I am so passionate about teaching and sharing and have been a little less confident about bringing up the transactional side of essential oils. And I want to apologize -- all of my indirectness has actually just been a disservice to the people I love.
The Premium Starter Kit is on sale. You've seen the things. I am yelling it from the rooftops because I am not going to play small anymore. I am not going to be shy about this. Every household needs a starter kit. Not just a couple oils. Not the janky ones off Amazon or even that D one. A Young Living Premium Starter Kit. 12 oils, a diffuser, all the things. These oils are different than the junk you've tried. This community is different. There is something special here. I am serious.
You need a YL starter kit because you need to make a shift. A commitment. This is important. The only changes that stick are the ones where we’ve gone “all in.”
You’ll be tempted to say it’s too much. Too overwhelming. Too expensive. Too complicated.
The question is- are you ready to let go of the things keeping you stuck, unwell, unhappy? Or Are you too attached to them to do the work to let go of them? This is a legit question. Are you ready to prioritize yourself and your health over something else that is taking your resources? Are the things you're doing right now working for you?
When you’re ready to put in the work to change, you will change. The starter kit and this community will hold you accountable. You won’t be alone, we are cheering you on.
People ask me how membership works, “why can’t I just get a couple oils?” Listen. When left unaided, brains want to take the easy route and not do the work to change. But that does not produce results. It’s not the product’s fault, it’s your fault. We don’t get healthy by just having one meal of broccoli or going on the treadmill once. Everything that is transformative takes some commitment. This starter kit was designed mindfully to give you opportunities to take on the habits needed for transformation.
“But I’m not looking for transformation, I just want X to feel better.....”
Friend. Have you looked honestly at why X is not working in the first place? Everything in life is connected to something deeper and there is no magic potion to pour on and avoid the process of excavating that deeper source. It will be so good to face it and see yourself change as you find relief. That’s how this works.
So when you’re ready to invest in yourself and have it returned to you, and be supported by friends and amazing science and gifts from God, I’m here to cheer you on. ❤️
Convention week was amazing! I visited the Mona Utah Farm and saw a distillation and learned about their sustainable farming practices. CBD is available to buy! 13 new products launched!
I learned so much about the roots of this company in its 25th year! Gary Young’s story is quite an inspiration, full of integrity, chivalry and humility and that culture is palpable within the company.
Check them all out here:
NEW CONVENTION PRODUCTS!
Nature’s Ultra CBD infused with YL Essentials Oils products are now available to order by linking your YL account up with Nature’s Ultra! I am so excited about these products!
CBD Class & Ordering Update: https://sway.office.com/jDNCdEjf0rGSg2Ib
Keep an eye on my blog this week as I catch up on convention coverage! 💕
Why Young Living?
25 years ago when Young Living was founded, the essential oil industry was a fledgling, consisting of a handful of scientists doing independent research across there globe and very minimal understanding of the potential to the essences within plants — the living liquid, versus dried herbs. The founder of Young Living was tenacious to learn and test and pioneer the creation of research, collaboration, and uncovering so many breakthroughs in the science and potential of essential oils for living beings on this earth.
Gary Young not only set his intentions on healing and purpose and humanity over profit, success and margins, he was tireless in innovating and looking for the best quality, best standards and best conditions. He made the choice to keep control of the entire supply chain to ensure the utmost purity. No other company is so involved in the production process and no other company has the experience, testing and research experience that Young Living has in the industry.
The standards Young Living adheres to are called Seed To Seal, and Young Living is the only company that plants, grows, distills and distributes essential oils from beginning to end. For those of you who like to know those details, I’ve listed them below.
But the story is so much more powerful than a list of standards (which are impressive and first-class, btw).
I had the opportunity to go to the Lavender Farm in Mona, UT and their transparency is second to none. We walked through the distillery, saw the plants, got our hands in the nutrient-rich, living soil. And leaned about their sustainable farming practices. A member at the farm said the most touching thing to me:
“We put so much care into giving the plants life so they can give us life in return”
In my time with this company I have seen the deep roots, the passion for loving others, bringing healing, grace and purpose to others and I align so much with that mindset.
Ok, maybe they’re just oils, but there is something really special here and you might not fully understand until you experience it for yourself. 💗
Young Living Standards
When you use Young Living products, you are guaranteed the most pure, therapeutic grade products on the market. Young Living has their Seed to Seal guarantee to ensure us that they cultivate their seeds, plant them on their own farms (which are open to visitors anytime), weed by hand, harvest, distill on site and package in house. All distilleries are stainless steel and glass parts, so your oil never touches plastics that can leech into the final product. If a crop has a bad year, that oil will not be produced. Young Living does not believe in using fillers or synthetic products to just sell an item. They are a product driven company over profit driven and want only the best to arrive to you. That is their guarantee!
The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is they produce a therapeutic grade oil. These oils are a result of Young Living’s strict, meticulous method for producing the oils to obtain the purest plant essences.
Seed – Potent essential oils come from plant species that have been authenticated by Young Living experts. Species certification involves scientific research, field study, university partnerships, and on‐site planting certification.
Cultivate – Through cultivation on Young Living farms located around the globe, Young Living has mastered the creation of pure, potent essential oils. The company takes this knowledge around the world to co‐op farms to certify that these farms’ growing processes meet Young Living’s strict quality standards.
Distill – Young Living’s proprietary low‐temperature, low‐pressure steam distillation process ensures that the beneficial plant compounds in every batch of essential oil remain uncompromised during the extraction process. Cold pressing and resin tapping methods are also used for select oils.
Test – Each essential oil must pass Young Living’s stringent testing to ensure the optimal bioactive natural compounds are present. Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third‐party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed.
Seal – Young Living completes the Seed to Seal® process by carefully sealing each bottle of essential oil before shipping them to members worldwide.
Seed to Seal is why YL is the best of the best and we trust them over any other company or brand. We are so thankful for how we are able to care for our families through their care and commitment to the quality of their products.
What sets us apart:
Since I discovered Young Living, I get all of my household cleaning, body care, skin care, dental care, hair care, makeup, supplements, laundry soap, and essential oils from Young Living because they ensure that EVERY product fulfills our Seed to Seal Guarantee--that from the dirt, seed, water, processing, bottling, etc, there are NO toxic chemicals, no GMOs, no nanoparticles, no preservatives, or by-products that are harmful to me, my family, my dog and my house. With all of Young Living’s products, their ingredients have levels that rank nothing higher than a 1 or a 2 in the EWG rating scale.
While they are an essential oil company, they are also a fully-equipped natural products company. They have supplements, beauty products, household cleaning products, stuff for kids and babies, home purifiers, bath and shower products, oral care, and yes - even makeup! They make this whole switching out products, what we like to call “Switch & Ditch” super convenient. You can simply use your current products and replace them with something Young Living has. And these aren't sub-par products, people. They are top notch.
I am SO grateful that we have high quality safe and non toxic options that support our bodies vs leave a toxic chemical footprint that can wreak havoc in our bodies. 🌱 🌱 🌱
Check out this video that tells you all about Young Living's Seed to Seal promise. You are getting the best of the best when it comes to essential oils!
Would you ever want to go see and be a part of the Seed to Seal experience at one of the farms? Young Living is the only company that does that.
See the full story at seedtoseal.com
Back in Salt Lake City!
In High School I was really involved in DECA — a competitive marketing club. I qualified back to back years for International competitions and one year it was in Salt Lake City. Six of us traveled there together to compete and climb mountains and see the freshly vacated Olympic grounds, the Temple, a baseball game and make memories I’ll never forget.
DECA left such an impression on me, it is some of my fondest memories of that stage of life and something that I excelled in—I earned countless medals, a Letter, I was awarded a scholarship, and was the president of my chapter. I learned lessons about confidence, teamwork, leadership, and grit. I spent hours and hours writing, researching, rehearsing, and presenting projects and role plays. I learned what Flow felt like—I could get lost doing that work late into the evening and I couldn’t get enough. It set the stage for my professional life and in the former years of my career I maintained the spirit by leading and organizing clubs, volunteering as a judge and filling my cup with professional development by being on the board of IIBA.
When I look back on those times it brings clarity that I am truly — as Jen Hatmaker puts it — in my lane, doing the thing meant for me.
As life has a tendency to do, the path takes a few turns every once in a while... Becoming a mom was the best thing but honestly I had missed connection to that spirit of business and entrepreneurship and leadership and although I needed the time away from the corporate world, I always had hope tucked away in my heart that entrepreneurial life would find me somehow. I didn’t know how.
So, here I am full circle, back in Salt Lake attending another International event, reflecting on those formative years (man I am old enough to use that phrase now!) and so thankful for them, and for the broken road that led me back to here to reignite those dormant parts of me that felt so native for me years ago.
Let’s get this party started! This is going to be so good. On my way to the Lavender Farm & Distillery In Mona, UT!!
(pictures to come! I am having technical difficulties!)
I had plans to be the corporate working mom. I wanted to do big things and it seemed like the corporate world was the most respectable, logical path. I was committed to that world and tried so hard to make it work but just kept banging against walls. That corporate job was not good for my health. In fact, it basically took a surgery and a layoff for that light bulb to go off for me. And then I had a child who has special needs and was not going to fit into the daycare-all-day model. I was pretty broken from trying to live the life I thought I needed to live. It was not working.
I guess sometimes we have to hit the wall a few hundred times before we listen the birdies swimming around our heads telling us to LET GO of that thing we want so bad. All those walls were saying they weren't the path God had planned for me. He has told me as much throughout the years and sometimes I've listened and sometimes I was too laser focused on what I wanted for ME that I wasn't hearing Him. I was selfishly lining up the story for myself and my life, not seeing the bigger picture that there were things that He needs me to to do for HIM and His Kingdom. There is a greater purpose to why I am here than just to enjoy my own life. It is to serve others with the gifts He gave me.
All of this to say, I didn't walk on to this path because it was the one that I chose. It chose me. Just like all of the best things that have happened in my life. Wouldn't have thought my husband would be who he is. Wouldn't have thought I'd be living in South Florida. Can't believe how sick I got and how traumatic it was for my family. God has a perfect plan in mind and I trust Him above all. Even if it is extremely vulnerable and scary and pushes me beyond what I think I can handle. I am called to serve him in obedience because of the miraculous healing he has done in my life. There is nothing more important than His call for me because He saved me and saves me every day. His message was loud and clear "I am going to heal you and you are going to help others find their way to me so I can heal them.
Maybe you think I'm a little too much about Jesus for your liking. And all this talk about oils might seem like some kind of crazy scheme to you. I always hated the idea of trying to get my friends to buy things from me. Ugh. Can I be honest that I've had several conversations with God about this? You want me to do WHAT?
Network Marketing. Eeww. gross.
I was such a hater. I loathed being invited to parties. I thought it was all marked-up junk. I went to college. I have a degree. I had a good corporate job. I was totally above that stuff. HA.
Friends. Listen. It's not what you think. It's not what I thought. Maybe you'll hear me and maybe you won't but here's what I've learned:
It is about healing. It is about sharing the goodness of God's creation with others. It is about integrity, stewardship, purpose, hope.
To be clear, no one told me to think this way or to believe certain things. While our Ningxia drink is yummy it is not Kool Aid and I am of sound mind and spirit, making choices and engaging in the things which I am actively discerning through prayer and thoughtful consideration. The transformation done within me is all from Christ. My affiliation with this company is because they do good honest work, they respect humanity, the products are highest quality and have made measurable results in my health so I can talk about them with conviction, and it is very complimentary to my calling. It has provided me a flexible way to earn money, love others, share Jesus, build community, develop myself, and work alongside the demands of motherhood in a way that no other work situation has allowed. It is full of lots of people doing things their way with the freedom to follow their own personal calling in their own unique way. And while I love that many of my fellow oilers are Christians, there are people of all faiths and it is an open-minded loving community that does not impose beliefs on anyone. You do you, friend.
And while money is a necessary component of any vocation, this is not about getting rich for me. It's not about taking advantage of anyone. It is about being a good neighbor. It's about using the resources I've been given to help to give my sisters and brothers a hand in coming back to themselves, finding relief, and doing unto others that which I would want them to do unto me. I went through my health crisis. By the grace of God and the help of many good strangers I made it out the other side and the fruits of that pain are that I survived to help another person through their own crisis and share tools that God gave us to help us to be ministers to others.
Today's reading is The Good Samaritan. You know that story. Or go look it up, I'll wait here. (Luke 10:25-37) How many of us are the ones that walk by someone in need? How many of us are too scared to help? Too afraid to sacrifice something of ourselves (pride, money, safety, comfort) to help someone? This calling ain't easy, especially in a world where there are so many other priorities. But I hear it loud and clear and you can't un-hear something, it will haunt you until you take heed (not coincidentally also today's reading Deuteronomy 30:10-14)
So, I'll just be over here doing my thing and I want you to know that I respect you and love you and am not out to take advantage, only to Love as He has loved me. And if you don't want to buy oils that's fine but still let me love you and share God's light with you, okay? 🙂
By now it’s no secret that I love these oils. They work for so many things. They give me a better quality of life on so many levels.
As I took this picture, planning just to say, “hey world, you need to know about this product that helps me and my family on a regular basis,” the praise song popped into my head.
This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me
This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me
And I I'm desperate for you
And I I'm lost without you
This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me
These plant juices work wonders, but it is through the grace of God that they are given as tools for us, and only through him is the power given to heal us.
I love this company and what they stand for and the vision they have but all of it, all of it is nothing without God and our openness to him working within us to heal. Through Him all things are possible and I get to witness to this every day and minister to others the power of his presence in these humble plants. ✨
I'm Lisa Yau, thanks for stopping by!