All About Wolfberries

Wolfberries have been revered for centuries for their remarkable benefits. Check out this infographic for an in-depth look at all they can do!

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Fun facts about wolfberries infographic

Product Links:

Organic Dried Wolfberries

NingXia Zyng®

NingXia NITRO®

NingXia Red®

What are your favorite ways to bring the wellness power of wolfberries into your life? Let us know in the comments below!

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Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Enjoy the fall flavors you know and love while getting the nutrients you need! This squash recipe is literally packed with veggies.

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Vegan Thanksgiving sounds like it shouldn’t be a thing. But we’re here to prove that wrong! This Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe proves that Turkey Day tastes can be made using nothing but plant-based ingredients and still deliver all the fall flavor you love. With sweet, velvety acorn squash, crunchy quinoa, colorful veggies, and essential oils, this simple vegan recipe lets you enjoy the flavors of the season without needing to bust out your stretchy pants.

Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

Roasting the Squash
    1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
    2. Cut off ends of squash and cut in half lengthwise.
    3. Scoop out pulp and seeds.
    4. Brush squash halves with ½ tablespoon olive oil.
    5. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
    6. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
    7. Place squash sides face down on baking sheet.
    8. Bake for 25–35 minutes.
While Squash is Roasting
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Saute celery, carrots, and onion for 5–7 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add Brussels sprouts and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Combine quinoa, sautéed veggies, and wolfberries.
  6. Combine 1 teaspoon olive oil with Vitality essential oils.
  7. Pour over quinoa/veggie mixture and toss.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Fill each squash halve with mixture.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Let cool slightly; then dig into this festive fall dish!

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Printable Young Living Gift Tags

Family, friendship, and love are just three things we’re grateful for this year, and these printable gift tags make it easy to express your gratitude for your loved ones! Download the free gift tags to hand around with essential oils at the Thanksgiving table or have them ready to accompany essential oil presents throughout the year.

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Family, friendship, and love are just three things we’re grateful for this year, and these printable gift tags make it easy to express your gratitude for your loved ones! Download the free gift tags to hand around with essential oils at the Thanksgiving table or have them ready to accompany essential oil presents throughout the year.

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The aroma of Joy™ invites a sense of romance, bliss, and warmth when diffused. When worn as a fragrance, it invites togetherness.

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Harmony™ is a blend of pure essential oils that contains scents to provide an uplifting aromatic experience.

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Abundance™ combines oils such as Orange and Ginger, which were used by ancient cultures to attract prosperity and magnify joy and peace.

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Orange essential oil, cold-pressed from the rinds of oranges, has a juicy aroma reminiscent of the fresh fruit. Orange oil offers a sweet, peaceful aroma that can fill a room with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity.

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Inspiration™ is a blend of pure essential oils that were traditionally used by native people of Arabia, India, and North America for enhancing spirituality and meditation.

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Peppermint Vitality essential oil (Mentha piperita) has a bright, cool flavor, with benefits that include gastrointestinal comfort and normal digestion support, in addition to its great taste.*

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Highest Potential™ harnesses the uplifting and inspiring power of Blue Cypress and other pure essential oil scents.

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Sensation™ combines pure Ylang Ylang, Coriander, and other essential oils to encourage feelings of love and affection when diffused.

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Stay well throughout the winter months with these easy tips

Are you prepared for winter? Ready or not, here it comes! With chilly days and unpredictable weather on the way, it’s important to do everything you can to make sure that everyone in your house makes healthy choices to maintain their health.

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Are you prepared for winter? Ready or not, here it comes! With chilly days and unpredictable weather on the way, it’s important to do everything you can to make sure that everyone in your house makes healthy choices to maintain their health.

To keep your family well through the upcoming cold months, we formulated our Holiday Catalog-exclusive Winter Wellness Set. Paired with a few common sense wellness suggestions, these tips will go a long way to help you stay healthy all winter long.

 

 

Wash your hands oftenThieves Waterless Hand Purifier- Young Living

Lather your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds before rinsing.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible throughout the day.

Try Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap to gently and effectively cleanse your hands or use Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier on the go!

 

Thieves VitalityDrink plenty of liquids

Staying hydrated is important for keeping mucous membranes moist, so they can effectively fight off irritants.

