Young Living Celebrates Connecting a Global Community for 20 Years


When D. Gary Young founded Young Living Essential Oils in 1994, he started with a small group of wellness-minded individuals. Now, with more than 200,000 members in multiple countries, Young Living serves as the connecting hub of a flourishing global community that few would have imagined 20 years ago!

Although some may be surprised by this amazing growth, it was all part of Gary’s plan. In fact, Young Living’s vision—to take Young Living Essential Oils to every home in the world—not only explains our recent success but also forecasts our bright future! We open new international markets every year, and with upcoming openings in Sweden, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom, that trend won’t go away any time soon.

Connecting a global community isn’t just about extending our reach across the map, though—it’s also about strengthening our positive local influence. Young Living employees have strengthened their communities by providing much-needed disaster relief, participating in cancer-awareness events, contributing to local programs aiding disabled children, and much more.
Through powerful growth and community involvement, Young Living has been connecting people from around the world for two decades, and we plan to do it for many years to come.



How to Use Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Young Living’s Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic blend composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals to use while robbing dead and dying victims of the plague.

Our one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary blend, contains powerful essential oils that defend and protect such as clove, rosemary, cinnamon bark, and Eucalyptus radiata.

Thieves has also been university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.*

There are dozens of ways to use Thieves essential oil blend. Here are some of our own tips, as well as tips from our Facebook fans on how to use this amazing product.

Thieves Usage Tips from Young Living:

Put a few drops in a capsule and swallow with water to support your immune system*
Put a few drops in your dishwater or dishwasher to thoroughly clean dishes and eliminate odor
Diffuse for 15–30 minutes in your home or office to help eliminate airborne bacteria
Apply on the bottoms of feet for internal support*

Thieves Usage Tips from Young Living Facebook Fans:

“When traveling, I’ll spray a few puffs of Thieves Spray in front of the A/C unit, which allows Thieves to go through the filter and out. I also pull back the bed covers and spray the sheets. I also spray Thieves inside the pillow cases on both sides. In the public toilets, I’ll spray a few puffs over the toilet before sitting. I never travel without it.” —Pam J., Senior Star

“I use Thieves oil to freshen bed linens, pillows, and mattresses, clean the kitchen and bath, mop the floor, use it as an air freshener, flavor hot tea, use it as my deodorant, and use it to brush my teeth. The better question is: What can’t you use Thieves for?” —Kathy J., Star

“I am a flight attendant and use Thieves for travel. I moisten a cotton ball and stick it in the hotel vent. I spray down the room. I use it on the remote control. I clean the galley and serving trays with Thieves.” —Dorothy R., Star

“I tend to place a drop or two of Thieves in my trash can and laundry baskets for dirty clothes. I also enjoy just diffusing and breathing in the fresh air it exhibits.” —Danikah J., Distributor

“I put 8–10 drops of Thieves in a dark-colored glass spray bottle and filled it with water. I’ve labeled the bottle and keep it handy by my front entrance. I use it to take away the spring scented shoes and boots in my front porch closet. Ahhh! The best air freshener ever! Works GREAT! Thank you Young Living!”
—Robyn D., Distributor

“I love Thieves and use it for everything. I even spray Thieves on money! Everyone asks about the smell. It smells so good.” —Marion N., Distributor

“I wear Thieves as perfume when going somewhere public!” —Erika S., Distributor

“A drop of Thieves on a tissue and a quick rub completely removes stains from whiteboards for when you grab the wrong type of marker. Plus, it smells great!” —Jan B., Distributor

How do you use Thieves essential oil blend? Leave a comment and let us know!

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Young Living Essential Oils Completes Successful Winter Harvest

Young Living, the world leader in essential oils, has successfully concluded its annual Winter Harvest in Northern Idaho. Dozens of distributors from around the world participated in the harvest, contributing more than 18,000 man hours of difficult but fulfilling labor. The harvest and subsequent distillation yielded a substantial amount of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil including over 200 gallons of pine and almost 300 gallons of blue spruce.

Under the direction of Young Living Founder, President, and CEO D. Gary Young and Cory Weaver, vice president of global farm operations, distributors and staff teamed together in the cold winter weather at the company’s St. Maries and Highland Flats farms to cut, chip, and distill precious essential oil from several varieties of trees. During the spring another staff of volunteers will gather to carefully replant seedlings to replace the harvested trees.

“Our company is very, very different from other companies in that it actually solicits its distributors to come and be a part of the process,” said Christina Campbell, a distributor from Illinois. “This is really great because we can see the trees being cut down, smell the blue spruce, and be a part of the distillation. When we’re told where our oils come from, we know it’s true because we can say we’ve been to the farms and have seen the distillation.”

