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NEW S OF T H E WORL D L EA DER IN ESS ENTIAL OI L S
Young Living’s equine ambassadors fulfill a 20-year dream
A MESSAGE FROM MARY GARY'S PERCHERONS BECOME WORLD CHAMPIONS
To My Young Living Family, The holiday season means different things to different people. It may be a time of celebration, fun, gifts, and both happy and sad memories as we reflect on the past year. We shower each other with perhaps too many gifts, attend the parties, and excitedly anticipate the new year. But what does this season really mean to each of us, and how does your heart respond? Gary and I have always been filled with gratitude for so much in our lives and the abundance that has come to us. We feel that gratitude is something we should express every day in our words and actions. Because we both grew up in humble circumstances— Gary in particular—it was always easy for us to feel grateful for what we had, including for our blessings of growing an opportunity. Gary gave everything to better mankind, and thousands are reaping the benefits of our tiny beginning that has grown into a global force for good. So many of us are experiencing a lifestyle of health and abundance, but with that comes a responsibility to show our gratitude by helping others in need, showing them a better way, and sharing Young Living. Gary always talked about what he wanted to see within Young Living from those experiencing abundance—and for many, a life they could never have imagined. I want to express my gratitude to our thousands of members who are doing exactly what we had hoped for with their abundance. Members everywhere are volunteering their time, skills, and financial means to help. I know if Gary were here, he would express those same feelings of deep gratitude to all of you. We continue to grow as a force of strength for the well-being of our fellowmen, and because of that, our abundance will continue to grow and more lives will be changed as people are given the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Remember, one of the rewards of gratitude is the joy of self-fulfillment available to those who honor their responsibility to help others in need. May God bless us all as we celebrate this holiday season and the new year, continuing to share our mission, our oils, and that with which we have been blessed with God’s children everywhere. With love and gratitude,
As with every other dream he chased in his life, Young Living Founder D. Gary Young found success through hard work, relentless passion, and brilliant partners. After 20 years of dreaming, Gary’s team of prized Percheron horses swept in three elite categories at the 17th World Percheron Congress in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 13. What started as a love for gentle yet powerful horses turned into a commitment to compete with the best. Jason Goodman, Young Living’s overall program and draft horse manager, understood how important the World Percheron Congress was to Gary. “These horses tie into Gary’s passion for quality—quality for products, quality for horses. Anything he did, he wanted it to be the best,” Jason said. The World Percheron Congress—held every four years and referred to as the Olympics of the Percheron world—awarded the Young Living Percherons the Premier Exhibitor and named them the best team overall. Connie’s Tradition, or “Ace” as the team lovingly refers to him, took second out of 750 horses in the Supreme Champion Class after he won the title of World Champion Gelding. Our team of mighty Percherons also took home the title of World Champion in the eight-horse hitch; the sixhorse hitch, the most competitive class in the draft horse industry; and the Unicorn, a three-horse hitch. The royal
HOPE FOR JUSTICE EXPANDS YL members support transformation at the Shine Career SchoolCareer School
Recently, survivors worked to tear down literal and figurative walls The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation is working to create a world where everyone has access to the resources and opportunities they need to become leaders in their own lives and positively change the world. Thanks to the generosity and support of our Young Living family, a group of members engaged in this empowering work during the Foundation’s recent service trip to Cambodia. PAG E 1
purple of Young Living shined on the horses’ wagon as they took their victory lap. As they compete in various shows, each horse in the Young Living team must perform at top levels under intense pressure. As our equine ambassadors, the Young Living Percherons represent a powerful message that highlights this company’s commitment to providing highquality products. The driver and horses thrive thanks to intense training, deep connection with their trainers, and Young Living essential oils. Tim Sparrow, Percheron show team manager and driver, was nearly speechless when asked how it felt to win; but just like Gary, he knew how they achieved this moment. Tim said, “Winning is the culmination of a lot of hard work.” Many dreams came true in October. Over the years Mark Harris, corporate pilot and VP of Global Farms, flew Gary to countless draft horse shows and worked with him to bring a team of Percherons to to this, the holy grail of Percheron competitions. Mark