Raindrop Technique: How-To

A few weeks ago, we gave you the low-down on the benefits on the Raindrop Technique. Check it out! Today, we’re going to take a deep dive into the hows of this wonderful oils + massage experience. We’ll give an overview of the 5 steps, plus tips for Raindrop self-care and how to get started.

Pro-Tip: If you would like to charge for the Raindrop, then check the laws in your state. Some states require that you have a license to touch and massage. To become certified in Raindrop, check out: www.raindroptraining.com

Step 1: Prepare

Before you start, remember that everyone responds differently to Raindrop. Some are energized, fatigued, experience emotional release or typically, become very peaceful and relaxed. Share your experience below!

Things to Keep at Hand:

If you or the recipient get oils in your eyes or if you have sensitive skin – please dilute. Here are our favorite carrier oils to keep handy for this process:

  • Coconut oil

  • Young Living V-6 oil

Things to Do Before You Start:

  1. Drink plenty of water! Raindrop encourages detoxification of the body. Water helps flush toxins.

  2. Watch and Learn! For every step, we will also link to short video via YouTube. Some of these steps are best explained through watching AND reading the explanation.

Step 1: Preparation https://youtu.be/ycdDMYleYu8

Step 2: Balance Body Energy

Apply Valor or Valor II Essential Oil to the participant’s shoulders and feet.


Step 2 Video: https://youtu.be/ATR5h9WOJe0

Step 3: Roll & Release

Apply Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram and Peppermint – in this order with the Roll & Release technique.


Step 3 Video: https://youtu.be/EbCHuo_1eyY

Step 4: Spinal Application & Chart

We made a chart to help you out with step 4. Follow it to find out how much to use of each oil and the designated massage techniques. Check out the video below and, if you need more, take a look at the slides from our Facebook event (like us here).


Step 4 Video:  https://youtu.be/RobLutXJRXk

Step 5: Completion and Occipital Pull

Almost there! Check out the graphic on how to bring the Raindrop massage to a relaxing end.


Step 5 Video: https://youtu.be/1VYej_pueu0

Raindrop On Your Own

Ready to try the Raindrop Technique, but don’t have anyone to do it for you? That’s ok! Here are a couple ways you can receive the benefits of Raindrop with your own application.


Get Started: The Raindrop Oils Collection

The most economical way to get started with the Raindrop Oils is to purchase the collection.

The Raindrop Technique collection includes:

Seven Single Oils (5-ml bottles)

  • Thyme

  • Basil

  • Peppermint

  • Oregano

  • Wintergreen

  • Cypress

  • Marjoram

  • Two Oil Blends (5-ml bottles)

  • Valor®

  • Aroma Siez™

Also Contains

  • 8-oz. Ortho Ease® Massage Oil

  • 8-oz. V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex

    Wholesale: $138.75 Retail: $182.57

Questions? Reports on the Technique? Comment below and we’ll get back to you!

Valentine's Day Essential Oils Gift Guide

Add some oily goodness to your Valentine’s Day with our Young Living Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. Our team came up tips and tricks to treat yourself and everyone in your life to a scent-sational (see what we did there?) holiday. If you’d like to take an even deeper dive, we just hosted a Facebook class complete with even more DIY recipes and videos. Like our page to check it out!    

Fun Fact: Smell is the sense most closely linked to memory. Let’s make some good ones this year!

Fun Fact: Smell is the sense most closely linked to memory. Let’s make some good ones this year!

Treat your Partner: Massage + DIY Colognes

The gift of touch is especially sweet on Valentine’s. To spice things up on the big day, check out our handpicked V-day massage must-haves. Your sweetheart will thank you.

Vitassage: Enhance the Experience

Just turn it on for relaxing, essential oil-infused vibrations.

Just turn it on for relaxing, essential oil-infused vibrations.

This cool gadget offers a effortless way to give your sweetheart (or yourself) a relaxing massage. You can add up to 3 2-ml bottles of your favorite oils. Try something like lavender for relaxing experience or create a romantic mood with his and her oils.

