Chris Opfer

Drops and Diapers

Here at YL Family, Inc., we love our little ones.  We love everything about them, except the dreaded diaper pale.  You know, the thing that you keep in the least used room of your house for fear that someone might succumb to its torturous contents.  Let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter what kind of diaper pail you have or how much you spent on it, they just stink. 


So, what to do about it?  Do we “free-range” our children until they’re old enough to be potty trained?  Perhaps.  Do we toss the oddly-expanded, tenuously-wrapped messes into our neighbors’ yards?  Depends on the neighbor.  Do we buy a new diaper pail instead of risking opening the lid that you barely shut because you just “had” to put that last diaper in there?  That gets pretty costly. 


Here is what we do in our home regardless of the pail that in which you placed your last hopes.  When there is a fresh bag in the pail (i.e. no diapers), sprinkle a fair amount of baking soda into the bottom of the bag.  Then add several drops of lavender and peppermint (you can use whatever oils you want but remember that some oils like lemon can potentially eat the bag).  Voila!  You now have a diaper pail that doesn’t require a WWII gas mask from your prepper friend’s basement to open.  Don’t be afraid to repeat this process as you fill the pail.


On a side note, we also discovered that the new Seedlings wipes not only leave your children with smoother and cleaner derrieres, it also helps the diaper pail too!  An unexpected, but extremely effective side benefit!     

It’s heeeeerrrrrreeee!

Today we are departing from our normal blog to bring you something that has been in the works for quite some time and for which we are VERY excited. 


Many years ago, YL Family (then just Vicki) wrote something that changed the landscape for countless builders in Young Living.  Heart Centered Sharing (HCS as it is lovingly called) was something that stood alone; a tool to help those build a successful business in the way Vicki did, strategically and methodically sharing from the heart.  Prior to writing HCS, Vicki also published Harmony, Joy, and Abundance as the “What do I say?” primer for our Young Living businesses.  Vicki placed all her knowledge and wisdom earned from her experience in reaching the rank of Royal Crown Diamond into these two works. 


But here we are, over two decades into this extraordinary lifestyle, and we’re not done.  Today we announce to you something new, something familiar, something younger, something with equal wisdom, and something complete.  We, Vicki and Chris, are proud to announce our new co-authored book, Essential Sharing: A Building System for the Young Living Lifestyle


This book is more than just a combination of Harmony, Joy, and Abundance and HCS.  It puts a modern twist on those works while adding more detail, a discussion of overcoming challenges, tips for optimizing your success, scripts, and so much more.  This is a workbook that will not only guide you, but transform the way you share.  We’ve included our best knowledge and information to help this complete business system take you where you want to go in your Young Living journey.


When and how can you get it?  This book is published and offered exclusively through Life Science Publishing (the same publisher of The Essential Oil Desk Reference).  It will be available next week at the Grand Convention!  If you’re not able to attend the Convention this year, you will still be able to order yours online. 

Let this book, this workbook, this system, be your new beginning.  Let this help you achieve your goals in Young Living.  Welcome to the Young Living Lifestyle!



Oily Life Hacks #2 – Rollin’ Diffuser

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So, you’ve left your USB Diffuser plugged into the side of your laptop, at the office, up thirty flights of stairs.  You have a bottle of Stress Away in your pocket and you’re getting ready to go sit in traffic for a few hours as part of your daily commute.

You’ve just found your bags at a new airport.  You’re tired, but this vacation promises to be awesome.  You take the shuttle to the rental car lot where you pick out a car that will surely optimize your trip.  Good stereo.  Sporty.  Good on gas.  But then you open the door, only to to smell something that can only be described as what it must be like when an air freshener vomits in the car.  You’ve left your diffuser at home . . .   

You’re on your way home from a long road trip with the family.  You look over to your partner.  They’re asleep.  Kids in the back seat? Asleep, one of whom still has remnants of that after dinner snack on their lips.  It’s up to you to get the family home safely.  You’re tired.  You have your trusty Peppermint oil, but no diffuser. Do you douse a paper towel to the point of being sopping with your oil and throw it in the car?  You could if you have another bottle on your ER because that’s how much it’s going to take.  Do you try to finagle plugging your Aroma Lux?  Hopefully you have an extra seat.

Instead, simply turn your car into a rolling diffuser.  Here’s what you do:

  • Take a tissue, paper towel, or even a piece of paper if you’re desperate and grab it in the center, fluff it like you imagine your grandfather (or a magician) would with a hanky creating a flower-like shape.
  • Drop some of your favorite oil into the center of the flower (a little will go a long way)
  • Take the base of the flower and gently wedge it in your air vent in your car. Be careful not to push it in too far; just enough so that it stays.
  • Turn on the air fan so that air is moving over the tissue flower.


You’ve just MacGyver’d a diffuser with your car, some tissues, and a few drops of your favorite oil!  Always put your oils on, as our bodies are the best diffusers, but this little Oily Life Hack can help in a pinch.    

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