The Six Laws of Mayan Medicine

The lush jungle of the Mayan rainforest. Photo by Bruno Girin. (CC BY-SA 2.0) We have to ask, did the Mayans have essential oils? It is doubtful, as no distilleries have been discovered. But I believe the Mayans were too savvy not to have figured out enfleurage: how to lock …

7 essential oils for your bedside table

Slip into crisp, clean sheets, crack open a new novel, and set the stage for drifting into dreamland. Slipping into slumber can be easy, thanks to the calming and relaxing aromas of the right essential oils. When it’s time to go to sleep, these essential oils are the best to …

The Mayan Civilization

Mayan lintel 16 from Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico, now in the British Museum. Photo by Einsamer Schütze – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16336709 Mayan civilization began in 1800 BC and lasted until 900 AD. No one knows why it ended, after having survived the Spanish invasion in the 1500s; but for some …

DIY shaving cream with essential oils

Ladies, no more bundling our bodies in warm clothes. Now that cooler weather is on its way out, weekly shaving is back on the radar. For smooth, moisturized skin, it’s necessary to find an amazing shaving cream, but that can be challenging when so many commercial products include harmful ingredients …

8 things you should know about Grapefruit essential oil

Thanks to its tart taste and signature color, it’s not hard to see why grapefruit is a citrus favorite. But this favored fruit is so much more than a side to your breakfast or an element in your summer sorbet. In fact, Grapefruit oil benefits range from skin-cleansing properties to …

Learning Ancient Mayan Health Wisdom

Editor’s note: This blog is a presentation Gary prepared for the 2017 Global Leadership Cruise. Since he was unable to attend, this presentation was not given. Two thousand Young Living members enjoy the 2017 Global Leadership Cruise. Welcome, to the 2,000 YL members who sailed with us on our 2017 Global …

6 best diffuser blends for kids

Kids love essential oils! Maybe it’s the tiny, adorable bottles; or perhaps it’s the whole new world of scents to explore. No matter the reason, the littlest members of the family always pop up when it’s time to fill the diffuser. Make sure they get to be a part of …

Meet our top blends

Want to know what’s in our most popular oil blends like R.C. or Purification®? Let’s start at the source! Great essential oils come from great botanicals—and great botanicals come from great farms. That’s why we made Sourcing one of the pillars of our Seed to Seal® commitment to quality! So …

Young Living’s Purification essential oil blend uses and benefits

As one of Young Living’s best-sellers, Purification® essential oil blend is a staple in many homes around the world—and it’s not hard to see why. Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Rosemary, and Tea Tree essential oils harmoniously blend to fill the air with the aroma of sweet lemons and grounding herbs. …

Take a Risk, Get Out of Your Rut!

We can always find excuses and reasons to give up and quit. It’s easy to stay in a rut, struggling through life, paying bills, and supporting and raising a family. It’s easy to remain in the status quo of mediocrity. Be willing to take the path less traveled. Be willing …

Accidents happen: DIY pet stain and odor remover

Even good boys and girls make mistakes! When your four-legged friend misses the piddle-pad or the litter box, it’s no fun for anyone. Don’t dismay! With this DIY pet stain remover, you and your furry pals will be cuddling odor-free in no time. Pet Stain and Odor Remover Recipe Ingredients:  …

The essential man: 3 awesome oil life hacks

Everyday life is a challenge just waiting to be won; but even when you’re operating at 100 percent, you’re going to come across road blocks. In any situation, a few hacks, positive attitude, and essential oils can help you blast through any small hiccup or massive hang-up. To stay at …

Support Your People!

Experiencing failure and pain is the price we pay for character. Yes, my hands were frozen from frostbite. Just part of the learning experience. Was that a reason to quit? No, it wasn’t a reason to quit. This is coming across Willow Lake toward the finishing line. Oh, what another …

The Timely High Five!

Now, you will have interruptions. So, I’m there; it was 17°F below that morning, and I was cold. I’d been on the trail for almost six days altogether, and I was tired. My bones were frozen, my bones were aching. My heart was doing things it shouldn’t do. I was …

Take Time to Sharpen Your Saw

To be successful, we need quiet time. We need to disconnect from the world. This is where I disconnected because I needed to get my mind straight. I needed to get my mind off all the problems and all the people telling me I was going to die, this wouldn’t …

When It’s Quiet, You Can Think!

Arriving at the Deshka Landing check point Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m., February 5. As I came around the corner, there was Josef. Whoa, man, all of those problems, all of those bad thoughts just vanished. Josef was there, Mary, Janae, Matt, Lori, Mark, the film crew. What a rewarding feeling …

Take Care of Your People!

And this is what I told myself. I said, “Gary, you’re going to do this! You’re not quitting. Because if you die, you’ll still be an example to your boys that you don’t quit just because it gets difficult. You just don’t quit.” So when life knocks you down, roll …

You Don’t Quit!

Yes, in those times your head will play games with you, and it will convince you to quit. It will give you every reason to quit. I even entertained those ideas, and you can entertain them if you know who you are. I was standing on those runners going across …

DIY Thieves Cleaning Fizzies

Certain chores around the house are less than desirable. For you, maybe it’s taking out the garbage or cleaning out the fridge, but we can all agree that cleaning the toilet isn’t something to look forward to. That’s why we’ve created the perfect solution that will leave your bathroom smelling …

8 practical tips for using Oregano

You may associate oregano with pizza or homemade marinara sauce, but there are several different ways that it can be useful in your life. From massage to purifying diffuser blends, Oregano essential oil will surprise you with its versatility and unique properties. Read below and discover how to use Oregano …