knows how proud Gary would be of this moment. Mary Young, co-founder and CEO, agrees. “For many years Gary dreamed of having his show horses entered in the World Percheron Congress. Every time he saw the horses perform, he would make that comment. His dream came true this year as Tim Sparrow took our hitches to the top when our teams took first place.” The Young Living Percheron team shows the dedication that Gary lent to every one of his passions and mirrors how hard work and unwavering pursuit made Young Living into a global leader of health, wellness, and abundance. Check out articles in Grow! and on Facebook for more details! At the 2018 International Grand Convention, members raised more than $1 million in support of Hope for Justice, an organization dedicated to ending modern slavery. This outpouring of support had a powerful impact, including the expansion of Hope for Justice’s Shine Career School in Cambodia, where rescued girls receive education and vocational training. The impact of this donation was made manifest during the Cambodia service trip, when Young Living members and students at the Shine Career School shared in an unforgettable moment. Members watched on as students took a sledgehammer to concrete, ultimately tearing down the wall that will become the gateway to the school’s new expansion. “It was such a beautiful moment for the girls, the staff, and the teachers. I felt like it was a wall of Jericho that they were breaking down, and there was almost like a promised land on the other side,” said Royal Crown Diamond April Pointer. The upgrade will create more space for yoga and exercise, an art room, and a library. It will also serve as a community center for past and current students. “There was a strong sense that through the shared experience of empowerment and moving forward, they
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GATHERING TO NURTURE THE SEEDS OF SUCCESS Take a look inside the first annual Global Farms Management Conference
This October the Skyrider Wilderness Ranch and Young Living Global Headquarters hosted representatives from our corporate-owned farms as they gathered for the first annual Global Farms Management Conference. Over four days attendees took a deep dive into global farms, as well as our Seed to Seal® quality commitment. They learned about scientific advancements in oil yield and harvest practices and received training from other Young Living teams, including the D. Gary Young Research Institute, Compliance, and Sourcing. They also developed plans for upcoming projects that will help make Young Living’s goals a reality. For a look inside the conference, we spoke with four attendees: Marc Lowe from Young Living’s Global Farms team; Nicolos Chong, farm manager from the Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery; Kevin Sagers, farm manager at the St. Maries Lavender Farm and Distillery; and Brett Packer, farm manager at the Highland Flats Tree Farm and Distillery. Q: How did the conference benefit Young Living and the attendees? Brett Packer: The farm conference was tremendously unifying. The support and appreciation from corporate were a huge morale boost and reinforced how important farms are to our unique culture at Young Living.
Kevin Sagers: We had the opportunity to share ideas with other farm managers and talk with our corporate team to learn more about how to keep producing the high-quality essential oils that are in demand. Q: Given the goals of our 5×5 Pledge, where are Young Living farms headed in the future? Marc Lowe: We are in a unique position to contribute to all five key goals in the 5×5 Pledge. We’re very excited about Young Living’s vision and are moving forward with ambitious goals to expand our global cultivation reach and enhance the member experience. Nicolos Chong: There are many things to do. We will implement solar panels for the distillery and reduce our waste. We will also have more farm visits, because the farm experience is a powerful tool to share our essential oil quality story. Brett Packer: We plan on expanding our farming operations this spring. We will be planting 130,000 new trees, and our goal is to plant 200,000 new trees per year by 2020. We’re excited to see how our global farms continue to grow from this unifying conference. Learn more about our farms at SeedtoSeal.com.
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ESSENTIALLY YOURS Your favorite YL stocking stuffers
STOCK YOUR SLEIGH WITH THE HOLIDAY CATALOG Check every gift off your list this holiday season
Whether you’re browsing for yourself or searching for goodies for loved ones, the 2018 Holiday Catalog covers all your bases. With essential oils, beauty bundles, nutritious treats, and wellness support, it has something for everyone on your list! Essential Enthusiasts It wouldn’t be a Young Living holiday without the aromas that bring us joy. Fill every room in your home with the scents of the season! Festive Foodies Know any creative cooks who are looking to celebrate with wholesome nutrition? Let little and big chefs shine in the kitchen with comfort food and holiday favorites. Wellness Warriors Give your gym buddies the support they crave! They’ll love that you’re their biggest cheerleader for whole-body wellness during the season of sweets and treats.
