SPRING HAS SPRUNG! REFRESH YOUR HOME WITH THESE ESSENTIAL OILS

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! REFRESH YOUR HOME WITH THESE ESSENTIAL OILS


Ahh, spring. Not too hot, not too cold—all you need is a light jacket! It’s time to pack away coats and boots, swap scarves for sunglasses, and break out the springiest essential oils. These bright, floral, sweet scents are a great way to bring the fresh feeling of warmer weather into your home, whether you’re using them in a custom spring diffuser blend or adding them to your cleaning products for bright spring cleaning! While you can use any of your favorite essential oils all year round, these are our recommendations for ushering in the warmth of spring after the chill of winter.

Essential oils for spring

How to use essential oils for spring cleaning

Give your home a fresh start when you elevate your spring cleaning with essential oils! Elevate carpet cleaning, sink scrubbing, and other household chores to a sensory experience with these spring essential oil tips.

Hit the refresh button with Purification.

  • Put a few drops of Purification® on wool dryer balls to keep laundry smelling sunny.
  • Stash Purification-soaked cotton balls at the bottom of garbage cans.
  • Diffuse Purification in the car for a springy scent wherever you go.

Deep clean your bathroom with Tea Tree.

  • Make a scrub with 1 cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of liquid soap, and 10 drops of Tea Tree. Scrub-a-dub the bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet with a washcloth or scrub brush.
Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Globulus essential oils in the bathroom

Add a fresh touch to carpets and rugs with Rosemary and Eucalyptus Globulus.

  • Add 2 drops each to 1 cup baking soda. Sprinkle over carpets, wait an hour or two, and vacuum up.

Give linens a spring-inspired spritz.

  • In a spray bottle, mix 4 ounces of distilled water, 2 ounces of witch hazel, and up to 45 drops of essential oils. Shake and spray on bedding, curtains, or anywhere that needs a lift.
We love combining Bergamot, Rosemary, Manuka, and Spearmint, but we’d love to see your creativity—tell us your favorite linen spray combo in the comments!

Freshen up your cleaning products.

Add 3─6 drops of Tangerine to diluted Thieves® Household Cleaner for a citrus-spice aroma as you do your spring cleaning.

How to use spring essential oils in your beauty routine

Wipe off the winter weather! Give your daily routine a spring clean, so you can face the day with a dewy glow.

Kick back with German Chamomile and Frankincense.

  • Treat yourself to an inspiring soak by adding 10–15 drops of these essential oils to our Bath & Shower Gel Base. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post for more ways to use essential oils in the bath.

Reveal glowing skin with Manuka and Lavender.

  • Apply a drop or two with your daily moisturizer.

Maintain your mane with Jasmine.

  • Add a few drops to your favorite hair products or DIY hair mask for nourished, shiny hair and a rich, sultry, floral aroma.

Create a floral perfume.

  • Combine 1 drop each of Ylang, Geranium, and Bergamot with 3 drops of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex. Apply to your wrists and neck for a complex floral fragrance that you can enjoy throughout the day.
  • Apply a drop to a cotton ball and apply to spots and blemishes to take advantage of these oils’ cleansing properties.
  • To maintain a healthy-looking complexion, make your own DIY Tea Tree face toning serum.

Face down your day with DIY body sprays.

  • Use one of our DIY body spray recipes or tweak to create a fragrance that is 100 percent you.
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How to use spring oils in your recipes

One of the best parts of spring is the resurgence of fresh fruits and vegetables that add vibrant colors and flavors to your plate. Dig into these essential oil-infused tips for can’t-miss culinary tips.

Elevate your veggies with Vitality oils.

  • Steamed carrots, peas, or asparagus pair well with a single drop of Basil Vitality™ or Thyme Vitality™.

Fire up the grill.

  • Toss apricots or pineapple with a bit of a neutral vegetable oil and add a drop of Basil Vitality™, then turn up the heat. Serve over a bed of arugula.

Dip into it.

  • Mix 1 drop of Parsley Vitality™ with 2 tablespoons tahini. Add it to roasted potatoes, dip artichokes into it, or use it as a salad dressing. Seconds are a must!
Vitality essential oils - Young Living blog

6 spring diffuser blends

Fresh, new essential oil diffuser blends? Yes, please! Capture the essence of spring with these blends.

