Vacation-Approved Travel Must-Haves

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Travel Must-Haves

Flying off to Finland or Fiji? Road tripping along Route 66? Warming up in Palm Springs? Cruising through Croatia or Coast Rica? No matter where travel may take you, we promise you smoother sailing and easy-as-pie plane rides when you pack essential oils for any and all travel trips. What’s more, every product mentioned here is even carry-on approved!

TSA liquids rule
Need a quick reference on what you can take in your carry-on?*

  • Liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes are acceptable in containers smaller than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).
  • All liquids must fit in one quart-sized bag.
  • This rule applies only to carry-on luggage—you can fly with larger containers of liquids in a checked bag.
  • Road trip: Choose your own adventure and travel with whatever you want.

*These are current TSA rules and are subject to change.

How to travel in comfort, YL style
The good news? Every 5 ml and 15 ml bottle of Young Living essential oil, and countless other YL products, are totally travel friendly. Jam as many of those little amber bottles as you can into a quart-sized bag and you’re ready for airport security and complete comfort on your vacation. Here are our picks for the next time you’re soaring in the sky or taking off down the road!

Escape with the essentials: Bon Voyage Travel Pack
You did it—the trip is booked, time off has been approved, the family is packed. It’s time to say, “Bon voyage!” But pre-travel to-do lists can take some of the magic out of it. Don’t fear; the Bon Voyage Travel Pack is here! It’s full of everything you need—shampoo, toothpaste, and moisturizer—and free of everything you don’t. So even if your trip is so last minute you only have minutes to pack, you’ll know you have the essentials when you throw this pack into your suitcase.

Drink away dehydration: Grapefruit Vitality
Depending on where you’re headed, staying hydrated can get tricky—especially when you have to pay for water every time you fill up. Be mindful of this beautiful earth we love exploring and bring your own reusable bottle instead. Make your water taste terrific every time with a drop or two of Grapefruit Vitality™ or other citrus-flavored Vitality™ essential oils. In addition to fantastic flavor, you’ll get a wellness boost!^

Get your glow on: ART Creme Masque
Plane air is recycled and harsh, road tripping can lead to hours in the sun, and adventures outdoors make you face cold, brisk air. The problem—skin that’s bothered, dry, and unhappy. Don’t leave behind self-care; instead, wash your face each night and apply a gorgeous layer of the ART™ Creme Masque. Every morning when you wake up, you’ll be even more jazzed for the sightseeing, adventurous eating, and picture taking, thanks to glowy, showy skin!

Keep your hotel clean: Eucalyptus Globulus Shared spaces and stuffy hotel rooms can make for some not-so-great smells. But don’t let this ruin your days of adventure—let Eucalyptus Globulus fix the problem. Try letting cotton balls soak up a few drops of this purifying oil and stashing them in bathrooms and nightstands. This clean scent is also great when you’re on planes and a need a breath of fresh air; simply inhale and you’ll be on cloud nine in no time.

Manage travel mayhem with Deep Relief and Thieves Roll-Ons Jumping in an out of cabs, strolling along cobblestoned streets, and waiting in lines can take their toll. It’s a good thing you’ve got your roll-ons close by! In need of a muscle pick-me-up after a day of zip-lining or climbing the Great Wall of China? Reach for Deep Relief™ Roll-On. Tired of bumping into strangers and riding in public transportation all day? Swipe on Thieves® Roll-On. One thing’s for sure: No other item you pack will get as much use as your roll-ons!

Relax as you refresh: Savvy Minerals Makeup Remover Wipes
Vacation is the best time to recharge! So whether you’re in your hotel room solo, catching up with family in a new location, or jumping on the bed of your vacation rental like a teenager, enjoy the moment and don’t worry about tedious routines. Instead, swipe off your makeup quick with Savvy Minerals by Young Living® Makeup Remover Wipes. These rinse-free wipes, which are biodegradable and plant-based, are perfect for helping you enjoy the moment every minute of your vacay! Or, try the very versitile Seedlings Baby Wipes.

I never leave home without my oils. Here’s a glimpse of the oils I travel with. Let me know if you have any questions about this oils or any of our other products.

Kathy Van Pelt
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What is a Premium Starter Kit?

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Picture of Premium Starter Kit with Rainstore Diffuser

The most cost-effective way to get started with essential oils is with a Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It’s a much better value than purchasing the diffuser separate from the oils.

