We are honored to have you here at the start of a new experience, a new journey. We have been abundantly blessed with so many gifts from nature and it is our hope to provide you with a better understanding of these abundant offerings.
We think you will really enjoy the flexibility of taking an online class. However, we want you to have an understanding of how this class will flow.
Here is what you can expect to happen during our Abundance class:
++ The class is best experienced over a 3-day period. There will be an “end of day” graphic when you have completed each day’s set of modules (approx. 8 modules per day).
++ The class should last about 40 minutes per day (give or take).
++ Be sure to grab a notepad and pen/pencil, as you may want to make a few notes along the way.
++ There will be videos and links that will take you to material that will further deepen your understanding of the particular topic being discussed in the module. It will greatly benefit you to take the time to watch the videos posted in several of the modules.
The information presented during this class is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Statements made in association with this class have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products presented in association with this class are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.
Young Living’s products are not classified as drugs, therefore, it is a violation of federal regulation to imply/state/suggest these products will diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please ensure you help us remain compliant during the class.
Please do not state any illness/injury/symptom within this class. If you have a medical condition, please consult your medical professional. You can also take time to research further information so that you can make informed choices for your wellness and that of your family. We encourage you to take the time to research and make informed choices while working with your medical professional.
This class is conducted by Young Living Independent Members. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact The Oil Posse Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
> Click/Touch the short 2 minute video below to listen and watch Young Living’s Lindsey Elmore, PharmD, BCPS, explain, “What are essential oils?”
Essential oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants. The oil can be obtained from the seeds, roots, or an entire shrub, flower, leaf, or tree. Each plant may contain hundreds of molecular chemical compounds (aka constituents) with names such as; terpenes, sesquiterpenes, phenols, and aldehydes, to name a few. For example, clary sage has 900 different compounds and lavender over 400. Essential oils are very complex and currently under much study for their remarkable benefits.
Historically, documentation of essential oils dates back to many sources and civilizations, including the ancient Egyptians. In the Bible, there are at least 188 references to the use of essential oils or the plants from which they are derived.
Read more: Abundance Study Guide page 2 (no longer available in print but you can view it via this link: https://issuu.com/theoilposse/docs/abundance_watermarked)
Young Living owns several farms around the world. Here is a list of the farms they currently own and operate:
++ British Columbia, Canada: Triple G Hideaway — Black Spruce, Ledum, and Yarrow (http://seedtoseal.com/en/british-columbia)
++ St. Maries, Idaho, USA — Lavender, Melissa, and Tansy — the lavender grown here was started from lavender seeds that founder Gary Young brought back from Provence, France in 1993 (http://seedtoseal.com/en/st-maries)
++ Simiane-la-Rotonde, France: Le Plan — Clary Sage, Rosemary, Lavender, Lavandin — it is the only American-owned lavender farm in France (http://seedtoseal.com/en/simiane)
++ Guayaquil, Ecuador — Eucalyptus Blue, Zaragosa, Dorado Azul, Ocotea — state-of-the-art distillery, which is one of the largest in South America (http://seedtoseal.com/en/guayaquil)
++ Highland Flats, Idaho, USA — Balsam Fir, Western Red Cedar, Pine, Idaho Blue Spruce — home to one of the world’s largest essential oil distilleries, in which members are invited to participate and hosts the annual Winter Harvest and Spring Reforestation project, where members are invited to participate and experience the Seed to Seal process firsthand (http://seedtoseal.com/en/highland)
++ Mona, Utah, USA — Lavender, Hyssop, Clary Sage, Peppermint, Goldenrod — home to the largest privately owned essential oil distillery in the world, serving local and YL communities since 1995 (http://seedtoseal.com/en/mona)
++ Salalah, Oman — City Center — Sacred Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) — Young Living is the first and ONLY company in the world to obtain permission to distill and export Sacred Frankincense in Oman and bring it into the Western world. Boswellia sacra trees in Oman have been harvested for the past 5,000 years. Today, they are harvested in the same way and on the same schedule as their ancestors (http://seedtoseal.com/en/salalah)
>> EXTRA ACTIVITY: We encourage you to explore, read, listen, watch, and discover what makes Young Living’s process and essential oils so pure and precious by visiting http://seedtoseal.com
Frankincense essential oil is produced from the gummy-sap (or tree resin, once the sap hardens) of a Boswellia tree.
Frankincense is known as the “holy oil” in the Middle East and was used religiously for thousands of years.
