Beat the Bedtime Blahs: 7 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

How you end the day makes all the difference. Your evening routine can either set you up for a cheerful and fulfilling day or one full of frustration and exhaustion. Here are seven steps you can take to create a successful bedtime routine that will give you more restful nights …

So long, stink: DIY shoe odor eliminators

Whether you favor slingbacks or sandals, wingtips or walking shoes, we’re pretty sure there’s one piece of footwear you don’t like sitting in your closet: the dreaded smelly shoe. Who wants their closet smelling like stinky feet? Not you. So how do you deodorize your shoes without relying on whatever’s …

PART 13: Eight Ways to Find Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series, originally published in 2010, that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s …

Copaiba vs. life challenges: 7 reasons this oil is essential!

Have you fallen for the sweet, woodsy aroma of Copaiba essential oil? We love diffusing its warm scent, so now we’re seeing how it competes against the challenges life throws at us! Faced with seven real-life scenarios, we think Copaiba will come out on top. Even bad days can’t compete …

Treat sore muscles to a DIY cocoa-mint massage bar!

Create a DIY massage bar that’s almost good enough to eat! The combo of cocoa powder, Peppermint essential oil, and Cinnamon Bark essential oil, along with luscious coconut and almond oils, is the treat your skin deserves. You’ll have to avoid the temptation to take a bite out of this …

A Guide to Geranium essential oil

From its pretty floral scent to its moisturizing benefits, Geranium essential oil is a staple in any EO arsenal. Get to know this floral essential oil! This infographic has all the fun facts and usage tips you need to do just that.   Interested in learning more about YL essential …

PART 12: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS, FRANKINCENSE

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating twenty-part blog post series, originally published in 2010, that recounts Gary’s ongoing quest to find pure essential oils. Here’s Part XII, about …

Treat yourself: 18 Young Living beauty products you totally deserve

We believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of all things beauty! That means getting silky hair, satin-like skin, and naturally-derived makeup to match your gorgeous look. Browse these 18 must-haves—you absolutely, totally, 100 percent deserve every one! Warning: The side effects of Young Living beauty products may include more …

Say goodbye to irritated skin! 10 essential oils to use after shaving

There are iffy ingredients everywhere, from skin care to soap, lotions to laundry detergent. We’re here to help you eliminate them from your life. On today’s toxin-free agenda, let’s talk about naturally derived essential oils you can use for aftershave! When you look at the ingredients in traditional aftershave, what …

French Lavender: In Great Distress

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating fourteen-part blog post series that recounts Gary’s adventures with the worldwide lavender supply. Here’s Part I. This post was originally published in …

5 stages of running out of your favorite essential oil

Running out of your favorite essential oil is legit the worst. What will you use to banish bad odors? What will inspire you to stay hydrated or boost your mood or fix your hair? Whether your favorite oil is Rose or Rosemary, Lemon or Lemongrass, hitting rock bottom—or bottle—is no …

YL Community Stories: Brooke Craig, The Holistic Housewife

Brooke Craig, aka “The Holistic Housewife,” is a YL Member as well as a board-certified holistic health practitioner and life coach. Married to her high school sweetheart, Brooke and her husband raise their three kids in southern Florida. Brooke is passionate about showing people how worthy they really are. Listen …

PART 11: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating twenty-part blog post series that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s Part XI. Gary …

Making sense of scents: Do essential oils really work?

You love how your temples tingle when you wash your hair with Lavender Mint Daily shampoo and the minty freshness after brushing your teeth. Remember that cooling sensation? It’s the constituents in Peppermint telling your body it’s cold no matter the temp outside. And when we say constituents, we’re not …

Top 10 must-have oils!

It’s no secret: The scent of an essential oil can create waves of nostalgia or help you tap into emotions, and when some essential oils are taken internally, they can even improve overall health and wellness! With so many essential oils available, how do you choose which ones to add …

PART 10: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating twenty-part blog post series that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s Part X. Omani …

15 reasons Rosemary essential oil should be your new obsession

If you start singing, “parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme” whenever we mention rosemary, you should spend more time with Rosemary essential oil. Steam-distilled from the needle-like leaves of the Rosmarinus officinalis plant, Rosemary oil brings a fresh, woodsy aroma to everything it touches. But this hardworking herb is more than …