Young Living Essential Oils Canada - Meet Tonia and Colin McArthur


5 years ago we never would have imagined that Young Living Essential Oils would be the company that set us free in so many ways.  At the time we lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and had big dreams of one day retiring to the Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  But that was something that we did in our 50's and seemed so very far away.

Young Living Canada made that dream a reality and so much sooner than we ever imagined!

We have always been advocates for wholesome and organic foods, alternative health, great wine and a good time. Colin worked in the fitness industry inspiring others to eat better food and exercise smarter and Tonia worked with special needs children by day and had a wine tasting business at night.  We had careers in fields that seemed to align with the things that mattered to us yet we didn't feel healthy, happy or fulfilled.

In our spare time we had been making big changes to our diet and home lifestyle in an effort to remove as many, if not all of the toxins and synthetic chemicals from our home. This included our cleaning supplies, personal care products, perfumes and fragrances, shampoo, conditioner, skin care, beauty care and everything in between. 

We considered the ways that our bodies were absorbing the products we were using and threw away candles, air fresheners, linen-sprays along with any and all cleaning products with ingredients we couldn't pronounce. Then we were introduced to worlds top essential oil producer Young Living Essential Oils Canada and we finally found the answer we were looking for to substitute almost every last product and the transformation was complete. 

We could now provide ourselves, our friends and ultimately our family a cleaner environment to live in

We purchased our Young Living Premium Starter Kit and began diffusing therapeutic grade essential oils to purify the air in our home naturally and added scent that was not only non-toxic for us to be inhaling into our bodies, but also beneficial to our health and wellness. 

This was a very new concept we were excited to introduce to everyone we knew!

We had been using essential oils for many reasons prior to finding Young Living but never had we truly explored all of the many benefits each little bottle could have on us. Peeking through our Young Living Canada Product Guide, we eventually decided to try the non-toxic Thieves Household Cleaner, which is now all we use on every surface in our home including toilets and mirrors! We substituted our dish soap, hand-soaps, laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and much more for Young Living's amazing products. We began to experiment with DIY recipes to include the power of our essential oils for things like deodorant, dryer sheets, doggie shampoo, skin care products, outdoor sprays and much more. 

Young Living Essential Oils Canada has allowed us to take control of the products we are using in all aspects of our lives and we can rest assured that anything being absorbed into our skin is not full of synthetic chemicals our bodies are unable to process properly.

Finally, the last piece of the puzzle fits right into place and we are all happier and healthier than we have ever been. It's no surprise then that we began to share our experiences and love for the products with others. We both freed ourselves from the chains of our 9-5 and became full time Young Living Independent Distributors after and are very proud to be introducing the products and lifestyle we love to as many like minded people as we can!  Oh yea, we also moved the Kelowna 15 years ahead of schedule! 

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Frankincense includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. It promotes smoother, younger looking skin.


Lemon essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Lemon oil may help the symptoms of a cold and cough.


Lavender is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime. It also may be used to help relieve headaches.


Copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil.


One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, peppermint essential oil may be helpful in reducing digestive discomfort.


DiGize™ is one of Young Living's exclusive and proprietary products. This oil blend may bring about calming feelings.


Purification® Essential Oil Blend helps freshen the air and eliminate odors with its unique combination of essential oils.


PanAway® is soothing to the skin while providing comforting warmth to muscles after exercise.


Thieves® contains powerful essential oils with many household and personal uses. Diffuse to neutralize odors or apply to bottoms of the feet.


Rub R.C.™ on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire, or massage three drops on your feet before bedtime to encourage an atmosphere of comfort.


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Looking for a natural alternative? We are so excited to share Health Canada approved ways to use the following Young Living™ oils, now approved as Natural Health Products (NHP)! In addition to the topical and aromatic benefits of these oils, they can relieve symptoms associated with common ailments, as well as restore, maintain, and support good health.
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Cough or Cold

Are you suffering from a cough or cold? Try any one of the following essential oils to help reduce the symptoms of a cold and cough.

Angelica Basil Bergamot Black Pepper Cardamom Cedarwood Clary Sage Clove Cypress Eucalyptus Globulus Fennel Geranium Ginger Helichrysum Lemon Jade Lemon Laurus Nobilis Lavender Lime Marjoram Myrrh Neroli Peppermint Pine Rose Rosemary Sacred Frankincense Sage Spearmint Tea Tree Thyme


With a long history of being beneficial ingredients in cosmetics, you can use any of these oils to help with the relief of symptoms of acne or boils.

Bergamot Cedarwood Helichrysum Lime Patchouli Thyme Vetiver


Whether you experience pain everyday or just occasionally, lift your spirits and your day by using essential oils for headache relief.

Angelica Basil Bergamot Black Pepper Citronella Clary Sage Eucalyptus Globulus Laurus Nobilis Lavender Lime Marjoram Neroli Rose Spearmint

Digestive Discomfort

When you feel digestive discomfort, experience the freedom of reaching for a natural alternative with pure essential oils that can act as a carminative and antispasmodic.

Angelica Basil Bergamot Black Pepper Cardamom Clary Sage Citronella Fennel Ginger Helichrysum Lavender Lime Marjoram Neroli Nutmeg Orange Patchouli Peppermint Rosemary Sage Spearmint

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Strains, or Sprains

Strains and sprains can be all too common, especially when you lead an active lifestyle. These essential oils can assist with the relief of joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis.

Angelica Black Pepper Cedarwood Celery Seed Citronella Clary Sage Clove Cypress Eucalyptus Globulus Fennel Ginger Helichrysum Laurus Nobilis Lavender Lime Lime Marjoram Nutmeg Peppermint Pine Rosemary Sage Thyme Vetiver

Stressed and Uptight

Get ready to face the day head-on, with a fresh new feeling. Use any of the eleven essential oils below with their relaxing properties to help calm your nerves and enjoy the day.

