January 2020 Essential Edge

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A MESSAGE FROM MARY Welcome to the new year—and it’s off to a new beginning. The anticipation of what’s around the corner is always exciting to me. We finished the year with the Platinum Retreat members celebrating the ribbon cutting of the new NovaVita essential oil spa that is on our farm in Ecuador. Every therapy or treatment you receive there includes essential oils. Josef especially loved his chocolate facial mask with oils, and Jacob loved Raindrop. Of course, soaking in the Ylang Ylang floral water in the spa tub is a favorite for everyone who visits. Our exquisitely built bungalows were a big hit with our first occupants, a son and mother duo. Now when you come to the farm, you can work, rejuvenate, and sleep in elegance. Check out NovaVita.com.eu. There’s excitement in the air at Young Living corporate as we talk about and prepare for all the activities we're planning to create amazing growth again this year. Just stay strong and healthy to keep up with all that is happening. Don’t let sugar, soda pop, and delicious chocolate catch you. Try a NingXia Bomb: Mix 1 can of Zyng, 1 sachet of NingXia Red, and 1 Nitro and pour over ice—most refreshing, even for those of us in cold country. Here’s a tip for beautifying the hair. When follicles loosen and die and hair falls out, you might consider lack of oxygen as one reason. In order to have brain power and great memory recall and retention, you need good oxygen in the brain. Brain Power™ is full of oxygenating molecules, so give it a try. Cedarwood, one of the ingredients, is really wonderful for getting oxygen into the hair follicles if you are massaging the scalp. Melissa, Sacred Sandalwood™, Frankincense, and Blue Cypress have good sesquiterpene activity. In addition, it includes Lavender for calming and Helichrysum for chelating for greater oxygen saturation. One oil doesn’t dominate the action of one thing. The oils are multiphasic for global action. You want to get those chemicals and heavy metals out of the brain. Metallics and plasticizers from chemicals and petrochemicals may cause a lack of oxygen. Increasing the oxygen may help the body expel unwanted toxins and at the same time stimulate the neurotransmitters in the brain for receptivity and better memory recall. You can also always diffuse! So, what’s your benefit? When you use a natural product, only your body knows what it needs; but you need to give your body the opportunity to find out. Here’s a good New Year’s resolution: Just try it. I’ll be traveling a lot again this year, so I look forward to seeing many of you somewhere around the world.

PERCHERON POWER!

Young Living Percheron horse managers earn high accolades Young Living’s award-winning level of excellence shines not only in every bottle of essential oil we sell but also in the achievements of our team members— human and animal alike! We’re proud of Jason and Rose Goodman, managers of Young Living’s Percheron team, for recently being inducted into the Percheron Horse Association of America Hall of Fame! This is a well-deserved accolade, as Jason and Rose brought our Percherons to fame by winning the 2018 World Percheron Congress Championship and the 2019 North American Classic Series 6-Horse Hitch Championship. Both of these honors are the highest in the nation. Really, though, the Goodmans’ induction is no surprise given their long history of training horses and dedication to the Percheron breed. Jason and Rose started training Belgian horses at young ages, and they began showing Percherons in 2002 with a team called Texas Thunder. Appearing across the country, the Goodmans and their team of Percheron geldings traveled more than 300 days a year for 10 years. Jason and Rose also helped get Goliath, one of the Percherons on that team, certified as the Tallest Living

Horse in the 2005 Guinness World Records™. Goliath measured almost 6½ feet tall at the withers! Like Young Living Founder Gary Young, Jason is an innovator, as shown by the fact that he stood atop a team of six horses as they exhibited in a 2006 Virginia horse riding show, something that had never been done before. In 2018, during their World Percheron Congress exhibition, Jason and Rose backed 10 Percherons together in a hitch the length of the whole arena, requiring an immense amount of coordination and training. The feat left the crowd stunned. Jason did the same thing in 2008 with a team of eight Percherons, after which he and Rose acquired the Texas Thunder team and renamed it Percheron Thunder. A representative of the Percheron Horse Association of America said, “We cannot think of any two people who have endorsed and put the Percheron horse and its skills in front of as many people as these two have in the past 17 years. The Percheron horse breed is lucky to have Jason and Rose as its tireless ambassadors!” Learn more about Jason and Rose at bit.ly/2qmlPBi.

