Finding old memorabilia from those who have passed is always bittersweet, but when Young Living Co-Founder and CEO Mary Young started rummaging through some of the old notebooks of her late husband, Young Living Founder D. Gary Young, she was shocked to find the formulas for two very special essential oil blends: Roots and Wings. While most of our blends were formulated by D. Gary Young himself, we haven’t had an original blend since his passing . . . until now.

Launched at our 2022 U.S. & Canada Convention, the Roots & Wings Set was inspired by the apothecary of Mother Nature. These two oil blends work hand in hand to create a sense of nourishment and stability that frees you to take off and expand, reaching new heights within yourself. They’re blends that Gary handcrafted himself and a way to connect us back to the founder who used his in-depth knowledge of the earth to inspire us all to take flight.

Roots essential oil blend 

The Roots blend embodies age-old knowledge of our elders, combining six botanicals mentioned in some of our earliest ancient writings.

Comprising oils thoughtfully selected for their ability to ground and centre the mind, this blend provides stability and calm in every drop. 

  • Myrrh: Myrrh has a soft, earthy aroma and was commonly used as a fragrance and in topical balms as far back 1600 BC.
  • Idaho Grand Fir: This woodsy oil was cherished by indigenous people who looked to these trees for protection, anchoring, and grounding. Idaho Grand Fir has a refreshing aroma that evokes the nostalgia of smelling a freshly cut Christmas tree.
  • Sacred Frankincense: Sacred Frankincense is of the oldest and most revered oils known to man. It has a grounding, woodsy scent.
  • Angelica: Angelica oil, known as the oil of the angels, has a very delicate aroma and by its name alone captivates your heart and soul with its intoxicating scent.
  • Balm of Gilead: This very rare and ancient oil was thought to hold special properties that were highly sought after by healers and rulers around the world.
  • Cistus: Cistus was an anointing oil traditionally used to nourish the skin.

Benefits of the Roots essential oil blend

Our Roots blend reminds us that we come from a long line of human endeavor, and while we may feel disconnected from those who have passed on, this blend stands as a testament to ancient healing and our never-ending connection to Mother Nature. Their wisdom is captured in a bottle, helping us lay the groundwork so we can soar to new heights and providing us a strong foundation of knowledge and skill to call upon in our time of need. 

How to use Roots essential oil blend

Incorporate the legacy of our ancestors by adding the Roots blend into your everyday life: 

  • When meditating, either diffuse the blend or place a few drops into the palm of your hand. While you breathe in the grounding scent, envision the roots of a tree. The roots hold the tree up, providing strength to weather storms and providing nourishment for both themselves and the trees around them. Imagine your own roots growing stronger and providing a safe space for others to lean on.
  • Mix 1 drop Roots with 1 drop carrier oil, like V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex. Massage onto the bottoms of your feet and breathe deeply. While meditating, ponder your own core values and the intention you want to set for your life. What beliefs influence your decision making? How can these beliefs hold you back, and how can they set you free? Many times, we’re holding on to an old belief that no longer serves us. Send those beliefs down to your roots to be healed and transformed into a belief system that works for you now.
Roots Essential Oil Blend

Wings essential oil blend

Taking flight is an act of bravery, and sometimes all we need to go after our dreams is a little push. Like Roots, the Wings essential oil blend contains the ethereal properties of Angelica and Sacred Frankincense oils, but it’s the exotic florals and uplifting citrus that truly make this blend take off. 

  • Geranium: Fresh, floral and harvested from both Africa and Madagascar, Geranium essential oil is known for its uplifting aroma.
  • Rose: The queen of flowers, Rose creates a peaceful, loving, and nurturing environment—giving us all the reassurance we need to trust in ourselves and set our sights on new heights.
  • Northern Lights Black Spruce: Traditionally believed to ring at the frequency of prosperity, Northern Lights Black Spruce brings a woodsy scent to ground us when we’ve gotten a little lost.
  • Ylang Ylang: With drooping branches supporting fragrant blossoms, Ylang Ylang provides a cheery aroma for a happy heart.
  • Lavender: Native to the Mediterranean, Lavender has been used for centuries to calm and soothe worried souls.
  • Orange: Known as liquid sunshine, Orange essential oil has a bright, uplifting aroma that cleanses and refreshes the air when diffused.
  • Tangerine: Loved by children and adults alike, Tangerine has a delightfully sweet, citrusy aroma that helps us connect with our inner child and create a happy, contented mindset.
  • Melissa: Also known as Lemon Balm, Melissa has a fresh, lemony aroma that creates a peaceful atmosphere for you to plan your next big adventure.
  • Sacred Sandalwood: Sacred Sandalwood, a grounding, rich, woodsy oil, has been revered as culturally and spiritually significant for at least 2,000 years.
  • Idaho Blue Spruce: Considered a sacred tree by those indigenous to the land, Idaho Blue Spruce was used traditionally for smudging and purification rites. This oil is extracted from the steam-distilled wood, bark, and needles of the Picea pungens tree to create a grounding, evergreen aroma.
  • Myrrh: Native to the Arabian Peninsula, Myrrh is a relative of Frankincense and has an earthy, sweet aroma.
  • German Chamomile: Creating a tranquil atmosphere, German Chamomile has a calming aroma that can soothe everyday worries.

Benefits of Wings essential oil blend

While the Roots blend takes us back to ancient knowledge, the Wings blend is all about taking what we know to fuel new discoveries. It’s a special aroma meant to pique our curiosity and to encourage us to try something new—always with the strength of our legacy to drive us onward and upward. 

How to use Wings essential oil blend

Go on a journey of self-discovery by adding the Wings blend into your everyday life: 

  • Self-discovery starts with little steps—or maybe just a little mist of essential oils from a diffuser. Start your day with a positive outlook by diffusing Wings during your morning routine. Breathe deeply and repeat, “I am capable of accomplishing anything I put my mind to.”
  • Dilute 1 drop of Wings with 4 drops carrier oil. Apply to your heart, wrist, and neck to enjoy an aroma that will invite clarity, brightness, and unlimited possibilities.
  • Place 1 drop in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and cup over your nose. Inhale to enjoy the one-of-a-kind aroma, helping you feel lighter and freer and avoid overthinking.
Wings Essential Oil Blend

Roots & Wings™ Set

While you can enjoy the benefits of these blends on their own, we recommend using them together to bring balance to your body and mind—just as Gary intended.

Benefits of using Roots & Wings™ together

When you know where you’ve been, it’s easier to know where you’re going. Finding balance is often a lifelong endeavor, but when using these two blends together, you can tap into ancient knowledge while catapulting yourself toward modern endeavors. Use these blends with clear intentions and see the path open up before you.

Roots and Wings Essential Oil Blends

Why are Roots and Wings important?

Gary was always asking the what-ifs, the hows, and the whys of the natural world. His constant curiosity was the power behind his many discoveries, and it’s that same curiosity that keeps us looking for new ways to incorporate natural healing into our daily lives. The roots he left us with are guiding the future of Young Living, and these two blends are yet another testament to his connection to Mother Nature and the aspirations that keep us going strong.

How do you use the Roots & Wings Set to reach new heights?

Tell us in the comments below!

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