  • His Oils: Frankincense, Shutran, Valor

  • Her Oils: Joy, Nutmeg, Clary Sage

Young Living Massage Oils

Young Living has also created massage oils that make treating someone you love to a foot or back rub almost effortless. Each bottle comes with a convenient pump, lasts longer than the pure oil bottles and can be used with oils to help them absorb into the body. Today, we’re focusing on Valentine’s musts. Check out the video on Facebook for the rundown of each massage oil Young Living has to offer.

Massage Oils for Valentine’s Day

  • Relaxation: Treat your loved one to a soothing massage before bed or after a long week.

  • Sensation: Set the mood with this floral blend. Sensation includes love oils like Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and Geranium.

    Pro Tip: If you still want to try your hand at DIY massage oils, reach for V-6 Oil.

DIY Cologne

Good smells make us happy! Infuse this Valentine’s with confidence and beauty with these easy DIY colognes. We suggest using a roll-on bottle and adding 100 proof vodka to top off your recipes.

Ditch expensive department store colognes with DIY goodness!

Ditch expensive department store colognes with DIY goodness!


Treat Yourself: Valentine’s Essential Oils + DIY Bath Soak

Sometimes V-day is all about showing yourself some love. Check out our list of great oils to wear on this emotion-focused (and sometimes nerve-inducing) holiday. Then you can pick your favorite and try your hand at our easy DIY Bath Soak!

Great Essential Oils for Valentine’s


Whether you’re feeling nervous, stressed or romantic, there’s a Valentine’s-worthy oil for that.

  • If Valentine’s Day plans have you feeling nervous, reach for Valor or Highest Potential to help calm nerves in an unsure situation.

  • If you’re ready to set the mood, reach for Ylang Ylang or Joy, these “Love Oils” will do the trick!

  • If your to-do list includes one too many class parties, reach for Peace & Calming or Lavender to bring on the calm.

DIY Bath Soak


  • Glass Jar

  • 2 Cups Plain Epsom Salts

  • Add 8 drops of your favorite essential oils

To Do: Shake to mix. Easy!

Pro Tip: Put an empty oil bottle in your bath salt jar to get every last drop of goodness.

Treat Your Family: Kid-Friendly Roll-Ons

Roll-ons are super convenient, especially for moms on the go! Put out hints to your partner and kids that this is the oily treat you desire! You can also share the love and gift these small, but mighty bottles to someone special.

  • Valor: Great before heading out to support self-esteem, courage, strength, positive outlook and good attitude

  • Stress Away: Great before and after school for peace

  • Rutavala: Sleep oil (roll-on exclusive), don’t use unless you have 8 hours! If the smell is too strong, roll on feet.

  • Tranquil: Great for “me” time before bed

Do your Valentine’s Day plans involve oils? Let us know!

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.

Self-Care Series Part 3: The Feelings Kit for Kids

This week, we’ve got more tips for giving your oily kids an emotional boost. What could be easier than a kid-specific take on the Feelings Kit? If you missed our Feeling Kit protocol, check it out for a 30 day kick-start to treating yourself well!

Here are a few tips from Jaynelle on how to use these wonderful, emotional oils with your littles:

The Feelings Kit for Kids

This powerful kit can help support the whole family.

This powerful kit can help support the whole family.


Reach for Valor to help your kids be BRAVE, STRONG and kick fear to the curb. It’s hard growing up, I love supporting my littles through hard times with Valor.


I know I choose to have HARMONY in my house! (Who’s with me?) Use this one for feelings of jealousy, negativity and insecurity. Great for those battle times between siblings! Diffuse or apply on belly.


It is hard to learn to forgive. Use to help your littles let go when they have been wronged. It’s a hard lesson to learn so why not help aid our littles in the process! Diffuse or apply on chest area.

Inner Child

This oil is a wise choice to help kiddos stay in touch with who they are and who they were CREATED to be, rather than emotionally detaching and losing themselves.