A RESURGENCE OF HOPE IN THE PHILIPPINES Restoring children’s dreams following devastating storms

Nestled in the Bicol region of the Philippines is the Cadlan Camarines Sur province, home to Young Living partner farm the Happy Pili Tree Farm. This beautiful place is prone to tropical storms, which can devastate communities, destroy homes, and change the course of daily life. In 2018 Farm Owner Rosalina Tan recognized that an elementary school approximately 3 kilometers away was in a state of disrepair after being throttled by a series of storms. She brought this to the attention of The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation. The Alejandro T. Manaog Elementary School’s six classrooms had been severely damaged. Roofs had blown away, walls had crumbled, and school supplies had washed away. The community did everything it

Love and best wishes to all,

“We have given these children and parents hope. They look forward to something.” —Rosalina Tan

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YOUNG LIVING LEADS EFFORTS TO SAVE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES By restoring monarch habitats at YL locations, we hope others will join the fight to save the butterflies

At Young Living we pride ourselves on our 5×5 Pledge goal to become a zerowaste organization, and now we’re taking things a step further and stepping in to help rapidly dwindling monarch butterfly populations. Each year monarch butterflies migrate from Canada and the United States to Mexico to spend the winter months in more temperate climates, descending from the skies in awe-inspiring kaleidoscopes of black and orange. Unfortunately, the milkweed plants that monarch caterpillars eat, which are critical to monarch survival and migration, have been decimated by pesticides and harmful farming practices.

As a result, the monarch population has decreased 99 percent since the 1980s. Without help, monarchs could disappear forever. That’s where we come in. As a large-scale agricultural leader, Young Living is uniquely positioned to turn the tide by planting native milkweed at many of our U.S. locations, including our Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah; our Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery in Mona, Utah; the D. Gary Young Wildlife Sanctuary in Duchesne, Utah; our Highland Flats Tree Farm and Distillery in Naples, Idaho; and our St. Maries Lavender Farm and Distillery in St. Maries, Idaho. Several of these areas are already certified by the Monarch Waystation Network as official support waystations for the monarch migration, and the rest will gain certification soon. “We didn't expect to have any monarchs showing up for the milkweed until next year,” says Chris Packer, Young Living’s director of global farm labs. “However, we were pleasantly surprised in September when Noemi Ortega, who oversees the Mona greenhouse, discovered seven fat caterpillars eating the young milkweed.” Tyler Wilson, another YL scientist at our Global Headquarters, says, “Next time you see a monarch butterfly, remember that it may have made a pit stop at a Young Living waystation.” Young Living is leading the way with large-scale efforts at our farms and offices, and we encourage members to participate and create their own monarch waystations at their homes! Visit MonarchWatch.org and learn how you can help rehabilitate the struggling monarch butterfly population. Together, we can help preserve the planet and fill our skies with a renewed migration not seen in decades.

NEW ROYAL CROWN DIAMONDS OFFER INSPIRATION

Franciela Madrid and Juan Álberto Arevalo discuss enjoying the journey and succeeding in the business

Mexico’s first Young Living Royal Crown Diamonds—Franciela Madrid and Juan Álberto Arevalo—are as kind as they are successful and offer a bounty of advice for members looking to rank up. After being introduced to Young Living in 2013, they started saving for their Starter Kit and learning everything they could about essential oils and Gary Young. Years later Gary asked them a question that took their interest in essential oils to true business building. “We ranked up to Diamond by sharing only the product and never talking about the business,” Franciela says. “Then Gary Young asked me: ‘Have you realized that you can change the economy of your whole country if you help one family at a time?’ That question had such an impact on us that it was as if we

woke up to a greater truth. Oils can change lives, but Young Living is more than that. It can also change people’s lives in so many ways, just like it did ours.” The couple says that what has helped them most to achieve that effect in their lives and the lives of others is: • Working hard in a focused and effective way • Identifying every member’s talents, including their own, and building a synergistic mix of talents, so everyone does what they do best • Duplicating everything they learn and experience They also offer this advice: • Be passionate about the products but not pushy. • Don’t compare yourself with people who are already at the top. Everyone was once exactly where you are right now. • Keep your priorities straight and schedule your time accordingly. • Do not embrace excuses. Success comes as a consequence of being consistent and sharing with love. When asked why they’re so passionate about Young Living and essential oils, Franciela and Juan say, “We just keep enjoying the journey, and we share because we care.” May you enjoy your Young Living journey too!

