Meet Linda Grupa

 
Life is a tapestry. Woven into it are faces and places, beliefs and experiences that form the design.  I believe the designer and maker is Jesus Christ.  I trust Him to turn the broken and misaligned threads into a perfect work that functions for His purpose.

By nature, I prefer to be the background with space and time to be creative. I love working with fabric, such as upholstery tapestry, and furniture restoration. My home is (over) filled with my furniture creations which means many pieces are sold or go to the homes of others.

As a nurse I’ve practiced my nursing and leadership skills in a variety of settings: Long term care, Home Care, Public Health, Hospital care, including most recently, a decade of Infection Prevention and Control. Promoting health is a passion.

Often however, healthcare is more about ill care, rather than promoting a healthy lifestyle as I too experienced. My own health took a nose-dive. A purse full of pills of all sorts could not alleviate the physical and emotional dis-ease I experienced. For years, the discomfort persisted despite the advice of many doctors, counselors, special diets and various alternative health practices.

At the right time, God directed me to a spiritually grounded psychiatrist with a background in general medicine. Her holistic approach opened the door to better control of my total health. My recovery however, hit a plateau and I couldn’t quite attain the health freedom I sought. Then one day a friend introduced me to essential oils. A bit cautious, I tested the water, so to speak, and tried Frankincense. And then another oil and another oil …..because they made me feel better than I had in decades!!! One by one, the symptoms that crippled me resolved.

What are these essential oils? Extracted from plants essential oils work naturally without toxins or frustrating, harmful side effects. Essential oils are God’s goodness. He designed us for health and surrounded us with a garden of plants. From ancient times…long before ‘modern medicine’… essential oils and herbs were valued for their healing properties. New technologies allow companies extract essential oils from plants in quantities and at prices affordable to many more people. No longer is the knowledge of healing plants the secrets of a few practitioners, but is now available to all of us.

In this blog you’ll read about my passions including the wonder I find each day using essential oils. Social media creates a thread that brings our lives together in an emerging tapestry.  I hope you will join me in experiencing the power of essential oils. God bless.

Contact Me

Get Started Now

Upcoming Events

 Abundant Energy and Wellness with NingXia Red

Abundant Energy and Wellness with NingXia Red

Suffering from poor memory, low energy and weight gain? 

Worried that you aren’t getting the nutrition your body needs for peak performance?

Convinced that the sag around your middle has got to go?

This topic is very personal to me. I suffered from mental and physical fatigue. NingXia Red, included inmy wellness routine helped me achieve some amazing health goals.

In the comfort of your own home learn how NingXia Products can rev up your engine and support overall wellness.

Class runs 1 hour. If you can't catch us at 7 p.m. CST, drop in after class to still participate in the discussion.

RegisterLearn More

 Essential Oils for Animals

Essential Oils for Animals

Fur-babies are so dear that sometimes we treat them like they are nearly human. But does that mean the essential oils you use are safe for your fur-baby? Find out which oils to use to promote a long healthy life for your pets.

Class is 1 hour and all the learning takes place in the comfort of your home. So curl up with your fur-baby and enjoy an hour together learning about pet wellness.. If you miss it, drop by after class to continue the discussion.

RegisterLearn More

What Are Essential Oils?

Why Us?

We are very diligent about our protection of earth and its citizens. We hold the highest standards for our essential oil production process, bringing the world the finest products available. From the seed of the plant to the seal on the bottle, our high standards are integral with who we are.

Support Your Body

One Drop At A Time
Give your body what it needs: all natural products, with no synthetics, fillers, or additives.
Try for yourself and discover the difference.

Digestive System

Give a lift to your stomach, intestines, liver, and the rest of your digestive system. Savor your meals more every day.

Muscular & Skeletal

Support for your bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, joins, and connective tissue. This system provides body support during movements and stability.

Cardiovascular

Help your heart and circulatory system in their crucial role of bringing vital oxygen to your body's tissues.

Immune System

Fortify your body's defense mechanism against the challenges of everyday life. This system includes our white blood cells, bone arrow, lymph nodes, appendix, and more.

Respiratory System

Support your lungs, sinuses, and the rest of your respiratory system.

Integumentary System

Boost your skin, hair, nails, teeth, eyes, and ears. Your skin is your largest organ and it only takes 26 seconds for your skin to absorb what touches it.

Endocrine System

Assist your pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands with everyday living. This system regulates a variety of actions in your body, including sleep and mood.

Reproductive System

Promote a healthier reproductive system and help with hormone balance.

Excretory System

A system that is protective of the body, its primary function is to eliminate waste and toxins. Includes your liver, lungs, intestine, and more.

Nervous System & Emotions

Your nervous system relays information from your muscles, skin, and organs to your brain. Contained here is your body's "fight or flight" mechanism.

Experience Our Healthy, Natural Products

Enrich your life with products formulated to the highest standards of quality and purity.

Natural Makeup

Learn More
Foundation, lip gloss, eyeshadow, bronzer, blush, lipstick, and more. Now your health and beauty can live in harmony!

Baby Care

Learn More
Baby wash & shampoo, baby lotion, baby Wipes, diaper rash cream, baby oil, and linen spray

Sunscreen

Learn More
Protect your skin without chemicals with this all natural formula.

After-Sun Spray

Learn More
Ease the effects of a little too much time in the sun with our new over the counter after-sun spray.

Product Guide

Live a healthy, purposeful life, rich in abundance.

Popular Product Categories

Find your new favorite product today. Browse the product catalog

Your online health store

We are more than just the world's best essential oils. We go beyond green to help you create a healthy, healing home environment.

From effective, safe home cleaners to pet care, multivitamins to weight management, oral care to hair care, body care, and kids care, to antioxidant support and more, we offer solutions to help you live naturally.

Ordering online is fast and easy and the product ships right to your door. We are your online store for living a healthy, toxin-free lifestyle.

Place an Order

Membership Benefits

  • 24% off Retail Pricing
  • No Minimum Monthly Order Required
  • Easy Online Ordering, Shipped Right To Your Door
  • Earn up to an additional 25% towards future purchases with our rewards program

  • Learn More

Updates from Linda Grupa

 

My first hand look at where essential oils come from

This week, my husband I took a 3700 mile trek  from Minnesota to Washington for a family wedding.  We chose a leisurely pace for the return, doing a bit of sight-seeing which included a tour of the first Young Living farm nestled deep in the woods of  St. Maries, Idaho...only accessible via steep, gravel roads over mountainous terrain.  That alone is a wheel-gripping experience!


Gary Young planted the original crop of Lavender with seeds from Provence, France. Did you know there are more than 14 different types of Lavender?  The lavender harvest occurred in late July, so the fields appear quite bare.


Our tour began with the distillation process.  Four vats are filled with freshly harvested plant material… 906 liters of it in each vat is exposed to carefully controlled steam pressure.  


Oil is extracted and flows down into a multi-stage collection device.  After several hours of distillation, a few cups to a few gallons of essential oil is produced, depending on which plant is being processed.  The leftover plant material is lifted from the vats and composted.  One of the byproducts of distillation is hydrosols….water infused with plant constituents which makes an amazing spa experience for the aching planters.  Nothing is wasted.




 Fields are hand planted; the plot shown holds 123,000 plant-lings. That’s a lot of tender-lovin’-planting! It will take 2-3 years for the Melissa plants to mature, and then produce for 8-10 years.


Melissa is a very ‘sensitive’ plant that is handled with much care, for if it touches the ground, important constituents of the plant are destroyed.  Melissa will only generate 3 cups of oil from that enormous amount of plant material!  No wonder it’s so priceless!

The entire experience was so revealing. The care of the seeds, the soil, the distillation process, chemical analysis to verify purity and potency, the demanding standards of practice.....deepen my appreciation for the quality of the products I use.



While those who sell the product get a lot of recognition as educators, the real soul of the company is the farm staff who skillfully cultivate and harvest the crops. Sincere kudoes to Kevin and Jaclyn Sagers  and their select team of essential farm staff.


With Young Living farms scattered across the globe, my bucket list just got a whole lot longer!


Latest Articles