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As convention is almost upon us, I am reminded of an interesting little bit of news that recently came to me. There seems to be concern that other network marketing companies are claiming that their source of oils is the same as ours, so they think they can lay claim to our Seed to Seal standard. What that says to me is that other companies think we are the best; and by claiming to share the same source, they think that makes them as good as us. I would have to investigate to see if this is true, but does it matter if one of our oils is sourced from the same supplier as for another oil company as well? As long as we have the best, that is the most important. Most growers and distillers produce 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-grade-quality oil, which has a lot to do with how long the plant material is distilled and at what temperature, as well as the quality of the water used. Although, we may be buying from the same supplier, we don’t know what grade of oil the other companies are buying. We know only what we are buying. Not many companies want to adhere to our standard because it is more complex and costs more money. If a company is about profit, you can be sure that quality is not its top priority. Highest quality and purity of oils really affects the financial bottom line. No other company can lay claim to our Seed to Seal process. We are the only company in the world that grows, harvests, distills, tests, and then bottles in our own manufacturing facility. If the plants are not being grown on one of our own farms, they are grown on partner farms or supplied under very strict regulations—and the oils are always tested. Just know that you have the best; and if people want to attach to our standard, they are only acknowledging that we are the world leader in essential oils.

5 EXCITING UPDATES FROM LIVE YOUR PASSION RALLY The biggest announcements from April's Live Your Passion Rally for you and your business. The Live Your Passion Rally (LYPR) is an exhilarating time to unite as a Young Living family and celebrate success, discover valuable business-building tools, and—of course—have fun! We hope you enjoyed the LYPR wherever you celebrated around the world. In case you missed it, here are five big updates from April’s LYPR:

1. More accessible Seedlings® products

Our favorite products for little ones are now available at lower prices! We’ll also launch select Seedlings products in Canada, Australia, Taiwan, and Europe this year; so babies (and parents) around the world can enjoy these gentle, specially formulated products. We’re also making Seedlings easier to share with the new Seedlings Gift Bundle and Seedlings Wipes multipacks.

2. SMS text alerts for all U.S. members

We know that you’re busy and that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the exciting Young Living promotions, product launches, and events. That’s why SMS text alerts are a convenient way to get important notifications. This service is available to all Young Living members in the U.S. Visit to sign up for text updates!

3. Young Living Central education resources Located in Virtual Office, Young Living Central, or YLC, is the new hub for all things Young Living product education. You can find videos, graphics, blog posts, podcasts, and slideshows to help educate yourself and others.

4. Improved checkout experience Retail customers can now check out online by simply adding items to their cart, creating an account, and providing shipping and billing info. This will help modernize our enrollment process and make it easier for new members to get their favorite YL products.

5. Relaunching the Elite Express program The Elite Express program is now even more exciting and includes a new level: Elite Express Diamond. Not only that, but the qualification period for Elite Express will now start at Senior Star instead of Star. All Elite Express qualifiers will also get product credit and Express Rewards points, giving participants more flexibility to use rewards how they choose. For more information regarding these exciting updates from the April LYPR, make sure to head over to

THE FOUNDATION AT INTERNATIONAL GRAND CONVENTION The Foundation is bringing hearts together from around the world at convention this year. •

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Learn different ways to make a difference and have fun at the convention next month. There’s nothing better or more exciting than the Young Living International Grand Convention each summer, and while this year will be no different, it will be even bigger. A special part of the convention will be The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation’s activities and events planned to help members unite for a good cause. Here’s a preview of a few of the events that you’ll want to attend: • The Foundation 5K and Diamond Dash theme this year is "Rock the ‘80s." This will be an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of PAG E 1

thousands of people. From preventing jigger infections to helping survivors of human trafficking receive an education, every donation to the Foundation counts! And what better way to make a difference than running and rocking out with friends while wearing your favorite 80’s attire? Have you ever wanted to ride off into the sunset on your motorcycle? Ride for a Reason is your opportunity! Members can enter the Ride for a Reason raffle for the chance to win a 2004 customized Harley Davidson Softail, a 2017 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS with custom upgrades, or a 2017 Honda Metropolitan Scooter with accessories. You can donate at the Mona farm or at the Foundation booth for an entry to win. The Foundation will have representatives from our international partners at the Foundation booth. They will have great information about how your donations directly help each partner accomplish its mission. They will also have items for sale from all over the world to purchase for a good cause. Get ready for the 2018 #ShareYourHeart scavenger hunt! This is a social media scavenger hunt where members can interact with the Foundation and win free swag. Connect with the Foundation through Instagram and Facebook for more information.

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SLIQUE IN 60 CHALLENGE PHASE 1 WINNERS The secrets behind their winning success

Continued from page 1 THE FOUNDATION AT CONVENTION We hope these opportunities from the Foundation will help members have an even more fun and fulfilling experience at the International Grand Convention this year! If you’d like to get a jump-start and learn more about the Young Living Foundation before the convention, make sure to check out

Learn more about the Slique challenge and see more inspiring before-and-afters at The 2018 Slique® in 60 Challenge has been one of our most successful yet! We are so excited to congratulate the phase 1 winners. The winner of the women 18–35 category, Rose Campbell, lost 32 pounds and 73 inches! She shares how important it was to get her kids involved in her exercise routine and her favorite Slique products. “I do yoga and Zumba® with my kids. My toddlers ask for yoga and Zumba, and I have really enjoyed it. I also love the Slique CitraSlim™ capsules so much, and I got some Slique Tea from my upline! My selfesteem has definitely gone up, and I have much more energy.” Rosalind Reinolds, the winner of the women 36–49 category, says that after phase 1, “I feel great eating healthy, balanced portions and moving more. I have more energy!” Rosalind lost 28 pounds and 53.75 inches. The winner of the women 50+ category, Linda Vermooten, lost 56 pounds and 40.25 inches. Linda says that she ordered some Slique products at the end of last year. “I focused on the goals I set and took it one day at a time, making one good choice at a time and celebrating each victory.” James Woods, the winner of the men

18–35 category, shares how the support of other participants was helpful for his success. “Losing weight by myself has been a challenge. I enjoyed this challenge because I have had the opportunity to connect with other people like me.” James lost 43.4 pounds and 70 inches! The winner of the men 36–49 category, Kevin Gillem, lost 52.2 pounds and 63.5 inches. Kevin explains how he feels so much better after completing the Slique in 60 Challenge. “I notice that I have more energy and self-control. I move more freely and have a more positive outlook on my future.” John Magrane, the winner of the men 50+ category, says, “The Slique in 60 Challenge is a marvelous method to transform one’s lifestyle through the Slique product line, essential oils, and exercise. My wish is that many more people discover not only the challenge but also the Young Living lifestyle.” John lost 28.9 pounds and 26 inches. Be on the lookout for next month’s edition of The Essential Edge for updates from the phase 2 winners! You can also go to the updated Slique challenge webpage at to see more incredible Slique in 60 transformations!

NEW SAVVY MINERALS PRODUCT CATALOG Your complete resource for all things Savvy Minerals by Young Living

Get all the details on one of Young Living’s most popular product lines! Savvy Minerals by Young Living® makeup helps showcase and highlight your naturally beautiful features. With the new Savvy Minerals by Young Living Product Catalog, you can easily share these gorgeous products with everyone you know. The catalog features the complete Savvy Minerals by Young Living makeup line, as well as 15 new products to love—including six new lipstick shades infused with Tangerine essential oil, four blush shades, two lip gloss

colors, two eyeshadow shades, and the new Poppy Seed Lip Scrub! You’ll be able to see these stunning, new colors and shades on each page, as well as get tips for color matching and eyeshadow application. The Savvy Minerals Product Catalog makes sharing your favorite Young Living products a breeze. Because the catalog features tips and tricks for application, you can show all your friends and family just how easy it is to use our mineral makeup and help them pick out their soon-to-be favorite products. Another way to use the Savvy Minerals Product Catalog is to throw a makeover party! Invite everyone you know for a fun makeover bash and demonstrate how to use Savvy Minerals. Once they discover which products they prefer, show them the catalog for more color options. For more information, check out the new product catalog for yourself! You can access the digital catalog at or get a printed copy this month!


ESSENTIALLY YOURS We asked; you delivered!

