YL Essential oils & YL Vitality oils:

Q. What is the difference between Young Living Essential Oils and Young Living Vitality Oils?

A. Absolutely nothing! Just a different label for FDA guidelines.

Because the FDA has separate categories for topical and internal usage, they must be labeled separately.  Therefore, Young Living had to provide a different “sku” number and different label in order to provide a way to promote both internal and topical use.  The Vitality Oils allow Young Living to stay within the compliant FDA guidelines since the FDA does not allow more than one use per “sku” number.

Young Living’s essential oils and Vitality oils are the exact same oil. Vitality is labeled for internal usage and the regular oils for topical and aromatic usage. The oils are equal in every way–they come from the same farms, from the same plants, are bottled the same way, and so on. The only difference is the label. What’s setting them apart is that the Vitality oils are labeled for internal usage whereas the regular essential oils are labeled for aromatic and topical usage.

This allows Young Living and anyone else using social media graphics or public discourse to be able to share the many benefits of internal use.  Without the Vitality oils available, we would not be able to compliantly share with anyone that the oils are able to be taken internally and we all know how important internal use is to our wellness! For example, Lemon Vitality essential oil is exactly the same as regular Lemon essential oil. But, because of FDA’s regulations on essential oils, they must be marked separately.  So, now as members we have an option to get the 15 ml bottle or the 5 ml bottle and yes, they are the exact same oils.

Lemon and Lemon Vitality ™ essential oils are superheroes in the kitchen. They can combat an endless variety of kitchen catastrophes with their bright, freshening power. We’ve put together these all too familiar situations to help you see just how they can save the day:

Lemon Essential OilBeat bad smells

You’ve just arrived home from a weeklong family trip. You open the door from the garage and are met with the aroma of low tide on a 98-degree day in New Jersey. The culprit? That tuna casserole you threw in the trash bin and forgot to take outside before you left. Before you reach for the kerosene and matches (the house is obviously doomed at this point), you remember the bottle of Lemon essential oil you keep next to the sink. You take the trash out, open the windows, and add a few Lemon-saturated cotton balls to the bottom of the bin. Not only is the smell gone, but now you’re not sure if you’re in a kitchen or a blossoming orchard of lemon trees.

Choose the right refreshment

On a hot summer night, nothing sounds better than a refreshing cold treat. In the freezer, you have a carton of your favorite tropical-fusion ice cream, but you also have all the ingredients to make homemade fro-yo that will be a lot kinder to your waistline and wellness. You combine frozen coconut yogurt, mangos, oranges, a kiss of honey, and a couple drops of Lemon Vitality in a blender, and in no time, you have a warm-weather treat you can feel great about.

Brighten your mood

It’s 7 a.m. on a rainy Monday. You’re in the kitchen pulling out bowls and spoons for cereal, and you hear the kids running around upstairs fighting over who knows what. You didn’t get to bed until way too late last night because you had to finish the last episode of your favorite show, and you’re filled with regret. You’re tempted to just walk upstairs, hop back into bed, and let the children fend for themselves. As a final, last-ditch effort, you add a few drops of Lemon essential oil to your diffuser. You pause and inhale slowly and deeply. A warm, bright aroma fills your senses. You feel your spirits rise, and you’re able to greet your kiddos with a smile (or at least not a scowl).

Save your sink

The kitchen sink is doing that thing again. The first time you smelled it, you checked to make sure the family hamster was safe in its cage because it smelled like something had died. Then you realized—though hard to believe—it was just the smell of normal food buildup. Luckily, you know exactly how to tackle this without any bleach or other harsh chemicals: first baking soda, then vinegar, rinse it all down with water, and finish with a dozen drops of pure Lemon essential oil. In less than five minutes, that putrid smell is replaced with the lovely, fresh scent of pure lemons!

Create divine desserts

Your in charge of making dessert and want to make something amazing!?!   You pull out your secret weapon, Lemon Vitality essential oil, and go on to make the most vibrant and flavorful lemon cake that you have ever tasted. Everyone will want your recipe!!

Cake Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature, plus more for the pan
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
4 tablespoons lemon juice
6 drops lemon essential oil
6 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt

Glaze Ingredients
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 drops lemon essential oil
1 cup confectioners sugar

Preparation
Heat oven to 325° F. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and lemon zest on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in 4 tablespoons of the lemon juice and 6 drops of the lemon essential oil, then the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Reduce mixer speed to low. Add half the flour mixture, then the yogurt, and then the remaining flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 65 to 75 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners sugar, 2 drops of the lemon essential oil, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice until smooth, adding the remaining lemon juice as necessary to create a thick, but pourable glaze. Pour glaze over cooled cake.

 

Special thanks to YL Blog & Real Simple

Oil conversion Chart for cooking:

 

Feel Free to print off some recipes below!

Vitality Recipes (1)

Zesty Lemon Bars

Don’t forget… The Premium starter kit has several Vitality oils included in it, PLUS a diffuser.

Premium starter kit