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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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!







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?

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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

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

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.

Peppermint

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.

Oregano

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

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

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

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®  

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.



August Promo: Natural Boost for Free

The August promo is all about giving you a natural boost to keep hitting 2018 strong. From empowering Acceptance to motivating Aroma Siez, this month you can earn freebies to help you keep crushing your goals – just by ordering your Young Living favorites!

Pro Tip: Use the bamboo oil holder to keep your favorite oils within arms reach. 

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Wintergreen and Spearmint are both fresh ways to start your day on the right foot!

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  • 5-ml Acceptance
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250PV

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  • 15-ml Aroma Siez™
  • 15-ml Wintergreen

Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusive:

  • 5-ml Ravintsara
  • 5-ml Spearmint

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  • 15-ml Wintergreen

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  • 5-ml Spearmint

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Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusive: 5-ml Spearmint

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.

Young Living February Promo: Fun Freebies for Someone Special (You!)

While you're showering others with love this month, Young Living's thoughtful February promo focuses on Y-O-U. Discover a new signature scent (Lemongrass) or an invigorating midday pick-me-up (Eucalyptus Radiata) in this month's promo that's all about giving yourself some love. With favorites like PanAway and Palo Santo up for grabs (more on these versatile oils next week), what's not to love? 

Read on for all the goodies you can treat yo'self to this month with your qualifying order. 

Check out the Fun February Freebies. Treat yo'self! 

Check out the Fun February Freebies. Treat yo'self! 

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Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 

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Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 

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Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Lemongrass

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Young Living September Promo: Workout Faves for Free!

September means fall. And fall means it's finally fun to run (bike, hike, walk...we could go on) outside again. Stay active this September with these natural workout faves from Young Living's latest promotion. Gorgeous weather awaits. 

Amp up active September days with these workout-supporting oils and blends, free with your qualifying purchase! 

Amp up active September days with these workout-supporting oils and blends, free with your qualifying purchase! 

300 PV Retail Value: $183.22

A blend of fast-absorbing vegetable oils and essential oils  –  like muscle-supporting Wintergreen, Peppermint, Thyme, and Oregano  –  make Ortho Sport a perfect post-workout massage oil.  

A blend of fast-absorbing vegetable oils and essential oils  like muscle-supporting Wintergreen, Peppermint, Thyme, and Oregano  make Ortho Sport a perfect post-workout massage oil.  

250 PV Retail Value: $137.50

Woodsy and invigorating, Northern Lights Black Spruce is a diffuser must-have for pre-workout stretching.

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  • 5-ml Northern Lights Black Spruce
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  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 15-ml Oregano

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Get the signature Wintergreen tingle by adding this oil to your favorite lotion after hitting the gym.

Get the signature Wintergreen tingle by adding this oil to your favorite lotion after hitting the gym.

  • 15-ml Wintergreen
  • 5-ml PanAway®
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 15-ml Oregano
Active day? Reach for PanAway. Young Living's special blend of Wintergreen, Clove and Peppermint is formulated to soothe.

Active day? Reach for PanAway. Young Living's special blend of Wintergreen, Clove and Peppermint is formulated to soothe.

Questions?

We love Oregano for its herbaceous fragrance.  

We love Oregano for its herbaceous fragrance.  

Contact us! If you'd like more information about the promo, we're here to help! We can answer anything...from how to qualify to why we love each and every oil and blend in this month's offer. Be sure to check out our Essential Rewards page to learn how to start earning points toward even more free Young Living Products (woo hoo!).  

Young Living February Promotions: Head-over-Heels for Savings!

This month, you don't have to choose between your passion for a great deal OR your favorite oils. You can have everything you love through Young Living's Exclusive Rewards for February! With your qualifying order you can earn WintergreenPatchouli and Copaiba essential oils as well as a sweet February-themed I LOVE Oils collection featuring JoyYlang Ylang, and Grapefruit Vitality essential oils.

For more on the promo (and how to qualify), read on! 

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The Gifts

300 PV Retail Value: $209.48 

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How to Qualify: Enroll in Essential Rewards 

To earn these great promotions, you must be enrolled in Young Living's optional and free auto ship program, Essential Rewards. If you're not enrolled, the Tree of Life team can help! Check out these 3 ways to enroll in Essential Rewards today! 

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More Deals to Love! 

Love It? Share It! with 10 Percent Off Premium Starter Kits

There's a lot to love during Young Living's Love? Share it! promotion:

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To share the love, Young Living is giving away two free Premium Oil Collections every Friday throughout February. Here’s how to participate:

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The Young Living story is integral to understanding how we develop products and do business. Written by Young Living CEO Mary Young, D. Gary Young: The World Leader in Essential Oils captures that story in 336 pages and more than 700 photographs.

In an effort to get this inspiring book into the homes of every member, we’re offering the book at a discount throughout the month. From February 1–29, you can purchase this beautiful volume for a discounted price of $24.95 each, a 5-pack for $99.75, or a 10-pack for $199.50! Plus, when you purchase five books, you will get one free, for up to two free books. Order yours in Virtual Office!

Young Living April Promotion: Spring is in the Air!

Bring freshness back to your home with extra rewards in your April order! Celebrate the end of winter when you earn a free 5-ml Lavender essential oil, plus a Thieves® Spray 3-pack and 10 percent back in Essential Rewards points with your qualifying standard April order. With a qualifying Essential Rewards order of 190 PV or above, you’ll also earn a bonus 5-ml Wintergreen essential oil!

Thieves, Lavender & more in the April promotion!

Thieves, Lavender & more in the April promotion!

Check out what you can earn with your qualifying April order:

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Which essential oil puts a Spring in your step?