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ESSENTIAL EDGE

THE

NEWS OF THE WORLD LEADER IN ESSENTIAL OILS

Volume 4.4 | April 2014

Founder’s Message YOUNG LIVING IS the world leader in essential oils, and now there is a company-wide movement to create a culture to match our products: a world-class culture focused on changing lives and making a difference throughout the world. There is a spirit of unity that crosses lines and teams and brings every Young Living member together for a cause greater than money, status, or rank advancement. In short, we are one big Young Living team of oilers and caretakers, of dream chasers and achievers. We are a unique, worldwide community of individuals who come together to give back not only to make the people of the earth better but to also make the earth better. From remote areas in northern Idaho to bustling hubs in Hong Kong, the Young Living lifestyle rolls on. That lifestyle is built upon principles of abundance for everyone. It’s about furthering a cause so much bigger than ourselves and our bank accounts. It’s about making real changes in our lives so that we can promote real changes in the lives of everyone who happens to cross our path. My dream is to have a unified Young Living team where we learn from each other, share with each other, and build each other. This is our inspired movement, and we are in it together. This year marks Young Living’s 20th anniversary, which we are going to celebrate with great excitement at our International Grand Convention in June. We have many new and exciting tools, products, and other great surprises. Come and join us for all of the excitement!

Live the Ritz: Diamond For a Day HAVE YOU EVER wondered what the International Grand Convention is like for a top Young Living leader? Find out for yourself through our first-ever Diamond for a Day promotion and experience the scintillating benefits of VIP treatment!

In this promotion, members will have the opportunity to compete for one of 20 special convention VIP packages. Winners will network with top Young Living leaders and live like a Diamond at the 20th anniversary convention—the Young Living event of the year! If you are a Star or Senior Star, Executive, Silver, Gold, or Platinum member, you have between now and May 31 to energise your team and grow your business to win a prize package that includes: • • • • • •

VIP access and seating to most convention events Free convention registration (a $269 USD value) Young Living-branded iPad Air (a $600 USD value) $500 product credit (a $500 wholesale USD value) New-product gift basket (a $350 USD value) On-site registration priority

The top four participants from each of the five ranks who have the greatest percentage of average OGV growth during the promotion period will win! The participant from any rank who has the greatest average OGV growth percentage overall will win additional prizes, including onstage recognition at the convention

Bolt to the 20th Anniversary Bash

Promotion period: 1 January − 30 April, 2014. APRIL IS THE last month to earn points towards the ‘Bolt to the 20th Anniversary Bash’ incentive. You can earn 50 bonus points by ordering 300 PV or more during the month of April! The amazing prizes on offer include: 1st–5th place • Airfare from your closest city to Salt Lake City for one. • Convention registration fee for one. • Six nights accommodation in Salt Lake City for two. • Preferred seating in General Session for two. 6th–20th place • Airfare from your closest city to Salt Lake City for one. • Convention registration fee for one. 21st–30th place • Six nights accommodation in Salt Lake City for two. • Convention registration fee for one. Earn Points You must earn a minimum of 850 points during the promotion period to qualify. Earning the point minimum does not guarantee a spot, as only the 30 highest total point earners will win a prize. You may qualify with any combination of points. Visit your Virtual Office to learn more about earning points.

and a Best of Salt Lake City package (up to a $3,000 USD value) that includes limo service, fine dining, a hotel upgrade, $1,000 shopping spree, and more! All members in the eligible ranks will be entered automatically in the Diamond for a Day promotion, based on February’s paid-as rank. Discover how fun, rewarding, and possible it is to succeed at any level with Young Living! Visit youngliving.com/en_AU/opportunity/diamond-for-a-day to learn more about this exciting promotion.

LIVE YOUR DREAM! 2014 International Grand Convention Celebrating 20 Years as the World Leader!

Visit YoungLiving.com/Convention for all the details.

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Renew, Reunite at the Spring Reforestation THE ANNUAL YOUNG Living Spring Reforestation at our Highland Flats Tree Farm is here! Each year at the advent of spring, we reconnect in northern Idaho to give back to nature and to ourselves through a time of renewal based around the Seed to Seal® process. This year, April 6–May 2 is your opportunity to participate firsthand in the planting methods used to help ensure that Young Living oils are the purest available. During the Spring Reforestation, you will work shoulder to shoulder with other members to replace the blue spruce, Western red cedar, and other trees that were removed during the Winter Harvest and to promote sustainability at our beautiful Highland Flats Tree Farm. “We are proud to allow our members to see sustainability in action,” said Jay Anderton, Young Living VP of global farms and projects. “Until you experience one of these events for yourself, it is difficult to understand the effort, care, and passion that goes into the Seed to Seal process. We hope you will join us this spring for the reforestation tree planting project at the Highland Flats Tree Farm.” At the reforestation, you can look forward to: • Playing a vital role in the creation of our Idaho Blue Spruce and Balsam Fir essential oils • Participating in Young Living’s sustainability efforts by replacing previously harvested trees • Learning time-tested planting methods and reconnecting with a simpler, more natural way of life • Discovering a new appreciation for Young Living’s commitment to quality and authenticity • Making new friends and lasting memories Please visit YoungLiving.com/SpringReforestation to learn more about this event and to register.

Recognition for February 2014

Bold = Newly Qualified

Young Living Leaders

DIAMOND Jennifer Moalem (AUS) Artemis (AUS) Kathy Dempsey (AUS) PLATINUM Larissa Erzikov (AUS) Alan & Linda Simpson (AUS) Lee Mclellan (AUS) Neena Love (AUS) Living Dynamics Pty Ltd (AUS) GOLD Lyndall Townend (AUS) Aleena Leah Simpson (AUS) Maree Anne Holzheimer (AUS) Chris Lewin (AUS) Margaret Rossi (AUS) EssentialoilsonlineBiz (AUS) Maria Jones (AUS) Janet Knight (AUS) Martienne Freeth (AUS) New Frontier Botanicals (AUS) Menkit Prince (AUS) SILVER Michal Haswell (AUS) Aaron Hess (AUS) Micheal Mason (AUS) Annthea Matheson (AUS) Newstart Health Supplies (AUS) Bridge Of Love Australia (AUS) Nurture House (AUS) Catherine T/A Cdg Trust Garro Nutrition And You (AUS) (AUS) Ron Phythian (AUS) Claire & Paul Haywood (AUS) Sara Nadin (AUS) Essential Chi (AUS) Sharon & Andrew Wild (AUS) Girija & Hal Tropp (AUS) Sheena Hughes (AUS) Global Spirit Records (AUS) Vibrant Choices (AUS) Gorgeous & Home (AUS) Greg Degenhardt (AUS) Hazel Holland Bowen Therapy (AUS) Janet Newton (AUS) Janette Gallagher (AUS) Jdj & Ra Porker (AUS)

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Gary Young: A Somalian Adventure This is the third of an expected five-part series highlighting real events from Gary’s frankincense exploration in Somalia, written by Gary himself.

THE NEXT DAY, under military escort, Gary in the village market with guards and we ventured outside the compound to Boswellia frereana vendors. The president Somalia dispatched special forces as visit a local warehouse that brokered of bodyguards for Gary. and shipped frankincense and myrrh resin out of Somalia. When we arrived, they were cleaning the resin and preparing it for export. I noticed that almost everyone was chewing the resin as they worked. It was interesting to see that here in another country, the home of Boswellia frereana, what I have been telling everyone since my time in Oman about the resin and why I created Slique Gum, my frankincense chewing gum. We went to visit two private schools that were supposed to be better than the public schools in the city of Bosaso with a population of 500,000 people, and they did not even have electricity. So naturally, there were no computers, no biology labs, no sports, no music, and no chemistry. However, all the children were learning English with the hope of one day leaving this school for a better education, a job, and a better life. I asked to visit a community school and was told, “NO, we are ashamed to have you see our public schools.” The next day I went to the shipping port where Queen Hatshepsut’s royal navy landed when she was looking for an inland passage to the headwaters of the Nile River. Then 500 years later, King Abdulla continued to export frankincense to Egypt. His oldest daughter, Queen Arawelo, then became heir to the throne and continued to export frankincense and myrrh in trade with the Queen of Sheba in Cana, Yemen. Today, 3,000 years later, the No. 1 commodity for export still remains the legendary frankincense. Goats, sheep, and camels make up the second export market share. Tuesday morning Yusuf informed me, “The President has dispatched more solders for our protection, but it will still be safer if we go out under the cover of dark in the early morning around 1 or 2 a.m., so be ready.”


