YL's August Gifts With Purchase!

I'm seriously astounded at the gifts with purchase YL is offering this month! WOW is all I have to say! A Desert Mist diffuser? Lushious Lemon EO? Alllll the Thieves products?! YES, PLEASE!

Keep in mind as you read along whenever you see "Subscription" or "Subscribe to Save (S2S)," it's what used to be called "Essential Rewards" - which was the name of YL's monthly autoship & loyalty rewards program. 

S2S is the easy way to order the products you love every 1, 2, or 3 months and now, there's no minimum order requirement! So, if you want a bottle of Lavender (or another product) arriving at your doorstep every month, log in, and instead of clicking "add to cart," click "add to subscription." 

Here's some exciting news you want to know! Each time your S2S order is over 50PV, you'll receive 10% back in points that you can basically use as money to order whatever you want - even if your S2s is set up for every 2 or 3 months! After 3 months of consecutive 50+ PV orders, your point earning level goes up to 20% back. Then after 24 months of consecutive 50+ PV orders, you get a whopping 25% points back on each S2S order you place! 

Ready to get started with your savings? Click below!

This guide from Young Living is FULL of fantastic recipes, this or that, and lots of great learning!

Desert Mist (Bonus Subscribe to Save 500 PV tier)
If you don't have a Desert Mist, you're missing out. If you already DO have one, you know exactly where you would put another one in your home. It's easy to use . . . It's efficient . . . It's sleek . . . What an INCREDIBLE gift!
  • Infuse your life with amazing aromas. Whip out your Desert Mist Diffuser and become an expert essential oil blender in no time!
  • Looking for a little house makeover? Start with this diffuser—it's beautiful, elegant design that looks like a Moroccan trellis pattern is the best place to start! 

Amber Dish Soap Bottle (Bonus Subscribe to Save 400 PV tier)
Spoiler alert: Thieves Dish Soap is another one of the Gifts With Purchase, and this amber bottle is such a nice addition to these gifts! The pump is handy for using exactly how much you want!
  • Create your own concoction. Have a secret family recipe that rids dishes of stuck-on food in no time? Use this amber dish soap bottle as the perfect holder for your superstar solution.
  • Do it all with dish soap. In this gift with purchase, combine dish soap with Thieves Household Cleaner, vinegar, and water and scrub on walls to remove spots!
Amber Foaming Hand Soap Bottle (Bonus Subscribe to Save 400 PV tier)
Just like the other amber bottle, this bottle goes with another Gift With Purchase . . . the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. Still the same foaming goodness, just in an amber bottle with an easy-to-read label. Along with dish soap bottle, you'll have a consistent look in your home for some of these awesome products.  Young Living doesn't sell these amber bottles, so they really are exclusive gifts!
  • Class it up with glass. For a fancy feeling in your guest bathrooms, add your favorite foaming hand soap to this gift with purchase-exclusive amber foaming hand soap bottle (not available for sale).
  • Suds up with your signature scent. Do you love the smell of Lavender, Peppermint, or Lemon? Add your personal blend to any foaming hand soap and use it in this amber bottle.

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap 3-Pack (300 PV tier)
Either pop the pump on the bottle and it's good to go, or pour the contents into the amber bottle from the 400 PV tier. Either way, everyone's hands will be clean and soft. This is especially nice as the kids head back to school! Set up your washing station and wash away all "ew" they might have picked up at school!

  • Double up on cleaning and self-care. Clean hands don’t have to be dry hands. Show your hands some love with Thieves essential oil blend, tea plant extract, and aloe.
  • Skip unwanted chemicals. Clean with this Thieves, Lemon, and Orange-infused hand soap for a sudsy, skin-softening dream.
  • Triple your hand soap! Use the foaming hand soap bottle, fill it with 1/3 of the Thieves Hand Soap bottle, and top it off with distilled water. It's like having 9 bottles instead of 3!

Thieves Wipes (250 PV tier)
The Thieves Foaming Hand Soap has your hands covered while the Thieves Wipes keep countertops, door handles, shopping cart handles (all the things) clean. They're perfect to keep in your purse, diaper bag, a handy drawer in the kitchen, or wherever they're needed! They're quick, plant-based cleaning wipes for all the sticky messes.