Here are some of your responses from last month's question: "What YL products make the best Mother’s Day gifts?" "Peace & Calming® for the occasional emotional support we need—whether we're in the days of raising them up or letting them fly. Lip Balm for the lips that kiss away so many boo-boos. Rose Ointment™ for the hands that are always serving, helping, changing, and wiping, yet always prepared to give away a tender touch. Stress Away™ Bath Bombs because we earn our mini-vacation called a bath. Savvy Minerals by Young Living®; so when we look in the mirror after a long, hard day, we can say, ‘I made it!’ and ‘Dang, I look good!’” —Jenna V. "The Bon Voyage Travel Pack, Stress Away™ Roll-On, and a roll-on of Inspiration™ [self-made with an AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment]. Every mom needs a break, a mini or major getaway from the have-tos, and to simply be. Mother's Day is a recognition of all that goes into the responsibilities of loving others. Time for Mom to have time for herself!” —Nancy W. "The Aria™ Diffuser would make the best YL product for Mother’s Day, of course—along with a few essential oils and blends that all moms would love such as Stress Away™ or Lavender.” —Amy B. "As a mom, a perfect gift for Mother's Day would be the complete line of KidScents® products. I can fully relax knowing my kids are well taken care of.” —Karla B. “The Oola® oils would be great, especially Oola® Family™, Sacred Mountain™, or En-R-Gee™ would be good as well. The Mineral Sunscreen Lotion would be great for the upcoming summer months.” —Katelyn F. “A small gift basket with Lavender Bath Bombs, Lavender Hand & Body Lotion, Lavender essential oil, all tied together with a beautiful lavender bow. My daughter would love this; I would love this; who wouldn’t love this?” —Penny M.



ROYAL CROWN DIAMONDS Alyssa & Troy Francis (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) Connie Marie McDanel (USA) Courtney & John Critz (USA) Debra Raybern (USA) Dr. Marcella Vonn & Jim Harting (USA) Erin & Bronce Rodgers (USA) Frances Fuller (SGP) Gregg & Carol Johnson (USA) Heather & John Brock (USA) Jeanmarie Hepworth (USA) Jeremiah & Monique McLean (USA) Joanne Kan & Eric Yang (HKG)


CROWN DIAMONDS Adam & Vanessa Green (CAN) Annie & Chris Hauser (USA) Artemis (AUS) Danielle Burkleo (USA) Darlene & Matt Weir (USA) Diane Mora (USA) Dr. Sharnael Wolverton (USA) Echo & Danny Hill (USA) Franciela Madrid Villarreal & Juan Alberto Arevalo (MEX) Gordon & Corie Devries (USA) Hailey & Jeremy Aliff (USA) James & Stacy McDonald (USA) Jen & Adaryll Jordan (USA) Jessica Gianelloni (USA) Jilene & Duane Hay (CAN) Jill & James Young (USA) Joanna Malone (USA) Kathy & Chip Kouwe (USA)

Jodie Meschuk (USA) Jordan & Doug Schrandt (USA) Kathy Farmer & Mark McCaskill (USA) Lindsay Teague & 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 Ting Wan (HKG) Wendy Renee Mercure (USA) Zach & Kari Lewis (USA)

Katie Harris (USA) Korbut Wong (HKG) Melissa & Wayne Poepping (USA) Nicole Barczak (USA) Paige & Joshua Williams (USA) Prakama & Markus Hauser (AUT) Sabina Mary DeVita, EdD (CAN) Sandi & Kyler Boudreau (USA) Stacie & Todd Malkus (USA) Teresa Valmonte (USA) Teri Secrest (USA) Vijay & Ulrike Churfuerst Hanzal (AUT) Yuk Fung Fiona Lui (HKG)

DIAMONDS April & Charles Mier (USA) Ashley & Tyler Compton (USA) Ashley Diette (USA) Becky & Jonathan Webb (USA) Bethany Shipley (USA) Betty Chu (HKG) Brian & Jodi Mckenna (USA) Brittin Prior (USA) Callie & Jeremy Shepherd (USA) Candace & Jimmie Hoke (USA) Carla & Bill Green (CAN) Carrie & Michael McVige (USA) Carrie & William Liebich (USA) Catherine Rott (USA) Celeste McLean (USA) Chelle Carter (USA) Chelsea & Jamie Flaman (CAN) Chelsea M. Humphreys (USA) Chelsea Young (USA) Christi Collins (USA) Christie Mohamed (USA) Christina & Tim Adam (USA) Codie-Lyn & William Kahler (USA) Colin & Taylor Quigg (USA) Crystal & Larry Hoskins (USA) Crystal & Verick Burchfield (USA) Cynthia Haggerton (USA) Dallas Harting (USA) Dan Keskey (USA)