Several distributors traveled thousands of miles to participate in the harvest. Rebeccah Steele, a distributor from the United Kingdom, said, “I have been looking forward to coming to the Winter Harvest for the last four years, and it’s been really exciting traveling over here and having some fabulous experiences.”

Essential oils, known as nature’s living energy, are extracted from aromatic plant sources and are highly concentrated and potent. They are used for improving wellness, aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.

A few pictures from Young Living 2012 Winter Harvest:

Cutting the Trees

Gary demonstrates his skill with a chainsaw as he harvests trees at the Highland Flats farm.

Horses Pulling Trees

Horses Mark and Matt apply their incredible strength as they pull trees at the Highland Flats farm.

Gathering the Branches

Distributors gather pine tree branches at the Highland Flats farm.

Distilling Pine

A view of the enormous essential oil distillers at the St. Maries farm.

About Young Living
Young Living Essential Oils is world renowned for its essential oils and oil blends, oil-infused nutritional supplements, bath and body products, skin-care solutions, and natural preparations for the home. Its direct-selling system offers thousands of Independent Distributors a unique business model for sharing Young Living’s message of wellness, purpose, abundance, and vitality. Visit to learn more.

Introducing Five Great New Young Living Products!

Young Living Convention was a success as usual incredible workshops, great networking opportunities, and these amazing new products. My favorite so far is Slique Weight Loss Tea. It is delicious and very energizing. I’ll have more information and some testimonies in an upcoming post.

Slique Tea
Slique Tea is a delicious, premium blend of Ecuadorian ocotea leaf, jade oolong tea leaves, Amazonian cacao, vanilla essential oil, and 100 percent pure, therapeutic-grade Arabian Omani frankincense powder.
Supports healthy weight management when combined with a healthful diet and exercise program.
Provides a natural energy boost
Is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols

How to use:
Steep in hot water for at least 3 minutes and drink before and after workouts, with meals, or any time you need a natural boost. Slique tea is naturally sweet—drink it as is or with a few drops of Blue Agave.
  25 bags per box Order Code #4560

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Essentialzymes-4 is a multi-spectrum enzyme complex specially formulated to break down the excessive fats and carbohydrates found in the modern diet. Essentialzymes-4 contains both animal- and plant-based enzymes and utilizes dual-release technology for improved enzyme absorption.
Releases at different stages within the digestive tract, so the body can more readily absorb key nutrients and amino acids
Improves critical energy uptake derived from food
Supports vital amino acids needed for healthy cells and organs
How to use:
Take 2 capsules 2 times daily with largest meals.
  30-day supply Order Code #4645

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Roller Fitments
Roller Fitments transform any of your favorite Young Living essential oils into an easy-to-use roll-on bottle. Roller Fitments are compatible with any Young Living 5-ml or 15-ml bottle.
  ten-pack Order Code #4568

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New and Improved! Alkalime
Alkalime has been formulated to balance the body’s pH level and regulate acid in the digestive system. The new formula is infused with lemon and lime essential oils and organic, whole lemon powder. lkaLime also features enhanced effervescence and biochemic cell salts for increased effectiveness.
Helps maintain proper pH balance
Supports overall health and vigor
Supports overall cellular health
How to use:
Add 1 level teaspoon to 4–6 ounces of distilled water, mix thoroughly, and drink immediately. Take 1-3 times daily, 1 hour before meals or retiring to bed as an aid in alkalizing.
  8 oz Order Code #3199

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15 ml Now Available Sacred Frankincense
Sacred Franckincense comes from the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree and is distilled at the Young Living distillery in Salalah, Oman. This essential oil is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level.
New, larger size enables you to experience this pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil at a bulk rate—40 percent savings!
  15 ml Order Code #3552 ,

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Thriving In Today’s Economy With Abundance Oil and EFT

Abundance oil blend is my favorite oil of all Young Living’s oils. Abundance oil blend is the reason I am a distributor with Young Living Essential Oils.

Abundance oil lifted me out of severe depression within minutes of applying it. It is an oil blend that seems to help when depression is related to money issues, which seems to be something a lot of people are dealing with these days because of the economy the way it is.

Not only do I love Abundance oil blend for its mood uplifting properties, but I love the way Abundance oil blend attracts abundance. I have seen it over and over in my life and especially in my business.

Abundance oil is one that we really need, especially in the times we are living in with the economic situation the way it is.

If you are familiar with the Law of Attraction, you know that what you focus on you attract more of. When you worry and stress over the economy, you hinder the abundant energy you have in your body. That makes it almost impossible to build a business or attract any kind of abundance.

