Photosensitive Essential Oils: Summer Safety Tips

Photosensitive Essential Oils: Summer Safety Tips
Summer vibes are rolling in like a heat wave, and we know everyone has sun time on the mind. You can already see how the first day at the pool will go—first sunscreen application, then pool toy distribution, and finally supervision and relaxation in your favorite lounge chair. During the flurry and fun, don’t forget about the safe summer use of your favorite oils. Read up on photosensitive essential oils before you throw your gotta-have oils in with your summer book to ensure that your favorites aren’t essential oils that cause sun sensitivity.  Read more...

The 11 most popular essential oils and their superpowers

The 11 most popular essential oils and their superpowers
What’s the secret ingredient to unlocking your superpowers? When you hit a lull, you may wish you had a wand, alien rocks, or even radioactive spiders to win the day. If you’re looking for a super boost that will help you feel motivated to accomplish heroic feats, then it’s time to tap into some plant power and start using essential oils!
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The story behind essential oil prices

The story behind essential oil prices
You aren’t the first to wonder why some essential oils can be so expensive. Anyone starting out has compared prices and asked why the essential oil prices on the market vary so much. You may have even seen lower-priced essential oils in your local grocery store and wondered how they compare to Young Living’s premium essential oils with their Seed to Seal® quality commitment. Is the price difference worth it when it comes to the quality of the oils? Let’s talk about why the answer is a major YES and what factors contribute to the cost of essential oils. And speaking of budget-friendly oils, you’ll also find a list of Young Living’s top oils that cost under $30.
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Printable YL coloring pages

Printable YL coloring pages

Looking for a fun, creative afternoon activity? Look no further than these Young Living inspired coloring pages!

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Spice up your cooking with essential oils

Spice up your cooking with essential oils

Think essential oils are just for aromatic or topical purposes? Think again! With Young Living’s Vitality™ essential oil line,* you can go from home cook to culinary artist with easy, elevated dishes! Create mouth-watering recipes that’ll have your family and guests coming back for seconds!

Tips to get started

A small amount of essential oil can make a huge impact on flavor in any dish. Keep in mind the following tips when using essential oils in your recipes:

  • Essential oils can be great substitutes for fresh herbs, citrus zest and juice, and spices such as oregano, lime juice, or ground clove.
  • Essential oils are potent. We recommend using only 1-2 drops at first, or even the toothpick method when cooking with essential oils: Stick a toothpick through the oil dropper to absorb the oil, then swirl the toothpick through wet ingredients. Give it a taste and gradually add more flavor to your liking.
  • Knowledge is key to a successful recipe. Always read the essential oil label before creating your tasty dishes.

 

Cook smart in the kitchen

Cooking restaurant-quality dishes can be time-consuming and expensive—but it doesn’t have to be that way! Spend less time in the kitchen and enjoy your flavorful meal using Vitality essential oils and these helpful tips:

  • Replace hard-to-find ingredients with a Vitality oil. For example, instead of buying coriander from the spice section, use Coriander Vitality™ essential oil.
  • Get the most bang for your buck. You need only small amounts of Vitality essential oils in your recipes, so you can recreate or concoct dozens of new dishes from the same bottle!
  • Spend less time cooking and more time savoring every bite. Cut down your prep time, including washing, chopping, and slicing ingredients, and add oils instead.
  • Savor the fresh flavor with each essential oil use. Have you ever made a dish that calls for a single sprig of rosemary, but grocery stores only sell fresh herbs in bulk? Dried herbs and spices quickly go stale, while Vitality oils retain their powerful flavor.

 

10 simple ways to use Vitality oils

Ditch the hours spent Pinterest-ing eventual recipe fails and go with these delicious dishes. These vibrant, flavorful recipes will leave your taste buds tingling!

  1. Turn lemonade from a summer staple to a gourmet beverage by adding Lavender Vitality™ to your ice-cold pitcher.
  2. Start your day the healthy way with a few drops of JuvaCleanse® Vitality™ in your green smoothie.
  3. Feeling French cuisine under a moonlit night? Experiment with meat marinades using Tarragon Vitality™.
  4. Cozy up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa flavored with a hint of Nutmeg Vitality™ or Cinnamon Bark Vitality™. For a relaxing evening, try our Lavender hot chocolate recipe.
  5. Spice up your store-bought pasta sauce with Basil Vitality™ or Thyme Vitality™ essential oil for an extra zest.
  6. Indulge in our guilt-free Peppermint brownie recipe for the whole family to enjoy.
  7. Sweeten up your day with a few drops of Grapefruit Vitality™ in your water.
  8. Infuse Chinese dishes with the fresh, bold flavor of Ginger Vitality™.
  9. Experience a burst of flavor with Orange Vitality™ in your pancake or waffle batter.
  10. Cool off your palate with the zest of 
  11.  in your plain yogurt.

Explore our vast range of Vitality essential oils!

Now that you’re familiar with Vitality essential oils, try our pizza recipe and other holiday recipes on the blog.

*Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for use with infants

Animals and oils: What you need to know

When we say that essential oils can be enjoyed by the whole family, that includes Bingo and Whiskers. There are just a few things that you need to keep in mind to make sure your fur (or scale, or wool, or feather, or hairless) babies stay safe and enjoy all the benefits YL oils have to offer.

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