Young Living: The World Leader in Essential Oils and Distillation During its 20-year history, Young Living Essential Oils has proven again and again to be the world leader in essential oils. With the installation in 2014 of a state-of-the-art distillery at its Highland Flats Tree Farm in Naples, Idaho, D. Gary Young ushered in a new era in distillation for the production of essential oils and proved that obstacles are no match for his illuminated vision. THE NEW DISTILLERY is the latest innovation in distillery technology, including an advanced computer program that monitors the distillation chamber and condenser and separator temperatures and pressures, starting with the steam injection flow into the extraction chamber to the steam exit and flow temperature levels through the condenser to the separator. The first critical factor is the steam flow volume, which determines the temperature and ability to ramp the steam flow at the precise time to maintain sufficient temperature increase as the oil molecules travel up through the chamber for proper extraction without creating homogenization or reflux that will result in loss of oil, which will compromise the quality. The steam-injection rate and volume are very critical during the entire process. The second critical factor is to make sure that the condenser temperature is not too hot or too cold as it descends through 200 12-foot-long tubes to prevent fracturing of the molecules, which could change the chemistry and aroma. Third, the temperature of the separator is critical because many plants require a different separation temperature. If the temperature is wrong, many of the fine molecules are lost that are important for therapeutic application, which is unimportant to the fragrance and food flavouring industry. With Gary’s new, innovative changes, we are now capturing up to 80 percent more of the fine molecules that are lost in normal distilling practices. The computer monitors all systems and makes changes instantly when needed. Manually, the operator may be monitoring, loading, or unloading a chamber and may not be able to make adjustments immediately, which could take several minutes to correct.

The fourth step will be to install cameras inside the swan neck to be able to watch the steam as it leaves the plant material carrying the oil into the condenser. An app on Gary’s phone will allow him to monitor and control the distillation from any place in the world and will also enable him to teach new operators around the world. This new, automated, state-of-the-art oil-extracting facility is the most advanced distilling system in the world today. • For the first time, semitrucks can drive inside a heated building where the chips are unloaded and then packed into the two 21,000-litre extraction chambers. • In 2014, two more extraction chambers will be installed for the 2015 harvest. One will be another 21,000-litre chamber for conifer distillation. The fourth will be an 8,500-litre chamber for the distillation of Idaho Tansy. • The range of litres extracted from a single distillation is between 21 and 42 litres. The volume of oil is dependent on the age of the tree and the branch growth. Older trees with less branch growth and more hard wood naturally produce less oil, and different conifer trees have a difference in their production.

• The new extraction chambers use 30 percent less fuel that the older extraction chambers. The new condenser system reduces the water consumption by 20 percent, and all water in the distillation process is recycled and never leaves the holding reservoir again, thus preserving our eco system. • The truck bay is 85 feet long and 52 feet wide. It is fully insulated, with heated floors to melt snow and ice and remove the water in the chips for a better and greater distillation. • The new distillery completely eliminates Gary’s nightly drive of 125 miles in the semitruck over the treacherous, winding roads covered with snow and ice to the distillery in St. Maries. Gary is safer, the distillation process is infinitely faster, and the oil production is spectacular. A dream come true. The Highland Flats farm is an amazing place to visit. From distilling, to separating, to decanting/filtering, to bottling, the oils are transferred from stainless steel to glass containers and never touch hands before they are sealed and packaged for shipping. Distillery operators say that distilling is both an art and a science. D. Gary Young combines research and science with 25 years of experience in engineering, designing, building, and operating 9 existing distilleries and 5 partner distilleries in different countries. In 2014 he is building 1 new distillery in Egypt and 1 in Somalia. All of these distilleries that Gary Young has built throughout the world on five continents are bringing forth great discoveries in modern-day distillation, making him the only person in history to distil on such a worldwide scale. Consistency and increased control allow Young Living to further ensure the purity and quality of its world-class products. The Seed to Seal process is Young Living’s trademark. This was first developed at the farm in Ecuador. Gary then took it to a higher level with the new distillery at Highland Flats. Gradually, all of the Young Living distilleries will be modified to match the new operation. The Utah farm is now under way for the same upgrades. With the new automation and the most advanced technology available, modernising the production process will be more efficient and effective than ever. Gary’s vision is to be able to remotely monitor and control the distillation process in Young Living’s worldwide farms from his phone and global headquarters in Lehi, Utah. Young Living has again raised the bar of excellence in the essential oil industry; and with its Seed to Seal process, it is without question the world leader in essential oils.