Holiday Hosts When you’re invited to travel over the river and through the woods, don’t arrive emptyhanded! Show up to every holiday party with delicious goodies for the host. Bright Beauties Stuff every stocking with gorgeous makeup to ring in the new year! High-quality, naturally derived Savvy Minerals by Young Living® products in beautiful colors will make everyone jump for joy. Joyful Juniors Give your little ones the gift of wellness and happiness all season long; their giggles and smiles will be the center of your holiday gatherings! Four-Legged Friends There’s room for every good cat and dog on the nice list. Keep pets a part of family fun and pamper them with treats and toys! Generous Givers Give back in the name of someone who loves to serve! Embrace the season of giving and empower individuals in underserved communities with the help of The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation. Browse these bundles at bit.ly/YLHolidayCatalog2018. PAG E 2
Here are some of your responses from last month’s question: “What’s your favorite YL stocking stuffer?” “Young Living roll-on essential oils are my go-to gift for the holidays. They’re easily accessible, ready to use, and require no additional supplies, making them perfect stocking stuffers for friends and family. I love using Stress Away™ and Tranquil™ Roll-On for my morning and nightly routines.” —Lauryn V. "I love the oils: Peppermint, Lavender, and Lemon essential oil. I refer to them as my ‘Swiss Army knife’ oils because they have many uses. Their bright, uplifting aromas are great for diffusing, and their Vitality™ counterparts make flavorful additions to my recipes." —Amy T. "I slip Shutran® Shave Cream into my husband’s stocking every year because he grows his beard out for NoShave November. He likes the way the cream gives him a fresh face for the new year and cannot get enough of the masculine fragrance!" —Jocelyn R. "Coconut-Lime Replenishing Body Butter always finds a way into my family’s stockings. It’s super rich and luxurious, and the fruity, tropical scent is a great pick-me-up during these chilly months." —Anne S.
ROYAL CROWN DIAMONDS Alyssa & Troy Francis (USA) Annie & Chris Hauser (USA) April & Jay Pointer (USA) Brenda & Scott Schuler (USA) Carla & Bill Green (CAN) Carol & Ben Howden (CAN) Carol Yeh-Garner & Scott Garner (USA) Casey Wiegand (USA) Chérie Ross (USA) Christa & Jason Smith (USA) Connie Marie McDanel (USA) Courtney & John Critz (USA) Debra Raybern (USA) Dr. Marcella Vonn Harting & Jim Harting (USA) Frances Fuller (SGP) Franciela Madrid & Juan Álberto Arevalo (MEX) Gregg & Carol Johnson (USA) Heather & John Brock (USA)
Jeanmarie Hepworth (USA) Jeremiah & Monique McLean (USA) Joanne Kan & Eric Yang (HKG) Jodie Meschuk (USA) Jordan & Doug Schrandt (USA) Justin & Joanna Malone (USA) Kathy Farmer & Mark McCaskill (USA) Lindsay Teague Moreno & Michael Moreno (USA) Lindsey & Evan Gremont (USA) Madison & Tyler Vining (USA) Mark & Melissa Koehler (USA) Max & Karen Hopkins (USA) Myra & Ernie Yarbrough (USA) Sera & Darren Johnson (USA) Vicki Opfer & Chris Opfer (USA) Vivian Wan & Alan Chik (HKG) Wendy Renee Mercure (USA) Zach & Kari Lewis (USA)