I have seen the Law of Attraction working from both sides. I see it today in my prosperous business but years ago, I went through a time where I was desperate to generate enough income to just make ends meet. That is actually the cause of the severe depression I was having before someone who knew I was depressed, cared enough to share Abundance oil with me.

That was a time of struggle financially. I was in a sales job with a home cleaning system where I had to visit people’s home to demonstrate the cleaner and only got paid when I sold one. It seemed as though I couldn’t sell one if my life depended on it. Actually, my financial life did depend on it.

The owner of the company came with me on some presentations to see what I was doing wrong. When we were leaving a home presentation, she said, “I don’t understand why you aren’t selling anything, you are really good!”

I didn’t understand the Law of Attraction back than but I do today. The reason I couldn’t make any sales is because I had an energy vibration of desperation. I desperately needed a sale.

I was radiating that desperate energy. People could feel it. They didn’t realize it and I didn’t realize I was affecting people with my desperate energy.

Here is another example – Around that same time my husband and I were traveling and doing art shows for our jewelry designs. Mark, my husband, made flameworked glass beads and I did copper enamel designs. We put them together with gemstones and made beautiful works of wearable art.

We won several best of show awards with our designs and even drew crowds with Mark demonstrating glass bead making over a flame, but making enough money to create a living was a real struggle. We would often just cover show expenses. People would come in and rave about how beautiful our designs were and then just leave.

Oh how I wish I had known about Abundance oil back then! Well, today I am so very grateful for Abundance oil blend. It is, hands down, my favorite oil. I use it EVERY DAY. By using Abundance oil, I become like a magnet attracting abundance. I would never consider touching anything business related without using Abundance oil first.

Abundance is a blend that raises your energetic vibration to attract greater prosperity into your life. It is an oil blend that is “created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. This higher frequency creates the “law of attraction,” a harmonic magnetic energy field around oneself.

How To Use Abundance Oil Blend

    Use Abundance oil blend first thing in the morning. Put 2 or 3 drops in your hands and rub together. Inhale deeply.

    Use Abundance oil before writing articles or blog posts.

    Add a few drops of Abundance oil to cleaning water, especially when cleaning your office.

    Diffuse it in your home office.

    Put a couple drops of Abundance oil on cotton balls and put them into a large container to infuse abundance into business handouts and mailings.

    Put Abundance oil on before business appointments.

I put Abundance oil on before I go to town for any reason, especially when I go shopping. It helps me find all kinds of good deals. I have even found money on the ground several times.

One time I found a bunch of money blowing around in the wind. In the process of picking it up, I saw a wallet. It had the name and address of the person who lost it. I put all the money back in the wallet and took it to him. I knocked on his door and told him I found his wallet. He was so thrilled to get his credit cards and drivers license, he gave me all the money inside as a reward.

If you are a Young Living Distributor, you should be wearing Abundance oil everywhere. It is a great conversation starter. Abundance oil smells wonderful and MANY people ask me what that wonderful smell is. That is an automatic opening to share a drop of Abundance oil and give your business card.

At Young Living headquarters they added one bottle Abundance oil to every 5 gallon bucket of paint when painting the offices. They also put drops of oil on the phones in the early days.

Abundance oil is wonderful used with EFT. An example of an EFT session below on attracting abundance.

EFT Tapping Clip – I am A Magnet For Abundance & Success

I am using Abundance Oil Blend with this tapping session. See the printable scripts for other options.

Download the Printable Tapping Script:
I am A Magnet For Abundance & Success EFT tapping script

Printable Tapping EFT Points Document

You get the idea. In these economic times Abundance oil can be a big help in, not only surviving but THRIVING financially.

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Law Of Attraction EFT Tapping Session: I am A Magnet For Abundance & Success

EFT is a powerful tool to use along with the law of attraction. With the law of attraction, you attract whatever matches the energy or vibrations you are sending out or radiating.

Daily EFT can really set the tone for your abundance energy as you set about to do the daily tasks in your business. Not only does EFT help remove fears but it also enhances the law of attraction.

The video below is an EFT clip from my recent 30 Day EFT for Self-Esteem Challenge. It’s a mix of abundance and self-esteem tapping. Tap along with this EFT session in the morning before beginning your business day.

There are printable EFT tapping script and points chart.

EFT Tapping Clip – I am A Magnet For Abundance & Success

YL Members: I am using Abundance Oil Blend. See the printable scripts for other options.

Download the Printable Tapping Script:
I am A Magnet For Abundance & Success EFT tapping script

Printable Tapping EFT Points Document

If you enjoy this EFT tapping session, you may also be interested in the Ebook EFT for Network Marketers. It covers EFT tapping scripts that deal with issues specific to network marketers.

