WHY YOUNG LIVING
Okay guys, listen up.
We are so crazy passionate about Young Living here, and I'm gonna break it down for ya.
The vast majority of essential oils on the market today are only suitable for cosmetics and perfumes. The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is their unmatched commitment to producing a pure, unadulterated oil. Young Living’s devotion to creating a highly therapeutic product means they’ve invested in their own farms, care for and nurture their own plants, trees, and shrubs, and finally distill, test, and bottle the oils that arrive on your doorstep.
We've seen this first hand at their Mona, Utah and St. Maries, Idaho farms. Next year we will visit both the Ecuador farm and the Black Spruce farm in Canada! Anyone can go visit a YL farm!
DO IT. It will blow your mind.
If at any point in the production process something doesn’t meet their standards, they get rid of it and start again. Because of this, our favorite oils sometimes go out of stock… and we are happy about it! Because we love getting our oils from a company that doesn’t crank them out quickly in a lab to make a buck, but waits on the plants to grow (no synthetics) and until the batch is perfect.
They accept nothing less.
No other company owns farms or distilleries. Repeat. NONE.
Let me give you an example of how important it is for a company to know the right time of day to harvest the plant and exactly how long to distill the plant to produce the chemical compounds the plant contains that is therapeutic to our bodies.
HERE'S AN EXAMPLE!
CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL: which has 280 known chemical constituents.
If it is distilled for 20 hours you only get 20 properties.
If distilled for 26 hours you get NONE of the properties.
Most market cypress is distilled for 3.5 hours.
The correct length of time for distilling cypress is 24 hours to get the full 280 properties.
If you want Cypress to do the job it is intended to do, you MUST get ALL 280 constituents, no more, no less. Most people do not realize essential oils have chemical properties in them and in order to get the full benefit out of that particular oil it has to be grown, harvested, and distilled the correct way or the oil contains no benefit to us.
This is called Young Living’s Seed to Seal® process. And it is unmatched. Every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled.
Check out this website for more information on the Seed to Seal® guarantee:
But Young Living is more expensive, right? You’re right, often times it is and “you get what you pay for” has never been more true. Young Living is more expensive than other brands and oils you can find at Whole Foods or on Amazon because of its therapeutic grade. An ever-growing number of marketers have jumped on the essential oils bandwagon looking for an easy way to make a lot of money. Most of these oils are cheap imitations, purchased wholesale in large quantities, diluted with synthetic additives, and rebottled before being sold to you.
That’s not okay for us. We want the best for our families and we don’t want to “save money” short-term only to spend more long-term because we used something that didn’t do what it was supposed to or even harmed us.
Some of the other companies may claim that their oils are organic. Unfortunately, the term “organic” is not regulated by the FDA in regards to essential oils. They do not certify or grade essential oils so any oil you see making those claims is simply using the word. They did not have to do anything to earn it.
If you cannot walk onto your oil company's farms and watch them distill their oils at their very own distilleries, then don't use it. There’s a reason Young Living has been the world leader in essential oils for 22 years!
WELCOME TO A PAGE ALL ABOUT YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS!
I've started talking about how I personally use oils every day in our household and with questions pouring in, I figured compiling it all to one page would be best to gain resources and knowledge if you're wanting to learn about them or how to start your journey to wellness.
I was introduced to oils after the birth of my son and about a year into my sober journey. I was completely skeptical about how oils would support my anxiety, depression and recovery, but I welcomed any and all tools. I bought a starter kit and the rest is history! The Seed to Seal guarantee was important to me. I know which plant, flower, and tree each oil comes from. These don’t just smell amazing, but the wellness benefits are like no other. I immediately noticed improved emotional support, mental clarity, sleep support, pain relief, and allergy support. I never imagined these products would support my postpartum and sobriety journey, but it has. My children are sleeping better, they haven’t been sick, and they have been more focused during school. My husband takes the supplements, takes his oils to the gym, and keeps his allergy roller in his car. Our entire household benefits from the non-toxic products and were saving money by participating the the essential rewards program and ditch & switch. Come oil with us!
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
You’ve probably heard your friend or your neighbor talking about essential oils. Maybe you read in a magazine that so-and-so celebrity uses oils. They probably have been popping up in your Instagram. They’re kind of everywhere. So, what exactly ARE they?
Essential oils are just that - oils.
They’re the life blood of a plant, and when these plants are grown in the right conditions, harvested at the correct time, and distilled with the utmost care (you can read more about Young Living's Seed to Seal process here) they can aid in keeping our bodies healthy, well, and happy - which is how our bodies were intended to be. Essential oils are composed of teeny molecules. These molecules so small that they can pass through our tissues and directly into our cells. Our systems are super effective and can transport these molecules all over our bodies within a matter of minutes.
Not all essential oils are created equal!
Not all oils are safe to use in the ways Young Living essential oils are. Those oils you saw at the health store or co-op cannot be ingested the way Young Living oils can. One thing that is mind blowing is how easy it is for other essential oil brands to have misleading “100% pure” labels - yet contain synthetic oils and additives. Pretty crazy! Young Living is the ONLY company that grows it’s own plants from start to finish, and owns their own farms, with the strictest standards around.
Three methods of use are topically, aromatically, and internally.
Young Living Essential Oils can be applied directly to the skin - always remembering to check your labels for dilution instructions. Some oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil (coconut oil, grape-seed oil, organic olive oil, V6 oil, etc.) while others can be applied directly on the skin with no dilution (referred to as “neat.”) Using oils on your feet is a quick and efficient way to get oils into your system. You can also wear essential oils as perfume and to lift your mood.
Oils can also be inhaled directly from the bottle, or by using a diffuser. This is actually the quickest way for your body to use the oils. And your house will smell amazing.
Lastly, because of Young Living’s therapeutic grade of oils, there are many oils that can be taken internally as a dietary supplement. You can add oils to your water, or even into a capsule. The Vitality line is clearly labeled for this use.
Statements regarding Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products in this event are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your health care provider before using these products.
ESSENTIAL OILS STARTER KIT
I'm currently enrolled as a member with Young Living meaning I am able to purchase oils at a 24% discount. The whole point for me signing up with Young Living was to be able to enjoy that discount knowing I'd be using the oils in place of so many household items I am currently buying. Soap, cold medicine, household cleaner, laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, body lotion, makeup... EVERYTHING!
If you're looking to start your journey to wellness, ORDER HERE and ensure 11542245 is showing in both the Enroller and Sponsor ID fields. Make sure you're signing up as a member; this will allow you to enjoy 24% off all purchases on your oils.
To begin, you'll choose Premium Starter Kit along with the diffuser of your choice. I have the Aria because it's beautiful and much cheaper when pairing it with the Premium Starter Kit but I also have the Home and Desert Mist design diffusers and love them! If you choose either of those options when signing up, you're spending roughly $160 + tax and shipping to get started with product that retails over $340!
WHAT'S IN THE PREMIUM STARTER KIT?
PSK will include 11 bottles of oils: Lavender 5-ml, Peppermint Vitality 5-ml, Lemon Vitality 5-ml, Copaiba Vitality 5-ml, Frankincense 5-ml, Thieves Vitality 5-ml, Citrus Fresh 5-ml, Raven 5-ml, DiGize Vitality 5-ml, PanAway 5-ml and Stress Away 5-ml.
It also comes with a diffuser, which again, to get started the Dewdrop design will be a great fit but if you want to invest a bit more, the Aria is my pick.
You'll also receive a roller fitment which I like to use on Stress Away and throw in my purse to have with me all the time, Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz sample, 10 "Love It? Share it!" sample business cards, 10 "Love it? Share It!" sample oil bottles which are great for gifting, 2 Ningxia Red 2-oz. samples, Young Living Product Guide and Product Price List, Essential Oil Magazine and Member Resources.
In addition to what Young Living includes, you'll be investing into a community and team of other people on their journey through wellness. I'll connect with you via email welcoming you to Essential Oils and send over some information I think is vital to utilize your oils. You'll be invited to our team's private Facebook groups that include knowledge, resources, classes to learn more about oils and the best support and encouragement from everyone there!
I also love sending snail mail to my team with some ways to use your kit, options for swapping out chemical-filled products for Young Living, a few of my favorite blends you can make, and a roller blend to welcome you to the community! All things I've found really helpful to jump start your usage so your kit never goes unused, collecting dust.
If I'm signing up as a wholesale distributor, do I have to sell oils?
Absolutely not! Signing up as a wholesale distributor is simply to enjoy the 24% discount - you're not required to sell anything. You order your Premium Starter Kit, order additional oils and product as you run out or want to try them, no strings attached!
What makes Young Living superior to other oil companies or what's sold at health food/grocery stores?
The one thing that caught my eye and pushed me to get started with Young Living was their Seed to Seal Promise. From the moment they plant the seed to when the bottle is sealed, the oils aren't compromised or manipulated. What you're buying elsewhere could be marketing 100% pure when in fact companies are only required to put 5% of the actual essential oil to be labeled that way. Nope. Nope. And nope.
Another reason I love Young Living is the community I knew I was investing in. I am a person who needs accountability and speaking to the team above me gave me perspective knowing I'd have people making sure I'd use my oils, making the lifestyle change I was desiring.
If it's a membership, what's the monthly cost after I purchase the Premium Starter Kit?
There isn't one! All that is required to obtain the 24% discount on your oils is to purchase at least $50 during a 12 month calendar year. That's it! There really is no catch to that and it's as simple as buying Thieves and Lavender. Two oils I use daily and I recommend all households to have. Combating sickness and keeping you grounded? Check and check!