Abel & Amanda O’Brennan (CAN) Adrianne & Jeremy Lentine (USA) Allissa Davis (USA) Amanda Gregory (USA) Amanda & Gabe Uribe (USA) Amber Hauser (USA) Ana Karina Cardenas (USA) Andrea Lahman (USA) Anita Hartono & Johannes Rusli (IDN) Anna Wight (USA) Anna-Maya Powell (USA) Anni & Dave Dayan (USA) Annie Chan (MYS) Antje Lüdemann (DEU) April & Charles Mier (USA) Ashley & Tyler Compton (USA) Ashley Diette (USA) Bethany Shipley (USA) Betty Chu (HKG) Brittany Bollard (USA) Brittin Prior (USA) Callie & Jeremy Shepherd (USA) Candace & Jimmie Hoke (USA) Carrie & Michael McVige (USA) Carrie & William Liebich (USA) Catherine Rott (USA) Celeste McLean (USA) Chelle Carter (USA) Chelsea & Jamie Flaman (CAN) Chelsea Young (USA) Christi Collins (USA) Christie Mohamed (USA) Christina & Tim Adam (USA) Claudia Dosamantes (USA) Codie-Lyn & William Kahler (USA) Colin & Taylor Quigg (USA) Corinne Delis (NLD) Crystal & Larry Hoskins (USA) Crystal & Verick Burchfield (USA) Cynthia Haggerton (USA) Dallas Harting (USA)
Dan Keskey (USA) Danette & Jim Goodyear (USA) Danielle & Michael Keen (USA) David & Lee Stewart (USA) David & Star Moree (USA) Debbie & Daniel Erickson (USA) Denise Easthon (USA) Deny Sentosa (SGP) Donna Grace (USA) Dr. Olivier Wenker & Ellen Wenker (USA) Dr. Pat McLean (USA) Dr. Thomas & Evangeline Reed (USA) Edie Wadsworth (USA) Evariny Andriana (IDN) Evon & David McDonald (USA) Frankie Ellis (USA) Gailann Greene (USA) Gretchen King-Ann (HKG) Harada, Hitomi (JPN) Heidi & Kevin Hovan (USA) Heiko & Bronwyn Deiter (USA) Irela Balderrama Hernandez (MEX) James Niederland (USA) Janell & Derek Vonigas (USA) Janie Leek (USA) Jeanna Lichtenberger (USA) Jeffrey Lewis (USA) Jennie & Mohan Radhakrishnan (USA) Jennifer & Ryan McManus (USA) Jessica Garvin (USA) Jihan Thomas (USA) Jill Sager (USA) Jodi & Brian McKenna (USA) John Wong (SGP) Jonathan & Laura Hopkins (USA) Joshua & Paige Williams (USA) Judy De La Rosa (USA) Julieta De La Garza Galván (MEX) Kai Tan (SGP) Kami & Kevin Bear (USA) Kara & Andrew Cozier (USA)
Adam & Vanessa Green (CAN) Aditya Nowotny (DEU) Alan & Linda Simpson (AUS) Anita U. Barbara Ochsenhofer (AUT) Artemis (AUS) Becky & Jonathan Webb (USA) Danielle Burkleo (USA) Darlene & Matt Weir (USA) Diane Mora (USA) Dr. Sharnael Wolverton (USA) Echo & Danny Hill (USA) Erin & Bronce Rodgers (USA) Fiona Lui (HKG) Gabriele Hauser & Markus Idl (AUT) Gordon & Corie DeVries (USA) Hailey & Jeremy Aliff (USA) James & Stacy McDonald (USA) Jami Nato (USA) Jen & Adaryll Jordan (USA)
Karen Douglas (USA) Karen Vavrick (USA) Kari Friedman (USA) Karlie & Matthew Holtby (CAN) Kate Kowalczyk (USA) Kathleen & Matthew Harvey (USA) Katie & Joe Giordano (USA) Katie Ganger (USA) Kelli & Les Wright (USA) Kelli Fras (USA) Kelowna & Paul Giuliano (USA) Kim & Booker Edwards (USA) Kimberly & Ryan Prather (USA) Kirk & Britta Dimler (USA) Kristen Critz (USA) Kristi Currier (USA) Kristy & Jake Dempsey (USA) Kylie & Glenn Bryant (AUS) Lauren & Nat Bretz (USA) Lauren Crews Dow (USA) Lindsey & Casey Leif (USA) Lisa Blackstock (CAN) Logan Randazzo (USA) Lorna Marsolf (USA) Maggie Tong & Hill Ngan (HKG) Maria Rosario De Castro Alegre (PHL) Marinee Yuprapan (IDN) Mark & Angela Meredith (USA) Marlo Bontempo (USA) Mary & Matthew Salentine (USA) Mary Buck (USA) Mary Hardy (USA) Marystarr & Jay Carter (USA) Megan & Thomas Burns (USA) Melissa & Clayton Sanches (USA) Melissa & Ryan Renno (USA) Melvin & Lois Peachey (USA) Nancy & Dick Weber (USA) Nancy Knittle (USA) Nancy Sanderson (USA) Nicki Ham (USA)