The 2019 Kit includes the following oils:

  • Lavender 5-ml
  • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
  • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
  • Valor™ 5-ml
  • Peace & Calming 5-ml
  • Frankincense 5-ml
  • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
  • Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml
  • Raven™ 5-ml
  • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
  • PanAway™ 5-ml

Also included are…

  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • 2 AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Spray
  • 2 NingXia Red™ 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources
  • Your wholesale membership, with product discounts
  • Essential Oil Display Tray
  • Young Living Lifestyle Booklet

The photo shows the Raindrop diffuser, one of the options in the Premium Starter Kit.  Combining state-of-the-art ultrasonic technology and traditional Chinese craftsmanship, Young Living’s Rainstone™ Diffuser provides a balanced convergence of the grounding element of earth with the enveloping and soothing powers of essential oil-infused mist. Created with an exquisite and rare purple clay found only in a small region of China, each Rainstone Diffuser is handmade using ancient craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation for more than 1,000 years. I have one and just love it!

– Get yours today! –

Kathy Van Pelt

BOGO on November ER Orders!

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Oh my goodness! Young Living has something so fun for us! From November 1 through 15, you can get our BOGO (buy one, get one free) deal on your Essential Rewards order!

It’s the first-ever Essential Rewards Appreciation BOGO promotion! (I use most of these products daily!)

BOGO – Buy one, Get One Free!

Buy one Get one 2

Here are the deals:

  • Add a 15 ml bottle of Longevity to your ER order, get a 15 ml bottle of Eucalyptus Radiata for free!
  • Add Super Cal Plus to your ER order, get a 5 ml bottle of Peppermint Vitality for free!
  • Add a 5 ml bottle of Valor to your ER order, get a 5 ml bottle of Purification for free!
  • Add a 5 ml Thieves Vitality to your ER order, get a 2 oz. Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste for free!

This deal lasts until Friday, November 15, at 11:59 p.m., MT, or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so process their ER orders early in November!

How can you use these BOGO deals?

  • Stock up on your faves because you can’t have enough oils
  • Gift to friends for the holidays – like Purification with a set of cleaning cloths or a spray bottle to make a natural air freshener
  • Get oils to make roller bottles for the holidays or workshops with friends… eucalyptus roller for all the moms with sniffling kiddos 
  • Make a travel kit with the Thieves toothpaste and a Valor roller for friends who are traveling this holiday season

So many possibilities right?! What are you getting??? For me, definitely the Super Cal Plus and Peppermint Vitality.



Citrus Fresh Essential Oil

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Citrus FreshI really enjoy learning the science behind essential oils, especially from Lindsey Elmore. Lindsey has a background as a chemist, pharmacist, and a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Today, I’d like to share what she says about Citrus Fresh, which is a lovely blend of Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin, and Spearmint essential oils. I really love its uplifting armona when diffused. Have you tried it?

Here’s Lindsay’s short Citrus Fresh video! Give it a listen.  🙂 

Citrus Fresh is one of Young Living’s Vitality Oils, which means it has been approved by the FDA as safe to consume it. (Most brands of essential are not safe to consume.) I love the flavor of the citrus oils and mint! And, I like to add Citrus Fresh to my homemade salad dressings. You can sub out the Grapefruit essential oil for Citrus Fresh EO in my White Balsamic Grapefruit Salad Dressing.

Here’s what Young Living says about Citrus Fresh Vitality EO:

This mix of Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, Lemon, and Spearmint essential oils can be used to add zest to chicken, salmon, and gourmet salads. You can also try it on the go: Add it to your water to keep you motivated to stay hydrated. Citrus Fresh Vitality can also provide an internal boost with its antioxidants and cleansing properties. Indulge with Citrus Fresh Vitality and never feel dull about the food you’re eating again!

The 15ml bottle of Citrus Fresh is not labeled as a Vitality oil, so Young Living has a slightly different description for it, which is:

The distinctive citrus aroma of Citrus Fresh brightens any environment. This product is a perfect replacement for chemical-based home fresheners. Simply add a couple drops to your household diffuser and enjoy the uplifting and refreshing scent. You can also combine it with lotions and moisturizers to add a boost to your nightly skin care routine to support the appearance of healthy-looking skin.

Citrus Fresh Vitality Oil is one of the 12 essential oils included in the Premium Starter Kit. Feel free to cook with it, add it to your water, diffuse it, use it to freshen the air, and more!

