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November US Promos

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NOVEMBER 2016 PROMOTION OFFER DETAILS 300 PV Reward Offer Details • Offer is valid only in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country. • Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, November 1, 2016, to 11:59 p.m., MT, November 30, 2016. • Limit of 1 free 5-ml Sacred Frankincense, 5-ml Myrrh, 15-ml Frankincense, and 5-ml Christmas Spirit per qualifying standard order. • Limit of 1 free 5-ml Sacred Frankincense, 5-ml Myrrh, 15-ml Frankincense, 5-ml Christmas Spirit, 20 Essential Rewards points, and 5-ml Peppermint Vitality per qualifying Essential Rewards order. • Your 20 Essential Rewards points will be available to use on or around December 20. • In the event that supplies of these items become unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with equivalent products of a similar value. • Limit of one qualifying standard order and one qualifying Essential Rewards order per month. • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer. • Single orders over 300 PV do not earn duplicate rewards. • PV is not earned on free product. • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders. • Offer is earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only. • Offer is available to Young Living members and retail customers. • Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product. 250 PV Reward Offer Details • Offer is valid only in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country. • Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, November 1, 2016, to 11:59 p.m., MT, November 30, 2016. • Limit of 1 free 15-ml Frankincense and 5-ml Christmas Spirit per qualifying standard order. • Limit of 1 free 15-ml Frankincense, 5-ml Christmas Spirit, 20 Essential Rewards points, and 5-ml Peppermint Vitality per qualifying Essential Rewards order. • Your 20 Essential Rewards points will be available to use on or around December 20. • In the event that supplies of these items become unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with equivalent products of a similar value. • Limit of one qualifying standard order and one qualifying Essential Rewards order per month. • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer. • Single orders over 250 PV do not earn duplicate rewards. • PV is not earned on free product. • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders. • Offer is earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only. • Offer is available to Young Living members and retail customers. • Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product. 190 PV Reward Offer Details • Offer is valid only in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country. • Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, November 1, 2016, to 11:59 p.m., MT, November 30, 2016. • Limit of 1 free 5-ml Christmas Spirit per qualifying standard order. • Limit of 1 free 5-ml Christmas Spirit, 20 Essential Rewards points, and 5-ml Peppermint Vitality per qualifying Essential Rewards order. • Your 20 Essential Rewards points will be available to use on or around December 20. • In the event that supplies of these items become unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with equivalent products of a similar value. • Limit of one qualifying standard order and one qualifying Essential Rewards order per month. • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer. • Single orders over 190 PV do not earn duplicate rewards. • PV is not earned on free product. • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders. • Offer is earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only. • Offer is available to Young Living members and retail customers. • Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product. 100 PV Reward Offer Details • Offer is valid only in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country. • Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, November 1, 2016, to 11:59 p.m., MT, November 30, 2016. • Limit of 1 free 5-ml Peppermint Vitality per qualifying Essential Rewards order. • In the event that supplies of this item become unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with equivalent products of a similar value. • Limit of one qualifying Essential Rewards order per month. • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer. • Single orders over 100 PV do not earn duplicate rewards. • PV is not earned on free product. • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders. • Offer is earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only. • Offer is available to Young Living members and retail customers. • Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.

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Essential Oils, Essential Rewards

Tuesday Tip – What is Essential Rewards?

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If you like free stuff then you’ll love Essential Rewards!!!!

Essential Rewards(ER) is the “autoship” program from Young Living. Let’s face it, the term “autoship” FREAKS people out. It does me at least. I am going to try to answer some questions about Essential Rewards and hopefully make it a “little” less scary.

Here’s a little video to tell you about it.

Why sign up for Essential Rewards?

Personally I knew after using these oils that I would be ordering a minimum of 50PV ($50) a month. This was a new “way of life” for my family. I didn’t want to use OTC medicine if I could help it. I KNEW I wanted to invest in these oils and learn what works best for my family. I already had a list of oils that I NEVER wanted to be without (lemon, thieves, peppermint, lavender, valor….). So for me, I knew we would spend $50 a month. I was okay with not getting a fancy coffee drink when we are in town or eating out less.  I really did look at it as an investment in my families health and that is priceless.

