Updated: Dec 9, 2019
The days where we mindlessly purchase products without doing our research first are disappearing. We now realize that just because we grew up using certain products and eating certain foods does not mean they are good for our personal wellness or the environment. Thankfully companies like Young Living make it much easier to reduce the toxins we expose ourselves and our families to.
A big misconception is that Young Living only offers essential oils. The truth is, they offer a variety of product lines from household to personal care to baby to makeup and so much more. With over 500 products to choose from, it could be a bit overwhelming to know where to begin. To make it easier for you, I developed this list of five Young Living products that should be in every home.
Thieves Household Cleaner | Get a huge bang for your buck with this multi-purpose cleaner. It's an effective cleaner without the harsh chemicals and toxins found in many household cleaners. Plus you dilute yourself, so you're not paying for water like you would with store brands. It's also infused with Young Living's Thieves proprietary blend which includes the essential oils of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus. Choose your dilution ratio based on the job. I honestly use for everything: kitchen, bathroom, doors, windows, mirrors, upholstery...everything.
Rose Ointment | This member favorite helps with dry skin. I have the worst feet of all time and love to apply Rose Ointment. It helps soften heels, and my bed sheets also appreciate not getting snagged. Yes, my feet get that bad! I also like to use on my lips and cuticles. Another bonus: it's vegan! All ingredients are now plant-derived.
NingXia Red | This beverage is loaded with wolfberry goodness and other super fruits, and can be taken as a shot daily. If you're like me and don't have the time, the desire, or the appetite to eat 8 oranges or 2lbs of beets everyday, this is for you (raindroptraining.com, 2006). I also love that it serves as the perfect vessel for my Vitality essential oils, which are labeled for dietary usage. NingXia Red with a couple drops of Peppermint Vitality and Frankincense Vitality is delicious. You can also get NingXia Red in bottles or 2oz. pouches, which are perfect for on the go. I throw a pouch in my son's lunchbox everyday for a tasty, nutritious treat.
Lavender Essential Oil | It's only one of the most popular essential oils in the world, like ever. It was also the number one seller at Young Living in 2016. They don't call it the Swiss Army Knife of oils for nothing. It's mild and gentle for people of all ages to enjoy its benefits. The aroma is calming and relaxing so it's great to diffuse, to add to wool dryer balls, or even for making your own linen and room sprays. It also helps cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations, can reduce the appearance of blemishes, and is also helpful for aging skin. All households can benefit from having Lavender essential oil on hand.
Mineral Sunscreen | Have you ever heard that women apply about 168 chemicals to their bodies everyday (abcnews.com, 2015)? This exposure to chemicals is often from personal care products such as makeup, lotions, hair products, and fragrances. So if those products are often loaded with toxins, it definitely raises my concerns over the safety of sunscreen. Just thinking about having those toxins bake into my skin while outdoors makes my skin crawl. Last year Young Living introduced their Mineral Sunscreen with naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, which provides UV blocking support without all the toxins.
It is honestly difficult to narrow the vast product line down to only 5 must- haves, but this is definitely a great place to start. Your household will thank you.
About the Author: Serena James is a holistic healer and the author of Vibe Higher. She offers a variety of energy healing services and workshops to help individuals experience a life of love, abundance, and wellness as they were meant to.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any action you take as a result of this information is self-prescribed and your right to do so.