Every month I do an “Essentials” post – which is meant to get you thinking along the lines of “What should I stock up on so I have it on hand when I need it?”
This is that post.
It is ALMOST summer, and we are here for the long, lazy days.
But just because we’re choosing intentional rest, that doesn’t mean that we are letting our wellness routines go. In fact, we’re using the time to reup our knowledge with a pseudo summer school. Jump into summer with intentional habits and these favorite products!
Lavender Foaming Hand Soap: For fresh, clean hands. $12.25
Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend: A bright, happy blend. $16.50
Master Formula: Your daily multivitamin. $85.25
Lavender Essential Oil: A versatile favorite for just about anything! $25.25
Peppermint Essential Oil: A summer must-have. $23
Rose Ointment: A versatile ointment for first aid and dry skin! $25.50
So, off you go … log in to your YL account or use thislink to setup an account. Your items will be sent straight to your doorstep, sent directly from the YL warehouse.
Ahh, summertime. Vacations. Road trips. Sunshine. The great outdoors. School is out (or will be soon) and the fun is just getting started. Are you ready? Ready for adventures and being outside 24/7? I can’t wait. Stocking up on YL’s Mineral Sunscreen as I speak. The Gifts With Purchase for June will help us start off this new season on the right foot and kick off the summer of fun!
Here is the full breakdown of the US June 2022 Gifts With Purchase:
*Remember, in order to get the 10 Bonus Loyalty Rewards Points, Stress Away 5-ml, LavaDerm After Sun Spray, and Super Vitamin D, you have to be enrolled in the Loyalty Rewards program and/or have a Subscription/Loyalty order that meets the PV requirements for those items. The extra bonus of meeting all these PV amounts with your S2S order is that you get even more Loyalty Points to spend later!
10 Loyalty Rewards Points (Bonus Subscription/Loyalty Order 100 PV tier) Subscribe to Save has changed to “Loyalty Rewards” and it got simpler! No more having to choose between 1, 2, and 3 month frequencies, instead if you want to have a place for things you want to order next month or at a later time, there’s a new “Save For Later” list to add it to for easy ordering later! You’ll see all the changes as you go to order, but Loyalty Orders will get you Loyalty Rewards Points and you get to spend those later on like money just like always. With a 100+ PV Loyalty Order in June, you’ll get 10 BONUS points on top of what you’re already earning from that order! Who doesn’t love free points?
• Place a 100+ PV loyalty order and you’ll receive 10 loyalty points to redeem for future product purchases.
Stress Away 5-ml (Bonus Subscription/Loyalty Order 190 PV tier) Enjoying vacation is easy, but sometimes planning for them and preparing is a bit more stressful. Stress Away to the rescue! In the diffuser, on the wrists, or smelling it straight from the bottle. Let the stressful feelings melt away and get to planning a great time for yourself and your family. It’s great with a couple extra drops of Lime in the diffuser, and add a couple drops of Peppermint for a mojito-esque aroma! • An exotic blend of Lime, Vanilla, Copaiba, Lavender, and Cedarwood, Stress Away is a vacation in a bottle. • When you’re stuck at home, satisfy your wanderlust by diffusing its soothing tropical scent.
KidScents Owie 5-ml (190 PV tier) Kids will be kids. Playing outside all day or just bumming it around the house, bumps, scrapes, and bruises are the norm. It’s going to happen, so make sure you have Owie within reach. It’s comforting and it helps kids get back on their feet and back to being kids in no time. Put a roller top on the bottle for easier use! • A must-have for outdoor play, this comforting blend naturally soothes delicate skin with the help of Idaho Grand Fir, Tea Tree, and Elemi essential oils. • Keep a bottle on hand for kid-mergencies during hikes, bike rides, and park outings.
Citrus Fresh Vitality 5-ml (250 PV tier) For energy, immune boosting, a citrusy twist to your marinades, dressings, Ningxia, and more, there’s Citrus Fresh Vitality. On top of all the health benefits, this is amazing for keeping moods boosted! Remember, this is the same oil as the regular Citrus Fresh, so don’t forget to throw it in the diffuser when people need a smile on their faces. • This blend combines Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, Lemon, and Spearmint essential oils for a splash of summer flavor. • Add 1–2 drops to your water bottle, homemade guacamole, veggie dip, or salad dressing.
Citronella 15-ml (250 PV tier) While you’re adding those Insect Repellent Wipes to your order, make sure you aim to get this free bottle of Citronella because this is a life saver for being outdoors during the summer! Diffuse it while everyone is going in and out of the house. Make the spray below. Put it on the bottom of your feet. Skip the candles and use this instead. You’ll be happy you did. • Best known as a natural deterrent for outdoor nuisances, Citronella helps you enjoy Mother Nature annoyance free. • Mix 10 drops Citronella, 2 ounces witch hazel, and 2 ounces water in a glass spray bottle and spritz it onto picnic tables, patio furniture, and camping gear.