Continued from page 1 could to rebuild the school to a state in which classes could be held again, but this still left 144 students sharing necessities such as chairs and textbooks, and with limited resources, only 33 students were receiving lunch during the school day. With diminished hope and students dropping out of school, it was apparent that urgent action was needed, and so work began. Yana Espinocilla, general manager of the Happy Pili Tree Farm, served as the project coordinator, liaising with the Foundation because she felt that the circumstances of the school’s students mirrored struggles in her own childhood. Yana worked with local construction crews to ensure that all repairs went as planned and hired a coordinator to expand the school garden, so no child would go hungry at school. From January to October 2019, construction crews worked to bring hope through restoration efforts. All six classrooms were repaired and received bathrooms, and two new classrooms were built, expanding capacity to welcome up to 50 new pre-K students. Crews built out a sustainable garden with 20 types of crops, as well as a duck coop for eggs and a tilapia pond, all of which will help provide a nutritious meal for every child every day. “The children are getting better grades, the parents are more engaged, the children are happier, and the children are healthier. This, I believe, is because of all the help the Foundation is giving them,” said Yana. This project wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of those who donate to the Foundation’s general fund. Every time you donate, 100 percent of your contribution creates opportunity and hope in the lives of the least, the last, and the lost. Read the full story and learn how you can get involved by visiting YoungLivingFoundation.org/blog/hope-in-the-philippines.

ESSENTIALLY YOURS

Winterize your feelings with these great diffuser blends

As winter descends, we tend to crave coziness. We asked for your favorite wintertime diffuser blends, and you gave some great responses! Try these great scents to keep your spirits up even when the days are short. “When I come inside after a day out in the cold, there’s nothing better than diffusing a few drops of Thieves® to warm up. I can’t get enough Thieves!” —Cindy F. “Since winter is filled with so many busy holidays and fun family events, I try to find some space to be thankful and always diffuse Frankincense and Stress Away™. They help ground me and keep me motivated during the busy season.” —Yuri S. “Wintertime means diffusing Northern Lights Black Spruce and other woodsy oils in our house. There’s something magical about mixing it with Peppermint and making our house a winter wonderland.” —Karen T. “My surprise favorite blend this winter has been Thieves and Pine. About 6 drops of Thieves and 3 drops of Pine has quickly become a wintertime favorite for me.” —Kelly G. PAG E 2


RANK QUALIFICATION

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OCTOBER 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) Chris Opfer & Vicki Opfer (USA) Christa & Jason Smith (USA) Connie Marie McDanel (USA)

Courtney & John Critz (USA) Crystal & Verick Burchfield (USA) Danielle Burkleo (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) Jen & Adaryll Jordan (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) Korbut Wong (HKG) 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) Vivian Wan & Alan Chik (HKG) Wendy Renee Mercure (USA) Zach & Kari Lewis (USA)

CROWN DIAMONDS

Amanda Gregory (USA)

Adam & Vanessa Green (CAN) Aditya Nowotny (DEU) Alan & Linda Simpson (AUS) Amanda Gregory (USA) Ana Karina Cardenas (USA) Anita Hartono & Johannes Rusli (IDN) Anita U. Barbara Ochsenhofer (AUT) Artemis (AUS) Betty Chu (HKG) Carla & Bill Green (CAN) Darlene & Matt Weir (USA) Denise Lewis (USA)

Diane Mora (USA) Dr. Thomas & Evangeline Reed (USA) Echo & Danny Hill (USA) Erin & Bronce Rodgers (USA) Fiona Lui (HKG) Gabrie`le Hauser & Markus Idl (AUT) Gordon & Corie DeVries (USA) Gretchen King-Ann (HKG) Hailey & Jeremy Aliff (USA) James & Stacy McDonald (USA) Jessica & Nathan Petty (USA) Jessica Garvin (USA)

Jessica Gianelloni (USA) Jilene & Duane Hay (CAN) Jill & James Young (USA) Kari Friedman (USA) Kathy Breen (USA) Katie & Zach Harris (USA) Keith & Emily Anderson (USA) Lindsey & Casey Leif (USA) Logan & Brian Randazzo (USA) Maggie Tong & Hill Ngan (HKG) Melissa & Wayne Poepping (USA) Nanette & Ward Symes (USA)

Nicole Barczak (USA) Norhidawati Abdul Aziz (MYS) Rachel Jamiro (PHL) Sabina Mary DeVita, EdD (CAN) Sandi & Kyler Boudreau (USA) Stacie & Todd Malkus (USA) Susana Armstrong (USA) Teresa Valmonte (USA) Teri Secrest (USA) Ulrike & Vijay Churfuerst Hanzal (AUT)

Susana Armstrong (USA)

Abigail Green (USA) Adeline Choy & Alex Lam (HKG) Adrianne & Jeremy Lentine (USA) Agnes Eka Febrianti (IDN) Alejandra Pompa Chavez (MEX) Allissa Lakatos (USA) Amanda & Gabe Uribe (USA) Amber Hauser (USA) Andrea Lahman (USA) Andrew & Nicole Dodge (USA) Anna Sholihah (IDN) Anna-Maya Powell (USA) Anni & Dave Dayan (USA) Annie Chan (MYS) Antje Lüdemann (DEU) Becca & Matt Bristow (USA) Becky & Jonathan Webb (USA) Bethany Shipley (USA) Brittany Bollard (USA) Brooke Angie Christen (USA) Callie & Jeremy Shepherd (USA) Carmen Garduno (USA) Carrie & Michael McVige (USA) Carrie & William Liebich (USA) Catherine Rott (USA) Celeste McLean (USA) Chelle Carter (USA) Chelsa Bruno (USA) Chelsea & Jamie Flaman (CAN) Chelsea M. Humphreys (USA) Chelsea Young (USA) Christie Mohamed (USA) Christina & Tim Adam (USA) Christina Rothstein (USA) Claudia Dosamantes (USA) Codie-Lyn & William Kahler (USA) Colin & Taylor Quigg (USA) Crystal & Larry Hoskins (USA) Dale & Jeanne Schloesser (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)

Deborah Lahman (USA) Dell W Robey (USA) Denise Dunleavy (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) Elsa de los Santos (USA) Emily W. Recker (USA) Erika Genoveva De Lira Garcia (MEX) Evariny Andriana (IDN) Faith & Jonathan Teo (SGP) Florin & Simona Roman (USA) Frankie-Gene Ellis & Lucas Ellis (USA) Gailann Greene (USA) Heather & Christian Portwood (USA) Heidi Hovan (USA) Heiko & Bronwyn Deiter (USA) Hitomi, Harada (JPN) Irela Balderrama Hernandez (MEX) James Niederland (USA) Jami & Mark Nato (USA) Janell & Derek Vonigas (USA) Janie Leek (USA) Jason & Krista Haymes (USA) Jeanna & James Lichtenberger (USA) Jeffrey Lewis (USA) Jennie & Mohan Radhakrishnan (USA) Jennifer & Ryan McManus (USA) Jeremy & Hannah Tallo (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) Kalicha Borboa (MEX) Kara & Andrew Cozier (USA) Karen Douglas (USA) Karen Vavrick (USA)

R A N K A DVA N C E M E N T S

Karlie & Matthew Holtby (CAN) Kate Kowalczyk (USA) Katheri Ann Charcos-Puyo (PHL) 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) Kortni Harting Langsweirdt (USA) Kristen Critz (USA) Kristi Currier (USA) Kristy Dempsey (USA) Laura Arlette Galvan Lopez (MEX) Lauren Bretz (USA) Lauren Crews Dow (USA) Laurie Azzarella (USA) Leah Espy (USA) Lisa Blackstock (CAN) Louise Anne Manuel Portillo (PHL) Mariana Lorena Ibarra Peart (MEX) Marilee Tolen (USA) Marinee Yuprapan (IDN) Mark & Angela Meredith (USA) Marlo Bontempo (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) Michelle Skoczek (USA) Nancy & Dick Weber (USA) Nancy Knittle (USA) Nancy Sanderson (USA) Nicki Ham (USA) Nicole & Kade Martin (USA) Nicole Neesby (USA) Niki Flynn (CAN) Nora Leticia Martinez Corona (MEX) Norce Ika Ayu Putri (SGP) Noviza Istidarianty (SGP)

Patricia Gwee (SGP) Phoebe Li Hoi Ki (HKG) Rachel & Ryan Holland (USA) Rainbow Forever Trust (USA) Rhonda & Frank Favano (USA) Robert & Alina Rinato (USA) Robyn & Randy Murrah (USA) Ryan & Ashley McKenney (USA) Sam & Lesley Graham (USA) Sara & Justin Wallace (USA) Sara Jo Poff (USA) Sarah & John Harnisch (USA) Sarah Laird (USA) Sarah Lee (USA) Scott & Tricia Gilchrist (USA) Shannon & Brandon Garay (USA) Shannon Conover (USA) Shauna Dastrup (USA) Shelby & Steven Nowak (USA) Shelby & Tyler Paulk (USA) Shellie & Brian Garrett (USA) Sherri Vonlobstein (USA) Sherry LaMarche (USA) Shuk Han Emma Tong (HKG) Sonya Swan (USA) Stacie Hartzler (USA) Stacy McQuade (USA) Stephanie Moram & Jp Paradis (CAN) Steven & Lula Schiller (USA) Sum Sum Yip & Samson Cheung (HKG) Summer Davis (USA) Susan Heid (USA) Tammy & Eric Walton (USA) Teresa & David Gingles (USA) Terry & Ladonna Beals (USA) Teryn & Alvin Robinson (USA) The Ana Family; Maria & Lavinius (USA) Thomas Teschl (AUT) Tracey Black Nielson & Trevor Nielson (USA) Vanessa Romero & Tom Nikkola (USA) Wynne & Stephen Elder (USA) Yonie Bonawi (SGP) Yvonne Litza (USA) Midori Lin (TWN)

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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® quality commitment firsthand in addition to dynamic leadership development. P L AT I NU M R E T R E AT

GOLD R E T R E AT

Sofia Flores Martinez (MEX) Benjaporn Benjabanpot (HKG) Lucia Adzic (HRV)

Monica Liman (IDN) Sara Abel & Ady Cohen (ZAF) Martha Elena Silva Lara (MEX) Cecilia Guadalupe Corona Martinez (MEX) Sandra Patricia Rivas Becerra (MEX)

S I LV E R R E T R E AT Maria Odette Lopez Orozco (MEX) Katie Williams (USA) Tressa Kinahan (USA) Marsia Marvin (SGP) Jessica Davila Lorenzana (MEX)

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SIX 2019 MARKET OPENINGS MEAN MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE Region Update

Get to know Clary Sage

One of the best things about essential oils is their versatility for common challenges like restlessness and stress. Clary Sage is among the more versatile oils. Its sweet, floral, nutty, and earthy aroma empowers you to settle down on restless nights like a pro. It also makes a soothing, aromatic addition to any Super Mom’s toolkit for fun: home-spa DIYs. Try these versatile uses for Clary Sage essential oil: Some nights are harder than others. Soothe away the tossing and turning with the aroma of Clary Sage. Diffuse it for 30 minutes to bring back those feelings of calmness and peace. If that doesn’t do the trick, try a massage. Add Clary Sage to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage your hands, legs, or feet. You can also put a few drops on a tissue or cotton ball, place it inside your pillowcase, and inhale the relaxing aroma as you drift off to dreamland.

Clary Sage can also make you the belle of the bathtub with our DIY geode bath bombs. Featuring muscle soak fave Epsom salt, skin-loving coconut oil, and a dash of soothing Clary Sage, these gem-toned, on-trend bath bombs come together easily and pamper both the skin and the senses. Whip up a batch to have on hand for relaxing evening baths or gifts for friends and family. You can even recruit your children to help you make this handson craft! Find the recipe at bit.ly/2XrQnNY. Simply substitute 10 drops of Clary Sage for the suggested oils to find your bathtub bliss. Looking for a little more Clary Sage goodness? After you’ve bathed the children and before you head off to bed, add Clary Sage to unscented lotion for a uniquely floral scent and a moisturizer that revitalizes dull, dry skin. Head over to http://bit.ly/38H0qE2 to learn more about this EO classic, including products it plays well with.

