Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Young Living diffusers and diffusers from other stores like TJ MAXX and Amazon?!  Well, I have one word for you that sums it up...QUALITY. YL diffusers are made from a heavy-grade plastic that causes them to last longer when diffusing pure essential oils. 

Also, one important thing to note is that Young Living’s diffusers are ultrasonic, cool mist diffusers, meaning they use technology that breaks up the water and oil mixture in the diffuser to disperse the mist into tiny particles in the air. YL diffusers do not heat up the oil in any form, so the oil’s therapeutic benefits stay intact. 
Ready for your diffuser? You can snag your favorite here: I'm ready for my diffuser!

Let’s take a quick look at some of the most popular diffusers by Young Living...

Desert Mist Diffuser

 | Item no. 21558

With its Moroccan-inspired design and soft glow, the Desert Mist Ultrasonic Diffuser is a wonderful addition to your home décor and creates a more natural environment in any space. It features a customizable design, remarkably long run times of up to 10 hours, and a full spectrum of lighting options, including a candle-like flicker mode.

Coverage | Medium Room
Run Time | 10 hour maximum
Added Features | 3 run modes, 11 lighting options and automatic shutoff

Aria Diffuser

| Item no. 4524

Combining useful features and beautiful, unique natural styling, the Aria offers timer settings, automatic shutoff, and multicolored LED lights. The Aria’s soothing built-in music or auxiliary audio port makes it a great companion for your yoga practice or a relaxing bath.

Coverage | Medium Room
Run Time | 12 hour maximum
Added Features | Timed shut-off, ambient light, remote control, and music playback

Lantern Diffuser | Item no. 23700

Designed to be an elegant centerpiece or accent to any home or office. The classic lantern design, crafted of fine metal and glass, offers longer run times and multiple lighting features for any aromatherapy practice. It is designed to offer multiple diffusion settings, along with 11 LED colored light options, including an alluring candle-like flicker mode.

Coverage | Medium Room
Run Time | 10 hour maximum

Rainstone Diffuser

 | Item no. 5331

Sleek and easy to use, the Rainstone Diffuser is handmade by trained ceramic artisans. Use its included remote control to choose one, two, three, six, or eight hours of continuous diffusing with automatic shutoff, soft LED light settings, and negative ionizer settings. With a modern design, the Rainstone matches any minimalist home or office décor.

Coverage | Medium Room
Run Time | 8 hour maximum
Added Features | Timed shut-off, ambient light, and remote control

Dewdrop Diffuser | Item no. 5330

More than just an aromatic diffuser, the Dewdrop Diffuser also functions as a humidifier and atomizer in one simple-to-use product. Inspired by the purity and elegance of a drop of dew, its features include a replaceable ultrasonic plate and simplified, single-mode operation, making it a great addition to any household.

Coverage | Medium Room
Run Time | 4 hour maximum
Added Features | Timed Shut-Off and Ambient Light

Feather the Owl Diffuser

 | Item no. 27007

This exclusive, custom-designed ultrasonic diffuser functions as a humidifier, aroma diffuser, night light, and white-noise machine—owl in one! Kid friendly and simple to use, Feather the Owl features multiple diffusion modes, 10 different LED light options, and five white-noise sound options.

Coverage | Medium Room
Run Time | 10 hour maximum
Added Features | Timed shut-off, 10 lighting options, night light, sound machine

Young Living diffusers are meant to last, and I love that from their oils to their diffusers, they only give us the best! Part of using and caring for your diffuser so you get the most use out of it means cleaning it. So I have a few tips for you:

1. Turn off and unplug your diffuser.
2. Wipe out the reservoir with a wet cotton cloth.
3. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and clean the ultrasonic plate to remove any extra buildup.
4. Rinse the reservoir with water; then wipe it clean and dry up excess water with a soft cloth.

Pro tip: You could also spray a small amount of Thieves Household Cleaner in the reservoir and wipe out.

Young Living’s Progessence Plus serum is a member favorite for so many reasons! It is an all-natural, plant-based serum made from wild yam extract, which has naturally occurring progesterone. Natural progesterone is great for helping balance your hormones without all the common side effects that tend to come along with synthetic alternatives. 

To use Progessence Plus serum, you will apply it topically {meaning on your skin} before you go to bed. Some of the best places to apply are on the neck/over the thyroid, on the inner forearms, on your lower abdomen, or on the inner ankles. All of these areas work great because the skin is thin, so it absorbs quickly here. Unlike other serums or creams with progesterone, Progessence Plus does not require rotation of application spots. You can rotate it if you want to, but it is not required. 

