by Ed Slingerland | Jan 7, 2023 | Blog, Did You Know?, Newsletter
there is a major difference between LAVENDER and LAVENDIN???
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and lavendin (Lavandula x intermedia) are two of the most popular species of lavender. They are both a plant species in the mint family. They are similar in appearance and scent, but there are also some important differences between the two:
lavender is native to the Mediterranean, while you can find lavendin, a hybrid species of lavender, all over the world.
Lavender is also more sensitive to cold weather and can be damaged by frost, while lavendin tolerates cold better.
Lavender is in turn more resistant to disease due to its diversity, where lavendin all have the same dna and are therefore extremely poorly resistant to that same disease.
Lavender has a more delicate flavour, while lavendin has a more robust taste.
Both are used for their essential oils, which are used in aromatherapy. Lavender oil is said to be relaxing and calming, while lavendin oil is said to be stimulating and uplifting.
And so now you know why Young Living works with Lavender and not, like the perfume and soap industry, with lavendin.
by Ed Slingerland | Jan 1, 2023 | Blog, frequently asked question, Newsletter
Are essential oils or oil products suitable for detox?
Essential oils are powerful tools for detoxifying the body. They can be used in a variety of ways, including diffusing them into the air, applying them topically to the skin, or taking them internally. When used properly, essential oils can help to cleanse the body of toxins, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using essential oils for detox. First, be sure to only use high-quality, therapeutic-grade oils. Second, start slowly and increase the amount you use gradually as your body becomes more accustomed to them. Finally, pay attention to how your body responds to each oil and make adjustments as needed.
Some good essential oils to use for detox are lemon, grapefruit, peppermint, rosemary, and ginger. diffusing these oils into the air is a great way to purify the air and promote detoxification. You can also add a few drops to a bath or apply them topically to the skin. When taking essential oils internally, be sure to start with just a drop or two and increase the amount gradually. You can add them to water, tea, or smoothies, or put a few drops under your tongue.
by Ed Slingerland | Dec 31, 2022 | Blog, News, Young Living
Leads to global advances in science and philanthropy.
With a passion for preserving nature and empowering people at the root of Young Living, the Youngs pushed the envelope of science and sustainability to create a vehicle for their dream. Their advances in the development and production of essential oils inspired their brand vision, mission and purpose. These ideals fueled a breadth and depth of global philanthropy that truly brings D. Gary and Mary Young’s purpose for Young Living full circle.
“From science to philanthropy, everything we do presents an opportunity to lead, love and collaborate on issues that affect our communities and the world we live in,” said Young. “Young Living encourages other businesses to use their unique positions to affect positive change in product and social sustainability as well. We know that collectively, we can be the change we want to see in the world.”
Read the complete article (in ENGLISH) HERE!
by Ed Slingerland | Dec 10, 2022 | Blog, News, Young Living
Over the past week, Corporate had a lot of calls/lives with Brand Partners. During these calls, the future of the Savvy Minerals line was discussed.
Young Living will be sunsetting the Savvy Minerals line. This was an amazing product line, but the numbers over the past few years have shown that we have used this line as personal use, but have never been able to effectively leverage it to help us build our businesses. They have decided to focus on products that help us grow moving forward. It’s time to focus on what we do BEST at … which is essential oils + the wellness space we excel in.
Young Living uses inventory optimization to improve our offerings.
What is inventory optimization? It’s when we take a deep dive into our extensive product portfolio and analyze our product offerings. As we do so, we pay special attention to market saturation and declining sales. From there, we create strategic plans to address products that are either redundant or simply aren’t performing well.
How does optimizing our inventory help Brand Partners like you? During our analysis, we discovered that 17 percent of our products generate 95 percent of our organization group volume (OGV). A more streamlined selection of products will allow us to focus on the products and technology that account for the bulk of your sales. This tighter focus will free us to create a stronger brand identity, improve our sustainability, enhance product stories through consolidated production and marketing efforts, and lead to fewer out-of-stock products and fewer stock-keeping units (SKUs) to maintain.
After carefully evaluating our products using this process, we’ve decided to bid a fond farewell to our complete Savvy Minerals lineup. Our analysis revealed that while our customers love us as an essential oils company, they prefer to purchase cosmetics from traditional retailers. We discovered that Savvy has averaged less than 1.5 percent of OGV in the past four years.
As we say goodbye to Savvy Minerals, here is what you can expect to happen:
· Savvy products will remain available while supplies last.
· Any Savvy products currently listed as out of stock will not be restocked.
· We anticipate that we will sell through our inventory of Savvy products by summer 2023.
· We’ll be sending a targeted message to all Brand Partners with Savvy products on their Loyalty Rewards and Essential Rewards orders.
Optimizing inventory will support your Young Living business stability as we focus on the products that matter most to you and your teams.
We were so lucky to have this line and in turn learn so much more about clean beauty along the way.
Sunsetting with love …
by Ed Slingerland | Dec 9, 2022 | Blog, Did You Know, Newsletter
that as of Jan. 1st, Wintergreen can no longer be sold in personal care products in all countries of the European Community?
There is a LAW that regulates that only a very small amount of Methyl Salicylate is allowed in cosmetics/care products….
Young Living has quite a few products in its collection, imported into Europe as cosmetics, that do contain Methyl Salicylate.
Methyl Salicylate is the active ingredient extracted from Wintergreen (or Mountain Tea), which is used in products to soothe muscle discomfort, for example.
Such products are also the ones Young Living uses the essential oil in:
– Wintergreen essential oil
– Cool Azul essential oil
– PanAway essential oil blend
– Deep Relief oil blend
– Raven oil blend
– Ortho-Sport massage oil
– Ortho-Ease massage oil
– CBD Muscle Balm
– Cool Azul Sport Gel
– Active & Fit kit (both Deep Relief oil and Cool Azul Sport Gel)
– BLM capsules
– Super Cal
but also the immensely popular Starter Bundles with the Aria, Dew drop and Desert Mist diffusers, and the CBD Premium Bundles as well as the 30 oils kit and the Raindrop Technique kit…
A replacement for the majority of the products will have to be chosen, but a number of products will be disappearing completely as a result.