The NEW Young Living ART Skin Care System

Have you heard?  Young Living has released their NEW ART Skin Care System.  ART stands for ‘Age Refining Technology’.  I used this system before it was reformulated, and I really loved it – so I was excited to try the new reformulation!

The best word to describe the difference in my skin from using the ART Skin Care System is that it feels more supple, like it’s hydrated from within.  The ART products are formulated with plant-based ingredients and essential oils.  I love that we have access to such effective, luxurious, NATURAL skincare without the chemicals found in almost all other skin care systems!

I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging, and I love the new look:

ART Skin Care System

It’s very glamorous!!!

ART Skin Care System

This new set comes with the Gentle Cleanser, Refreshing Toner, and Light Moisturizer.

ART Skin Care System

These products look, feel, and smell very luxurious!!   I love the hint of sandalwood aroma you smell when you’re using these!  The Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood oil in these products is amazing for the skin.  Some other essential oils you will find in the ART Skin Care line are Frankincense, Lavender, and Melissa.

Gentle Cleanser

This foaming cleanser is formulated to cleanse the skin without stripping its natural oils.  I love that this cleanser is not drying!  I will say that it will take off my makeup, but not my eye makeup (I don’t use waterproof eye makeup, but I have to use a separate cleanser to remove eye makeup before using my foaming cleanser).  One pump is sufficient to cleanse my face, and I especially love using it in the morning.

Refreshing Toner

I love this toner!  Partly because it smells so good, but also because my skin feels very supple after using it.  The toner will remove any residual impurities without drying the skin.  I use this only at night, as the toner with the moisturizer are too much for my skin under my makeup!

Light Moisturizer

This moisturizer is really nice!!  I use it both at night and in the morning.  It soaks into my skin really well, so I can wear it under makeup without getting oily.  This moisturizer contains essential oils and natural ingredients to leave your face feeling soft and supple!!

I’m loving the new ART Skin Care System.  Have you tried it?  What do you think?!

*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.
 

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.