  • Get rid of gross grime. When your daily or occasional on-the-go, travel agenda looks like planes, trains, and automobiles, use these wipes to spruce up public spaces with one swipe.
  • Fight the sticky! Clean up messy fingers with these plant-based wipes or give your work desk a post-lunch pampering with a quick wipe down.

Lemongrass 15-ml (250 PV tier)
Laundry . . . Diffusing . . . Sprays . . . Lemongrass has a fresh scent that will brighten your home in so many ways. Among other uses, Lemongrass, with some citrus oils and a drop or two of Ylang Ylang, can be a pleasantly bright aroma to diffuse during the day.

  • Spritz for a total hit! Add Lemongrass to a spray bottle with water and spritz it over linens, towels, and clothes. You’ll adore the sweet and citrusy scent over any store-bought air freshener!
  • Enjoy cleaning with this bright scent! Turn on some music, add 3−4 drops to a sink full of dishes, a load of laundry, or an all-purpose cleaner.

Thieves Dish Soap (190 PV tier)
I know, I spoiled this already, but I didn't mention that this is an exclusive 16 oz size that's not for sale elsewhere! This member favorite Thieves Dish Soap is ready to get your dishes clean and fill up that amber dish soap bottle! It's a plant-based, essential oil-infused dish soap that's safe for the whole family and doesn't leave behind a residue of harsh chemicals like traditional dish soaps.

  • When no way becomes hooray! Turn a hated chore into a pleasant experience with our plant-based Thieves Dish Soap—now in an exclusive gift with purchase 16-ounce size (not available for sale).
  • Scrub up stone surfaces. In a spray bottle, add 2 tablespoons of Thieves Dish Soap and a few drops of Lavender; fill the rest with water, and voila! Start using this fabulous floral cleanser!

Lushious Lemon 15-ml (Bonus Subscribe to Save 190 PV tier)
Yes. Yes. YES! Lushious Lemon is such an amazing scent and getting it for free with a 190 PV Subscribe to Save order is even better! If you haven't tried this 2021 new release yet, now is the time to fall in love with this incredible aroma! Lift spirits, freshen the air, and enjoy this sunshine in a bottle blend! This truly is liquid gold!

  • From Lemon to Lushious! Take your favorite scent, Lemon, and step it up a notch with the additions of Lemon Myrtle, Ylang Ylang, Spearmint, and Eucalyptus Globulus. It's going to become a new favorite for sure!
  • Snuff out stinky smells. Place a Lushious Lemon-infused cotton ball in the refrigerator, bathroom drawer, or trash can. This method (or diffusing) is better and more versatile than any candle!

Free Shipping (100 PV tier)
Zip. Zero. Nada. You get free shipping on any order over 100 PV!

  • Yay for zero-cost shipping! Reach our 100 PV tier and we’ll ship your order for free!
  • Be curious without any hassle. Get Young Living products shipped for free!

You don't want to miss the additional content in this Sway link! You'll get recipes, additional announcements, info on an upcoming Raindrop Technique training, product education on the difference between Super C tablets & chewables, and more!

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All the July News!!!!

Hang onto your sunhats because there's a lot of news to share this month! 

This overview of "All Things July" will be broken down into GIFTS & PROMOS, EVENTS, DIFFUSING CALENDAR, RECIPES & MORE. Most of the news will be shared in brief here, with more information available for each on separate blog posts. You won't want to miss the additional information, especially about each of the gifts with purchase!

***REMEMBER . . . Many of the newly released Convention products will be available to order via Essential Rewards this month, so be sure to check out the new products and add your favorites to your subscription order!
Let's dive right in! (Catch that summer pun???)

These may all be in the kids' line, but adults use them ALL THE TIME (including me)! Fall in love with these oils for free with this month's qualifying purchases!

---> Hop on over to the blog where we'll chat about the benefits of each of these gifts with purchase, including how & why to use them.

It’s that time of year again! The time where we honor Young Living Founder D. Gary Young’s birthday and mission to share essential oils with the world. On July 1, we’re offering a brand-new sample box, Gary’s Great Day Protocol at a discounted collection price, and three buy-one, gift-one items. Together, we can spread Gary’s dream one drop at a time. 

To continue to spread good like Gary did, Young Living will donate 5 percent—up to $300,000—of global sales July 10−11 to the D. Gary Young Global Leadership Fund for Higher Education.