Viya Travel Diffuser (300 PV tier) Talk about perfect timing! Diffuse in your car, in your hotel room, at a friend’s house, wherever you find yourself this summer! You’re going to love this. • With its spill-resistant reservoir and compact size, the Viya is your ultimate wanderlust sidekick. • Place it in your cup holder or hotel room to transform your space into an essential oil oasis.
LavaDerm After-Sun Spray (Bonus Subscription/Loyalty Order 400 PV tier) Anyone else forget to apply their mineral sunscreen in time or reapply it? Yeah, me too. LavaDerm After-Sun Spray is such a welcome relief to sun kissed and sunburned skin. Plus, if those bugs do bite you this summer, spritz this on them for immediate relief! You’ll never go a summer without it again once you try it. • Refresh and recover from a day in the sun. Using menthol from mint, this spray soothes and cools sun-kissed skin, providing immediate relief from sunburns and insect bites.
Super Vitamin D (Bonus Subscription/Loyalty Order 400 PV tier) Did you know that Vitamin D helps support our respiratory and immune systems and also our bones? Yes, the vitamin we get from the sun does more than just make us feel better, it also helps support our body’s systems! And because we often don’t get enough, even during the summer, Super Vitamin D is here to help us get bioavailable, easily used by our bodies, vitamin D directly to those systems. Plus, these are chewable and have extra benefits from the other natural ingredients in them. We all need this in our lives. • These vegan-friendly chewables contain the benefits of lemon balm extract, Lime and Melissa essential oils, and 250 percent of your daily value of vitamin D. • Take 2 tablets daily for respiratory, immune, and bone support to help you stay moving this summer.
So, while you’re making your monthly order of other summer essentials (mineral sunscreen, insect repellent wipes, Ningxia, Lavender, and all the things that you and your family use during summertime, plan on getting these Gifts With Purchase because these are so timely and amazing. What summer essentials do you stock up on every year? What’s going in your June order?
December’s gifts are here, and the announcement is PACKED with winter essentials for a fresh and festive home. And I mean packed – this is a long one FULL of great ideas on putting to use Pine, Christmas Spirit, Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap, R.C., Thieves, and Frankincense!
Christmas Spirit (free at 190PV) Christmas Spirit is a blend of evergreen, citrus, and spice—Northern Lights Black Spruce, Orange, and Cinnamon Bark—and is reminiscent of winter holidays to evoke memories of joy, happiness, comfort, and security. Orange essential oil has a bright aroma that is believed to bring joy, peace, and happiness to those who possess it. Cinnamon Bark essential oil is the oil of wealth from the Orient. Black Spruce essential oil has an aromatic influence that brings a feeling of balance and grounding. This is THE blend for the season, so no matter how you use it, make sure to have it around you this month! Use this oil to help you processes any grief or negative memories from years past.
Make a festive room spray:
2oz glass spray bottle
20 drops Christmas Spirit
10 drops Pine (optional)
Splash of witch hazel
Fill with filtered water
Add 20 drops of Christmas Spirit to your Thieves Cleaner for a festive twist! Add Christmas Spirit to your bath and shower gel or lotion for an instant boost of cheer and happiness! Use this incredible oil blend to make DIY Beeswax Candles to fill your home with the warmth of the season – and make a few for your friends and neighbors!
Make a Greenery Spray to refresh fresh wreaths and garlands all season long. You can also use this as a room or upholstery spray!
Greenery Spray | To a 2oz glass spray bottle add:
25 drops Christmas Spirit 10 drops Pine
5 drops Clove
A splash of witch hazel
Fill with filtered water
Add Christmas Spirit to wool dryer balls and Thieves Laundry Soap for a festive twist and cozy sheets. Use Christmas Spirit to make the DIY Laundry Scent Booster listed below! This is also a fun handmade gift for a new homeowner or homemaker, especially paired with Thieves Laundry Caddy or a diffuser and your favorite diffuser blend! Drop Christmas Spirit onto any porous decor for a passive diffuser! Think pine cones, wood slices, wooden trees, greenery, lava beads, etc. Just make sure to test an area for discoloration or place on the underneath of your decor. Alternatively, drop Christmas Spirit oil onto cotton rounds, tissues or small cloths and place in inconspicuous places – the bottom of waste cans, in air vents, inside drawers, etc. Use Christmas Spirit in any of your favorite DIYs – sugar scrubs, coffee scrub, body butter, etc. Check out the Holiday Handbook Resource for lots of great DIY ideas!
Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap, 3 pack Make the brisk winter air come alive with the scent of Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap, which is designed specifically for the winter season! Place a Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap in the guest bathroom for a festive twist. Place a Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap at the kitchen sink to bring out the scent of the season every time you wash your hands. Pair a Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap with a festive dish towel and a fresh rosemary plant for a meaningful host gift. Pair a Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap with a bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner, a bottle of Christmas Spirit essential oil and a 16oz glass spray bottle for a wonderful natural home gift!
Pine (190PV Subscribe to Save) Pine essential oil is an underrated one for sure. This tree oil has an uplifting aroma that creates a breath of fresh air anywhere you use it, encourages feelings of positive energy, repels the influence of negative energy, and has some really unique and incredible health benefits. Make scented fire starters for your cozy winter home and to gift to friends and neighbors! Scented Pinecone Fire Starters:
Yarn or twine
Large, foraged pinecones from the yard
Thieves Household Cleaner
Pine or Christmas Spirit essential oils
Collect pine cones and lightly spritz them with diluted Thieves Household Cleaner to get rid of any unwanted pests. Allow to dry overnight.
Wrap twine or yarn around the pinecones, all the way into the center weaving between the individual scales. You can use festive, colorful yarn for a fun twist or neutral yarn or twine.
Drop 5 drops of essential oil onto the yarn/twine of each pinecone. Place in a basket beside the fireplace and add a few to the fire whenever you build one.
Make your artificial tree smell like the real thing with these simple hacks: Add Pine to reed diffuser sticks and place in your tree. Drop Pine onto any porous ornaments. Make a simple DIY Tree & Garland Spray and spritz on greenery as desired:
To a 2 oz glass spray bottle add
30 drops Pine
Optional: 15 drops Idaho Blue Spruce or Northern Lights Black Spruce
Splash witch hazel
Fill with filtered water
Make and gift (or keep and use!) this incredible Gardener’s Hand Salve for anyone who works with their hands. DIY Gardener’s Hand Salve:
½ cup cold pressed organic olive oil (or 1 cup if not using arnica oil)
½ cup organic arnica oil
1 Tbsp shea butter
2 Tbsp unrefined extra virgin coconut oil
3-4 Tbsp beeswax pastilles
30 drops essential oils: Myrrh, Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Pine
Using a double boiler, place several inches of water in the bottom and place a bowl or pan on top. Turn the heat to low-medium and add the olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil & beeswax and allow it to melt, stirring gently.
Remove the bowl from the double boiler. Add Vitamin E oil and essential oils.
Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes to cool but not harden, then pour into the small containers.
Essential oils to add for a masculine scent: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Idaho Blue Spruce
Whether your winter skin needs some TLC or you have a more acute need, make this ‘Ultimate Skin Healing Balm’ and use it frequently and liberally! Use whatever oils you have that are listed.Ultimate Skin Healing Balm | To about 1/4 jar of Rose ointment add:
10 drops Pine
8 drops Helichrysum
8 drops Myrrh
4 drops Frankincense
4 drops Lavender
Apply to needed area(s) 2-5 times a day. Frequency and consistency are crucial for these big needs!
Make a simple cuticle oil! This also makes a great gift and pairs well with the Gardener’s Hand Salve | DIY Roll-on Cuticle Oil:
1½ teaspoons V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
10 drops Pine essential oil
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
Add all the above to an empty 15 ml essential oil bottle and add an AromaGlide Roller Fitment. Roll onto your cuticles anytime, anywhere.
Use Pine in DIY cleaning products for a fresh, sparkling home.Add 20 drops to Thieves Cleaner (option to add 20 drops of Lemon as well). Make a DIY Wood Polish:
1 cup Olive oil
5 drops Pine essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil
Diffuse Pine during meditation for a grounding and empowering experience. Pair it with Cinnamon bark, Tangerine, Frankincense, Christmas Spirit or Vanilla.Take a relaxing epsom salt bath with Pine. Add 20 drops to 1 cup epsom salt and soak in warm water.Add 5 drops to a large handful of massage oil and apply to the skin to relax tired muscles. Or whip up a DIY Massage Oil:
4oz pump bottle
20 drops Pine essential oil
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
10 drops Cypress essential oil
Carrier of choice
Use Pine to make any of the DIY Cleaning Recipes below or mix it with Lemon or Thieves. Use this earthy tree oil blend to make DIY Beeswax Candles to fill your home with the warmth of the season – and make a few for your friends and neighbors!
R.C. (250PV)R.C. essential oil blend is a powerful combination of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. citriodora, E. globulus, and E. radiata – making it an all time favorite for the winter months! The initials stand for respiratory care, as this oil feels like a deep, cleansing breath.
Make a DIY Chest Rub:
1 cup solid coconut oil
30 drops R.C. essential oil
20 drops Frankincense essential oil
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
Mix well and use on the chest, back and neck as desired. Option to whip with a handheld or stand mixer for a fluffier consistency. You can also sub shea butter for some of the coconut oil for a more moisturizing formula.
