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NEW S OF T H E WORL D L EA DER IN ESS ENTIAL OI L S
We’re the leaders in the modern essential oils movement—but what does that mean? See the impact for yourself!
A MESSAGE FROM MARY 25 YEARS OF CHANGING Happy New Year, Everyone! We closed 2018 with a bang with conventions in the Czech Republic, Mexico, and Canada and the ribbon cuttings for the openings of China and the Philippines. But the grand finale was the World Percheron Congress when our teams took First Place—Grand Champion in several classes of competition. This was Gary’s dream for probably the last 10 years. What a glorious moment for Jason Goodman and Tim Sparrow and their staff as they anxiously waited in the arena to hear that announcement. Now a whole new demographic of horse lovers is asking, “What is Young Living? What are essential oils? They use oils on their horses? Who are these people? We want to know more.” This is exactly what Gary envisioned as his thirst increased to bring this kind of excitement to our farm in Mona. People will come from all over the world to see our horses. But wait, “You grow plants here and you have a distillery? What kind of farm is this?” It’s going to be interesting to see how this story is written. This new year brings much excitement as we celebrate 25 years of seeing the amazing growth of Gary’s dream. Did he know it was coming? He certainly did. In that old, dilapidated, 8,000-square-foot building, the first Young Living “global” headquarters, Gary said to me that one day we would be bigger than Amway—and I laughed. Not only will we celebrate our 25 Years Young at this year’s convention in July, but we will also cut the ribbon for our state-of-theart, amazingly beautiful, 250,000-square-foot Global Headquarters just before the 2019 International Grand Convention. Please join us in this historic celebration to recognize each other’s success as we unite as one global family in this glorious moment and the spreading of our great mission around the world that one man, Gary Young, made possible for all of us. Let us honor him, even with our feelings of deep sorrow and loss, for surely, he is still with us; and with his all-pervading knowing, he rejoices in spirit watching us as we carry forward this great mission to serve God’s children. With love and appreciation,
Some people join Young Living because of our industryleading Seed to Seal® quality commitment. Others are drawn to a lifestyle focused on wellness, purpose, and abundance. No matter why you’re here, you know that for the past 25 years, we’ve been leading the way when it comes to essential oils and oil-infused products—and that’s something we’re going to continue. With a legacy like ours, you know we’ve made some big splashes. As we start off our year of celebration, join us as we revel in some of the highlights: More than 270 essential oils and essential oil blends to share with the world Our Seed to Seal quality commitment ensures that the essential oils and blends you love are made from the best nature has to offer. Our innovation and leadership are the reason you’ll find so many powerful, unique blends proprietary to Young Living. Shipping to an incredible 200+ countries with more than 30 open markets (and growing!) where we can share Young Living We started this journey 25 years ago, and every passing year has helped us expand our global family. Our first international offices opened in 1999, and we’ve been striving to find opportunities to share oils in more countries ever since! As part of our 5×5 Pledge, we’ll share YL with five new countries every year for the next five years!
6 million people have had their lives touched by Young Living Essential Oils Since the beginning our goal has been to bring essential oils into every home on earth. We have a long way to go, but we’re so proud of how far we’ve come! Every time YL members tell friends, colleagues, or family members about their passion for Young Living, we get even closer to making our vision of touching even more lives a reality.. 10 years of service and impact With projects all over the world, The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation empowers individuals living in underserved communities with opportunities to take control of their health, provide for their families, and positively change their communities. Since 2009 with the opening of the Young Living Academy, we’ve been on a mission to make an impact in the most meaningful ways possible. Because of your generous support, we can make a difference in the lives of those in need. 21 corporate-owned and partner farms—with more on the way From the foundational St. Maries to the newest member of our farm family, Vida de Seville, our partner and corporate farms help set our Seed to Seal quality commitment apart. Our Partnership Principles are setting the standard across the industry with their stringent requirements, elevating how essential oils and botanicals are cultivated and sourced around the globe. The strides we’ve made in this area have made a worldwide impact, and we love leading the way. These milestones are only the beginning! We look forward to sharing countless more moments with you in the years to come.
AYoungHELPING HAND AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL Living supports members and communities in the wake of Hurricane Michael
The Young Living family takes action to support communities affected in the Florida Panhandle On October 10 Hurricane Michael made history as the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle’s history. This storm ripped through cities, leaving homes, schools, and workplaces decimated. The families and communities still affected months later are working tirelessly to repair and rebuild homes, clean up their neighborhoods, and—most importantly—get back to life as usual. PAG E 1
The amount of resources and manpower needed to help those in need after a natural disaster of this caliber is staggering and demands as many boots on the ground as possible. The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation is grateful for the generosity of Young Living members like you, who have made it possible to support members and communities as they begin to rebuild their lives. Your donations help the Young Living Foundation support organizations such as The Sonder Project, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through food security, clean water, and education. When Hurricane Michael struck the organization’s own backyard, they assembled resources and volunteers, distributing hands-on cleanup teams, as well as food and other necessary resources to those who lost everything. The Foundation donated $5,000 to support The Sonder Project’s efforts, which included mucking homes, tarping roofs, and connecting skilled electricians to those still without power. Disaster relief fund donations also support fellow members of the Young Living family through the
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YL SETS ITS SIGHTS ON ZERO WASTE IN FIVE YEARS
Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer Matthew French has some inspiring insights on sustainability
Young Living is humbled by its responsibility and visibility as an industry green leader. As we continue to share the health and wellness benefits of pure, authentic essential oils, we’ve set our sights on taking our global operations to zero waste in the next five years. The Essential Edge had the opportunity to sit down with Matthew French, Young Living’s chief legal and sustainability officer, who will oversee the newly created YL Green Team. Here’s what he said about Young Living’s initiative to achieve zero waste. Essential Edge: What are some of Young Living’s plans to achieve zero waste within the next five years? Matthew French: In 2019 we plan to begin the implementation of a number of environmentally sustainable initiatives, which will include taking our key operations—including manufacturing, shipping, and distillation—to zero waste. We’re also excited to move into our new LEED-certified Global Headquarters and maintain that certification. It’s also important to encourage others to live environmentally
friendly, so we're teaching our employees and members how they can adopt environmentally friendly practices in their own lives. EE: What are the benefits of achieving zero waste? MF: As leaders in the essential oils movement, we’re setting an example for the direct selling industry and others across the globe. Through sound business investments in sustainable initiatives and zero-waste practices, we will become even more efficient, helping us improve communities and aid in bettering our planet. In addition to our zero-waste efforts, we’ve identified ways we can be more sustainable and will be adding to our zero-waste goal to include projects like carbon offset, renewable energy, and other green practices. EE: Why is this green initiative so important to Young Living? MF: We’re making an investment in the future of Young Living, our employees, and members. Adopting environmentally friendly practices and working toward zero waste will reduce negative impacts and ensure that we’re taking care of the world and its natural resources. We’re setting ourselves up to continue our mission to bring essential oils to every home worldwide for decades to come! EE: How can individuals come closer to zero waste? MF: We can all start by becoming more conscious of what we’re throwing away and educating ourselves on what materials we should be refusing, reducing, reusing, or recycling. It’s important to be aware of what you’re buying and come up with creative ways to reuse items. Even the small efforts will positively impact our environment. Want to learn more about Young Living’s green initiatives and other exciting goals? Visit YoungLiving.com/5x5 to find out!
Continued from page 1 distribution of care kits. Members who have endured total loss, such as losing their homes and belongings, are eligible for a care kit. These kits include necessities to help clean up after flooding, as well as rejuvenating essential oils.. In aiding those affected by this storm, members of the Young Living family have also stepped up to help their neighbors! Young Living Foundation ambassador Chase Harrison, along with members Tina Ciesla and Luisa Garcia, collected donated supplies, including Thieves® Household Cleaner, personal hygiene products, and essential oils with uplifting scents. They used their resources to find the names of affected members in the Panama City area and drove in to distribute these supplies to the grateful members. If you are interested in helping fellow Young Living members impacted by Hurricane Michael, there are a few ways you can contribute. To provide a monetary donation to the disaster relief fund, please visit YoungLivingFoundation.org/disasterrelief. If you live in the area and are interested in helping handson efforts, please visit The Sonder Project at TheSonderProject. org/get-involved and fill out a volunteer application today.
