Many of our members have been concerned about our low supply of difficult-to-source essential oils. Some of our oils are available only on a seasonal basis, and other oils are so rare that I am grateful to have ever had exposure to them.
I am often asked why this is. Well, it’s pretty simple really: Young Living doesn’t accept anything but the best.
It has always been Young Living’s duty to give our members the purest, most effective essential oil products available anywhere. As I have seen firsthand at our Highland Flats and Northern Lights farms, dealing with nature as a business partner is not always easy. The weather can be too hot, too cold, too wet, or too dry. These whims of nature impact our oil production and your business, but we make it a point to never cut corners or sacrifice quality.
So how can we get the most out of these rare oils when they’re available? Here are a few of my favorite tips on how to make them last all year.
Cooking really amplifies the aroma and intensity of essential oils. In other words, it doesn’t take a lot to really spice up your favorite dish! I love to add a drop of Basil to a vegan cauliflower alfredo sauce that I make, and I add a drop or two of Jade Lemon™ to my drinking water for a fresh taste. You can find all kinds of ways to use these special oils in your kitchen!
Creating your own home and personal care products is so much fun and makes for great gifts, while stretching the oils you choose. I love my homemade body scrub with Lavender and Frankincense and my body moisturizer with Lavender, Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood, and Geranium.
Young Living offers an impressive assortment of diffusers and nebulizers. Diffusers are a worthwhile investment because they stretch your essential oil budget and disperse the essential oil throughout a much larger area than other methods. I have an AromaLux™ in my living room, a Bamboo Diffuser in my kitchen, a Home Diffuser in my guest room and bathroom, a Rainstone™ in my bedroom, a USB diffuser on the road, and an Aria™ in my office. I love them all!
These are just a few ideas I’ve had. Leave a comment and tell us how you make the most of your essential oils!
If you have any questions about why some essential oils are difficult to source, what makes an oil rare, and why some oils are not always available, check out this short, informative video.
—Lindsey Elmore, PharmD, BCPS, Young Living Director of Global Education and Health Sciences