A little over a year ago I stopped using Young Living shampoo and started using one from another company. I know, really dumb idea. I did it because I wanted my husband to try a product they had for hair loss. I was buying the product for Mark so, why not try their shampoo? It was totally natural so I thought I would try it. Well, in the past few months I have been noticing the “old person smell”. I am familiar with the smell because of being around several elderly people over the years. I am approaching 60 but I really don’t want to smell like that.

I kept getting a whiff of the smell and I knew it was ME! Where is that coming from? I started sniffing and trying to track it down. It wasn’t anywhere else on my body but, it was really strong in my hair.

I decided to do a Google search on “old person smell” to try and figure out what causes that smell. I learned that, as people age, there is an increase of a chemical compound called nonenal in the body. The process typically begins around age 40, and occurs in both men and women. As adults are maturing past this age, the skin ages, causing its natural antioxidant protection to decrease. This ultimately results in greater oxidation of fatty acids. As women mature and reach the stage of menopause, hormonal imbalances and changes can also effect the production of nonenal.

As I was reading the information on nonenal, I noticed that there was a Japanese product with persimmon extract that dissolves Nonenal. I also learned that the nonenal compound is waxy and it takes weeks of using the persimmon soap to totally get rid of the smell. Interesting! I have also noticed a waxy feel in my hair. It felt like a residue that wasn’t getting washed out. I assumed the shampoo was leaving a residue, but now I realize it was just the shampoo not doing as well on the nonenal as the Young Living shampoo I had been using.

That got me thinking about why the smell was in my hair but not anywhere else. That’s when I realized the reason my hair smelled but not my body is because I had stopped using Young Living’s shampoo with essential oils in it. Still using oils all over everywhere else.

I am now back using Young Living shampoo and conditioner, both with added orange essential oil to speed up the removal of the gumminess and get that smell out of my hair. First time shampooing it was much better but I could still smell it. The thing I really noticed is the gumminess was gone right away. YAY!! My silky hair has returned. It has been a few weeks now and the smell is totally gone. If I hold the hair up to my nose I can’t even get a hint of the smell. I will keep adding some citrus oils to my shampoo to make sure the waxy substance is gone and not returning. I’m sure I don’t really need to add the extra citrus oils but I am a little paranoid. 😉

Citrus oils are great for dissolving gummy substances like what is often leftover when you remove price tags and labels. It is no surprise it worked so will removing the gumminess from my hair.

I use Thieves Bar Soap in the shower. I think that is why I didn’t have that smell anywhere but in my hair. It was a lesson learned and it helped me all the more appreciate Young Living’s Essential Oil infused products.

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Another year has gone by and another Young Living Convention has come and gone. Convention time is always full of excitement. We learn lots of new things and Every year a bunch of new awesome products are released. Here are a few of the products released for Young Living Convention 2018.


2018 Convention New Young Living Products



Kunzea Essential Oil


A native shrub that grows wild along the southern coasts of Australia and Tasmania, kunzea was used for centuries by native cultures. The kunzea plant, with its bulbous tops and whimsical blossoms, is commonly referred to as “White cloud.”

The extracted Kunzea essential oil has comparable properties and uses to Tea Tree oil but offers a more pleasant aroma and milder sensation when applied topically. It contains a high level of alpha-pinene and eucalyptol, so it works to help soothe fatigued muscles and reduce the appearance of blemishes. When diffused, it helps create a relaxing atmosphere and creates a refreshing respiratory experience.

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Maximum Strength Acne Treatment


Maximum Strength Acne Treatment
This Maximum Strength Acne treatment is the newest member of our OTC (Over the Counter) product offerings. With the powerful combination of 2 percent salicylic acid from Wintergreen and Tea Tree and Manuka essential oils to clear acne blemishes, pimples, and blackheads, Tea Tree essential oil helps cleanse your skin, while Manuka oil reduces the appearance of blemishes.

Some acne treatments leave skin feeling tight and dry, but with the addition of aloe and chamomile extracts, Young Living’s Maximum Strength Acne Treatment fights blemishes while keeping skin soft, smooth, and moisturized. Finally, a powerful acne treatment that’s gentle on your skin!

Formulated without sulfates, phthalates, petrochemicals, parabens, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic preservatives.

Learn More About Maximum Strength Acne Treatment



Orange Blossom Skin Care

Orange Blossom Facial Wash
Energize your beauty routine with Young Living’s Orange Blossom Facial Wash. Made from 100 percent naturally derived ingredients, this gentle cleanser reduces surface oils and removes dirt and makeup without making your skin feel overly dry or tight.

Orange Blossom Facial Wash is hypoallergenic and leaves behind no pore-clogging residue, so it will perfectly complement your daily skin care regimen. After use, round out your citrus-kissed day with Orange Blossom Moisturizer.

