It’s Young Living Convention time. I am usually attending but this year I had to miss because my husband, Mark, recently underwent major surgery and still needs care. I am keeping up on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Every year a bunch of new products are released. Here are the products released for Young Living Convention 2017. There are 58 new items this year added to Young Living’s already awesome product line. The new products will be available to purchase on Monday, June 19, 2017.




A nice Swag Bag is always given to convention attendees. I have loads of awesome bags collected from attending Young Living Conventions and other events. They always impress me with the quality of the items in the Swag Bag. Some years we got backpacks. I prefer the bags. 😉


Attendees received a bottle of the convention blend My Destiny. This year I am really wishing I was there to get that bag.
This blend combines Deep Relief, PanAway, RC, Raven, Live Your Passion, and Lavender for an invigorating, crisp, minty and inspiring aroma that motivates you to set and reach your goals.

Apply topically for a soothing and uplifting experience after physical or mentally challenging activities.




Fulfill Your Destiny essential oil blend: provides an empowering, clarifying, grounding aroma and an empowering atmosphere that encourages professional confidence and drive. May help soothe the appearance of healthy-looking skin.


Desert Mist Ultrasonic Diffuser: (Item #21558) Designed to look like a beautiful and elegant vase. It has multiple settings: high runs approximately 5 hours continuously, low runs approximately 8 hours continuously, intermittent runs 1 min on/1 min off for approximately 10 hours. It has 11 different light settings that can be turned on or off independent of diffuser function. This diffuser includes a romantic candle-like flicker mode with a light cycle mode so colors transition gently from one to another.




Savvy Minerals Make Up Line by Young Living
Savvy Minerals is a completely non-toxic make-up line that you can actually feel good about putting on your skin!
100% Natural and toxin free, nanoparticle free, No fillers, Titanium Dioxide free minerals. Savvy Minerals cosmetics are pigmented with naturally derived minerals that meet Young Living’s superior ingredient standards and provide gorgeous colors.


The mineral powders are free from bismuth and talc, which are inexpensive, low quality and potentially skin-damaging fillers used by other mineral makeup brands.
This line uses mineral-based powders that are made of a finely ground mica base, resulting in a smooth, flawless application.


Like all Young Living products, Savvy Minerals was created with quality, purity and safety as the ultimate goal.


As an ex cosmetologist, makeup is something I have always been into. I have used another brand of mineral makeup for years because I wanted chemical toxin free makeup. This is the product line I am most excited about in this year’s convention releases.


Savvy Minerals Line:

    Misting Spray
    Multi-Tasker
    Lip Gloss
    Lipstick
    Eye Shadows
    Blush
    Bronzer
    Foundation
    Eye liners
    and more!

These are all must-haves for your non-toxic makeup bag.




Aminowise: Helps support muscles during and after exercise to fight fatigue and enhance recovery, reduces lactic acid formed by exercise, support hydration by replenishing important minerals, contains no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.


Super Cal Plus: Calcium Supplement, a dual-action blend to support a healthy structural system through minerals and co-factors that support the structure, integrity, and density of the bones.


Alkalime: Single Serving Sachets you can take on the go with you! Alkalime is a precisely-balanced alkalime mineral complex formulated to neutralize acidity and maintain desirable pH levels in the body. Infused with lemon and lime essential oils and organic whole lemon powder, AlkaLime also features enhanced effervescence and biochemical cell salts for increased effectiveness. A balanced pH is thought to play an important role in maintaining overall health and vigor.




The Seedlings Product Line was created to make it as easy as possible for parents to choose the right products for the littlest members of their family. Made with 100% naturally derived plant based ingredients. Free of harsh chemicals and toxins.


Seedlings Baby Line


Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream — Item #20398 Over The Counter (OTC), hypoallergenic, clinically tested for sensitivity, mineral based, no nanoparticles, promotes healthy skin, reduces redness, helps relieve diaper rash, reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness.


Seedlings Baby Wash and Shampoo — Item #20404 Leaves skin and hair clean, soft, and smooth, extra gentle, mild formula developed specifically for infants’ delicate skin, tear-free, 100% plant-based, naturally derived, ingredients, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, vegan friendly formula.


Seedlings Baby Lotion — Item #20438 Prevents dryness by soothing and moisturizing skin, non-greasy formula that absorbs, made with plant-based, naturally derived ingredients, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, vegan friendly.


Seedlings Baby Oil — #20373 dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, mild, gentle formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin, moisturizes, soothes, and nourishes skin, made with 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients.


