Dreaming Big at the Mona, Utah, Farm

Here is the distillery today: going from one cooker to 103,000 liters of distillation capacity! Not just one cooker now! The Mona distillery is busy all summer distilling essential oils from the crops grown on our farm. You have to dream big! Isn’t the lavender field beautiful! In 1999 we …

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Are you ready for a treat that’s rich, chocolaty, and has a seasonal twist? We’ve partnered with Sylvie Shirazi of the Gourmande in the Kitchen blog for a decadent treat that’s flavored with pure Young Living essential oils! This recipe is simply perfect to impress your guests during the holidays. …

Beard-Taming Tips for the Shaggiest Month of the Year

During November thousands of men put away their razors and let their facial hair grow uninhibited in support of men’s health awareness. Two of the most prominent advocates for this movement are No-Shave November and Movember, charitable organizations dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health. Are you joining in? No …

Building the Mona Farm

We got the first cooker at the farm in Mona, Utah, but then had to build the structure to house it! Mona, Utah—how many of you were at the convention in 1996 and were at the farm in Mona and saw the first cooker ready to be installed, but there …

Tame Your Mane: DIY Detanglers for Your Hair Type

Every now and then, we all get a visit from the Bedhead Fairy. If you have children, you know that bedhead can strike any time, night or day, without even having to see a bed. The next time you’re trying to tame some wild tresses, reach for this DIY detangler! …

Incorporating Essential Oils into Your Massage

Massage has been used for millennia as part of Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Japanese, and Indian traditions. Not only can massage help support circulation, increase energy flow in the body, and promote well-being, but it’s also one of life’s simple luxuries. No matter if you’re getting a massage to help …

Celebrate the Winter Holidays with November’s Festive Rewards!

Give your home (and your recipes) a makeover with this month’s PV rewards! With five oils that are perfect for winter holidays, our rewards for November will help you set the mood for the season. Qualifying orders in November will receive free Nutmeg, Orange, Christmas Spirit™, Frankincense, and Sacred Frankincense …

Young Living Members at St. Maries

Young Living members come to St. Maries to help with both summer and winter harvests. This is 2011. Does anyone in this picture recognize themselves? Members distilling! Yes indeed, there’s Judy, Kathy, Jill, and husbands. Kristen was there with her mom and dad. Thank you so much. These beautiful people …

Sink Your Teeth into Ogre’s Overbite this Halloween

Your Halloween guests will be all smiles with Ogre’s Overbite, a delicious and healthy snack! It’s easy and fun to make and is a great alternative to sugary treats.         Yield: three sets of teeth 1 apple, red or green Smooth nut butter Yogurt raisin balls   …

Witch’s Brew: A Healthy Halloween Potion You Have to Try

Find your cauldron and your broom. We’ll give your guests a fright.   A potion for a party, yes, then witches will take flight!   So craft it well, and drink it deep. Soon day will cast its sheen. Taste the Witch’s Brew, my friends, this coming Halloween!     …

Expanding the St. Maries Farm

Gary said he would build an irrigation system to water his fields of clary sage powered by a 5-horsepower motor. Sprinkler experts scoffed saying it couldn’t be done. Don’t ever say that to Gary! Here is the finished system! I built my first sprinkler system out of PVC pipe and …

Make a Creepy, Crawly, Healthy Halloween Treat!

  Treat your Halloween guests to a tasty fruit creation: Spiderlicious! This simple and healthy treat is fun to make and is great for decoration or as a snack. Here’s how to get him ready for your spooky party!     Wooden kebab sticks 1 dark plum Black grapes or …

How to Talk to Your Health Care Provider About Young Living Products

Have you ever felt hesitant about bringing up the topic of our essential oil-infused dietary supplements with your health care provider? We want to help you have productive conversations that will ease any nervousness! Using our dietary supplements as part of a wellness regimen is important to any Young Living …

My First Farm in St. Maries, Idaho

Gary’s first farm: St. Maries, Idaho, in 1992. The ground hadn’t been plowed in nearly 50 years, so it actually broke the John Deere 8-bottom plow six times! Good thing Gary knows how to weld. In 1992 I bought this little ranch, 160 acres, in St. Maries, Idaho. I plowed …

Food for all Seasons

Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential to healthy living. The colors, aromas, and tastes spice up any meal and enliven the senses. They’re also one of the best sources for the vitamins and minerals that the body needs every day. However, nobody likes mushy apples or bitter broccoli. Eating enough …

Essential Oils and Our Emotions

Even if you can’t really read French, Mr. Mailhebiau’s book title suggests essential oils have compounds that affect emotions: La Nouvelle Aromatherapie: Caractérologie des essences et tempéraments humains. Next, I met Mr. Philippe Mailhebiau, who is a French chemist. He made the comment one day, “I feel that essential oils …

Keeping Your Healthy Lifestyle Through the Holidays

The holiday season is known for its joyous atmosphere, family get-togethers, and parties galore. On the flipside, the season is also known for its busyness, cramped schedules, and unhealthy snacks. Factor in dropping temperatures and decreased daylight, and you may quickly find your wellness routine in decline.     Here …

Hosting Your Young Living Holiday Party

No matter what time of year it is, celebrating the holidays is always a great way to bring people together! Whether your party’s theme is fall harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, hosting a holiday party is a casual and fun way to introduce your friends and family to Young Living. …