RECOGNITION RETREAT QUALIFIERS
Jessica & Nathan Petty (USA) Jessica Gianelloni (USA) Jilene & Duane Hay (CAN) Jill & James Young (USA) Kathy Kouwe (USA) Katie & Zach Harris (USA) Keith & Emily Anderson (USA) Korbut Wong (HKG) Melissa & Wayne Poepping (USA) Nanette & Ward Symes (USA) Nicole Barczak (USA) Sabina Mary Devita, Edd (CAN) Sandi & Kyler Boudreau (USA) Stacie & Todd Malkus (USA) Teresa Valmonte (USA) Teri Secrest (USA) Ulrike & Vijay Churfuerst Hanzal (AUT) Yonie Bonawi (SGP)
Nicole & Kade Martin (USA) Nicole Neesby (USA) Norhidawati Abdul Aziz (MYS) Patricia Gwee (SGP) Rachel & Ryan Holland (USA) Rachel Jamiro (PHL) Rainbow Forever Trust (USA) Reagan & Danny Jewitt (CAN) Rhonda & Frank Favano (USA) Robert & Alina Rinato (USA) Ryan & Ashley Mckenney (USA) Sam & Lesley Graham (USA) Sara & Justin Wallace (USA) Sarah & John Harnisch (USA) Sarah Lee (USA) Sha-Faun Enterprises, Shauna Dastrup (USA) Shannon Garay (USA) Shelby & Steven Nowak (USA) Shelby & Tyler Paulk (USA) Shellie & Brian Garrett (USA) Sherry LaMarche (USA) Skyla & Brian Mann (USA) Stacie Hartzler (USA) Stacy McQuade (USA) Sum Sum Yip & Samson Cheung (HKG) Summer Davis (USA) Susan Heid (USA) Susana Armstrong (USA) Tammy & Eric Walton (USA) Tara Ludwig & Philip Ludwig (CAN) Teresa & David Gingles (USA) Terry & Ladonna Beals (USA) Teryn Robinson (USA) Tracey Black Nielson & Trevor Nielson (USA) Tricia Gilchrist (USA) Vanessa Romero & Tom Nikkola (USA) Wynne & Stephen Elder (USA) Yvonne Litza (USA)
R A N K A DVA N C E M E N T S
Please visit bit.ly/YLRankAdv for a complete list of all rank advancements. R E T R E AT QUA L I F I E R S
Our recognition retreats immerse our members in an unforgettable Young Living adventure. Members who consistently strive and achieve Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Diamond—for at least three consecutive months—are rewarded with a trip to one of our ﬂagship farms, where they experience portions of the Seed to Seal process firsthand in addition to dynamic leadership development. P L AT I NU M R E T R E AT S I LV E R R E T R E A T DI A M O N D R E T R E AT Please visit bit.ly/YLDiamonds for Diamond Retreat qualifiers.
Abigail Green (USA) Ada Chan (HKG) Ong Yan Ling (MYS) Patricia Valdes (MEX)
G OL D R E T R E AT Aubrey Kinch (USA) Audrey Baker (USA) Charly Faulkner (USA) Danielle Hampton (USA) Doris Mae Chan Golangco (PHL) Freddy Huskens (BEL) Gloria Torres Vega (MEX) Golda Valenzona Divinagracia (PHL) Grace Garcia Anore (PHL) Jessica Moreno Espinoza (MEX) Jill Clickner (USA)
July Urdiales Salazar (MEX) Karla Calderon Orozco (MEX) Kayla Kozelek (USA) Nora-Sophie Hanika (DEU) Nurul Munddiah Binti Che Dahalan (MYS) Sarah Johnson (USA) Susan Szabo (USA) Tamara Ann Harrington (USA) Tammy Gallant (CAN)
Please visit bit.ly/YLRetreats for a complete list of retreat qualifiers and to get full details and information about each retreat.
Alaine Owens (USA) Alejandra Martinez Peña (MEX) Alex Bawden (AUS) Alison Chan (HKG) Amanda Medlock (USA) Amanda Williams (USA) Amy Marie Bonython (AUS) Amy Norvell (USA) Amy Suzanne Updike (USA) Ana Carvajal Araujo (MEX) Ana Celina Peñuelas Rojo (MEX) Aneta Acsente (USA) Antonette Trinidad Mercado Borabo (PHL) April Ashton (AUS) April Kraus (USA) Araceli Swanson Davalos (MEX) Ariel Axsom (USA) Azreen Wahid (MYS) Bang Ai Lim (MYS) Bethani Brooke Baisden (USA) Brenda Marie Tan (PHL) Brooke Lee Serio (USA)
Brooke Yarbrough (USA) Carie Schmidt (USA) Carissa Davis (USA) Carissa Youtz (USA) Carla Whitfield (USA) Carmel Ietto (AUS) Chang Erlina (IDN) Charlotte Amber Louise Owen (AUS) Choon Seak Quah (MYS) Christi Traster (USA) Christine Singayan (PHL) Corina & Nicholas Jackson (CAN) Cornelia Dume (CAN) Danielle Alburtus (USA) Dewi Budiyanti (IDN) Elide Roberti (CAN) Elizabeth Cortez Capetillo (MEX) Emma Curulli (AUS) Eveline Suryaatmadja (IDN) Felicia Sok Yen Yeo (MYS) Fenny Hadi (IDN) Grace Tanti Putri (IDN) Hannah Baglia (USA) PAG E 3
Hooi Goh (MYS) Hope Slegers (USA) Inna Goleta (USA) Izreen Marleeza Binti Mansoor (MYS) Jacob A St. John (USA) Jacquelyn Elizabeth Goldstein (USA) Jeanne & Paul Webber (USA) Jeannine Burton (USA) Jennifer Bostic (USA) Jennifer Erhart (USA) Jessica Setiabudi (IDN) Jordyn Swingle (USA) Judith Corasaniti (USA) Kamada, Kiyomi (JPN) Kamil Jasinski (USA) Karla De La Herran Aispuro (MEX) Karla Marcela Molano Galvan (MEX) Kate Atwell (USA) Kelsey Hammitt (USA) Kenia Rocio Acosta Vazquez (MEX) Koei Lin Wong (HKG) Lady Anne (IDN) Laura Hwee Meng Gan (MYS)
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YOUNG LIVING PHILIPPINES AND COLOMBIA Region Update
Christmas Spirit™ essential oil blend combines hints of Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Black Spruce to make your holiday season one of aromatic joy. Whether you’re decorating the tree with family or inviting friends over to enjoy the warmth of company and spiced drinks, try out some of these Christmas Spirit holiday ideas! • Festive trees are a staple during this season. As you decorate, sprinkle a few drops of Christmas Spirit essential oil blend on your Christmas tree skirt or holiday garland. The nostalgic aroma, with its subtle hints of Black Spruce and Cinnamon Bark, will keep guests and family recalling treasured holiday memories all evening long. • If you’re like us, you don’t go a day without diffusing. Bring out the best scents in your home by combining Christmas Spirit with a few drops of Orange essential oil in your diffuser. Let the brightness of citrus round out the Cinnamon Bark and Black Spruce for a burst of holiday warmth in the air that no one will be able to resist.
Bring on the gift giving! ‘Tis the season of sharing all your favorite things, and what better gifts to give than ones straight from the heart made with Christmas Spirit? Share the scents of the season with DIY scented pine cones or sachets. Create custom bath bombs for a luxurious bath experience that will have friends and family relaxing their tensions away. • For an extra-indulgent experience this holiday season, add ½ cup of your favorite shampoo to a glass bottle, then add 20 drops of Christmas Spirit essential oil blend. The next time this festive blend washes through your hair, you’ll be ready to tackle any seasonal stress! Interested in learning more about YL essential oils and some of the different ways you can use them to celebrate the holidays? Check out the Young Living blog, The Lavender Life at YoungLiving.com/blog. You’ll find DIYs for bath bombs, bubble bars, and many more delightful holiday gift ideas!
