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FOUNDER’S MESSAGE NEW YOUNG LIVING PRESIDENT, JARED TURNER Part 2 of an exclusive interview with YL President Jared Turner Hello, my friends, Homes in Yarsa, Nepal, are being built at a quicker pace than ever before; and by this time next month, we project that all homes will have their walls up, and those involved in the member-led service trip will be helping with roofing and finish work. My heart is full of gratitude and joy thinking about the many members who joined with me in dedication and commitment to help rebuild this city. I remember when I was first asked if I would take time to visit this impoverished country to assess the destruction caused by multiple earthquakes to see if I had any ideas about how we could help these people and relieve some of their suffering. My time was tight and I really didn’t have room in my schedule, but I felt impelled to go. I had never been to Nepal before, so this was a new experience for me. When we first landed, the stench of burning and decay was ever so faint in the air, giving an eerie feeling of what I was about to see. We traveled to several villages, seeing the same devastation. I was overwhelmed with the feeling of wanting to help. I ordered a brick-making machine out of South Africa like the one we have in Ecuador; and with the anticipation of its arrival, we began to make plans and get organized. It was an adventure teaching these people how to make bricks out of the dirt they walked on combined with just a little sand and cement. Big dump trucks, excavators, and loaders began to arrive, bringing a sense of renewal that seemed to permeate the air. Our Foundation was the platform; and as we felt the enthusiasm of our members, I knew we were going to have a great experience. As our members arrived, the villagers were filled with an enormous feeling of hope and gratitude. Serving God’s children for the same purpose brings people together in a very special way. How grateful I am for those who shared this experience together, creating lasting memories and hearts filled to overflowing. We are experiencing so many wonderful things around the world as our Foundation continues to reach out to new areas of need. Being part of the Foundation and sharing the joy of giving of ourselves and our abundance to so many in need is truly a blessing. Thank you for all you continue to do.

We join Mary and Gary Young's excitement and congratulate Jared as our new Young Living president. The Essential Edge is excited to bring part 2 of this exclusive interview with Jared Turner to our members. In case you missed part 1, be sure to check out the March edition of The Essential Edge at to read about Jared’s family, his relationship with Mary and Gary Young, and more. We are thrilled to have Jared’s leadership and vision leading Young Living at this momentous time, and you’ll see why after reading the rest of our interview. ESSENTIAL EDGE NEWS: What do you, as the new YL president, want our members to know? JARED TURNER: I want them to know they can trust us. They can trust us to honor the legacy of our company and Gary's vision and to infuse our passion into his vision to take us to the next level over the coming decades. Our quality story will never change. Our focus and dedication on having the best products in the world will never change. Our focus on putting members first will never change. And our focus on farming will never change. I also want members to know that we care about them. There’s nothing that brings me greater joy than seeing good people doing a lot of amazing humanitarian work from the success they are having with their Young Living business. Our members are the driving force behind the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation that's working to build homes in Nepal, rescue trafficked children in Cambodia, educate poor children in Ecuador, help homeless children in the slums of Uganda, and participate in many other humanitarian projects. Our members are incredible.

EEN: As the new president of Young Living, what is your vision for the future of the company? JT: I want to honor our legacy and embrace that we’re different. When I say, “honor our legacy,” I mean honoring our legacy of purity, of pioneering research, of investigating new botanicals, of bringing new products to the market, and of building new farms. I want to help us grow and keep growing to the next level. I want to keep empowering people—I want to empower our members to keep working toward achieving their goals, and I want to empower our corporate staff to realize their dreams.


I’m also passionate about building more farms and entering into more partnerships with more farms. That would mean having more corporate farms as well as more partner farms for our members to connect to. The farms are important to me because when I’m at a farm, I’m seeing people’s lives change; and I want our members to be able to get involved and connect to nature. Something special happens when members get their hands dirty planting lavender, for example, and then they can help harvest the flowers and help with the distillation process. They get to experience parts of our Seed to Seal® principles on a more personal level.