A serious note: when children have been abused, they become disconnected from their inner child (identity), which causes confusion (and so much more). Use this oil to help them reconnect. Diffuse or apply around ears.


Say BYE to tantrums by releasing anger and frustration that build up over time. Moms of 2 and 3 year olds, rejoice! Diffuse or apply over liver area.

Present Time

Present Time in action!

Present Time in action!

Mamas this one's for you! I use Present Time to be in the moment. It’s a reminder to put away my cell phone and computer and turn off the TV – be in the PRESENT with my babies… they grow up way too fast to tell them to “hold on” while you answer an email. I have had my share of moments not being present and I love how this oil helps you be aware while spending time with our little people.

Just as I was typing this, my littlest came back here for a diaper change. I decided that I would take my own advice and live in the moment. I set my computer aside and we played and snuggled for a bit. Then he saw my Feelings Kit box and thought it was fun to play with – that is how I got this adorable picture… being present!

Diffuse or apply around ears and wrist.

DIY Recipe: Happy Dance Roller

Want to keep something on hand, all the time? Try this Happy Dance Roller for kids!

  • 10 ml roller bottle or half the recipe for a 5ml

  • 10 drops White Angelica

  • 4 drops Surrender

  • 7 drops Orange

Optional swaps: Inner Child instead of Surrender & Lemon/Citrus Fresh instead of Orange

Top it off with carrier oil and roll away!

Self-Care Series Part 1: The Feelings Collection Protocol

Temperatures dropping means a lot things when it comes to self-care.

  • Apply Thieves daily. Immune support is key at this time of year. (Now in a roll-on, WHAT??!!)

  • Care for your skin with soothing favorites like Frankincense, Lavender and Helichrysum.

  • Treat yourself to an at home spa experience with shower fizzles or bath bombs.

These are all great. Do them. (And repeat!) But for the first three weeks of our new self-care series, we’re going to focus on emotional support. With the busyness of holidays and gloomy weather approaching, focusing on feelings is key.

Imagine focusing on positive mantras, peaceful feelings and powerful oils for the month leading into the holidays and winter ahead. Intrigued? Here’s a 30 day protocol that goes along with the Feelings Kit. Jaynelle recently shared this encouraging call to intentionally use these emotional oils daily.

The Feelings Kit Protocol

The Feelings Kit Protocol can take as little as 5 minutes a day!

The Feelings Kit Protocol can take as little as 5 minutes a day!

According to Gary Young, “99% of life’s decisions are made from feelings.”

If this is true for you, then you want your feelings in check so you can lead a life guided by good decisions and good emotions. Being aware of your current emotions and learning how to release emotions of the past will lead you to a life of health, fulfillment and joy!

Essential oils are the perfect vehicles to help you in this task because their molecules pass directly to the emotional brain. Our brain is a record of the past and when we can RESOLVE and IDENTIFY issues from our past, watch out! You have just cleared away your emotional baggage and made a way for your highest potential.

Enter the Feelings Collection Protocol. This is a special one and when you do this for 30 days straight, morning and night, you will see a difference, you will feel enthusiastic about life and everything it has to offer.

The How-To

Before each step, smell the oil.

Step 1: Apply Valor on the bottoms of your feet to balance your feelings.

Optional affirmation: I am ready to transform my life

Step 2: Apply Harmony on the energy points of the body to release unpleasant energies.

Optional affirmation: I am open to give and receive love

Step 3: Apply Forgiveness clockwise on the navel to let go of negative emotion.

Optional affirmation: I forgive myself and others for past mistakes

Step 4: Apply Present Time to the wrists and behind your ears.

Optional affirmation: I let go of my past

Step 5: Apply Release over the front and back liver in the circular motion.

Optional affirmation: I release all negativity from my body

Step 6: Apply Inner Child under your nose.

Optional affirmation: My authentic self is enough

Step 7: Apply Valor once again to complete the Feelings Kit experience.