Most people I have talked with who use this product start with one or two drops, see how they feel after a week or two, and then increase from there until they find their preferred amount. You can also add a rollerball top to the bottle to have a roll-on effect if you'd like—this can make applying super easy!

This bio-identical form of progesterone is very effective and absorbs easily into the skin. The serum also has essential oils in it that are amazing for mood, balance, and nourishing the skin. I've heard so many amazing testimonies on this product for mood and hormone support for women.

Progessence Plus ingredients:

  • USP-grade progesterone (derived from wild yam) 

  • Copaiba essential oil

  • Sacred Frankincense essential oil

  • Cedarwood essential oil 

  • Bergamot essential oil

  • Peppermint essential oil

  • Clove essential oil

If you'd like to dig in a little more on this, here is a link to a video from Dr. Dan Purser who partnered with Young Living in formulating the Progessence Plus serum. It a little long, but has some great info!

Progessence Plus is $40 wholesale, and it will last quite a while depending on how often and how many drops you are using at a time. It is close to 50 PV (which is the minimum for an Essential Rewards order), so you could add on just one other small item to an order with Progessence Plus to qualify for the 50 PV ER minimum, which will give you an additional 10-25% back in Loyalty Rewards points! Win-win!  Ready to grab your bottle?  You can do so here! 


Pro tip: a little lemon essential oil will help take off sticky label residue if you want to remove old labels when you clean your previously used bottles or containers. 

I have put together some excellent Spring Clean DIYs that will have your home sparkling in no time! I love that making DIY cleaning products is a great way to be eco-friendly by reusing bottles & containers that you've already purchased. This impacts the environment significantly! So, if you've got a spray bottle or squeeze bottle from an old dish soap-- or anything you'd like to repurpose, go for it! 

Here is the supply list you will need to make the DIYs:

These items will all last you a long time, are s

o incredibly versatile & incredibly inexpensive!

-Spray bottles

-Squirt bottle (such as dish soap bottle)

-Shaker lid bottle (such as an old spice bottle)

-Essential oils (Purification, lemon, rosemary, orange, tea tree, Thieves recommended)

-White vinegar

-Washing soda

-Baking soda

-Coarse salt


-Thieves Household Cleaner

-Castile soap (liquid)

While cleaning your kitchen, this is a perfect time to fill your diffuser with Stress Away & Citrus Fresh or your favorite oil combo. When you're done, your entire kitchen will both look and feel amazing to anyone who enters. 

Mix this recipe in a large bowl and apply it with a clean rag to your oven surfaces, scrubbing in a circular motion. Once the oven has been dry scoured, use a damp cloth to wipe the mixture away.  Then do a final scrub of the surfaces with the damp cloth & remaining mixture. Then wipe away any mixture that is left.

I don't think anyone loves to clean a toilet, but this recipe does certainly make it more fun! Grab a silicone mould, silicone cupcake tray or silicone ice tray for making these fizzies. 

Mix dry ingredients and then slowly add the 2 tsp of water & essential oils, while stirring the mixture quickly with a fork. You then pack it into your moulds and allow it to dry overnight. Store in a glass container with a lid or anywhere that is air-tight. 

Plop one fizzie into the toilet bowl before cleaning with a toilet brush as usual. The citric acid & baking soda will help clean & break down hard water stains and the essential oils will add an extra boost of cleaning power, as well.

One of THE best recipes! You'll feel like you're in a spa & will forget you're using elbow grease to clean a dirty bathroom😉

This recipe can be used for sinks, tubs & tile/grout. If extra cleaning power is needed for grout, undiluted Thieves Cleaner &/or lemon essential oil, used with a strong scrub brush is the way to go. 

If you're tired of feeling like your lungs are burning or having to hold your breath while cleaning your bathroom using conventional cleaners, you will love this recipe because it smells great and is easy on your lungs!

Mirrors & windows are a must clean for Spring time. This recipe is tough enough for glass that may not already get cleaned weekly or that is on the exterior of your home. See the added cornstarch in this recipe? This really helps give this recipe the "streak-free" quality! 

Simply fill a repurposed or new spray bottle with the ingredients, shake & spray to use. You can absolutely double or triple the recipe if you need more to fill your spray bottle.

You can nourish your wood & give furniture a nice polish with this recipe. Simply mix all ingredients in a mason jar or squeeze bottle, apply a small amount to a clean cloth & wipe down furniture. If there is an oily residue, then there is too much on the surface and you can wipe off with a dry cloth for a perfect finish.

Store this mixture in a sealed container & use anytime!