Abel & Amanda O’Brennan (CAN) Aditya Nowotny (DEU) Alan & Linda Simpson (AUS) Alina & Robert Rinato (USA) Allissa Davis (USA) Amanda & Gabe Uribe (USA) Amber Hauser (USA) Andrea Lahman (USA) Andrew & Nicole Dodge (USA) Anita Ochsenhofer (AUT) Anni & Dave Dayan (USA) Annie Chan (MYS) Antje Lüdemann (DEU)

Danette & Jim Goodyear (USA) Danielle & Michael Keen (USA) David & Lee Stewart (USA) David & Star Moree (USA) Debbie & Daniel Erickson (USA) Denise Easthon (USA) Deny Sentosa (SGP) Donna Grace (USA) Dr. Pat McLean (USA) Edie Wadsworth (USA) Ellen & Olivier Wenker (USA) Evangeline & Thomas Reed (USA) Frankie Ellis (USA) Gailann Greene (USA) Gretchen Ann-King (HKG) Heidi & Kevin Hovan (USA) Heiko & Bronwyn Deiter (USA) Hitomi Harada (JPN) Irela Balderrama (MEX) James Niederland (USA) Jami Nato (USA) Janelle & Barry Chambers (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)

Jessica & Nathan Petty (USA) Jihan Thomas (USA) Jill Sager (USA) John WongCW (SGP) Jonathan & Laura Hopkins (USA) Judy De La Rosa (USA) Kami & Kevin Bear (USA) Kara & Andrew Cozier (USA) Karen Douglas (USA) Karen Vavrick (USA) Kari Friedman (USA) Kate Kowalczyk (USA) Kathleen & Matthew Harvey (USA) Keith & Emily Anderson (USA) Kelli & Les Wright (USA) Kelli Fras (USA) Kelowna & Paul Giuliano (USA) Kimberly & Ryan Prather (USA) Kirk & Britta Dimler (USA) Kristen Critz (USA) Kristy & Jake Dempsey (USA) Lauren & Nat Bretz (USA) Lauren Crews Dow (USA) Lindsey & Casey Leif (USA) Logan & Brian Randazzo (USA) Maggie Tong & Hill Ngan (HKG) Marinee Yuprapan (IDN) Mark & Angela Meredith (USA) Marlene Wiegers (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 process firsthand, in addition to dynamic leadership development.




Alicia Farrell (USA) Christine Huber (AUT) Irina Zhigulina (RUS)

Arlette Galvan Lopez (MEX) Elsa De Los Santos (USA) Emily Recker (USA) Huey Chi Tham (SGP) Jessica Susan Rains (USA) Lenny Tania (IDN) Lina or Eugene Kifor (USA) Maggie McCormick (USA) Michelle Agraz Balderrama (MEX) Mila Paunovic (SRB) Norfadilah Yahaya (MYS) Nubia Barajas Sarmiento (MEX) Roswita Heitmann (DEU) Saki Kidoguchi (CAN) Sofia Flores Martinez (MEX) Wing Yan Lau (USA)

Agus Halim (IDN) Alexsis Mendoza Aburto (MEX) Ambar Retno Wardhani (IDN) Amber Liebe (USA) Ana Bela Tani (IDN) Angela May (USA) Aubrey Conley (USA) Barbara Tausch (Che) Beatriz Marquez De La Garza (MEX) Bruce Barrett (USA) Candice Montgomery (USA) Carmen Jasmin Palenzuela (ESP) Catherine Baldwin (USA) Celia & Carlos Caceres (USA) Chantal Suët (BEL) Claire Broussard (USA)

