sleep rhythm.
  • Black Currant: Helps energize muscles.
  • Kiwi & Acerola: Boosts exercise performance.

Essential Oils:

Pure Essential Oils for pure goodness:

  • Spearmint: Supports respiratory system.
  • Peppermint: Supports normal digestion.
  • Nutmeg: Energizes and uplifts.
  • Black Pepper: Soothes minor muscle discomfort.
  • Vanilla: Supports mood.

Use it Today

You’ve got options!

  1. Drink directly from the tube.

  2. Add to 1 oz of NingXia Red (chilled is best).

  3. Add to 4-6 oz of water for optimal absorption & effectiveness.

On-the-Go Tips: The small tubes are perfect for stashing in your weekender (or...huge travel case). Just reach for Nitro to stay alert for every sight on your adventure. 

Have any fun summer plans? Share in the comments!