Wishing you Abundance,

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Join Me In A 30 Day EFT Self-Esteem Challenge

Hey There! I decided to do my own 30 day EFT challenge to boost my self-esteem and I thought I’d invite you to join me. Self-esteem is important if you want success in anything you choose to achieve but especially in business.

For the next 30 days, with the exception of Sunday I will do a blog post related to self-esteem. These will be short blog posts with 2 video or audio EFT Clips you can play and tap along with and a downloadable EFT script you can easily print out. Each day I will do a tapping session: “I Like Myself As I Am”, PLUS, whatever EFT session is included for that day.

The tapping session: “I Like Myself As I Am” is a crucial part of this 30 day challenge. That is the core of self-esteem. Liking yourself as you are is key to making all changes in positive directions. It can be applied to ANYTHING you want to change in your life. Do this session daily, even if you don’t have time to do the other ones.

If you want to participate in this challenge, go to:

You don’t need to be on my list to participate in the 30 Day EFT Self-Esteem Challenge but when you get on my list, you will get an email that will tell you where to go to get bonus EFT Sessions:

  • Removing The Cap On Your Income
  • Having a Magnetic Personality
  • Shy and Uncomfortable In Social Situations

I am committed to this 30 day project! Why not join me and start shifting things TODAY?

Wishing you Abundant Self-Esteem,

Melodie Kantner

P.S. Leave a comment and let me know what you think and if you have any self-esteem subjects you would like me to cover in this 30 day EFT for Self-Esteem Challenge.

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Young Living Idaho Balsam Fir Harvest

Mmmmm! Mmmmm! I love the smell of Idaho Balsam Fir. It is one of my favorites. Not only does it smell wonderful, it is useful for so many things. I like the mood uplifting and the pain relief aspects.
I am always amazed at what goes into the process of distilling this essential oil. Every year the Idaho Balsam Fir harvest takes place in the bitter cold of January. After they do the harvesting, they have to drive the truckloads of plant material down the slippery mountain roads to the distillery. Well, I’m a big chicken on slippery roads in my car. I can’t imagine a semi under those conditions.
Watch this short video and see Gary Young and his team in action. If you are like me, you’ll have a new appreciation for what goes into our essential oils.

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Why Building Your Self Esteem Is Crucial To Your Network Marketing Success

It is very difficult to see much of any success in business, especially network marketing, if you don’t have a really strong self-esteem. A person with below average self-esteem may be able to have a bit of success but never the real success they really desire.

Low self esteem is an issue I understand. It was a big issue for me in the beginning. When you have low self-esteem, you criticize yourself and everything you do. You can’t move forward because you are too stuck analyzing everything you do.

You often feel self conscious and uncomfortable in public situations. Not only public situations but in social situations online. You would rather be a lurker and not speak up. What if I say something stupid or do something stupid? What if I forget what I will say? What if they don’t like me? What if they flatly reject me?

You find yourself feeling like a kid in school hoping you won’t be chosen last for the sports team in gym class. Yikes! Who wants to go there again?

These feelings of low self-esteem can make us either give up on our plans for success or they can go the other way and make us into someone who is always working and fussing over little details in our business that never really help us make much progress.

I’ll confess an example in my own case. A while back I finally started making videos. Previously my self-esteem wouldn’t allow it but I got started doing it a while back. My first videos were horrible and I did not publish them. In the process of making one video, I kept redoing it. Fussing over how I should speak and the words I would use. It was not perfect. Do it over!

My self-esteem wouldn’t allow me to let someone see me make a mistake. Well, the plain and simple fact is, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES! When we show some of our mistakes we help others to relax a bit and realize that you don’t have to be perfect to be a success.

When you have a high level of self-esteem, you have the ability to laugh at yourself. You don’t beat up on yourself when something happens. A high level of self-esteem helps you have confidence in spite of mistakes. You can even take some of those mistakes and use them as teaching tools.

There are lots of ways to build self-esteem and that is why I am writing this article. I wanted to let you know about a new newsletter I am publishing. Esteem Power Newsletter is devoted to helping network marketers and business owners build self esteem using EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques and other cool resources.

If you would like to subscribe to Esteem Power Newsletter, go to

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Introducing Melodie Kantner and Other Top Company Bloggers – Episode #4

George Fourie interviews Melodie Kantner from Young Living Essential Oils and introduces a 3 other Partner Bloggers. We’ve also decided to take this show from daily to weekly. Expect a longer show next week with Troy Dooly as guest.