You can purchase Citrus Fresh and Citrus Fresh Vitality wholesale or retail. The wholesale price or member price is 24% off the retail price. Membership requires a one-time purchase of a Premium Starter Kit or a Basic Starter Kit. Premium Starter Kits run $160 to $170, depending on the Kit. And the Basic Starter Kit is $35 (such a deal)! Feel free to order online or contact me for help.  😀

Kathy Van Pelt
Member #: 3484293

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Enrollment Training video

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Here’s a short video explaining how to enroll as a Young Living Member. Remember to use my member number 3484293 when enrolling. You can also use this signup link to enroll:


Please let me know if you have any questions!

Kathy Van Pelt
Member #: 3484293
760-205-6987 (text)

Free Shipping October Promo

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Good news friends! 🤸‍♀️ Get free shipping with your Premium Starter Kit (PSK) order this month! Plus, I have one…just one…$20 voucher that can be applied to your PSK order in October. The PSK is a bargain at $165. Bought separately, the diffuser, oils, and products in the PSK would cost $368.36. 😲 Score big with free shipping and $20 off with the voucher! And that’s not all…with a Kit purchase you’ll save 24% on future orders 😊. And, I offer EO education via email and text messages. 😁 DM me for help ordering your Kit with free shipping…and be the first, one and only, person to use the $20 voucher on your Kit purchase. ✌

Don’t need my help and want to order on your own? Use the video below which explains the order process and use this link to get to my website to order:

Once you’re enrolled, I’ll contact you and support you in your essential oils journey!

11 Essential Oils for Sleep Support

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YL-blog-Essential-oils-for-going-to-sleep-300x115Do you ever get so tired that you can’t even finish your senten . . . kdfoamskl? So sorry—must have nodded off there.

Bleary-eyed, excessive-yawning days are usually preceded by nights of tossing and turning, punching our pillows, and worrying about tomorrow’s to-do list. Luckily, we’ve got a sleep guru for every one of your sleepless nights. You guessed it—essential oils! Let’s start with the basics.

Does aromatherapy work for sleep?

A thousand times yes! Falling asleep with the soothing scent of essential oils is a dream come true. The powerful aroma of oils can help with everything from boosting your mood to tackling all that the day throws your way. When combined with a nightly ritual, essential oils can give you the warm, fuzzy feelings you need for a restful night of sweet slumbers. Learn the science behind how this works!

Which essential oils help you sleep?

Studies have shown that one in three adults aren’t getting a proper amount of rest. Beat the odds, stop counting sheep, and use these essential oils when drifting off to dreamland!

Lavender essential oil

Why is it that the only time you remember tedious to-dos is immediately after your head hits the pillow? This is when your hand blindly grasps for the bottle of Lavender on your bedside table. Lavender’s freshly floral scent will give you a worry-free outlook and let your mind set aside tomorrow’s concerns.

How to use Lavender for sleep

Turn your bottle of Lavender essential oil into roll-on with an AromaGlide® Roller Fitment. The convenience means you won’t even need to turn on the lights to swipe this relaxing scent on your wrists and temples.

Valerian essential oil

Sometimes your bed feels like a haven, and sometimes it feels like a pile of rocks. For nights when you think you’ll never get comfy again, turn to Valerian. This complex oil for sleep can help with occasional restlessness and eases that nervous tension that may be keeping you from sweet dreams.

How to use Valerian for sleep

Make your sheets the best things to slip into when the sun goes down. Create a slumber-supporting linen spray by combing 15 drops Valerian, 10 drops Clary Sage, 10 drops Cedarwood, and distilled water in an 8-ounce spray bottle.

Roman Chamomile essential oil

It’s the craziness of life that usually prevents us from getting a magical night’s rest. Reminisce about simpler times and younger years with Roman Chamomile. This sweet, hay-like essential oil will fill your sleep space with peace as you slip into dreams of responsibility-free childhood.

How to use Roman Chamomile for sleep

Add a drop of Roman Chamomile’s warm aroma to a foot cream and massage your tired tootsies! Giving yourself a foot rub while reflecting on all you’re grateful for will help your shoulders drop a few inches. You might even find yourself thankful for hectic days that make tranquil moments that much sweeter.

Ylang Ylang essential oil

You know what’s a real recipe for disaster? A bummer of a day followed by a fidgety night’s sleep. The only way to beat a bad day and a worse night is with Ylang Ylang! Kick back with this exquisite floral oil for a boost of confidence that tomorrow will be so much better after a comforting night’s rest.

