Thursday, November 17, 2011

5 Criteria for Probiotics

Not just any microorganism has what it take to be a probiotic. To qualify as a beneficial microorganism and thus earn the title of “probiotic” the following criteria must be met.

1. 1) It must be resistant to the bile and acids.

1. 2) It must be able to attach itself successfully to the gastrointestinal tract.

1. 3) It must be able to remain metabolically active once it reaches the gastrointestinal tract.

1. 4) It must be able to damage, destroy or otherwise render harmless disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria.

1. 5) It must balance PH levels in the colon.

Beneficial bacteria perform

* · Acid in digestion

* · Assist in the absorption of nutrition

* · Help prevent skin problems

* · Fight yeast and fungal infections, in diving Candida

* · Stimulate function of the immune system

* · Keep pathogens (disease-causing organisms) in check

* · Prevent and control diarrhea

* · Enhance calcium metabolism, which help prevent otesoporisis

* · Helps maintain a balance PH

* · Helps produce vitamin K and B vitamins

* · Helps regulate activity of the bowl

* · Help decrease the number of carcinogenic components in the intestinal tract

* · Inhibit the formation of tumors

* · Assist in liver function and detoxification

* · Reduce the accumulation of cholesterol and plague in the arteries.

Friday, July 29, 2011

101 Uses for Young Living’s ESSENTIAL 7 KIT

101 Uses for Young Living’s ‘ESSENTIAL 7 KIT’
*Thanks to Sha-Faun Enterprises, Creative Changes, Peggy Bracket
and the many others that have contributed to the creation of this list.

WELCOME to the wonderful world of Essential Oils.
10 reasons why you should never leave home without your ‘Essential 7 Kit’.
1. You or someone you know, your dog or horse might have a mishap or accident.
2. You might be sleepy after lunch and having trouble concentrating.
3. You might have eaten something that did not agree with you.
4. You might have met someone that did not agree with you.
5. You might be stuck in traffic and feel agitated.
6. You might find yourself in a public restroom that doesn’t have soap or hot water.
7. You might get stung by a bee or other insect.
8. You might suffer the discomfort of a sunburn.
9. You might have sore muscles after exercising.
10. You just simply want to smell good and feel even better!

Read on for many ideas on how to enjoy each of these seven powerful oils!

Essential 7 Kit was created by Young Living Essential Oils (YLEO) so that anyone could immediately use and appreciate the benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils. The Kit contains three single oils: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon (Citrus limon) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita), and four oil blends: Joy, PanAway, Peace & Calming and Purification.

Dietary Supplements: All single oils may be used as dietary supplements.
Diffuse: All of the oils may by diffused. The diffuser from YLEO is a special air pump that is custom designed to disperse the oils in a micro fiber vapor. This allows the oils to stay suspended in the air to reduce bacteria, fungi and mold. Diffusing also freshens the air with natural fragrances, eliminating the need for synthetic, harmful air fresheners. The diffuser disperses the oils without heat, which could render the essential oils less effective.
Direct Application: All of the oils can be applied to the Vita Flex points on the feet, added to bath water mixed with YLEO’s Bath Gel Base, applied topically or used with body and foot massage.

LAVENDER: (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. Lavender has been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. THIS PLANT IS GROWN AND DISTILLED AT THE YOUNG LIVING

1. Rubbing Lavender oil on the feet may cause a calming effect on the body.
2. Rubbing a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smoothed on your pillow may help you sleep.
3. Putting a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite may soothe itching, stinging and
4. Putting 2-3 drops of Lavender oil may soothe a minor burn.
5. Dropping Lavender oil may soothe a cut.
6. Mixing several drops of Lavender oil with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and used topically may be
soothing to skin irritations.
7. Possible help in alleviating the symptoms of motion sickness is to place a drop of Lavender oil on the
end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.
8. Rubbing a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose may help to unblock tear ducts.
9. Rubbing Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin may bring relief.
10. Rubbing a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips may help discomfort.
11. Possible help in reducing and/or minimizing the appearance of scar tissue may be to try massaging
Lavender oil on and around the area.
12. Rubbing 2 – 4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area may help act as a deodorant.
13. Rubbing a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhaling deeply may help in alleviating the
discomfort of air borne pollen and/or dust.
14. Rubbing several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp may help with flaking.
15. Placing a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and placing in your linen closet to scent the
linens and may help repel moths and insects.
16. Placing a drop of Lavender oil in your water fountain may help to scent the air, help sanitize and
prolong the time between cleanings.
17. Placing a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throwing into the dryer, may help to
deodorize and freshen your laundry.
18. Diffusing Lavender oil may support the body’s natural defenses against air borne sensitivities to the
skin and immune system.
19. Spritzing several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn may help soothe it.
20. Dropping Lavender oil on a cut may help clean the wound, sanitize and soothe it.
21. Applying 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash may help and soothe the skin.
LEMON: (Citrus limon) has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin. CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.
22. Using 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water
may help in the bathroom as an air freshener.
23. Using 1-2 drops of Lemon oil may remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
24. Using 1 drop of Lemon oil may help add flavor to baked goods or beverages.
25. For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and two
cups of pure water. Adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your own taste.
26. Rubbing a drop of Lemon oil on the appearance of a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings
may be soothing.
27. To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon
oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the
lemon water.
28. Adding 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spraying counter tops may help sanitize them.
29. Soaking your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water with a drop of Lemon oil may sanitize it.
30. Add a drop of Lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle may help in cleaning.
31. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom may help to disinfect.
32. Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil may help sanitize bathroom fixtures.
33. Putting a drop of Lemon oil on sore gums may be soothing.
34. Putting a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or skin blemishes may help balance (oil glands).
35. Rubbing several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite may improve circulation and help eliminate waste
from the cells.
36. Rubbing two drops of Lemon oil topically may help to clear athlete's foot.
37. Rubbing several drops of Lemon oil on legs may improve circulation.
38. Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher's block or other cutting surfaces.
39. Put 10-15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and
brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.
PEPPERMINT: (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Jean Valnet, M.D., studied peppermint's effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint's role in affecting impaired taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sense of fullness after meals. PEPPERMINT IS GROWN AND DISTILLED AT THE YOUNG LIVING FARMS.
40. Rubbing 4-6 drops in the palm and rubbing over stomach and around the navel may help relieve
occasional indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.
41. Adding a drop of Peppermint oil to herbal tea may help aid digestion and heartburn.
42. Massaging several drops of Peppermint oil on an area of injury may help to reduce tenderness.
43. Applying Peppermint oil immediately to an injured area may be soothing.
44. Rubbing several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet may help lower high
45. Applying a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin may help to stop itching.
46. For poison ivy or poison oak, applying Peppermint oil on location may help with irritation and be
47. Inhaling Peppermint oil before and during a workout may help boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
48. Massaging several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen may help relieve nausea.
49. Rubbing a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the
eyes) and on the back of the neck may help in soothing head pressures.
50. Applying a drop of Peppermint oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from
the large vertebra at the base of the neck) may be beneficial in helping to stop hiccups.
51. Placing two drops of Peppermint oil on the tongue and rubbing another drop under the nose may
help improve alertness and concentration.
52. Diffusing Peppermint oil in the room while studying may help to improve concentration and
accuracy. Inhaling Peppermint oil, when taking a test, may help in improving recall.
53. Rubbing 4 drops of Peppermint oil on chest and stomach may help to relieve travel sickness.
54. Placing a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses may help
55. Add Peppermint oil to food as a flavoring and a preservative.
56. To deter rats, mice, ants or cockroaches, placing two drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and
placing along the path or point of entry for these pest may help to send them elsewhere.
57. Mixing one 15 ml. bottle of Peppermint oil into a 5 gallon can of paint may dispel the fumes.
58. Place a couple of drops of Peppermint oil in a cup of hot water and enjoy in place of coffee.
59. Adding 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4oz. of water and spray on plants may help get rid of aphids.
60. Drinking a drop of Peppermint oil mixed in a glass of cold water may help to cool off on a hot day.
61. Rubbing Peppermint oil on joints may be soothing.
62. Placing a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue may help in stopping bad breath.
63. Inhaling the fragrance of Peppermint oil may help in curbing the appetite and lessen the impulse to
64. Applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick may help it removal. Wait for it to unhedge its head and remove from your pet.
65. Mixing Peppermint oil in a footbath may help relieve sore feet. Keep water agitated while soaking feet.
JOY: An exotic, luxurious blend of Lemon (Citrus limon), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), rose (Rosa damascena), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), and jasmine (Jasminum officinale) that produces an uplifting magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. When worn as a cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.
66. Rubbing a drop of Joy oil over the heart and on the bottom of each foot may help relieve feelings of frustration or depression.
67. Putting a drop of Joy oil on the tip of the nose may help in uplifting your mood.
68. Wear a drop of Joy oil behind each ear as a perfume.
69. Rub a drop of Joy oil between your palms and then spread over the face and neck after shaving.
70. Rubbing two drops of Joy oil on areas of the body with poor circulation may improve blood flow.
71. Rubbing two drops of Joy oil on the armpit area may help as a deodorant.
72. Rubbing two drops of Joy oil on the heart and feet may help increase libido.
73. Sprinkle a few drops of Joy oil into potpourri to improve the fragrance.
74. Diffusing Joy may bring joy to the heart and can be refreshing.
75. Adding Joy to Bath Gel Base or Epsom salts in bath water may help in relaxing and uplifting.
PANAWAY: A blend of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), which has an active constituent similar to cortisone; clove (Syzygium aromaticum), which contains eugenol, used by dentists to numb gums; peppermint (Mentha piperita), which is calming for nerves; and helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), which is soothing for localized discomfort. This blend was created by Gary Young following an injury that severely tore the ligaments in his leg.
76. Applying PanAway oil topically on an injured area may be soothing.
77. Applying PanAway oil topically may help soothe sore muscles after exercising.
78. Rubbing a drop of PanAway oil on the temples, forehead and back of the neck may help with head
79. Mixing PanAway oil with massage oil and massage on location may help in stopping growing pains.
80. Rubbing 1-2 drops of PanAway oil on the joints may lessen pressure.
81. Rubbing 2-3 drops of PanAway oil at the base of the spine may help to soothe back pressure.
82. Massaging PanAway oil diluted with V-6 Vegetable on location or a drop in the food may help with
the joints of your pets.
PEACE & CALMING: A gentle, fragrant blend of Tangerine (Citrus nobilis), orange (Citrus sinensis), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), patchouly (Pogostemon cablin) and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) specially designed for diffusing. It promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace, helping to calm tensions and uplift spirits.
83. Rubbing 1-2 drops of Peace & Calming oil on the bottom of the feet and on the shoulders before
bedtime may help you get good quality sleep.
84. Diffusing Peace & Calming oil in the room may calm overactive or hard to manage children.
85. Mixing Peace & Calming oil with massage oil for a relaxing massage.
86. Putting Peace & Calming oil mixed with Bath Gel Base in warm water for a relaxing bath.
87. Diffusing Peace & Calming oil while sleeping may help in stopping nocturnal teeth grinding.
88. Rubbing Peach & Calming on the stomach may be soothing when upset or under stress.
89. Diffusing Peace & Calming may be calming to animals.
90. Rubbing Peace & Calming on the paws of animals may help them to remain calm when traveling.
PURIFICATION: An antiseptic blend of Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), lavandin (Lavandula hybrida) and myrtle (Myrtus communis) formulated for diffusing to purify and cleanse the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke and disagreeable odors.
91. Diffusing Purification oil may help clean the air and neutralize foul or stale odors.
92. Putting several drops of Purification oil on a cotton ball and place in the air vents in the home,
office, hotel room or other enclosed area may help control odors.
93. While traveling, inhaling Purification oil during flights, may help in protecting yourself from
pathogens found in the recirculated air.
94. Putting a drop of Purification oil on insect bites may help to cleanse and stop the itching.
95. Applying a drop of Purification oil on blemishes may help to clear the skin.
96. Rubbing a drop of Purification oil on the outside of the throat may be soothing when it feels irritated.
97. Rubbing a drop of Purification oil on a blister may help to cleanse and sanitize.
98. Putting 2 drops of Purification oil on two cotton balls and placing in the toes of smelly sneakers may
help combat odors.
99. Placing a drop of Purification oil on each end of a cotton swab and placing on top of your cold water
humidifier may help to clean the air.
100. Spritzing several drops of Purification oil mixed with water may help to repel insects.
101. Applying Purification oil and Peppermint oil diluted with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil to a cotton swab
and rubbing just inside the ear may help with ear mites in cats and dogs.
1. Always keep a bottle of V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil, Massage Oil Base or any pure vegetable oil handy when using essential oils. Vegetable oils dilute essential oils if they cause discomfort or skin irritation.
2. Keep bottles of essential oils tightly closed and store them in a cool location away from light. If stored properly, essential oils will maintain their potency for many years.
3. Keep essential oils out of reach of children. Treat them as you would any product for therapeutic use.
4. Do not use essential oils rich in menthol (such as peppermint) on the throat or neck area of children under 30 months of age.
5. Direct sunlight and essential oils. Lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, White Angelica and other citrus oils may cause a rash or darker pigmentation if applied to skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays with 3 to 4 days of use.
6. Keep essential oils away from eye area and do not put into ears. Do not handle contact lenses or rub eyes with essential oils on fingers. Oils with high phenol content – oregano, helichrysum, cinnamon, thyme, clove. Lemongrass, bergamot, Thieves and ImmuPower – may damage contacts and irritate eyes.
7. Pregnant women should consult their health care professional before using essential oils containing constituents with hormone-like activity, such as clary sage, sage, Idaho tansy, juniper and fennel.
8. Epileptics and those with high blood pressure should consult their health care professional before using essential oils. Avoid using hyssop, fennel and Idaho tansy oils.
9. People with allergies should test a small amount of oil on a small area of sensitive skin, such as the inside of the arm, before applying the oil on other areas. The bottom of the feet is one of the safest, most effective places to use essential oils.
10. Before taking GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) essential oils internally, always dilute with an oil-soluble liquid like honey, olive oil or soy milk.
11. Do not add undiluted essential oils directly to bath water. Use Bath Gel Base as a dispersing agent for oils in the bath.
Obligatory Disclaimer: The information in this handout is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or injury should consult with a physician. THESE SUGGESTED USES APPLY ONLY TO
References: Young, N.D., Gary D. An Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils. Eleventh Edition, 2001.
Essential Oils Desk Reference. Compiled by Essential Science Publishing, Second Edition, July 2001.
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Young Living: 2012 Modification Summary

2012 Modification Summary

Over the last six years, Young Living has been experiencing unprecedented growth. In that time, Young Living’s global growth has increased at a rate of 15% year over year, and the number of active distributors and leaders has tripled.
Due to these rapidly rising numbers, we are averaging an increase in commission payout of a quarter of a percent per month. With our commission payout currently at 48.6% (compared with the industry average of 42–45%) we will soon find ourselves with an unsustainable rate. At that point, we will not be able to maintain a consistent budget that allows us to support normal business functions and growth, as well as our high level of support to our members.
Since 2005, Young Living has been able to avoid making changes to its compensation plan, something that is unheard of in this industry. However, in order to remain a sustainable and fiscally responsible company, Young Living has made some modifications to the policies and procedures, compensation/bonus plan, and the Essential Rewards Program.

Policies and Procedures
• What has been modified?
• Duplicate Accounts
• Trust Accounts
• Sponsor Changes
• End-of-Month Qualification Ordering
• Enroller/Sponsor Policy
• Preferred and Professional Customer Options

Duplicate Accounts
Customer names, mailing and/or shipping addresses, ACH (auto check), credit card numbers,
SSNs, and TINs are limited to one account only. Distributors who do not adhere to this policy
will be issued a letter and will have 30 days to respond. If the distributor fails to respond within
30 days, their original account will remain active and any duplicate account(s) will be placed on

Trust Accounts
Trust accounts must be run by a trustee, an independent individual without a distributorship.
Any commissions made on this account must be placed in a trust fund. The trustee must
provide Young Living with legal documentation proving that both of these requirements are met.
If proof is not provided, Young Living will review the account and determine if further action is

Sponsor Changes
A distributor can move themself from under their original sponsor, but cannot move members
within their organization. Distributors of any rank can move themselves after six months of
inactivity, or six months without placing an order.
A new member may request a sponsor change within five business days of enrollment by calling
Young Living Customer Care, or within 30 days of enrollment by sending a written request to
Young Living’s Corporate Resolutions department. A member’s upline or sponsor may not
request a sponsor change for members in their organization. Any sponsor change may affect
upline bonuses.
No duplicate accounts can be involved in a sponsor change. If a duplicate account is found, the
change request will be denied, and the duplicate account will be cancelled. All sponsor changes
must be requested in writing and approved by Corporate Resolutions.
Qualification Ordering
Sponsors will no longer be able to place orders on downline accounts for the purpose of bonus
buying, gifting for volume, or backdating. If orders are placed with the intent to qualify, Young
Living will recoup commissions that had been paid on those orders. Distributors caught or
suspected of placing orders with the intent to qualify them will be contacted by Young Living and
may face corrective action up to and including forfeiture of commission, commission retractions,
and/or termination of account.

Enroller/Sponsor Policy
In order to simplify the sign-up process, the Enroller option will be eliminated. Distributors may
still place new members in their organizations; however, there will no longer be any Enroller
benefits, such as Start Living Kit, Star Performance, and Matching bonuses. Sponsors will now
receive those bonuses. This policy will take effect January 1, 2012.

Preferred and Professional Customer Types
As of August 1, 2011, new members will no longer be able to sign up as preferred and
professional customers. The only member types remaining will be customer and distributor. All
existing preferred and professional customers will have the option of becoming a retail customer
or wholesale distributor. To become a distributor, they must purchase a Start Living Kit or place
a one-time order of at least 50 PV, and provide a Social Security Number or TIN. If they do not
provide this ID number by November 30, 2011, they will automatically become retail customers
on January 1, 2012.

Compensation/Bonus Plan
What has been modified?
• Commission Qualification and Payout
• Personal Rebate Bonus

Commission Qualification and Payout
As of January 1, 2012, a minimum order of 50 PV will be required for any distributor to qualify
for a commission check or bonus. Customer PV will no longer count as your personal PV or
qualify you for monthly commissions; however, PV from retail orders will continue to qualify or
count toward your OGV and PGV totals.

PV at the end of the qualification period, or calendar month, will not be the PV amount that will
be used for commission or rank qualification. Rather, the PV at the end of the processing period
will be used for rank qualification and bonus calculation for the prior month. The processing
period is the time between the end of the month and the beginning of the commission run;
typically falling between the 5th and 8th of each month. Order returns, cancellations, or
adjustments made for the prior month will be reviewed when commissions are calculated and
rank is determined. Please note that returns made at any time may still affect previously earned
commissions, bonuses, and/or rank and cause them to be recouped. This will help Young Living
avoid paying commissions on orders that did not generate revenue for the company.

For example, Jane Doe is attempting to qualify for Silver rank. She has two Executive legs on
the last day of the month. On the third of the next month (during the processing period), some of
the orders in Jane’s downline were cancelled, modified, or returned. Therefore, after the end of
month adjustments were completed, only one of Jane’s Executive legs still qualified as an
Executive. Thus, Jane will not qualify as a Silver; nor will her group volume totals at the end of
the month count as her commission totals once the commission run starts. According to the
adjustments, Jane will now be paid as an Executive.
Personal Rebate Bonus
As of August 1, 2011, the Personal Rebate Bonus will be discontinued. This will allow us to
reinvest those funds into areas of the business that will better serve our members.

Essential Rewards Program
Essential Rewards Program
Team Performance Bonus

Essential Rewards Program
In order to simplify the Essential Rewards Program, we have created some new automatic
shipment options.

Essential Rewards: 50–99 PV Essential Rewards Plus: 100+ PV
Convenient, automatic order Convenient, automatic order
Discounted shipping Discounted shipping
Rewards points
Grace month

If an order is between 50 and 99 PV, it will be considered an Essential Rewards order, and will
offer the benefits of automatic, convenient, first-priority shipping, and a discounted shipping rate.
Distributors who place a 100+ PV order will receive the full benefits of the Essential Rewards
program, plus Rewards points, and one grace month per rolling 12 months.
After August 1, 2011, there will no longer be a limit on how many monthly points can be earned;
however, distributors may redeem a maximum of 350 Essential Rewards points per month.

Starting January 1, 2012, Rewards points will expire on a rolling 12-month basis. Any existing
points on a YL account as of January 1, 2012 will not expire until December 31, 2012, allowing
distributors more time to redeem points they have accrued.

Distributors must call the Young Living Customer Care Department to declare their grace month
before the next month’s order is shipped. Distributors must have an active Rewards Plus order
to redeem points, and cannot redeem points in a grace month. Following the grace month, they
can begin accumulating points again at the same rate as before. If the distributor misses more
than one month, or drops below 100 PV without declaring a grace month, all Rewards points will
be forfeited and the rate of accumulating points reverts back to 10%. Please keep in mind that
the Essential Rewards template will remain active and continue to process on the selected date
each month unless changed or cancelled by the account holder.

Essential Rewards Achievement Bonus
The Team Performance Bonus will now be known as the Essential Rewards Achievement
Bonus. New distributors will learn to build and grow organizations that are wide and deep
enough to achieve sustainability, longevity, and maximum earning potential. This bonus will also
provide a good jump start and quick return for these distributors, and will help them succeed in
the long term, by generating steady unilevel commissions and generational bonuses. All of the
following modifications will take effect January 1, 2012.

Payouts and PGV Requirements

As shown in the table below, payouts will remain the same, but PGV requirements will increase.
Increasing the required PGV will help distributors to stabilize and strengthen their organizations
as they build, leading to higher unilevel commissions over the long term.

Payout 1st Structure PGV 2nd Structure PGV 3rd Structure PGV

L1 $100 1,500 2,500 3,500
L2 $500 1,500 2,500 3,500
L3 $2,000 1,500 2,500 3,500

In order to qualify under the modified bonus plan, all structures will be required to have six
distributors with Essential Rewards orders of 100 PV. Once you have three complete levels
allowing you to reach the $2,000 payout, you have one structure.
The maximum number of structures one distributor can earn will be three. This means that in
order to qualify for the maximum number of structures, a distributor will need a minimum of 18
personally sponsored, or front line, distributors with Essential Rewards Plus orders.
Please remember that bonuses are subject to change without notice.

Any Questions or Concerns?
We want you to know that we made these modifications to help our distributors continue to grow
and succeed, and to help the company achieve sustainability and longevity. We appreciate your
understanding and want to remind you that we are all here to support you as you adjust to the
updated policies. Please contact your Regional Sales Manager, Sales Manager, or General
Manager with any questions. You may also contact Young Living Customer Care at 1-800-371-
3515 or or Young Living Resolutions at 801-418-8900 or

We are extremely appreciative of our leaders who have made our record growth possible.
Young Living has a very bright future ahead of us, and we look forward to continuing the journey
with all of you.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Role of Essential Oils, by Robert Tennyson Stevens

Oils provide a dramatic increase in the electrical potential of our Human bodies. Negative thoughts, stored in the body, surrender more readily when a higher vibration is present, just as darkness surrenders to light.