Shoot for 64 ounces per day for effective hydration.

To warm up when it’s cold outside, drink herbal tea with honey and a drop of Thieves® Vitality™.

 

Provide your body with proper nutrients

MSuper Caintain your wellness by eating healthy to get the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.

Seek out fruits and vegetables that are nutrient-packed and seasonal, like squash, hearty greens, and cauliflower.

Help support a healthy immune system by adding a supplement to your daily diet. Get desirable polyphenols, carotenoids, and optimal amounts of vitamin C in a convenient chewable tablet with Super C.

Supplements like ImmuPro™ contain ingredients to help support a healthy immune system and provide the body with antioxidant and nutritional support.*

 

                      Get plenty of sleep

PurificationLack of sleep can cause stress, which weakens the immune system. A well-rested body is better able maintain its wellness, so shoot for 8 hours per night.

Create a calm atmosphere in your room in the evening. Banish electronic devices and diffuse your favorite essential oil to invite peace before bedtime. Thieves®, Lavender, and Purification are all great choices.

If you do happen to get sick, reach for the remedy nature intended! Thieves® Cough Drops are a great way to offer comfort by relieving coughs, soothing sore throats, and cooling nasal passages.

 

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The manly man’s guide to essential oils (manly edition)

Looking to step up your essential oil game? This is the perfect place to start.

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Welcome, gentlemen, this one’s just for you. Ladies, since you’re already here, you can check it out, too. Incorporating essential oils into your life isn’t just easy—it can also put a manly spring in your step. Pretty soon, you’ll be chopping down trees with your bare fists and wrestling bears to a draw, all thanks to these simple tips.

Check out these three categories in your life that can benefit from a few drops of pure awesomeness:

*Essential oils are indeed powerful, but please don’t try punching down trees and wrestling bears. Just use these essential oils as directed to enjoy their awesome scents and benefit from their therapeutic-grade purity.

Exercise

Keeping in shape is one of the pillars upon which manliness is built. No matter if you’re crushing some bench presses, tearing up the fairway, or hiking high enough to high five an eagle, you’ll want to keep these basics in your gym bag to help you get the most from every workout:

 

Treat those aches and pains

Massage Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream into your skin after a workout for a cooling sensation that provides relief from minor muscle and joint
aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Backed with our Seed to Seal® promise of purity, this pain cream will have your muscles thanking you for ditching the synthetic ingredients.

 

Take care before and after exerciseDeep Relief Roll-on

Apply Deep Relief™ Roll-On to your neck and chest before working out to inspire you to push harder or apply it as part of a post-activity massage to target areas that need it most.

 

Boost your boring waterOrange Vitality Essential Oil

Reach for Lime Vitality™, Tangerine Vitality™, or Orange Vitality™ instead of sugary sports drinks to stay hydrated! Just
a drop or two in your glass water bottle will keep you coming back for more.

 

Personal Care

Grooming sounds like such a primitive term, making it perfect for manly men like us. Separate yourself from the pack by looking great and smelling like nature itself with these essential oil-infused solutions:

 

Smell good without perfumePatchouli Essential Oil - Young Living

Supposedly, perfume is called “cologne” when it’s for men, but let’s skip the nomenclature and ditch it altogether. Start with Shutran™, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Northern Lights Black Spruce, or Black Pepper to see what works best with your body’s chemistry, then create a combination that’s all yours. Dilute with a smidge of carrier oil and apply a drop or two to your wrists and neck for a masculine scent that lasts all day.

 

Cedarwood - Young Living Essential Oil

Keep that burly beard in check

Give those lovely locks a healthy sheen with some homemade beard oil. Check out our handy beard oil blog post for some blends from the guys who know best—Young Living employees! Bottom line: If your beard is oil-free, it’s just not living up to its potential.

 

 Treat your face to ShutranShutran Shave Cream

If you truly must shave, make sure you’re
at least doing it with the best stuff. Shutran™ Shave Cream is full of hydrating ingredients and pure essential oils that’ll give you a close shave with a great fragrance.

 

Good Eating

You like food. You like flavor. So why haven’t you been super-charging your healthy cooking with the intense flavor of essential oils? Check out these ways to get more essential oils into your diet:

 

Spice up your lifeblack-pepper-vitality-essential-oil-young-living

Perfect for boosting flavor in almost anything you’re cooking, essential oils are like a flavor bomb compared to dried herbs. Add Lemon Vitality™ to fish, Black Pepper Vitality™ to steak sauce and marinades, and Basil Vitality™ to Italian. Get creative—your taste buds will thank you for it.

 

Put some Zyng in your stepNingXia Zyng - Young Living

Add a splash of hydration to your routine by keeping NingXia Zyng™ handy. Or if you’re in a real rush, reach for NingXia Nitro® to keep your athletic performance and cognition at its peak. Both are delicious, convenient as heck, and infused with essential oils.

 

Try a brand-new recipelime-vitality-essential-oil-young-living

Still not sure where to start? This blog is a great resource that’s frequently updated with recipes that incorporate essential oils in innovative and delicious new ways. Check out our Vitality-infused marinades, Vitality-infused chicken enchiladas, and 20-minute game-day recipes to get going!

 

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Homemade Body Butter Recipe

This homemade body butter recipe will leave your skin moisturized and soft, thanks to rich cocoa butter and coconut oil.

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Be kind to your hard-working skin! This homemade body butter recipe will leave your skin moisturized and soft, thanks to rich cocoa butter and coconut oil. We love its whipped consistency that goes on smoothly and feels light to the touch.

 Whipped Body Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion)
  • 15 drops of your favorite topical/aromatic essential oil (we love Cedarwood, Lavender, and Frankincense essential oils)­

Directions

  1. Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt until completely liquefied, about 4–5 minutes.
  2. Pour into a glass mixing bowl and place in refrigerator for 30–45 minutes to cool and just set but not harden.
  3. Stir in essential oils.
  4. Using an electric hand mixer, whip until firm peaks form, about 10 minutes.
  5. Gently transfer to a seal-able jar or container. Store at room temperature to avoid melting or solidifying.
  6. Massage into dry skin!

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Fall in love with these DIY autumn blends

The scents of fall are amazing because they range from earthy to spicy to sweet. Check out these four new DIY blends to bring the essence of autumn into your home!

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Love fall? So do we! And if you’re like us, you love bringing out all of the things that have been patiently waiting in storage for just this time of year. Things like chunky sweaters, warming drinks, and certain scents that just seem right during autumn.

That’s why we’ve created these four new DIY blends—to celebrate fall!

Autumn AirBergamot Essential Oil

Enjoy the sweetness of autumn with this light and breezy blend. Diffuse these oils together on warm fall days to invite a refreshing atmosphere to your home.

 

Spiced CiderGinger Essential Oil

Nothing says fall like Thieves! Backed up with delicious-smelling Bergamot and Ginger, this blend smells like your favorite hot cider—but with none of the work.

 

Fall RomancePatchouli Essential Oil - Young Living

Romance knows no season, and this playful blend proves it. Diffuse this blend in the background of a candle-lit dinner to help set the mood.

 

Changing LeavesEucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil

Bring Earth’s signature scents inside the easy way! This blend combines the crisp aromas of the great outdoors without actually dragging in branches and leaves.

 

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Orange-Infused Chocolate Pots Recipe

This simple dessert is made with chocolate, coconut milk, and orange, so it’s full of bright, rich flavor that’s perfect for fall and winter.

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Fall and winter are the best time to cozy up, and our Orange Infused Chocolate Pots are the perfect reason to get comfortable inside. This decadent dessert is chic yet simple, so you can impress dinner guests or yourself with its rich, chocolaty flavor. Plus, the bright taste of orange perfectly pairs with the season’s flavors. The best part? You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry right now! Get cooking and see why this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Orange Infused Chocolate Pots

Orange Chocolate Pot Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 4 drops Orange Vitality™ essential oil
  • Additional chocolate, shaved (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a blender.
  2. Combine eggs, orange juice, and Orange Vitality essential oil in a small dish. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and salt. Heat over medium-low heat, whisking continually, until the mixture reaches a simmer.
  4. Immediately pour the coconut milk mixture over the chocolate in the blender and blend on high until combined.
  5. As the blender runs, pour the egg mixture through the hole in the top of the blender. Continue blending until creamy and smooth.
  6. Divide the chocolate mixture between four ramekins or small cups and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
  7. Serve cold with shaved chocolate on top, if desired.
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What’s your favorite way to use Vitality oils in your fall and winter cooking? Tell us in the comments below!