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Orange Blossom Moisturizer
Treat your skin to a deep drink of hydration with Orange Blossom Moisturizer. Made to benefit oily skin, this moisturizer improves the appearance of skin without irritation from harsh chemicals. Our moisturizer uses only naturally derived, plant-based ingredients that are noncomedogenic and vegan-friendly.

Orange Blossom Moisturizer helps skin maintain optimal moisture balance, controls excess oil and shine, and preps your face for makeup with its natural-looking matte finish. Get clearer skin by pairing it with Orange Blossom Facial Wash.

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Charcoal Bar Soap
Made with the powerful absorption properties of activated charcoal, Young Living’s Charcoal Bar Soap pulls out dirt and impurities without stripping the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Its naturally derived formula includes powerful skin-cleaning agents, moisturizing ingredients, and the bright, fresh scent of our Orange Blossom essential oil blend. Use it for your body to cleanse and deodorize, or add it to your skin care routine. The unique benefits of charcoal soap make it an especially suitable face soap for combination, oily, or acne-prone skin to help maintain a clear, healthy-looking complexion.

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Mirah Luminus Products


Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil
Give the delicate skin on your face the gentle care it needs with Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil! Formulated with essential oils like Sandalwood, Rose, and Jasmine and pure carrier oils, including jojoba and argan, this facial cleanser removes pore-clogging impurities without stripping away the natural oils your skin needs.

Traditional cleansers are often harsh and leave skin thirsty, encouraging it to produce pore-clogging grease. Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil uses cleansing and clarifying oils to remove the impurities, improving skin texture and leaving you glowing!

Learn More About Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil


Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil
Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil is a luxurious, multitasking hair treatment formulated to help keep your locks soft and shiny, no matter your hair type. It is infused with Argan, Monoi, and Abyssinian oils, and your hair will love the hydration it gets from the fatty acids and vitamin E, as well as the luster and brightness. Lightweight and fast absorbing, Young Living’s new hair oil also has a light, pleasant aroma and will leave your hair sleek and glossy, not greasy.

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KidScents MightyPro

KidScents MightyPro
This prebiotic and probiotic supplement is specially formulated for children to support digestive and immune health. Better overall immune health means fewer days missed from school or day care!

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Natural Mascara – Savvy Minerals by Young Living
Get a naturally defined look with our Natural Mascara. Infused with Lavender essential oil, our eye-enhancing mascara conditions and nourishes your lashes while you wear it.

Learn More About Natural Mascara – Savvy Minerals



Matte Veil – Savvy Minerals by Young Living
Complete your flawless look by absorbing excess oil and blurring fine lines and pores for an airbrushed look, now with a matte finish!

Learn More About Matte Veil – Savvy Minerals



Savvy Minerals – MultiTasker and Primers

MultiTasker – Savvy Minerals by Young Living
MultiTaskers do the work of three products: Eyeliner, Eyeshadow and a brow filler all in one. Now available in Light, Medium, Tan and Dark so you can find the shade that works best for you!

Learn More About MultiTasker – Savvy Minerals


No. 1 Palette – Savvy Minerals by Young Living
Our No. 1 Palette offers deep rich eyeshadow hues infused with Lavender essential oil. We added Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, to give these mineral eyeshadows a luxurious application with a rich color payoff.

Learn More About No. 1 Palette – Savvy Minerals


Mattifying Primer – Savvy Minerals by Young Living
Reduce shine and absorb excess oil with Savvy Minerals by Young Living Mattifying Primer. It creates a flawless matte surface for even makeup application and a long-lasting finish.

Learn More About Mattifying Primer – Savvy Minerals


Hydrating Primer – Savvy Minerals by Young Living
Hydrate your skin and create a flawless, smooth surface with Savvy Minerals by Young Living Hydrating Primer. You’ll love how evenly your makeup applies—and how long it stays in place.

Learn More About Hydrating Primer – Savvy Minerals


Savvy Minerals – Cinnamint Infused Lipstick

Cinnamint-Infused Lipstick – Savvy Minerals by Young Living
Our new vegan formula is infused with Orange, Peppermint, Spearmint and Cinnamon Bark essential oils. This lipstick glides on smoothly to provide a velvety-softy finish, and is available in a variety of beautiful, darker shades.

Learn More About Cinnamint-Infused Lipstick – Savvy Minerals

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There are many essential oils that are wonderful for use with a healthy skin care routine. Frankincense and myrrh are two of my favorites. I often add a few drops of frankincense and myrrh to lotion to make it more rejuvenating for my skin.


I love adding essential oils to my skin care routine to really support healthy skin. When I have the occasional pimple I put frankincense on it. I am always amazed how quickly it works.


Try adding 10 drops of Young Living frankincense to the Sandalwood Moisture Cream for an awesome facial cream.


One of my favorite products for skin is Young Living’s Animal Scents Ointment. I use it all the time on my face, hands and anywhere else on my body I feel inclined. It leaves my skin soft and supple. It’s not just for animals. It also has myrrh and several other oils that are great for skin.