How to use Ylang Ylang for sleep

Ylang Ylang essential oil is a winner with the whole family. Right before stories, snuggles, and bedtime, place a drop of this dreamy oil in your kid’s palm; then have them rub their hands together, cup their nose, and breathe in the sweet, soothing scent. That’s a sure way to encourage dreams of happy adventure!

Bergamot essential oil

Shake off stress and ease into joyful dreams with Bergamot essential oil. You may not associate a bright citrus oil with sleeping, but seeking positive vibes right before drifting off might be just the thing you need. With its sunshiny scent, you’ll find yourself letting go of nervous tension in no time.

How to use Bergamot for sleep

To keep the citrusy scents of Bergamot lingering all night long, put a few droplets of this essential oil onto a tissue or handkerchief and tuck it inside your pillow. Not only will you get a citrus-infused bedroom, but happy-infused dreams as well!

Frankincense essential oil

After a crazy day, you just want to rush as quickly as possible and flop on your bed. But let’s do self-care the right way! Take a few extra minutes before bed with Frankincense. Letting yourself unwind and find a moment of clarity after a long day could be just the ticket for a sublime sleep.

How to use Frankincense for sleep

We find that unwinding is most effective when you seek inner peace. Diffuse Frankincense while you do a few simple yoga poses to relax your body. Or rub this deep scent on your chest and let your mind empty of all the day’s cares.

Clary Sage essential oil

Some nights are doozies: Maybe a car alarm keeps going off or a child continually needs a drink of water. Soothe that lack-of-sleep stress with the scents of Clary Sage. If sleep still isn’t coming, consider meditating for a while to find your Zen.

How to use Clary Sage for sleep

If meditation isn’t your thing for winding down, try a massage. Add this sweetly herbaceous essential oil to V-6™ and massage your hands, legs, or feet. For peak relaxation, ask your partner to rub your back. You’ll feel amazing and even find that your skin looks healthier and glows more vibrantly!

Cedarwood essential oil

Do you struggle to sleep in a strange bed? if so, Cedarwood essential oil is your ultimate travel buddy. Use it to make a home away from home whether you’re snoozing in a new city or trying to get comfy in the great outdoors.

How to use Cedarwood for sleep

How exactly do you turn this balmy aroma into your number-one packing necessity? When you’re in a stuffy hotel room, you can diffuse it to eliminate distracting odors. When you’re in a tent, you can apply it topically for a comforting scent that makes sleeping on the ground easier.

Copaiba essential oil

Pretend you’re on vacation every night with Copaiba! This warm essential oil is just the balmy aroma you need. Its inviting scent not only infuses your home with a comforting aroma, but if it’s aches and pains keeping you from drifting off, you can combine it with Cool Azul® for some pre-sleep relief.

How to use Copaiba for sleep

Even if you’re at home, you can act like you’re at a hotel! Wrap yourself in a fluffy robe, turn on your favorite show, and get your feet soaking. Add warm water with ¼ cup Epsom salt, 2 drops Copaiba, and 2 drops Bergamot to a basin and lean into that staycation relaxation.

Rose essential oil

We can all agree that life gets messy! Whether you’ve been spit up on or spilled your drink at lunch, now that the sun is down, you deserve some luxury. Bring on the Rose essential oil! This elegant oil is the perfect pampering partner; we could all use a little extra self-love before bed.

How to use Rose for sleep

What smells help with sleepy time? Diffuse 1 drop Rose, 2 drops Frankincense, and 3 drops Copaiba for a sleep blend that will have you nodding off in no time.

YL tip: Don’t have Rose? You can use Geranium or Jasmine instead.

Vetiver essential oil

The best thing you can do for tomorrow is get a good night’s sleep today. Vetiver will help you do just that. With a promise to increase clarity and spark your creativity, this earthy-scented oil will get you in the mood to sleep so you can slay the next day.

How to use Vetiver for sleep

We’ve saved our favorite how-to tip for last: a bath! Set yourself up for a tomorrow filled with awesome by adding 3 drops Vetiver, 3 drops Ylang Ylang, and 4 drops Cedarwood to warm bathwater. Bonus points if you can come up with a stellar set of goals while you soak!

Eager for even more sleep tips? Create a solid bedtime routine and get a stellar night’s rest!

Kathy Van Pelt

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This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.