I wanted to make sure to include something for floors, because they just get SO dirty. You can use this recipe with your mop or make a separate bucket full to scrub with the old fashioned way- on hands and knees- nothing like giving your floor a little TLC.

Your floors and baseboards will look fabulous! 

*tip: the hotter the water the better

This is a recipe that will help to deodorize your disposal, sharpen the blades & give it a nice deep clean. 

Mix all ingredients together & pour into ice moulds to freeze. Make sure pieces of chopped lemon rinds are in each mould. After the liquid freezes, place 2 ice cubes in the disposal weekly & turn the disposal on. 

The ice helps to sharpen the blades while the other ingredients help to disinfect & refreshen.

To scour your kitchen sink, sprinkle these ingredients in the bottom of the sink & scrub with a cloth in a circular motion. 

Once the entire sink is scoured, rinse with water & wipe dry with a dry cloth for shine. 

If you need some additional spray bottles or containers you can find some amazing reusable cleaning bottles & supplies on Amazon. And if you go to etsy.com you can search "spray bottle labels" and find some great inspiration for labeling & storage ideas if you're one who likes to get crafty.

This is one of the most simple yet effective recipes. You'll mix Purification essential oil with baking soda in a glass bowl or mason jar. You can use a container with a "sprinkle top" or you can use a sifter or just manually "dust" the mixture onto your surface (sofa, mattress, carpets or rugs). 

Allow the sprinkled mixture to sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the odors and microbes to be eliminated. Vacuum the powder up when ready.

BLOOM actually took two full years to fully formulate and create. Young Living sets the standard for clean beauty, and they did not cut corners when creating this! It was founded on the love of another Young Living member-favorite product, Sheerlumé.  Sheerlumé is known for its amazing ability to provide brightening and evening to your skin tone.

Who is the person who needs BLOOM? Anyone who looks in the mirror and feels her skin is not living its best life. If your skin has an uneven or blotchy skin tone, is dull, or has dark spots, then this skin care collection was made for you. It will help to restore and bring radiance to your skin!

So let’s talk about the ingredients! First up, the oils: 


Vetiver, Blue Cypress, Davana, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Clove, Jasmine, Carrot Seed, Spearmint, Geranium, and Frankincense essential oils are all part of this special formula for rejuvenating and protecting skin. 

That’s a lot of oils and if you’re wondering about the aroma of  BLOOM- I don’t blame you one bit! The smell is actually dialed back. Because each step of the skin care system has an aroma, Young Living specifically formulated BLOOM to not be too overwhelming since you’ll be applying multiple layers of it to your face.

Beyond essential oils, BLOOM has an amazing list of naturally derived ingredients. Here’s the scoop on them:

+ Sodium hyaluronate provides hydration and pulls moisture into the skin.

+ Madonna Lily leaf extract helps to brighten the skin, prevent and decrease the appearance of dark spots, and contributes to a more uniform tone.

+ Pracaxi seed oil supports the skin’s natural hydration. 

+ Green algae for its evening of the skin tone.

+ Ginger root extract for its brightening properties.

+ Mica (ethically sourced in the USA and France) for its natural illuminating properties.

Now let’s get to what you really want to know...RESULTS! 

This skin care collection gives BOTH immediate and long-term results! You will immediately notice intense hydration, and the natural illumination from the mica and other brightening ingredients can be instantly seen. 
Long-term effects are a strengthening of the natural moisture barrier of your skin and overall improved complexion. When our skin is properly hydrated, our skin looks more plump and supple. Acne is discouraged, skin is less oily, and our makeup application (if you wear makeup) looks and feels much better when we have hydrated skin. Overall, hydrated skin is very healthy and important for your skincare routine.

The BLOOM Brightening Skin Care Collection is designed to last 30-45 days. It should ideally be used both morning and night. If you are a person who wears makeup, it’s best to remove eye makeup first. Savvy Minerals Makeup Remover Wipes are ideal for this. 

Step 1: Brightening Cleanser. The ultra hydrator! Remove your makeup before cleansing. Use a small amount of product (dime or nickel size) to wash your face, then pat dry. 

Step 2: Brightening Essence. This illuminating product is thicker than a toner--more like a light gel. It gives skin a brighter glow and is very hydrating and cleansing. To use the Essence, gently shake the bottle, put a quarter-sized amount in your palm, press your hands together lightly, then softly pat the Essence onto the face. 

Step 3: Brightening Lotion. This moisturizer is great for all skin types. It helps to even skin tone and increase the radiance of the skin. Apply softly all over your face, neck, and decolletage. 

Three simple steps to soft, hydrated, and illuminated glow! This system works together synergistically and you are going to love it!

Ginny Thompson
Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA