I signed up for Young Living just a months ago, but I have been researching essential oils for some time now. YL has been such a game changer and I have loved every minute of it.
Why did I join, you might ask?
Young Living vows to provide a safe, holistic product providing major health benefits to their people. It is a company that has been around since 1993 and has truly stood the test of time.
Living a healthy lifestyle has always been important to me, but it’s not until I sat down and start going through all the products in our home and their ingredients that I realized how important it is to have clean, safe products in our home. The products that you are constantly using to clean your floors, your table, the kids toys, etc. are all the things I would think about and then say.
Why essential oils?
I wanted a natural way to support our immune system, a natural way to relief pain and aches, like when we have a headache or feel sluggish. I wanted a healthy gut and an energized body. I wanted a natural way for our family to stay healthy and I saw it all in the essential oils.
As we are quickly approaching cold and flu season, it can be hard to find products that do the job adequately but aren’t full of addictives and extra gunk.
My husband will get a headache and reach for his over the counter medicine without a second thought. I’m not that all medicines are bad and some are very much needed (don’t get me wrong on that), but we don’t always realize how many other ingredients go into our bodies that we’re not aware of! I know friends with kids who want safer ingredients for when they get a runny nose, start to cough, feel congested, aren’t able to sleep due to air quality in our home, and so many other things are why I wanted to incorporate essential oils into our lives.
Why did I pick Young Living?
I picked Young Living because I support their mission as a company, their transparency to the community and for their promise of seed to seal guarantee. Their oils are pure (seed to seal) and not altered like so many others you find in stores. I told myself that if I am going to give essential oils a try, they have to be pure and it has to be natural. I pride myself in my choices, and I am happy to share everything with you as well but I always urge everyone to do their own research too. My friend, Katie, was the one that gave me the push that I needed in terms of diving in head first. She held a class to really introduce the oils and allow us to see them in their //.
What Young Living Essential Oils kit did I get?
I got the Premium Starter Kit (PSK) with the Desert Mist diffuser. Since then, I have added a plethora of other essential oils to my collection that smell amazing and provide a safe environment with many medical benefits. YL also offers the Thieves cleaning line, a KidsScent line, CBD items and so many other beauty products, including makeup!
You get twelve essential oils and a diffuser to start with if you go with the PSK (Premium Starter Kit), which is over $265 in value that you get for $125. You can’t get much better than that!
You will receive a:
- Dewdrop Diffuser w/ a power adapter
- Lavender 5-ml
- Peppermint 5-ml
- Lemon 5-ml
- Cedarwood 5-ml
- AromaEase 5-ml
- Thieves 5-ml
- Valor 5-ml
- R.C. 5-ml
- Citrus Fresh 5-ml
- PanAway 5-ml
- Purification 5-ml
- Deep Relief 5-ml
- Thieves Hand Sanitizer
- 2 AromaGlide Roller Fitments
- 2 Ningxia Sachets
- Essential Oils at a Glance brochure
- Product Guide
- Essential Oils Magazine
You can read about each of these oils and how to use them through this Young Living guide as well. I plan on sharing how we use them at home. My friend, Katie, also gave me a pocket guide for lots of diffuser blends and references for uses on the go, which has been so resourceful!
Young Living also has a Thieves line, which is among the best cleaner in the game. I have been using mine for a little over a week now and it has become my go-to cleaner. I have only been using it for a little while but cannot tell you enough good things about it. I cannot believe that one bottle can clean just about everything so well — glass, tables, countertops, etc.
Infused with Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine essential oils, NingXia Red® is a delicious daily supplement that includes juices and extracts from superfruits such as aronia, plum, blueberry, pomegranate, and best of all — exotic Ningxia wolfberries.
This powerful little berry gets its name from the Ningxia region of China, where Young Living Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young first learned of its unparalleled nutritional profile. There it’s known by locals as the wolfberry. In the West, however, many know it as the goji berry.
This delicious supplement packs a big punch, offering benefits that include support for normal eye health, cellular function, and energy levels. I have made popsicles, cocktails (yes, you read that right) and smoothies all with my Ningxia Red! It tastes amazing and you will reap the benefits.
Young Living Essential Rewards
I also signed up for the Essential Rewards, which isn’t a must, but is worth it in the long run if you plan to invest in new oils and products every month. You get 10-25% credit back on your purchases to use towards a future purchase. It’s something you can cancel anytime, but is a no-brainer in my book. ☺️
Become a Wholesale Member
Essential oils are more expensive than over the counter, but keep in mind that you pay for what you get. Everything that’s natural and organic is more expensive and that’s just how it is. You can also become a wholesale member to save a lot of money, which I highly recommend.
By signing up as a wholesale member, you get 24% off retailer prices. Do yourself a favor and save yourself some money.
You can enroll with me! Make sure the member number 24184286 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields.
All in all, I am pleased in giving essential oils a try and incorporating them into my every day life. The reason I didn’t try them before is because I felt overwhelmed with so many oils! The starter kit gives you the most popular oils and you cannot go wrong with those twelve. I pin diffuser blends and roller blends to my oily board on Pinterest to keep up with what I want to try.
Are you and your family already using essential oils? I would love to hear some of your favorite blends or diffuser recipes!
Are you interested in essential oils? Please feel free to let me know and I can ask any other questions you might have!
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