Oils: How to Get Started

A few months ago two of my lovely friends were talking about essential oils. We got together and all made bath salts from their oils. I didn't think much of it but the seed was planted. I wanted to learn more and get some of these oils!
I have made a few posts on Facebook about Young Living Essential Oils. I thought it was time To write an overview on how oils can be used and what your options are to buy them.
First and foremost I want to say that I recommend Young Living Essential Oils over other brands and any that you can find at a health food store for several reasons. Young Living Essential Oils has established itself over the years as the premier manufacturer of the highest quality essential oils. Young Living is proud to set the standard for essential oil purity and authenticity by carefully monitoring the production of our oils through our unique Seed to Seal® process. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, we apply the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. This being said we only offer oils that are the highest quality. If the crop does not meet our standards, we simply do not carry those oils and try again.

You may be thinking, "That's all wonderful, but what are Essential Oils used for and how do I use them?" This link leads to a video to answers these questions. In my family we are exploring the use of oils instead of turning to our medicine cabinet. We put them on topically and diffuse them. I've even added drops of lavender to our girls bath water to help aid in calming them down at night.
Next step, how can I purchase the oils? There are several options for purchasing essential oils. You can purchase as a retail customer and buy just what you need, one item at a time.

However, there's another way. For those of us who love a bargain this is the best bet. You can choose to be a wholesale member. Think of this step as purchasing a membership to SAMs club or CostCo. This membership allows you to purchase any and all of your oils at a wholesale price for life. If you choose to sign up you will notice that your social security number is asked for. This is for tax purposes only. Should you choose to sell Young Living Essential Oils as a distributor and you make more than $600/year then you will receive a 1099 form for tax purposes. As a wholesale member you will pay wholesale pricing from here on out, 24% off. There is no monthly obligation. To maintain your ability to purchase oils at the wholesale pricing a purchase of $50 must be made, yearly, that's right, yearly!

Retail Customer:
  • Do not have to purchase a starter kit
  • Pay full retail
Wholesale Customer:
  • Have to purchase a starter kit
  • 24% off retail for life
  • NO auto-ship/yearly fees
  • NO obligation to sell/promote, however if you choose to you have the opportunity to do so

There are several starter kits available through Young Living wholesale membership. The best value is the Premium Starter Kit. It comes with $329 worth of products for $150, that's over 50% off! The kit comes with everything you need to get started: 11, 5ml bottles of the most commonly used oils, a diffuser, a roller ball top, 10 popular oil samples and 2 Ningxia Red samples. and samples/pamphlets explaining them all. 

The Basic Plus Kit is the same as the Premium Starter Kit, except for the Everyday Essential oils. The only actual bottle of oil you get aside from the samples is the Citrus Fresh. Most people get this one if they are wanting a diffuser and the wholesale pricing but do not care about the 10 everyday essential oils. This kit is $75.
The Basic Starter Kit is everything in the Basic Plus excluding the Diffuser. This kit is $40. This kit is most commonly purchased by those who are just looking for the 24% off life time retail pricing.

I personally have chosen to be a Young Living Essential Oil distributor. This is because I want to share the amazing transformation that oils are having on my family. However, I am not out to take your money. Please read this carefully: After you select your kit you may want to click the circle that says, "No thank you" to the essential rewards program. If you find that you are loving essential oils and want to sign up to get this monthly shipment then you can do that at a later time. There is a rewards program and by doing this monthly order you will earn free products. For me personally, I'm not ready to make that financial commitment at this time. As my wish list continues to grow it may be in my near future. However, I felt it was important to get my kit and begin using it before making that choice. You can add it at any time.
To anyone interested, please let me know if you have any other questions. I am still new to this and will be more than happy to find the answer to any questions you may have!

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