Crisp and Clear diffuser blend

Purification, Eucalyptus Globulus, and Tea Tree essential oils smell clean, fresh, and awakening—a touch of citrus from Tangerine essential oil gives this diffuser blend a real lift.
  • 3 drops Purification oil
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus Globulus oil
  • 1 drop Tea Tree oil
  • 1 drop Tangerine oil
Crisp and Clear Spring Diffuser Blend

Sweet Springtime Renewal diffuser blend

Combining aromas that are clean, relaxing, and romantic, this blend brings together three favorite essential oils—Grapefruit, Lavender, and Ylang Ylang—for a uniquely uplifting experience.
  • 3 drops Grapefruit oil
  • 3 drops Lavender oil
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang oil
Sweet Springtime - Spring Diffuser Blend

Raindrops on Rosemary diffuser blend

Rosemary gives this blend an herbaceous freshness, while Purification and Spearmint make it spirited and bold. A tangy Tangerine twist makes this aroma a must-have in kitchens and dining rooms.
  • 3 drops Rosemary oil
  • 2 drops Purification oil
  • 1 drop Spearmint oil
  • 2 drops Tangerine oil
Spring Diffuser Blends - Raindrops on Rosemary

Down to Earth Spring Floral diffuser blend

Manuka and Bergamot blend to create a light, airy aroma, while Frankincense and German Chamomile bring things back to earth.
  • 2 drops Manuka oil
  • 2 drops Bergamot oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense oil
  • 2 drops German Chamomile oil
Down to Earth Spring Floral - Spring Diffuser blends

Changing of the Seasons diffuser blend

Welcome the changing season with this blend of soothing Lavender, uplifting Lemon, and invigorating Peppermint.
  • 3 drops Lavender oil
  • 3 drops Lemon oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint oil
Changing of the Seasons - Spring Diffuser Blend

Spring Blossom diffuser blend

With the invigorating aroma of Eucalyptus Globulus and Peppermint and hints of Jasmine’s floral sweetness, this rejuvenating blend is perfect for bright spring mornings.
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Globulus oil
  • 2 drop Peppermint oil
  • 4 drops Jasmine oil
Spring Blossom - Spring Diffuser blend
The change in the seasons is such an important time that helps us to feel grounded and connected to the earth, but it’s easy to forget when most of us spend so much time indoors. We hope these spring diffuser blends, culinary secrets, and cleaning tips will help you to connect to the scents and tastes of the season this year. Happy spring!

Where to Apply your Oils

Where to Apply your Oils
Plants have been used since ancient times. They were used as medicine, for beauty, for perfume or air fresheners and so much more. Throughout the years people figured out how to use synthetic ingredients to copy the scent of these plants and people forgot where it all began. They started relying on these synthetic products.
Most of these synthetic products are hazardous to your health. Respiratory issues, infertility, hormone imbalance, and circulatory issues just to name a few. These toxins get stored in your cells. When you are overwhelming your body with these toxic chemicals your body can't keep up to filter them all out. People may not even realize they are sick until they detox from some of these chemicals. When I started researching essential oils, I was looking for a company that was organic. A company that was transparent about what went into their products. 
I found Young Living. Any land they farm on must be pesticide free for 50 years for them to grow products on it. Anyone is welcome to visit their farms and see how everything is done from planting to harvesting to distilling and bottling.
Is this important to you too?

How Can You Use Citrus Fresh Oil Blend?


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I'm back! It's time for us to pull out another super valuable oil from your kit and start using it. Hopefully, you've continued to use your other oils and are seeing fantastic results!

Today we are going to get out your bottle of Citrus Fresh. This oil blend is a must-have if you have any of the following: kids, teenagers, pets, trash cans, stinky basements, or dirty laundry. However, if none of these sound like something you need, then you still need this blend. Its basic properties include mental clarity, energizing and purifying!

Combining Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Mandarin oils with a hint of Spearmint, this blend offers an uplifting, refreshing aroma that you can diffuse to transform home, work, and classroom spaces. Using it topically comes with the bonus benefit of the citrus oils working together to tone and smooth the appearance of skin.

