Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's the big difference with essential oil companies?

Who thinks all oils are the same? 
Who thinks Young Living oils are too expensive? 
I certainly did when I first started using oils. I bought cheap oils at Whole Foods & Sprouts & made my own thieves oil because I thought they were all the same. I even took them internally since ya know--the label said 100% pure & natural (and said do not take internally--whoops).

Well, come to find out, you really are getting what you pay for! Young Living's Seed to Seal guarantee is what makes this company different.

This is video of the Young Living Tansy harvest. Yes, that is the CEO of the company, D. Gary Young driving the tractors! Notice the cleanliness of the fields, distillery machinery? Notice that the harvested plant goes right from the field to the distilling machinery? Notice that the distillery machinery is made of medical grade stainless steel? Notice that the lab is taking samples of each batch to test to ensure that they're getting what they want out of the plant? They actually test each batch numerous times throughout the entire distillation process to ensure it's only the highest quality & purity. Notice that they also store the distilled oil in a medical grade stainless steel container?

I encourage you to see where other companies get their oils. Oh, that's right--no one else owns their own farms so they can't show you! Hmmmm...isn't that interesting?

Oh, there's one company that says they source their own oils--Aura Cacia--which you can find at most health food stores. They have a Source to Shelf philosophy. Sounds pretty good, right? Ok, so watch this video that they proudly show on their website of where they source their patchouli:

Hmm...well, first thing I noticed is that THEY don't own the farm. There's no way that they're testing the dirt for residue of RoundUp, pesticides or herbicides. Are they testing the seeds to ensure they're planting only the seeds from the strongest, heartiest plants? Are they ensuring there are no GMOs? Hmmmm...what do they use for a pesticide? Young Living uses essential oils & neem oil. I see a rusty old distilling machine that has no pressure gauge, murky, dirty water that the oil gets separated in (in the ground!!!), aluminum steel distilling machinery, really "scientific" testing going on (insert sarcasm), and oils stored in re-used plastic bottles & detergent drums (can you say BPA in your oils?!?).

I don't know about you, but I am appalled that they call their oils 100% pure & natural! That ain't natural! And people (me) put that crap on their skin & even take them internally (ME again). Well, that oil, if just put on the skin, is going to get absorbed into your bloodstream. Do you really want aluminum residue, BPA residue & who knows what the heck else due to contamination issues going into your bloodstream? What about your kids' bloodstream? Heck no!

So, this is the only other essential oil company that claims to source it's own oils. Other oil companies are just buying them from oil brokers like the ones you saw on the street in the market. Other companies say they get their oils from farm indigenous areas. Well, here's a question for ya---are you eating all of your food from indigenous areas? People are so concerned about their food these days--organic, certified organic, etc. Well, it's pretty rare to find food that is truly indigenous. Does it really matter where the plant is grown if they're not paying attention to the rest of the process?

Young Living has farms all over the world & is acquiring more farms as we speak! Young Living tests how the plants are growing in different areas of the world & only grows plants in areas where they do well. All of our future planned farms will have the same pristine, clean, process you saw in our video. Anyone can walk off the street & go visit any of our farms--do it--you'll walk away even more impressed.

Here's an example, just an example (sorry, I couldn't help myself & make a Cypress Hill reference)....Young Living couldn't find an excellent source of black spruce--the one ingredient in our much coveted Valor that has been out of stock for what seems like forever. You know what they did? Well, first thing they did...well, I should say DIDN'T do, is accept less-than-excellent black spruce from multiple farms that offered it. They almost had a farm that tested "good" or "acceptable" but there were just a few constituents of the oil that didn't meet with Young Living's stringent standards so you know what Young Living did? You think they restocked Valor and made a crap ton of money because customers were getting angry & impatient that it had been out of stock & were waiting (not so patiently) to buy it? NO! They continued to search & kept Valor out of stock (except thank goodness in our Premium Starter Kits). And then when they couldn't find it, Young Living decided to BUY A FARM! You read that right---they BOUGHT A FARM!?!?!  Who does that?!? It's a beautiful farm up in Northern Canada that has acres & acres of high quality black spruce trees & enough room to plant more so that we will have a continuous supply of black spruce. They are currently building a distillery, a spa, an RV park & a visitor's center on the land and hope to have the Grand Opening in October. I mean, that's insane! No other oil company would do that! No way! 

No other oil company invests in its own farms & its own distilleries to ensure the highest quality product. Other oil companies don't run out of stock (Young Living currently has quite a list of out of stock oils)--that's because they're willing to buy & use whatever quality oil just to make a buck. Young Living doesn't compromise on quality or purity & is willing to be out of stock for a time rather than put an inferior product on the market. The good thing is that they have almost 200 oils to choose from so even with quite a few out of stock, there are other oils that can do similar things. I'm proud to be a part of this company & every time I hear stuff like this, every time I go visit a farm (seen three so far) & see the entire process, I am even more impressed.

