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 in those commercial odor eliminators? We think you know, friend. …

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 Part XIII. Last week I told you about some of …

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 with Copaiba’s benefits! Post-workout muscles vs. Copaiba Congratulations on completing …

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 creamy massage bar, but you’ll still feel indulgent when you …

Escape to the 7 wonders of the world with these diffuser blends

Bucket list item #1: Visit all seven wonders of the world! From Agra to Giza, Wiltshire to Cusco, we’re ready to hop on a plane and grab a gajillion selfies in front of these mind-blowing monuments. But if you haven’t racked up enough frequent flyer miles and can’t bear to miss your kid’s soccer game, use an at-home passport (your …

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 oils? Check out our Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, and Eucalyptus infographics! …

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 his journeys in Oman and Yemen searching for pure sacred …

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 confidence, covetable hair, and dreamy skin. Essential oil beauty basics …

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 do you see? A list 10 miles long, full of …

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 2011, and is based on a presentation he gave to …