FIVE NEW FARMS ADDED TO OUR FAMILY Each farm brings something unique

We stand on the three pillars of our Seed to Seal® quality commitment and source only from locations that share our values of high quality, purity, and ethics. This year we added five new farms to our family, accomplishing our 5×5 Develop goal for 2019. Here’s how each farm contributes to our commitment: The Bella Vista Farm, on the western coast of southern Italy, takes full advantage of the sunny climate for all its bergamot orchards, while its buildings rely wholly on solar energy during the off season. It supports fair-trade principles by being transparent and accountable, practicing non-discriminatory hiring, and respecting the environment. The Kalipay Coconut Farm not only provides coconut oil for Young Living but also makes a difference by empowering the local community and helping to protect the environment. This farm donates a portion of its profits every year to fight generational poverty and practices green chemistry, a new discipline that helps eliminate waste in the production process. The Mera Ocotea Farm, in Ecuador’s Pastaza province, receives year-round rain. This is the primary water source for the farm’s 5,000 native ocotea trees. The farm will be surrounded by wildlife corridors linking habitats that protect and re-establish threatened populations. To further support the ecosystem, it uses only naturally pollinated, non-GMO seeds. The Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery uses the diverse geography of China’s Ningxia region—which includes forested mountains and hills, deserts, flood plains, and basins carved by the Yellow River—to produce wolfberries, wolfberry puree, and wolfberry seed oil important in YL’s popular NingXia Red® line and other antioxidantcontaining products. Our newest partner farm, the Golden Einkorn Farm, calls France home. With deep roots in Provence, the Golden Einkorn Farm does everything it can to nurture and protect the land that produces the einkorn we all love. The Golden Einkorn Farm is more than a Young Living partner; it’s a partner in the local community, providing nutritious einkorn flour to local bakeries and pasta makers in the area. We’re proud to have these farms join the Young Living family and of the passion and expertise that they bring with them. Learn more about our farms at SeedtoSeal.com.

As part of our 5x5 pledge, in 2019 we welcomed South Africa, Macau, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, and South Korea to our family of markets. Each one brings a unique energy and makes it possible for more people to get their hands on products that improve their lives. • South Africa’s opening marked the first Young Living market on the African continent; full of traditional music, comedic acts, and band performances, it was a celebration to remember! • Attendees at Macau’s market kickoff were joined by top Young Living leadership and took advantage of inspiring workshops and presentations while they speculated about which of the 300 newly available products promised to be instant classics there. • The Hotel Real International San Jose hosted Costa Rica’s event, at which Young Living leaders spoke, including Central America Country Manager Carla Molina. • At Colombia’s grand opening event, attendees gathered in Bogota to enjoy a performance by popular Colombian singer Andrés Cepeda. Each event was not only a celebration of Young Living but also of wellness and families all over the world. • The grand opening of Brazil took place in São Paulo, Brazil, and featured a full day of activities, such as experiencing our amazing Product Expo and listening to inspiring messages from local and corporate leaders. • South Korea’s opening took place in its completely new Experience Center, where attendees could learn about about the Seed to Seal® quality commitment, bond with other Young Living leaders, and celebrate Young Living’s arrival in South Korea. In all, 5,000 attendees joined us at market launch events in locations from Central America to Asia, bringing their passion for wellness to our global community. Never before have so many opportunities existed for you to take your Young Living business across the globe and to the next level.

G o ur m a ndeI nT heK G o ur m a ndeI nT heK G o ur m a nde i n t he Ki t c hen

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.

ROASTED SQUASH AND CARROT SOUP INGREDIENTS 12 ounces butternut squash, peeled and cubed 12 ounces carrots, peeled and chopped 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided use 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 /8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced 1 shallot, finely minced 4 cups filtered water 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality™ essential oil 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™ essential oil 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality™ essential oil

DIRECTIONS

Serves 4

1. On a large, parchment-lined sheet pan, toss the cut vegetables with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in a single layer and bake for 15-20 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender, turning halfway with a spatula. 2. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and set aside. 3. In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the remaining ½ tablespoon of olive oil with the garlic and shallots and sweat over low heat for about 1-2 minutes, being careful to not let the mixture brown. 4. Add the roasted vegetables, water, and Vitality oils and bring to a simmer over medium heat. 5. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. 6. Puree the soup (in batches if needed) in a high-speed blender until the mixture is very smooth and silky. Serve warm. PAG E 4