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ChopSaver chapped-lip solution ‘not just for musicians’

BY Michael Johnsen

ChopSaver Lip Care earlier this week posted its latest social media ad touting its lip balm (“the one the pros use”) for helping to soothe chapped lips.

“While ChopSaver was originally created for musicians, a formula this effective should be enjoyed by anyone,” Dan Gosling, CEO Good for the Goose Products, said. “Here is [a] video that explains the history of ChopSaver and why everyone should use it – in just 30 seconds. It might not be as funny as the now famous ‘Flying Instruments’ video on our homepage, but we think it’s pretty effective. We encourage you all to share this, especially with your non-musician friends.”

That first video captured almost 600,000 views. Gosling, a professional trumpet player turned lip balm entrepreneur, created ChopSaver in his kitchen in 2004 using arnica, a sunflower extract and natural anti-inflammatory known for reducing bruising and swelling.

The company also has heart. In December, ChopSaver sent some 7,000 samples to firefighters in Southern California who had been battling fires in that region.

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Young Living Essential Oils promotes COO

BY Michael Johnsen

Young Living Essential Oils on Friday named Jared Turner president and COO. He has been a driving force in growing Young Living to a billion-dollar business by increasing revenue by over 800% over the last five years, the company stated. He will continue to work closely with the company’s founder and dhairman Gary Young and CEO Mary Young to fulfill their vision of providing Young Living’s pure essential oils to every home in the world.

Turner explains the Young Living proposition in the video above. He has aving as the company’s COO for the past two years and has been instrumental in evolving Young Living into a billion-dollar global enterprise with more than four million customers, 3,000 employees and 16 corporate and partner farms worldwide.

“I demand perfection because our members deserve the best, and Jared is the trusted leader who has ridden the river beside me through the ups and downs of this essential oils journey,” Gary Young said. “He has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams. He shares my love of people, natural health, adventure, and nature. Jared has proven himself and will carry my vision forward.”

“Jared’s purpose-driven mindset is a perfect asset to guide our company forward,” Mary Young said. “Under his guidance, Young Living is well-positioned to follow the path that Gary and I envisioned 24 years ago, when we started the company.”

“This is the honor of a lifetime, and I don’t take it lightly,” Turner said. “Gary and Mary set a path for Young Living where people are first and foremost, the quality of essential oils is paramount, and creating a connection to nature is imperative. Young Living will never deviate from that path under my leadership as we continue to share the gift of essential oils with millions of people.”

Turner joined Young Living in 2012 as associate general counsel over international with a strong background in international business and law. Prior to serving as the COO, Turner was Young Living’s chief sales and marketing officer, where he was responsible for strategically identifying and executing the company’s global vision for growth, overseeing 20 markets and managing 1,000-plus global sales and marketing employees.

Prior to joining Young Living, Turner was an international business attorney at Kirton McConkie, a large law firm in Utah, where he advised multinational companies and nonprofits on expanding their businesses internationally.

Turner holds a master’s degree in international relations from Syracuse University, a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, and bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and political science from the University of Utah.

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Santevia, National Vitamin Company Win DSN/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Awards

BY DSN STAFF

Santevia Water Systems won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Award for its Santevia Power Stick portable water filtration technology during ECRM’s recent Vitamin, Weight Management & Sports Nutrition EPPS. National Vitamin Company was a finalist with its Veterans Multi Vitamin Pack.

The two companies were selected from dozens of entries in the award program, samples of which were displayed in the ECRM hospitality area during the EPPS meetings. Buyers cast their votes based on product innovation and packaging.

Founded in 2007 by Yvonne and David Anderson, British Columbia, Canada-based Santevia Water Systems’ line of filtration products are designed to improve the health benefits of water.

Its Santevia Power Stick portable water filtration system is designed for healthy water on the go, with the company touting its ability to reduce chlorine by 99.9%. It also adjusts water’s pH to mildly alkaline by reintroducing minerals that promote ionization and oxygenation, which helps the body maintain its active equilibrium, according to the company. It can be added to any water bottle, then shaken for 30 seconds. Each power stick makes 300 bottles of clean, mineralized, alkaline water. Using the product also prevents thousands of single-use plastic water bottles from entering the landfill each year.

Family-owned and operated, Casa Grande, Ariz.-based National Vitamin Company manufactures more than 600 general and custom products under such various brands as Nature’s Blend, as well as various private-label programs.

The company originally developed the Veterans Multi Vitamin Pack as a cause promotion to give back to events sponsored by the Veterans Administration and has since expanded its reach into sponsorships of veterans in such additional events as the Paralympic Games. Veterans featured in its vitamin packs are participants in VA National Rehabilitation Games or sports clinics.

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