Optional affirmation: I am ready to transform my life

Bonus Step: Apply White Angelica over your shoulders and brush your hands over your arms.

The Why

You can do this whole protocol in 1-2 minutes or you can make it a time of reflection, peace and prayer while you do it. The choice is yours. The most important thing is just USE your oils!! You might have past emotions come up or you might not. The best advice I can give you, though, is if you DO then work through them. Do not stuff the emotions, you will feel so much better on the other side, I promise!

These oils are packaged together in a convenient kit as well: The Feelings Collection $181 (Wholesale). This is definitely the cheapest way to snag these oils.

Your Turn

What’s your favorite oily pick-me-up? Share with us! Stay tuned as we cover emotional oils for oily kids next week.

Shark Week + Essential Oils: Yes, Please!

At the close of Shark Week 2018, we thought that Suzanne Rodolfich's Shark Week-themed posts were too good not to share on our blog! Enjoy:) 

Shark Skin? No, Thanks! Best Essential Oils for Skin Care 

Essential Oils are a great, natural way to take care of your skin! 

Essential Oils are a great, natural way to take care of your skin! 

Did you know that shark skin actually looks and feels like little interlocking teeth? Um, no thank you!

Young Living offers SO many options for your skin! Here are a just a few top skin oils:

Top Essential Oils for Skin

  • Frankincense—helps create youthful appearance 
  • Tea Tree—cleanses skin
  • Geranium—helps provide healthy, clear, glowing skin
  • Cypress—smooths skin
  • Copiaba—reduces redness
  • Sandalwood—soothes, tightens, cleanses
  • Blue Tansy—soothes, reduces redness, provides antioxidant
  • Kunzea—provides antioxidant benefits (check out the pics of how the Kunzea plant affects a barbed wire fence)

DIY Skin Care Recipes

My Toner Recipe

  • Witch Hazel  
  • Equal parts Frankincense (glow), Lavender (soothe), Lemon, (brighten), Copiaba

My Skin Cream Recipe

I originally created this as a diaper cream, but now I use it for all sorts of skin issues.

  • Coconut oil
  • Shea butter
  • Equal parts Frankincense, Tea Tree, and Lavender

My Facial Serum Recipe

  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Myrrh,
  • 1 drop Rose

Lots of options, right? I love that we can take care of our skin with non-toxic products that meet our skin’s unique needs!

Do you sleep like a shark? Best Oils for Sleep Support

So many sleep support oils, which are your favorites? 

So many sleep support oils, which are your favorites? 

So apparently there’s lots of controversy about how and if and when sharks sleep:

  • They seem to be very active at night
  • Most species have to remain in motion, so for years scientists thought sharks didn’t sleep
  • However, now scientists think they enter periods of rest where they slow down, but their eyes are open, and it’s not a true deep sleep

Did I describe any of you with those facts? Maybe your kids?

I think many of us seek out essential oils because we need sleep support—that was my reason 5 years ago!

But just like there are lots of things we don’t know about sharks’ sleeping habits, there are so many variables with our own sleeping habits that finding an Essential Oils combo for sleep support can be trial and error.

Best Oils for Sleep Support

  • Lavender: Most people start with Lavender—this doesn’t work for me or Jonna 
  • Frankincense: this is a fav in our house and a Lavender + Frankincense combo can be powerful
  • Stress Away
  • Peace and Calming

If you really want to sleep like the dead, then consider these heavy hitters:

  • Valor
  • Valerian
  • Rutavala
  • DreamCatcher

And then there are a few that kids especially find calming:

  • Gentle Baby
  • Roman Chamomile 
  • SleepyIze

And finally, you may want to consider WHY you aren’t sleeping: Are you worried? Is your child needing a little extra security? Sometimes if we can support our emotions, we can sleep better.

Suzanne's Picks

So—what do WE use for sleep support in our house?