Seedlings Baby Wipes — Item #20428 Ultra soft and comfortable on infants’ delicate skin, soothing and non-drying, leaves skin moisturized, soft and smooth, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, vegan friendly.


Seedlings Linen Spray (coming soon) — Adds a calming aroma to linens, refreshes crib sheets, blankets, car seats, clothing, carpet, and other fabrics, vegan friendly, made with 100% naturally derived ingredients, gentle enough for use around infants and breastfeeding mothers.




Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Wash: 8 ounce Item #20483 or 3 ounce Item #20631



Mineral Sunscreen Lotion: Item #20701 Over the Counter, SPF 10, dermatologist approved, no nanoparticles, water resistant, harsh-chemical free, mineral based, sweat resistant, broad spectrum.

The question most asked about the new sunscreen is “Why only 10 SPF?” Here’s how to answer. answer. It’s broad spectrum. New information is coming out about using too high of a block. We are now drastically D deficient because we are not allowing any sun in. We only need to reapply as needed based on the natural SPF of your own skin. It’s a different method of use. A better, more healthful method. Also there is no real evidence that higher SPF is more beneficial. Based on the Vitamin D issue, we are now seeing the negative effects of these “too high” SPF products.


Insect Repellent: Item #20667 EPA approved, lab tested, hypoallergenic, DEET free, 100% plant-based formula, clinically tested for efficacy, proven efficacy against mosquitoes, shown to be 30% more efficacious than top selling natural insect repellent.
Mineral Based, No Nanoparticles, Dermatologist Approved, Water Resistant for 80 Minutes, Sweat Resistant for 80 Minutes, Contains Essential Oils, SPF 10, Broad Spectrum

Lavaderm After Sun Spray: Item #20683 Over the Counter (OTC), hypoallergenic, clinically tested for sensitivity, soothes and cools skin, aloe moisturizes skin, immediate relief from pain associated with sunburn, minor burns, scrapes, insect bites, and minor skin irritations.

Citrus oils are among my favorite oils. They smell so good and they are very mood uplifting. Any of the citrus oils are great for diffusing. They clean and deodorize the air while also lifting the mood.


Caution: Citrus oils are photosensitizing, so avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light.


Lemon Oil has immune supporting properties. It is purifying and uplifting. I often use lemon oil to clean my hands when in public places.


Lemon Oil has been widely used in skin care to cleanse skin and reduce wrinkles and those occasional pimples we all get every now and then.

Orange Oil is known as a “happy” oil, nurturing feelings of joy and peace. Because of its ability to help support the body’s normal cellular repair processes, orange essential oil makes an uplifting, complexion-brightening addition to any skin-care regimen, while its uplifting, citrus scent can aid relaxation and help lift occasional feelings of crankiness.


Grapefruit Oil is a great complement to any weight management plan. A key ingredient in our new Slique blend, grapefruit has an uplifting scent shown to help create feelings of satiety, support metabolism, and cleanse the body.


Tangerine Oil contains esters and aldehydes that are sedating and calming.


Try tangerine and lavender together to relax before bed time and get a good night’s sleep. Rub them on your feet or take a few drops each in capsule.


Or … Add a couple drops tangerine and lavender to chamomile tea.


The citrus oils are amazing! They neutralize acid in your body and balance Ph and they are just awesome for supporting your healthy immune system.


Citrus oils are wonderful to use in cleaning. Make a spray bottle of water with 15-25 drops of lemon oil to clean in bathroom or on kitchen surfaces.


Did you know that citrus oils have very high levels of limonene? Limonene is one of the highest antioxidants, it protects our cells and is a wonderful support for healthy body systems. Of course, we are talking about therapeutic grade essential oils that have been processed correctly and aren’t adulterated.


Limonene Content of Selected Essential Oils
Limonene Citrus Essential Oils


Limonene percentages were taken from Natural Medicine Alert, June 2002.


lemonLemon oil is a favorite among Young Living Distributors. Citrus oils are extracted by cold pressing the rind of the fruit. It takes about 75 lemons to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil


Lemon oil is known to have powerful cleaning properties which make it wonderful for use in your home, particularly the kitchen and bathroom. I often add a few drops of lemon oil to cleaning solutions for extra cleaning properties. Mix a drop in a teaspoon of water & wipe the kitchen counter and cutting boards. It makes the kitchen smell fresh too.


Add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and spray surfaces in the bathroom and anywhere else you want to clean or deodorize. It also sanitizes the bathroom fixtures. It is great for diffusing to purify and deodorize the air. If you don’t have a cold diffuser, add a few drops of oil in a spray mister bottle with water and mist the air.


Using 1-2 drops of Lemon oil works well in removing gum, oil and grease spots.


Window Cleaner Recipe
1 quart spray bottle
White Vinegar
10-15 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Fill bottle half way with vinegar
Fill balance of bottle with water and essential oil.
Shake & Use.


Garbage Disposals: A great way to freshen you garbage disposal is to put your lemon or orange peels in it.
Or, use a few drops of citrus oils! About five drops of orange or lemon makes the garbage disposal smell great!


A few drops of oil may be added to the dishwasher to help clean and purify. Some popular oils besides lemon are pine, orange, tangerine, and peppermint.


To clean hard floors, add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5-10 drops of lemon and pine.
If the floor is especially dirty, add Thieves Cleaner. This will clean even the dirtiest floor.


Carry lemon essential oil to clean your hands when in public places. Use a drop of lemon to disinfect your hands after using public restrooms. Also remember to use lemon to clean hands after touching door knobs, shopping cart handles and other surfaces in public areas.


Lemon oil has a high limonene content of between 54-72%, which is excellent for supporting a healthy immune system.


Use lemon oil to clean minor cuts and scrapes.


Mix 1 drop lemon in half glass of warm water. Mix well then gargle.


Put a couple of drops of lemon oil in your drinking water to purify the water. It also tastes great.


To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.


Lemon oil cleans the skin. It may also help brighten a pale, dull complexion by removing the dead skin cells.


Works well in removing gum, wood stain, oil, and Grease spots.


Caution:
Citrus oils are photosensitizing, so avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light.


Lemon
15 ml. Order Code #3578,


Experiences With Lemon Oil:


I love using Lemon Oil on the vinyl floor in the bathroom it takes all the scuff marks off with no effort. I use Lemon Oil to clean everything in the bathroom, and then I run some very hot water in the sink, put the stopper in the drain and plop a few drops of Peppermint Oil in the water. I swish it around, and the aroma fills the room, I let the water run out of the sink and the next few times that people wash their hands, and run hot water into the sink, it smells great! — Deirdre


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I thought that lemon might do the trick given something that happened recently that I’ve been meaning to post.


We have a Wok that we use pretty regularly. One night a few months ago, the person who was supposed to do dishes (not me..lol) decided to let the dishes sit till the next morning. We awoke to find the Wok basically unusable since the oil had hardened to a point that no amount of scrubbing would get it off. I’m sure all you cooks know of what I speak.


We tried many times…soaking and scrubbing and nothing worked.


Last week…we used the Wok the way it was and I was cleaning it. As per usual, I add a couple drops of lemon oil to my dish water and noticed something odd happening to the Wok. So I added a couple more drops of Lemon oil to the Wok to be sure.


AND…without putting any muscle into it…the hardened oil had started coming off. I kept scrubbing and wiping and it all came off in a few minutes. I was amazed and glad I didn’t have to buy a new Wok!! — Lauren


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After cleaning fish lemon oil removes fishy smell from fingers instantly!


It’s also good to use in the dishwasher for sanitizing and fragrance! Lemony clean smell will fill the room when opening the machine. Nice! — Denese


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Got another one for using Lemon oil also. After reading Peggy’s testimony about removing the double sticky tape it reminded me of it. My youngest son had fallen asleep with gum in his mouth. Anyway, the next morning it was in his hair… There were about 3 good spots that it was really a mess. I snipped out a little of it with scissors and then got out my Lemon oil. Put a drop on my fingers and rubbed them together with the gummy hair between them. WOW! Came right out! Didn’t take a whole lot either. I’ve also used Lemon oil to remove gum from clothes. Wish Lemon oil came in BULK size!! LOL!! — Lori

More and more people are looking to natural health products as a way to support a healthy body. We are all interested in preserving our health. We try to eat right, get plenty of rest and exercise and use natural health supplements. With all our efforts on natural health, many times people overlook one area of health that can be a serious hazard to their health.

Products that your family use every day contain ingredients that studies have linked to serious health issues.

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU!

The solution is as simple as reading the labels on your personal care products and replacing them with safe ones.

One of the worst and most widespread of these dangerous ingredients is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). SLS is absorbed through the skin and retained in the brain, heart and liver. Studies show that SLS also affects other areas in the body, such as your child’s still developing eyes. SLS has been shown to retard the proper development of eye tissues, cause cataracts, slow the healing of other eye problems and even cause blindness. SLS doesn’t even have to get in the eyes to cause eye damage. It does as much harm when it is absorbed through the skin.