Add 15 drops of R.C. to a cup of magnesium flakes or epsom salt for a relaxing bath.Place drops of R.C. onto cotton rounds or small cloths and place them in inconspicuous areas of your home, office, even car!Make a DIY Mattress & Linen Spray to use every time you make the bed or change the sheets To an 8oz glass spray bottle add:
1 tsp Thieves Household Cleaner
20 drops each R.C., Lavender
10 drops Tea Tree
Fill with distilled water and invert to gently mix.
Add R.C. to wool dryer balls and Thieves Laundry Soap for fresh-scented laundry.Make DIY Scented Sachets to bring a fresh, spa-inspired aroma to any area of your home.
½ cup uncooked rice
¼ cup Epsom salt
1 cup dried lavender buds
Muslin cotton drawstring pouches, approximately 5 inches long by 4 inches wide
40 drops R.C. essential oil
In a medium bowl, mix rice, Epsom salt, flower buds, and essential oil to thoroughly scent the mixture.
Spoon mixture into your muslin pouch.
Place anywhere you want to add a fresh lavender scent.
Refresh your pouch every 2─3 weeks by opening it up and adding more drops of essential oil.
Use R.C. to make DIY Laundry Scent Booster. To a large glass jar with airtight lid, add:
1 1/2 cup salt Epsom Salt
1/2 cup baking soda
30 drops R.C. essential oil blend
Optional: 15 drops Thieves essential oil blend
Whisk together until all ingredients are well combined.
To use: add 1-2 Tbl into the washer before adding any laundry. Add laundry and the normal amount of laundry detergent.
Use this purifying blend to make DIY Cleaning Fizzies for yourself or a handmade gift.
1 cup baking soda
½ cup citric acid
½ cup cornstarch
4 teaspoons water
40 drops R.C. essential oil (or Thieves or Pine)
3 teaspoons V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or other carrier
Ice cube tray or candy mold
Step 1) In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix evenly.
Step 2) In a separate bowl, combine water, essential oils or blends, and V-6.
Step 3) Pour liquids into the large bowl and mix together until combined.
Step 4) Use the mixture to fill an ice cube tray or candy mold about three fourths full. If the mixture expands and spills over the mold, gently repack into the mold.
Step 5) Let sit overnight to dry in a room temperature area. When dry, pop tablets out and store in a glass jar.
To Use: When needed, put a tablet in the toilet bowl, hard-to-clean bottles, or sink full of dishes to help clean and deodorize. Let sit in the bowl, bottle, or sink for 20–30 minutes to fizz and dissolve. Once dissolved, flush or rinse out.
Make a DIY Carpet & Rug Freshener. To glass jar add:
1 cup baking soda
½ cup salt
40 drops R.C. essential oil (or Thieves or Pine +/- Lemon)
Mix well. When ready to use, sprinkle over carpets and let sit for 10 minutes before vacuuming.
Make an Herbal Deodorizing Spray for pet beds, upholstered surfaces, car upholstery, etc! To a 4oz glass spray bottle add:
¼ cup white vinegar
20 drops R.C. essential oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Tangerine essential oil
5 drops Peppermint essential oil
Pinch sea salt or splash of witch hazel
Spray lightly onto surfaces to remove unwanted odors.
Diffuse this spa-inspired oil blend anytime your lungs need a little TLC or you need a quick trip to the spa! Bonus points for adding R.C. to the diffuser during a bath or shower to allow the steam to help open airways even more –
Breathe Easy: R.C., Thieves, Peppermint
Relax: R.C., Lavender, Lemon
Gather Together: R.C., Tangerine, Lemongrass
Goodnight Moon: R.C., Lavender, Thieves
2021: R.C., Pine, Thieves, Lemon (are you catching my drift here?!)
Thieves (300PV) Thieves essential oil is a legendary blend of purifying essential oils, Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata, and Rosemary, known for immune support and cleansing properties when taken internally. This oil is definitely one we want to have on hand this time of year!
Make a Daily Wellness roller:
20 drops Thieves
20 drops Pine
20 drops Lemon
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Oregano (optional)
Fill with carrier oil of choice
Apply over lymph nodes, along the spine, on the bottom of the feet a few times a day or more as desired.
Add a drop of Thieves to your toothpaste or mouthwash for naturally fresh breath.Make these Detox Bath Salts to use all winter long and to gift to those you love:
1 cup magnesium flakes
½ cup epsom salts
30 drops Thieves essential oil
Optional: 10 drops Lemon essential oil
Optional: dried lavender, rose buds, rosemary
Add to a glass jar and mix well. If gifting or storing add ¼ cup baking soda or Himalayan salt to help prevent clumping.Use this spicy-sweet blend to make DIY Beeswax Candles to fill your home with the warmth of the season – and make a few for your friends and neighbors!Dilute and apply to the bottoms of your kids’ feet in the morning and for a great day at school.Add a few drops to your dishwater or dishwasher to eliminate odors and boost cleaning.Use Thieves + Orange to make the Scented Pinecone Fire Starters above!Add a drop of Thieves to a cotton ball and place it in a zip top bag with holiday cards to infuse them with the scent of Thieves.Make Oil-infused Bottle Brush Trees with Thieves oil!
Large pitcher or jar (big enough for your trees)
Thieves, Christmas Spirit, Pine essential oils
Bottle brush trees
Fill the jar or pitcher almost full of water and add a splash of witch hazel. Add about 20-30 drops of oil and stir with a silicone or metal spoon. Hold your tree upside down for about a minute in the water, then take it out and let it air dry!
Make any of the DIY Cleaning Recipes above using Thieves or a mix of Thieves, Pine, R.C. or other favorites.Add 3 drops of Thieves to organic wool dryer balls for festive laundry!Add a drop of Thieves (Vitality) to coffee grounds before brewing for festive coffee or to hot cocoa for a spicy twist. (*Thieves Vitality and Thieves are the same oil.)
Make a Thieves Tea to sip on before bed for an immune boost:
Line with honey
Add a drop of Thieves Vitality*
Optional: add a drop of Lemon Vitality*
Pour warm water over and stir gently.
*Note: Thieves Vitality and Thieves oil are the same. Lemon Vitality and Lemon oil are the same. Diffuse this spicy-sweet blend all season long, and especially during and after gatherings!
Fresh Air: Thieves, R.C., Tangerine or Orange
Sleep Tight: Thieves, Lavender, Vanilla
Lemon Cake: Thieves, Lemon, Vanilla
Blueberry Pie: Thieves, Valor
Frankincense (400PV) Add Frankincense to your on-the-go wellness kit for the literal bumps in the road and make this simple, but effective ‘Pavement Spray’. The best part about this is that you don’t have to rub it in onto tender skin!
Pavement Spray | To a 2oz glass or stainless steel spray bottle add:
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Frankincense
5 drops Myrrh or Helichrysum
5 drops Tea Tree or Melrose
Fill with fractionated coconut oil
Spray onto knees, elbows, any skin that needs some TLC.
Aromatically, it encourages spiritual awareness and is uplifting, making it a wonderful addition to morning prayer, meditation or other mindfulness practices. Diffuse with Frankincense and Tangerine. Apply a drop to the wrists and over the heart. Apply a drop to the crown of the head. Make a Meditation Roller to use during spiritual practices or even to help focus the mind | To a 10mL roller bottle add:
15 drops Frankincense
10 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Peppermint
Fill with a carrier of choice. Apply over the heart, back of the neck, on the wrists liberally and frequently.
Add to your favorite skincare products! Frankincense is an incredible skin oil. Add to your Orange Blossom, Bloom or Art Light moisturizer.
Make this DIY Glow Up Beauty Serum:
4oz glass dropper bottle
Jojoba or argan oil for carrier
30 drops Frankincense
30 drops Blue Tansy
10 droppersful CBD Beauty Boost (optional)
Any other skin-loving oils: Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Myrrh, Manuka, Rose
For extra glowy skin, add a roller top directly to your Frankincense and roll it over your face every evening before bed! (Note, if you’re very new to essential oils, we’d recommend diluting a bit.) There is a reason Frankincense was given to Jesus (and Mary!) upon His birth. Frankincense is an incredible oil for supporting skin and tissue during times of injury, and such a gift to new mamas. Use this oil for a relaxing and healing bath (or sitz bath) no matter whose skin needs some help. Healing Bath Soak | To about ¼ cup epsom salt add:
3 drops Frankincense
3 drops Myrrh
1 drop Helichrysum
Optional: 1 Tbsp organic arnica oil
Sit and soak for 30 minutes or as long as desired
Make and gift (or keep and use!) the Gardener’s Hand Salve (recipe above!) to anyone who works with their hands. Add a drop of Frankincense to Thieves Mouthwash for excellent oral health or add a drop of Frankincense to 1 Tbsp of organic coconut oil for oil pulling.
Make a daily perfume or cologne roller with Frankincense:
Frankincense, Tangerine, Jasmine
Frankincense, Lavender, Tangerine, Vanilla
Frankincense, Vetiver, Bergamot
Make a daily Gratitude Roller:
10 drops Valor
7 drops Orange
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Joy
Top with a carrier oil and roll on liberally + frequently!
A little over a year ago I had a severe adverse reaction and lost my sense of smell. For someone like me that’s a VERY serious loss. It impacted my taste (pretty much zero) and honestly made me severely depressed for about a week. I had no idea how impactful sensory loss was. Long story short I did this training and it WORKED for me! Definitely helped that I had all the supplies at my disposal .
Loss of taste and smell is a current hot topic for many people I know right now so wanted to share what I did.
four essential oils – rose, lemon, clove and eucalyptus. You can sub the rose (or another floral like Joy/Palmarosa/Geranium) but has to be a full blown floral aroma. These are specifically chosen because they hit all the anosmia buttons.
The precise choice of oils represents 4 distinctly different categories.
eucalyptus = woodsy
lemon = citrus
clove = spicy
rose = floral
a supply of cotton wool pads (or perfume-testing strips, if you can get hold of some)
1. Start with one oil – it doesn’t matter which – and put a few drops on the pad.
2. Let the aroma develop for a couple of minutes, then bring the pad to within an inch of your nose and breathe naturally through your nose. Don’t try too hard and inhale sharply – if you do, you’re unlikely to smell anything.
3. Move the pad away, then bring it back up to your nose and inhale again. Do this several times with the same oil.
4. Then take a break for five minutes before repeating the process with the next essential oil.
5. Aim to do the training twice a day, in the morning and evening.
Don’t be discouraged if you can’t smell anything at first. Anecdotal evidence from anosmia sufferers who’ve tried the technique suggests that it may take at least a week before you get a hint of any fragrance.
For best results, researchers recommend that you follow the smell training for six months. Buy these recommended items (plus 1 from the tips below)
Note from Lori:
Since symptoms of a zinc deficiency also include loss of taste/smell, there are a few other considerations I should mention:
Research your zinc intake/levels and consider talking to a medical professional about how to determine the appropriate amount for you.
pH of the body will determine if Zinc (or any other minerals for that matter) are being assimilated. We can take in more zinc, but unless our pH is within a certain range, our body won’t actually be utilizing it.
Research foods rich in zinc and see if you can increase, if needed.
YL has a few supplements with zinc present: Aminowise, Pure Protein, Master Formula, Powergize / Cardiogize / Endogize.
One more quick tip, if you also suffer from a loss of taste, I can recommend orange essential oil to stimulate the salivary glands. Here’s a few tips on how to utilize it:
Put a drop of two of orange essential oil on a hot/wet washcloth and wash hands / face with it before eating. The aroma of orange is known to stimulate the glands.
Put a drop of orange essential oil in a small cup of lukewarm water and drink just prior to eating.
Historically, Laurus Nobilis was used (both the leaves and the black berries) to alleviate indigestion and loss of appetite.
Or smell essential oil from a cotton ball / lid of the essential oil bottle.
If I can answer any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.
From monthly promos to our oil of the month to recipes and diffuser blends, all the great things for August are right here at your fingertips, and they are not to be missed!
Every month this generous company loads us up with free items simply for being loyal customers. We purchase items we’d be buying anyway – toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, makeup, supplements and cleaning supplies, etc – from Young Living, and we not only get amazing, high quality products that are safe for our families, we get free products, free shipping, delivery to our doorstep and product credits galore!
During the month of August… With any order (Subscribe to Save or one time shop order) of 100PV or more you will receive a FREE SHIPPING!!!
With any order (Subscribe to Save or one time shop order) of 190PV or more, you’ll receive a free THIEVES DISH SOAP and free shipping! If your order is a Subscribe to Save order (previously Essential Rewards) you’ll also receive a free 15mL LUSHIOUS LEMON blend!! Retail value: $77.30
With any order of 250PV, you’ll receive a free 15mL LEMONGRASS essential oil, a box of THIEVES WIPES, a Thieves Dish Soap, and free shipping!! If your order is a Subscribe to Save order (previously Essential Rewards) you’ll also receive a free 15mL Lushious Lemon oil blend! Retail value: $111.51
With any order of 300PV, you’ll receive a free THIEVES FOAMING HAND SOAP – 3 PACK, a free 15mL Lemongrass oil, a box of Thieves Wipes, a Thieves Dish Soap, and free shipping!! If your order is a Subscribe to Save order (previously Essential Rewards) you’ll also receive a free 15mL Lushious Lemon oil blend! Retail value: $169.74
With a Subscribe to Save order (previously Essential Rewards) of 400PV, you’ll receive a free AMBER DISH SOAP BOTTLE & AMBER FOAMING HAND SOAP BOTTLE, a free THIEVES FOAMING HAND SOAP – 3 PACK, a free 15mL Lemongrass oil, a box of Thieves Wipes, a Thieves Dish Soap, and free shipping… plus a free 15mL Lushious Lemon oil blend! Retail value: $205.27
With a Subscribe to Save order (previously Essential Rewards) of 500PV, you’ll receive a free DESERT MIST DIFFUSER, an Amber Dish Soap Bottle, an Amber Foaming Hand Soap Bottle, a free 3pack Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, a 15mL Lemongrass oil, a box of Thieves Wipes, a Thieves Dish Soap, and free shipping… plus a free 15mL Lushious Lemon oil blend! Retail value: $292.44
For more details and ways to use these incredible free oils, see the ‘Monthly Gift with Purchase’ and ‘How to Use’ resources!
