Young Living March Promotions

Young Living is offering a 5 ml bottle of PanAway and an 8 oz bottle of Ortho-Ease this month with a 190 pv order.  When we have our aches and pains we reach for  PanAway and Ortho-Ease.  I use PanAway after I run if I have any soreness or if my ankle starts to hurt, which happens sometimes.  I also like to use both PanAway and Ortho-Ease if I have any neck and shoulder pain like I had this week.  I like to use them together because PanAway is great for spot pain relief and Ortho-Ease is great when you have a larger area to cover like the back or legs.  I also love using PanAway for headaches.  By the way, PanAway is one of the oils in the everyday oils kit.

If you really want to know what essential oils can do and you want to know more about the science behind essential oils please listen to this talk with Toby Palmer and Marc Schreuder.  Marc is the Director of Product Formulation at Young Living and talks about PanAway, Ortho-ease, and Australian Blue.  I have not tried Australian Blue but after hearing Marc Schreuder talk about it I’m looking forward to getting it this month.  It’s a 15 minute conversation that is worth listening to.

Here is the link

green_arrow “Balancing the Body’s Natural Response to Inflamation”
By: Marc Schreuder

Get Panaway and Ortho Ease FREE!Get PanAway and Ortho Ease Massage Oil FREE!

From March 1–31, 2011, when you place a single order of 190 PV* or more, you’ll receive a 5 ml bottle of PanAway™ Essential Oil Blend and an 8-ounce bottle of Ortho Ease® Massage Oil absolutely free!

That’s a retail value of $82.23!

Although some of us are still looking out the window and seeing snow on the ground, it is March—and March is the month where we officially welcome spring! It’s time to get serious and shake off the extra pounds we gained this past winter. Whether you enjoy walking, yoga, weight training, gardening, running, or something else entirely, when you start a new exercise regimen, you are sure to get more than a few sore muscles.

PanAway and Ortho Ease Massage Oil continue to be two of Young Living’s best-selling products because of how well they ease the discomfort of sore and tight muscles. The powerful essential oils penetrate deep to relieve and relax. So even if spring cleaning is as close as you get to exercise this March, don’t miss your chance to get these two amazing products absolutely FREE!

PanAway essential oil blend is a proprietary blend of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint designed to relieve minor muscle soreness and tension. This amazing blend can also help counter stressed nerves and soothe joints and ligaments.

-  Dilute with V-6™ or a massage oil in a 1-1 ratio and then apply topically on location as often as needed.
-  PDF Product Information Page

Ortho Ease Massage Oil
Containing wintergreen, eucalyptus, thyme, juniper, lemongrass, and peppermint, Ortho Ease Massage Oil soothes and warms tired and stressed bodies. If an invigorating, therapeutic massage is what you need, Ortho Ease is the massage oil you want.

-  Shake well before using and apply liberally to affected areas.
-  PDF Product Information Page


  • Offer valid from 12:00 a.m. MST March 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT March 31, 2011.
  • Limit one free 5 ml bottle of PanAway and one free 8-ounce bottle of Ortho Ease Massage Oil per order.
  • Offer valid on orders of 190 PV or more. Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
  • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the promotional product(s).
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and Web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • PV not earned for free product.
  • Customer responsible for shipping costs associated with free product.
  • Offer valid in the US and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

10% off Australian Blue

10% off Australian Blue

Get 10% off Australian Blue™ Essential Oil Blend purchases March 1–31, 2011.

This blend includes an Australian aromatic called blue cypress, which is distilled with rare Callitris intratropica wood in Australia and revered throughout the aboriginal culture. It also contains ylang ylang, cedarwood, blue tansy, and white fir. Its aromatic influence uplifts and inspires while simultaneously grounding and stabilizing.

  • Diffuse for up to one hour daily during meditation, yoga, or stretching exercises.
  • Apply two drops to wrists, neck, temples, or bottoms of feet.

Discounted pricing:  Wholesale $53.75  /  Retail $70.76  /  PV 53.75

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Offer Details:

  • Offer valid from 12:00 a.m. MST March 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT March 31, 2011.
  • No limit per customer.
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and Web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • Offer valid in the US and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

Can’t wait to get started using Young Living Oils?  Great! See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at


I got the secret sauce!

Most of the posts on this blog are based on studies or newspaper articles showing how essential oils can help us live a healthier life.  All of that is really important to me but, at the end of the day, what matters to me most is my family.  When I do something or find something that helps my family I feel like I have done my job well.  I feel like I got the brass ring so to speak.  

Just over two weeks ago my son, who is 5 years old, fell at school while he was at recess and broke his nose.  Thanks to the lousy reception I get on my phone I did not get any messages for some time.  There I am at the gym just getting into a run on the treadmill, thinking of going a bit longer than usual, when I finally get a text from my husband saying he is on his way to urgent care. Needless to say I’m in my car in 60 seconds driving 5 mph in the pouring rain (Seriously???? I live in the desert!!!! ).

I get there and they are in x-ray so I have to wait a few more minutes.  It’s been almost 2 hours since the accident and it is such a relief for all of us, me, my husband and my son when I finally do see him.  I give him a big hug and just hold him for a bit, and when we were all settled I took out my "secret sauce".  On my drive up I was trying to remember what essential oils I had with me and I was hoping that I had lavender because that has worked so well with bruises and swelling in the past.  When I opened my bag I realized all I had was a bottle of valor.  When I was at convention Dr. Minke noted how good valor was for bruises and swelling so I had faith in it even though I had not used it before for that purpose.  Immediately, and I really mean immediately, after putting a drop, maybe two, ofvalor on his face, both my husband and I could see that some of the swelling went down.


There really isn’t anything they can do for a broken nose, they don’t set it and there is no cast to help it mend.  After trying to give him some Tylenol, which he has never liked, they said there was nothing else they could do.  It was too late for ice, which he would not have taken anyway, so we finished the paper work and headed home. Over the next week I went on to use either valor, lavender or copaiba on him when ever I could.  Basically, I used whatever I had near him when I thought about it.  Of course, it took some time for all the swelling to go and of course he did get some purple bruises around his eyes.  But, in less than two weeks his nose had set and the Dr. said it would take about 4.  His teachers, the ENT Dr., the nurses and many others have all commented on how quickly he has healed and how surprised they were that the swelling and bruising weren’t worse.  I smile and say to myself – I got the secret sauce!

9/22/10 I put some more oil on him when we got home.

          9/26/10 Out for some gelato with his big sister.  Note the dark spots on his nose, cheeks and chin are chocolate not bruising!           10/6/10 All better and as cheeky as ever!

Can’t wait to get started using Young Living Oils?  Great! See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at


Young Living Essential Oils, how they work and why we should use them.

Many people know what essential oils look like.  For example,  you see them in the health food store and they smell good, but most are not sure where they come from or what to do with them.  What are essential oils?  Essential oils are distilled from the leaves, stems,  and flowers of plants or they can come from the resin of trees.  The oils contain hundreds of natural organic compounds.  Essential oils are the immune system of the plant.  They protect the plant from bacteria, mold and viruses.  They also carry oxygen and nutrients to the plant cells.  Lucky for us, essential oils do the same for humans and animals.  Essential oils can be applied topically, either diluted or neat.  They can also be inhaled and ingested.  No matter how you use the oils they will be quickly taken up into the blood stream and go to work.  Many people feel instant relief when a pure therapeutic grade essential oil is used, even if the pain does not go away entirely at first, the pain will decrease significantly in time.  For example, the other day I had a bit of an upset stomach, which I rarely have, and I put a single drop of peppermint in my water.  I felt relief with one sip and my stomach felt normal long before I finished the bottle.  When using essential oils it is so important to know the quality of the oils.  I only  use Young Living Essential Oils because I know they are pure therapeutic grade oils.  Before you ingest any oil please be certain that the oil is pure and is safe to do so.


The plant matter is put in a stainless steel cylinder with steam running up from the bottom.  On the Young Living Farm in Mona, Utah, the cylinder is about 20 feet tall and 8 feet across.  The plant is packed into the cylinder in a way so that the most material can be processed while still allowing the steam to easily flow up through the distiller.  The steam draws out the oil and it is taken out through the top .  The steam is cooled and the oil separates from the water.   How much oil do you get?  It differs from plant to plant.  If there was roman chamomile in the distiller you would only get 1/4-1/2 cup of essential oil.  This is why a small bottle of oil may cost $30 or more but when you stop and think about how effective one drop is then you begin to see how economical they really are.  When you have a pure  oil, one drop of that pure oil can do more good than many drops of an adulterated and diluted oil.  Rose oil is a very expensive oil because  it takes at least 5,000 pounds of rose petals to make 1 pound of rose oil.  It takes 3 tons of melissa to distill one pound of oil!  It takes a lot of material to make a small amount of oil but the oil that we get is very concentrated and one drop goes a long way.  For instance, one drop of peppermint oil is the equivalent of 28 cups of peppermint tea!  We live in the desert and my husband and I have been enjoying putting one drop of peppermint in our water bottles.  It keeps us cool, it’s energizing and it tastes really good (also note the soothing stomach upset benefit mentioned above).  One drop in 32 oz of water is effective and economical.  I know it is a pure oil it is safe for us to ingest.  Please see my “Why Choose Young Living Essential Oils” page to learn more about what to look for in a pure oil.

Why Use Essential Oils?

In my opinion, this is such an important question to ask!  Why use essential oils when we can go to the store and buy a whole assortment of drugs that can take care of this pain or that ailment.  Plants are studied all the time for their healing abilities.  Researchers isolate the one or two compounds in the plant that they believe are responsible for the healing effect then synthetically reproduce those compounds in a lab to be packaged as a pharmaceutical.  The problem is that the compounds that make up an essential oil work synergistically.  The essential oils contain hundreds of compounds that attack viruses and bacteria without doing any harm to the person.  I love those drug ads (ok, not really) that show you a person suffering from a condition, looking miserable, until the wonder drug is introduced.  Then, all smiles.  My favorite part comes at the end of the commercial where someone mentions all the possible side effects (while speaking so fast you can hardly understand what they are saying).  We’ve all heard them before: constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, strokes and yes, even death.  Of course those are just a few of possible side effects from synthetic pharmaceuticals.

Let’s also talk about the overuse of drugs.  Allopathic medicine treats symptoms.  Often a patient is prescribed a drug to treat specific symptoms.  The patient experiences side effects when taking the drug.  The doctor prescribes another drug to relieve the side effects.  Then another, and another.  I think the only people who could possibly be happy about this scenario are the drug companies.  The other problem is the over prescribing of antibiotics.  I just read an article, “Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?”, on The Guardian website.  Because antibiotics are synthetic and made in a lab, they have to be standardized.  The microorganisms that are targeted by these drugs have developed immunity, hence they are referred to as “super bugs” .  In the article, Professor Tim Walsh states: “We have a bleak window of maybe 10 years, where we are going to have to use the antibiotics we have very wisely, but also grapple with the reality that we have nothing to treat these infections with.”  As a powerful alternative, we have essential oils.  The oils are not standardized because they come from plants and trees that grow in different conditions and locations all over the world.  It is much more difficult for the microbes to develop immunity to them.  In fact, studies have shown that essential oils are effective in fighting super bugs as noted in this article from Science Daily, “Essential Oils to Fight Super Bugs”.  The article notes the essential oils of thyme and cinnamon are very effective in  eliminating bacteria.  ”Not only are essential oils a cheap and effective treatment option for antibiotic-resistant strains, but decreased use of antibiotics will help minimise the risk of new strains of antibiotic resistant micro-organisms emerging,” said Professor Samaras.  I feel even better using essential oils knowing that I am tapping into natural sources that will ultimately be more effective than synthetic drugs.

My very good friend has a gland condition that pops up whenever she is stressed and tired.  Her usual treatment is to get a round of antibiotics from her doctor.  About 10 months ago, when it last came up I gave her a bottle of Thieves (an essential oil blend) and told her to use it next time her throat felt sore.  Of course, she promptly put it in the back of a drawer and forgot about it until about a month ago.  She was in the middle of a very important project and her throat was beginning to really bother her.  She didn’t want to deal with calling the doctor, getting the prescription, then waiting for the drugs to kick in.  She dug out the bottle, put some on her throat and feet at bedtime, and awoke feeling much better.  She used more Thieves and no longer needed to call her doctor for a prescription.  She is quite familiar with this condition and knows that if she doesn’t get the antibiotics, it gets worse.  It was nothing short of a “miracle”.  Those were her words, not mine.  I believe a lot of time and money can be saved by using just a few drops of select oils.