Winter Harvest: The Numbers • 1,200 gallons of oil. Before the new distillery, this would have taken five years to produce. • 21 to 42 litres of oil per cook. • 300 people, mostly from the community, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new distillery. • 3 special guests from France: Jean-Marie Blanc, Benoit Cassan, and Nicalos Noel joined in the fun at the harvest and the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Young Living World News AUSTRALIA

The Hormone Health for Families tour in March was a huge success, with record-breaking attendance in every city! We hope to continue this growth at future Young Living Australia events. The Bolt to the 20th Anniversary Bash promotional period ends April 30. We look forward to rewarding the well-deserved qualifiers with flights and/or accommodations to attend the 2014 International Grand Convention in Salt Lake City! We would also like to wish all attending Australian members the best of luck in qualifying for the Diamond for a Day promotion. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a VIP package at this year’s convention. Visit YoungLiving.com/Convention/gb for more information.

JAPAN

Japan has just announced the amazing Vacation Challenge to Italy promotion. Those who qualify will receive free airfare and accommodations for an Italian vacation in March 2015. Moreover, the top 10 winners will receive several great prizes, including a new car with an aroma diffuser for the top winner, as well as free trips to the International Grand Convention, harvest events, and more.

PERU

Young Living Peru will begin its first training tour this month, beginning April 3 in Cusco. The tour will feature presentations about Young Living, the compensation plan, and the Raindrop Technique®.

In late April the region will launch its Starter Kit, which will guide new members through the path to leadership and how to best grow their Young Living business.

second year has in store and the new heights we will reach as we look to fulfill Gary Young’s vision of taking the oils into every home in the world.

SOUTHEAST ASIA

EUROPE

Southeast Asia is indeed blessed with so many leaders visiting from international markets. Royal Crown Diamond Michael McDanel came back to the region, bringing a wealth of information about creating a lifestyle of advantages to members in Singapore and Malaysia. The next big event is Young Living 360°, where we will feature valuable knowledge on Young Living products and the business opportunity. Keynote speakers will include Crown Diamond Frances Fuller and Diamond Adam Green. The Singapore office has also launched a shipping promotion for Indonesia, which allows Indonesian members to order directly from Singapore at subsidized shipping rates. If you have members or contacts in Indonesia and would like more information, please send an e-mail to indonesia@youngliving.com.

CANADA

Young Living Canada recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with an event in Toronto. Canada’s growth over the past year has been nothing short of amazing, and we attribute this success to the strong members in the market and the drive they have to share Young Living with all of those around them. We look forward to what our

Young Living Europe is thrilled to have had more signups than ever before this past February! The continuous efforts of our members are encouraged by the throughthe-roof sales of our wonderful new Starter Kits! We have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Luba Vozar to two exclusive events in April in Austria and Germany. Luba will be hosting the first-ever Beauty School in Europe. Her in-depth knowledge and brilliant presentation skills will make unforgettable events! The grand opening of Sweden is April 26! This is a fantastic opportunity for anybody interested in building a business in one of the most prosperous regions in Europe. We are proud to welcome Royal Crown Diamond Marcella Vonn Harting and Young Living’s Director of Global Education and Sales, Scott Johnson, to this milestone event, where they will share their invaluable product knowledge and business skills. We have also announced the date of the UK grand opening, causing huge excitement in Europe. Plan on joining us September 20 in London for this historic and exciting event!

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Beauty School Europe April 5–14

Spring Reforestation April 6–May 2

Easter Eggstravaganza April 19 Mona, UT

Sweden Grand Opening April 26

Raindrop Training April 5 Nashville, TN April 26 Atlanta, GA

Introductory Meetings

April (TBD) with D. Gary Young Lima, Peru April 4–6 with D. Gary Young Total Health Expo Toronto, CAN A Day With Gary Young April 12 Warwick, RI April 14 Flint, MI April 15 Chicago, IL April 16 Oconomowoc, WI April 22 Los Angeles, CA (Spanish) April 23 Austin, TX (Spanish) April 25 San Juan, PR April 28 Boston, MA April 29 Saddlebrook, NJ April 30 Waterloo, NY

Gifts to spoil Mum Available 1 April – 11 May, 2014

Upcoming Global Events

Mum’s Care Package #967602 Whsl. $82.00 PV 52.00 Pack includes V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex 236 ml, Geranium 15 ml, and Cedarwood 15 ml. Free V-6 Oil Complex – save $34.50!

Deluxe Pamper Pack #967502 Whsl. $144.50 PV 93.75 Pack includes Satin Facial Scrub Mint 57 g, ART Creme Masque 30 ml, ART Gentle Foaming Cleanser 100 ml, and Peace & Calming 15 ml. Free Peace & Calming – save $53.00!

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