Daily Archives: July 23, 2015

What can I use for . . . ? Sharing Cards

Sharing Young Living

As a Young Living Independent Member you have probably been asked, what oil can I use for . . .? As we all know, or hopefully know, we cannot answer this question. However, we do not want to be negative and “slam the door on their wonderful inquiring faces!” So, what can we do?

First, it is important to let them know that (1) we are not medical professionals and (2) Young Living products are not intended to treat/cure/heal any symptom/illness/disease so we are unable to answer their specific question.

Now that you have cleared this up you can dive into a positive conversation about wellness. Seriously, who wants to focus on negative and poor health! That alone is not good for anyone. So, what you could say (after you ensure they understand the above) is:

“I understand your enthusiasm to educate yourself. For anything below wellness you should always consult and work with your medical professional. However, there is nothing wrong with taking the time to learn more about your body and ways you can support it. Essential oils are wonderful for everyone. Some of Young Living’s products promote and support healthy body systems. In addition, some essential oils can be diffused or applied topically to enhance or create positive feelings and memories. Here is a card that lists a few of my favorite places to obtain resources about essential oils. I also offer classes/workshops to further educate people about essential oils. Just let me know if you would like to host a class/workshop. You are special and I am here for you.”

The above is just an example, a starting point, feel free to tweak it so that it fits you and your personality. Just be very careful about compliance.


Sharing Card Set

Take some of these cards with you wherever you go. You never know when the opportunity will present itself and you’ll want to be prepared so that you can “share Young Living the right way.” Be sure to place your contact information on the back of the cards. You can write this in or print labels or staple it to your business card. Whatever works best for you is fine, just be sure you do not forget to add your contact information.

Bonus — the cards are inexpensive to make!

They work best with the:

Avery Name Badge Cards #5392

You can click/touch the above link to purchase the blank cards directly from Amazon (shipped directly to your door and the price is not bad at all).

Be sure your printer setting does not “scale” the page or is set to “fit to page” — the scale needs to be 100% to print and line up properly.

Please do not alter the cards, remove the disclaimer or the copyright information. These are free to use but no one has permission to sell the card page. Please give credit where credit is due and refer members to this page if they would like their own page of cards.

The PDF file to download is located beneath each card preview picture.



Click/Touch here to download the card page


While you’re here we would love to have you visit our Ultimate Essential Oil Supply List post or grab our free DIY “Kickin’ the Chemicals” recipe book.

Enzymes: Today’s Modern Diet



Our bodies must have enzymes to live. There are several types of enzymes; in this post we will discuss the three major enzymes that assist us with digestion. Enzymes are biological catalysts, which are made of proteins, that speed up chemical reactions. With regards to the digestion process, enzymes break down foods so we can obtain the nutrients we need from our food to not only survive but to remain at optimal wellness levels.

Enzymes are very specific and each type of enzyme will only “break down” one type of “food.”

Fats are broken down by enzymes called lipase and this process happens in the mouth. Lipase are in your saliva.

Proteins are broken down by enzymes called protease (aka pepsin) and this process happens in the stomach.

Carbohydrates (aka starches) are broken down by enzymes called amylase and this process happens in the small intestine.

Enzymes cannot work, however, without co-factors, and each enzyme is designed to work with a particular co-factor. You have heard of these co-factors, they are called “minerals.” Unless an enzyme is accompanied by its co-factor/mineral, or a substitute co-factor/mineral, it will simply sit around doing nothing. There are eighteen co-factor/minerals in human nutrition. They are, in alphabetical order: calcium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, copper, fluorine, iodide, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulfur, vanadium and zinc. Some of these can substitute for each other, and in this way the body maintains a survival advantage in time of dietary imbalance.

Unfortunately, today’s modern diet often creates dietary imbalance with both minerals and enzymes. This is why supplements are important: they can help us maintain dietary balance so we can get the most nutrients from our foods. Young Living has several types of supplemental enzymes along with a mineral supplement. The below graphic helps focus on each of Young Living’s enzyme supplements along with their mineral essence supplement.

We hope this helps shed some light on why we think enzyme and mineral supplementation is vital for every person.


Below are a couple of videos that, while simplistic and short, may help those who enjoy and/or find visual cues helpful when learning:

Basic enzyme video (both are less than 5 minutes in length):
or this one
Would you like to order one of Young Living’s enzymes? Visit the Oil Posse Team’s “order” page for instructions on how to get your own enzyme and/or mineral supplement (click/touch the blue link above).

Charts About Enzymes

by Dr. Lindsey Elmore with Young Living Essential Oils