Curious about all the hoop-la you keep hearing about essential oils? Have some unanswered questions?
You’ve come to the right place!
When I first started hearing about essential oils I thought…is this just another natural living “fad,” or do they really work? I was so skeptical after so much false marketing for some of the other “natural” products I tried.
I wanted to believe the hype (they sounded amazing), but I was a little skeptical.
I figured the best way to find out if they work was to try them out! What could I lose?
Here are some of the questions I get asked on a regular basis.
- What are essential oils?
- How did you get started using essential oils?
- Why buy from Young Living?
- What is included in the Young Living Starter Kit? – VIDEO
- If I join as a wholesale member, do I have to sell?
- If I join as a wholesale member, do I have to buy a certain amount of oils each month?
- How do I buy Young Living Oils?
- Am I really going to use essential oils?
Okay, so what are essential oils?
Essential oils are basically plant medicine.
In fancy terms, they are concentrated liquid derived from plants containing aromatic and other beneficial compounds. And when I say concentrated, I mean concentrated! A little (even a teeny bit) goes a long way!!
A drop under the tongue, a drop in a glass water bottler, or even a drop rubbed on the bottom of your feet can have a huge impact on maintaining wellness.
These little oils pack a big punch!
How did you get started?
I had a friend who always talked about “amazing essential oils.” I though to myself, I might buy one and give it a try. So I went to a natural food store to buy one, but felt totally overwhelmed!
Hello, there were so many choices and I didn’t know anything about them or the brands. I realized I needed to do some homework. Luckily, I am slightly obsessed with Internet research, so I didn’t buy any that time, and instead went home and did some investigating!
Good thing, because what I discovered was not all essential oils are the same (not even close). There is a huge difference in quality between essential oil companies (and I mean HUGE).
What’s scary is that many essential oil companies “claim” to be 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. This is NOT the case. Unfortunately, essential oils are not regulated, and a company that only puts 5% pure essential oils in their products can still claim to be 100% Pure Thereputdic grade. Scary.
I’ll say it again. Quality makes a difference (especially when you think that you might want to ingest and apply these oils topically).
Why buy from Young Living?
What really struck me was the essential oil company, Young Living! It is a company that is passionate about oils and strives to be sure their oils are well taken care of from “seed to seal.” Click here to learn more about their Seed to Seal promise.
Holy smokes this company rocks when it comes to quality! I was totally blown away by their attention to detail and by their quality (above organic) and seed to seal process.
Basically, they own most of the farms themselves, they weed by hand, and they use their own oils for pest control (how cool is that)? By using Young Living, the plant’s “medicine” is preserved in every bottle. Their essential oils are 100% therapeutic grade, effective and safe.
Additionally, the Young Living community is SO helpful and educated me all about essential oils. I love being part of this awesome, oiler community.
Furthermore, as a Young Living customer, you automatically become a member of a big, oily community that will give you all the support and advice you need! It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have the help and reassurance of a generous and caring community of moms, experts, and lifelong users. We’re here to help each other and make sure we are well educated in essential oils.
Finally, Young Living has an amazing starter kit for a reasonable price!
It’s a great way to become familiar with a variety of the most popular essential oils. The starter kit (which has 11 oils plus other great goodies), helps newbies learn how multifaceted and diverse essential oils actually are, and the variety of ways you can begin to incorporate them into your everyday life.
What is included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit?
I started with the Premium Starter Kit and I am so thrilled! I got 11 of the most popular oils and got hooked immediately!
It was really fun to learn about and try so many different oils right from the beginning. The starter Kit comes with one of my FAVORITE oils, Frankincense which retails for a lot all on it’s own! So getting it in the starter kit was way worth it!
When you buy the starter kit you get to purchase at the wholesale rate (24% discount), have access to crazy cool benefits, and you can earn points and free products through Essential Rewards. It’s a sweet deal (and I’m a girl who always likes a deal)! It is also great because you don’t have to contact someone you know who sells oils to buy for you. You can just go online to the Young Living website and order yourself. Easy, cheaper, and convenient.
This kit retails for $300, but by signing up, you get it for only $160 (that’s almost a 50% discount)!
Check out this short video of me unpacking a Starter Kit…there is even a secret compartment!
The kit includes:
- 5 mL bottles (about 80 drops) of the following 10 essential oils:
- Lavender (promotes relaxation and healthy skin – “Swiss Army Knife of oils”),
- Peppermint (quick pick me up & supports healthy digestion),
- Lemon (good for cleaning & supports immune system),
- Frankincense (supports youthful skin & immune system),
- PanAway (for muscular aches),
- Digize (supports healthy digestion),
- Thieves (supports the immune system),
- Purification (air purifier & supports healthy skin),
- Copaiba (magnifying oil)
- RC (supports the respiratory system)
- A home diffuser (I love my diffuser and I want for every room in my house)!
- A bonus oil! 5 mL bottle of Stress Away® (this oils smells wonderful and it is one of my favorites to diffuse at night).
- Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll on instantly)
- 10 sample packets total of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves for travel or sharing with family and friends
- 2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples (an antioxidant supplement)
- 10 mini bottles and cards to share with friends and family.
- Wholesale pricing (24% off retail)
If you decide you would like to try and start using oils, I recommend the wholesale membership. The premium starter kit is great for newbies to get your feet wet with essential oils. You can explore a few and find which ones work well for you. And as an added bonus, you will get 24% off all the products you purchase in the future! Score!
If I join as a Wholesale Member, do I have to sell oils?
Here is the best part – you are under no obligation to sell these products. No pressure at all! There are no gimmicks or automatic charges to your credit card. You are NOT required to sell.
You do NOT have to sell.
You can just buy your own oils at a wholesale discount.
High quality oils, great price. Win. Win.
If I join as a Wholesale Member, do I have to purchase a certain amount of products each month?
You don’t have to meet a monthly quota or anything to stay involved. You are under no obligation to buy any more products, but if you want to, you will get a 24% discount.
However, if you want to continue to keep your membership active, they do require a total of $50 to be purchased each year. That is $50 worth of oils for the whole year.
The Young Living Wholesale Membership is just an easy way for you to buy your own high-quality oils and get them delivered to your door.
How do I buy Young Living Essential Oils?
There are two ways to buy Young Living Oils: Wholesale Member (24% off retail) or a Retail Member
Either way, when you sign up with Young Living as a member, you can purchase oils when you want to buy them. You don’t have to wait for me to place an order, you will create your own username and password so you can go in and purchase oils.
I love that you can buy oils on your own terms.
To purchase as a Wholesale Member (my recommendation):
You will first need to purchase an enrollment kit. There are a few to choose from, however, I highly recommend the Premium Starter Kit with the dewdrop diffuser (because it is the best value and you get some fantastic oils). I love this diffuser and (10 Everyday Oils + the bonus oil StressAway) is great for actually getting started right away!
Let’s do this!
Follow these 9 Quick Steps to help you get your wholesale membership:
Step 1: CLICK HERE to get started.
Step 2: Be sure to click, “Sign Up as: Young Living Wholesale Member” which allows you to purchase your Premium Kit
Remember you are not at all obligated to make any more purchases after this. The wholesale membership allows you to purchase the starter kit for an almost 50% discount.
Step 3: Fill out your name, shipping address, and contact info.
Step 4: Create your password and pin (be sure to remember this because you will need it to login and place orders). Additionally I recommend not using a bank pin number since you will use this number when calling to talk to Young Living Support.
Step 5: Select Individual. Enter your Social Security Number. (The reason you are asked for your SSN is for tax purposes; if you decide to enroll people and you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living never shares this info with anyone.)
Step 6: Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which starter kit you would like. My favorite and the most popular is the Premium Starter Kit with the Dew Drop Diffuser (this is also in my opinion the best deal). You must sign up with one of these kits to become a Wholesale Member.
Step 7: Optional: sign up for the frequent buyers’ club called Essential Rewards (ER). When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. Buying one of the ER kits is not a requirement to sign up as a Wholesale Member! At this point, you can skip this step by selecting “No, thank you. I plan on enrolling in the Essential Rewards Program later.”
Step 8: Agree to Terms & Conditions.
Step 9: CONFIRM YOUR ORDER. Careful not to miss this step because you will not fully check out until the order is confirmed. To confirm, the tool will log you in and it will show you your order again and it will make you enter in your payment information again.
Congratulations on starting your essential oil journey! Once you sign up, be on the look out for a welcome email soon. I’ll give you resources, access to a private Facebook Group and information about getting started.
Also, when you sign up with me, I am so happy to answer any of your Essential Oil questions, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll find out. Think of your enroller as your personal guide and helper.
To purchase as Retail Member:
Step 1: CLICK HERE
Step 2: Select “Retail Customer”
Step 3: Select your country and language. Make sure you see my Member ID (3268030) under sponsor and enroller).
Step 4: Fill in your membership information
Step 5: Fill in your Sign-in Information. Choose a username and password that you won’t forget! Also, choose a PIN that you will remember (I suggest 1234), because you will need to give this number to customer service if you ever need to contact them. Since you will give this number to others, I don’t recommend using a Bank PIN number. Click NEXT STEP.
Step 6: Now you are ready to select your oils and products, put them in your cart, fill in your billing information, and CONFIRM YOUR ORDER! This is an important step. You must confirm your purchase before you buy your oils. You are now a Retail Member!
Am I really going to use these essential oils?
Once you get started, it becomes a habit (almost and addiction). I would be in a Facebook group or on Pinterest nightly looking into ailments or the individual oils, learning all they could do. I still feel like I learn something new on a daily basis! If you need ideas or help getting started, you can always check out my blog post about the 25 Day Essential Oil Challenge. I give 25 suggestions for easy ways to get started with your Premium Starter Kit right away!
I’m not going to lie, it takes a little learning and education to be knowledgeable about effectively and safely using oils, but it doesn’t take long. Once you master the uses and benefits of one of the oils, you’ll quickly learn about another and then another. Soon you’ll go to your oils before anything else.
Hopefully you will find my website to be a helpful resource! Additionally, if you sign up with me I will give you individual support as well as enroll you in a private Facebook group that has TONS of helpful information!!!!
I use oils for everything from homemade beauty products, rubbed on my neck and temples, mixed into coconut oil drops in coffee, and diffused for aromatherapy. I seriously can’t remember the last time I took traditional medicine. Oils are so versatile!
One of my favorite ways to use oils is in my diffuser for instant aromatherapy. They make my house smell so nice and it makes me feel wonderful! Whether I diffuse lavender and Cedarwood at night to increase relaxation and promote restful sleep or lemon and peppermint in the morning for a fresh, quick pick-me-up, my diffuser is always running.
(Let me pause here to say that I am diffusing a combination of 2 drops peppermint oil, 2 drops Stress Away®, and 1 drop lemon oil right now for clarity and rejuvenation…and oh my goodness it smells and feels fabulous! I am so alert!)
Think of essential oils as a do it all! Easily create non-toxic cleaning supplies, support body systems, assist with concentration, and support restful sleep. Whenever I have an issue (head discomfort, soar throat, upset tummy, you name it), I’ll use an essential oil!
There is a lot of helpful information about using essential oils in the Young Living community and I would be happy to help you get started if you have any questions!
Essential Oils fit so seamlessly into my lifestyle I can’t believe I haven’t been using them for my entire life! I’m sure you will fall in love with oils, too!
The Essential Oil Stylist
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