Shellie & Brian Garrett (USA) Marlo Bontempo (USA) Sherry LaMarche (USA) Mary & Matthew Salentine (USA) Skyla & Brian Mann (USA) Mary Buck (USA) Stacie Hartzler (USA) Mary Hardy (USA) Stacy McQuade (USA) Mary Starr & Jay Carter (USA) Summer Davis (USA) Megan & Thomas Burns (USA) Sum Sum Yip (HKG) Melissa & Clayton Sanches (USA) Susan Heid (USA) Melissa & Ryan Renno (USA) Teresa & David Gingles (USA) Nancy Knittle (USA) Terry & Ladonna Beals (USA) Nancy Sanderson (USA) Teryn & Alvin Robinson (USA) Nanette Symes (USA) The Collected, Kai Tan (SGP) Nicole & Kade Martin (USA) Tracey Black Nielson & Trevor Nielson (USA) Nicole Neesby (USA) Vanessa Romero & Tom Nikkola (USA) Nurul Afzan Aini (MYS) Wynne & Stephen Elder (USA) Patricia Gwee (SGP) Yonie Bonawi (SGP) Rachel & Ryan Holland (USA) Yvonne Litza-Vandedrink (USA) Rainbow Forever Trust (USA) Reagan & Danny Jewitt (CAN) Rhonda & Frank Favano (USA) Robert & Alina Rinato (USA) Ryan & Ashley McKenney (USA) Sam & Lesley Graham (USA) Sara & Justin Wallace (USA) Sarah & John Harnisch (USA) Sarah Lee (USA) Sha-Faun Enterprises, Shauna Dastrup (USA) Shannon & Brandon Garay (USA) Shelby & Steven Nowak (USA) Shelby & Tyler Paulk (USA)

Claryn Neo (SGP) Daisy Chan (HKG) Deanna Teufel (USA) Dwain Beck (USA) Elena Alvarez Acosta (MEX) Elly Michiels-Fleuren (NLD) Erin Rowe (USA) Falynn Gielish (USA) Flor García Díaz (MEX) Gabriela Diaz (MEX) Inkyung Lee (USA) Jasmin Tupas (CAN) Jennifer Paganessi (USA) Jess Goulette (USA) Jessica Ramagli (USA) Jessie Curtis (USA)

Jill Clickner (USA) Joanne Pearce (CAN) Juliann Stiffler (USA) Junko Wada-Hideyuki (JPN) Karly Samuels (USA) Kaycee Green (USA) Kayo Kubota (JPN) Kimberly Wise (USA) Lane Rado (USA) Lauren McCabe (USA) Limmer Kenneth (USA) Lina Lina (IDN) Lisa Agustin (IDN) Lisa Huber (CAN) Ludmila Dmitrieva (RUS) Madison Henry (USA)

Mayra Gandarilla Garcia (MEX) Melody Manning (USA) Michelle Harvey (USA) Nora Ignat (ROU) Nurazura Ali (MYS) Pamela Zell (USA) Rebecca Kinderman (AUS) Rebekah Slider (USA) Sandra Jung (DEU) Sherry Hurst Pigott (USA) Slebos Fysio Osteo (NLD) Solehah Baijuri (MYS) Susana Roman (Rou) Taylor Meyer (USA) Valentina Gadjaloff (CAN) Vera Novikova (RUS)

Wan Maisarah (MYS) Wong Siu Pauw Pypy (IDN) Yuliya Vasyukova (RUS) 蔡帛蓁 (TWN) 鄭芷欣 (TWN)

We designed Elite Express to reward the success of even more members. Elite Express spans from Executive all the way to Platinum and offers big rewards every step of the way. Elite Express is a 20-month program and is available for members across the globe in four tracks, lasting from 3 to 6 months each: Executive in 3 (Ei3), Silver in 6 (Si6), Gold in 6 (Gi6), and Platinum in 5 (Pi5), with a bonus Elite in 20 (Ei20) track for those who successfully complete all tracks within 20 months or less.

RANK A DVA N C E M E N T S Please visit for a complete list of all rank advancements.

R E T R E AT QUA L I F I E R S Please visit for a complete list of retreat qualifiers and to get full details and information about each retreat.

ELITE EXPRESS QUA L I F I E R S Please visit for a complete list of qualifiers.

Lyndi & Mike Goodman (USA) Puay Hoon Chua (SGP)

Becca Bristow (USA) Jennifer Spears (USA) Kristen Lavalley (USA) Laura Loewen (USA) Molly Shane (USA) Philip Anderson (USA) Sarah Johnson (USA) Tien Mui Neo (MYS) Tracy Fleet (USA)

