Spotlight on Valor Blend Essential Oil and a Giveaway!

Spotlight on Valor Essential Oil

Now that I am back from the 20th Anniversary Young Living Convention, I think it is time to get back in the swing of things and move along with our spotlighting of the next essential oil in our Everyday Oils: Valor Blend!

Valor Blend Essential Oil is hands down my favorite oil of all time because of what it does for me.  It smells amazing.  I really mean it, AMAZING.  But it has proven to be a must have oil in my natural medicine cabinet for a lot of reasons.  I’ll share just a few uses I’ve found:

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Favorites Friday: Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil

Every Friday I’ll be sharing the Young Living products that I am actually using AND loving right now.  I’ll also share how I am using them, so make sure you check back each Friday!

Also, please comment and share what YOUR favorites are right now!

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How Do I Get those Oils out of the Bottle?

Ok, if you are anything like me, there are just some essential oils that WON’T. COME. OUT. OF. THE. BOTTLE

And if you are anything like me, you may have bumped, tapped, smacked or banged the bottle in an attempt to get that oil out.  All with no success.

Well, if you haven’t done that, or even if you have, I am here to share a simple tip that will save you wasted oil, and wasted time.  It is MUCH easier to get essential oils out of the bottle than I previously thought.  So check out this brief video!

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KidScents Essential Oils for KIDS!

Kidscents VideoWe’ve used essential oils with our kids for several years now, and now there are oils that take the guess work out of what oil to use with the youngest members of the family.  KidScents Essential Oil blends are pre-diluted and formulated to be safe straight from the bottle for the kids among us!

Check out Dmitri as he tells all about his experience with these new oils!

The KidScents Blends are:

  • GeneYus  Designed to help with focus and mental support.  I can see this blend coming in VERY handy come school time!

  • Owie  Got a boo boo?  Grab Owie!  Puts a smile back on my kids face right away.

  • TummyGize  Tummy troubles are no trouble with this digestive support blend.  We’ve used it for anything from nausea from sickness to nausea from nerves and seen great success.

  • SniffleEase  Need respiratory support? Grab SniffleEase!  Designed to help when the latest cold is going around!

  • SleepyIze  Little (or not so little) one fighting sleep?  SleepyIze to the rescue!

  • Bite Buster  Outdoors is fun, but bug bites are not!  Try Bite Buster when the bugs are bugging!

  • The set of 6 KidScents Oil Blends also comes with two AromaGlide roller ball fitments that can transform any of the bottles into a roller top bottle.  Since the oils are already pre-diluted to a safe level for kids between the ages of 2-12 you can simply roll on any of the oils when desired.  They do recommend, though, that Owie and TummyGize will likely be the ones that you would want to use the roller fitments for.

    Can these oils be used for children under two?  The source I heard from said yes, you just may want to dilute a little bit more than the blends are already.  When in doubt, always follow reliable guidelines for children.

    Would you like to get your own set of KidScents Oils? 

Get them at a discount with any Young Living Discount Account


Obligatory Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


She Just Came for the Food: Rebecca’s Story

She just came for the food

I get to work with WONDERFUL people.  It is so gratifying to hear the stories of people who have been introduced to Young Living’s essential oils and have seen very real change in their lives.  I also have a special place in my heart for converted skeptics, because I started out as a skeptic too.

Rebecca graciously offered to let me re-post her story here for you to enjoy.  She was at my very first Intro to Essential Oils class, and I just now got to hear the “story behind the story.”  It is originally posted on her blog Oil of Gladness: Better Living through Young Living Essential Oils.  She is adding new information regularly, so I encourage you to follow her!

So without further ado, here is Rebecca’s story!

“I used to spend a lot of nights on the couch.  It wasn’t because my husband and I had a fight or because our bed was small.  I hiked myself out to the couch with my pillow and a spare blanket almost every night because my husband snored.  Not just snored, mind you, but produced such an irregular variety of noises, beats and tempos, at such volume, that it would wake me out of a sound sleep.  The snoring wasn’t all, though.  He also kicked.  His legs would kick and twitch violently enough to shake the whole bed, despite a solid bed frame.  In the morning, he would wake exhausted, and I wasn’t in too good a mood either.  The couch wasn’t that comfortable.

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How I Store Essential Oils

How I store Essential Oils

How should essential oils be stored?

As you start to accumulate essential oils, you may start to wonder, what should I do to store them?  If you comb the internet, you will find conflicting advice about how to properly store essential oils so that they do not lose effectiveness and freshness.  Some things are pretty standard, for instance, essential oils should be stored in dark glass, as light can damage the delicate properties of the essential oils, and some essential oils can digest plastics when stored in them long-term.

