Category Archives: Young Living

Well, Spring is officially here in the northern hemisphere, along with the many challenges the new season brings.

We’re including a few “Spring Season Recipes” here, we use them often and find them to be very effective.

If you are not yet a member of Young Living, click on the “Join Us On Our Essential Oils Journey” option at the top of this page.


February Special Offer

We have always considered Young Living to be a great company that provides first class, pure essential oils, that’s why we use them, and that’s why we do business with them. And that’s one of the many reasons we enjoy sharing our journey with others.

For anyone that has been even remotely thinking about dipping their toes into this essential oils journey, we share this February “special” with you. Young Living is offering 10% off all starter kits, something they rarely do, so February 2016 is the ideal time to take the plunge and get involved in this journey of wellness. (Please note this offer does not include the Rainstone diffuser.)

It’s easy to join us, just click the “Join Us On Our Essential Oils Journey” tab at the top of this page, scroll down and then click “Join Us.” It will default to Wholesale member, and then just follow the instructions from there.admin-ajax.php-55

A Whole New Line

We apologize for not getting this great news out until now, but better late than never.

We’re excited to introduce Vitality dietary essential oils, Young Living’s brand-new line that gives you a new way to discover the versatility of pure, essential oils!

Perfect for adding flavor to your favorite foods or using as dietary supplements, the Vitality dietary essential oil line gives you the freedom to share and explore some of Young Living’s best-loved essential oils in a variety of nutritious and delicious ways.

With four distinct categories—Herb, Spice, Citrus, and Supplement—we invite you to explore Vitality dietary essential oils. We will share the four categoties mentioned above over the next several days.


Day 7 – Purification

I apologize for sharing this later in the day, I was “on the road” yesterday and today.

Day 7 sees us reviewing Purification, a blend of several essential oils (see picture.) In addition to the suggestions on the picture, I have also used it on my skin with Coconut Oil, helps make my skin feel vibrant and happy.


Our Favorite Time of The Month

We are always happy when our monthly Essential Rewards (ER) order arrives. World class products, reduced shipping costs, freebies, points towards free product. (Really, what’s not to like?)
This is what arrived today.
NingXia Red (MY favorite) Lemon Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil (FREE,) Abundance Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Purification Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil (FREE,) Aroma Life Essential Oil (FREE,) Thieves Hard Lozenges, Thieves Dish Soap, Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier. All in all, a great September haul!

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An Oily Challenge

Quite a few people feel overwhelmed with the overall number of essential oils and other products that are available from Young Living. So here is our advice, “first of all, consider what is in the Premium Starter Kit, purchase one, and become an expert on those items.”
Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, 9th September 2015, we will be sharing one “infographic” each day for 14 days. Each day we will cover a different oil. Stay tuned for some great information.


Citrus Fresh

So let’s talk Citrus Fresh. All you need to do is look at this picture to see what it might be useful for. We always have a bottle of this in our home, and we get an extra one when the existing one gets below the halfway mark, we cannot do without it. Our favorite “use” is to use it in our diffuser and let the house fill with the nice citrus aroma, totally healthy.


Young Living – Juniper

We find that Juniper is a very under utilized oil. Many people claim that it is a great assist when it comes to detoxing the body. I add a couple of drops to a 16ml glass of water once a day.

If you want to incorporate Juniper into your essential oil collection, here are a few ideas how you can begin using it today:

Juniper is said to be useful in assisting with the break down and flushing of uric acid.

Diffuse Juniper during colds and flu to assist the body with proper immune function.

Diffuse during stressful situations to calm and quiet the mind.


(Statements and products displayed on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)

Cats and oils

Essential oils for cats is a tricky topic, but it boils down to the quality of the oil you use.  Pure, therapeutic grade oils must be used, and there are some oils that should not be used at all on cats.  Young Living oils meet the “pure, therapeutic grade” criteria and even has “Animal Scents” products that are specifically designed for your pets.  Always check with your vet before using essential oils on and around your pet – especially if they have any pre-existing conditions that require medication.

Cats are sensitive to most synthetically made products and “natural products” as well as some essential oils.  Products that you use in your household may be toxic to your pets, so the more “green”, the better!   Make a switch to green cleaning supplies and diffusing healthy essential oils in your home – good for you and your pets.

Cats are “different”.  (We knew that, didn’t we?)  The reason behind this is the cat’s liver. It does not have the liver enzymes to break down chemicals effectively, and sometimes it can’t process those chemicals at all!  Just like our bodies, when the liver (and the body) does not recognize a substance, as with most synthetic compounds, it immediately stores it somewhere until it can figure out what to do with it! This can lead to toxicity, tumors, disease and extreme imbalances of the body.

Animals can not tell us what they are feeling and they are constantly bombarded with our lifestyle choices. So we must learn to look for and recognize the signs and symptoms of toxicity in our animals!

Here are some common signs :

A change in their sleeping or eating habits.

Lethargy, lack of energy, or not being “themselves”.

Digestive imbalances such as vomiting, constipation or diarrhea.

When you are diffusing oils in your home, remember your pets. Make sure you use the oil correctly and that it is well diluted.

Here are some essential oils for Cats that should be safe:

Clary Sage, Elemi, Frankincense, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Peace and Calming; there are others that are listed in some of the home remedies below.

Essential oils for cats should be highly diluted with a high grade pure vegetable oil. Dilute essential oils for cats (and all other smaller animals) at least 50:1 (fifty drops of dilution oil to one drop of essential oil).  Place a drop of the diluted oil on the inside of the paw or location of cut or injury. Place some in your hands and pet your cat gently ears to tail.

Diffusing oils is a great way to use essential oils for cats. Lastly, you could place a few drops in a sprayer with some water, shake it up and gently mist–(if you think you can get away with that method!)  😉

Ear problems: Use warm olive oil with lavender and clean the ear. Use it inside and outside of the ear. Dilute as described above.

Flea remedy: Make a dilution of Cedarwood and Lavender oil and brush it into the cat. If not too bad, make a spray mist with water and gently spray the cat to deter fleas.

Anxiety:  Use Valor for courage and Peace & Calming blend for anxiety and fear!

Always research a new oil thoroughly before using with your pets.  Our Facebook page (Essential Oils NC) provides a Young Living search engine for “oily education”.

Young Living also has a line of “Animal Scents” products.  Follow our link for ordering as a retail or wholesale member: