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A MESSAGE FROM MARY Hello, My Friends, May was truly historic. Thousands of people watched on the internet, along with all those attending, as Jacob, Josef, and I, with the executive staff, cut the ribbon for the new Young Living Global Headquarters, which has been under construction for the past two years. Twenty-five years ago, Gary started talking about the new building he was designing, but every year he said we needed the money for the farms. However, about five years ago, I could tell he was getting closer. Kevin Scholz, the architect, understood Gary’s vision and took Gary’s design that had been evolving for so many years and created this absolutely magnificent building—an architectural work of art. The idea of moving was overwhelming to many of us, but it was also a great opportunity to sort of “clean house.” I love throwing out useless stuff, and as I went through papers that had been in drawers for years, I was thrilled to make some discoveries of a historical nature, which will make everyone chuckle when they see them in the Young Living museum at this beautiful new building. The International Grand Convention is going to be dynamite, with a lot of surprises. New products and the launch of old products in a most unusual way are “over the top,” and we in the office are very excited—and that’s all I’m going to say about that. Come join in the celebration of Young Living’s 25 years as the world leader in essential oils. See you there,

YOUNG LIVING PROVIDES GRANT FOR NEW TRANSPORTATION FOR PARTNER FARM New transportation is more efficient and comfortable

The Finca Victoria Farm in Mexico prides itself on its commitment to its employees and the environment. That’s why last year, the farm applied to Young Living’s partner farm grant program to purchase a new bus to help its employees get to work at the farm’s remote location. Finca Victoria has been providing transportation for its employees for almost 20 years, but the bus wasn’t keeping up in terms of efficiency, comfort, and reliability. While Finca Victoria employees can take a public bus or drive themselves, these options create an additional financial burden for employees. Nearly 68 percent of employees used the old company bus to get to and from work, which meant that breakdowns were a particularly complicated problem for day-to-day operations. Additionally, the lack of air conditioning wasn’t ideal for traveling in Mexico’s climate. On average the bus traveled 360 kilometers (223 miles) every working day, so boosting gas mileage and emissions efficiency was vitally important. With a new bus, the Finca Victoria Farm could make a real difference for its employees and the planet.

YOUNG LIVING STAFF SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES Embracing the spirit of service on Earth Day

“Our employees sincerely desire to create positive impact in their local communities.” —Jared Turner, President and COO

Young Living saw the impact a new bus would make for the farm and the clear connection to our 5×5 Pledge. By providing grant money, we could help the Finca Victoria Farm buy a much better bus. Finca Victoria’s new bus has: • Better gas mileage • Lower carbon emissions • Improved reliability • Eight additional seats • Improved suspension Dali Rubi Garza Rodriguez, an employee at the farm, said: “It is an advantage to have this transportation because we can arrive here in a timely way. It is also a great help in the economic sense…otherwise, we’d need to pay more to arrive here because it’s a little far from our homes. It’s more comfortable, it has air conditioning, it’s more spacious, and it’s safer.” Our commitment to making the planet a better place is something we take seriously, whether we’re creating an eco-friendly, employee-friendly Global Headquarters or providing efficient and comfortable transportation for a partner farm. As often noted by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young, we do things “for a purpose, not a profit.”

Young Living takes its dedication to community and social responsibility seriously, which is why on Earth Day, April 22, approximately 2,000 Young Living employees headed out into their communities to give back on the first annual Employee Service Day. “Young Living employees take their stewardship of the earth very seriously,” explained Young Living President and Chief Operating Officer Jared Turner. “Our new Employee Service Day is the result of ideas cultivated by our corporate team, supported by our members, and spearheaded by Human Resources and The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation.” Employees had the opportunity to choose from over 30 service projects, organized through close collaboration with local non-profit organizations. From cleaning up trash from public parks, trails, and highways to pulling weeds and planting flowers, shrubs, and trees, Young Living staff were eager to spend the day outside making a difference. “I am so grateful to work for a company that cares about the environment and our local communities,” said Corynn Benoit, Young Living’s manager of corporate and community relations. “Employee Service Day was an incredible opportunity to give back to the communities where we live and work and gives true meaning to Young Living’s 5×5 Pledge.” One group of employees, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and the city of Lehi, Utah, planted 40 trees in North Lake Park, which will create a lush canopy that park users can enjoy for years to come. Volunteers

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Continued from page 1 who served in the many canyons surrounding the Salt Lake valley pulled thousands of pounds of myrtle spurge, a noxious and invasive weed, while others collected hundreds of pounds of trash from parks, neighborhoods, and adopted highways. Young Living employees weren’t the only ones excited about the opportunity to serve, as Ann Shumway from Camp Jeremiah Johnson explained. “I’ve never seen a group work so hard and get so much accomplished. We were able to complete projects that have needed to be done for years. I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful we are for the service!” Employee Service Day is just one of the many steps Young Living is taking to be stewards of the earth and create lasting change for communities and families across the globe. To learn more about our commitment to making a difference, visit YoungLiving.com/5x5.


Please welcome (top, L-R) Carla Marco, Carla Molina, Carlos Lopez Ortega, Kemble Morgan, Sandile Makasi, (bottom, L-R) Sarah Bjorgaard, Travis Miller, Michael Green, Wayne Moorehead, and Irvin Bishop Jr. II. Join us in congratulating members of Young Living’s leadership team in their new roles. We’ve hired incredible new talent and promoted some of our most-trusted leaders to new positions to ensure that Young Living continues to flourish in line with our 5×5 Pledge goals. The new members of our global leadership team will be guiding Young Living to success in markets all around the world, from South Korea to South Africa. The global leadership team welcomes: • Carla Marco: General Manager, Brazil • Carla Molina: Country Manager, Costa Rica • Carlos Lopez Ortega: Country Manager, Colombia • Kemble Morgan: Country Manager, South Africa • Sandile Makasi: Assistant Country Manager, South Africa • Sarah Bjorgaard: General Manager, U.S. Market • Travis Miller: Country Manager, Ecuador In addition to adding new members to our global leadership team, we are also

adding even more world-class talent to our executive team. Michael Green is Young Living’s new chief information officer. His previous work for Plexus Worldwide, Melaleuca Inc., and USANA has made him the best person to lead Young Living into a new era of unprecedented global growth and technological progress. Wayne Moorehead is taking on the position of executive vice president of Marketing, where he’ll apply his extensive branding experience from working with Johnson & Johnson, Fender, Whole Foods, and Intel to help propel Young Living to new heights. Finally, we welcome Irvin Bishop Jr. II to the role of executive vice president of Digital and Strategic Planning. With more and more business occurring online, Irvin’s experience planning digital strategies for organizations that include Coca-Cola, the World Cup, and the Olympics will help Young Living reach an unprecedented level of success. With this amazing crop of talent joining our leadership team, we expect nothing but thriving success for Young Living’s future!

HEAR FROM YOU! Answers will be selected to appear in an upcoming edition of The Essential Edge.*

WHEN DID YOU REALIZE YOU WERE OBSESSED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS? Send your answers to essentialedge@youngliving.com *Answers will be screened, reviewed, and edited for clarity and compliance.

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Have you earned points for Dream 1000? You can still dream big and build your business even bigger! Act fast—the promotion ends July 31. With Dream 1000 you can achieve great things, no matter your rank. In fact, within the first month of Dream 1000, more than half of the members in the top 100 were Star, Senior Star, or Executive rank. Reaching big goals yields impressive rewards. Check out our exciting prizes: • Earn 20 points and receive 5 ml bottles of Blue Tansy, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and Harmony™ essential oils with a custom wood case that holds nine bottles. • Earn 30 points and get a 5 ml Rose essential oil. • Earn 40 points and take home five additional luxury oils: Jasmine, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™, Frankincense, Melissa, and an exclusive oil that hasn’t been released. The prizes don’t stop there. If you make your way to the top 1,000 at the end of the promotional period, you’ll earn even bigger rewards: • Receive a free year of online product training from Dr. Lindsey Elmore, plus

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“Mastrante is one lesser-known essential oil I think everyone should try. I love the smell. I diffuse it when I need to relax and plan to try it topically soon!” —Nicole H. “I recently discovered my new favorite oil, Dorado Azul™. I love diffusing it or diluting it with V-6™ and massaging it on my son’s chest and back.” —Amanda W. “A drop or two of Marjoram Vitality™ is my new go-to for soups with an ingredients list that includes lots of vegetables. It also adds a nice flavor to pinto, white, and kidney bean dishes, and I often use it with or in place of oregano.” —Debra D. “As much as I am fond of the blends, Rosemary is a favorite of mine. It’s super versatile with a refreshing aroma. I like to apply it to my neck and lower back when traveling or sitting for an extended period. Rosemary essential oil also makes a thoughtful gift for friends and family.” —Heike A. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



MARCH 2019

ROYAL CROWN DIAMONDS Alyssa & Troy Francis (USA) Annie & Chris Hauser (USA) April & Jay Pointer (USA) Brenda & Scott Schuler (USA) Carol & Ben Howden (CAN) Carol Yeh-Garner & Scott Garner (USA) Casey Wiegand (USA) Chérie Ross (USA) Christa & Jason Smith (USA) Courtney & John Critz (USA)

Debra Raybern (USA) Dr. Marcella Vonn Harting & Jim Harting (USA) Erin & Bronce Rodgers (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)

CROWN DIAMONDS Adam & Vanessa Green (CAN) Aditya Nowotny (DEU) Artemis (AUS) Carla & Bill Green (CAN) Connie Marie McDanel (USA) Danielle Burkleo (USA) Darlene & Matt Weir (USA) Diane Mora (USA) Dr. Thomas & Evangeline Reed (USA)

Echo & Danny Hill (USA) Gabriele Hauser & Markus Idl (AUT) Gordon & Corie DeVries (USA) Gretchen King-Ann (HKG) Hailey & Jeremy Aliff (USA) James & Stacy McDonald (USA) Jami & Mark Nato (USA) Jen & Adaryll Jordan (USA) Jessica & Nathan Petty (USA)

Jessica Gianelloni (USA) Jilene & Duane Hay (CAN) Jill & James Young (USA) Kari Friedman (USA) Kathy Kouwe (USA) Katie & Zach Harris (USA) Keith & Emily Anderson (USA) Korbut Wong (HKG) Lauren Bretz (USA)

Maggie Tong & Hill Ngan (HKG) Melissa & Wayne Poepping (USA) Nicole Barczak (USA) Norhidawati Abdul Aziz (MYS) Sabina Mary DeVita, Edd (CAN) Sandi & Kyler Boudreau (USA) Stacie & Todd Malkus (USA) Teri Secrest (USA) Ulrike & Vijay Churfuerst Hanzal (AUT)

Adrianne & Jeremy Lentine (USA) Alan & Linda Simpson (AUS) Alejandra Pompa Chavez (MEX) Alina & Robert Rinato (USA) Allissa Davis (USA) Amanda Gregory (USA) Amanda & Gabe Uribe (USA) Amber Hauser (USA) Ana Karina Cardenas (USA) Andrea Lahman (USA) Anita U. Barbara Ochsenhofer (AUT) Anna & Michael Wight (USA) Anni & Dave Dayan (USA) Ashley & Tyler Compton (USA) Becky & Jonathan Webb (USA) Beth Whicker (USA) Bethany Shipley (USA) Betty Chu (HKG) Brittany Bollard (USA) Callie & Jeremy Shepherd (USA) Carrie & Michael McVige (USA) Carrie & William Liebich (USA) Casey & Tyler Zaruba (USA) Catherine Rott (USA) Celeste McLean (USA) Chelsea & Jamie Flaman (CAN) Chelsea M. Humphreys (USA) Chelsea Young (USA) Christie Mohamed (USA) Codie-Lyn & William Kahler (USA) Colin & Taylor Quigg (USA) Crystal & Larry Hoskins (USA) Crystal & Verick Burchfield (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 Lewis (USA) Deny Sentosa (SGP) Donna Grace (USA) Dr. Olivier & Ellen Wenker (USA) Dr. Pat McLean (USA) Dr. Sharnael Wolverton (USA) Drs. Jim Bob & Cindy Haggerton (USA) Edie Wadsworth (USA) Evariny Andriana (IDN) Fiona Lui (HKG) Florin & Simona Roman (USA) Frankie-Gene Ellis & Lucas Ellis (USA) Gailann Greene (USA) Heiko & Bronwyn Deiter (USA) Hitomi Harada (JPN) Irela Balderrama Hernandez (MEX) James Niederland (USA) Janell & Derek Vonigas (USA) Janelle & Barry Chambers (USA) Janie Leek (USA) Jeanna & James 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 (MEX) Kai Tan (SGP) Kara & Andrew Cozier (USA) Karen Douglas (USA)

Karen Vavrick (USA) Karlie & Matthew Holtby (CAN) Kate Kowalczyk (USA) Kathleen & Matthew Harvey (USA) Katie & Joe Giordano (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) Lauren Crews Dow (USA) Leah & Brian Rockwell (USA) Lindsey & Casey Leif (USA) Lisa Blackstock (CAN) Logan & Brian Randazzo (USA) Marinee Yuprapan (IDN) Mark & Angela Meredith (USA) Marlo Bontempo (USA) Mary & Matthew Salentine (USA) Mary Buck (USA) Mary Hardy (USA) Mary Starr & Jay Carter (USA) Megan & Thomas Burns (USA) Melissa & Clayton Sanches (USA) Melissa & Ryan Renno (USA) Melissa Stoltzfus (USA) Melvin & Lois Peachey (USA) Midori Lin (TWN) Nancy Sanderson (USA) Nanette & Ward Symes (USA) Nicki Ham (USA) Nicole & Kade Martin (USA) Nicole Neesby (USA) Patricia Gwee (SGP)

Rachel & Ryan Holland (USA) Rachel Jamiro (PHL) Rainbow Forever Trust (USA) Rhonda & Frank Favano (USA) Robert & Alina Rinato (USA) Ryan & Ashley McKenney (USA) Sam & Lesley Graham (USA) Sara & Justin Wallace (USA) Sara Jo Poff (USA) Sarah & John Harnisch (USA) Sarah Lee (USA) Scott & Tricia Gilchrist (USA) Sha-Faun Enterprises, Shauna Dastrup (USA) Shannon & Brandon Garay (USA) Shannon Hudgens (USA) Shelby & Steven Nowak (USA) Shelby & Tyler Paulk (USA) Shellie & Brian Garrett (USA) Sherry LaMarche (USA) Sonya Swan (USA) Stacie Hartzler (USA) Stacy McQuade (USA) Stephanie Moram & JP Paradis (CAN) Sum Sum Yip & Samson Cheung (HKG) Summer Davis (USA) Susan Heid (USA) Susana Armstrong (USA) Teresa & David Gingles (USA) Teresa Valmonte (USA) Terry & Ladonna Beals (USA) Teryn & Alvin Robinson (USA) Tracey Black Nielson & Trevor Nielson (USA) Vanessa Romero & Tom Nikkola (USA) Wynne & Stephen Elder (USA) Yonie Bonawi (SGP) Yvonne Litza (USA)


DIAMOND R E T R E AT Please visit bit.ly/YLretreats for a complete list of retreat qualifiers and to get full details and information about each retreat.

P L AT I NU M R E T R E AT Agnes Eka Febrianti (IDN) Aubrey Kinch (USA) Danielle Hampton (USA) Irfan Muhammad (IDN) Nora Martinez Corona (MEX)

GOLD R E T R E AT Adrian Oprea (ROU) Alejandro T (MEX) Aliya Rinaldi (USA) Amanda Watters (USA) Angelika Eckhardt (DEU) Ariel Belzer (USA) Ayudya Ghita Pratiwi (IDN) Billie Basler (USA) Citra Lidya Furi (IDN) Corina Jackson (CAN) Cyrene Kong (AUS) Dilworth Lacey (USA) Endang Anggit Catur (IDN) Fenita Jayanti (IDN) Florin Moise (ROU) Gema Garcia (ESP) Intan Zaihana Hamidin (MYS) Janeth De La Garza Galvan (MEX)

Please visit bit.ly/YLrankadv for a complete list of all rank advancements.

Kate Atwell (USA) Kiersten Jackson (USA) Sharifah Munirah Syed Abu Bakar (MYS) Verna Smoker (USA) Verónica Maria Ibarra Peart (MEX)

S I LV E R R E T R E AT A Bie (IDN) Aishah Hassan (MYS) Alicia Enquist (USA) Alisha Wood (USA) Amber Scott (USA) Amy Turner (USA) Ana Ramirez (USA) Anca Borsan (ROU) Angelique Zamora (USA) Anita Pfeiffer (AUT) Anna Egger (USA)

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® quality commitment firsthand in addition to dynamic leadership development. Arianna Saavedra Almaguer (USA) Ariel Kurtz (USA) Armanus Noor Azureen (MYS) Ashley Shea (USA) Bahyah Yahya (MYS) Beth Anne Starr Young (USA) Betsy Finn (USA) Betty Anne Rudachyk (CAN) Brian Eugene Recker (USA) Brian Joy (USA) Brittany Michelle Jarboe (USA) Carrie Or Smith (USA) Carrillo Gabriela (MEX) Charlett Albert (USA) Chelsea Doughty (USA) PAG E 3

Christopher Sirven (USA) Chua Chen Peng Miles (SGP) Cindi Browne (USA) Claire N. Hood (USA) Courtney Spena (USA) Cristina Kimpay-Sabas (CAN) Crowder Beverly (USA) Darryl Manning (USA) Davis Katie (USA) Dennis Damone (USA) Diane and Robert Buckner (USA) Elena Afanas’Eva (RUS) Eleni Mcmullin (CAN) Elizabeth Rollo (USA) Emily Netz (USA) Enny Indriyati Martini (IDN)

Esther Mar Angeles (MEX) Gwendolyn Sarah Bishop (USA) Irvan Hanafi (IDN) Isabel Rodriguez (USA) Jaclyn Gebert (USA) Jacqueline Miller (USA) Jennifer Gaskell (USA) Jennifer Reynolds-Kane (USA) Jessica Davila Lorenzana (MEX) Jessica G. Meade (USA) Jessica Lynn Brady (USA) Jessica Marie First (USA) Jessica Newman (USA) Judith Ambriz (MEX) Kane Pro Services, Inc. (USA)


Get to know Australian Ericifolia Wish you could harness the power of Tea Tree but with the scent of your favorite flower? Introducing Australian Ericifolia! Commonly known as “Lavender Tea Tree,” this potent and high-performing essential oil masterfully combines Tea Tree’s beauty benefits with Lavender’s soothing nature. This woodsy, herbaceous, floral-scented oil comes from a playful plant on Flinders Island in Tasmania. After the Melaleuca ericifolia plant is steam distilled, the result is an essential oil that’s ready for use sun up to sun down. First things first: Start your day the YL way. Hop in the shower and combine a few drops of Australian Ericifolia, Lavender, and Rosemary with your shampoo and give yourself an invigorating, early-morning scalp massage. Bonus: Your luscious locks will carry a fresh, clean aroma. Next up, amp your skin care routine. Apply a few drops of Australian Ericifolia directly to your face or mix it with your favorite

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serum, toner, or moisturizer. Fair warning, though: You might find yourself gazing into every reflective surface you pass, thanks to supple, glowing skin. Now it’s time to tackle the day. Hopefully it includes some fun outdoor activities like a hike or a playdate with the kids. Make sure to keep a bottle of Australian Ericifolia with you to help soothe everyday skin irritations that may arise. After making memories most of your day, you’re ready for a bit of unwinding. Combine Australian Ericifolia with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply it to your chest to energize your spirits after a long day. When you’re finally ready for bed, diffuse it with Roman Chamomile for a comforting companion while drifting off to sleep. Wake up, repeat, and make Australian Ericifolia your sidekick every day! To learn more about this dynamic essential oil, visit us at bit.ly/2vapUY4.

G our m a nde I n T h e K

Young Living is thrilled to announce Macau as our newest Young Living market! Macau is poised for incredible growth as it shares the power of essential oils in the region. Located close to Hong Kong and China’s mainland, Macau has seen exponential growth from eager essential oil users. With a booming market and members ready to share, EO enthusiasts in Macau can receive more than 300 top-notch YL products and also access the benefits of YL Go. We celebrated Macau’s grand opening with plenty of YL energy at a celebration on April 27. Young Living executives Ben Riley, Tai Tolman, and Lee Bowen joined the festivities and showed members in Macau how excited we are for this opportunity. Between an inspiring opening ceremony, a welcome speech from the YL leadership team, and several trainings and workshops, more than 400 members in Macau learned how to use bestselling products to boost their businesses and how to fully enjoy the Young Living lifestyle. Tyler Williams, general manager of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, is ready to see the Macau market thrive. “We know that what matters most to families in Macau is their overall health and active lifestyle,” he said. “That’s what you get when you join Young Living. You are in control and can choose your optimal balance between your work, family, and personal lifestyle.” More updates about Macau will be coming soon. Until then, help us celebrate this exciting news!

LET THE 2019 IGC COUNTDOWN BEGIN! Celebrate 25 Years Young at the International Grand Convention


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1 cup honey 5 cups filtered water ½ cup fresh basil leaves 8 ounces strawberries, sliced 1 drop Basil Vitality™ essential oil 2 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil 1 cup fresh lemon juice Ice cubes for serving Optional: lemon slices, sliced strawberries, and basil leaves for garnish


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• Place honey and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan and stir over low heat until the honey dissolves. Add the basil and strawberries and bring to a simmer. Turn off heat and add essential oils; cover and steep for 10 minutes. • Strain the syrup mixture through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl, pressing firmly on the solids. Refrigerate the syrup until chilled and ready to use. • Pour the remaining 3 cups of water, lemon juice, and strawberry-basil syrup into a pitcher and stir to combine. Add optional lemon slices, sliced strawberries, and basil leaves. Serve cold or over ice.

Are you ready to party like it’s 1994? Next month at Young Living’s International Grand Convention: 25 Years Young, we will officially celebrate 25 years of sharing high-quality, life-changing products with the world—and it’s going to be EPIC. Here’s why the 2019 IGC will be one for the YL record books: 1. Exceptional keynote speakers and general sessions. Hear the latest YL news from the executive team and listen as world-renowned speaker John C. Maxwell shares celebrated techniques to help you achieve your dreams. 2. Plenty of new products. Head to our expo to try YL’s newly announced convention products. We would mention them here, but that would ruin the surprise. At the expo you can also spritz some Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ Hydrosol, sample our Insect Repellent Wipes™, and scope out our collection of new Savvy Minerals® tools. You’ll find Club Red there, too! 3. Informational—and inspirational—workshops and tours. Learn how to build your business, find balance, and bring whole-life wellness to family and friends. When you’re not furiously taking notes, take a tour of our new Global HQ and the Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery. 4. Captivating closing concert. Prepare to rock your socks off at this year’s closing concert. Imagine the best concert ever, multiply that by 25, and you have this year’s mustattend event. The concert is included in your general admission ticket and will be live streamed to the Kids and Teen Camps. Visit your Virtual Office to discover who’s joining us on Saturday, July 20! Epic might be an understatement. With all the workshops, keynote speakers, tours, and tailgating events, it’s sure to be the party—or the convention—of the century. If this year’s family reunion falls during the IGC, join us on Facebook (Facebook.com/youngliving) and Instagram (Instagram.com/youngliving) for the latest convention updates. Keep an eye out for 2020 International Grand Convention registration information!


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