Young Living has unmatched environmental and ethical standards. Environmental stewardship always comes over profit, and people matter more than money. Check out this short video on the ground-breaking steps Young Living is taking to protect our planet and its people.
Now that CBD oil is legal in the United States, it begs the question — where should I buy CBD? The quality of CBD isn’t regulated, and some companies’s products contain little or no actual CBD at all. How to know what to buy?
Your best bet is Young Living / Nature’s Ultra. And here’s why:
What makes Nature’s Ultra CBD different?
1. Seed to Seal Standards.
Nature’s Ultra products are produced to Young Living’s exacting, industry-leading standards. Check out this short video here to learn more:
2. Smart Spectrum
CBD companies are popping up all over the world. Unfortunately, most of them do not really understand the plant, the oil, or the law and the consumer is ending up with products that may not work, may not be good for them, or may be illegal. What that means is that products are cropping up that are riddled with impurities, toxins, CBD dosage different than what the products is labelled, illegal levels of THC, synthetic CBD molecules, some of which are considered drugs with more hallucinogenic power than plant-based THC, again illegal to sell without a prescription.
1. Quality starts at the source. Nature’s Ultra CBD is grown high in the mountains of Colorado. High altitude farming comes with fewer pests, naturally, which allows CBD to be grown without toxic pesticides.
2. Nature’s Ultra has one of the first hemp farms in the United States to hold both a USDA organic certification and USDA organic handler’s certification. All products are tested in multiple stages throughout the manufacturing process for potency and purity.
3. No heavy metals. All products have been subjected to rigorous laboratory testing to ensure that it contains the optimal amount of CBD and is free of heavy metals.
4. No solvents. Harsh chemicals are never used in the manufacturing process thanks to the proprietary CO2 extraction methods.
5. The QR code on bottle will lead you to the lab test results. You can share and leverage these amazing results with anyone interested in using these products!
6. Quality extraction process. The green-friendly CO2 extraction process produces the purest CBD at 99% or higher.
7. All ingredients are natural, organic, vegan approved, and gluten free.
You buy essential oils from Young Living because we are experts in farming, distilling, and testing and you want the same expertise when you harvest and extract your CBD oil. Nature’s Ultra products offer pure CBD, paired with powerful Young Living essential oils.
Nature’s Ultra products are pure, potent, Seed to Seal certified, and unlike any other brand on the market, offer the benefits of Smart Spectrum™ CBD science. Because there are little to no CBD regulations and with the whole hemp plant you don’t know what you are getting, we created our own Smart Spectrum™ products. This provides the best way to control purity and efficacy.
We take pure Seed to Seal Certified CBD isolate which is the best way to ensure there is no THC and control purity. You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about isolates versus full-spectrum oils. The term “full spectrum” is poorly defined and it currently means there are other compounds in the plant or “everything” in the plant is in the oil. We know, however, that full spectrum may contain other ingredients that you don’t want like THC, contaminants, or toxins. For these reasons, we have chosen to work with the pure CBD isolate.
We then add Young Living’s pure essential oils to the CBD isolate. We are able to use our leading knowledge of terpene chemistry to formulate specific combinations of CBD and natural terpenes to selectively broaden and round out the natural spectrum of Nature’s Ultra Products. The terpenes found in essential oils can increase the overall efficacy of a product and the terpene profile of hemp oil is miniscule compared to those of essential oils.
Anytime you use Nature’s Ultra products, or give them to your pet, you can rest easy knowing that you are getting pure, potent, clean, natural products, uniquely blended to work with your body in the smartest way.
Every state also has its own laws and regulations, PLEASE educate yourself on your state’s regulations prior to purchasing CBD; you are responsible for transportation and understanding your state’s laws.
Everyone knows having plants inside the home is wonderful for our health, cleaning the air and giving off oxygen. They are beautiful to look at and improve our indoor environment. But not if they’re dead.
I kill plants. It’s a special talent I have — to kill plants in record time.
Succulents are adorable and easy-to-care for plants that thrive on neglect — perfect for me. And they’re really trendy right now. You can find a wide variety at most nurseries and garden centres.
Fun fact: certain cacti and succulents do not stop the photosynthesis process at night like most plants do! This means they continue working hard to release oxygen and absorb toxins from our environment even while we are sleeping.
A really fun project with these easy plants is to make a DIY Succulent Diffuser. You can apply the essential oils of your choice and set the arrangement anywhere you’d like to breathe in the aromatic benefits! It’s also a great idea for guest bathrooms and small spaces with no electric outlets.
Last week I hosted a DIY Succulent Diffuser Workshop at our house, for a dozen people. I was really nervous because plants are not my forte, but I was well-prepared and the workshop worked out great! Here are the details if you’d like to make a DIY Succulent Diffuser for yourself.
You will need:
Bowl, planter, plant pot… you can make a succulent arrangement in pretty much anything. I got ours from IKEA.
Pumice stone / perlite — goes at the bottom of the bowl for drainage
Soil — cactus soil is ideal because it drains and dries quickly so the roots don’t sit in dampness.
I got mine for $3.99 a bag at Pepiniere Jasmin in St-Laurent. I got the pumice stone there too: www.jardinjasmin.com
Plants — shop around for these. I found a beautiful and very affordable selection at the Atwater Market (Montreal) because it’s June, but in the winter it may be harder and more expensive. American friends, you can order a box of succulents from Amazon (!)
Moss, stones, etc — to give your arrangement the finishing touch! I bought some at Michael’s.
Lava stone — this is the “diffuser” part. Lava stone is porous, and will absorb the essential oils without letting them sink into the soil.
I got a bag from Amazon:
Add 1/2 inch to an inch of pumice stone (perlite) in the bottom of the bowl.
Add the cactus soil.
Plant the succulents in the soil. I decided to give four plants for each person but you don’t need to do this many.
Add the moss, decorative stones and lava stone around the plants.
Succulents need a very shallow root bed, and how they store water in themselves. So they don’t like too much water (or their roots will rot)
** don’t put too much moss or it will make the soil retain too much moisture and succulents don’t like that
Once your arrangement is complete, add a handful of lava stone. This is where you are going to drop the essential oils. Add a few drops. The aroma will last for several days!
The best essential oils you can use for your health needs — including aromatherapy with this diffuser — are Young Living Essential Oils. Young Living oils are pure oils of the highest quality, grown and distilled at YL farms all over the world. As the leader of the essential oils movement, YL’s Seed to Seal guarantee is the gold standard of quality for your family!
Don’t have your own Young Living oils yet? Order yours here:
And our incredible Joy Droppers community will guide you and support you through your oils journey!