Saturday, August 18, 2018

What's that smell?

Have you ever walked by the perfume counter at a department store?  Their fragrance wafts out as you walk by.  Have you ever thought "Exactly what is in that concoction to make it smell so good (or bad)?  Let's take a closer look at those hidden ingredients.  And hidden they are too!  Manufacturers are not required to list their ingredients especially when their potion is proprietary.

Listed on this site, you can see that those ingredients aren't exactly as body friendly as you might think! 
  • Laboratory tests found a total of 38 chemicals not listed on the labels in 17 name-brand fragrances (such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Bath & Body Works, Old Spice, Calvin Klein, and more)
  • The average fragrance product contained 14 chemicals that were not disclosed on the label (along with another 15 that were listed)
  • Fragrances commonly contain parabens, phthalates, and synthetic musks that may cause hormone disruption, reproductive problems, or possibly cancer
  • The exact ingredients in synthetic fragrances are protected as “trade secrets” and therefore do not have to be disclosed on the label

YUCK!  So, let's talk about options that you will love.  Did you know that you can make your own fragrances based on natural ingredients?  Yup!  So, let's talk about this.

Essential oils were the basis of many perfumes.  Why they strayed so far away from the original beautiful scent is a mystery to me.  Probably because you can't make money with 'natural'. 

Essential oils have many 'notes'.  The notes have to do with the different molecules in the oil.  There are three different groups of weights.  The Top Note, Middle Note and the Low Note.  The Top Note molecules are light weight and are the ones that you smell first especially when you are smelling an essential oil right out of the bottle.  The Middle and Low Notes quickly follows the scent when you have the oil applied to your skin completing the bouquet of the scent of the oil. 

So, let's talk about how you can make your own perfume! 

You can start with the base note, soften with a middle note, and finish with a top note to make a  positive first impression.  Below is a starter list for you.

Base Note Oils:
     Pathouli, Idaho Balsam Fir, Myrrh, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Clove
Middle Note Oils (the floral oils):
     Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine, Rose, Neroli
Top Note Oils:
     Lime, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Orange, Basil, Lavender, Thyme, Jade lemon, Cinnamon Bark, and Coriander

Young Living essential oils are pure and have no additives and are not adulterated so your concocted perfumes will last and smell great.  You can use empty 5ml essential oil bottles.  You also want an AromaGlide Rollerball to fit on your bottle when you are done.  YL's V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex is great for a carrier but you could use other carrier oils as well.  

Drop 10 - 15 drops of the oils you select into your empty 5ml bottle and top off with your carrier.  Snap on the roller ball and cap and label.  If you would like custom labels and links to each oil listed below, Visit HERE.

What oils have you used as a perfume just on their own without adding in anything else?  I've used Joy, Awaken, Kunzea and many more!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Some people would swear!

Marco Gentile made the following report.  It is him in the picture with the microphone so his experience is first hand.  THIS story is exactly why I love our company......we only want the best and our Seed to Seal promise selects, processes, distills, and bottles every oil with utmost care, accuracy and testing during the process. In fact, 20 different tests are completed at least three times for each batch of oil!  In my opinion, it is this type of commitment to purity that makes Young Living one of the best companies!
Many other companies adulterate their oils.  That means that they add in a chemical or another oil that smells like the real thing but will not work the same as the 100% pure oil.   Only testing can find the adulteration!

Here is Marco's story!
Gary Young had his first encounter with adulterated frankincense in 1997 when a third party broker assured Gary on a stack of Bibles (or should I say Quran's) that his very expensive, premium, “Howjari” grade “luban” oil was the best in the world. At the time, we were working with Jim Kababick at Flora Research who did our advanced biochemical analysis prior to Gary’s multiyear, million-dollar build-out of his own state-of-the-art Young Living essential oil analysis facilities.
When Gary parsed the report he was stunned: What smelled like frankincense (Boswellia carterii) was in fact “extended” frankincense: A small amount of real oil dissolved in 98% diethyl phthalate.
This incident prompted Gary to be the first to travel to Oman and Yemen to secure genuine frankincense and distill it himself. In this photo from 2010 we are interviewing a major Frankincense and Myrrh exporter in Yemen to secure a supply of authentic resin for distillation. Young Living is the only company in the world legally permitted to sell and distill Sacred Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) from Oman.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Premium Starter Kits are discounted!!!!

UPDATED:  Some kits sold out.... see below. 

If you have been thinking of joining the essential oil lifestyle, NOW is the time to do it.  For the first time in over two years the premium starter kits have been discounted!!!!  I urge you to join us in living a chemical free lifestyle starting with your kit!  The discount is available only until May 25th at 11pm MT and there are six Premium Starter Kits that are 10% off.  That makes an already great value even more valuable!!   AND for those getting a kit during the sale, we will give each of you a $20 credit on your YL account to get more oils on your next order!  Then, you are also eligible to be a member of our Facebook group called A Drop A Day with over 2300 members.  You'll get two weeks of special emails from us teaching you about your oils AND a monthly newsletter.


The following two Essential Oil Premium Starter Kit’s are available for $144 through May 25th
*Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop™ Diffuser $160 on sale for $144 (not shown)

*Premium Starter Kit with Desert Mist™ Diffuser $160 on sale for $144 (Ann's favorite diffuser)

Each essential oil kit comes with ELEVEN 5ml of our favorite oils PLUS a diffuser and some samples. The retail value of this kit is over $330 which makes the oil kit an over the top deal!!

The following four Savvy Minerals Makeup Kits are available for $135 through May 25th

*Savvy Minerals by Young Living® Premium Starter Kit – Cool 2 $150 on sale for $135

*Savvy Minerals by Young Living Premium Starter Kit – Dark 1 $150 on sale for $135

*Savvy Minerals by Young Living Premium Starter Kit – Dark 4 $150 on sale for $135

*Savvy Minerals by Young Living Premium Starter Kit – Warm 2 $150 on sale for $135

Each MakeUp Kit comes with a foundation brush (super soft and perfect for mineral makeup), misting spray, lip gloss, one foundation color, one blush color, three eye shadow colors and a 5ml of Lavender essential oil.  Each set has a pre-picked grouping of colors.  You choose the foundation color best for you.  The retail value of this kit is about $260........that makes it almost 50% off retail!

Here's the details:
Quick Orders only
No Limits
While Supplies Last
Starts now, ends May 25th at 11pm (MT) 

If you are ready for your kit, contact us through this page or through our facebook accounts.

Monday, May 21, 2018

BC and BM vs SM by YL

I know...the title is a little strange.  BC is Beauty Counter a popular makeup brand.  BM is Bare Minerals. SM is Savvy Minerals makeup and YL is Young Living who sells Savvy Minerals Makeup.  All you have to do is look at the ingredients and you can see that SM is on the lowest side.  Just the minerals and none of the bad stuff.  But aside the ingredients, let's talk about price between the two.  AND if you read at the very end, you'll see that SM is even better because of the Essential Rewards benefits!!  I've been on ER for almost three years.  I don't know of other companies that rewards you like that.  I get 25% back to spend on product on every ER order!!  So.....let's get on to the comparison.  This information was saved from a different blog.  


Ok, so we all like savings 💰 right? Sometimes we talk ourselves out of spending 💰 on things because we THINK we are spending a lot.  Whether you are a couponer or a price matcher or not, let's compare and contrast the cost of Young Living's Savvy Mineral's makeup with a few other leading companies.

Here are some interesting finds for the basic things we all buy when we think of makeup and how Young Living fares!

Young Living Savvy Minerals (Wholesale Price):
💧Eyeshadow (one color)-15.25
💧Lip Gloss-27.50
(w/out Lipstick-$130.25; w/out Lip Gloss-$125.50)

BeautyCounter Makeup (non-consultant price):
💄Foundation (powder)-$41
💄Lip Gloss-$29
(w/out Lipstick-$167; w/out Lip Gloss-$168)

Bare Minerals Makeup (Retail-only option):
🐻 Eyeliner-$17
🐻Eyeshadow (Palette)-$45
🐻Lip Gloss-$18
(w/out Lipstick-$132.50; w/out Lip Gloss-$134.50)

So, as you can see:
1. Young Living's makeup is NOT as expensive as you think!
2. Hello, INGREDIENTS??? 🙂 I mean, the stuff I can trust is really no more then the stuff I can't trust. Maybe you get a tad more (like multiple eyeshadows or a duo blush pack) but I am happy to get quality over quantity. 🙂

AND BEST POINT OF ALL: Neither of these other 2 give me POINTS BACK when I order!!!! With my YL order I can add these to my ER order, get up to 25% back (if you're just starting you will get 10% and work your way up) which is $38.25 back on an order of $153!!!!! So, who does that?
Does Target? Ulta? Amazon?
Nope,  none.

Just something to chew on. 🙂 Feel free to share this. 🙂
End of math lesson! 👨‍🏫"

Thursday, May 17, 2018

What's the difference?

This information was provided by Young Living Education!  My favorite of the three is really reminds you the most of the Euc you smell in over the counter products.  After that I like the scent of Radiata.  Milder and great for the kids in your life.  If you want to try any of the three, you can add your order to mine which goes in by the 22nd of May!  Enjoy!!

Young Living distills three different varieties of Eucalyptus essential oil. That is, 3 of the 700 known varieties existing in the world! Needless to say, we think these three are pretty special!
Every one of the many varieties of eucalyptus share some common characteristics. For example, every member of the eucalyptus family flowers, and they can all be classified as trees or shrubs. While the whole population shares root origin, they are grown around the world and have differences.
Eucalyptus has been of special interest to people since ancient times and has been used for everything from fuel to fragrances. Most species can survive over 250 years, and in the right conditions, many live up to 500 years. Eucalyptus trees can also survive wildfires! Deep inside the tree and roots, these plants have dormant shoots that germinate only under the trigger of heat by flames.
Eucalyptus trees are known for high yield of oils. When the weather is warm enough in eucalyptus forests, they release their oils into the air creating a smog-like mist; and that’s how the Australian Blue Mountains got their name! All three essential oils YL carries are steam distilled from just leaves.
Let’s look at each of Young Living’s three Eucalyptus oils, what blends they can be found in, and some of the characteristics that make them unique.
Eucalyptus Radiata
Eucalyptus Radiata is sourced from Australia and has a bright and pungent, citrusy scent. Eucalyptus Radiata is milder than Eucalyptus Globulus, with a sweeter and more citrus scent. Its cooling, refreshing, and energizing aroma makes it a popular choice to use. It is found in three of Young Living’s popular blends, including Thieves, R.C., Raven, and Ortho Ease.
Usage Suggestions
• Turn your shower into a spa by adding 5¬–10 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata in the bottom of your shower. You can also try adding it to a warm, damp washcloth and placing it just out of direct contact with the water before showering. It will create a cool, refreshing experience—perfect for a post-workout pick-me-up!
• Boost the power of your next foot rub by adding a few drops to Ortho Ease Massage Oil and give your toes a little calming and relaxing love.
• Rejuvenate and recharge in your home or office when you create an inspiring getaway by diffusing Eucalyptus Radiata.
• Kick the stale odors out of closets, attics, and anywhere else they may loom with a DIY room refresher spray powered by Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil.
Eucalyptus Globulus
This variety is sourced from China and has a rich, bold, and earthy scent. Eucalyptus Globulus is the strongest and most intense of the eucalyptus oils. It also has the highest amount of eucalyptol and has a very strong, sharp, and green scent to it. It is popular in personal care products, spa treatments, and DIYs for its cleansing and refreshing properties. It can be found in R.C. and Ortho Sport Massage Oil.
Usage Suggestions
• Embrace the cleansing benefits of Eucalyptus Globulus by adding a drop or two to your favorite facial cream! Be cautious around the eye area, as it can produce a tingling sensation.
• Breathe fresh! Enjoy an uplifting experience by inhaling Eucalyptus Globulus directly or rubbing it on your chest.
• Create a refreshing atmosphere for your next workout! Diffuse Eucalyptus Globulus before or during your next at-home sweat session.
• Give your muscles a break by adding Eucalyptus Globulus to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and using it for a relaxing massage.
Eucalyptus Blue
Eucalyptus Blue is a cross between Eucalyptus Citriodora and Eucalyptus Globulus and has a distinctly herbaceous and calming scent to it that makes it a key ingredient in Breathe Again Roll-On. This exotic single is grown at Young Living’s farm in Ecuador.
Usage Suggestions
• Cool down after a hard workout by adding a few drops of Eucalyptus Blue to your neck.
• Wake up your afternoon by diffusing Eucalyptus Blue in your home or office.
• Diffuse this oil to create the perfect environment for boosting your spirits.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Just for your mom!

For all of you who love to love on your mamas on Mother's Day, here are essential oil ideas that will be sure to please. AND, your mom will love that she can pamper herself!

I know that many of you will send your mamas flowers for mother's day but how long do they last?  Some of those flowers will be fading after about a week, some will last two but then the only thing left is the cheap florist vase.  Here is an idea where you can spend about the same amount of money as that big bouquet and have a long lasting fragrance with added therapeutic value.  A Diffuser and one oil!!  We have many different floral oils, each at different price points.  We'll be able to help you pick one to stay in your budget.

If you are thinking of actually making mom something to thank her for being a great mom, what about Soothing Bath Salts?

Give mom the ability to relax to her heart's content with some bath salts.  Put them in a cute little glass jar and decorate it with a cute label, direction tag and



  • 1/3 cup epsom salt
  • 1/3 cup Himalayan pink salt
  • 5 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • To make the mix look colorful, you can add in some dried flowers, like Lavender buds.
Stir all ingredients in a glass or stainless steel bowl.  Pour into a decorative glass jar.  They can be stored in the glass jar for a long time.  Attach a cute tag with direction on how to use:  Pour 1/2 cup of bath salts in your bath and swirl around with your hand to dissolve the salts. Climb in the tub and soak for as long as the wine lasts!  ;-)

If you want to make up different smelling bath salts, you might try the following combos.

#1 - 
Floral & Citrus

  • 4 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 4 drops Orange essential oil
#2 - Old English
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop Rose essential oil
#3 - Spice and Tang
  • 4 drops Lime essential oil
  • 4 drops Lemongrass essential oil
#4 - Oriental bliss
  • 6 drops Jade Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Jasmine essential oil
If the diffuser and oil idea sounded good to you but you wanted a little more, treat your mom with a Premium Starter Kit.  She will love you forever with the multitude of DIY's she can do with her new kit.  It is easy to get no matter where you live since it will ship directly to her!  

I'll even send you a cute little card that you can print out and give to her telling her about her new gift.  

Don't delay....Mother's Day is just around the corner.

Get ready for the ticks!

Last summer there was a video going around showing this woman using an essential oil on a tick to get it to remove itself from her leg.  


Trying to remove a tick in this manner will cause the tick to potentially inject you with Lyme or a tick born illness.  Safely remove a tick and then you can use your essential oils to soothe the bite area.  Here is a cool graphic that talks about safe removal!

What essential oils would I use on the bite area.  Why Lavender, of course!  You could also use Tea Tree.