August is all about the Little Oilers and supporting them well! Here are a few items we are using this month and beyond to support their (and our!!) physical, mental and emotional health everyday!!
KidScents KidPower 15mL: To promote calm, confident feelings $38
KidScents MightyZyme: For happy, healthy bellies & bodies! $41.25
KidScents Toothpaste: To make brushing a happy habit $7.75
KidScents Roll-on Collection: For anything your kid’s day may hold $195
Seedlings Calm Essential Oil Blend: For sweet, calming vibes $13.25
Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream: To heal and protect any skin needs! $21.50
For more check out the August Essentials Resource!
Here’s an easy, rainy day craft to do this summer or anytime your kids need a fun activity! Make your own soap and get a prize at bath time!
YOU WILL NEED:
Molds to make the soap in (plastic cups work too!)
Cooking spray or coconut oil
Pure solid glycerin soap (found in cubes at craft stores)
Essential oils (It’s fun to let kids choose their favorites!)
Natural food coloring or soap dye (craft store)
Small plastic toys
Coat the inside of your molds/cups with oil or cooking spray.
This step is for adults b/c it involves hot liquid. Melt soap by placing cubes of soap in a measuring cup and microwave for 30 secs – continue in 15 second intervals until the soap is melted.
Add in a few drops of food coloring/soap dye to reach your desired color. Mix thoroughly.
Add 6-8 drops of your essential oil. For bath time we love Lavender, SleepyIze, Stress Away and Peace & Calming.
Carefully fill mold about 1/3 of the way full with the hot soap. Let cool for 20 minutes, and then place the small plastic toy on top of the mostly hardened soap.
Repeat steps 2–4 to melt and color the remaining soap. Pour another layer of soap into the mold to cover the plastic toy.
Let cool for 2+ hours. Once completely cooled, turn the mold upside down and pop the soap out.
For details and tips for use, check out the August DIY Resource!
KidPower is a unique, everyday blend formulated to help inspire feelings of confidence, courage, and positivity at home, at school, or on the playground…. But it’s not just for kids!! This blend is also amazing for adults and makes a wonderful perfume!
DAILY HABITS WITH KIDPOWER:
Apply 2–4 drops directly to wrists, chest, neck or any other area. Dilution is not required, except for the most sensitive of skin, so you can add a roller fitment directly to the bottle or opt for the roll-on version!
Create an application ritual, and get your kids involved! Grab your KidPower or KidPower Roll-on and place it beside their toothbrush, backpack, or homeschool bin – anywhere they will be able to find and easily use it daily. We love rolling on our oil and repeating a family motto, a bible verse or positive affirmation together!
Make a roller with KidPower, Vetiver and Lavender for helping calm over excitement and promote calm, confident focus.
Make a simple linen spray with equal parts KidPower and Lavender, a splash of witch hazel and filtered water. Spray on sheets, lovies, pajamas, or any other soft surface as desired.
For more, check out the Oil Spotlight: KidPower resource!! Let’s create healthy habits and healthy homes together!
As the gatekeepers of our homes we have such a great opportunity to bring in healthy products and create healthy habits for ourselves and families! Join us as we detox our bathroom shelves and switch out conventional kids’ toothpaste for Young Living KidScents Toothpaste!
WHY WE LOVE IT
Cleans teeth gently with a naturally derived formula created for children
Formulated with gentle, odor-absorbing baking soda for fresher breath
Fights plaque with brushing
Removes surface stains gently
Provides a long lasting, clean, and fresh feel
Formulated without fluoride; SLS; synthetic dyes; peroxide; artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives; or gluten-containing ingredients
For more about this incredible product, check out the Ditch & Switch: KidScents Toothpaste resource, then join us this month as we make this simple switch this month!!
Enzymes are crucial to our health and digestion, and in an ideal world our foods would be rich in natural enzymes. Unfortunately the average diet and even the soil quality of our produce lead us to be sorely depleted in enzymes at an early age. Without these little workers, we are not assimilating the nutrients that we need, and we all know that growing bodies need those nutrients!
For more check out the Supplement Spotlight: MightyZymes resource, then join us this month as we support our bodies from the inside out!
This collection of diffuser blends has some of our favorites for the little oilers in our lives! From sleepytime blends to immune support to focused blends for school time, these oils are essential for our children and families!