When you sign up for ER,  you get a cheaper shipping rate, AND you earn credits for free oils. That sold me right there. Once you sign up, you earn 10% in free oils during months 1-6.  You earn 15% in free oils during months 7-12, and 20% in free oils months 13+. AMAZING. They calculate that based on your personal volume (PV) order total. So if you order 50PV, you earn $5 in free product credits in months 1-6. If you order 100PV you earn $10 in free product credits in months 1-6. PV is typically the $ amount of the item. However, there are a few things that have NO PV, like capsules or marketing tools. Kits and diffuser have a slightly less PV than $ amount. Oils though are usually equal in $ amount and PV amount.

How to sign up?

Okay, so FIRST you have to be a member with Young Living to qualify for ER purchases. Once you are a member you can register for ER. Some wait until their second month in, some do another order immediately after their initial kit order….that is totally up to you and your budget. You can always choose to be a member and get distributor prices and NEVER participate in the ER program. That is totally OK too. You can sign up WHENEVER or never, its all up to you.

Once you are an ER member, there is NO obligation to STAY an ER member. You aren’t signing your life away for a year. You aren’t going to have to pay a fee for “dropping out”…if you want to quit ER.  You can quit ER, no questions asked. That made me feel A LOT better. You are only required to meet the 50PV minimum in orders to maintain your ER shipments. You can skip ONE month of ER per calendar year if money is tight or whatever. If you ever do cancel, you need to make sure you redeem your free product credits BEFORE cancelling. If you don’t you loose them. You have to complete TWO ER orders before you can redeem points for free product.

Another thing I like about ER is that you can change your ship date each month. If you want it to ship on the 15th one month and the 29th the next, you just change it. No problem at all. You also can choose what ships to you each month. I can order lemon, thieves, peppermint and orange one month and something totally different the next. You just have to remember to go in and manually change it each month.

Don’t worry, signing up for ER does NOT mean that you will have to do the business part or share YL  with every person you meet.(Although I find it hard not to.) It is just great if you see you are making consistent orders over $50 a month, and you want to earn free oils. Plus cheaper shipping. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your oils and earn free product credits.

So, how do you sign up? First go to the Young Living page, click on the menu in the top left corner. Next click on the virtual office and log in with your information.  Once you are on your virtual office page you can click the menu again and you will then see a spot that says Essential Rewards.  Click on it and follow the directions.

You will have to enter a CC number that you want them to auto draft each month OR a checking account. You then will choose what you want the ship date to be. Make sure you set that date, because it defaults to the next ship date. It will then require you to enter 50PV in product. You can alter those products up until the day of shipping. Mine alters daily as I check our budget and add oils. ALWAYS be sure to save your changes.

It’s as easy as that. If you have ANY questions, please feel free to leave them here in the comment section. Our feel free to email me. This took me a GOOD while to wrap my brain around. So ask as many questions as you need. Again, no pressure ever to sign up for ER. Just wanted to explain how it works.

Monthly Promotion

May promotion from Young Living

May Promos are here!  Check out all the goodies you can get with your order this month. Plus a special promo for ER orders.

190PV – 5ml Ocotea
               + ER exclusive 5ml Grapefruit

250PV – 5ml Ocotea
               $20 enrollment coupon ( give it to a friend for $20 off a new kit)
               + ER exclusive 5ml Grapefruit

$300PV – 5ml Ocotea
                  $20 enrollment coupon
                   A box of NingXia Nitro
                  +ER exclusive 5ml Grapefruit

Check out the graph for more details.

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I’m excited about this promo.  I love all these things and can’t wait to get them.

Want to know more about what ER is? Check out this post.

If you’re interested in signing up or ordering, this post will show you how.  If you order a Premium kit you are already at 100PV so only 90PV more to get the first promotion.

Blog Posts, Essential Oils, Seed to Seal

Why Choose Young Living Essential Oils? Seed to Seal!!!!

20161125_143453What is Seed to Seal?

Seed to Seal is Young Livings way of verify the quality of the oil in every bottle.

Seed

The first step of this process—Seed—means we research plant species that offer the optimal therapeutic benefits, identify species with experts and document their source, and monitor the ongoing cultivation process to ensure the chosen plant species is used. Lavender is an excellent example of Seed authentication. Young Living has identified more than thirty-five different varieties of lavender, and so far, only one, Lavandula angustifolia, has shown the best therapeutic outcomes. Lavandula angustifolia is grown on Young Living’s farms in Utah, Idaho, and France. After the harvest on each farm, the lavender seed stock is collected and stored until the following year. Gary Young always uses the seed stock from the previous harvest instead of cloned or hybrid seed. Cloned and hybrid seeding techniques are used by lavender growers who aren’t focused on therapeutic outcomes. Although these other seeding techniques may grow taller, faster plants and produce larger yields, Young Living’s industry-leading experience and research has shown that only a balanced seed stock can deliver the expected therapeutic results. Lavender is only one example of Young Living’s expertise in seed authentication. Think about the dozens of Young Living essential oils, the variety of species, and all the places around the world where these species are grown— copaiba in the Amazon rainforest, helichrysum in the Mediterranean, vetiver in Madagascar. There are more than seventy single oil species Young Living offers as products! Gary and other Young Living experts have visited each partner grower to verify in person the species being used. Even after our experts leave a partner grower, incoming batches are tested to validate the chosen species. When Young Living researchers discover a largely unknown plant species, we look to the knowledge and expertise of botany experts. Young Living collaborates with academic and professional botanists around the globe to document the species at the plant source. Recently, Gary Young teamed with professionals in the Middle East to document the origin and benefits of multiple frankincense species. Only by going to the source can Young Living confidently share the therapeutic benefits of the plant compounds with all our members.

Cultivate

Through expert cultivation on farms around the world, Young Living has mastered growing high-quality aromatic plants. Cultivation includes planting, growing, and harvesting the delicate herbs in preparation for distillation. Young Living currently operates four farms, each dedicated to the cultivation of the world’s most potent and pure plant sources. These farms, and our years of experience perfecting the cultivation process, help ensure members get the results they expect from every bottle of essential oil. St. Maries, Idaho: In 1992, Gary Young purchased 160 acres of pristine farmland near the small logging town of St. Maries, Idaho. This property had never before been plowed or subjected to harsh chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers— making it an ideal location to begin producing therapeuticgrade essential oils. Mona, Utah: In 1995, Gary obtained an additional 138 acres of farmland in Mona, Utah. Today, this farm boasts approximately 1,600 acres and showcases vibrant lavender fields during the months of June and July. German chamomile, hyssop, goldenrod, and clary sage are also distilled on the farm, which houses the largest essential oil distillery in North America. Simiane-la-Rotonde, France: Well-known for its rolling hills, fresh-grown crops, and fragrant fields of lavender, the Provence area of France is home to Young Living’s third farm, the only American-owned lavender farm in the country. The scent of lavender yields its calming, uplifting effects on the village and people of the area. Guayaquil, Ecuador: Since 2005, Gary and his family have lived in Ecuador. Here Gary oversees the cultivation of rare oils at Young Living’s newest farm, Finca Botánica Aromática. Gary spends much of his time searching for new natural plant remedies, partnering with indigenous tribes and local governments to foster a global community of healing and discovery and bring new essential oils to the world. Young Living applies what it learns through cultivating plants on its own farms with its network of worldwide growing partners. Every farm that supplies Young Living with herbs ready for distilling must be visited and certified by a Young Living sourcing expert. These sourcing specialists continually travel the globe to ensure that only the finest essential oils bear the Young Living name. Whether growing aromatic plants on its own farms or sourcing oils in the jungles of Ecuador and the deserts of Oman, the Cultivate portion of the Seed to Seal™ process is evidence of the lengths Young Living goes to produce the world’s highest-quality essential oils.

Distill

After the correct species of plant has been properly identified (Seed) and expertly sown, grown, and harvested (Cultivate), if it is not correctly distilled, the resulting essential oil will not produce the desired therapeutic results. This makes Distill—the third phase in Young Living’s Seed to Seal™ process—one of the most important steps in ensuring oil quality. As the world leader in essential oils, Young Living is recognized as a distillation innovator and uses a gentle, proprietary technique for extracting the most potent essential oils. Founder and President, Gary Young, and other Young Living experts have decades of experience distilling essential oils. Today, Young Living operates distillation facilities in Utah, Idaho, Ecuador, France, and Oman. STEAM DISTILLATION Essential oils can be distilled in a variety of ways, but the most common method is steam distillation—a process that has been used for thousands of years. Following this proven technique, Young Living utilizes vaporized water that travels through the plant material to gently extract the natural oil. Once the steam passes through the plant materal, the oil is carried with the steam through a series of stainless-steel pipes where it condenses and separates from the water. The water is then drained off and the remaining essential oil is taken to the Young Living laboratory for quality testing. With each batch of essential oil, Young Living takes into consideration the part of the plant used (leaf, stem, bark, resin, etc.), when the plant was harvested, and the temperature at the time of distillation. Even minor deviations in distilling the plant material can cause an imbalance in the optimal natural constituents. DISTILLERIES AND CERTIFIED PARTNERS When he distills, Gary Young treats each aromatic plant differently. He understands that frankincense resin must not travel long distances before it is distilled. This is one reason why Young Living built its own distillery in Oman. Gary also distills his own lavender in Utah, Idaho, and France, where he can personally monitor the plant’s chemical profile. Such is the case with hyssop, golden rod, ocotea, Palo Santo, and many other essential oils. Young Living also uses its distillation expertise to certify partner distillers around the world. Gary Young and other sourcing specialists personally visit these global partners to certify their machinery and distilling methods. This summer, Gary and Young Living’s Director of Purchasing, Mary Lou Jacobson, traveled to Canada to inspect a long-time distillation partner who provides ledum and spruce—two important oils in the line-up of Young Living singles and blends; earlier this year the pair also traveled to Madagascar to help partner distillers complete the ylang ylang harvest and distillation; and Marc Schreuder, Director of Product Formulations, traveled to Australia to supervise the distillation of blue cypress. Whether expertly distilling essential oils or certifying partner distilleries, the Distill portion of the Seed to Seal process is further evidence of the lengths Young Living goes to produce the highest quality essential oils available on the market. This means you can trust Young Living to produce quality, therapeutic products that work.

Test

The Importance of Testing Young Living Essential Oils Creating authentic essential oils means ensuring that every step of the process is followed with precision and integrity. This is especially important when scientifically testing the oil’s purity and potency after distillation. Testing essential oils is important because it ensures every bottle captures the true energy of the plant. When a new essential oil comes to the Young Living testing facility, it undergoes a rigorous set of tests. The tests can quickly determine if the oils have been subjected to dilution, cutting, or adulterated processes. Oils that exhibit even the slightest hint of possible adulteration or tampering are rejected. Additionally, tests confirm that the optimal level of beneficial constituents is present in each batch. Any oils that do not meet established therapeutic levels are discarded—Young Living only seals and ships oils that meet both purity and potency standards. Testing Standards Young Living doesn’t only meet, but far surpasses quality standards generally accepted by our competitors. Frequently, organizations like The Association French Normalization Organization Regulation (AFNOR) and International Standards Organization (ISO) are cited by companies to assert oil quality. However, AFNOR and ISO only differentiate between lower-grade fragrance oils and therapeutic-grade essential oils—they do not measure actual oil purity or potency. Young Living essential oils fit in a higher category. The level of quality found in Young Living oils supersedes any known industry certification. Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third-party audits, to verify that Young Living purity and potency standards are met. Each batch of essential oil is sent through six rigorous tests and compared to established quality benchmarks: • Gas Chromatograph—Measures the percentage of constituents (plant chemicals) in the oil. • Mass Spectrometer—Identifies the names of each constituent in the oil. • Refractive Index—Measures the density of the oil using a concentrated beam of light. • Specific Gravity—Measures how heavy the oil is as compared to water. • Flash Point—Ignites the oil and tests it against standard flash temperatures. • Optical Rotation—Measures the molecular structure of the oil. Once the tests are complete, the results are compared to the vast library of information Young Living has amassed over 20 years. This library of oil data is unmatched in the industry. With the recorded data, new oils can be compared to past samples, allowing for a consistent product. If the incoming oils do not meet the established profile, they are rejected and not allowed to be bottled as a Young Living product.

Seal

This step is also done in Young Livings own facility in Utah.  Here they are  carefully put into amber glass bottles and sealed, ready to be shipped all around the world.

Only one company can make the Seed to Seal promise. Only Young Living. How cool is that?

I hope after reading this and seeing their website you too can see why Young Living oils are so amazing.

All above information is from Seed to Seal issue Vol 1-5

Essential Oils

Why Young Living Oils are Out of Stock

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“Out of stock again!!!” Trust me I’ve been there. It makes me frustrated!!! Then I learned something very cool. It was why the oils were out of stock. I would like to share some thought that will help to explain why when we see Young Living oils out of stock, it is actually a very good thing!  Hold on don’t stop reading now. This really is a good thing!!!