I could go on & on, but now that you've seen the difference, which one do you want to use?

Carol Yeh-Garner
Platinum Independent Distributor #1533467

#youngliving #apothecarysociety #lemondropper #theoilery

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Who wants to get healthier?

Anyone, anyone? Bueller, Bueller?

Ok, almost everyone wants to be healthier, right? We all want to make sure that we are doing what we can to live a healthy life and a long life, right? I know I want to be healthy for a really long time. That doesn't necessarily mean I want to just "live" a long time--I want to be healthy, vital & vibrant as I age!

Well, what if I told you that you could spend approximately $1 per day & it could support your desire to improve your health? Sounds too good to be true, right? Yeah....totally get it.

But here's the thing--there's a superfood drink that Young Living makes that really does that! For reals!

Check this out:

Ummmm...I'm totally NOT going to be eating 814 blueberries, 59 broccoli florets or 93 apples in one sitting! I probably eat two servings of fruits &veggies  per day if I'm being completely honest with you. Well, let's go with one serving of fruits OR veggies per day since I AM being totally honest with you!

But since I've added Ningxia Red to my morning routine, I have felt like I have way more energy (even though there's no caffeine in it!). And I can feel okay about the fact that I'm only eating 1-2 servings of  fruits & veggies since I know that I'm giving my body something really healthy by drinking 2 oz of Ningxia Red per day. The stats above are for ONE ounce of Ningxia Red per day so if I'm doing TWO ounces, then I'm doubling the amount of yummy goodness I'm giving my body!

Here's some interesting information for all of you who like to read nutrition labels:
Ningxia Red is made of superfruits. It contains:
Ningxia wolfberries

Aronia berries
Grapefruit seed extract
Lemon, Orange, Tangerine and Yuzu essential oils

It is not another goji berry in a bottle – it's the Ferrari's of goji berries! It is a powerful superfruit cocktail! And you only need 1 – 2 shots of 30 ml per day.
Ningxia Red Contains:
*18 Amino Acids 
* 21 Trace minerals
* 6 essential fatty acids 
* Vitamin B1, B2, B6
*Vitamin E 
*Vitamin C: 180 mg per serving

Ningxia Red is an amazing source of vitamins and minerals – calcium, magnesium, chromium, potassium, copper, zinc, beta-carotene and manganese.
It has one of the highest ORAC & S-ORAC levels available in a health food drink.

These are all essential nutrients which help support normal cardiovascular function, normal eye health, normal cell growth, and healthy liver function.*
So, have I peaked your interest? Want to learn even more?
Well, we are starting a 30 Day Challenge on Facebook on September 10th where you'll all learn more about what just 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red can do for you. We'll watch some educational videos, share recipes and hear from all of you about what improvements you've noticed.
Join us on Facebook HERE or private message me on Facebook HERE.
I'm looking forward to seeing you there & seeing what improvements you find after 30 days!
To your health!

Monday, August 4, 2014

These Young Living Essential Oils are too expensive!

These essential oils are SO EXPENSIVE. I mean, really REALLY expensive. 

Did you know it could cost as much as .35 to use PanAway on a headache or menstrual cramps? Layer Peppermint on top and you're up to .44. Who has that kind of money? That's crazy talk!

A woman I know used nearly $3.00 in Thieves oil to help support her son's immune system while he had Strep. She could have almost bought a Starbucks latte with that! What was she thinking?!?

.05 on Lemon oil can assist the body deal with an ear infection. Is she a millionaire?!

.09 a drop on Valor can assist the body with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD, OCD, confidence, snoring, and on. And on.

Do you know what is ACTUALLY expensive? 

Missing work because you are sick. 
Going to Target and buying toxic OTC meds that cover up your symptoms. 
Missing work because your child is sick. 
Going to the doctor and paying for a prescription with a slew of side-effects. 
Then needing another one for those side effects.
And another. 

And your body getting sicker because of all of the side effects and medication interactions.

Because you think that's your only option.

Natural remedies that actually work without harmful side effects? Priceless.

When you buy the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, you're getting eleven of the most popular, most versatile essential oils (5 mL bottles) plus a free diffuser. Sure it's $150 plus shipping and tax--which is expensive to a lot of people. I get it. 

Are you willing to budget your money so you can start using safe, natural plant oils with no synthetics or additives to replace everything (yes, I said EVERYTHING) in your medicine cabinet?

You also get a 5 mL bottle of Stress Away, which is my mommy must-have. It's like having a glass of wine without having a glass of wine. Which is way more politically correct to do at 10 am than toting wine in your water bottle. Just sayin.