Where we start to run into some conflict is over temperature and preservation.  The most conservative among essential oil resources suggest storing essential oils in refrigeration and replacing them every six months because of potential loss of effectiveness.  It is worth knowing that a genuine essential oil cannot spoil or lose effectiveness when stored at a moderate room temperature.  In other words, if your home is comfortable enough for you to live in it, you can store your essential oils in it without special accomodations.

Genuine Essential Oils Don’t Expire

Did you know that genuine essential oils do not expire?  In an oil where there is nothing but the pure botanical extract there is no water to invite bacterial growth, nor is there any materials that can go rancid or oxidize.  If you see an expiration date on a bottle of oil, you can rest assured, it is not because of the oil, so you should wonder what in the bottle may spoil?

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Young Living Difference #1–Our CEO Rides a Tractor!

Gary Young, founder and CEO of Young Living, isn’t just a guy sitting in an office, and he certainly isn’t just a figurehead. In fact, he spends just as much time in the fields (maybe even more) as he does behind a desk. In fact, just last week he was scouting out new possibilities for a TENTH Young Living farm.

Check out this video of Gary running the tractor at Young Living’s France Lavender farm:

Gary on a tractor at our farm in France from Young Living on Vimeo.

And check out this video of the recent Tansy Harvest! You’ll see Gary in a vest and trucker cap driving a truck!

This is just the first thing that sets Young Living apart from their competitors! Stay tuned for future posts!


Want to read the big huge post with all the nitty, gritty, scientific details of why Young Living’s Seed to Seal process is so radically different?  Check it out!

Recipe: Salsa Fresca with Lime

Salsa Fresca with LimeI love summer for all of the fresh produce!  I always try to plant a garden so most of the summer we are enjoying the fruits of our labor, but it is still too early for me to be harvesting much of our own produce.  Thankfully the more southern parts of the country are already harvesting some delicious tomatoes and peppers, so I decided to whip up a delicious fresh salsa.

If your only experience has been with the jars of salsa you buy at the store, you MUST, MUST, MUST try a fresh salsa.  Once you do, it will be hard to go back!  And it just so happens I have a delicious recipe for you to start with.  For you fresh salsa veterans, I would love to have your feedback!

So what do you need:

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Spotlight on Thieves Essential Oil and a Giveaway!

Spotlight on Thieves Essential OilThieves essential oil blend is without a doubt the oil that started my journey with Young Living.  I had used another brand of essential oils and had found them to be ineffective for dealing with our health needs, and so I had no intention to try another company.  I had the misconception that all essential oils are the same.  Wow, was I wrong!

Thieves is a funny name for a blend, and I will just give you the background for why this blend has this name.

Legend has it that a group of spice merchants found themselves trapped in a port town during an outbreak of the plague.  Eventually their money and resources ran out and they were forced to rob the dead and dying plague victims to keep themselves from starving.

Once they were caught, the local magistrates offered them their freedom in exchange for the secret of what kept them from catching the disease.  The traders shared that they had used many of the herbs and spices that they traded to protect themselves and keep themselves from becoming sick.

From this recipe, Young Living created the Thieves essential oil blend.

So that story is cute and all, but there is actual scientific evidence behind the powerhouse microbe fighting capabilities of this blend.  Young Living sent the Thieves blend to be tested at Weber State University in 1997 found that when diffused (using a diffuser) Thieves killed over 99% of airborne bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Because of this we regularly use Thieves blend to help boost our immune system both when we’ve been exposed to sickness and after we’ve become sick.  My favorite and most dramatic experience is when I got rid of a sore throat in 12 hours using Thieves.  That experience is what convinced me that there was something different about Young Living’s oils.

Here are some more potential uses from my friend Dolf Cheng:

Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Thieves Essential Oil Blend

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Quick Intro to Essential Oils

A Surprising Essential Oil For Coughs

Surprising Essential Oil for CoughsWhen I think of essential oils and coughs plenty of options come to mind: Peppermint, RC blend, Raven blend, Eucalyptus.  There are many essential oils that can help greatly with coughs and colds, but there are other oils that can help, too.  The reason that oils like Peppermint, RC blend, and the like are so commonly used for coughs is because of their cooling and calming properties.  Those oils contain natural menthol which is typically found in over the counter chest rubs and shower “bombs” to help control the common cough.

I love those oils and do use them, but I found a really awesome alternative for when I have a HEAVY chest cough.  You know the ones where it feels really deeply seated in your chest and every cough feels like you are hacking a lung out?  Oh yeah, I have been there, done that, and it is not fun!

Thankfully, one of those times that I had a cough like that, I experimented with my essential oils and found a way that brought me relief quickly.  Want to hear what I did?  Ok!

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