NEW YOUNG LIVING OPENINGS We’re celebrating in Manila and Bogota On the heels of announcing our partnership with the beautiful Happy Pili Tree Farm in the Bicol region of the Philippines, we also opened a beautiful new office in the Philippines on November 9 and 10! This office will bring exciting opportunities for members and visitors alike to learn about our quality products. Because this new office will not change the enrollment and ordering experience, members will continue to order exclusively as Not for Resale (NFR). More information is on its way, so stay tuned! If you’re looking for a way to join the excitement and show your support, check out November posts about the event on Young Living’s social media. You can also diffuse a blend that includes Elemi essential oil—the oil cultivated and distilled at the Happy Pili Tree Farm! November 20 also saw the opening of Colombia, with a special Founders Meeting held in Bogota. Young Living executives were in attendance, and the meeting included a special product offering for members in Colombia to support their efforts in developing their businesses. The opening of both Colombia and an office in the Philippines offers a unique opportunity for local members in these countries to join us in continuing to build the successful story of Young Living together! We’re so excited to support these amazing countries. It’s one more step toward our 5x5 Pledge goal of bringing Young Living products into 5 million new homes over the next five years! Visit YoungLiving.com/5x5 to learn more!
FINCA VICTORIA FARM Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer, food photographer, and real food lover behind GourmandeInTheKitchen.com. There you'll find a collection of recipes that celebrate your inner gourmand with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are free from gluten, refined sugar, and processed ingredients. The recipes on Gourmande in the Kitchen are fast and fresh with a focus on quality ingredients and minimal preparation that let the natural flavors of the food shine because you don't need a lot of time or a long list of ingredients to make good-for-you, satisfying, and delicious food if you start with the best ingredients possible.
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PEPPERMINT HOT COCOA COOKIES INGREDIENTS 4.5 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 1
tablespoon coconut oil
cup coconut sugar
large egg A pinch of fine sea salt
tablespoons natural (non-alkaline) cocoa powder
teaspoon baking soda
scoop Pure Protein Complete™, Chocolate Deluxe
drops Peppermint Vitality™ essential oil
INSTRUCTIONS Makes 12 cookies • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a heat-proof glass bowl set over a small saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir with a spatula until fully melted. Remove from heat and set aside until the mixture is cool enough to handle. • Combine the egg and coconut sugar in a medium bowl and beat the mixture with a handheld mixer until it thickens, lightens in color, and increases in volume. • Sift in the cocoa powder, baking soda, and Pure Protein Complete. Gently whisk until combined. Fold in the cooled melted chocolate mixture. • Chill the batter in the fridge until it’s thick enough to scoop, about 10 minutes. • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the batter about 1½ inches apart onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. • Bake until the cookies begin to crack on top, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Our extended family of partner farms continues to grow! We are pleased to partner with the beautiful Finca Victoria Farm, located in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. The Finca Victoria Farm will provide Young Living with Lime and Grapefruit essential oils, which will be extracted from citrus grown on more than 2,400 acres of sunny farmland. Because the Finca Victoria Farm is also a cold-press facility, the Lime and Grapefruit oils will be extracted on site from fresh citrus rinds. The farm is also a zero-waste facility, which means that the remaining juice, pulp, and rinds are all put to good use after the oils are extracted. Because Young Living has pledged to bring all our operations to zero-waste status by 2024, this is one of the reasons why we chose to partner with the Finca Victoria Farm. In addition to all this, the farm also meets our high standards and adheres to our Seed to Seal® quality commitment. The seeds are non-GMO, and the farm works to ensure soil health by strategically testing soil nutrition at just the right time. The Finca Victoria Farm also practices fair-trade principles, which is important to the Standards pillar of our Seed to Seal commitment. The employment provided by the farm and processing facility supports the rural communities around Ciudad Victoria, producing opportunities with every seed and every drop of oil. We are thrilled to welcome this beautiful farm into our global family—and we know you’ll love every drop of oil that comes from this farm into your home. For more information about this new partner farm, visit SeedtoSeal.com.
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