The Kids

  • Jonna (6)—Frankincense, Valor, or Palo Santo
  • Zanna (5)—Frankincense,  Valor, or Palo Santo
  • Mila (3)—Palo Santo and White Angelica
  • Vin (1)—Lavender or Peace and Calming

The Adults

  • Me—Valor or Rutavala (the kids would use the Rutavala, too, but that’s liquid gold and I’m a little stingy with it )
  • The hubs—whatever I’m diffusing 

And despite this lengthy post, there are still more options—I feel like I am leaving so many good ones out!

Maybe you can help me out—what are your family’s favorite oils for sleep support?

Skip the Blue Shark Blues: Essential Oils for Mood Support

No need to feel like the Blue Shark! Try out these tried and true mood boosting oils. 

No need to feel like the Blue Shark! Try out these tried and true mood boosting oils. 

This is the blue shark—according to my friends Google and Wikipedia, they are sort of sluggish and lethargic in their movements. 

Top Oils for Mood Boosting

If you’re feeling the same way, maybe a little down, a little blue, here are some oily tips to try:

  • A drop of Frankincense Vitality daily under the tongue (this is a my go-to mood lifter)
  • Frankincense + Lemon in the diffuser
  •  A few drops of Joy in your hands and inhale
  • Ylang Ylang + Orange in the diffuser
  • Super B an energy and mood lifter all in one—do you know how much our body NEEDS B vitamins? They are vital! I made this a part of my daily routine after I had Vin.
  • NingXia Red—daily, daily, daily! In addition to about a hundred other things, it supports healthy energy levels and regulates blood sugar (anybody else get HANGRY?)

Raise your hand if you had fun with Essential Oil SHARK WEEK! Share any skin, sleep or mood support tips below. Bonus points for Shark-themed ideas:) 

July Promo: Live Free & Fearless

The July promo is inspired by the convention last month and its theme – Freedom. Be free and fearless with products that will help bring motivation and empowerment. Like Valor®, a popular blend helps you start your day with confidence, or Aroma Life,™ a blend with an energizing boost. And you can earn these exciting products for free with your qualifying purchase.

Summer-time tip: Geranium + Lavender + Aloe Vera = Great after-sun moisturizer.

Summer-time tip: Geranium + Lavender + Aloe Vera = Great after-sun moisturizer.


Retail Value: $207.23

  • 15-ml Aroma Life™
  • 15-ml Geranium
  • 5-ml Valor®

Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusive:

  • LavaDerm™ Cooling Mist
  • 5-ml Lavender Vitality™


Retail Value: $142.43

  • 15-ml Geranium
  • 5-ml Valor®

Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusive:

  • LavaDerm™ Cooling Mist
  • 5-ml Lavender Vitality™


Retail Value: $86.51

5-ml Valor®

Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusive:

  • LavaDerm™ Cooling Mist
  • 5-ml Lavender Vitality™


Retail Value: $15.79

Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusive: 5-ml Lavender Vitality™

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


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.


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!

May Promo MVPs: Ravintsara & Valor

Every month, we like to give extra insight on any unusual and exciting promo freebies, and today we’re doing just that with Ravintsara and Valor. If you’ve already earned them, (woo hoo!) we hope this quick look helps you enjoy your new oils, and, if you’re still planning your May purchase, here are a few reasons why you’ll love what you earn.

Ravintsara & Valor aren't just May Promo MVPs, they are daily MVPs. 

Ravintsara & Valor aren't just May Promo MVPs, they are daily MVPs. 

Ravintsara (earned at the 250 PV level)

Ravintsara is a little like Lavender. If you know and love the “Swiss Army knife” of essential oils, this is exciting news. This gentle oil has many applications.

A quick glance:

Source: Ravintsara is steam distilled from leaves and branches of Cinnamomum camphora in Madagascar.

Supports: As we alluded to, Ravinstara is an oily MVP. It helps support the respiratory system, immune system, skin, adrenal glands and helps provide spiritual grounding.

