Cold crisp air, cozying up fireside, twinkle lights everywhere and holiday tunes filling the air! This time of year brings with it all the nostalgic, comforting smells. I’ve put together a quick list of Winter oils to add to your collection. These are so good in the diffuser and almost any combo will be amazing. They also build seamlessly upon the oils we used so much during the Fall and will fill your home with festive, delicious smells!
YOUR FAVORITE SCARF MAKES A LOVELY DIFFUSER FOR ANY OF THESE OILS OR COMBINATIONS.
ADD A FEW DROPS OF PINE OR LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL TO YOUR TREE WATER TO KEEP IT FRESH LONGER.
USE A DROP OR TWO OF THE VITALITY OILS IN PLACE OF DRIED HERBS OR SPICES IN YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES (PIES, SOUPS, MULLED CIDER, ETC.). THE DIFFERENCE IN FLAVOR IS DRASTIC!
MOST OF THESE OILS ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND CAN BE SUPPORTIVE OF STAYING ABOVE THE WELLNESS LINE THIS SEASON.
ESSENTIAL WINTER COLLECTIONS
- Christmas Spirit
- Cinnamon Bark
- Northern Lights Black Spruce
- Idaho Blue Spruce
- Idaho Balsam Fir
- Stress Away
ESSENTIAL WINTER COLLECTION ADD-ONS*
- Cassia (a sweeter, milder cinnamon sent only found in the Oils of Ancient Scripture Collection)
- Exodus ii (Similar to Thieves, but with a twist!)
- Treasure of the Season
- The Gift
- Three WIsemen
- Cypress (another fun tree scent to throw in the mix!)
- Wintergreen (Try subbing this for Peppermint in some blends for more variety)
Consider adding your favorite floral or citrus oils to the spicy and evergreen aromas of winter for an unexpected and beautiful smell.
*These smell particularly amazing alongside the “fall” oils in the diffuser and will add complexity to the blends you create.
WINTER DIFFUSER BLENDS
These blends are great for the diffuser, but are also great for making linen sprays, room sprays, or even roll-on scents.
There are endless combos and smells you can come up with using these oils. Try mixing them with oils you already have in your collection, too! If a blend calls for a tree scent or cinnamony oil you don’t have, sub for one that you do. Play around and have fun! There is NO wrong combo!
CONTENT & PHOTOS: The Droppery
I’m not really sure how it’s already the very last month of 2018, but I am excited that Young Living is knocking the promos out of the park to make the year really go out with a bang!
Joy. White Angelica. Gathering. I’m a huge fan of oils used for emotion and feelings, so I’m pretty pumped to see these rockstars in December’s lineup!
Lemongrass, yes please. Pine, yes please! 15ML of FRANKINCENSE!? OH HECK YEAH! Happy December 🖤
➕ Lemongrass Vitality (5 ml) :
Want a clean, invigorating smell for the diffuser? Lemongrass is a perfect choice. It’s also a favored oil for adding to your wool dryer balls to freshen up your laundry.
Athlete needing soft tissue support? Want those joints to feel great like they used to? This one is your ticket!
Emotionally this one is known to cleanse the mind & provide feelings of courage & hope.
➕Joy (5ml): One of Gary’s Great Day Protocol oils 🙌. This oil is a powerhouse when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed or if you have a pre-teen / teen going through some big emotions linked to hormonal changes. This one we love to diffuse to literally change the emotional atmosphere in the room. It is known as an oil that helps connect mind/body/ and soul and can pull us out of grief. It is a big heart opening oil and often the holidays can stir up a lot of emotions for people.
➕Pine (15 ml): 🌲Hello Christmas Trees! This plus some Christmas spirit from last month’s promos on the diffuser sticks in your YL branded Christmas ornament or your diffuser – SWOON!!! Your joints and muscles will also love being rubbed with some Pine. If you struggle with being a little stressed and tense around the holidays, this is the grounding oil you need. It revitalizes the mind, body, and spirit.
