Young Living 2018 Convention Recap: Meet the New Products

The theme of the Young Living 2018 Convention was FREEDOM. And our team left inspired. Inspired about life, growing Tree of Life together and – of course – trying all the new exciting products. And there were a lot! To help you keep track and start using them in your daily life, we’ve got a slide for each new oily goody. Enjoy!

2018 Young Living International Grand Convention Products

Essential Oils

Along with the Freedom special edition convention blend and Journey On Gary D Young commemorative blend, Young Living debuted Kunzea Essential Oil. Find out more about this woodsy multi-tasker.

Kunzea

We can’t wait to try this diffuser-friendly oil   from the island of Tasmania in Australia! It can be used just like our other beautiful citrus oils.

We can’t wait to try this diffuser-friendly oil from the island of Tasmania in Australia! It can be used just like our other beautiful citrus oils.

Diffusers

We love the look of the Lantern Diffuser, and we think you will too!

Lantern Diffuser

With so many settings, it is one of the most versatile diffusers yet.

With so many settings, it is one of the most versatile diffusers yet.

KidScents

We love new ways to support our kids’ immune system!

MightyPro Prebiotic + Probiotic Supplement

A pre & postbiotic that kids love? Yes, please!  It’s formulated perfect for kids but still wonderful for adults!

A pre & postbiotic that kids love? Yes, please! It’s formulated perfect for kids but still wonderful for adults!

Einkorn Products

Enjoy fresh and delicious ways to enjoy healthy whole grains with your family!

Einkorn Berries

Pro Tip: You can grind the Einkorn Berries to make flour!

Pro Tip: You can grind the Einkorn Berries to make flour!

Einkorn Flakes Cereal

Start your morning with delicious and filling Einkorn Flakes cereal.

Start your morning with delicious and filling Einkorn Flakes cereal.

New in Beauty: Skin, Hair & Makeup (Oh, my!)  

Skin Care

Treat your skin to essential oil-infused goodness.

Orange Blossom Line

These plant-based and natural products are ideal for oily and combination   skin.

These plant-based and natural products are ideal for oily and combination skin.

Orange Blossom Facial Wash

The new formula is 100% plant based!

The new formula is 100% plant based!

Charcoal Bar Soap

With an fresh Orange Blossom fragrance, this smoothing soap is ideal for all skin tones.  Use for whole body for a detoxifying experience.

With an fresh Orange Blossom fragrance, this smoothing soap is ideal for all skin tones. Use for whole body for a detoxifying experience.

Orange Blossom Moisturizer

This non-greasy formula soothes skin, but moisturizes all day long.

This non-greasy formula soothes skin, but moisturizes all day long.

Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil

Cleanse your skin with essential oil-infused cleansing oil.  Wonderful for aging or damaged skin!

Cleanse your skin with essential oil-infused cleansing oil. Wonderful for aging or damaged skin!

Acne Treatment

This maximum strength formula helps prevent new blemishes. The salicylic acid is derived from wintergreen, win win!

This maximum strength formula helps prevent new blemishes. The salicylic acid is derived from wintergreen, win win!

Mineral Sunscreen

80 minutes of   water and sweat proof sun protection for the whole family.  that’s good for your skin. Recommend by the Skin Cancer Institution for daily use!

80 minutes of water and sweat proof sun protection for the whole family.  that’s good for your skin. Recommend by the Skin Cancer Institution for daily use!

Hair Care

Natural solutions for to tame even unruly manes.

Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil

Soothing oil minimizes frizz for lustrous locks. Use overnight for a deep conditioning!

Soothing oil minimizes frizz for lustrous locks. Use overnight for a deep conditioning!

Makeup

Check out all the new hues and products from Savvy Minerals!

Mattifying & Hydrating Primers

Lay the right foundation before your foundation with a Savvy Minerals Primer.

Lay the right foundation before your foundation with a Savvy Minerals Primer.

Eyeshadows

Find your favorite new show-stopping stunner!

Find your favorite new show-stopping stunner!

Lipsticks

We’re head-over-heels for these new kissable colors.

We’re head-over-heels for these new kissable colors.

Kabuki Brush

Reach for this brush when you want medium coverage.

Reach for this brush when you want medium coverage.

Veil

Prolong foundation with a shimmer or matte finish.

Prolong foundation with a shimmer or matte finish.

Mascara

This natural mascara nourishes your lashes and last all day long!

This natural mascara nourishes your lashes and last all day long!

Multitasker

Q: Is this an eyeliner, eyeshadow or brow filler?  A: All of the above (and more!)

Q: Is this an eyeliner, eyeshadow or brow filler?

A: All of the above (and more!)

Which product are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments!

Have any questions about the new products? Or interested in a local class? Email us today at Treeoflifeyl@gmail.com.


 

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