Use It:

  • Aromatically: Diffuse for 30 minutes at a time for up to three hours daily. Great for respiratory support and focus during meditation.  
  • Topically: Apply directly to area of concern, you can dilute with your favorite carrier oil.

Valor (earned at a new level, 340 PV!)

Valor is an all-time fave Young Living blend...and it was out of stock for over a year. So, we’re all pretty excited about the May promo over here.

A quick glance:


Let’s look at the oils that make Valor a Young Living bestseller.

  • Black Spruce offers emotional support.
  • Camphor (a member of the rosewood family) provides skin support and creates a feeling of peace.
  • Blue Tansy supports the liver and lymphatic system.
  • Frankincense may help promote a positive attitude.
  • Geranium comforts with its aroma and pampers skin.

Supports: With a name like Valor, it’s no wonder this blend is beloved for its empowering, confidence-supporting aroma. On the other hand, it’s also a calming blend, like another all-time fave, Peace & Calming. Beyond mood, Valor can also support the spine, muscles, bones, skin, and the nervous system.


  • Aromatically:
    • Diffuse in the morning to kickstart your day
    • Wear as a perfume for a midday pick-me-up
  •  Topically: Apply to bottom of feet (6 drops per foot)

What’s your favorite oil blend? Let us know in the comments!


May Promo: Celebrate Mom (and Awesome Freebies)

May's promo makes celebrating the special women in your life easy. Have a yoga-loving mother-in-law? She will love the grounding Ravintsara provides during her practice. Does your mom love to find new natural skincare solutions? Introduce her to ManukaThe "tea tree of New Zealand," this beautifying oil can reduce the appearance of blemishes.

And this month, Young Living has added another reward tier! Spend 340PV to earn Valor®, an empowering blend for all the strong women in your life.  

Also included in this month's freebies: AgilEase for joint health support, sweet signature scent Jade Lemon, fresh Citronella and delectable Orange Vitality. 

Also included in this month's freebies: AgilEase for joint health support, sweet signature scent Jade Lemon, fresh Citronella and delectable Orange Vitality. 

340 PV

Retail Value: $243.74

300 PV

Retail Value $191.44

250 PV

Retail Value $84.20

190 PV

Retail Value $47.59

100 PV

Retail Value $7.89

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Orange Vitality™ 

Love is in the Air: Our Top Young Living Picks

The Tree of Life team is head-over-heels for Young Living Essential Oils and products. We are devoted to daily wellness and the only thing we love more than our favorite oil is sharing our real-life tips with you. Thanks for visiting! We hope you enjoy the list, and, as always, if you have any questions, please contact us! We'd love that, too. 

What's Not to Love? The Tree of Life Team's Top Young Living Picks  

Lavender: Beloved Multitasker 

Relaxing, soothing, tasty: Lavender earns our love with flawless multitasking. 

Relaxing, soothing, tasty: Lavender earns our love with flawless multitasking. 

"I never knew that one bottle of oil could do so much! It speeds skin recovery, supports a great night sleep, creates a relaxing environment and also tastes good in my tea. Lavender oil from Young Living is the oil I would choose if I could only choose one. I wouldn't want to be stranded without it." -- Jennifer Lopes

The one oil I never thought I'd love is LAVENDER❣
I've always preferred a woodsy/earthy scent. I came to love Lavender gradually after learning about the many therapeutic benefits and how they targeted most of my specific concerns. It's helped me with my skin, seasonal respiratory wellness and relaxation when my mind is going off in several directions. 
I use it to make room & linen sprays, bath salts, as deodorant, on the dog, on dryer balls & it's in my body butter. -- Shari Williamson

Joy: Worthy of Jumping for  

Joy makes life sweeter! 

Joy makes life sweeter! 

Joy! I truly don't know how I made it so long without it. It is my go-to when life becomes a struggle, when I get a poor night's rest, when I have to do things I would rather not, when I get behind, I could go on and on. It makes life sweeter (literally).  Bonus, I can get some for free this month with the February promo!  -- Michelle McKool YL SILVER #1456692

Frankincense: Impossible to Live Without 

Frankincense: The Oil of our Life! 

