What you don’t know (but should) about Carrot Seed essential oil’s benefits

Whether you love the taste of veggies or just tolerate them, it’s undeniable that they’re nutritious. And carrots might take the cake in the nutrition department. They’re a great source of fiber, vitamin K, antioxidants, and more. But that’s not all carrots are good for. In Young Living’s garden of oils, you’ll find Carrot Seed essential oil. Its rich aroma …

20 essential oils practically made for summer

Summer is a prime season for self-care. Whether you’re soaking up vitamin D by the pool, savoring grilled goodies at the park, or centering yourself in the great outdoors, capture the benefits of sunny days with essential oils by your side. Check out our essential oil must-haves for summer and learn how to elevate your self-care game this season! Best …

The Magic of Enzymes for Good Gut Health

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 on enzymes and gut health, originally published in 2011. This is part one of a three-part series to come. Enzymes are found in every living cell, whether in plants, animals, …

Essential Oils for Relieving Stress and Improving Sleep

Last week we talked about Joy and PanAway, two oil blends that are in Young Living’s Everyday Oils Collection, which used to be the Essential 7 Kit. This week we explore more of the oils in that collection with guest bloggers Doug Corrigan and Karen Boren, who explore the neutralizing, stress-relieving, and other properties of Purification, Peace and Calming, and …

18 best essential oils for massage—plus tips and tricks for at-home spa vibes

Did you know a simple massage can help beat stress, soothe tired muscles, and boost your mood at the same time? It’s true! And we’ve got studies to back it up. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can harm your health over time, and Harvard researchers found that regular massages may relieve chronic pain. Basically, adding massage to your self-care …

How to switch to a toxin-free household: 30 simple swaps

As you know, many commercial products are laden with toxins and nasty chemicals. Fortunately, you have safer alternatives when it comes to cleaners, personal care items, products for kids and pets, and even makeup. Wondering where to find items made from natural, plant-based ingredients? This list is a good place to start when switching to a chemical-free home. At Young …

10 essential oil diffuser blends inspired by U.S. National Forests

Grab your sunscreen, insect repellent, and hiking shoes—we’re ready to hit the trails! If you don’t have a U.S. National Forest in your backyard and can’t soak in the dappled light on the forest floor in a moment’s notice, reach for your essential oils. With the right combinations, your diffuser will boast smells of spindly trees, crystal-clear lakes, and sky-scraping …

4 questions about Manuka essential oil you need answered ASAP

Native to New Zealand and steam distilled from the manuka—or Leptospermum scoparium—tree, Manuka essential oil is a skin care pro. In fact, it’s right up there with Tea Tree oil when it comes to skin-loving superstars. But there’s more to those drops of Manuka than mad skin-cleansing skills. Bothersome blemishes? Manuka’s got a drop for that. Itchy scalp? Manuka’s a …

DIY nail polish remover and cuticle oil: a must-try mani-pedi hack

It’s two-for-one DIY day on the blog! You’ll want to give today’s twofer a high five—it’s hands down one of our favorite DIYs. Whether you treat yourself to a DIY mani-pedi weekly or only when you have a date night emergency, you know what it’s like to use commercial products on your nails. Store-bought nail polish removers and cuticle oils …