Promotion details:
When: July 1 at 12 midnight, MT, to July 31 at 11:59 p.m., MT, while supplies last
Who: U.S. market only; NFR and Professional Accounts cannot participate.
Shop/ER: Shop only

Here's a quick snapshot of the promos: Gary's Great Day Protocol Collection, Sample Boxes, & BOGOs of Peppermint+Vitality Peppermint, Thieves+Thieves Hand Sanitizer, & Dream Catcher+Cedarwood. 

Click on the link below to learn more!

Whether you're looking for an informal, online chat about essential oils, a yoga retreat at YL's St. Maries Farm, or Beauty School Glamping at YL's Highland Flats Farm, there are several events to choose from in July & August! (The farm events open for registration in July and will sell out quickly.)

Join us the July 7th at 8:00 p.m. EST for our wildly popular Live & Unscripted event! 

This isn't your average boring Zoom call! You have the freedom to talk with us about what's important to YOU and we get to answer your questions as if we're sitting together having a favorite cuppa whatever we choose!  

We laugh, sometimes we even cry, as we help each other through all sorts of . . . well . . . life. And we always, always learn something new!  

Register to receive the Zoom link and password.

Enjoy the splendor of nature in style at glamping Beauty School. From August 19–21, surround yourself with the stunning scenery of Young Living’s Highland Flats Tree Farm and Distillery in Naples, Idaho. Become enveloped in the fresh, crisp aroma of blue spruce, balsam fir, and pine trees as you bask in Mother Earth’s natural beauty and in turn discover your own. 

Attendees will gather in an intimate setting to learn about yoga, essential oils, and how you can bring them together to develop your Young Living business and create the healthy lifestyle you desire. The event will be led by Young Living Director of Holistic Development Ed Dailey, RN; Young Living Senior Global Educator Tamara Packer, LMT; and Diamond Leader Pamela Hunter. 

August 27, 2021—August 29, 2021
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
St. Maries Farm, ID

As The Renovated Life, we focus on spirit, soul, and body. 

Young Living undergirds our focus on overall health & wellness for our bodies. But . . . that's not our only focus because we want to help meet the needs of the WHOLE person, which includes spirit and soul well-being, too! 

If you live in the Atlanta area, Brian and I would love for you to join us at any of our upcoming worship gatherings in our home, plus keep an eye out for our faith-related blog posts that we sprinkle in with our wellness education.

Our worship gatherings are happening on July 3rd & 24th this month. We have a potluck dinner first, then follow with worship. Click below to learn more and register for additional information.

Plus, be encouraged by the July "Tipping Point" prophetic word Andrea posted this morning.

I love all of the great combos shared for each day of the month! Maybe you've gotten into a diffusing rut. Use these ideas to freshen up your daily diffusing with something new!

My new favorite??? I've been diffusing Lushious Lemon every single day! I've diffused it on its own, which is great, but I love adding 2 drops of Lemon Myrtle to it for an added, fresh-home burst. As I'm typing, I'm diffusing it with a couple of drops of Peppermint to promote focus & creativity. Have you ordered Lushious Lemon EO yet? If you haven't, it's a must-have this month!

These wonderful recipes were shared by RCD, Melissa Poepping. If you don't follow her, you really want to! Savvy Minerals Makeup and The Chemical Free Home series were just two of her brainchildren. You can catch her on IG @the_artoflivingwell or on FB at The Chemical Free Home. You'll notice these blends use "gift with purchase oils" that we've gotten over the last three months. 

Inspired from Shakespeare’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, I have created 3 blends that are playful, inspiring, seductive, and yet whimsical.

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”

Wear it as a parfume with the conviction and perseverance of Hermia, diffuse it and make a room spray, and live as though every day is the never-ending night of the solstice and let yourself drift as though you are wandering through the magic of the forest that lies outside of Athens.

10 KidPower
1 Peace & Calming
8 Envision
1 Citronella
7 Highest Potential

4 Eucalyptus
7 Gentle Baby
2 Acceptance

10 KidPower
10 SleepyIze
10 Owie
3 Gentle Baby
3 Peace & Calming

I hope you enjoy crafting them, as much as I did putting them together for you.
Melissa Poepping

That's it for this month! Keep an eye out on our weekly "Happy Monday Mail" emails for more tips, education, recipes, and more! As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We'd love to help! 