White Angelica 😱😍. This oil friends. Ok second Gary’s Great Day Protocol we have. This oil is so powerful for emotions and energy. The blend consists of:
➕Sweet almond oil
➕Bergamot- increases feelings of wellbeing, relaxing for mind/body
➕Myrrh- relaxing, inspires/uplifts
➕Geranium- nervous system enjoys this
➕Sacred Sandalwood- used to calm & balance. Great for winding down after stressful situations
➕Ylang Ylang- boosts confidence & balances emotions
➕Coriander- relaxes stomach, increases feelings of love, helps w/ addictive tendencies
➕Black spruce- grounding, decreases stress
➕Melissa- eases stress, increases feelings of strength
➕Hyssop- Biblical oil w/ purifying properties
➕Rose- eases stress, encourages feelings of love
In Dr. Mein’s book, this blend is recommended for feelings of: Disharmony, greed, loneliness, rejection, shame, weakness & feeling others emotions too deeply. It’s also a very protective oil, an oil that keeps people’s negative energy away from you. Important for anyone who does body work or has a job where people talk to them about their problems 🤣😬😳 like your hair dresser, teachers …. they gonna need this by the gallon. It’s also a known tantrum tamer oil. Often our little ones experience BIG emotions and need some help with processing them. This oil is a great tool to have in your tool box. Only available on ER I am amazed that we get it for FREE this month!
➕ Gathering: The Perfect blend to bring loved ones together, this blend raises your attraction rate friends – if you’re doing a Young Living Business, this oil is a must. Want to bring more people to your classes and events? This oil! Also, this oil is great for anyone who experiences chaotic energy and needs to focus and get into alignment with their highest potential. I like to call this the self-improvement oil. It’s gives us clarity and helps us stay grounded. The oils in this blend increases the oxygen around the pineal gland and pituitary gland, bringing greater harmonic frequency to receive the communication we desire.
➕ D. Gary Young the World Leader in Essential Oils Book: Gary’s biography written by Young living Co-founder and CEO, Mary Young tells the story behind how our company came to be and the life Gary lived, his passions, accomplishments and the rise of what is now the world’s leader in the essential oil! (Stay Tuned for a team Virtual Scavenger Hunt too with this book!)
Annnndddd finally…my FAVORITE OIL….
✨Frankincense 15 ml: Free Frank?! What? Yes you read that right. Um go look at the price of this oil in your virtual office. When Frankincense, the 15 ml size is free you get Frank for free (you might even get it twice!) HUGE immune system support oil. Like the powerhouse. This is also an incredible oil for your brain. Frankincense activates the part of your brain that does logical thinking versus emotional thinking. The pineal gland in your brain loves it some frankincense so this happens to be a fantastic oil for supporting your hormones since the production of your hormones start in the brain. The pineal gland produces melatonin and serotonin. No wonder why frank is also GREAT for sleep!!! One of the oils brought to The Christ child, this is a gorgeous oil to celebrate Christmas with as well.
❤️ What oils are you most excited about?!! — feeling grateful.
This will save you some frustration waiting for those precious drops!
Knowing the oil comes out of this hole can be SUPER helpful for the thicker oils like myrrh, rose, vetiver, etc.
You may even want to put a mark on the bottle label on the side where the hole is so you won’t have to search for it.
The more you know…
The Holidays have never been happier with Young Living!! Friends, yes that’s a 400 PV promo you see and a Unique NEW and Exclusive blend and an adorable diffuser ornament❤️😱😍 and Sacred Frank …I know! These promos are off the hook. You want to learn more ? Read on! But first… I want to make sure EVERYONE on Essential Rewards is signed up for YL GO or (my fave) YL GO plus.
It’s our discounted shipping option, read about it here: https://tinyurl.com/DropletsYLGO
🌿🍂 NOVEMBER PROMOS 🌿🍂
>> 400PV: Higher Unity (5ml), Glass diffuser ornament & Sacred Frankincense (5ml), Myrrh (5ml), Christmas Spirit (15 ml), Northern Lights Black Spruce (5 ml), and Nutmeg VitalityTM (5ml) per qualifying Essential Rewards order.
>> 300PV: Glass diffuser ornament & Sacred Frankincense (5ml), Myrrh (5ml), Christmas Spirit (15 ml), Northern Lights Black Spruce (5 ml), and Nutmeg VitalityTM (5ml) per qualifying Essential Rewards order.
>> 250PV: Myrrh (5ml), Christmas Spirit (15 ml), Northern Lights Black Spruce (5 ml), and Nutmeg VitalityTM (5ml) per qualifying Essential Rewards order.
>> 190PV: Christmas Spirit (15 ml), Northern Lights Black Spruce (5 ml), and Nutmeg VitalityTM (5ml) per qualifying Essential Rewards order.
>> 100PV: Nutmeg VitalityTM (5ml) per qualifying Essential Rewards order.
LEARN MORE HERE:
➕ NUTMEG VITALITY (5ml):
Can I get an Amen for Adrenal support?! Around the holidays our Adrenal glands tend to get overworked with the stress of travel, later evenings, and the hustle and bustle of life . Swipe a drop of Nutmeg on the inside of your cheek for a quick pick me up or add a drop to your coffee. Nutmeg is also a wonderful oil to cook with as you prefer seasonal dishes! Be sure to checkout the non-vitality oil info page too!
➕NORTHERN LIGHTS BLACK SPRUCE (5ml):
Did you know the ENTIRE tree is in this bottle- from needle to root?! And the oil in this bottle comes from trees that sit under the magical Northern Lights at our farm in Fort Nelson. Traditionally, Black Spruce trees have been believed to possess the frequency of prosperity! (Yes, please! I will take a gallon.) This oil is a big emotional oil – used to release emotional blocks and brings feelings of balance grounding. People who love Idaho Blue Spruce are equally drawn to this oil. It’s also gorgeous for the holidays! Diffuse with Orange and Frankincense and thank me later.
➕CHRISTMAS SPIRIT (15 ml):
This blend of orange, spruce and cinnamon is our favorite replacement for fall scented candles and room sprays. Place a few drops of Christmas spirit in your free diffuser ornament to give your holiday aromas a November start. Aromatically, this blend brings joy, peace, happiness and security. so yes everyone needs it 😂😂🙌. Also you CAN NOT get this oil in the 15ml bottle. The 15 ml size is exclusive to this month’s promo and trust me when you smell this you will be so grateful you have a 15 ml size.
➕MYRRH: (5 ml):
Just like Raindrop oils, these oils that do “all the things” 😉. High in sesquiterpenes, Myrrh can stimulate the limbic system, the seat of memory, so it’s a wonderful oil to use to work on past stored emotional trauma that is yours or that you could have inherited 😬. If you have “mommy issues” you might want to put a drop of Myrrh around your belly button daily – just saying. 🤷♀️Aromatically, it encourages spiritual awareness and is uplifting. It’s also a wonderful oil for youthful skin. Add to your Orange Blossom or Art Light moisturizer.
➕GLASS DIFFUSER ORNAMENT:
You don’t need a tree to display this beauty! This is a year around glass diffuser if you ask me! Add a few drops of Christmas Spirit or an oil of your choose to the little “bucket” area and drop those little sticks in and you’ve got yourself an on the go diffuser for your Christmas Tree or even to hang by your bed.
➕ SACRED FRANKINCENSE (5 ml):
Alright peeps, first I’m going to ask you to go Google “Dr. Suhail and Sacred Frankincense”. Mmmmmkkkay. 💁♀️ Now that you did that and you’re like 😱😱, read on! Sacred Frank is regarded as one of the rarest and most sought-after aromatics in existence. 😍 Friends, Young Living’s Sacred Frank is the first Omani Frankincense to be available to those outside of the Saudi royals and the privileged Oman. 😱😱So why is this oil so sought after? Well, it is amazing for the skin, it is calming, and wonderful for sleep. It is relaxing and meditative. It promotes higher states of spiritual awareness and higher levels of consciousness. And maybe check out some resources like pubmed’s website and do a little research to learn a bit more about why this oil is literally “Sacred.”
➕HIGHER UNITY: (5ml)
I mean friends, an exclusive blend just for us!!! Yes please!!! A grounding blend, Higher Unity combines Sandalwood, Sacred Frankincense, Lime, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Spearmint, Lemon, Jasmine and Rose essential oils. I mean this bottle sounds like not only will it smell like magical unicorn tears 🤣😂😍 but It’s filled with oils that are grounding like Sandalwood, Sacred Frank and Northern Lights Black Spruce and big heart openers like Jasmine and Rose. I can’t wait to smell this gorgeous exclusive blend.
Ok, what are you most excited about ?!! Me…that Higher Unity Blend! Even that name has got me like 😍😍🙌
Young Living’s Essential Rewards order is amazing. If you aren’t on it, you should be!!
Why is it so awesome?
Well…points back toward more products (up to 25% back), special promotions, reduced shipping….you can’t beat it!
All you have to do is spend a minimum of 50 pv (around $50) per month and you will get 10% back months 1-3, 20% back months 4-24 and 25% back after that.
And Young Living sends you free oils after months 3, 6, 9 and 12!! Plus, if you are on our team, we send you a gift just for signing up for ER if you fill out this form.
You may think you don’t need ‘more stuff’ or to spend more money BUT Young Living is now a one-stop-shop for so many non-toxic and healthy products!!! I have transferred purchases from elsewhere over to YL and am reaping the benefits!
I have transferred so many products I used to buy at Target/Amazon, etc and now get through Young Living. I don’t know of any store that gives me up to 25% back. Check out the list below of just SOME of the products my family has swapped. This doesn’t even include supplements, sunscreen, makeup, insect repellent, baby products…
Not sure what you would order on Essential Rewards. Here is a breakdown of a year’s worth of suggested 50 pv orders and how many points you would earn!!! (remember points can be redeemed basically like dollars!)
Sample 50 PV Orders
Wow…that is a lot of awesome products…and a WHOLE LOT of points earned!! This is just to give you an idea of all that you can order!
I find my orders are way more than 50 pv because I buy almost everything solely from Young Living now!! I love that I can buy awesome products to help me live a non toxic lifestyle…and earn points back toward free stuff!!!!!
CLICK HERE to get started today!
I’ll never forget the day I saw two lines & found out I was going to be a Mom. I was happy, I was scared I panicked because all the ‘what ifs’ came flooding in. Would I be good enough? For 9 months I got to know that heartbeat that lived inside of me, for 9 months he felt so safe right there.
Then came the day I saw his beautiful face for the first time and fell so madly in love with this amazing boy. He is full of spunk like his Mama and has so much sweetness, like his Dada. He is a Mamas boy & everyone seems to fall in love with him the moment they meet him.
We are in a challenging stage in life but man is it fun. One moment he is defiant and calling the shots, the next he s singing “Uptown Girl” to me & telling me I am the best Mama in the world. He will forever be the boy that owns my heart. He is the first to call me Mama, how lucky am I?
After hiring our photographer, I had a few omg “what am I going to wear?” moments – as I tried this outfit on & went to ask Lucas how I looked, Grayson ran up to me smiling and giddy; he hugged me and said “you look so pretty – please never take this off, okay?” he then told me to spin like a princess and held my hand.
That was all the confirmation I needed.
August PROMOS have got me like 😍🙌😍🙌😍 with all the things My family needs! There is something in here for everyone. Accepting the end of summer and heading right on into fall with these oils growing our wellness arsenal. You ready to hear what we are getting for FREE?!
➕ 5 ml Spearmint (ER exclusive):
-spearmint supports your metabolism & is great for digestion
-add a couple drops to your water, tea or Ningxia
-milder than peppermint, great for kids (doesn’t feel as “hot”).
-great for morning sickness for pregnant mommas
-nice to diffuse with citrus oils for a fresh scent
➕ Ravintsara 5 ml (ER exclusive):
-apply to your chest to breathe easier
-DIY chest rub with a few drops of Ravintsara, Copaiba, Frankincense, and Thieves with some coconut oil and you are ready to go!
-known to be clarifying, stimulating, and purifying
-helps to clear brain fog and strengthen your motivation
➕ Wintergreen (15 ml):
-good for all things MUSCLE related.
-aromatically, Wintergreen stimulates and increases awareness on all levels of the sensory system.
-stimulating and invigorating when applied after activity
➕ Aroma Siez (15 ml):
-blend of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, and Cypress -perfect for long car rides or flights – Your legs will thank you.
-soothing and relaxing when applied topically
➕Bamboo Oil Bar:
-holds your 3 favorite oils
-perfect to put in kitchen with some vitality oils
-keep next to your bed with your favorite nighttime oils
-acceptance stimulates the mind, compelling us to open and accept new things, people, or relationships in life, allowing one to reach a higher potential.
-helps us overcome procrastination and denial
-great when diffused or applied topically over the heart
Bamboo Oil Bar
15-ml Aroma Siez
5-ml Spearmint w/ qualifying Essential Rewards order
15-ml Aroma Siez
5-ml Spearmint w/ qualifying Essential Rewards order
5-ml Spearmint w/ qualifying Essential Rewards order
5-ml Spearmint w/ qualifying Essential Rewards order only
Woo-hoo! It’s that time! Let’s talk about the July monthly promos… they are so awesome! It’s all about FREEDOM – inspired but the Young Living Convention theme last month.Spend 100 PV and get:
$15.79 retail value
* 5 ml Lavender Vitality (for those on ER only)
Spend 190 PV and get:
$86.51 retail value
* Get everything above plus
* 5 ml Valor
* LavaDerm Spray (for those on ER only)
Spend 250 PV and get:
$142.43 retail value
* Get everything above plus
* 15 ml Geranium
Spend 300 PV and get:
$207.23 retail value
* Get everything above plus
* 15 ml Aroma Life
So I want you to pay special attention to this… it’s the best deal to spend at least 100 PV on Essential Rewards each month. Why? Because you get 10-20% back in points AND a free bottle of oil.
That means you get at least 10 ER points back plus Lavender Vitality this month ($15.79 retail) = $25 back to you at LEAST. If you’re earning 20% back that’s $35 back to you for spending 100 PV.
Um, last I checked at Target they didn’t give me $35 back when I spent $100.
Something else I want you to check out… look at that HUGE JUMP in retail value back to you from 100 PV to 190 PV. It goes from $15.79 to $86.51 in free oils.
Add in those ER points and WOW! 10% back would be 19 ER points + $86 in free oils = $105 back for spending $190!
And let’s factor that in at 20% back = $124 back for spending $190!!! MIND BLOWN!
GET DOUBLE PROMOS
Did you know you can get double promos each month? Yep! Spend 300 PV on ER and get ALL the freebies. Spend another 300 PV on a Quick Order and get all the promos (except the ones that are ER only) and BOOM! Oils for dayyyyyys!
HOW TO USE THE PROMOS OILS
5 ml Lavender Vitality ER exclusive): Add 2 drops to a veggie capsule before bed to get the best sleep EVER! You can also use it to make Lavender Lemonade – which is delicious! But remember to dip a toothpick in and add to a pitcher of lemonade. 1 drop is even too much.
5 ml Valor: This blend is made with blue spruce, camphor wood, blue tansy, frankincense and geranium. Known as liquid courage, Valor is awesome to help calm nerves and give you an extra confidence boost. So it’s perfect to use before a big project, before you need to speak in front of an audience (or even that person you’ve been putting off talking to), or before a big adventure like going on a big roller coaster. It’s great for kids too.
LavaDerm (ER exclusive): This cooing mist is fantastic for helping you to keep your cool when it’s hot outside. So those long liens at the theme park ain’t got nothing on LavaDerm. It’s like those misters you see at the zoo or theme park that keeps everyone cool. Well, this is the all-natural version of that.