Many so called “natural” products also have SLS as an ingredient. They may have a label that says, “100% natural ingredients.” Just because it says natural, doesn’t mean it’s good to put on your body. Poison ivy is natural, but I sure don’t want that on my skin.

The intended use of SLS is as an ingredient car wash soaps, engine degreaser and garage floor cleaner.

According to the Material Safety Data Sheet for SLS, exposure can lead to a burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. It also specifically warns that SLS may be harmful if absorbed through the skin and that prolonged or repeated exposure should be avoided.
(The federal government requires a Material Safety Data Sheet for any hazardous chemical.)

Whenever I write an article on toxic ingredients in personal care, I always get a few people emailing me with why I am wrong about ingredients in shampoo. Let me ask you, if sodium lauryl sulfate is so safe, why does the Material Safety Data Sheet say to wear rubber suit, goggles and gloves when handling? Why all the warnings about liver damage and a long list of other issues?

The dangers of SLS are no secret to the medical community. In fact SLS is used as a skin irritant in medical labs. Scientists use it to purposely harm the skin in order to test healing agents.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in most shampoos and toothpaste. Go to the grocery store and try to find shampoo or toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate in it.

Does your toothpaste have this FDA required poison warning label?

“Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately.”

You may have to search to find the warning because the companies try to hide it under the ingredients list. The warning may be on the box which you throw away and didn’t even notice it.

Did you know that the fastest way into the bloodstream is under the tongue? Nutrients as well as poison can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the dense network of blood vessels lining the mucous membrane of the mouth.

According to the PHYSICIANS DESK REFERENCE MANUAL, oral delivery is 10 times more efficient than anything that is swallowed. This is because ingredients enter the blood stream directly and are not filtered and broken down by the liver and digestive organs.

Do you really want poisons in the products you & your family use?

Besides the sodium lauryl sulfate, there is enough fluoride in a 4 oz tube of most brands of toothpaste to kill a small child. What’s worse is that scientists are now linking fluoride to dental deformity, arthritis and allergic reactions.

Another ingredient to avoid – propylene glycol, is found in most moisturizers and is commonly used as a humectant (additive to keep products moist) & a preservative. It sounds innocent enough but did you know it’s also a main ingredient in antifreeze, brake fluid, deicers, latex paint and laundry detergent?

It is supposed to make the skin feel smooth. While it may appear to moisturize the skin’s surface, it actually steals moisture from the under layers of the skin.

Propylene glycol is not only ineffective, it’s dangerous. It is derived from petroleum products.

The Material Safety Data Sheets on propylene glycol – warns against contact with eyes, skin and clothing. It also says inhalation can cause irritation of nasal passages. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Over exposure to propylene glycol can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

Did You Know?

Over 800 of the chemicals available for use in cosmetics have been reported to the government as toxic substances. – The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

There are safe products out there. Young Living has a line of safe personal care products without the poisons, but added benefit of essential oils.

Body Scrubs can be a soothing way to nurture and show your body some love while supporting the immune system and some body functions.


Here are a few body scrub recipes that you may enjoy:


Ingredients:
1 Cup of Fine Sea Salt – 2-3 T Olive Oil (or any fine vegetable oil)
1-3 drops of the essential oils of your choice.
Make it to your own consistency.


Preparation: Mix all ingredients well in a glass or stainless steel bowl, mug or cup. (DO NOT USE PLASTIC or Foam cups or containers, the oils will ingest it).


1. Using small amounts of your body scrub in your hands, start scrubbing at your toes, push back your toenail cuticles, and scrub all the way up the body in a circular motion.


2. Shower, using a clean washcloth, (little or no soap) or take a plain water bath (little or no soap). Using a wash cloth will remove all of the dead skin cells. With a towel, pat yourself dry.


Spicy Body Scrub:
Ingredients:
Your Choice
Grapefruit
Vetiver
Nutmeg
Ginger
Lavender
Myrrh


Woody Body Scrub:
Ingredients:
Your Choice
Cedarwood
Cassia
Cinnamon Bark
And Nutmeg, Vetiver, and/or Ginger.


Citrus Body Scrub:citrus
Ingredients:
Your Choice
Grapefruit
Orange
Tangerine
Rosemary
and/or Vetiver, Nutmeg, or Ginger.


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