Mary Young’s top 10 product picks to make December merry and bright
As the air turns cold and holiday cheer fills our homes, now’s the time to add fresh zing to your winter routine! Here are 10 products—plus tips on how to use them—from Young Living Co-Founder and CEO Mary Young that are sure to liven up your December. Mary’s selections, presented here in no particular order, include products for daily use, ones to boost your wellness while the weather outside is frightful, and the rest for diffusing or wearing during this special time of the year.
For daily use
1. Gary’s Light essential oil blend
Gary’s Light™ is a unique combination of Sacred Frankincense™, Cistus, Lemongrass, Cinnamon Bark, and Myrrh essential oils. It’s formulated to inspire us to connect with each other and enlighten our minds to a greater awareness of truth and discernment. Gary’s Light also offers a calming feeling of strength that helps you feel grounded and protected while filling your heart with peace and joy. This special blend’s smooth, elegant scent makes it a welcome addition to any daily routine. Here are a few of our favorite ways to include it:
Add 8–10 drops to your diffuser to enjoy its spicy, sweet, and invigorating aroma that helps inspire a healthy lifestyle and well-being.
Diffuse to cleanse the air of odors.
Add Gary’s Light to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply it with massage for a rejuvenating experience and to freshen your personal environment.
Apply behind your ears and on your temples and wrists for use as a fragrance while journaling, meditating, or during your spiritual practice to help enlighten your mind.
2. Evergreen Essence essential oil blend
Welcome this clean, crisp smell of snow-draped forests into your home with Evergreen Essence™. This oil blend is distilled from a woodsy variety of aromatic pine, cedar, and spruce trees. Evergreen Essence has a refreshing aroma that offers feelings of strength and protection, like the powerful trees that bring security and beauty to our world. You can find this blend in our limited-time-only Macaron Collection. We suggest these tips for introducing nature’s aroma into your home:
Diffuse Evergreen Essence and smell its aroma bringing strength and protection to your environment.
Add a drop on your cloth Christmas ornaments hanging on your tree to enhance the aroma.
Add a few drops to potpourri to disperse a rich conifer scent.
Its rich aroma is delightful on the skin. Just one or two drops will do it.
For boosting your wellness
3. Super C
As winter approaches, so does flu season. Prepare your body for a healthy season with Super C™. This supplement supports a healthy, normal immune, respiratory, and circulatory function with vitamin C, rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, minerals, and an array of premium essential oils, including Tangerine, Grapefruit, and Lemon. These ingredients work together to promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.
Take these tablets before a meal. To reinforce immune strength, take two tablets daily. For maintenance, take one tablet daily.
Along the northern edge of the world, the sun only makes occasional visits during the wintertime. During these absences, people require a much-needed boost of vitamin D. No matter where you live, you can invite feelings of sunshine into cold, dreary days with Super Vitamin D. This blend of vitamins and essential oils, like Melissa and Lime, supports the body’s healthy respiratory system and supports bone and hormone health.
Take two tablets daily with food. To get the best results, place the Super Vitamin D in your mouth and allow it to dissolve for 5−10 seconds, then chew.
5. Golden Turmeric
Add flavor and spice to your December days with a dose of antioxidants. Golden Turmeric is a delicious mango-rose turmeric drink that supports the body’s natural inflammatory response, immune response, joint health, mobility, and recovery after physical exertion. It can be taken any time of day but offers its best benefits when taken at night as you wind down from the day. There are so many ways you can mix this tasty beverage. Try some of these options:
Mix ½ teaspoon in 6–8 ounces of water, juice, or milk (you pick) once daily.
Thieves® is our legendary blend of purifying essential oils: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary. This combination delivers a refreshing breathing experience when diffused or applied topically. The classic Thieves blend has so many incredible uses, but here are a few of our favorites for the winter months:
Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex. Test the mix on a small area of skin on the underside of the arm before using it. Apply it to the desired area as needed.
Dilute and apply to your wrists and neck for a rich, spicy natural perfume.
Dilute and apply to the bottoms of your feet to invite warmth during cold winter nights.
Diffuse to create a healthy home and to add a cozy, refreshing touch to your space.
7. Purification essential oil blend
The holiday season’s constant hustle and bustle can take a toll on you and your environment. That’s why we suggest using Purification® in your space when you need to freshen the air—and your outlook. This combination of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Rosemary, and Tea Tree has many amazing uses:
Place a few drops on cotton balls and stash them anywhere that could use additional freshness, such as air vents, drawers, shoes, garbage cans, etc.
Use it in the car with Young Living’s Car Vent Diffuser to fight lingering food and gym bag odors.
Add up to 15 drops of Purification to a glass spray bottle with water and witch hazel and spritz it on linens.
Apply it topically to soothe skin. This blend of oils doesn’t need to be diluted unless you have sensitive skin.
Diffuse Purification to neutralize and cleanse your home and work environments.
8. Frankincense essential oil
Given its long history, it’s no surprise that Frankincense makes us reminisce about ancient days. Its grounding and woodsy aroma has been used in religious rituals for over 3,000 years. It was also known to beautify skin and increase spiritual awareness. Here are a few ways you can invite the influence of Frankincense into your life:
Add it to your moisturizer to promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin and even skin tone.
Incorporate it into your spiritual, meditation, or yoga rituals through massage or diffuse it to enhance your practice.
Diffuse Frankincense to create a safe and comforting environment.
9. Sacred Mountain essential oil blend
This blend sweeps you away to far-flung destinations in nature with breathtaking views, high mountains, and bright stars. Sacred Mountain™ is a combination of Black Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Grand Fir, and Cedarwood essential oils. Its flowery aroma brings a soft balance to the powerful scent of the conifer trees that instill strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection. The blend invites you to live in the moment and connect with a higher power.
Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil and massage it on your temples to inspire strength and inner calm. Breathe deeply to refresh your outlook.
Apply this blend directly behind your ears and on your inner elbows and wrists for a re-energizing and enlivening daily fragrance.
Diffuse it during meditation for a spiritually uplifting experience.
Diffuse or inhale its aroma to bring yourself closer to nature and to promote feelings of confidence and clarity.
Diffuse or apply topically to create a personal sacred space.
10. The Gift essential oil blend
The Gift™ is a unique and exotic blend of seven ancient oils that were long sought after for their calming properties. Some of the oils that make up this blend include Frankincense, Idaho Grand Fir, Jasmine, and Myrrh. The Gift helps enhance spiritual connections and fosters feelings of centering and well-being. Its comforting properties help calm emotions and enhance self-confidence.
Dilute and apply it to your temples to enhance spiritual connection. Give yourself a couple of minutes just to experience the feeling and the emotions that start to come up as you inhale the aroma.
Diffuse to add a sense of calm to your day.
Diffuse while meditating to ground your senses, stimulate your mind, and to balance and focus.