Buying the Premium Starter Kit makes you a wholesale member so you'll get the wholesale discount--24% off. No requirement to buy stuff monthly so you can keep your discount. That's not cool. Then you end up with a bathroom cabinet full of stuff you don't need or plan to use just because you had to make a monthly order. 
(yes, I've done that with other membership programs). 

AND the other cool thing? There's no requirement to sell anything EVER!

So...what do you have to lose? Who would want to help their family get healthier using safe, natural, pure plant oils? Why would you want to do that?!? Who would want to save time and money by using oils vs going to the doctor all the time and filling up those prescriptions? Nah...too much trouble.

In all seriousness, isn't your health and your family's health worth it?
I'm so glad that we started using these oils. I thought we were pretty healthy (and we are). We used homeopathics and herbs here and there when we had issues but pretty much just lived with our aches and pains--not really dealing with them other than the occasional visit to the chiro. Now that we've started using Young Living essential oils (cuz yes, I have used other cheaper oils--rookie mistake), we've been able to use them to help with allergy symptoms, snoring, jaw clenching and discomfort, back aches, headaches, rashes, acne, soothe sunburns, sleep more deeply and restfully and help family members feel more calm, grounded and centered! These are all things we would have just lived with and suffered. 
It's really amazing!

If you'd like to get this amazing kit I keep talking about, you can sign up HERE.
You can also contact me through my Contact Me page at my website at www.AWellLivedLife.Net. Or leave a comment here and I'll help walk you through the process.

I can also add you to my secret Facebook group where you can learn all about the oils, how to use them and have the support of over 2700 people that are learning just like you. Just people talking oils--no sales. Let me know if you'd like to join my group.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

What kind of air freshener do you use?

It always makes me cringe a little when I see those plug in air fresheners in homes, offices, or even classrooms. They always give me a headache! The aroma is too strong for me! 
I wonder if people realize they are inhaling toxic chemicals? 
Here's proof that those other air fresheners are harmful to your health!

"A study of 14 common household air fresheners has found that most of the surveyed products contain chemicals that can aggravate asthma and affect reproductive development."

Hmmmm....that's not good for anyone!

The article also states that "Independent lab testing confirmed the presence of phthalates, or hormone-disrupting chemicals that may pose a particular health risk to babies and young children, in 12 of the 14 products---including those marked "all natural". None of the products had these chemicals listed on their labels."

WHAT?!? They can have harmful chemicals NOT on the label?!? Even on the ones that say "all natural"?!? Say it isn't so!

I love that when I diffuse my essential oils in my home in not only smells amazing, but I'm purifying the air naturally and the therapeutic properties of the oils benefits my whole family.

And by diffusing essential oils, I'm affecting the limbic system and creating a calmer mind and body!

When you order a Premium Starter kit, you get a diffuser for FREE! 

Getting the Premium Starter Kit gives you the benefits of being a wholesale member for an entire year with NO monthly minimums, NO pressure to sell, and NO cheesy sale pitches from me! You'll get 11 of the most popular oils, some sample sachets, a FREE diffuser and a membership to my secret Facebook group called The Apothecary Society--a place where you can learn about essential oil uses in a no-sales talk environment.
Contact Carol Yeh-Garner via her website at www.AWellLivedLife.Net for more info or go to this link to buy your kit now: Carol's Young Living Sign Up Link

Carol Yeh-Garner (Platinum member #1533467) is an Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils & belongs to the Lemon Dropper team. She is not a doctor and does not claim to be one on TV. She does not give medical advise. If you have a medical issue, please seek medical attention.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


So, we've still got one more week before summer officially started, but I've already got summer on my mind! The nice people at Santa Cruz Organic® generously gave me a sample of their organic lemonade & organic mango lemonade to try. If you know me, I'm kind of stickler for organic stuff. I do my best to have my family use as many organic foods, beverages & products as possible. My kids loved the original lemonade & the mango lemonade was super yummy too. I can imagine a hot summer day with some mango lemonade and vodka being a really refreshing drink! But I can also imagine the kids really enjoying a cold glass of lemonade too. ;) When Santa Cruz Organic® offered to do a giveaway for my readers so they could try these delicious, yummy organic drinks, I said yes! Free stuff is another thing I love!

Here's some information about the products:

Summer fun pairs perfectly with these lemonades: enjoy them at picnics, backyard barbecues or make them the star of your favorite recipe.

Santa Cruz Organic® Lemonades and Limeades are made with Certified USDA Organic fruit juice and are a great addition to any summer activity. 

·         No artificial preservatives or ingredients
·         Certified USDA Organic
·         Flavors include Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Peach Lemonade, Mango Lemonade, Cherry Lemonade and Limeade 
Reader Giveaway:
Santa Cruz Organic® wants to give my readers a fun way to celebrate summer, so they’re offering a giveaway! Two (2) randomly selected winners (U.S. only, please) will receive two Santa Cruz Organic® Lemonade Beverages!