Frankincense: The Oil of our Life! 

I LOVE FRANKINCENSE! This is the "oil of life" that I do not think I could live without! This oil has brought the most comfort, relief and healing balance. I use this oil head to toe everyday: Adding a drop or two to my face cream morning and night (always taking time to inhale the goodness), and also several drops to my body lotion after showers. I apply it with hempseed oil to my abdomen and lungs several times/day, with other oils before Far Infrared Sauna, and throughout the day if I need extra relief for any number of things. I take and inhale, and thank God for this oil and it's amazing properties and how it has blessed my life! -- Christina Vossler

NingXia Red: Dreamy Antioxidant 

NingXia Red: There's no wrong way to spend time with this super food. 

NingXia Red: There's no wrong way to spend time with this super food. 

This beautiful bottle of liquid antioxidant goodness transformed the way my family defines the term healthy! Some days it is an ounce or two in the morning to jumpstart the day. Other days it could be six to eight ounces throughout the day to nourish those unhealthy cells. On a hot summer afternoon, it could be a pouch of frozen nutrition as we float in the pool. There is no wrong way to enjoy NingXia Red! As I drink it, I picture my blood cells having a party as they absorb this incredible super food! -- CYNTHIA LENGEFELD, YL SILVER #1339187

Power Meal: Swoon-Worthy Protein 

Power Meal + Healthy Smoothie = match made in heaven! 

Power Meal + Healthy Smoothie = match made in heaven! 

I love to 'drink' my breakfast and I've been doing it for 22 years now. Smoothies made with fruit, greens, flax ,and chia is ALWAYS made SO much better with Power Meal as my dairy-free protein! -- JOYCE SWANSON, YL SILVER #303178 

Thieves: One Word, Amazing  

If you don't have time for sick people, make time for Thieves. 

If you don't have time for sick people, make time for Thieves. 

This oil is a must-have. It smells amazing. I have it running in my diffuser all the time. The kids get it on the bottom of their feet everyday. I love it on my toothbrush or use it as a mouth wash. It's benefits are amazing. We stay healthy, which is good because I don't have time for sick people. -- DENA JONES (PERFECT ALIGNMENT CHIROPRACTIC), YL SILVER #1410697

Valor & PanAway: Muscle-Supporting Power Couple 

Don't love muscle fatigue? Check out Valor & PanAway. 

Don't love muscle fatigue? Check out Valor & PanAway. 

Valor and PanAway have been my most important oils to help support muscle fatigue and minor pain. Don't know what I would do without them. -- Holly Barker 

Inner Defense: Hello Beautiful...Immune Support

Winter has met its match with Young Living's Inner Defense. 

Winter has met its match with Young Living's Inner Defense. 

Inner Defense is a staple in my house this time of year! I love how it promotes a healthy respiratory system and supports our immune systems. -- Michelle Thielemann Krischke 

Peppermint: Always Cool 

Cool addition to daily life! 

Cool addition to daily life! 

I must say that for my family we go through a lot of peppermint. With a soon to be 3 yr old and my Husband, we need to stock 8 bottles! We love the cooling effect when we are working outside in theTexas heat and the great muscle and ligament support it provides before working out or after doing heavy lifting. Additionally, my daughter asks for peppermint vitality in her tea and her chocolate brownies! I use it daily, one drop in my coffee! -- Sunday Taylor 

Find Your Favorite

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Essential Oils and Travel: Preparing Your Own Oily Travel Kit

Over the past several years our family has spent time on mission trips out of the country, primarily in Haiti and most recently Ecuador and Uganda. These trips require quite a bit of planning, and, most importantly, quite a bit of oily preparation! 

My older daughter in Ecuador. 

My older daughter in Ecuador. 

In May, my older daughter spent time in Ecuador while my younger daughter and husband spent time in Africa. On our trips to Haiti we traveled as a family, sharing oils while away. The May trips were different! Each person needed his/her own “oily travel kit.” Since I prepared three of these kits, I thought I would share what my oily travel kit includes.

Travel-Worn Bottles = Healthy Bodies 

Beware! These are pictures of actual oil bottles that have traveled out of the country several times. They are NOT pictures of pretty little oil bottles! As much as I LOVE getting pretty, new oil bottles in the mail, I have conceded that ugly oil bottles are a byproduct of healthy bodies.

Keep in mind that these are merely the basic oils our family needs on trips. We also take additional oils used for specific purposes that are part of our daily oily routine such as Progessence Plus Serum, Shutran, Clary Sage, Endoflex, Sacred Frankincense, and others.

Plane Travel & Essential Oils

Carrying On Essential Oils

Although most of our essential oils are in our checked luggage, we make sure we have a few oils with us on the plane. Who knows when the checked luggage will really arrive?!?

Airline travel with oils is relatively simple. Your airline-authorized quart-size liquids bag can accommodate MANY 5mL or 15mL bottles of essential oil. We have never had any airline representative question our inclusion of essential oil in our liquids bag. Our liquids bag always includes peppermint, Thieves, and lavender essential oils as well as a bottle of Thieves spray and a few Thieves lozenges

Top Three Essential Oils for Every Plane Ride

Carry On Essential Oils: Peppermint, Lavender & Thieves.

Carry On Essential Oils: Peppermint, Lavender & Thieves.

1. Peppermint

Inhaling peppermint instantly calms my stomach when air turbulence unexpectedly strikes. 

2. Lavender

Lavender can aid in relaxation for those 17-hour international flights! 

3. Thieves

Once we have boarded the plane, we immediately reach for Thieves for immune support. Since we travel with flip flops or Crocs for easy security checks, it is important to slather those feet with Thieves and put socks on for the plane ride. Thieves spray comes in handy to spray in our throat or on our hands for extra protection. 

My Essential Oil Travel Kit

My travel-worn oily travel kit. 

My travel-worn oily travel kit. 

Oils in our checked luggage (aka our Oily Travel Kits) include:

  • Valor
  • DiGize
  • R.C. or Raven
  • PanAway
  • Immupower
  • Oregano
  • Purification
  • Frankincense
  • v-6
  • Extra Thieves, lavender, peppermint and lozenges.
  • We always travel with NingXia Red packets and NingXia Nitro, too.

This might seem like a lot, but we want to be prepared for anything! I make sure we have empty capsules to make our own immune-supporting concoctions of oregano, Immupower and frankincense. We all have those days when we are not feeling our best. 

Top Travel Tips:

  • R.C. stands for respiratory/congestion which keeps our respiratory systems in tip-top shape.
  • DiGize works well for all things digestion related that can (does) occur when traveling out of the country.

We are THAT Family: Healthy, Happy Travelers

We rely heavily on our oils. So much so, that we are known on every trip as THAT family! Usually as the week begins, we quietly go about using Purification to help repel insects, Thieves for immune support, lavender to promote good sleep, daily NingXia packets and Nitro, peppermint for head discomfort, etc. 

My husband and daughter in Uganda. 

My husband and daughter in Uganda. 

Usually by the end of each trip, almost everyone else has noticed that our family is energetic, rested, and well. Predictably, they begin asking questions. That’s all it takes for me to share oily goodness and share the oil love with the rest of the team members! I have team members from all over the United States whom I met on international trips. It is always a blessing to bless others.

In May, my older daughter was known as the “alchemist” on her trip to Ecuador as she shared oils with her team members, and my younger daughter left most of her oils in Africa to bless the mission families who serve in Uganda.  

Time to Start Your Journey!

I am all about education and all about oils, so post a comment or question, and I’ll be happy to help!  When you are ready to start your oily journey, you can join the Tree of Life team by joining me at Oil Together Now, here. I’d love to share oily goodness with you, too!

Oily Travelers, What’s in Your Kit? Share in the Comments!