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I once heard it said that Citrus Fresh was somewhat like a “magic stink-eraser” and I love that analogy because it is true!  But this oil blend is so much more, as can be seen by the two different bottles!

Again, I want to clarify the two different bottles of Citrus Fresh oils that Young Living sells:
  • Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™ Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil Supplement
  • Citrus Fresh™ Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil
The classic oils and the corresponding bottles of Vitality oils contain the very same oils. However, Vitality oils are labeled for dietary use and the classic essential oils are labeled for topical and aromatic use. The white-labeled bottles are the “Vitality” oil supplement. Your kit comes with the Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™ version.                                                                 ===========================================================================================                                                                                            
DO THIS FIRST: I am going to bet you have already opened this bottle and smelled it! You might agree with me that this one smells great. I absolutely love how fresh and “alive” it smells.

Grab your diffuser for this one. Set it up with 4-6 drops of Citrus Fresh and start diffusing. While it is diffusing, leave the room for about 5 minutes and then come back in. Doesn't that smell fresh & clean? It does, and you can feel wonderful that the beautiful aroma is not full of chemicals! SECRET: See, even though this one is labeled for internal use, it is the same oil as is in the other bottle, and you can diffuse it if you'd like, and I'll bet you'll love it.

THEN TRY THIS: Dilute with any scent-free carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil, and wear as a perfume! If you like this, you can mix up any blend in a 5 or 10 ml roller bottle and create your own customized scent.

Replace Chemical-Based
Home Fragrances with this Spritzer

Citrus Fresh oil is a perfect replacement for chemical-based home fragrances—just combine a few drops with distilled water in a spray bottle and spritz throughout rooms and closets and over linens. You'll enjoy the uplifting citrusy scent every time you make the bed or open a closet door.

Add 10 drops to an 8-ounce bottle of distilled water, shake well, and spritz onto clothing, carpet or other fabric to freshen things up, like odors, including cigarette and pet odors.

Have you ever cooked fish, broccoli, or some other odiferous foods, and just as you get dinner cleaned up, someone comes over? This used to mortify me. I used to apologize because it truly does stink when you walk into it after the fact!

Now you will never need to feel embarrassed by bad odors from cooking, laundry, pets, or anything else life throws your way. Diffuse Citrus Fresh or even spritz it in the rooms throughout your house or use the spritzer to target a few specific places.
  

More ways to Use Citrus Fresh Blend 
  
  • Dilute Citrus Fresh essential oil in a 1:1 ratio with your favorite night moisturizer and apply to skin for smoother-looking, more radiant-looking skin. Because some citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.
  • Try diffusing it after cooking to freshen up the air and help eliminate strong odors that linger in your kitchen.
  • Diffuse Citrus Fresh in your home, office, or classroom for an aroma that invites positivity and energy.
  • Do you have mustiness in your basement or some other enclosed area? Try diffusing it there to freshen up the air.
  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball or paper towel, and place in the bottom of trash bins or diaper pails.
  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball and stick inside a pair of stinky shoes or gym bag.
  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball and put it in your car air vents to freshen up inside your car (works on any vehicle, actually).
  • Create an on-the-go air freshener with a spray bottle, distilled water, and Citrus Fresh. Keep it in your bag to freshen up offices, public restrooms, hotel rooms, and cars.
 

Try this: Add 10 drops of Citrus Fresh and 10 drops of Peace & Calming to a 10 ml bottle, top off with the scent-free carrier oil of your choice, pop the roller on top and voila, you've made your own all natural perfume!

Remember to exercise caution when using any citrus oils on skin exposed to the sun. I'd recommend not applying this particular blend to your neck area if you are going out in the sun.

You can purchase 10 ml roller bottles on Amazon. Or better yet, recycle your empty 5 and 15 ml oil bottles and purchase roller fitments from Young Living. 

Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™
This brings me to the Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™ Essential Oil
  • This invigorating and pleasant blend is an ideal addition to water, fruit and vegetable juices, and NingXia Red®. Simply add a drop or two to your 2-oz. serving of NingXia Red for a zip of flavor and freshness.
  • Add to other fruity treats for a citrus boost to your indulgences.
  • Yes, Citrus Fresh Vitality tastes great, but it also makes a great dietary supplement! Just add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as needed to support general wellness.
  • Keep hydrated by giving your daily intake of water a burst of flavor. Infuse your water by adding 2–3 drops to a glass or bottle of water.
  • Use Citrus Fresh Vitality in recipes such as fruit salads, salad dressings, and marinades to enhance the flavor.
  • Add a couple drops to your favorite Young Living nutritional products and supplements such as Slique Tea, NingXia Zyng, NingXia Red, and Mineral Essence.
  • Add 1–2 drops to your water or drinks each day or whenever you're looking for a quick burst of nutrients and flavor.
 

RESEARCH TIME:  Again, as is sometimes the case, there is just so much that I want to say about this blend, but the FDA says I can't. You could certainly do a Google Images search for Young Living's Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend and see the ways some people are using this blend. Just be careful not to share any images that contain health or disease claims.

Additionally, the constituents limonene, beta-pinene, and linalool all naturally occur in the Citrus Fresh blend and are worthy of your research. Doing a short Google search for each of these words will certainly open the vision to the value of this blend and why it also comes in the Vitality line of oils (for ingestion), far greater than just helping things smell fresh!


Now you can actually ditch overpowering and harsh chemical-based sprays and keep your home smelling fresh and clean, using all-natural ingredients! Here's to you using your Citrus Fresh! Make up a small spritzer of it and let a friend try it too!

I hope you're enjoying the information I'm sharing. As always, I'd love to visit with you if you have questions!

~Karen 

Happy August!


 

Happy August! 

Did you know August 1st is considered National Friendship Day? What a fun way to celebrate all the loved ones that surround you! One of my favorite ways to show my friends some love is by sharing my oils with them. Check out some of these simple recipes you can easily whip up for your friends…

 

 

 

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  • Important Announcements
  • Upcoming Events
  • Featured Products
  • Monthly YL Promos

 

Important Announcements

The new Business Essentials Kit is here! 

Ready to turn your passion for Young Living products into a successful business venture? Start strong with the Business Essentials Kit - it comes with everything you need to create and grow your essential oils business and it’s available for $29.95. 

With this kit, you’ll be able to brainstorm income-producing activities that work for you, craft your YL story, and plan a daily schedule of to-dos that help you meet your goals. 

 

Your kit includes:  

  • RISE booklet: a step-by-step guide with tips, training videos, and worksheets  

  • RISE 90-day planner: a planning calendar for setting and tracking your business goals

  • RISE to Royal brochure: a guide through the perks that await you at every rank within YL 

  • YL Insights card: a snapshot of how YL Insights can help you manage your business

  • Silver Bound flyer: a road map for structuring your team for success

  • 90-day trial to MyYL: a must-have for building your business website and sharing YL 

 

Round Up is now Dollar Up!  

Did you know? Round Up has upgraded to Dollar Up for the U.S. market! This change gives you the chance to amplify your impact and empower more lives every time you place an order. You can add Dollar Up to your recurring Subscription to automatically donate or check the Dollar Up box on the Order Overview screen! Go here to learn more: https://www.younglivingfoundation.org/dollar-up 

UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES

Global Raindrop Technique Training

Highland Flats Farm, Idaho, USA

September 10, 2021 - September 12, 2021

9:30 AM-3:00 PM

 

Young Living is thrilled to announce their first-ever global Raindrop Technique® Training at the Highland Flats Tree Farm and Distillery! This event is open to longtime Raindrop Technique practitioners, licensed massage therapists, and licensed health care professionals wanting to learn Raindrop as developed by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young. This will be a three-day comprehensive training for members wishing to become Raindrop specialists. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Friday, August 27th, so sign up soon. We look forward to seeing you there! Go here to register: https://web.cvent.com/event/9a1b774b-d109-4478-80e1-518c6b4a14d6/regProcessStep1 

Featured Recipe

Did you know that August 20th is National Lemonade Day? Grab your Vitality oils and try this delicious drink to celebrate… 

And did you know?

Lemon Vitality: Supports your digestive, immune and respiratory systems.

Lavender Vitality: Supports the cardiovascular and nervous system.

 

Featured Product

Super C

Because our bodies cannot manufacture vitamin C, we can benefit by consuming this powerful antioxidant daily. Conveniently, this one comes in a tablet and a chewable. The tablet is great for adults and older kids that can swallow pills. The chewable could be used for the younger kiddos, especially with the upcoming school year. Each one has their own unique amount of vitamin C - the tablet contains 1440% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C per serving and the the chewable contains 170% DV per tablet. The ingredients in Super C play a role in normal immune and circulatory functions, help to strengthen connective tissues, and promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.


 

Monthly Gifts with Purchase

When your order hits one of these PV levels you will receive the corresponding products for FREE! Look at everything you get for free when you hit 500 PV! 

 *Receive the Loyalty Rewards Exclusives when your order is placed through the monthly subscription program, which is the best way to save money and support your health. If you need more details on this, let me know!

 

BONUS RECIPES!

If you enjoy DIYS, here are some that I love:
Floral Cleanser - create a calming space as you clean
Lushious Lemon Hand Soap - yes you can make your own! 
Monday Motivation Diffuser Recipe - everybody needs a jumpstart of their week 
 Welcome Fall Diffuser Recipe - Fall is around the corner, Iooking forward to cooler weather. 



~Karen 


Are you Vitamin C Deficient?

Here’s a fun fact for you:
Humans are the ONLY mammals that don’t make their own vitamin C.
Interesting, right? Vitamin C is so important that literally, every other mammal has the ability to create its own.
More than just a boost to the immune system, it plays a critical role in many of the body’s functions and is a powerful antioxidant. It also aids in tissue regeneration, the absorption of iron, production of collagen and so much more.

Since we have to depend on outside sources to supply vitamin C, it’s very easy (and very common) to be deficient.
And an unaddressed vitamin C deficiency can lead to a variety of diseases. It could even be fatal. Catching it early on is crucial.

With that said, here are 7 signs you’re deficient in Vitamin C...
1. You get sick more often than most people you know
Vitamin C keeps your immune system up and running. When you don’t have enough, your immune system weakens and you start catching every little thing that comes your way.

2. You bruise easily (and wonder what you could have run into)
A lack of vitamin C leads to weakened capillaries, so even a minor bump creates a bruise.

3. Your skin is dry or scaly
Vitamin C deficiency is often the culprit behind chronic dry skin and even those annoying small bumps on the back of arms or thighs. This is because vitamin C is so closely linked to collagen.

4. You have brittle hair and nails
In the grand scheme of things, hair isn’t a very important part of the body. That’s why nutrients like vitamin C are sent to more essential areas first, and hair just gets the leftovers – if there are any.

5. Nosebleeds are a regular occurrence
This happens for the same reason bruising does. Inadequate levels of vitamin C equals weakened and fragile blood vessels.

6. Your joints are swollen and/or sore
This critical vitamin plays a key role in fighting inflammation, which as you may know is the cause of conditions like arthritis. One study showed that people low in vitamin C were 3 times more likely to develop arthritis than those who ate a C-rich diet.

7. Cuts or burns seem like they take a long time to heal
Collagen is the tissue that binds a healing wound, and it can’t do so properly without vitamin C. This fact has been known since 1937 when doctors noticed spontaneous breakdown of surgical wounds in patients low in vitamin C.

If you identify with one or more items on this list, there’s a good chance you need more vitamin C in your diet.
And if you don’t address this deficiency now, it could morph into serious conditions like high blood pressure, stroke, gallbladder disease, cancer and more.

But reversing vitamin C deficiency is actually quite easy with the Young Living Super C™ Supplement
Super C™ not only contains 1440% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C per serving, but it is also fortified with rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, and minerals to balance electrolytes and enhance the effectiveness and absorption of vitamin C.* The essential oils that are added may also increase bioflavonoid activity.
It is also free of common allergens. No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, salt, sugar, starch, corn, wheat, yeast, or soy products.
The best part?
You can kiss your synthetic vitamin C supplements, that are almost always made from GMO corn, goodbye forever!
Here’s to reversing vitamin C deficiency NATURALLY so that you can finally feel your best and prevent disease.
 
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