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Young Living Essential Oils made it on the Today Show

The Cleveland Clinic was featured on the Today Show for using alternative medicine--specifically herbal remedies--to help their patients. Young Living oils made a cameo! The hospital uses our oils regularly & are just one of many hospitals around the US that use our oils. You'll hear Dr. Oz talk about the benefits of herbs--especially their oils--and he highlights sage and rosemary as oils that help with cognitive functioning. He also talks about being cautious because many "natural" products out there aren't good quality. Young Living makes the cut and is used by so many hospitals because they are unadulterated, PURE, 100% natural, therapeutically effective oils! 

Watch the clip by clicking HERE

Here's a list of some of the hospitals in the United States that are using Young Living essential oils:

Did you just read what the Cleveland Clinic has been using Young Living oils for in the picture above?!? "Gout, neuropathy, carpel tunnel, sinusitus, headaches, abdominal pain, kidney stone pain, neuralgia, tennis elbow, arthritis, back pain, leg cramps, post-op hip & knee pain & whatever else comes our way." What?!? Did you know that essential oils could help with so many issues? I certainly didn't until I started using Young Living oils!

Young Living has been around for 20 years. They are really pioneers of the essential oil business. Gary Young, the founder, was trained by some of the best essential oil developers in Europe and has continually refined the technique. They are the only essential company that owns their own farms or partners with farms willing to live up to the high standards of Young Living. The Seed to Seal guarantee is what helped me choose Young Living over doTerra and the other brands. After being able to go to their partner farm in Hawaii where Royal Sandalwood is being produced, I was even more impressed with their process! The farm land is growing only local plants on the farm--there are NO foreign plants on the several thousand acre farm. They do things by hand--digging the holes to plant the trees, tubing the sprouts, picking the seeds, etc. Everything was meticulously handled throughout the process. They honor the earth and the process. It really was impressive!

Many other essential oil companies will claim they have certain ratings or labeling that make them higher quality. Go to their farms to see how things are handled. Oh wait, you can't, because no other essential oil company owns their own farms & allows volunteers to come work on their farms. Young Living has farms all around the world--Somalia, Oman, Ecuador and many throughout the US. I am going to go visit the farm in Utah in June, the farm in Idaho in July & the farm in Ecuador in November. How many essential oil companies allow you to do that? ONLY Young Living!

If you're not impressed by now...or at least questioning the essential oil brand you're currently using, I'm not sure why not!

This is the amazing deal that you can get for yourself or for the special Mom in your life (reminder: Mother's Day is May 11th!):

What are YOU waiting for? 

Contact Carol for more information by visiting her website at www.AWellLivedLife.Net. You can learn more about the Young Living product line by going to her website's Products page and clicking on the Young Living link. You can also learn more at or joining Carol's team's essential oils educational Facebook group. Contact her for more information.

#lemondropper #youngliving

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I'm so impressed!

I just love to hear success stories about what Young Living essential oils are doing for my friends & family--it really makes my day to know that I'm part of a company that is helping so many people.

Here is just one example from a friend's dad suffering from rheumatoid arthritis:

That is just 6 days of using Copaiba, Panaway & Frankincense topically daily & drinking 2 oz of Ningxia Red daily. WOW!

Who knew that essential oils could help with so many issues! I certainly didn't before I started my oil journey!

This whole essential oils thing has become so huge that I've created a Facebook group for people that are interested in learning more about oils. It's called Apothecary Society because we are all, in our way, our own modern apothecaries trying to navigate our way through health issues naturally with the least amount of side effects & chemicals. This Facebook group is for people to learn more about oils, to ask questions, to read success stories--and the cool thing is--there's absolutely NO sales talk in it! So, you can just join it & learn. You can leave it at any point too. If you're interested in joining it, comment below or Facebook friend me and let me know you'd like to be added to the group. You'll learn a lot in a no-pressure environment.

This is the amazing kit that I started with. It comes with so many oils for you to try for so many different issues:
It comes with 11 oils (5 mL size), some samples, but the best part is, you'll also get a FREE diffuser! That thing is worth $98 (retail)! I didn't think I'd use all of the oils in this kit. I bought it mainly for the thieves oil & the diffuser because I wanted to be prepared for the cold & flu season. (Did I tell you that diffusing thieves kills 99.98% of the airborne bacteria & viruses?). But, let me tell you, I've used all of the oils & had to buy more because I love them so much. Stress Away & Peace & Calming--every mom's must-have oils! Valor--can you say bye bye to snoring? bye bye to clenched jaw at night? deeper sleep than I can ever remember having? Yes, please! Panaway--bye bye to sore muscles or back aches. Frankincense & lavender--can you say--softest skin ever? And the allergy trio--lavender, lemon & peppermint--love it!  I could go on & on, but I won't. :) 

Go to www.AWellLivedLife.Net to the Products section for more information about Young Living Essential Oils.