Gary Young: Pioneer and Eco-friendly Farming Partner

Gary was a pioneer, not only in the way he began the modern-day essential oils movement but also in his modern distillation techniques and eco-friendly farming of essential oil botanicals. It was, in part, a love of nature that drove him to become that pioneer and innovator and that propelled …

DO YOU HAVE EXCUSE-ITIS? WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT IT?

Every one of us has habits. Every one of us has belief systems. But every one of us also has “excuse-itis.” When we don’t achieve what others tell us we could achieve, we have excuses for that, right? We say, “Well, I was busy raising kids.” “I had a difficult …

The Sandstorm

We conclude the series of excerpts from D. Gary Young’s novel The One Gift, the action-filled story of Shutran, a Bedouin caravan commander. Today we learn how Commander Shutran faces a rare danger: the deadly desert sandstorm. ~~~~~~~~ Shutran sends his captains to ride the outer flanks of the caravan to guide …

Melissa Essential Oil’s Storied History at Young Living

The essential oil of Melissa—more commonly known as lemon balm—has been used for over 2,000 years, starting with the Greeks and Romans, and then spread into Spain and throughout Europe. The early colonists of North America brought it with them, and it is recorded to have been among the herbs …

Pondering Back to the First Shutran

We continue with a series of excerpts from D. Gary Young’s novel The One Gift, the action-filled story of Shutran, a Bedouin caravan commander. Shutran’s descendant, named for his famous ancestor, now ponders his heritage and wonders about the original Shutran, who founded the family caravan dynasty. ~~~~~~~~ After reading …

10 biggest essential oil mistakes

From cleaning to cooking, sleeping to sports, essential oils have the power to improve whole-life wellness. The best way to access the benefits in those little amber bottles? Use essential oils correctly. Even the most experienced oil aficionado can use the occasional EO refresher. And while this list of 10 …

Melchior and Balthazar Greet Shutran

We continue with a series of excerpts from D. Gary Young’s novel The One Gift, the action-filled story of a Bedouin caravan commander named Shutran. We hear the Christmas story told by Shutran’s descendant, also named Shutran, as he meets three caravan commanders who will carry royal gifts to a …

7 essential oils to try before you lose your chill

We get it—some days you lose control of your chill: Road construction makes your car clanky, interrupted sleep makes you cranky, and in-law drama makes you crazy. No matter what is challenging your chill, fight back with calm-me-down aromas. If you’ve been frantically searching “Can I use essential oils for …

Go for the glow with a DIY steam facial

As much as we love spending a day at the spa, sometimes our calendars—and our wallets—get in the way of deep-tissue massages, diamond facials, and dead-sea mud soaks. If life leaves little room for a solid pampering session, it’s time for an at-home spa treatment. The latest on our “gotta …

Caspar from the Indus Valley Brings Gifts

We continue with a series of excerpts from D. Gary Young’s novel The One Gift, the action-filled story of a Bedouin caravan commander named Shutran. We hear the Christmas story told by Shutran’s descendant, also named Shutran, as he meets three caravan commanders who will carry royal gifts to a …