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See Why This Refreshing Drink Is the Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Find out what sets NingXia Zyng™ apart from sodas and energy drinks, and discover why it’s a mom and dad must-have!

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We know how hard it is to run a busy household, especially when you have little ones and teens in the mix. Between the early-morning carpool and late-night study sessions, it’s no surprise that parents often feel drained, overworked, and simply tired.

That’s why it should come as no surprise that, despite marketing aimed at thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, moms and dads tend to be the heaviest energy drink consumers, according to a 2015 report from the market research group Mintel. Similarly, data from Nielsen Homescan revealed that busy moms are more likely to consume energy drinks than young adults just out of college and independent singles in their 20s and 30s.

While these drinks can give you the boost you need to get through your day, they’re often filled with excessive caffeine and artificial sweeteners and flavors, making a healthy energy drink option hard to find. So when it comes to Young Living’s NingXia Zyng™, we love it for what it’s not. With this sparkling drink, you don’t have to worry which energy drink is best because it’s not like energy drinks or sodas. Instead, this energy booster has just the right amount of sweetness, carbonation, and pep.

How did we come up with the perfect blend of natural flavors, sweetness, and energy? Check out the anatomy of Zyng and discover all the details behind this Young Living favorite!

NingXia Zyng - Young LivingZyng’s Fast Facts

  • 8 grams of sugar and 35 calories—an average soft drink has 49 grams of sugar and 181 calories
  • 35 milligrams of naturally occurring caffeine from white tea
  • Whole-berry wolfberry puree, plus pear and blackberry juice
  • Pure, therapeutic-grade Lime and Black Pepper essential oils

Why did we create Zyng?

Zyng was a direct result of a gap in the food and drink market. Young Living Founder D. Gary Young would work long hours on the farm and crave something to help him cool down and feel refreshed. When he looked for healthy drinks and found only sugary sodas and high-octane energy drinks, Gary made something new. With no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and only 35 calories per can, Zyng is a delicious way to break away from over-caffeinated, over-processed options.

What goes into Zyng?

black-pepper-vitality-essential-oil-young-living lime-vitality-essential-oil-young-livingWhat exactly goes into making a can of balanced refreshment? It starts with a base of carbonated water, pear juice and blackberry juice concentrate, and wolfberry puree. We then add a splash of Black Pepper and Lime essential oils, natural sweetness from organic evaporated cane juice and stevia leaf extract, and a little zyng from white tea leaf extract to give you fresh flavors and a boost of energy.

Now you know the what and why behind Zyng, but you likely don’t need us to explain the how. Keep a few cans in your home or work fridge and grab one whenever you need some help getting through your family’s to-do list!

 

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This fall opt for a lighter fare with this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe. Low in fat yet rich in flavor, the only thing hidden in this soup is vitamin-rich vegetables, and lots of them.

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When it starts to get cooler and the days get shorter, nothing warms you up like a comforting bowl of soup. But many soups are packed with hidden fat, sodium, and calories. This fall opt for a lighter fare with this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe. Low in fat yet rich in flavor, the only thing hidden in this soup is vitamin-rich vegetables, and lots of them. Its richness comes from the starches released by the winter squash, carrots, onions, and apples—no heavy cream or butter needed. With a velvety texture and rich, savory-sweet taste, this soup is the perfect thing to keep you full this fall.

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality™ essential oil
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™ essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Additional salt to taste
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Toss squash in olive oil and salt and bake on a cookie sheet for 30–35 minutes.
  3. While squash is cooking, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add carrots and 3 tablespoons water or vegetable broth to pan.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Add onion and apples.
  8. Cook 15–20 minutes or until all veggies/fruit are soft.
  9. Add veggies/fruit to the blender and blend until well combined.
  10. Transfer to a large pot.
  11. Stir in vegetable broth and coconut milk, reserving 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  12. Stir in Cinnamon Bark Vitality™, Black Pepper Vitality™, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Stir thoroughly.
  15. Reheat gently, serve in bowls, and garnish with reserved coconut milk and green onions.
  16. Best paired with a cozy blanket and your favorite book.
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What Vitality essential oils do you like using in your fall recipes? Let us know in the comments!

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