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5 secrets of Elemi essential oil

Elemi essential oil  occasionally flies under the radar, despite its cousins Frankincense and Myrrh grabbing a lot of attention. But don’t let that distract you—this resin family is a terrific trio, not just a dynamic duo. Get ready! Elemi is about to reveal all its secrets! 1. Origins We’re proud that Young Living’s Elemi essential oil, produced from pili trees, …

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TWELVE OILS OF ANCIENT SCRIPTURE: MYRTLE

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 multipart blogpost series called The Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture. In it, Gary examined the historical significance and traditional uses of frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, onycha, spikenard, rose of Sharon, myrtle, hyssop, galbanum, …

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Share a Valentine the YL way

Valentine’s Day is all about L-O-V-E, whether it’s romantic, for your family, or for your best friends. We wanted to help you share your feelings for the ones you care about with some essential oil-themed Valentine’s Day cards, and in our opinion, the sillier they get, the deeper the love. Send one or one hundred to your very dearest or …

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Drops for dreamland: 10 essential oil tips for your bedtime routine

Think back on the last time you snapped at a loved one, struggled through simple tasks, neglected a workout, and made poor food choices to boot. Chances are you had too little sleep the night before and that the sleep you did get was restless. When we can’t sleep, poor rest’s ugly effects creep into all the other areas of …

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Trade secrets: Essential oil substitutes for your favorites!

Each bottle of essential oil is good to the last drop, but what about when that last drop is gone? Don’t stress—there are plenty of ways to substitute essential oils. If you’ve ever wondered how to substitute with Frankincense, Peppermint, or Tea Tree, then this is the post for you! We have essential oils you can trade out for your …

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9 things you didn’t know about Myrrh essential oil

There was a time when Myrrh may have been more precious than gold. People have sought after this precious botanical since biblical times for its use as a perfume, incense, spice, and to beautify skin. A gift fit for royalty, travelers carried myrrh across desert and sea to be delivered to kings and queens of old. Today, people still revere …

10 modern uses for the Oils of Ancient Scripture [Infographic]

Ancient cultures such as the Egyptians, Persians, Romans, and Israelites have all been documented as proponents of essential oils, but did you know that we can also trace certain essential oils to the Bible itself? Our Oils of Ancient Scripture set contains 10 of these oils, each with modern benefits that you can use in your own home. Always check …

DIY Perfume with Essential Oils

Scents carry with them a wave of memories and associations. Maybe a classic department store perfume reminds you of your grandmother or the squeaky clean scent of bar soap reminds you of your mother. Our essential oil perfume opens up options for personal scents you’ll be remembered for, without scary ingredients. Plus, this DIY perfume is easy enough to make, …

DIY Makeup Setting Spray

Get a smooth, dewy, long-lasting makeup look with this essential oil-infused DIY Makeup Setting Spray. With just three ingredients—all of them naturally derived—it can be made at a fraction of the cost of retail brands. This homemade Makeup Setting Spray can also be easily customized to your skin’s needs: add Frankincense essential oil for normal skin, Geranium essential oil or …