The ease of light to eliminate darkness is a simple example of the power of Grace. Pure plant essential oils which contain various frequencies of sunlight have the ability to transform limited experiences and beliefs stored in our bodies.
My mentor, Marion Jager, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, had the good fortune to have a Biblical understanding of the use of essential oils. She is now with her Heavenly Creator. During many years of study with her, I experience hundreds of miracles with the use of specific oils

Marion taught me:
1. Essential Oil is the "essence" of the marriage of the Earth and the Sun through photosynthesis.
2. The human body is made up of many bodies, not just physical.
3. Thought forms attach at different parts of the body.
4. Thought forms have short-circuited our best efforts.
5. Oils protect from all kinds of Friction: Mechanical, Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual.
6. Oils keep the parts from rubbing against each other.
7. The barriers, doors or chakras have 7 major openings which connect to the endocrine system.
8. Chakras are transformers like electricity.
9. Chakras (the gate of feelings) are the only port of entry or exit of our thought forms.
10. Reactive patterns make prison doors of our chakras. Oils loosen the hinges.
11. Oils open the gates, energy centers or chakras of our bodies and only open from the inside.
12. Resentment, jealousy, anger, fear, guilt, blame, shame, lust or whatever, are thought forms.
13. The most Sainted of us have hidden prides, pleasures, fears, and thought forms to redeem or trade in on good (God) energy.
14. We require the good energy redeemed, unlocked and the blocks taken out.
15. We have created these blocks, we can remove them.
16. Oils help release us quickly from old thought forms, patterns and habits of thought.
17. Oils polarize, or reverse the vortex of thought forms and physical conditions from negative to positive polarity. Like a whorl wind or whorl pool, they disappear.
18. The Oils help the thought forms cease to spin counter clockwise and cease to exist, restoring the newly qualified energy with creativity and love.
19. The Oils are volatile and move freely in the unseen finer bodies or Aura.
20. Jesus taught the use of the oils to the Disciples, not to the masses.
21. The influence of odors upon the Finer Bodies has been a guarded temple secret down through the ages.
22. Essential oils are anesthetizes to the intellect, which can be a barrier to belief.
23. The function of Oils is to raise the frequency or the vibratory rate of slow, dead, heavy, negative thought forms.
24. Oils synchronize the rate of vibration with health and positivity, dismissing negative thought forms.
25. Use the Oils free from condemnation or guilt, with a determination to "go and sin no more", to clean the old foundation before building a new beautiful life and character.
26. To transmute our debts with the use of essential oils;
1. Accept responsibility for having misused good
2. Forgive ourselves
3. Forgive each other
4. Ask forgiveness from those we have wronged throughout all time and space.
27. You may experience tears, sighs, laughter, pimples, rashes, burping, etc. as the old thought forms are released/transmuted/forgiven.

Peppermint Oil - for thoughts and feelings of domination

Wintergreen Oil- for thoughts and feelings of fear and doubt

Ginger Oil - for thoughts and feelings of desire, lust, and lower nature struggles

Valor (Sassafras Oil) - for thoughts and feelings of confusion and hesitation to make a choice

Olive Oil - for thoughts and feelings of hating life

Jasmine Oil - for issues of the Heart

Rose Oil -for thoughts and feelings of lack of Spiritual Identity

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Friday, March 25, 2011

15 Questions to ask Representatives of Essential Oil Companies

1. Does your company own any herb farms?
2. Does your company have their own fully equipped testing laboratory to verify an oil’s composition?
3. Does your company routinely send their oils out to independent testing laboratories for verification?
4. Does your company have anyone on its staff with a trained “nose.”
5. Does your company regularly visit the distilleries and farms of their suppliers to verify quality?
6. Do the farms where your company grows herbs have labs on site to test for determination of the exact day and time for harvest to insure optimal quality?
7. Are your company’s crops harvested at the peak times to obtain the highest quality oils?
8. Are your distillery personnel skilled in both the art and science of extracting the highest quality oils?
9. Does your company employ different distillation techniques and equipment for different oils?
10. With your company, when mistakes are made, are inferior batches of oil discarded or sold?
11. Do your company’s cookers have domed heads or cone heads?
12. Does distillation of oils with your company include supplemental solvents?

13. Does your company bottle directly from the still without modification of any kind?
14. Has your company tested its oils side by side in the same lab with Young Living oils to make a fair comparison?
15. How long has your company been around?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Follow up notes from Ann Blake Tracy Ph.D

Ann Blake-Tracy, holds a Ph.D. in Health Sciences with the emphasis on Psychology, and serves as the executive director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness. She has specialized for 20 years in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications, and has testified
before the FDA on antidepressants. Since 1992 she has testified as an expert witness and consultant in SSRI related court cases around the world. &


• PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TAKEN AS PRESCRIBED – Killing as Many Every Week as We Lost in the 911 Tragedy
• Prescription Drugs = Another 911 Weekly
• But When You Add in the Number of Drug-Induced Cancer and Heart Attack Deaths Prescription Drugs Would Likely Become the #1 Cause of Death in America
• 23. “. . . for thy merchants were the great [rich & powerful] men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
• 24. “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and all who were slain upon the earth.”
• The Greek translation of “sorcery” is “pharmacopeia” or “medicine from a pharmacy.”
• So John is warning that in our day the whole world will be “deceived” or lied to about prescription medications & the end result will be the deaths of “prophets, saints, and all good men.”
“LIES, DAMNED LIES, & MEDICAL SCIENCE” – The Atlantic Monthly Magazine
• November, 2010 The Atlantic Monthly published a long interview with Dr. John Ioannidis, one of the leading scientists in the world. Entitled Lies, Damned Lies, & Medical Science this highly respected Greek researcher stated that 90% of medical research is bogus/tainted by industry $$$. Additionally he did not know if it was possible for medical science to recover from this great “deception.”
• The Promises of Peace Through Serotonin
• Hypothesis: Elevated levels of serotonin relieve depression
• Truth: Elevated levels of serotonin produce depression
 Serotonin is high in depression, anxiety, mania, psychosis, etc., not low!
 Research has been clear since the 50’s that the most damaging thing to the serotonin system is the impairing of one's ability to metabolize serotonin. Yet we are told that is exactly how SSRI antidepressants exert their effects
• In a genetic experiment gone wrong these mice lacked the enzyme that breaks down serotonin leading to their brains being awash in serotonin – the exact therapeutic model for the SSRI antidepressants. But these mice were the most violent animals the researchers had ever seen & it was determined that the elevated serotonin produced the violence.
• In 2001 Dr. Mann was called to testify in behalf of Glaxo Pharmaceutical to defend their SSRI, Paxil, in a mass murder/suicide where a mild mannered loving father & husband took Paxil for only two days & then shot his wife, his visiting daughter, her infant daughter & himself. Dr. Mann was compelled to testify in this case that, according to his own years of research, when serotonin metabolism is impaired it produces impulsive murder & suicide. He then testified that the SSRIs impair the metabolism of serotonin. This impairment of serotonin metabolism is what is suppose to be the therapeutic effect!
Found that those individuals who could not metabolize serotonin, thereby resulting in elevated serotonin levels, suffered from:
 Migraines
 Hot Flashes
 Tension & anxiety that came from nowhere
 Pains around the heart
 Difficulty breathing
 Impulsive behavior
 Would cause rabbits – the most docile of creatures to become aggressive
 Would cause pregnant women to abort, subsequently pregnant woman were given serotonin to induce labor.
 Migraines
 Hot flashes
 Pains around the heart
 Difficulty breathing
 Worsening of bronchial complaints
 Tension and anxiety which appear from out of nowhere
 Depression
 Suicide – especially very violent suicide
 Violent crime
 Substance abuse
 Hostility
 Arson
 Psychosis
 Mania
 Organic brain disease
 Autism
 Anorexia
 Reckless driving
 Alzheimer's
 Impulsive behavior with no concern for punishment
 Argumentative behavior
 Divorce
 Assault
 Stalking
 Robbery/Shoplifting
 Embezzlement/Fraud
 Rape/Older Females Molesting Young Underage Men
 Arson
 Suicide by cop
 Murder
 Murder/Suicide Attempt
A few high profile cases:
 Unibomber (3 Dead & 23 Hurt)
 Connecticut Lottery Shooting – majority of workplace shootings (5 Dead)
 Columbine-majority of school shootings (15 Dead & 24 Injured)
 Egyptian Air Suicide Flight (217 Dead)
 New York City Subway Bomber (48 Hurt)
 Crown Prince of Nepal (Entire Royal Family Shot by Crown Prince - 10 Dead)
 Andrea Yates – majority of mothers killing children (5 Children Dead)
 Comedian Phil Hartman & his wife- majority of murder/suicides (2 Dead)
 Wyoming Paxil Murder/Suicide (5 Dead)
 Princess Diana & Dodi Al Fayed (3 Dead)
From our database of 4300 cases posted at


• Have been the most prescribed or near the top for years.
• In February of 2008 the information came out to the public that the initial studies on antidepressants were hidden from the public as well as the FDA by the drug makers showing that these drugs are no more effective than a placebo.
• These drugs fit perfectly 16 of 17 points in a CIA list for a perfect mind control drug
• The National Institutes of Health decided to do a study to show the true efficacy of SSRI antidepressants. It was called the Star*D study. In the spring of 2008 we were told they had found a 67% benefit in treating depression with SSRIs. One year on the medications only 3% were okay, but it took them another year to announce that to the world. [When antidepressants bring in $86 Billion per year it is easy to understand the delay!]
Lacking this liver enzyme system a patient cannot metabolize antidepressants & therefore will reach toxic levels of their medication very quickly resulting in “involuntary intoxication.” We know that 7% - 10% of patients genetically do not inherit a functioning P450 2D6 liver enzyme system. Toxicity = adverse reactions, physical or mental.
A young American man (18) shot and killed his father after only three weeks on Prozac. He was just granted a new trial after tests showed his liver enzyme is impaired or lacking.
• Antidepressants produce a greater rate of breast cancer. With Paxil the rate of increase has been shown to be a 700% increase!
Initial studies with the SSRI and SNRI antidepressants showed that REM sleep was being repressed by the drugs. Prozac represses REM sleep by 50%. The brain will go into REM during periods of wakefulness to compensate for the lack of REM allowing for acting out in a dream state – often referred to as a psychotic break. This is how sleep deprivation produces psychotic breaks. Anything that represses REM sleep can and will produce psychosis or psychotic breaks or dreaming during periods of wakefulness.
Known as the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder or RBD in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing one to act out dreams or nightmares. Generally RBD is a nightmare causing 80% of patients to hurt themselves or someone else - even to commit homicide.