I have young kids, ages 5 and 7.  Before I began using the oils, I would use over the counter meds, like Tylenol, only when I felt I really needed them.  If the kids had a fever and were comfortable, I would let them be unless they couldn’t sleep, in which case I would give them the meds.  I recently found an article on Reuters UK about “Acetaminophen tied to childhood wheezing and allergies” – Yikes!!!  There needs to be more studies but it seems that the use of Tylenol in children under 1 can lead to allergic nasal  congestion and eczema as well as asthma.  They are not ready to advise not using children’s Tylenol but my thoughts as a parent is why wait to find out and at the least minimize usage.  Essential oils can be used on infants safely, and my children now prefer the oils when they have a bruise or a fever.  I also find the oils work much faster than waiting the 20 minutes for the Tylenol to kick in.  Myrtle, lemon, lavender, Valor, Gentle Baby and Peace & Calming are all oils that can be used on infants and children for either bumps, burns, cuts, fevers and fussiness.  Basically, there is an oil for every ailment, it’s just a matter of finding the right one.

Using essential oils is just one part of a healthy lifestyle.  I think we all want  balance in our lives and many times we need a bit of  help to maintain that balance.  Using essential oils can help to ease pain, headaches, soothe sores, aid sleep, they can help restore harmony to the body in a safe, natural and effective way.  I know we can use less drugs, those that are over the counter as well as prescription, if only more people knew of the power of pure, therapeutic grade essential oils.

Can’t wait to get started using Young Living Oils?  Great! See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at



LEWC = LUCY! Super fast relief.

LEWC = Lemongrass, Elemi, Wintergreen & Copaiba.  I wish I thought this up on my own but I got it from a list serve that I am on and it really is very effective.   It’s easy to remember it as LUCY and if you have any kind of muscle or joint pain you will want to give this a try.  I started running this year and I’ve noticed a few extra aches here and there.  After completing my first 5K (at 42!) I took a couple of days off from running (it’s also crazy hot here in the desert this week) and I hopped in the pool with the kids.  Now, I know this sounds crazy, but I think I did something to my knee in the pool.  Go figure I can run on pavement and everything is fine but the minute I start exercising in the pool my knee goes out of whack!  Yesterday my knee was at the point where I could not kneel on the floor without pain and though standing and walking were fine I did not have a full range of motion and there was some very slight discomfort.  It was a really busy day so it wasn’t until after the kids had gone to bed that I thought of using the oils.  As I don’t have Lemongrass yet I used the Elemi, Copaiba & Wintergreen.  I layered the oils on gently massaging them into my knee and I ended with wintergreen to drive the oils in.  I stood up and I was able to do a flamingo stretch, where you grab your foot with your hand and pull it behind you up to your buttock.  I had tried doing that earlier and couldn’t even get half way without feeling pain.  After using the oils I had full range of motion and no pain at all.  How is that for fast relief?!  Of course I am kicking myself for not doing this earlier in the day.

I had a look at the Essential Oil Desk Reference, 4th ed.  and below is what I found out about these oils.  I am not going into all of the uses for each oil because there are too many to list.  I am just focusing on why these oils would work on muscle pain.  If you don’t have all the oils then use the ones you have and use Wintergreen as the last oil on. I used one or two drops of each oil on both knees and the result was immediate relief.   All of the oils I used were from Young Living.  If you are not using Young Living then I don’t know if you will experience the same results.  When it comes to essential oils quality is more important than quantity if you want to experience therapeutic relief.

Lemongrass – Anti-inflammatory, regenerates connective tissues & ligaments.  Used for torn muscles/ligaments.

Elemi – anti-inflammatory.  Used for muscle/nerve pain

Wintergreen – Highly anti-inflammatory. Used for arthritis/rheumatism, muscle/nerve pain,

Copaiba – Powerful anti-inflammatory.  Used for pain relief, arthritis/rheumatism.