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.
by Ed Slingerland | Nov 1, 2022 | Blog, Did You Know, News, Newsletter
there is a big difference between Super B9 folate and folic acid?
Vitamin B9 (often mistakenly used interchangeably with folic acid), can come from food in the form of folate, or can be synthetically processed in the form of folic acid.
Vitamin B9 is a water-soluble vitamin and thus is not stored in the body. Instead, it is taken in the form of folic acid.
The name, folate, comes from Latin for “leaf,” as green leafy vegetables, legumes and citrus fruits are the richest sources of this vitamin.
Folates are available in many forms; folates in food remain metabolically active and appear in the main circulating form as 5-methyl tetrafolate.
This form has a host of positive functions and benefits in the body, including amino acid and nucleic acid biosynthesis, conversion of amino acids, replication of DNA and RNA, and also acts as a co-factor in a number of biological processes.
Folic acid on the other hand, the supplement form of vitamin B9 , remains metabolically inactive until it is converted into folates. The conversion of folate to tetrahydrofolate (THF) is done by the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase in the liver.
Read the explanation from the FDA (Food & Drug Administration of USA) HERE.
by Ed Slingerland | Jun 1, 2022 | Blog, Did You Know, News, Newsletter
Young Living has partnered with Dr. Joseph Wilson, author of “The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees,” on a crucial research initiative to learn more about native bee populations?
The research project, starting on farms in Mona, Utah, and Simiane-la-Rotonde, France, will study native bee species in both locations and provide much-needed insights to help these bee populations thrive. With the lessons learned from this research, Young Living will be able to make changes to the landscaping of the farms to better accommodate these native bee species.drawn and what nesting habitats are needed.
“This groundbreaking research goes beyond Young Living and its farms. For years, research has been conducted on honey bees, but little is known about the more than 1,000 species of native bees. Before we can begin saving the bees, we will need to know which bees are on each lavender farm,” said Dr. Wilson. “The data we collect will be incredibly important to the bee and scientific community as a whole. We are thrilled that Young Living has chosen to put their efforts into this research, and that they have chosen us to partner with.”
Read the entire piece HERE.
by Ed Slingerland | Apr 5, 2022 | Blog, Did You Know, News, Newsletter
You have less and less enzymes as you get older?
Because modern man (Homo Sapien) is actually “designed” to live up to 50 years, and your diet changes several times during your life, you can probably imagine that the inside of your body also changes over the years.
So does the inside of your digestive system!
Where once your digestive system was used to only breast milk, within a couple of years it had to get used to semi-solid food and in later years even to solid food only. Back in the day, people were much more used to foods that were already fermented, so there was much less demand on the enzymes, unlike modern foods that often should hardly pass for food due to the production process…. So the enzymes in the digestive system changed along with it.
And then we come back to the longevity of our bodies, where the later years of our current way of life can actually no longer take into account the way our food should be digested… In other words, we have to change our diet (which is actually always good – lactose and gluten free, kefir or kombucha), or we are going to give the enzymes a helping hand by adding supplements to our diet.
If you want to know more about the supplements, ask us!
by Ed Slingerland | Mar 1, 2022 | Blog, Did You Know, News, Newsletter
That 1 cap can make an “all-purpose” cleaner of 500 to 750 ml (water)?
So from 1 bottle of Thieves® Household Cleaner, you get about 32 bottles of detergent for about €0.83 each….
If you want to make a stronger cleaning product, you can always add more Thieves® Household Cleaner to the water.
So: Clean and cheap!
by Ed Slingerland | Feb 1, 2022 | Blog, Did You Know, Newsletter
Geranium is quite disrespectfully seen as the cheap substitute for ROSE oil???
And that’s while Young Living only uses the Pelargonium graveolens. This Geranium species is known to produce one of the best quality oils and grows in the Reunion Islands (between Madagascar and Mauritius). There are well over 200 species of Geranium.
Pelargonium is the Greek word derived from Palargos meaning “stork.” And that’s because the fruit of the Geranium looks like the beak of a stork.
Some companies try to substitute a species and try to sell it for other purposes than fragrance.
Geraniums were used as early as ancient Egypt as skin and hair care products, and in the 17th century these plants were in the gardens of Europe to provide protection against evil spirits…. In the early 19th century, it was the French chemist Recluz who first distilled the leaves of the geranium.
And why is geranium used by scientists and in our case the developers of Young Living products?
Because the ORAC value of Pelargonium graveolens is 1,010,011 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
What does this number mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food. For example: Oranges = 750; Cloves = 1,078,700. And no, the number for cloves is not a typo!
But most of all, it’s just a wonderful smelling oil that helps balance and calm you. Excellent to use in your beauty regime and your meditation or yoga rituals.