Introducing the One Voice essential oil blend

The Young Living Foundation’s newest blend is making a difference

This new blend will help us increase the fight to end exploitation.

Introducing the One Voice essential oil blend

The Young Living Foundation’s newest blend is making a difference

This new blend will help us increase the fight to end exploitation.

The Young Living Foundation’s newest essential oil blend, One Voice™, is the second in a series of Foundation blends by Young Living, and One Voice’s aroma is as inspiring as the story behind it.

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THE BLEND

One Voice was formulated with the Highest Potential™ and Clarity™ blends, along with Sacred Sandalwood, Sacred Frankincense, and Helichrysum. The woodsy aromas of Idaho Grand Fir and Idaho Blue Spruce bring a feeling of strength that is so grounding and supporting.


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THE STORY

The story behind One Voice’s label is as powerful as its aroma. The vibrant label was co-designed by Sreyleak*, a young survivor of exploitation. Sreyleak was born into bonded labor in rural Cambodia, and as soon as she was strong enough to carry her first brick, she was forced to work alongside her family in a hot, sweaty brick kiln. The older she got, the more strenuous the work became.

When Sreyleak was in her early teens, both of her parents passed away, leaving her and her brothers orphaned. And, as is typical with bonded labor, Sreyleak’s oldest brother inherited the insurmountable debt that her parents had with the kiln owner. The kiln owner’s predatory interest rates made it impossible to pay down the debt, and the siblings felt like they’d never be able to escape the kiln. So, when a kind man visited Sreyleak and her brothers at home one evening offering her employment in Phnom Penh, it seemed like a perfect opportunity.



The man explained he was looking for smart, strong girls to work at his restaurant in the capital city. He suggested that for a young girl like Sreyleak, a restaurant was a much nicer, cleaner, and better job offering higher pay than working at the kiln. He offered her brothers $150 for Sreyleak to go with him to the big city, which would be taken out of her first paycheck. The young and vulnerable siblings discussed the man’s offer and agreed to let Sreyleak go hoping it would get her out of the back-breaking kiln and generate more income for the family.

It wasn’t long before Sreyleak realized that her new workplace wasn’t a restaurant at all, but rather a disreputable bar and brothel, and she’d been lured from one form of exploitation into another. After 18 long months, police finally raided the bar and arrested the owner. Sreyleak and the other girls who were being trafficked were taken to a local Hope for Justice Lighthouse, a rehabilitation center sponsored by the Young Living Foundation.

THE LABEL

Over time, Sreyleak began to recover from her traumas, moving through her journey of healing, self-discover, and restoration. Social workers helped her get in contact with her brothers who were deeply saddened by what happened to their sister, but grateful to hear she was finally safe.

After a few months at the Lighthouse, staff encouraged Sreyleak to dream about her future—a new future free from exploitation and abuse. For the first time in her life, Sreyleak was given the opportunity to make a choice and to use her voice! She explained that she would love to train as a tailor. She wanted a nice, clean job where she could be her own boss and become independent.  

During an art therapy session, Sreyleak sketched what is now on the One Voice label. She said the drawing reminded her of a beautiful rainbow over the rice paddies in Cambodia, and celebrates the transformation and restorative process that each survivor goes through: from darkness into a life full of color, hope, and opportunity.



Sreyleak is now halfway through her 10-month tailoring program and loves learning new skills that empower her to use her voice, choose her future, and live independently. She’s so excited to graduate and start up her own small business. 

Sreyleak’s rescue, recovery, and healing in Cambodia was fueled by the generosity of our donors. And now, when you purchase the One Voice essential oil blend, you’ll be helping survivors just like Sreyleak because 35 percent of each sale supports the Foundation’s efforts to end exploitation.

*Name changed to protect survivor's identity.