ESSENTIALLY YOURS POWERFUL APP HELPS MEMBERS GROW THEIR BUSINESSES Breathe new life into empty oil bottles With YL Share, the power to build your team is right at your fingertips
When you’re building your Young Living business, the right tools can make all the difference. Fortunately, one of the most powerful tools for growing your team is as close as your smartphone! With a few taps on our YL Share app, you can post your favorite content from the Young Living library to your social networks or send it via email or text. But accessing shareable content is only one of the many ways YL Share can help you build your team! Check out more ways to harness the power of YL Share to grow your business: Manage contacts: Think of it—all your YL contacts organized in one place! Sync contacts and potential members and then sort by interest level with just a swipe. You can also add notes or check the Contacts
feed to see what you’ve shared and which of your contacts have viewed your content. Be in the know: At a glance see who’s opened shared files, who’s listening to YL podcasts, and your prospects’ progress with those awesome YL videos you sent. You can also set follow-up reminders and receive notifications when someone follows a link from your shared content. Access marketing materials: Have you ever needed quick access to training tools or our latest marketing materials? You’ll find a library of Young Living content, including blog posts and podcast episodes, perfect for keeping you and your team in the know. Share your favorite tools: Whether it’s a video, image, or social post, you can easily share your favorite YL media to your social platforms. If sharing via email or text is more your thing, you can do that too! Send samples: Samples are the best way for your contacts to experience favorite YL products. Now you can send samples directly to potential members and receive notifications reminding you to follow up! At Young Living we strive to create tools that empower our members to grow their businesses. The YL Share app takes our very best tools and puts them in the palm of your hand. With more exciting features coming soon, the future of virtually building your team is a bright one! For more information and details on downloading YL Share, visit bit.ly/YLShareApp. PAG E 2
Discover 21 creative ways to reuse essential oil bottles It’s always hard when you hit rock bottom—the bottoms of your beloved essential oil bottles, that is. Good news! Your love of those little amber bottles doesn’t have to end with the last drop of essential oil. We’ve compiled a list of over 20 uses for empty essential oil bottles. Here are a few of our favorites! 1. Design a centerpiece: Add one or two flowers and turn empty oil bottles into bud vases. 2. Put together an essential oil travel kit: Place smaller amounts of the oils you use most in empty 5-ml bottles. Put the collection in a cosmetic bag so it’s ready to go when you’re ready to travel! 3. Freshen your drawers or closets: Remove the lid of a nearly empty bottle and infuse a space with its aroma. Make sure to position the bottle so it won’t tip—you wouldn’t want to spill oil on your favorite sweater! 4. Add ambiance with string lights: Thoroughly clean your empty bottles, remove the oil dropper and all parts of the cap, and gently press a bottle over each bulb on a string of lights. Our amber bottles are a great way to jazz up your twinkly lights! For the full list of 21 creative ways to reuse empty essential oil bottles, head to the Lavender Life blog at YoungLiving.com/ blog and search “reuse.” Take time to browse the comments; our members have also come up with some creative ways to reuse their beloved amber bottles!
ROYAL CROWN DIAMONDS
Congratulations to Casey Wiegand for qualifying as a Royal Crown Diamond TWICE in November!
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RECOGNITION RETREAT QUALIFIERS
R A N K A DVA N C E M E N T S
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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. DI A M O N D R E T R E AT
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Aminuddin, Amiza Fazlina (MYS) Becca Bristow (USA) Che Mansor, Maghfarah (MYS) Elsa De Los Santos (USA) Farhana Razak (IDN) Hassan, Nurul Hayati (MYS) Holly Simon (USA) J Hamsah, Dewi Nur Dina (MYS) Jennifer Baker (USA) Jessica Casey (USA)
Jonathan & Jenny Mcmillian (USA) Maxmillan Edmund Dena (MYS) Michelle Agraz Balderrama (MEX) Mohammad Suhaimi, Siti Sarah (MYS) Nubia Barajas Sarmiento (MEX) Paloma Flores Karamanos (MEX) Rebekah Bullard (USA) Sharin, Siti Syuhadah (MYS)
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Abu Bakar Ummul Haramaini (MYS) Adriana Lopez Martinez (MEX) Alejandro T (MEX) Alexa Alizoti (USA) Alﬁa Maglitto (ITA) Alifah Ahmad Sabri (MYS) Amanda Holloway (USA) Amber Dewitt (USA) Amber Rojas (CAN) Amoreena Fidani (USA) Andina Ratna Sari Juniar (IDN)
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Start the new year with a Car Vent Diffuser
YOUNG LIVING HONG KONG
Cruise through life with sweet scents! Turn your road trips, weekend errands, and family drives into moments of aromatic wonder with Young Living’s Car Vent Diffuser. Utilizing the air from your vents, this diffuser will fill your car with the wonderful scents of your favorite essential oils. Available in stylish gray or rose gold, this easy-to-use, battery-free diffuser clips on to any car vent. It’s simple: Add 3 drops of essential oil to the replaceable pad and let the AC or heat do the work! We suggest these EO combinations to accompany you wherever your road leads: • Make your evening commute fly by with 2 drops of Bergamot and 1 drop of Cedarwood. The warm, bright aroma will perk you up after a day of meetings and emails. • Take a drive with the family and match your blend to your destination! Add 2 drops of Tangerine and 1 drop of Copaiba if you’re cruising along an ocean view, 3 drops of Pine if you’re headed into the mountains, or 2 drops of Nutmeg and 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark for winding drives through tangled forests.
