My December Essential Rewards Order!

When my Young Living Essential Rewards order arrived this month, it really was like an early Christmas.  Normally I don’t order this much, but if I was going to place a big order, this month was one to do it since one of the December promotions was an extra 10% back in ER points!!

My December Essential Rewards Order

 

Here is what came!!

ART Skin Care System

I was SO excited to receive this.  I used the previous ART Skin Care System, and I really loved it.  This new system has been reformulated a bit and now contains the foaming cleanser, toner, and light moisturizer (the old system had a cleanser, toner, and a day and a night moisturizer).  Look for my coming post on these new ART products!

Balance Complete

Have you tried this?!  Wow!  It is so good!  Balance Complete is Young Living’s super-food-based meal replacement.  The flavor is vanilla cream, and blended with a frozen banana, this tastes amazing.  It’s even husband approved!!!

Lavender Lip Balm

This is my favorite lip balm.  Like, ever.  I did a quick post about it here.

Raven

Raven is one of the essential oil blends I MUST keep on hand during the winter.  This is one of my daughter’s oils.  Every day, I rub this on her neck and chest, and I diffuse it in her room at night.  I love it because it smells a little like wintergreen.  :)

Lavender

Must. never. run. out. of. LAVENDER.  :)  I rub this on my kids’ feet every day and diffuse it in my daughter’s room at night.  Plus I use it for a myriad of other things!

RC

RC is one of the essential oil blends that I keep on hand for my son during the winter.  Where my daughter does better with Raven, my son does better with RC.  I rub this on his neck and chest every day.

Envision

Yes, I ordered a lot of these this month!  They are for a special purpose  ;)  Envision smells great diffused!!!  Some even wear it as a perfume.

Treasure of the Season

I was SO excited to receive this essential oil blend FREE this month!  It was only available to those who qualified for December’s promotion, it is not otherwise part of Young Living’s product lineup.  Treasure of the Season contains 2 types of Frankincense, Idaho Blue Spruce, and Cinnamon.  It has a very earthy, woodsy, mellow smell and smells really nice in the diffuser.

Vetiver

I honestly have never used Vetiver before!!  It, again, was a free oil that came as part of the promotion.  From the Young Living website… “Vetiver has a heavy, earthy fragrance similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Vetiver oil is psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilizing. One of the oils that is highest in sesquiterpenes, vetiver was studied by Dr. Terry Friedmann for improving children’s behavior. Vetiver may help when coping with stress and to recover from emotional trauma and shock.”

Well that sure was an awesome box of early Christmas gifts!!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

How To Dilute Your Young Living Essential Oils With a Carrier Oil

This is one of the top questions I get asked!  Diluting your essential oils is easy, this short video shows you how.

Why Dilute?

Although some essential oils can be used ‘neat’, or undiluted, many of them require dilution to be used topically so they do not irritate the skin.  You can tell whether an oil needs to be diluted by looking at the label on your essential oil bottle.

Extra dilution may be required on babies, small children, and the elderly.

One drop of essential oil can be extremely powerful, and many times it is necessary to dilute it with a carrier oil before applying.  In addition, dilution allows the oil to be spread around more surface area, making your bottle of essential oil last longer.

What Carrier Oil Should I Use?

A ‘carrier oil’ is what you will use to dilute your essential oil.  As your carrier oil, you can use any ‘seed’ oil, such as olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, etc.  Young Living also makes a carrier called V-6, which is a blend of coconut, sesame, grape seed, sweet almond, wheat germ, sunflower, and olive oils.  It has a great texture and is a personal favorite of many oilers!

Be aware that coconut oil is a solid at room temperature – some prefer this, some do not.  It is a personal preference!

How to Dilute

On the back of your essential oil label, it will say something like ‘Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops V-6 or olive oil’ if that particular essential oil needs to be diluted.

If you have a glass dropper, you can certainly count out drops of your carrier oil to be precise.  If not, you can pour a small amount of carrier into your palm to approximate the number of drops, and then add a drop of essential oil.  Then you can mix the oils with the tips of the fingers on your other hand and spread the mixture where you need to.

Many oilers like to take an empty 15ml essential oil bottle, then fill it with a carrier (like V-6) and add a glass dropper top so they can readily dilute any oil.

Some oilers make pre-diluted mixes… for instance, if you always dilute Peace & Calming 1 drop Peace & Calming to 4 drops carrier, you can take an empty bottle, fill it 1/5 with Peace & Calming and 4/5 with carrier.  Then you can add a roller top, the regular bottle orifice, or a glass dropper so it’s always ready to apply.

When You Need to Dilute More

If you dilute an oil, rub it on, and realize you didn’t dilute it enough, you can simply add more carrier oil to the skin to dilute it more!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

How I Bought $300 Worth of Young Living Products for FREE! (hint: you can do it, too!)

Oh I just love free stuff… especially when it’s stuff that I get to PICK OUT!

300 Dollars of Young Living for Free

Are you wondering how I was able to pick out $300 in products this last month and get it all FOR FREE??  Two words: Essential Rewards.

Young Living Essential Rewards Program

Young Living has a phenomenal rewards program for loyal members called Essential Rewards.  You can read all about it here.

In a nutshell, you earn credits for free products on all your monthly Essential Rewards (ER) orders!  When you have been in this program over a year, you earn 20% back in Essential Rewards points on your ER orders!! (Months 1-6 you earn 10%, months 7-12 you earn 15%, months 13+ you earn 20%)

This means that for every $100 I spend, I am currently earning $20 back.  In addition, some of the monthly promotions include ADDITIONAL rewards points, so some months, I am earning up to 30% back in ER points!

Cash ‘em In!

ER points can then be used just like cash to buy products (a few exclusions apply).  I love having a stash of ER points, especially if something I need is out of stock.  As soon as it comes back in, I can immediately purchase it with my points instead of waiting to add it to my monthly Essential Rewards order.  You only need to pay for shipping when you spend your points!  Also, you can cash in your points from your new Virtual Office, which is so nice.

You Can Do It, Too!

To start earning free product credits, you simply need to have a wholesale account and sign up for Young Living’s Essential Rewards program.  I have earned so much free product this way (well over the $300 I just redeemed!), and you can too!!  Don’t forget that when you combine your monthly ER order with the monthly promotions, you can earn even more freebies.  :)

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

December 2014 Young Living Promotions!

A new month means new Young Living promotions!  Here are the promos for December 2014…

December 2014 Young Living Promotion

Remember that promotions are open to both RETAIL and WHOLESALE customers who reach the minimum PV levels in a single order!!

300 PV Reward

Retail Value: $104.60

5-ml bottles of Treasure of the Season (exclusive for this promo!) and Vetiver

Additional 10% back in Essential Rewards points

250 PV Reward

Retail Value: $52.30

5-ml bottle of Vetiver

Additional 10% back in Essential Rewards points

190 PV Reward

Retail Value: $27.30

5-ml bottle of Vetiver

Treasure of the Season

This limited-time seasonal essential oil blend combines two different varieties of Frankincense essential oil with Cinnamon Bark and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils for a holiday blend unlike any other! This festive blend, which is both spiritually uplifting and emotionally grounding, is available only during December for this promotion, so be sure to get yours!

Vetiver

High in sesquiterpenes, Vetiver essential oil has balancing properties that can help calm the mind and elevate spirituality. Its earthy and soft aroma is perfect for diffusing during quiet moments.

10% Back In Essential Rewards Points

For orders meeting the 250PV or 300PV levels, you also get 10% back in additional Essential Rewards (ER) points!  This is on top of your regular ER points!!  To earn these points, you must be enrolled in Young Living’s Essential Rewards program.

Happy shopping!!  :)

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.