15 ml Geranium: This is a key oil used in many emotional balancing blends like Joy and Harmony. Diffuse it to help uplift and inspire feelings of happiness. Or use topically with reship seed oil to make an all-natural facial serum. I like to call Geranium the poor man’s Rose. It works just the same. 😉
15 ml Aroma Life: This blend is made with cypress, marjoram, ylang yang and helichrysum. WHAT?! Yep! Topically, it’s another blend I love to use in my DIY facial serum. Ylang ylang and helichrysum are fantastic for the skin… especially giving it a youthful appearance. Cypress has a natural firming effect so that’s perfect under the eyes, neck and other areas that need a little lift.
For emotional support, you can wear it over your heart and your wrists to help you feel empowered and push through barriers that hold you back. FREEDOM, baby!
What are you most excited about in this month’s promos?
PHOTO CREDIT: Distillery 9
A few weeks ago, I contacted the company my Dad (& Grandpa) worked for for years … I contacted them to see if I could purchase a new coffee mug with their logo on it.
The faded mug you see in the photo is one of the few things I wanted when he passed. When I use it I feel like we are somehow still sharing moments and having coffee talk. As you can see, the logo is almost gone.
I received a response, one I didn’t expect. One that brought me all the tears – happy and excited, warm-and-fuzzy tears. A box showed up on my doorstep and I immediately saw the “A” – I knew exactly where this box came from.
The CEO of the company took the time to not only send me new mugs but also write me a letter filled with memories of my Dad and Grandpa as well as photos I have never seen! He included thoughts from people in the company that knew them and also sent toys for my kids with the infamous “A” on them. This speaks volumes about the company that my family worked for for years!
A week later, another envelope came in the mail with a copy of their monthly newsletter. In the newsletter was my + their story to honor my Dad and Grandpa. Just in time for the “Minney Open” – which is still a thing!
Today is a great day to have a great day, just like every day!
Happy Birthday Dad – you are missed by so many! I am bringing Grayson for a cupcake after daycare today …. with an Orero on top, just like you would have wanted it. I will be having beer … also just like you would have wanted it!
Rules to teach your daughter:
1. Make your bed every day, even if it’s right before you get in it.
2. You don’t have to wear underwear… if you’re in an accident they’ll just cut your clothes off anyway.
3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need.
4. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also okay to smash (some) things; but, wash your face, clean your mess, and get up off the floor when you’re done. You don’t belong down there.
5. If you’re going to curse, be clever. If you’re going to curse in public, know your audience.
6. Seek out the people and places that resonate with your soul.
7. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
8. 5-second rule. It’s just dirt. There are worse things in a fast food cheeseburger.
9. You are a woman, you do not NEED a man!
10. Happiness is not a permanent state.
Wholeness is. Don’t confuse these.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack your bag.
12. Never walk through an alley.
13. Be less sugar, more spice, and only as nice as you’re able to without compromising yourself.
14. Can’t is a cop-out.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard. Then be your own hero.
16. If you can’t smile with your eyes, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.
17. Never lie to yourself.
18. Your body, your rules.
19. If you have an opinion, you better know why.
20. Practice your passions.
21. Ask for what you want. The worst thing they can say is no.
22. Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work to make them happen.
23. Stay as sweet as you are.
24. Fall in love often. Particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food and far-off places.
25. Fall hard and forever in love with nothing but yourself.
26. Say Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.
27. Reserve “I’m sorry” for when you truly are.
28. Naps are for grown-ups, too.
29. Question everything, except your own intuition.
30. You have enough. You are enough.
31. You are amazing! Don’t let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does….walk away. You deserve better.
32. No matter where you are, you can always come home.
33. Be happy and remember your roots, family is EVERYTHING.
34. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
35. No one will ever love you more than I do.
36. Be kind; treat others how you would like them to treat you.
37. If in doubt, remember whose daughter you are and straighten your crown and own it like a boss!