Here are a couple skin recipes that you might enjoy.


Youthful Soft Skin Blend
1 TBL Almond oil
1/2 TBL Jojoba
1 Vitamin E capsule
1 Evening Primrose Capsule
12 drops Young Living Patchouli Essential Oil
5 drops Young Living Geranium Essential Oil
3 drops Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil
Add essential oils to a 1 oz amber bottle fitted with a glass dropper. Pour in the carrier oil you are using.


Facial Serum Recipe
1 drop Rose Essential Oil
2 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
1 oz carrier oil of your choice

Add essential oils to a 1 oz amber bottle fitted with a glass dropper. Pour in the carrier oil you are using.



Mature Skin Serum
2 tbsp jojoba oil
1 and 1/2 tbsp rose hip seed oil
1/4 tsp vitamin E
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Myrrh essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
one dark 1 ounce glass dropper bottle

Place jojoba, rose hip seed oil, and vitamin E into glass dropper bottle. Add essential oils, close top, and gently roll bottle to mix.
Use 1/4 – 1/2 dropper full of serum nightly on clean face and neck to preserve, smooth, and protect your skin.



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Mature Skin Recipe
4 drops Young Living Geranium essential oil
3 drops Young Living Frankincense essential oil
1 drop Young Living Rose essential oil
1 tsp. Young Living Creme Masque
Directions
Mix together and massage together onto your face in circular movements until absorbed completely. This blend may help you relax, ease tension and restore energy to your face by supporting healthy circulation.


Essential Oils are why the ART Skin Care system is so powerful. ART has the essential oils of frankincense, sandalwood, melissa, and chamomile generates a quantum leap in the care and protection of the largest of our organs – our skin.


Young Living has several skin care products with frankincense and other essential oils.


If you care about healthy living, you know that the products we use go way beyond the intended use. What you do today in the name of beauty may affect your health in the years to come.

skin-careOur skin is our largest organ; it is also the most noticeable. The skin acts as a protective barrier for our body. Many people don’t realize how absorbent the skin is. They use all kinds of products that are full of harsh chemical ingredients, which are absorbed by the skin.

Two common ingredients in shampoo, bath products, toothpaste and other skin care products are sodium laurel sulfate and propylene glycol. If you are using products with these ingredients, you are literally soaking and absorbing these chemicals into your body on a daily basis. Every chemical we come in contact with can end up compromising our health.

There are many ways to replace some of the products that are loaded with harsh chemicals in favor of more healthy ones. If you are using Young Living products, you can be sure that you are using products that are safe. Gary has often said, “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.”

Below are some recipes you can make to use along with Young Living’s personal care products.

Young Living has a product called Bath Gel Base. It allows you to add single essential oils and blends to create your own bath and shower gel fragrance. Product Code #3751

TO STRENGTHEN NAILS
2 drops Wheat Germ oil
2 drops frankincense
2 drops myrrh
2 drops lemon
Rub on nails twice per week to strengthen nails.

FACIAL MUD MASK
2 TBS clay (powdered)
Mineral or floral water (I add 5 droppers Mineral Essence to purified water) – enough to form a paste Mix the clay and water to form a smooth consistency. Add the essential oils. Mix well. Apply with fingertips, avoiding the eye area and hairline. Leave on 10-15 minutes but do not allow to completely dry and crack. Remove the mask with a warm wet wash cloth.

Ideas for oils to add:
geranium, cypress, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, rose, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, tea tree and ylang ylang.

Facial Oil
20 drops Ylang Ylang
20 drops Patchouli
15 ml organic coconut oil
Mix and apply as desired

Facial Oil Collagen
20 drops Frankincense
60 drops Vetiver
15 ml organic coconut oil.
Mix and apply as desired

BATH SALTS
8 cups of Epsom Salts
12 drops of Lavender
6 drops of Grapefruit
2 drops of Frankincense
Glass Jar
In a ceramic or wooden bowl with a ceramic or wooden spoon blend ingredients. Store in sealed glass container. Use 1 or 2 cups to the bath water.

Essential Oil Deodorant
3 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS beeswax pellets
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
1 vitamin E capsule

5 drops melaleuca oil
5 drops lavender oil
1 empty 2.65 oz deodorant container

Instructions
Combine coconut and beeswax pellets in a heat proof glass bowl or glass measuring cup. Place bowl or measuring cup in a saucepan filled with an inch of water. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Stir in corn starch, baking soda and one vitamin E capsule. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Quickly pour mixture into an empty deodorant container. Wait for mixture to harden and cool completely before using.

Young Living has a full line of personal care products including shampoo and conditioners, bar soaps, toothpaste, bath and shower gels, skin care, deodorant and many other natural and healthy personal care products.

Young Living has several skin care products with frankincense and other essential oils.


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 harsh chemical 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 harsh chemicals, but added benefit of essential oils.

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