45 out of 100 who have had previous alcohol problems will increase heavy drinking if given an antidepressant!!!
They also produce alcohol cravings in those who are not drinkers – example Princess Di’s driver Henri Paul

Antidepressants also increase the blood alcohol ratio leading to DUI charges
1/3 of those who take antidepressants will go manic/Bipolar

Manufacturers of antidepressants produced new antipsychotics as their next mind altering medications after their antidepressants – knowing that the antidepressant use would cause such a demand for these drugs??? The new antipsychotics are DOUBLE in price!
• So strong is this new atypical antipsychotic that our healthy young vets, generally on a combination of an antidepressant, tranquilizer & Seroquel, are dying in their sleep.
• A support group has been formed for those families who have lost vets to suicide, hostility or sudden death resulting from these atypical antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs. The group is headed by Stan White who lost one son in combat & another to sudden death.



“Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior.

Families and caregivers should be advised of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber. . .

Pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This is very important when an antidepressant medicine is started or when the dose is changed.”

Call a healthcare provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
• thoughts about suicide or dying
• attempts to commit suicide
• new or worse depression
• new or worse anxiety
• feeling very agitated or restless
• panic attacks
• trouble sleeping [most common antidepressant side effect]
• new or worse irritability
• acting aggressive, being angry, or violent
• acting on dangerous impulses
• an extreme increase in activity and talking [mania]
• other unusual changes in behavior or mood



For more information on any of these subjects Dr. Tracy’s book & CD explaining safe withdrawal & methods to rebuild after the use of an antidepressant are available at You will also find there:

DVD of a two hour lecture given in her hometown of Safford, AZ where many have died as a result of the use of these drugs.

BIPOLAR SHMIPOLAR! – a DVD with Dr. Tracy explaining what exactly Bipolar Disorder is (which few doctors seem to know) & how you can even get rid of it.

REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER – a DVD on the most frightening of all the adverse effects of the antidepressants.

FALSE MEMORY SYNDROME – a DVD on the false memories that have become so common since the inception of the first SSRI antidepressant leading to many false arrests & imprisonments. It can happen to anyone.

SSRIs, SEROTONIN & SPIRITUALITY – a DVD on the adverse effects of elevated levels of serotonin upon the ability for many to feel God in their lives & why that is.

THE HISTORY OF MIND CONTROL – the SSRIs fit 16 of the 17 key points the CIA lists as requisite for their perfect mind control drug. As we go through the history of mind control in America & the world & then compare it to what we know about SSRI antidepressants, the impact is chilling.

Dr. Tracy also does private phone consultations for both antidepressant withdrawal support & consultations as an expert witness in criminal proceedings in court cases resulting from antidepressant use. You can order any amount of time from a half an hour or more for consultations with her at


Aromatherapy can help in mild forms of depression. It may ease mental fatigue and help with sleep. However, if you, or someone you know, are severely depressed, additional support and therapy are necessary. Aromatherapy is more effective when used as a Complementary therapy, assisting other therapies.

Uplifting Oils Soothing Oils

Sage Chamomile
Ylang Ylang

Essential oils used for depression:
basil, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, jasmine, myrrh, neroli, rose, sandalwood, spruce, orange, and ylang ylang.

Essential oils that can have a positive influence on feelings of anger, which are associated with depression: rose, chamomile, ylang ylang, and rosemary.

If the depression is associated with a loss, then essential oils helpful for grief and bereavement: lavender, rose, frankincense, neroli, hyssop, and marjoram, should be included.

Many of the essential oils used for depression are from flowers and fruit. These essences have an uplifting effect on the mind and emotions.

Inhalation blend for mild depression

4 parts Clary sage essential oil
4 parts Ylang ylang essential oil
3parts Geranium essential oil
2 parts Basil essential oil
1 part Sandalwood essential oil
Mix the above essential oils in an amber glass bottle, Label. Use three to four times daily.

Essential Oil Blend for Depression
Clary sage
German chamomile (matricaria recutita)

Mix the oil together. Place it in a bowl of steaming water (2 or 3 drops), or in a bath (5 or 6 drops ), or on the edge of your pillow (1 or 2 drops).

Camomile-Bergamot Blend

Monday, January 10, 2011

interesting notes for the New Year !

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s ok to get angry with god. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s ok to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; god never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words “in five years, will this matter?”
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business. . .
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously, no one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. Good loves you because of who god is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative –dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You ready have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with bow, but it’s still a gift.