Welcome to the 20th installment of 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall! What could be one of the longest running blog series is back, after a 4-month hiatus. If you’re tuning into this series for the first time, for nearly 5 months, each week, I took 5 essential oils and blends down from my oil cabinet and other hiding places, passed information on the featured 5 around, and repeated the process the following week. Obviously, I didn’t count my oils and blends before I started, because instead of 99 bottles, I had 84 bottles. So, 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall took a break, while I explored some new-to-me essential oils and blends. Luckily, Young Living Essential Oils features 164 essential oils and blends in their ever-growing product catalog. After 99 Bottles, who knows; maybe I’ll start a 99 Bottles, Part II or The Sequel.
This week’s featured oils are those in the Young Living Essential Oils Infused 7 collection. Infused 7 has been out of stock for a bit, and when you see the essential oils that make up these blends, you’ll understand why. Some of the plants from which the essential oils are steam distilled may go out of season or suffer from Mother Nature’s mood swings. Young Living does not change or adulterate their essential oils and blends, so the impacted oils go out of stock until the plants can be harvested again.
I don’t think I can talk about the Infused 7 without talking about the international best-selling book, Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World, that inspired the collection. According to the booklet that comes with the collection, Young Living Essential Oils founders, Gary and Mary Young, were on a road trip, when Mary started reading a book someone gave her. The Youngs liked Oola’s inspirational messages so much, that they wanted to share what they learned with their members. So, this installment of 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall also features a book review. What is Oola? According to the book, Oola is “That state of awesomeness. It is when your life is balanced and growing in the 7 F’s of Oola (fitness, finance, family, field, faith, friends and fun).”
But, wait, there’s more! In order to do a deeper dive into the the 7 areas you need to balance and grow to live the life of your dreams and the 7 essential oil blends that accompany these 7 areas, I’ll post about my experience with one Infused 7 blend each week on Oils & Spoils’ Facebook page. You are welcome to join me on what is sure to be a journey of discovery, made better by the interactive nature of Facebook.
And for the grand finale, I’ll tell you how you can get the Infused 7, which will also make you eligible for some of this month’s Young Living Essential Oils promotions (freebies).
Lots of moving parts in this blog, 4 to be exact. So, let’s get started!
This Week’s Featured Essential Oil Blends: The Infused 7 Collection
The description of each blend includes the book’s “33,000-foot flyby”, Young Living Essential Oils’ (YLEO’s) Infused affirmation and YLEO’s proprietary essential oil blend ingredients. All blends may be applied topically or diffused.
Oola’s 33,000-Foot Flyby: OolaFaith is based on gratitude and humility and an understanding of our greater purpose in the world.
YLEO’s Faith Affirmation: I am grateful, humble, and fully connected.
YLEO’s Faith Essential Oil Blend contains Sacred Frankincense, Balsam Fir, Myrrh, Juniper, Hyssop, Rose, Cedarwood, Sage, Hinoki, Palo Santo, Geranium, Coriander, Bergamot, Lemon, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile and Palmarosa.
Oola’s 33,000-Foot Flyby: OolaFitness is everything health and wellness in your life. However, we are primarily referring to how you use your body and what you put in your body.
YLEO’s Fitness Affirmation: I am fit, healthy, disciplined, and strong.
YLEO’s Fitness Essential Oil Blend contains: Cypress, Copaiba, Cistus, Marjoram, Basil, Idaho Blue Spruce, Clary Sage, Peppermint, Black Pepper, Nutmeg and Balsam Fir.
Oola’s 33,000-Foot Flyby: OolaFinance is personal finance.
YLEO’s Finance Affirmation: I am financially free and living abundantly.
YLEO’s Finance Essential Oil Blend contains: Frankincense, Orange, Gathering Essential Oil Blend, Clarity Essential Oil Blend, Humility Essential Oil Blend, Balsam Fir, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood and Citronella.
Oola’s 33,000-Foot Flyby: OolaFriends is everything social.
YLEO’s Friends Affirmation: I am blessed with empowering, healthy relationships.
YLEO’s Friends Essential Oil Blend contains: Harmony Essential Oil Blend, Lavender, Inner Child Essential Oil Blend, Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Palo Santo and Xiang Mao
Oola’s 33,000-Foot Flyby: OolaFamily is all things family. Single, committed, married, divorced, kids, stepkids, extended family – all belong here.
YLEO’s Family Affirmation: I am unconditionally loving, patient, and respectful.
YLEO’s Family Essential Oil Blend contains: Inner Child Essential Oil Blend, Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, Palmarosa, Cardamom, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Pine and Xiang Mao.
Oola’s 33,000-Foot Flyby: OolaField is your career, your profession. Stay-at-home parents, this includes you.
YLEO’s Field Affirmation: I am pursuing my purpose in life.
YLEO’s Field Essential Oil Blend contains: Cardamom, Frankincense, Present Time Essential Oil Blend, Believe Essential Oil blend, Ginger and Nutmeg.
Oola’s 33,000-Foot Flyby: OolaFun explores your personal passion in life.
YLEO’s Fun Affirmation: I am pursuing the joys of life.
YLEO’s Field Essential Oil Blend contains: Tangerine, Myrtle, Lemon, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Spearmint, Nutmeg and Jasmine Absolute.
The Book Review: Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World (Oola)
A few pages into Oola, and I’m reminded of a favorite book from my younger years, Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. Oola opens with a guy who has hit rock bottom. He reaches out to a friend who has the Midas touch, you know, everything he touches turns to gold. The guy realizes it’s not just luck; his friend works hard at keeping his life in balance. What follows are the stories of the OolaSeeker and the OolaGuru, two guys with similar beliefs and aspirations, but at different points in their lives, and their journey to Oola – that state of awesomeness. Their journey includes the 7 F’s of Oola, OolaBlockers and OolaAccelorators, 3 Steps to the OolaLife, and a workbook.
I’m looking forward to working through the book and trying each oil in the Infused 7 collection. I know there are areas in my life that are out of balance. I don’t think a book and some essential oil blends are going to make everything in my life align perfectly. However, spending a little time each week, focusing on one area at a time, is a start. I’m a huge believer in progression, not perfection, when it comes to personal improvement. If you’d like to join me on my Oola journey, look for my posts on Oils & Spoils’ Facebook page and join the conversation.
Until next time, if you find yourself Between a Laugh and a Tear, well, you may have found the balance that eludes so many. Me, I’m going for Oola!
Oils & Spoils Updates
January YLEO Promos (Freebies): If you’ve been thinking about getting started using essential oils, January is a great month to become a YLEO member. Purchase a Premium Starter Kit to become a member and the Infused 7 collection, and you are 25 cents away from getting up to $255 worth of essential oils and blends free as part of YLEO’s January promotions. I’d recommend a 5 ml bottle of Orange Vitality at $6 to put you over the top. The Premium Starter Kit with the Dewdrop diffuser is $160, and the Infused 7 collection is $199.75 for YLEO members. The retail value of the Premium Starter Kit is around $356, $262.83 for the Infused 7 collection and $7.89 for the 5 ml Orange Vitality. So, for $365.75, you can get up to $882 worth of essential oils and blends. How crazy is that?! Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have and/or for ordering assistance.
99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall – To Be Continued: The Feelings collection is on my January order.