EEN: What experience has being on the executive team brought to you that will help you fulfill your role as the president of Young Living? JT: For the past six years, I’ve been on the executive team here at Young Living. While I’ve been on the team, we’ve been through thick and thin. We’ve had tragedy; we’ve had triumph; and through it all, we’ve worked together as a team. When I started at Young Living, we had about $180 million in revenue that year. Being part of growing it to a $1 billion company in 2015 and a $1.5 billion company in 2017 taught me a lot about how to drive growth and how to sustain that growth. EEN: One more question for you—a fun one. What’s your favorite go-to Young Living product, and how do you think it will help you in your new role as president? JT: Shutran™! I wear Shutran every morning, and I put it on multiple times during the day. I just love the smell, and I love the story behind it. It comes from a character named Shutran, who Gary wrote about in his book The One Gift. I also love Valor®. It helps me face whatever obstacle comes my way. Jared has been an invaluable part of the Young Living story for the past six years, and we're excited to experience Young Living’s continued growth under his leadership, along with Gary, Mary, and the leadership team!

CONGRATS TO YL ACADEMY GRADUATES! 23 seniors graduate in 2018 and look to a bright future

The funds and supplies the Foundation receives from members for the Young Living Academy truly make a difference in the lives of thousands of people. Visit to learn more about the Young Living Academy and how you can sponsor a child.

Seniors of the Young Living Academy in Chongon, Ecuador, celebrate graduation in February. In February the Young Living Academy in Chongon, Ecuador, celebrated its third graduating class; and just like the two previous years, 100 percent of the 23 seniors graduated! This is truly an impressive accomplishment considering that, on average, only 20 percent of the students in Chongon graduate from high school. “My husband, Gary, had a great vision for this school, and where we are today is how his vision has come to life. He wanted a place where children could learn, play, and stay safe from the rain and the sun,” Mary Young explained to the graduates during the graduation ceremony. “The children here love him. They feel of his love when he comes. Everything that happens at the Young Living Academy is extremely important to him.” In the last three years, 58 students have graduated from the Young Living Academy in Ecuador, and they are now carrying the torch of the Young Living Academy throughout their community and country as they pursue degrees in medicine, law, business, engineering, and many other career paths. In addition to educating the youth, many families in Chongon have been given new opportunities for a better life. The Mateo-

Santana family, for example, used to live in a one-room plywood house. Thanks to the Young Living Academy sponsorship program, they’ve been able to save the money they would have spent on school for their children to build a 600-square-foot home. In 2010, they built the first four pillars of the home, and with the help of the Foundation and Young Living members, the home was completed in 2013. “I don’t speak Spanish,” said Cindi Tompkins, a member who worked on the Mateo-Santana’s house while on a service trip in Ecuador. “But when Nadia smiles at me and I smile back— that’s the only form of communication that we need. She walks around saying ‘Gracias!’ all day. You know that we are making a huge difference because of the gratitude that [these families] show.” After the completion of the Mateo-Santana’s home, the family passed through many economic trials. Nadia, the mother, had to sell nearly all her possessions to pay the bills. Seeing these economic hardships motivated Ivanny, the oldest child in the family and a graduate of the 2016 Young Living Academy, to pursue a law degree at the State University of Guayaquil. She’s completed two semesters so far and has passed every class with top grades.


Sodium hyaluronate helps to make the ART Beauty Masque an even more effective product. There’s one thing that all of us want our skin care products to do: work. We know that an effective skin care routine can help raise your self-confidence and leave you glowing. That’s why when we create our products, we don’t just stop there. Our teams are always looking for ways we can improve our products to make you love them even more. Drawing on that passion for continuous improvement, we made our ART® Beauty Masque even more luminizing by replacing hyaluronic acid with its water-soluble salt form, sodium hyaluronate. Hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate the skin. In fact, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring

ESSENTIALLY YOURS We asked; you delivered!

Here are some of your responses from last month's question: "What is your child's favorite essential oil or blend and why?" “My son asks for the ‘feet thingy’ when lying down for bed each night. The feet-thingy is a roller bottle of carrier oil and Thieves®. He likes the tickle on his feet, and I like supporting his health!” —Jen M. “I like Family™ [Inspired by Oola essential oil blend] because it reminds me of my family and how much they love me, and that encourages me to be a good boy at school and do good deeds outside of school as well.” —Zach K., 10 years old

component of the skin that helps keep it nourished and healthy looking. Hyaluronic acid also helps to reduce the loss of moisture. However, sodium hyaluronate is a more effective ingredient because it contains smaller molecules to help the hyaluronic acid penetrate the skin more easily, giving you deeper hydration that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you haven’t tried it yet, we know you’re going to love pampering yourself with the luxurious ART Beauty Masque—especially since you’ll notice more supple skin and a distinctly firmer complexion. Plus, you can enjoy the calming benefits of the delightful Stress Away™ blend as you relax and indulge in some necessary self-care. With this improved formula, Young Living is once again setting the standard and is among the few in the industry to include this ingredient in its beauty products. While not yet a common ingredient in skin care products generally, sodium hyaluronate is proven to be more effective and better for your skin. Check out these products and see the benefits for yourself under the Personal Care section at PAG E 2

