DIY makeup brush cleaner

Your expert contour and glowing cheekbones are thanks to top-quality makeup, dozens of YouTube tutorials, and beautiful makeup brushes. But did you know that your brushes can become a breeding ground for bacteria? Take a deep breath and brush off that bacteria stress, because we’re here to teach you how …

4 ways to support women’s heart health

Your heart races when you feel excited, slows when you relax, and beats steady and strong when you feel safe and loved. It’s your constant companion and the drumbeat to your life. Did you know that if you live to be 100 years old, your heart will have beaten about …

Mayan Health Use of Eucalyptus  

Eucalyptus globulus may be the eucalyptus species used today by the Mayan people of Central America. One final tree needs to be mentioned that still plays a role in Mayan healing today—eucalyptus. Ancient Mayan use of the eucalyptus tree is not documented. However, the medicinal practices of the Mayan people …

How to buy essential oils

When you first discover the amazing benefits of essential oils and want to purchase them, it can feel overwhelming to navigate that world, especially as you try to avoid added ingredients and fillers. You know it’s important to trust the essential oil companies you buy from, so there’s no better …

DIY geode bath bombs

We love the way geodes sparkle when the light hits the crystals inside. These DIY geode bath bombs feature that gorgeous gemstone glitz along with deep, rich colors and your favorite essential oils! If you need a gift for a friend or loved one, or if you’re due for a …

Mayan Capsicum annum

The Mayans used peppers daily in foods and beverages. Photo by Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen, United States Public Domain Researchers from several universities, including UCLA and UC Davis, used ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) MS-MS analysis to show “Prehispanic Use of Chili Peppers in Chiapas, Mexico.” The study found Capsicum residue dating …

Where to apply essential oils on your body

Anytime you apply, rub, or massage essential oils into your skin, your experience starts with sensory receptors. These receptor cells are all over your body, and they do some pretty powerful stuff. Let’s talk about what these human body receptors are and why they’re so amazing! What is a receptor, …

Mayan Health: All-Purpose Chamomile

We turn again to Rosita Arvigo, the traditional healer and ethnobotanist. She is director of the Ix Chel Tropical Research Foundation and founder and co-director of Terra Nova, the world’s first and only biomedical rainforest reserve. Chamomile is still treasured by the Mayan people. While her book does not list …

Answers to your most-asked essential oil questions

Whether you’re an expert essential oiler or just starting out, there’s a lot of information on essential oils that can seem overwhelming. We’re here to answer some of our top essential oil questions, so you can feel confident about using oils in your home!   1. Is it safe to …

50 diffuser blends for 50 states

Have you ever noticed that certain smells remind you of home? From the salty, citrus scents of the California coast to the sweet fragrance of North Carolina’s beaches, we have an essential oil blend for each state in the U.S. Whether you’re at home or far away, enjoy the inviting …

Mayan Health: Multipurpose Rue

Rue (Ruta graveolens) was used by the Mayans to heal a broken heart. The Mayans understood the power of using plants for emotional healing. Rue, however, was used by the Mayans for more than a broken heart. Descendants of the Mayan people today still use rue for anxiety, anemia, promoting …

Essential oils for women

No two women’s lives look the same. But whether their days are filled with ball games or ballet recitals, boardrooms or business-building, most women have one thing in common: We’re incredible. Although it’s rewarding to accomplish so much every day, it can also be exhausting. Take time to stop, relax, …

Ancient Mayan Use of Lemongrass

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)is also known as “fever grass” to Mayan healers today. Rosita Arvigo writes that she has learned from Mayan healers not to be afraid of fevers. She says they are Mother Nature’s way of fighting off invading organisms. On page 67 of her book, Rainforest Home Remedies, she …

DIY essential oil bath jellies

Splish, splash, slide into the bath! These fun and adorable bath jellies make shower or bath time a party full of whimsical wiggles, fabulous fragrances, and playful pigments—and it’s easy to make them yourself with ingredients you may already have around the house. Add a dash of body glitter for …

How to take care of your diffuser

Whether you’re creating new blends that remind you of your favorite places or firing up your old standbys like Lavender, Lemon, or Peppermint to create a familiar aromatic ambiance, chances are your Young Living diffuser puts in a lot of hours. Cleaning your diffuser is important, since oil residue can …

Ancient Mayan Wisdom

Byrsonima crassifolia,the locust tree used in healing by the ancient MayansPhoto by Franz Xaver, GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0 Byrsonima crassifolia is commonly known today as nance or nanche. This tree was called chi by the Mayan people. In the book Medical Ethnobiology of the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico, the …

Acne treatment and essential oils

How many times have you woken up to a new pimple or another sign of stressed-out skin? It always seems to happen at exactly the wrong time; but let’s face it—there’s never really a good time for a bad breakout. Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves that …

Mayan Health Use of Basil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Earaches for children are an age-old problem. Traditional healer Rosita Arvigo learned from Mayan healers to gather fresh leaves of either oregano, thyme, or basil. She warms the herbal leaves over a low flame until the leaves are limp but not burned. When cool, she then squeezes …

Which essential oils are safe to ingest?

It’s a common question and one you’ve probably had yourself: Which essential oils are safe to ingest? It can be hard to know if ingesting essential oils is safe; from Pinterest to YouTube, you’ll find thousands of different answers. We know how important essential oil safety is and that nothing …

Cedarwood obsessed: Over 5 ways to use it

Want to know a not-so-secret secret? We’re pretty obsessed with Cedarwood essential oil. It can help us get lustrous-looking hair like a sea goddess, a luxurious shave with a divine smell, an even-looking skin tone, deliciously soft skin, and the dreamiest bedtime routine—not to mention the fact that we add …