TWELVE OILS OF ANCIENT SCRIPTURE: FRANKINCENSE, PART I

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating multipart blogpost series called The Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture. In it, Gary examined the historical significance and traditional uses of frankincense, …

Legacy Gary Member Stories – The Courage to Release

Since Gary Young’s passing, we have put a lot of thought into how to continue the D. Gary Young blog. We wanted to foster a stalwart commitment to Gary’s legacy, so we asked members to think of a fond memory of their time working with him on projects, on travels, at one …

DIY makeup brush cleaner

Your expert contour and glowing cheekbones are thanks to top-quality makeup, dozens of YouTube tutorials, and beautiful makeup brushes. But did you know that your brushes can become a breeding ground for bacteria? Take a deep breath and brush off that bacteria stress, because we’re here to teach you how …

4 ways to support women’s heart health

Your heart races when you feel excited, slows when you relax, and beats steady and strong when you feel safe and loved. It’s your constant companion and the drumbeat to your life. Did you know that if you live to be 100 years old, your heart will have beaten about …

Mayan Health Use of Eucalyptus  

Eucalyptus globulus may be the eucalyptus species used today by the Mayan people of Central America. One final tree needs to be mentioned that still plays a role in Mayan healing today—eucalyptus. Ancient Mayan use of the eucalyptus tree is not documented. However, the medicinal practices of the Mayan people …

How to buy essential oils

When you first discover the amazing benefits of essential oils and want to purchase them, it can feel overwhelming to navigate that world, especially as you try to avoid added ingredients and fillers. You know it’s important to trust the essential oil companies you buy from, so there’s no better …

DIY geode bath bombs

We love the way geodes sparkle when the light hits the crystals inside. These DIY geode bath bombs feature that gorgeous gemstone glitz along with deep, rich colors and your favorite essential oils! If you need a gift for a friend or loved one, or if you’re due for a …

Mayan Capsicum annum

The Mayans used peppers daily in foods and beverages. Photo by Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen, United States Public Domain Researchers from several universities, including UCLA and UC Davis, used ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) MS-MS analysis to show “Prehispanic Use of Chili Peppers in Chiapas, Mexico.” The study found Capsicum residue dating …

Jump into fall with 5 routine boosting tips

Goodbye summer, hello autumn. Welcome the cool, crisp air of fall and refreshed routines. Back to school, work and busy schedules can leave many longing for the carefree feelings of summer, but autumn brings excitement for new opportunities to grow and achieve bold goals. Stay energized and poised as the …

Where to apply essential oils on your body

Anytime you apply, rub, or massage essential oils into your skin, your experience starts with sensory receptors. These receptor cells are all over your body, and they do some pretty powerful stuff. Let’s talk about what these human body receptors are and why they’re so amazing! What is a receptor, …