“I like Lavender because it reminds me of being on the lavender farm, and that makes me feel good, calm, and happy.” —Ben K., 7 years old “My 70 fourth graders love Lemongrass, Christmas Spirit™, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, and a blend of Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemon.” —Kathy D. “My favorite blend is 2 drops of Jasmine, 2 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus, and 1 drop of Peppermint.” —Lily M., 10 years old “My daughter is a senior in high school, and she just adores Young Living Lemon oil. When she walks into class, everyone asks, ‘Why does it smell like lemon?’ Then one of her friends will say, ‘It's you!’ She loves using the oil as a natural perfume because it lasts for such a long time! She says the smell is so refreshing and doesn’t give her headaches like artificial smells can. She also enjoys using its scent as a mood booster to feel more energized and happy when she feels down. The scent of Lemon goes everywhere she does. She loves it!” —Ela P. "My daughter and I love to make 'potions'! Her favorites are 'Happy,' made from Lemon, Cedarwood, and Lime, and 'Sleepy,' made from Vetiver, Cedarwood, and Lavender. Yes, we love Cedarwood." —Errin P.




ROYAL CROWN DIAMONDS Joanne Kan & Eric Yang (HKG) Jodie Meschuk (USA) Jordan & Doug Schrandt (USA) Kari & Zach Lewis (USA) Kathy Farmer (USA) Lindsay Teague & Michael Moreno (USA) Lindsey & Evan Gremont (USA) Madison & Tyler Vining (USA) Marcella Vonn Harting & Jim Harting (USA) Max & Karen Hopkins (USA) Melissa & Mark Koehler (USA) Monique & Jeremiah McLean (USA) Myra & Ernie Yarbrough (USA) Vicki Opfer Or Chris Opfer (USA) Vivian Ting Wan (HKG) Wendy & Tyson Mercure (USA)

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) Cheri Ross (USA) Christa & Jason Smith (USA) Connie Marie McDanel (USA) Courtney & John Critz (USA) Darren & Sera Johnson (USA) Debra Raybern (USA) Erin & Bronce Rodgers (USA) Frances Fuller (SGP) Greg & Carol Johnson (USA) Heather & John Brock (USA) Jeanmarie Hepworth (USA)


Adam & Vanessa Green (CAN) Aditya Nowotny (DEU) Anita Ochsenhofer (AUT) Annie & Chris Hauser (USA) Artemis (AUS) Corinne & Gordon Devries (USA) Danielle Burkleo (USA) Diane Mora (USA) Echo & Danny Hill (USA) Ellen & Olivier Wenker (USA) Erin & Bronce Rodgers (USA) Fiona Lui (HKG) Franciela Madrid & Juan Alberto Villarreal (MEX) Hailey & Jeremy Aliff (USA) James & Stacy Mcdonald (USA) Jen & Adaryll Jordan (USA) Jessica & Rit Gianelloni (USA)

Jilene & Duane Hay (CAN) Jill & James Young (USA) Joanna Malone (USA) Kathy & Chip Kouwe (USA) Katie & Zach Harris (USA) Kelowna & Paul Giuliano (USA) Korbut Wong (HKG) Melissa Poepping (USA) Nicole Barczak (USA) Paige & Josh Williams (USA) Sabina Devita (CAN) Sandi & Kyler Boudreau (USA) Sharnael Wolverton (USA) Stacie & Todd Malkus (USA) Teresa Valmonte (USA) Teri Secrest (USA) Tracey & Trevor Nielson (USA) Vijay & Ulrike Churfuerst Hanzal (AUT)