Angelica Basil Cedarwood Celery Seed Clary Sage Grapefruit Helichrysum Laurus Nobilis Lavender Lime Marjoram Neroli Nutmeg Orange Patchouli Peppermint Pine Rose Sacred Frankincense Sage Spearmint Thyme Ylang Ylang

Burns, Cuts, Bruises, and Other Minor Skin Irritations

These essential oil alternatives are great products for everyday use with minor skin irritations, cuts, bruises or even burns. Fill your home with pure products you can feel good about.

Bergamot Cedarwood Clary Sage Fennel Helichrysum Marjoram Myrrh Patchouli Rose Rosemary Sacred Frankincense Sage Thyme

Eczema and Dermatitis

Dry, itchy, sore skin is a thing of the past! Essential oils are here to help you find relief from eczema and dermatitis so you can enjoy the confidence of smooth, supple skin.

Bergamot Helichrysum Marjoram Myrrh

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 Top 5 Essential Oils for Acne

Top 5 Essential Oils for Acne


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and deeper lumps such as cysts or nodules. Approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 expereince at least minor acne and the costs associated with the treatment of acne exceed $3 billion.1


Acne can be caused by many factors which is why it is so difficult to diagnose the source of the acne.  Simply put, overactive oil glands produce too much oil and combine with skin cells to plug pores.  When the pores in the skin become plugged, bacteria on the skin multiply, causing skin lesions.  It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.2


There are many factors to consider.  The following is a list of things that can make your acne worse:

  • Heredity/Genetics
  • Changing Hormone Levels
  • Menstruation 
  • Emotional Stress
  • Skin issues (clogged pores, bacteria, excess oil, dead skin)
  • Medications (corticosteroids, androgens, birth control, lithium)
  • Food with a high glycemic index (bread, rice, pasta)
  • Sweets/Sugar foods
Our best suggestion would be to eat as clean and healthy as possible and look for natural remedies to help balance your hormones.


Generally speaking, most acne sufferers turn to prescription drugs or chemical treatments for their acne.  The issue that we have with that is these products ypically contain harsh chemicals that have side effects or just don't work at all.

Essential oils will:
  • Tackle the root of the problem and are gentle on the skin
  • Kill Bacteria on the skin
  • Soothe and protect the skin from irritation and stress


Sometimes keeping your skin as clean as possible just isn't effective enough in the fight against acne and little boost is needed.  We never advocate for the use of the heavily marketed products that can be purchased over the counter as they contain heavy amounts of chemicals and synthetic that actually contribute to the problem.  If you recall one of the reasons people get acne is because of unbalanced hormones.  Using hormone disrupting products to treat your acne prone skin can actually make things worse.  What we would recommend is for you to use a natural product that is gentle on your skin and doesn't mess with your hormones.  

Cedarwood Essential Oil for AcneCEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL FOR ACNE

Cedarwood has a long history of use as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.  Cedarwood essential oil can alo help to treat and protect your skin against unsightly acne.  It prevents clogging of the pores of your skin and protects it from intrusion by harmful particles and bacteria.  

German Chamomile Essential Oil for AcneGERMAN CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL FOR ACNE

German Chamomile can help to calm inflamed skin conditions including acne, rashes, stings and burns.  It is the oil you would turn to if you wanted to treat specific conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.  

Helichrysum Essential Oil for AcneHELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL FOR ACNE

Helichrysum is a plant that is apart of the sunflower family which has historically been used for skin.  When made into an essential oil it is know by other names including 'everlasting' and 'immortelle'.  


Patchouli oil has long been used in traditional Asian medicine, especially in Malaysia, China, and Japan.  It is used to treat skin and hair problems, such as dermatitis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, dandruff, and oily scalp.


Thyme essential oil is as absolute juggernaut when it comes to killing acne bacteria.  It has been shown to have a greater effect on bacteria known to cause cancer compared to plain alcohol.4

Remember, be your own best advocate when it comes to the products you use in your home. is a great resource that we like to use.
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 Young Living Canada Natural Health Product Feature: German Chamomile

Young Living Canada Natural Health Product Feature: German Chamomile

Young Living Canada Natural Health Product Feature: German Chamomile

This essential oil from Young Living is the essential oil of Tonia's dreams! A gorgeous scent, this thick blue essential oil requires only a single drop in your diffuser, only a drop or two in your epsom salt bath and only a drop or two in your sugar scrubs or body salves! It has a soothing and heavenly scent that we just can't get enough of and we're so grateful to have this Young Living essential oil not only available in the Canadian Market but also Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health Product or NHP. 

Young Living Canada's German Chamomile Essential Oil

In Aromatherapy, German Chamomile can be used:

  • For symptomatic relief of acne and boils
  • To relieve minor skin irritations, cuts, bruises and burns
  • As a nervine and calmative
  • To help relieve joint and muscle pain associated with sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis 
  • To help relieve headaches
  • As a carminative and antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort
What an incredibly important list of reasons to stock your shelves with this 5ml bottle, I mean, can you believe those approved claims? The calming aroma is enough to make your sigh and your shoulders slouch with comfort and joy! We have made soothing sugar scrubs that just smell so sweet and soft and a lip balm that is divine. It's a good thing we ordered two bottles as soon as we had German Chamomile available in Canada because we just love it that much!

German Chamomile from Young Living is just as potent as their others and so remember that a little bit goes a long way! 85 drops in each 5ml bottle means you can soothe plenty of stressful days and tummy upsets for $46.00 with a FREE wholesale membership from Young Living! Find out more about our sugar scrub,  salves and lip balms we made by clicking the links.

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