Its fragrance is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Its aroma promotes meditation and spiritual awareness. In fact, there are 52 references to frankincense in the Bible.
Did you know it takes roughly 1 pound (1/2 kilogram) of resin to make a 15 milliliter (ml) bottle of frankincense essential oil? Now you do!
>> If you are not sure of the size of a 15 ml bottle, click this link to view one (this is not an essential oil bottle but does give you an idea of the height and diameter of an actual 15 ml glass essential oil bottle). http://www.ultralightdesigns.com/images/Packing/MiniBottle-15.jpg
>> EXTRA ACTIVITY: Want to see what an actual Boswellia (aka frankincense) tree looks like? Click/touch the link below to view a video of Young Living founder, Gary Young, visiting and sharing his knowledge about the Boswellia tree in Oman (located in the Middle East between Asia and Africa, just outside of Saudi Arabia). The video is roughly 9 minutes in length and very informative. Click on the link below to view the video.
>> EXTRA ACTIVITY: Take a minute and type the word “frankincense” into your favorite search engine; use your notepad and pen/pencil to make notes of what you discover during your search. Remember, this is for your own personal reference and should not be shared here in this class due to federal regulations.
Read more: Abundance Study Guide pages 18 and 19 (no longer available in print but you can view it via this link: https://issuu.com/theoilposse/docs/abundance_watermarked)
The majority of Young Living’s essential oils are obtained by steam distillation to release their precious oil. Young Living utilizes a proprietary steam-distillation process with low heat, proper pressure, time-sensitive batching, and fresh, properly and organically grown and harvested plants to deliver essential oils with unmatched quality and purity in today’s market.
Let me give you an example with cypress essential oil, which has 280 known chemical constituents. If it is distilled for 20 hours, you only get 20 of the 280 properties. If distilled for 26 hours, you get none of the properties. Most marketed cypress is distilled for 3.5 hours. The correct length of time for distilling cypress is 24 hours, allowing you to get the full 280 properties. If you want cypress to be optimal, top of the line, you must get all 280 constituents, no more or less. Young Living will not approve any batch of essential oil to be provided to its members unless that batch contains the full number of constituents it is intended to have to be optimal for each and every person that utilizes that oil.
>> VIDEO: Would you like to see one of Young Living’s distilleries? Click the link beneath this module’s information to view the video.
Young Living’s essential oils go through numerous independent lab tests and are graded to meet or exceed Young Living’s own high standards, which exceed common Association Francaise de Normalization (AFNOR) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. They are never adulterated, synthetic, or chemically enhanced. If an oil does not make the grade — which some oils from plants not grown at YL’s corporate farmland do not — they are not given the Young Living label. They are returned to the grower who often sells to the next person in line. The old adage “you get what you pay for” is true in the essential oil industry.
Cheap, synthetic, diluted oils are potentially toxic. Therefore, it is very important that you use only high quality essential oil from a trusted source — right from the YL farms. YL’s “Seed to Seal” process applies to the thousands of acres of aromatic farmland around the world where YL properly grows, harvests, and distills essential oils and bottles the oils produced onsite. YL members are given several opportunities to see for themselves the farming operations and participate in harvests and planting. Even as the largest producer of therapeutic-grade essential oils and the world leader in essential oils for the past 20 years, YL does not yet have enough farmland to grow every plant themselves. YL partners with aromatic farms that are personally inspected by YL founder Gary Young, or a qualified representative of Young Living, to ensure YL’s high standard of cultivation and harvesting are met.
> EXTRA ACTIVITY: Want to see some of Young Living’s members participating in an actual harvest at one of Young Living’s farms? Click the link beneath this module’s information to view the video.
Young Living members are often asked, “Why Young Living?” In fact, we asked this question in a Facebook group with over 9,000 members; one response we saw repeated was how much the members have found Young Living standing strong with their mission statement. Young Living’s mission statement is as follows:
“We honor our stewardship to champion nature’s living energy — essential oils — by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance.”
In addition to being impressed with Young Living’s mission statement were the following top two responses:
(1) Young Living’s commitment to their “Seed to Seal” purity promise,
(2) The incredible sharing and support found among Young Living members.
Did you know that the founder of Young Living, Gary Young, is a farmer? He has remained an active participant in every aspect of Young Living’s “Seed to Seal” process. In fact, you can find Mr. Young out on one of Young Living’s farms on most days of the year. Young Living members are also welcome to take part in many of the Young Living farming processes.
>> EXTRA ACTIVITY: Would you like to see a quick video showing an active Melissa harvest that Young Living members took part in? Click the video beneath this module’s information to view the harvest.
Because essential oils are becoming more and more popular, many companies are selling essential oils from brokers and manufacturers without knowing where the oil really comes from and how it was grown, distilled, or tested. Young Living members have come to rely on the Young Living brand — and its more than 20-year history — for our families. Their many farms around the world all adhere to the unsurpassed and unique Seed to Seal standard, which ensures every essential oil is as true to how God created nature to produce it: pure, potent, safe, and effective. Without the Young Living Seed to Seal purity promise, you don’t really know what you are getting.
>> EXTRA ACTIVITY: Learn more about Young Living’s Seed to Seal purity promise by clicking/touching this link:http://www.seedtoseal.com
Here Are Ten Fantastic Things You Might Not Know About Young Living:
++ 1. When Gary Young says his goal is “oils in every home,” he means it!
Each corporate employee is given a $150 product credit to use each month in order to purchase essential oils and oil-infused products. This makes happier employees and allows them to fall in love with essential oils, too, so they also can be a “product of the product.”
++ 2. Young Living Essential Oils Corporate walks the talk when it comes to giving to others.
Young Living Corporate pays 100% of the administrative costs for the D. Gary Young/Young Living Foundation. This allows every penny, nickel, and dime donated by distributors and friends to be put to the various projects and needs supported by the Foundation. Not one dime of distributor-donated funds is put towards covering admin or paperwork needs.
++ 3. Young Living Essential Oils walks the talk when it comes to making care calls and supporting “Team YL.”
Silver and above leaders are assigned to regional leadership liaisons. Many of these liaisons make monthly, or even twice-monthly, care- and follow-up calls to assigned leader-members to check in on them, see if they can be of service, and be helpful in general. This fosters a company-wide, top-down environment of responsible leadership and fulfills the Policy and Procedure mandate to support our downline members.
++ 4. Young Living goes green – even when you’re not looking!
The used raw material remaining after distillation is complete is put into compost bins in order to provide fertile and ready soil for future crops. Young Living is truly dedicated to keeping their essential oils and products as clean and beyond organic as possible.
++ 5. Young Living Diamond Leaders are truly DIAMOND leaders!
In 2014, Young Living growth and expansion was so fast that corporate had trouble keeping up!! This meant long wait times when calling customer service for help and shipping was backed up by several weeks! This was NOT the culture Young Living set up, and our leaders rose to the occasion! A number of diamond leaders (whose names have not yet been discovered) stepped up to the plate and went to the corporate call centers to take over while call-center-employees headed over to help out in the shipping warehouses. Talk about servant leadership and setting the example! No job is too low for our leaders to take an active role and encourage downline members!
++ 6. Explosive growth meant Young Living Corporate offices expanded from one to FOUR office buildings in fewer than five years!
These buildings were not all that Young Living expanded in order to keep up with demand! They also built at least two new packing and shipping warehouses and hired additional staff. And demand continues to rise!
++ 7. Young Living is the only company that can show you the lay of the land.
No other essential oil company in the United States owns any of its own farms. Yet, Young Living members and the general public can visit Young Living-owned farms for farm-days, family events, Young Living-sponsored leadership events, and more each year! You can get your hands into the soil, take a tour, enjoy special festivities, and ask questions in any of the nine company-owned farms around the world, and better still: Corporate encourages you to go!!
++ 8. Young Living is the only company with 30+ years of training and knowledge.
Gary Young began exploring alternative and holistic options more than 30 years ago. Young Living as a company has been in business for 21 years as of 2015. No other company can talk about being in business for more than twenty years, much less training dating more than 30 years! This experience matters, as you will see!
++ 9. Young Living puts that 21 years of business to good use.
No other company can offer distributors and retail customers more than 300 essential oils, blends, and oil-infused products to use for whole-body health and balance. This is on top of the generous compensation plan.
++ 10. Young Living Corporate never makes comparisons to other companies – and has set the bar for company expectations.
Young Living does not make comparisons to other companies. In fact, it is written in company policy and procedures that members are not to speak poorly of, or “bash,” other companies or their distributors. The culture and moral values of a company’s top leaders trickles down in many ways. This way of behaving sets a tone company-wide for how everyone is expected to act towards other groups.
Read more: Abundance Study Guide page 4 (no longer available in print but you can view it via this link: https://issuu.com/theoilposse/docs/abundance_watermarked)