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5-ml Clove: Clove has been used traditionally as a spice for thousands of years, adding a rich and spicy flavor to your favorite recipes. When taken internally, it may also support a healthy immune system.* This oil includes the naturally occurring constituent eugenol and is an important ingredient in many products, including Thieves, ImmuPower™, Inner Defense™, and Longevity™.
15-ml Thieves: Young Living’s unique Thieves blend is crafted in the spirit of the legendary formulation by four 15th-century French thieves, which featured a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals. When taken internally, Thieves supports healthy immune function* and includes Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, which may help support a healthy respiratory system.* (E.R. Orders Only)
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Home Diffuser: Young Living’s Home Diffuser features a rose-inspired design and combines a humidifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one simple-to-use product. Perfect for any space in your home or office, the Home Diffuser uses ultrasonic technology to disperse the mixture of essential oils and water into millions of microparticles.
Some of my favorite winter memories involve snowmobiling, sledding, skiing, and building snowmen with my loved ones then returning home to a toasty fire to reminisce about the day’s events. However, I found that my chapped and dry skin didn’t have as much of a good time!
Turns out that both the cold air outside and the warm air inside dry out your skin. Cold air holds fewer water molecules than warm or hot air, so when you are outside in cold weather, the extra dry air pulls moisture from your skin. When you head back inside, the warm air from indoor heating evaporates additional moisture.
During the holidays I tried four wonderful suggestions given to me by a dermatologist and several Young Living leaders. Let me share them with you.
1. Use Moisturizing Gels with Skin-Loving Essential Oils
Stock your showers with moisturizing shower gels that clean effectively without stripping your skin of its natural moisture barrier. Try adding the following oils to Young Living bath and shower gels for a moisturizing experience for every member of the family!
Men’s Shower Gel
Using Morning Start® Bath & Shower Gel, mix in 6 drops each of the following essential oils, adjusting as desired:
Idaho Blue Spruce
Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
Women’s Shower Gel
Using Lavender Bath & Shower Gel, mix in 6 drops each of the following essential oils, adjusting as desired:
Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
2. Use Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizers with Skin-Loving Essential Oils
I want my family to use my favorite lotions and to use them often. I take my favorite Young Living lotions, with added essential oils for my own personal twist, and stash them in every room, purse, backpack, and car in our household.
Men’s Hand and Body Lotion
Add the same custom essential oil blend as in the shower gel—Blue Spruce, Hong Kuai, Sandalwood, and Shutran—to Young Living’sLavender Hand & Body Lotion, adjusting as needed to fit your preference.
Women’s Hand and Body Lotion
Start with Lavender Hand & Body Lotion and add 6 drops each of the same essential oils used in the shower gel: Geranium, Myrrh, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang, adjusting as needed.
3. Use a Humidifier: Set It and Forget It
If you’re looking for a simple, passive way to help your skin, try using a humidifier in your home. You can turn it on and forget about it as you go about your business, and the humidifier does the rest! I also love diffusing essential oils near my humidifier. The essential oil mist teams up with the humid air to create a pleasant atmosphere. I avoid adding essential oils directly to my humidifier because my model has plastic parts that are difficult to clean.
These aren’t the only ways you can fight the ravaging effects of winter air on your skin. Young Living’s products have a unique versatility that might surprise you. Recently, while sledding with family, I noticed that my little grandson’s nose and cheeks were starting to chap. I only had Lavender Lip Balm with me at the time, so I applied it directly to his face. It worked wonderfully!
For many, this time of year can be hectic and exhausting. Between juggling busy school schedules, meeting deadlines, and everything else on your plate, having a sharp mind to stay on top of it all is crucial. I’m excited to share five practices I have recently discovered that support my mental focus and increase my energy levels:
1. Before going to sleep, I slice ¼ of a cucumber and add the slices to 12 ounces of water, then leave it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, I add a few drops of Citrus Fresh essential oil blend to the cucumber-infused water and drink it within 10 minutes of waking.
2. Every day I try to take 15 minutes to calm my mind and focus my thoughts. Meditation can be as simple as sitting quietly or concentrating on your breathing. Meditation has been practiced for centuries and is known for unique benefits such as increased awareness, decreased stress levels, and heightened mental clarity. I often diffuse Clarity essential oil blend to enhance my reflection time.
3. Sometime around my midday meal, I like to take advantage of a few cognition-supporting supplements. NingXia Nitro is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, full of beneficial ingredients like D-Ribose and Korean ginseng extract. I also like to use MindWise, Young Living’s new advanced brain wellness serum. Providing vitamin D, CoQ10, ALCAR, and GPC, MindWise is my go-to supplement for supporting my mind and memory.*
4. In addition to stimulating multiple areas of the brain, music helps minimize background noise and distractions. I have found classical music to be my ultimate distraction reducer. Whether I am at work, completing household chores, or simply relaxing, listening to my favorite composers keeps my mind motivated and engaged. Order Here or Enter 2640215 on both Sponsor Id & Enroller Id
Protein Power: 12 Quick and Easy Protein-Filled Snacks
From your head to your toes and everything in between, protein is a necessary component of every cell in the body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissue, and it is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other essential chemicals in the body. Your hair and nails are almost exclusively made of protein. Clearly, protein is indispensable—both in your body and in your diet.
Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a macronutrient, meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it. Vitamins and minerals, which are only needed in small quantities, are called micronutrients. But unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein and, therefore, has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply.
One study suggests that consuming protein at regular intervals during the day may help support whole-body metabolism. Eating snacks rich in protein throughout the day could aid how your body uses this essential nutrient.1
How much do I need?
Exactly how much protein you need changes with age. According to WebMD, here are a few guidelines for daily protein intake, according to age:
Babies: about 10 grams
School-age kids: 19-34 grams
Teenage boys: up to 52 grams
Teenage girls: 46 grams
Adult men: about 56 grams
Adult women: about 46 grams
Pregnant or breastfeeding women: about 71 grams
How can I get more protein in my diet?
Here are 10 quick and easy snacks that offer protein! Try adding some of these to your daily routine to give your diet a delicious boost of protein.
Greek yogurt topped with toasted almonds: 17 grams of protein per 170-gram container of nonfat Greek yogurt
Hummus and red pepper slices: 6 grams of protein per 1/4 cup hummus and half a red pepper
Cottage cheese topped with dried wolfberries: 27 grams of protein per 1 cup of cottage cheese and 2 tablespoons of wolfberries.
New Pure Protein Complete™ in Vanilla Spice or Chocolate Deluxe: 25 grams of protein per serving
Deli rollup: a slice of tomato, lettuce, and thin slices of red bell pepper with a squirt of mustard, all wrapped in a slice of turkey: 12 grams of protein per 2 rollups
Hardboiled egg: 6 grams of protein per egg
Almond butter with celery sticks or apple slices: 8 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons almond butter and 1 apple or 2 celery stalks
Steamed edamame: 4 grams of protein per 1/2 cup of edamame
Raw almonds: 5 grams of protein per 20 almonds
Roasted chickpeas: 7 grams of protein per 1/2 cup of chickpeas
The introduction at the convention of our new Dino Land and Dolphin Reef diffusers generated a lot of enthusiasm. Offered exclusively by Young Living to combine fun and essential oils for kids of any age, these diffusers do triple duty as atomizers, aroma diffusers, and night-lights all in one fun, simple-to-use product. Members loved the themed designs, continuous and intermittent diffuser options, and the different light settings—especially the night-light features.
Fun and simple to use, these kid-friendly diffusers are a great tool for children to explore Young Living’s pure, authentic essential oils. Here are a few fun ideas and custom blends to get you started!
Blends for Kids’ Dynamic Lives
Enjoy indoor playtime with the uplifting aromas of Fun™ Inspired by Oola®*, Harmony™, or Joy™.
Make quiet reading time a pleasure for your children with Gentle Baby or Grounding.
Create an inspiring and invigorating scent in studying spaces with GeneYus™ or Brain Power™.
Inspire a relaxing, gentle, and pleasant aromatic atmosphere with Peace & Calming II™.
Custom Kids’ Blends
Diffuse these fresh blends in your children’s bedrooms, playroom, or throughout the house.
A bright, floral, and woodsy aroma that will transport your child into a jungle playland.
10 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
4 drops Jasmine
2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
This fragrant, rich scent will create a cheery atmosphere in any little (or big) kid’s room.
6 drops Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood
4 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
2 drops Frankincense
Freshen up any bedroom with this grounding, relaxing, and woodsy aroma.
10 drops Blue Cypress
6 drops Tsuga
3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
2 drops Ravintsara
Enjoy this rich, smooth, grounding fragrance when it’s time to settle down for homework or quiet reading time.
Carrier oils are usually overlooked because they don’t contain the therapeutic constituents of other essential oils, but they can play an indispensable companion of topically applied oils. Let’s take a closer look at these carriers and why they deserve a place on the shelf of anyone who uses and loves essential oils.
What are carrier oils?
Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources and have a neutral smell. They aren’t volatile like essential oils, which makes them an excellent medium for dilution and application.
What aren’t carrier oils?
Vegetable shortening, butter, and margarine are best left in the kitchen—they’re not intended for topical use. Mineral oil and other petroleum derivatives like petroleum jelly should also not be used as carrier oils.
How are carrier oils used?
Essential oils are volatile, which means they evaporate rapidly and contain the natural smell and characteristics of the plant. This can make them too strong to apply undiluted. Carrier oils do not evaporate or have a strong aroma, making them the perfect pair for diluting especially strong essential oils—reducing the concentration of the essential oil without altering its therapeutic qualities. When you dilute an essential oil with a carrier oil, you can also control its concentration before applying.
Like other substances that are high in fat, carrier oils have a limited shelf life, meaning that eventually they can go bad. Depending on the type, oils with a short shelf life should typically be used within six months, while oils with a longer shelf life may stay good for up to a year. It’s important to store oils in their original air-tight containers in a cool, dark place, such as the pantry, to maximize shelf life.
Carrier oils can vary widely in their consistency, absorption, aroma, shelf life, and other characteristics. Carrier oils can be blended to change or combine their properties, so you can mix and match until you find the blend that’s just right for you!
Get to know some of the more popular carrier oils!
Light and thin consistency
Well suited for massages; leaves a light glossy film over the skin
High in linoleic acid
Relatively short shelf life
Sweet Almond Oil*
Slightly sweet, nutty aroma
Absorbs relatively quickly; leaves a slight hint of oil on the skin
Rich in vitamin E and oleic acid
Good all-purpose carrier oil
*Caution: May cause a reaction to those with nut allergies.
A proprietary Young Living formula combining fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil (contains a lot of vitamin E and acts as a natural preservative), sunflower oil, and olive oil
Moisturizes and nourishes the skin
An excellent carrier oil for all essential oils and applications
Slightly nutty aroma
Superior, non-greasy absorption, similar to the skin’s natural oils
Moisturizing for skin and hair
Long shelf life
Popular, easy-to-find oil used in both topical and culinary applications
Thicker consistency; leaves an oily feel on the skin
Good source of oleic acid (omega fatty acid)
Relatively short shelf life
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Unlike coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature
No noticeable aroma
Absorbs well; leaves skin feeling silky and moisturized; non-greasy
High in essential fatty acids
Long shelf life
Solid at room temperature
Distinct coconut aroma
Solid white color
Leaves a moisturizing, oily feeling layer on top of the skin
Long shelf life
Solid and difficult to work with at room temperature
Best used when melted and blended with other carrier oils
Sweet, chocolate aroma
Solid at room temperature
Moisturizing to skin and hair, leaves behind a moisturizing waxy feeling layer
Clove essential oil is distilled from the same rich, spicy cloves that have been used in cooking and baking for thousands of years. Clove essential oil promotes a healthy immune response and may support overall wellness, making it an important part of our Thieves, ImmuPower™, Inner Defense™, and Longevity™ formulas.*
Combine Clove with Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, and Nutmeg essential oils in homemade cider or wassail recipes.
Substitute sparing amounts of Clove essential oil for the ground spice in cooking recipes.
Add a drop of Clove to a warm bowl of oatmeal for a tasty addition to your breakfast
Thieves essential oil blend delivers the naturally occurring constituents limonene, eugenol, and eucalyptol and may contribute to overall wellness when taken as a dietary supplement.* Try adding one or more of these uses to your wellness regimen:
Add 2–4 drops of Thieves to a vegetarian gel capsule and swallow with water.
Add 1 drop Thieves and 2 drops Orange essential oil to your favorite beverage as a refreshing flavor addition.
Add 1 drop to a cup of warm water, herbal tea, or other hot drink to add a spicy zing.
For our members, the Young Living lifestyle is about enjoying life’s moments and making the most of each one. That’s why our wolfberry-infused NingXia® products are member favorites: We designed them to help you feel vibrant all day long!
Though NingXia Red, NingXia Nitro™, and NingXia Zyng™ all feature premium wolfberries from China’s Ningxia province and have similar names, each carefully formulated product is distinct and can bring something different to your busy day. Here’s how you can make each one part of a sunup-to-sundown routine and fill your day with pure NingXia goodness!
NingXia Red: A Daily Whole-Body Nutrient Infusion
NingXia Red is a daily nutrient infusion for health and wellness support.* In addition to whole-fruit wolfberry puree and superfruit juices and extracts, it’s formulated with Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils.
Making 1–2 ounces of NingXia Red part of breakfast for an energy boost is a great way to kick-start your morning.
NingXia Nitro: Your Ideal Pick-Me-Up
NingXia Nitro is a great pick-me-up. Powered by Peppermint, Yerba Mate, Black Pepper, and other oils, plus D-Ribose, Korean ginseng, and more, NingXia Nitro’s naturally derived ingredients can help promote cognitive fitness and provide a boost.
Feeling an afternoon lull coming on? Support a sense of mental alertness and power through with a tube of NingXia Nitro. No desk drawer is complete without it.
NingXia Zyng: Refreshment Your Body Will Love
NingXia Zyng is the newest addition to the NingXia family. This sparkling drink is made with a deliciously crisp blend of pure Black Pepper and Lime essential oils, wolfberry puree, white tea extract, and vitamins. At only 35 calories, Zyng is refreshing, guilt free, and invigorates the senses!
Keep a can on hand for moments when you could use a light, refreshing, not-too-sweet “zyng” of energy.