Abby Chou (USA) Abigail Meade (USA) Adfirani Adisastra (IDN) Alana Fehr (CAN) Alyson Susong (USA) Amanda Harahap (IDN) Annmarie Heilman (USA) Ashley Sutterer (USA) Atiek Hartono (IDN) Audrey Helm (USA) Beckie Bursey (USA) Brittany Garza (USA) Celina Diblasi (CAN) Chih Chuan Cheng (USA) Chrissy Elizabeth Talt (USA) Christina Marie Bechtel (USA) Colby Star Johnson (USA) Courtney Rentzel (USA) Dana Blair Carroll (USA) Daune Pitman (USA) Dawn Maloney (USA) Debbie Hartman (USA) Divina Gracia Cruz Cruz (SGP) Fariani Fariani (IDN) Giselle Y Montejo (USA)

Heather Lunkley (USA) Ingrid Sieboentara (IDN) Intan Zaihana Hamidin (MYS) Ioana Serban (ROU) Isti Nurnisia (IDN) Janice Fung Wing Mei (SGP) Jenn Thomas (USA) Jennifer Lavelle (USA) Jennifer L Balzano (USA) Jessica Jusuf (IDN) Jessica Alane Aden (USA) Jessica Shipe (USA) Jose Oswaldo Delgado Campos (USA) Julia Kelly (USA) July Urdiales (MEX) Kandyce Aj Mutter (USA) Karissa Yeager (USA) Kathryn Christopher (USA) Katie Adams (USA) Katie Roberts (USA) Keisha Hill (USA) Kristy Rice (USA) Laura Hicks (USA) Laura Michelle Mazurek (USA) Lauren Colleen Bannister (CAN)

Alex Park (CAN) Amanda Tidd Estrada (USA) Ana Laura Landa Ramirez (MEX) Anna Mckenzie (CAN) Annemarie Thimons (USA) Antanas Pundzius (LTU) Arent Emily (USA) Ariel Axsom (USA) Ashlyn Cordell (USA) Aurea Cruz (AUS) Bailey Jacques (CAN) Berkley Ray Gillikin (USA) Beth Marceaux (USA) Bettina Tioseco (CAN) Binti Ishak Azlilawati (MYS) Brandi M Patton (USA) Brittanie Harmon (USA) Chang Jun (IDN) Charlotte Hamer (USA) Cifuentes Octavio (USA) Clare William Sorimpok (MYS) Clarilyn Cacho Chau (HKG) Claudia Gabriela Pineda Navarro (MEX) Corrina or Lucas Mackanos (USA) Courtney Canipe Freeman (USA)

Crystal Lethgo (USA) Daniel Christian Hull (USA) Danielle Hampton (USA) Danielle Hartung (USA) Dawn Farias (USA) Deborah Boyd (USA) Denise Mitchell (USA) Donna Marie Ardell (CAN) Donna Wendel (CAN) Elena Afanas'Eva (RUS) Elena Smirnova (RUS) Erika Islas (MEX) Estolas Ana (ARE) Genevieve Ng (SGP) Georgina Padilla (USA) Gloria Greer (USA) Gonzalez Alejandro (MEX) Hanson Gemma (USA) Heather Vanderslice (USA) Hsiu-Yu Su (CAN) Ivonne Yissel Sanvicente Hodgers (MEX) Jacob R Portolese (USA) Janet York (USA) Jeannine Ann Jones (USA)

Get to know May's product of the month!


There’s nothing better than stepping outside into the May sunshine and enjoying all the springtime blossoms. Just imagine walking through the colorful flowers and breathing in the beautiful, floral aromas. When you open a bottle of Ylang Ylang essential oil, you can bring that exact moment into your home for your family and guests to enjoy. Ylang Ylang essential oil comes from pale, golden flowers found on the tropical ylang ylang tree from our Young Living farm in Ecuador. Because of its lush, floral scent and moisturizing properties, Ylang Ylang essential oil is a popular ingredient in many luxury personal care products.

Here are some simple ways to use Ylang Ylang essential oil: • After all the spring cleaning is done, you may want to unwind with the one you love. Create a romantic spa night by using a couple drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil in a hot bubble bath or

in Young Living’s V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for an indulgent massage. Make a DIY signature perfume! Ylang Ylang is the perfect oil to use in perfumes because of its fresh scent. Head over to the blog at YoungLiving. com/blog and search “DIY Perfume with Essential Oils” for instructions, as well as for other essential oils that will blend perfectly with Ylang Ylang. Ylang Ylang’s moisturizing qualities make it an ideal addition to lotions and other skin care products. Combined with coconut oil, it’s also great for a sweet-smelling hair treatment! Bad weather? No problem—bring a little springtime indoors. Try diffusing Young Living's Joy™ essential oil blend, which contains a bouquet of floral oils like Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, and Rose essential oils, with a hint of freshness from Bergamot, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils.

Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer, food photographer, and real food lover behind There you'll find a collection of recipes that celebrate your inner gourmand with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are free from gluten, refined sugar, and processed ingredients. The recipes on Gourmande in the Kitchen are fast and fresh with a focus on quality ingredients and minimal preparation that let the natural flavors of the food shine because you don't need a lot of time or a long list of ingredients to make good-for-you, satisfying, and delicious food if you start with the best ingredients possible.

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GOAT CHEESE, PEA, AND HERB FRITTATA INGREDIENTS 7 large eggs 1/4 cup whole-milk yogurt 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 clove garlic, finely minced 1/4 cup chives, finely chopped 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 1/4 cup basil leaves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (plus more for pan) 2 drops Marjoram Vitality™ essential oil 1 drop Basil Vitality essential oil 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, sliced or coarsely crumbled 1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed

INSTRUCTIONS Yield: 6 servings • Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously oil an 8-inch cast iron or other oven-proof skillet with olive oil and place in oven. • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, salt, pepper, garlic, chives, parsley, and basil until well combined. • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, Marjoram Vitality, and Basil Vitality. Add goat cheese and gently spoon oil over until goat cheese is well-coated. • Carefully remove preheated skillet from the oven and pour in egg mixture. Scatter peas and goat cheese mixture evenly across the top. • Return to oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until puffed and set in the center. • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature.

March 3 we welcomed New Zealand into our Young Living family as the newest market! Our New Zealand members can now take advantage of Young Living’s products, promotions, and business opportunities. Our dedicated, enthusiastic members in “the Land of the Long White Cloud” have been working hard to create and nurture strong networks, and they are excited to continue sharing Young Living’s pure, authentic essential oils with everyone they know. The headquarters for New Zealand members is in Sydney, Australia; and these members now have access to the same distribution channels, commission payment process, operations, and compensation plan as our Australian members! We held a successful launch event to celebrate such a historical moment March 2–5. Young Living invited Silver members and above from both New Zealand and Australia to attend the event at the Skycity Auckland Convention Center in New Zealand to receive training and education and to celebrate this amazing announcement. This market opening emphasizes the global demand for our authentic, pure essential oils. We’re excited to see the market’s accomplishments through the months and years to come.

INTRODUCING THE WORLD CLASS QUALITY CONTROL TEAM The Seed to Seal® program is at the core of Young Living. Each of the three pillars—Sourcing, Science, and Standards—sets us apart. For the last three editions of The Essential Edge, we’ve focused on the Science pillar, with exclusive inside looks into the Research and Product Development teams. For the final installment of this Science series, we’re meeting the Quality Control team. “Quality Control is responsible for testing all products that come into Young Living,” explains Andy Giles, Director of Quality Control. “We test everything from raw materials to finished products.” The Quality Control team sees more than 100 samples in the lab every day and ensures that every product meets our standards, as well as the designated expiration date, both of which require advanced testing. The Quality Control team reports to Young Living’s Senior Director of Global Quality Paul Hansen, who in turn answers to our Chief Science Officer Dr. Mike Buch. The Quality Control team is staffed with talented scientists, support personnel, and leadership. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Weber State University and has been working as a chemist for nine years. In his nearly five years at Young Living, he has doubled the size of the Quality Control team. Paul received his Master of Science degree in environmental chemistry from North Carolina State University and worked for 12 years as a research and analytical scientist. He has spent the past 10 years managing the various groups responsible for product quality. The Quality Control scientists bring a combined 165 years of laboratory experience to Young Living and are divided into two distinct groups: the microbiologists and the chemists. Both teams have members with more than 20 years of experience, as well as budding scientists who add new perspectives. Each scientist must hold at least a four-year science degree or the equivalent in work experience. Two team members are especially important to Quality Control: Gary and Mary Young. “The Youngs want to make sure that the quality of our products meets the standard they have, and it’s a high standard,” explains Andy. “They’ve been eager to invest the resources needed to make sure we maintain product quality. We’ve been able to keep the equipment up to date with those resources, which is important for ensuring high-quality products.” We are grateful for the capable scientists—from Research to Product Development to Quality Control—who uphold the Seed to Seal Science pillar and work hard to ensure the quality of our products.