Three Ways Dr. Lindsey Elmore Makes Rare Oils Last

2 March 16, 2015 - Archive

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.

 

Cook!

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!

 

Body Scrub with Young Living Essential OilsCraft!

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.

 

Diffuse!

Aria Diffuser with Essential Oils - Young LivingYoung 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

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  • Shirley

    Is there an oil or combination of oils to help with fungus in the mouth. My customer cannot tolerate acidic or fruit at present.

    • Young Living

      Hi Shirley, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that your customer consult with a medical professional on their specific issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Holly Jackson

    Lindsey- I have a customer who asked me which oil to use for her Millia bumps on her face. I thought Frankenscense or Elemi… your thoughts?

    Thanks Holly

  • Angie

    Is there a good oils or oils to combat diabetes 2. A recipe protocol will be nice. Thank you

    • Young Living

      Hi Angie, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • Lori Archer

    When I am going to be away from the house for several hours or even the day, I prefer to shut everything off….to ensure the house smells like I prefer it to when I return, I place 2 or 3 small lava stones around the house on a tiny glass saucer and put a couple drops on each stone. The house smells great when I get back and I can often go a few more hours before starting the diffuser back up. LOVE MY OILS!!

  • Lorraine Jones

    I’m new to YL oils and am looking for the difference between Thieves oil and Thieves Vitality.

    • Hi Lorraine, With the same constituents and purity, our Vitality line is labeled for dietary use, while the topical/aromatic line is labeled for topical and aromatic uses. This means that Thieves Vitality is labeled for dietary use and Thieves is labeled for topical and aromatic uses. We recommend following the usage directions on each individual product label. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Alex

    To whom it may concern,
    I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but, better to hope and ask then keep it to myself, right?

    I work with dogs at a boarding facility. I cannot get over how many chemicals that we are exposing the dogs to. Of course the company states they are not toxic to animals….but I can tell when I am cleaning with them that they dont fully clean and leave a slight residue. I told my manager/owner all about YL and what a difference it has made in my life and also suggested he try the thieves cleaner. His big thing is he needs something stating that it is not toxic for dogs. Do you think you can help/give me advice on this subject?

    Thanking you in advance,
    Alex Haynes-Quintero

    • Hi Alex! According to the product label, Thieves Household Cleaner is safe for use around children and pets. We can also supply the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) information for this product for use in a facility. To request this information, please contact productsupport@youngliving.com.

  • Great help here!!!
    Can I share this on my oil page??
    Love Young Living and every person I have worked with it blogged or watched in a webinar. So helpful and full of Integrity.

  • Bernadette Higgins

    I don’t know if this is the right place to ask this question, but I am going to give it a shot…..
    I have a client going to Ethiopia is there any oils that you think that would be good for her to bring. I am thinking Thieves…anything else.
    And also, is it ok to travel with the bottles of oils…..will customs bother her????

    thank-you,
    B

    • Angela sweet

      Purification is my favorite to travel with. I use it on the plane and throughout the trip. Also makes smelly hotel rooms smell better.

    • Hi Bernadette, we’re working on a response with oil suggestions. In the meantime, here’s some information about traveling with essential oils.

      Concerns about flying with essential oils have grown in the wake of uncovered terrorist plots to bomb airliners with liquids brought on board in carry-on luggage. It is now standard procedure to require all people to remove all liquids and gels except for a few special categories of medical supplies from their carry-on bags before boarding a plane. Essential oils do not fit within the TSA’s definition of these excluded products, so distributors should place all essential oils in their checked baggage before reaching security checkpoints. Young Living® has confirmed with TSA representatives that shielded-film bags, which are lined with lead, are NOT allowed in checked luggage, and will be subject to confiscation if airport security personnel see it. Therefore, distributors and members should not use these types of bags in order to avoid confiscation of oils.

      Members are thus concerned about the effect of airport security x-rays on the quality of their essential oils, and are concerned that not using a shielded-film bag will reduce the potency of their oils in checked baggage. It is unclear to what extent airport x-rays may or may not affect the properties of our essential oils; therefore, for the safest transportation of your oils, we recommend alternate methods of sending your oils ahead of you. Again, it is unclear if airport x-rays do any harm to our essential oils; placing your oils in an un-lined piece of checked baggage may not be harmful to them. Because this is not clear; however, if you are concerned about the quality of your oils, alternate means of transportation are recommended.

      Following are some creative solutions that were submitted to us by Marilee Tolen, RN, for flying without your essential oils:

      ● Anticipate what your needs might be and apply the applicable essential oils before arriving at the airport.
      ● Make baggies for your essential oils. Take cotton balls and saturate with your favorite travel oil. Place in a press-seal bag and mark it accordingly. Carry in your purse, carry-on, or computer case.
      ● Travel with Thieves® Wipes, which are excellent for cleaning public environments for personal use.

      Hope this is helpful!

    • Hi again Bernadette,

      As for which oils to bring, here’s what we suggest – hope it helps!

      Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

      If you would like further information on Young Living’s Seed to Seal process, the quality of our essential oils, recommended uses, or any further information on any of Young Living products, please visit YoungLiving.com.

  • Rachel

    is valor going to be available again? I think it’s an oil i need and i hope it comes back soon! Please let me know if and when it will be available.

    • Hi Rachel – thanks for stopping by! Valor has not been discontinued. Because our Seed to Seal process is a sustainable partnership with the earth, our products are subject to the cycles of nature. Several of the oils in our Valor blend have limited and/or seasonal availability, but we are proud to offer you essential oils that are pure and potent, without compromising on the processes that ensure unmatched authenticity. Because our extensive product line boasts hundreds of essential oils and blends, you won’t have to look far for alternative picks. We suggest trying Tranquil Roll-on, Inspiration, or Grounding for similar benefits. Hope this helps!

  • Tracey M Wright

    I’m just beginning my YL journey and would love your Alfredo recipe as well as your facial cream N scrub.
    I’m very excited to infuse YL into our every day lives!

  • MaryKay

    I diffuse them in every room. When I apply them I use a carrier oil.

  • Nicole

    Yes! Please post recipes! Those are all great ideas!

  • Kristy Dempsey

    Thank you Lindsey for this great blog post. It’s an excellent reminder of what precious gifts we hold in our hands with each YL delivery we get shipped to our doorstep!

  • Kellee

    Great video! That is what I love about YL.

  • martha

    I use a carrier oil with almost all my oils to make them go farther. But my diffuser is my favorite.

  • Tara Marks

    Please share the info for the vegan cauliflower Alfredo sauce. Sounds amazing!!

  • Michelle

    Love the sound of all those recipes! Can you post the recipes for your homemade body scrub and homemade body moisturizer please? I make my own facial moisturizer with 3T coconut oil, 1T olive oil and 10 drops each of Lavendar and frankincense. It is amazing!!!

    • Melissa

      I have done the same but just jojoba. Coconut makes me break out 🙁 But I love these 2 EOs together!

    • peggy

      Hi Michelle,
      This recipe of yours for facial moisturizer, do you apply at night and wash off in the morning…or is it for an everyday use? Also, the ingredients you listed…do I just mix it all together and use? Thanks for this…I’ve been wanting a good recioe for facial moisturizer using Frankincense

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