Our diffusers are running 24/7 in our homes, supporting our immune systems, respiratory systems, emotions, cleansing the air and making things smell divine – all at the same time! Join us this month as we diffuse these favorite blends!
This is the oily footprint of our essential oil community. I am BLESSED to have linked arms with this group of people who love sharing their love of Young Living’s products! We are literally sharing with friends + family around the world! Just to think that we get to be a part of THIS! It’s truly humbling!
The colorful states are all places that the Club Moxie Oilers are dropping our oily knowledge and sharing the love of essential oils and our oil-infused nutritionals. This plant juice is powerful stuff!
Plus, (not included in the image) we have members in Norway, Germany, England, and various parts of Mexico! So why am I posting this at 3 am? Because we’re seeking new GLOBAL members to join us from Romania, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Australia, American Samoa, and more!!! Let’s chat!
You might recognize the name because of it was mentioned in the Bible as one of the gifts from the 3 wise men in the story of the birth of Jesus.
Frankincense oil is extracted from the Boswellia tree. The tree is common in Somalia and other very dry climates. This type of oil has been used for thousands of years for healing and therapy. The natural antioxidant properties in this oil make it a top choice for natural remedies.
Boost your immune system – Frankincense has antiseptic properties. Organic Facts reports that the scent and smoke from the oil can have disinfectant effects. May I suggest adding a few drops of the oil to the palm of your hand and rub together, then inhaling it for a few breaths to ease cold symptoms.
Protect your mouth – Mix a bit of Frankincense oil with baking soda for an all-natural toothpaste. The antiseptic properties help prevent cavities and bad breath. These same properties protect against mouth sores, toothaches, and infections, according to Organic Facts.
Menopause relief – Try this oil to help reduce symptoms of menopause like nausea, headache, fatigue, mood swings and pain in the abdomen.
Clean your home – Freshen the air in your home naturally, by adding a bit of Frankincense oil in a diffuser to help deodorize your house.
Relieve stress – Put a few of drops of oil to your bath and let your stress melt away. The scent of the oil encourages relaxation.
Ease Anxiety – Frankincense works as a sedative because the smell can encourage relaxation. Add Frankincense oil to a diffuser when you’re feeling particularly anxious to calm your nerves.
Fight aging – Get some skin care benefits by applying the oil on your skin. Mix a few drops of the Frankincense with unscented oil (like coconut) and apply to your skin.(Remember to try a small area first to ensure you don’t have any negative reactions.)
Ease Tummy Troubles – Mix one or two drops of Frankincense Vitality with a glass of water and a bit of honey. Drink the entire glass to help cure tummy aches and digestive issues.
Reduce the appearance of scarring – Add Frankincense to a base oil (like coconut) or your favorite lotion, and apply directly to the skin. The oil helps reduce the appearance of scars, acne and stretch marks.
Reduce swelling in the joints – Frankincense has anti-inflammatory properties that make it a simple way to ease pain and swelling. Massage the oil onto sore joints. Alternatively, add some oil to hot water and soak a towel in the oil-infused water. Then apply the towel to your sore muscles or joints.
(This information is provided by my friend Doug Corrigan)
Did you know that the reason flu is transmitted more prevalently in the winter months has nothing to do with the fact that it’s cold outside?
The reason the flu and other cold-like viruses are transmitted in the winter months is due to the low humidity conditions during those months. Multiple research studies conducted by the the CDC and other research universities have demonstrated that the influenza virus is transmitted as an aerosol much more readily in air that is devoid of moisture. Because the winter months tend to exhibit the driest air, both outdoors and indoors, the transmission rate of the flu virus skyrockets as it can survive passage through the air in droplets.
For example, the research study by John Noti with the CDC demonstrated that at 43 percent relative humidity, only 14 percent of the virus particles that were released were able to transmit the influenza virus. This is in contrast to the 70 percent transmission rate in air that is at 23% relative humidity. Also, the protective effect at higher humidity levels appeared to be rapid, with the majority of viral inactivation taking place within 15 minutes of when viral particles were first “coughed” into a high-humidity environment.
This just underscores the importance of running a large humidifier in your house during the winter months. Diffusers can’t replace a humidifier, but you can use diffusers in various rooms to supplement this effect, especially close to your bed at night while you are sleeping.
————> A few research studies are referenced below:
Noti, John D., et al. “High humidity leads to loss of infectious influenza virus from simulated coughs.” PLoS One 8.2 (2013): e57485.
Lowen, Anice C., and John Steel. “Roles of humidity and temperature in shaping influenza seasonality.” Journal of virology 88.14 (2014): 7692-7695.
Jaakkola, Kari, et al. “Decline in temperature and humidity increases the occurrence of influenza in cold climate.” Environmental Health 13.1 (2014): 22