• Greet your children at after-school pickup with 2 drops of Stress Away™ and 1 drop of Citrus Fresh™. The zesty notes in both these blends are a magical accompaniment to little chatter and playground stories. • Combat post-game odors! With trophies in hand and soccer bags in the trunk, your MVPs will love the aroma of 3 drops of Purification®. Its lively scent will work to freshen the musty posttournament smells that linger. • Zip through weekday errands with 2 drops of Orange and 1 drop of Northern Lights Black Spruce. This vivacious aroma will help you daydream of sunny walks in nature while dealing with parking lots and long lines. • Take an amazing playlist, your goto car snacks, and a unique scent for your next road trip. Add 1 drop of Lime, 1 drop of Peppermint, and 1 drop of Grapefruit for an aroma that will always bring back your vacation memories. Get your own Car Vent Diffuser at bit.ly/2PkT0LI.
Young Living Hong Kong turned five last year! With extraordinary effort from members and employees over the past half of a decade, our Hong Kong market now operates over 14 percent of the direct selling market in Hong Kong. After reaching so many people in this dynamic market, we’re excited to see what Young Living Hong Kong accomplishes with five more years of passion for sharing pure, authentic YL products! In particular, our members love the new Experience Centre in Causeway Bay. With tons of space, a natural cafe-like vibe, a spacious, multi-functional room, and high-tech elements in our essential oil display, this impressive getaway is enjoyed by members all around Hong Kong! Young Living Hong Kong also continues to exceed all expectations with its shipping services. Ninety-six percent of orders are delivered within two days, with an out-of-stock rate that has dramatically decreased. Due to these exemplary practices, Hong Kong became the only country besides the U.S. to use Young Living’s new YL Go shipping program. Since its launch in September, more than half of members signed up on ER took advantage of YL Go’s convenience and savings. As our loyal members continue to thrive in their booming market and our employees push for groundbreaking services, Young Living Hong Kong will be an invaluable part of getting essential oils into every home in the world!
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YOUNG LIVING ANNOUNCES A NEW PARTNER DISTILLERY!
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CITRUS YOGURT PANNA COTTA INGREDIENTS For the panna cotta: 1 cup regular coconut milk ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped 1½ teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin 3 tablespoons honey Give a warm welcome to the Vida de Seville Distillery! We’re hitting the ground running with our 5×5 Pledge, and our partnership with the Vida de Seville Distillery will take us one step closer to achieving our goal! Located in Almaden de la Plata in Seville, Spain, less than an hour away from Seville city, this distillery crafts some essential oil favorites—Cistus, Frankincense, and Myrrh. This partnership helps us sustainably keep up with demand for these essential oils. The Vida de Seville Distillery is a perfect fit for Young Living. From D. Gary Young’s 20-year-long relationship with the owners to their distillation and zerowaste practices, we’re confident that this distillery meets our stringent Seed to Seal® quality commitment. We wholeheartedly believe in preserving nature and giving back to the community. This distillery promotes hiring local personnel living in Almaden de la Plata and uses discarded wood from local forest maintenance in a wood boiler instead of cutting down trees. These locally hired workers also handpick the carefully wildcrafted cistus from protected government land, including the Sierra Norte Nature Park. This ensures that we’re producing the highest-quality products sustainably from nature to your home! We’re excited about this exclusive partnership with the Vida de Seville Distillery that allows us to continue providing trusted products worldwide. Learn more at SeedtoSeal.com.
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt (or coconut milk yogurt for a dairy-free version) Pinch of fine sea salt For the citrus marmalade sauce: 3 tablespoons orange marmalade 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 1 drop Orange Vitality™ essential oil
1 drop Tangerine Vitality essential oil
Serves 4 • Lightly grease 4 small ramekins, bowls, or other molds with coconut oil. • Put ¼ of the coconut milk in a small bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin. Allow the gelatin to bloom and soften for about 10 minutes. • Meanwhile, place the remaining coconut milk in a small saucepan over low heat and gently whisk in the vanilla bean seeds and honey until completely dissolved. Cover and let steep while the gelatin mixture blooms. • Return the mixture to a simmer, turn off heat, and whisk in the bloomed gelatin and milk until dissolved. Remove the saucepan from heat and whisk in the yogurt and a pinch of fine sea salt. • Divide the mixture among the prepared ramekins. Refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours or overnight. • Meanwhile, make the citrus marmalade sauce. In a small bowl combine the marmalade, orange juice, and Vitality essential oils until well combined. Refrigerate until needed.
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