July 3

On the Alcon Highway….off to Fort Nelson, BC.  We are excited to meet with the Young Living farm Manager, Kevin.  This is where the Northern Black Spruce is grown, harvested and distilled. 

Fun Facts:

"Black Spruce oil was in great demand but in short supply, so Gary was determined to find land on which to build his own distillery so that Young Living would never have this problem again. After flying over millions of acres of northern Canada, he found the perfect farm with virgin soil, free from chemicals, and enveloped in the beauty of the Northern Lights. This farm has expanded to produce several oils that are key ingredients in many important Young Living products.”

Mary Young, Young Living Co-Founder and CEO

If you don't already use Northern Black Spruce.....here are some reasons I am suggesting you do!

Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil has been known to the Lakota Indians to strengthen their ability to communicate with the Great Spirit. Traditionally, it was believed to possess the frequency of prosperity. Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil is steam distilled from the needles of the tree at the Young Living Northern Lights Farm and Distillery in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Its woodsy aroma offers a grounding aromatic experience and supports the appearance of skin and hair, making it a great addition to your lotion or facial moisturizer.
July 4

So much fun today in Ft Nelson, BC. We had the pleasure of meeting with Kevin LeBreton, Farm Manager. He had Young Living ship 10+ pallets of NingXia Red and  a lot of Red Zinger to give to the firefighters in the area. Extremely generous. 

Wes, Young Living's Lab Tech, educated us on the process of steam distilling. Also on the art of testing small batches weekly to determine the optimal time to harvest.  This is an amazing, precise and complicated process to ensure we have the highest quality essential oils to support our bodies - mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Young Living has expanded their production to include, White Spruce, Lodge Pole Pine, SubAlpine Fir along with their Black Spruce.  They all smelled wonderful.  I have to say it was a very “heady” wonderful aroma in the building.

After that we went in to town and enjoyed splitting a Ruben along with quinoa salad at Amanda’s Northern Delights. It was excellent!

Then some grocery shopping (we like to eat! lol) and a trip to the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum. This covered much of the ALCAN HWY history, the equipment used, cars, telephones, washing buckets and so much more.

Tomorrow we head to Muncho Lake, Canada to boondock for 2 days......

                                                                                                                NingXia Red & Red Zinger
                                                                             Stainless Steel Containers where the essential oils are stored
 This is from 2017 when Douglas was in Fort Nelson helping with cutting the Black Spruce trees, distilling and    producing the essential oil.  Water and essential oils do not mix so the EO's rise to the top.


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