DIAMONDS Chelsea & Jamie Flaman (CAN) Chelsea Young (USA) Christi Collins (USA) Christie Mohamed (USA) Christina & Tim Adam (USA) Colin & Taylor Quigg (USA) Corinne Delis (NLD) Crystal & Verick Burchfield (USA) Crystal & Larry Hoskins (USA) Cynthia Haggerton (USA) Dallas Harting (USA) Dan Keskey (USA) Danette Goodyear (USA) Danielle & Michael Keen (USA) Darlene & Matt Weir (USA) David & Lee Stewart (USA) Denise Dunleavy (USA) Denise Easthon (USA) Deny Sentosa (SGP) Donna Grace (USA) Edie Wadsworth (USA) Emily & Keith Anderson (USA) Evangeline & Thomas Reed (USA) Frankie Ellis (USA) Gailann Greene (USA) Gretchen King-Ann (HKG) Heidi & Kevin Hovan (USA) Heiko & Bronwyn Deiter (USA) Hitomi Harada (JPN)

Alan & Linda Simpson (AUS) Alina & Robert Rinato (USA) Allissa Davis (USA) Amanda O’Brennan (CAN) Amanda & Gabriel Uribe (USA) Amber Hauser (USA) Amie Dockery (USA) Andrea Lahman (USA) Andrew & Nicole Dodge (USA) Anita Hartono (IDN) Anna-Maya Powell (USA) Anni & Dave Dayan (USA) April & Charles Mier (USA) Ashley Compton (USA) Ashley Diette (USA) Ashley & Ryan McKenney (USA) Becky & Jonathan Webb (USA) Bethany Shipley (USA) Brittin Prior (USA) Callie Shepherd (USA) Candace & Jimmie Hoke (USA) Carl Joseph Janicek (USA) Carla & Bill Green (CAN) Carrie & Michael McVige (USA) Carrie & William Liebich (USA) Catherine Rott (USA) Celeste McLean (USA) Chelle Carter (USA) Chelsea Humphreys (USA)

Irela Balderrama (MEX) James Niederland (USA) Jami Nato (USA) Janelle & Barry Chambers (USA) Jason & Krista Haymes (USA) Jay & Janie Leek (USA) Jeanna & James Lichtenberger (USA) Jeffrey Lewis (USA) Jennie & Mohan Radhakrishnan (USA) Jennifer McManus (USA) Jeremy & Hannah Tallo (USA) Jessica Petty (USA) Jihan Thomas (USA) Jodi & Brian McKenna (USA) John WongCW (SPG) Jonathan & Laura Hopkins (USA) Judy De La Rosa (USA) Kai Tan (SGP) Kara & Andrew Cozier (USA) Karen Douglas (USA) Karen Vavrick (USA) Kari Friedman (USA) Kate Kowalczyk (USA) Kathleen & Matthew Harvey (USA) Kelli Fras (USA) Kelli & Les Wright (USA) Kimberly & Ryan Prather (USA) Kirk Dimler (USA) Kristen Critz (USA)


Please visit for Diamond Retreat qualifiers

Abigail Green (USA) Alejandra Carranza Arvizu (MEX) Amy Hohl (USA) Andrew Tirtha (IDN) Angelika Doppelbauer (AUT) Anita Hartono (IDN) Anne Marina Russell (CAN) Betty Aguirre (MEX) Betty Fierro (MEX) Brandi Barthels (USA) Bre Hamideh (USA) Brittney Bishop (USA) Carrie David (USA) Christina Hatch (USA) Colette Polignone (USA) Corinna Hanika (DEU) David Bottomley (USA) Elina Räihä (FIN) Emily Greer (USA) Erin Moeser (USA) Gennel Zimmerman (USA) Hannah Miranda (USA) Heidi Harris (USA) Jan Bürk (DEU) Jason Sapp (USA) Julie Hennessy (CAN)

P L AT I NU M R E T R E AT Alejandra Pompa Chavez (MEX) Amanda & Greg Howden (CAN) Andrea (CAN) Angie Breitkreitz (CAN) Anita Hartono (IDN) Jennifer Dorsey (CAN) Jeremy King Carlin (USA) Jill Frederickson (CAN) Joanne & Larry Haley (CAN) Kristin Germanceri (USA) Margaret Or Glenn Jackson (USA) Margriet Mudde (BEL) Max Per Gasseholm (USA) Patricia Angela Ferrer-Bautista (USA) Rachel & Craig Cornell (USA) Ramona Grosu (ROU) Simona Roman (USA) Susana Armstrong (USA) Tanya Gillies (CAN)

Sarah & John Harnisch (USA) Sarah Lee (USA) Sha-Faun Enterprises, Shauna Dastrup (USA) Shannon Garay (USA) Shannon & JD Hudgens (USA) Shelby & Tyler Paulk (USA) Shelby Nowak (USA) Shellie & Brian Garrett (USA) Sherry Lamarche (USA) Skyla & Brian Mann (USA) Stacie Hartzler (USA) Stacy Mcquade (USA) Star & David Moree (USA) Summer Davis (USA) Sum Sum Yip (HKG) Susan Heid (USA) Tammy & Eric Walton (USA) Teresa & David Gingles (USA) Terry & Ladonna Beals (USA) Teryn Robinson (USA) Vanessa Romero & Tom Nikkola (USA) Yin Mei Chu (HKG) Yonie Bonawi (SGP) Yvonne Litza-Vandedrink (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.


Kristi Mangan (USA) Kristy & Jake Dempsey (USA) Lauren & Nat Bretz (USA) Lauren Dow (USA) Laurie Azzarella (USA) Lee Anderson (USA) Lesley & Sam Graham (USA) Lindsey & Casey Leif (USA) Maggie Tong & Hill Ngan (HKG) Mark & Angela Meredith (USA) Marlo Bontempo (USA) Mary Buck (USA) Mary Starr & Jay Carter (USA) Mary Hardy (USA) Mary Salentine (USA) Megan & Thomas Burns (USA) Melissa & Ryan Renno (USA) Melissa & Clay Sanches (USA) Nancy Knittle (USA) Nancy Sanderson (USA) Nanette & Ward Symes (USA) Nicole & Kade Martin (USA) Parkama & Markus Hauser (AUT) Pat Mclean (USA) Rachel & Ryan Holland (USA) Rainbow Forever Trust (USA) Reagan & Danny Jewitt (CAN) Rhonda & Frank Favano (USA) Sara & Justin Wallace (USA)

S I LV E R R E T R E A T Karen Macdonell (CAN) Kate Yankie (USA) Kathryn Caywood (USA) Katie Jenks (USA) Kelly Mccabe (USA) Ketti & Joseph Eddy (USA) Kimberly Chandler (USA) Krista Jetton (USA) Larisa Bangs (ROU) Lauren Harmon (USA) Laurina Baggett (USA) Lindsay Tuttle (USA) Madison Hammock (USA) Mar Higuera (MEX) Marcelia Lambert (USA) Maria Arora (AUS) Mathilde Helm (DEU) Melanie Maccarthy (CAN) Melissa & Randolph Bosch (USA) Melissa Heeren (USA) Nancy Rattray (USA) Oliever Hanfler (DEU) Ruth Wall (USA) Sarah Duvall (USA) Sarah Moore (USA) Shelley Chamzuk (CAN)

Adriana Nevarez Bastida (MEX) Alana Pennewell (USA) Amanda Blevins (USA) Amanda Newman (USA) Amanda Parish (CAN) Amanda Renee Ragon (USA) Amanda Ring (USA) Amanda Spenst (CAN) Amy Sullivan (USA) Amy Corrigan (USA) Amy Goulet (USA) Amy Marchant (USA) Andrea Morgan (USA) Andrea Mcintyre (CAN) Andrea Rodriguez (USA) Anita Carman (USA) Anita Hartono (IDN) Anita Jasinska (USA) Ann Ott (USA) Annemarie Minnen (BEL) Aria Assad (USA) Ariana Stubbmann (USA) Ashley Tassone (CAN) Ashley Holden (USA) Aubrea Gilbert (USA) Ausra Taletiene (LTU)

Baldwin Hall (USA) Bethany Howard (USA) Bianca Bishop (USA) Blair Jaedell Estes (USA) Bonnie Giuliano (USA) Brandi & Jacob Freiburg (USA) Brandie Ruda (USA) Brittany Weidlich (USA) Brooke Luzzi (USA) Brooke Simon (USA) Carlos Aviles Gaxiola (MEX) Carmel Florizone (CAN) Carrie Bialkowski (USA) Carrie Murphy (USA) Cassiopeia Calandro (USA) Catherine Drago (USA) Cathy Raleigh-Yankowski (USA) Cesie Wong (CAN) Chan Wai Chi (HKG) Chan, Kit Ying Kitty (HKG) Chantal Spencer (CAN) Charlotte Spring (CAN) Chaunda Hodges (USA) Cheryl & Roger Newcomb (USA) Christal Farnsley (USA) Christal Loback (CAN)

Christie Andrews (USA) Christie Szabo (CAN) Christina Petker (USA) Christy Charles (USA) Christy Dresback (USA) Claudia D Hock (USA) Cornelia Toma (ROU) Courtney Maloney (USA) Courtney Dawn Wheeler (USA) Daiva Bakuniene (LTU) Daniela Roman (ROU) Danielle Hurtado (USA) Danielle Sbrega (USA) De Water AngelinoVan De Water (NLD) Deanna Huey (USA) Debra Albright (USA) Debra Wachob (USA) Deedee Mcgee (USA) Denise Clemens (USA) Denise Conrad (USA) Desiree Rasch (USA) Devyn Winchell (USA) Dianne Pagonis (CAN) Dzhuletta Tsivanenko (RUS) Eila Bueche (DEU)

Eli Kwe (IDN) Elina Pitkanen (FIN) Elisa Mcclure (USA) Elisha Koch (USA) Elissa Duncan (USA) Elizabeth Macwilliams (USA) Elizabeth Parsley (USA) Elona Rozenbergiene (LTU) Elsa Dávila Luna (MEX) Emily Compan (USA) Emily Hildebrandt (USA) Emily Lopez (USA) Erica Seimetz (USA) Eugene Steve Feis (USA) Eunice Wong (SGP) Evelyn Zeller (USA) Fanny Chin Shao Ping (MYS) Farrah Jones (USA) Fifie Hodiono (IDN) Francine Mainguy (CAN) Francis Herdes (DEU) Francisca Kijek (USA) Gesundheitspraxis, Die (DEU) Gina Westlake (USA) Ginny Pucci (USA) Haley Mcdougall (USA)

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 fewer.

RANK A DVANC E M E NTS Please visit for a complete list of all rank advancements.

Andrea Bower (USA) Binte Haji Sirat Salamah (MYS) Erika De Lira (MEX) Faye Hirsch (USA) Jarna Johanna Kortelahti (FIN) Jennifer & Shawn Fugarino (USA) Kimberly Brooke (USA) Nicole Repko (USA)

RE T R EAT QUA LI F I E R S Please visit for a complete list of retreat qualifiers to get full details and information about each retreat. ELI T E EX P R E SS QUA LI F I ER S Please visit for a complete list of qualifiers

Kimberly Brooke (USA) Stacy & Barry Myers (USA)

Kimberly Brooke (USA) Stacy & Barry Myers (USA)


Aaron’s Service Company (USA) Angelina Perete (AUS) Anita Stella Susan Vesamo (FIN) Aussie Taylor Hughes (USA) Beautyfitlife (USA) Binte Haji Sirat Salamah (MYS) Brown Melinda (USA) Cathy Maxwell (USA) Ching Wa Maria Lau (HKG) Christina Moyers (USA) Christina & Rob Serger (USA) Christy Beasley (USA) Claire Dovantzis (USA) Cody Lee Melton (USA) Colleen Kiernan (USA) Dana Phelan (USA) Dana Tapera (USA)

Abby Russell (USA) Abigail Monroe (USA) Allen Amy (USA) Allison Rollans (USA) Amanda Brogno (USA) Amanda Blair Snezyk (CAN) Ami P Garcia (USA) Amy Chase (USA) Andina Ratna Sari Juniar (IDN) Andrea Murdock (USA) Andri Hakim (IDN) Anika Rahayu Wijayanti (IDN) April Collins (USA) Ariana Arrena Beach (USA) Aritma Olazaran Rodriguez (MEX) Aubrey Kinch (USA) Beatrice Wong (SGP)


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Have you ever felt like you need some Monday-night pampering after a tough workday? Or perhaps you need to treat yourself to a midweek spa night after your significant other says he or she is going to be late for the third night in a row. Maybe after a long Saturday of spring cleaning, taking the kids to soccer practice, and running what seems like an endless list of errands, your body is demanding some weekend pampering. Whether you feel the need to indulge in self-care at the beginning of the week, during a midweek slump, or during a busy weekend, Valerian essential oil has one of the best aromas for helping you relax and unwind before bed. Its aroma also helps to relieve occasional stress by helping to create a serene and calming environment. We know it’s going to be one of your favorite essential oils once you try it.

Here are some creative and fun ways to use Valerian essential oil:

Apply to the bottoms of your feet during your spa night and let the calming aroma help release some of the nervous tension you sometimes hold onto during the day. Kids giving you a headache at bedtime? Diffuse Valerian essential oil in their bedrooms to help ease that occasional restlessness that keeps them getting up for “one last glass of water.” Getting into a regular yoga routine has great health benefits, and Valerian essential oil is the perfect companion oil for feeling more grounded during your yoga practice. Head over to and search “Yoga and Essential Oils” for instructions on how to use essential oils during your yoga practice, as well as to follow a guided yoga practice by Ed Dailey, senior global trainer and certified yoga instructor.

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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STRAWBERRY CHIA CUPS WITH BALSAMIC BLACK PEPPER SAUCE INGREDIENTS 1 13.5-ounce can light coconut milk 12 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled 3 tablespoons chia seeds 3 tablespoons coconut syrup 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Yacon Syrup 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality™ essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS Yield: 4 servings • Place coconut milk and 1/3 (4 ounces) of the strawberries in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a large bowl and stir in chia seeds. Let mixture stand for 5–10 minutes; then stir again, cover, and refrigerate for at least 3–4 hours or overnight. Stir pudding again before serving. • Slice the remaining strawberries and combine with coconut syrup, balsamic vinegar, and Yacon Syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat; then reduce heat to low, add Black Pepper Vitality, and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until strawberries have softened and sauce has thickened. • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in refrigerator overnight. • To serve, place a spoonful of strawberry balsamic black pepper sauce in the bottom of a serving dish, layer with strawberry chia pudding, and top with an additional spoonful of sauce. • You can also assemble, cover, and refrigerate recipe ahead of time.

The Young Living Taiwan market has officially been open for one year! In 2017 the market grew 370 percent, and it is now hoping to continue its exponential growth in 2018. In February its recent successes took center stage at the 2018 APAC Convention! At the convention, Young Living members from Taiwan came together to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which sparked a lot of excitement, passion, and energy. Members are especially thrilled to welcome to Taiwan the Savvy Minerals by Young Living® makeup line and other products that were launched during the 2017 International Grand Convention. Riding the wave of momentum from the APAC Convention, Young Living Taiwan introduced its first local enrollment contest, which runs from March to May. The winners of this enrollment contest, Fly to the Sky 2018, will earn a free trip to the 2018 International Grand Convention. Taiwan is excited to bring more of its members to the convention this year to experience Young Living’s purpose and mission with hundreds of other members from around the world.

GET TO KNOW YOUNG LIVING'S PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM Whether it’s your Desert Mist™ Ultrasonic Diffuser or your Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ Lip Gloss, you love Young Living products because they’re high quality. Young Living’s world-class Product Development team works tirelessly every day to bring you these and countless other effective, innovative products that reflect our demanding Seed to Seal® standards. From a two-person team in 2014 to a current team of 15 scientists and engineers, our Product Development team has over 100 years of collective formulating experience—and growing! Each member of this team brings unique experience and skills that contribute to the team’s tremendous success. “We have an amazing mix of scientists on the Product Development team, including certified food scientists, a certified herbalist, members of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, biochemists, and a mechanical engineer,” explains Varun Koneru, the director of Product Development, who oversees the team and reports to Chief Science Officer Dr. Mike Buch. “The talented members of our team are not only experts in their own field, but they also have great experience in formulating with clean ingredients.” Varun received his bachelor’s degree from Anna University in India in biotechnology and came to the United States to pursue a master’s degree from Utah State University in nutrition and food science with an emphasis in human nutrition. He is also a certified food scientist with over seven years of formulating experience. Young Living has high standards for its formulas, which presents our Product Development team with unique challenges. “It is a challenge to formulate with clean ingredients, especially when there is a lot of natural variation from batch to batch,” Varun explains. "My team specializes in creating clean products to Young Living standards, and we take the utmost care in evaluating safety and efficacy studies of the ingredients before even considering using them in our products.” The Product Development team, working closely with Gary Young, has been extremely successful, playing a key role in launching 80 products in 2017 alone. Some of these products included the Savvy Minerals by Young Living® makeup line, the Young Living Seedlings® line, outdoor care items, and sports nutrition products. Needless to say, this team is staying very busy, which means more exciting products for our members. Watch for next month’s edition of The Essential Edge for an exciting look at what our Quality team is working on.