What does out of stock oils really mean?

Young Living Oils has grow at an exponential rate, especially in 2014. (Thanks to us Lemon Droppers) The growth has been so rapid some oils have been out of stock for almost a year.  Valor was one of those oils.  It was only available in the Premium Starter Kit(PSK).  I’ll be honest, this is one oil I really didn’t know how I should use it, but once I did, it became an everyday oil for me.  I LOVE VALOR!!! So imagine my frustration when I couldn’t order it after my bottle from my PSK was empty.  I actually ordered 2 more PSK just to get a couple more bottles. Crazy I know, but its that good. So why was Valor out of stock for so long??? Well the blend includes a oils called Blue Spruce. At some point in 2013 the demand began to outpace the available supply of Young Living’s quality Blue Spruce.  It became impossible for Young Living to produce enough Black Spruce to keep up with the amount needed for the popular blend.  We are talking about a tree that has to grow for years before it can used for oil distillation.

Real plants and trees are were Young Living essential oils come from.  It takes time for them to grow.  Sometimes a LONG time!!!   Some oils can only be harvested at a certain time of year under certain conditions. If the supply from the previous year is all gone before the next years harvest is ready, then you have to wait. I know its a bummer, but its all about getting the greatest quality of essential oils.  They won’t settle for anything else.

When Valor was out of stock, people were begging Gary Young to get the best he could get. He contacted an oil distillery that had the Blue Spruce oil and went to see if it would pass his high standards.  However, Gary refused to use it because it did not have the therapeutic qualities or meet the standards that Young Living members have come to expect. That is amazing to me!! He refused the oil!  Even with an overwhelming demand and numerous oil users wanting their favorite oil back. The seller of the Blue Spruce oil, after not being able to sell to Gary, went on to sell the oil to other essential oil companies, who turned around and sold it to their costumers. An oil that was rejected by Young Living for lack of quality was sold by competitors.  Makes me glad I’m a Young Living users.  Gary could have sold Valor to us with the less quality Blue Spruce in it, but rather then make money he choose to stay true to his Seed to Seal promise of only the BEST essential oils!

But other companies have that oil in stock???

Yes, but have you considered why????

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Young Living stands behind their SEED to SEAL promise for all their oils.  They do not out source and buy their oils from anyone who has it available.  They hold themselves to a very high standard that lets face it, a lot of other essential oils don’t.  Yes, they could have made money selling Valor with that low quality Blue Spruce in it. Yes, they would not have had people mad and frustrated calling them daily asking when it would be back in stock. It would have been easier for them to do that but that is not what Young Living is about.  It all comes back to their SEED to SEAL quality commitment.  If you haven’t checked it out here’s the link.

So what are they doing to solve this problem?

They are buying more farms!!!!  For Blue Spruce, the Northern Lights Farm in British Colombia is the answer.  As the company keeps growing Gary knows he will need more farms that will be able to grow the plants and trees needed to keep up with the demand for the oils.  He takes this very seriously.  Growing healthy plants starts with the soil, chemistry and nutritional needs.  If a company doesn’t understand that, they will produce a sub-par plant and thus a sub-par essential oil. Geographic location, soil type, climate, elevation, humidity, temperatures, sunlight, frost free days, rainfall, and so many other elements determine the health and growth of a plant.  He has to considers all of this before he even plants a seed.  For plants that require immediate distillation, it is of the utmost importance to be able to distill on the farm.  This means building new distilleries on the farms as well.  All this takes time. Unfortunately for us that want our oils now it means we must be patient if we want to continue to use AMAZING QUALITY ESSENTIAL OILS!!

Now knowing all of this, you could go to another company and get your oils all the time. Or you can wait with me and stick with using high quality essential oils from Young Living!!!!!

Interested in starting you oil journey with these amazing oils!!!  The Premium Starter kit is a great way to do this.

Your Premium Starter Kit Includes:

  • Dewdrop Diffuser, Bamboo Diffuser, Rainstone Diffuser, Aria Diffuser

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  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint 5-ml
    • Lemon 5-ml
    • Copaiba 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® 5-ml
    • Purification® 5-ml
    • R.C.™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential EdgeMember Resources