If you don't already have someone supporting you on your wellness journey, we'd love to help you get started with a personalized plan. Got questions about what a Young Living business could look like for you? Let's chat! We can answer your questions so you can make empowered decisions from there.

If we can pray for you or support you in any other ways, we'd love to do that, as well. Send us a message or reach out to us on social media.

Happy Oiling,
Andrea & Brian

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Caring for Our Pets All-Naturally

Caring for Our Pets All-Naturally
I get asked about using oils with pets a lot! If you don't have pets, I would be willing to be that you know others who do and how awesome would it be if you could offer them some natural solutions to help their furbabies thrive?

I'm going to break down a class I have on this topic, spreading it out over the next two-three weeks  Let's get to it!

Certain texts dating back hundreds of years reference using plant extracts on animals. Dr. Louis Sevelinge generally gets credited with developing veterinarian aromatherapy in the 1940s. In 1993, the French veterinarian Nelly Grosjean wrote the first book dedicated to the use of essential oils with animals.

While Dr. Louis Sevelinge and Nelly Grosjean get a lot of recognition in the “oils and animals" area, Caroline Ingraham began extensively studying the use of essential oils alongside veterinarians and developed the incredibly safe and effective method known nowadays as Applied Zoopharmacognosy . (Translation from Greek roots: animal-medicine-knowledge.) This method states that animals have an innate ability to know what they need for health.

How does Applied Zoopharmacognosy work? When working with essential oils, we use an animal's natural instinct and allow the animal to choose what products they prefer. This method is safe, effective, and simple, and it strengthens the bond between you and your animal.

What does this look like in practice? You allow the animal to choose by keeping the lid on the essential oil and let them smell it. Their "choice" or a positive sign looks like prolonged sniffing, interest, or even licking indicates they like the oil and it can be used.

Here are some things to keep in mind:
  • A negative choice will be completely ignoring it, barely giving it a sniff, or actual avoidance.
  • Do not force a product on an animal as it can cause stress.
  • Adverse effects may result by forcing essential oils on an animal.

Horses tend to respond very well to essential oils since they are herbivores and have metabolic pathways to break down most oils. They also tend to prefer the inhalation and licking methods used with oils.

Dogs also tend to prefer inhalation and licking methods.

Cats don't have metabolic pathways to break down most essential oils. Essential oils can still be safe to use. Be sure to let them choose their own oils. Cats are even more discerning than dogs. This means your cat will probably tell you exactly what he/she wants. If you have any concerns you can consult your veterinarian.

Animals, due to all their hair follicles, have an increased rate and amount of absorption, so use plenty of carrier oil when applying any oil.

Err on the cautious side. Cats should have carrier oil dilution, around 8 drops of carrier oil to 1 drop of EO, and dogs under 25 pounds should have 5 drops of carrier oil to 1 drop of EO. You can always dilute further in the beginning.


If you're diffusing or using oils for yourself while your pets are around, make sure there is an open door or window so they can leave.
Do you know any cat that will stay put when it doesn't like something going on? I didn't think so. With all the hype going around about essential oils and cats, I understand people are very sensitive and cautious. I'm glad you are!

The three most important things when being cautious on behalf of your pet while using oils are to check the QUALITY of oil (not all are created equal), let your pet CHOOSE, and provide an OUT.

Check out Young Living's Seed to Seal promise which enables you to know that you're getting the best oils on the planet!

Concerned about the safety of oils around your pets? Here are some helpful links:

Next week, we'll share some great furbaby recipes and practical ways to use oils with our pets! Be sure to check back then!
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Back to School: College Students & Athletes

Back to School: College Students & Athletes
Two segments of our student population deserve a back to School post all their own - college students and athletes, because of the specific needs that they each have. Check out this 11 minute video to learn more, then scroll down for some additional information that you don't want to miss!

Last year, our son, Nehemiah, shared ways he, as a football player, uses Young Living products. You can find that 3 minute video, along with some additional suggestions and a great recipe for freshening gear, cleats, and athletic bags on this earlier blog post

Did you know that Young Living has several Brand Ambassadors including 3 powerful athletes? Olympic Gold Medalist, Bryan Clay, Two-time Guinness World Record Holder, Ironman, Triathlete, James Lawrence, and former NFL player, Stevie Baggs, Jr., each love YL oils and products. Find out more about their favorites and learn more about their stories here.
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