This is weird for me! I am telling you about my essential oil journey and have landed at the last place on essential oil earth I thought I would land.
You see, I just joined Young Living as a wholesale customer, with the option to build a team to share with others.
Typing those words are shocking to me.
Well, for two big reasons.
Reason #1: I had a disdain for network marketing businesses for many years.
I was deeply burned and disappointed with my first journey in network marketing for another direct sales company. I was excited and gung-ho based on false promises and rewards. This experience contributed to about $10,000 of debt mostly in regards to the “required to be successful” purchase of inventory. This $10,ooo was a growing part of the $108,000 of our total debt. The purpose of my joining this business in the first place was to help get me and my husband out of the debt we were in. The exact opposite was the case. I instead “bought” my way up the ladder to get there as fast as possible to make big time $$$$. That did not happen.
As I look back, I know many of the things I did wrong. I didn’t grow organically. It was fabricated. I “bought” my way up the ladder. I was more concerned with making money than I was selling a good product to customers in need. Could I have climbed up the ladder? Yes, it would have been slower, it would have been lower paychecks, but they would have been real paychecks. Not paychecks paying me back for some of my expenses. Not paychecks to put a slight dent in the debt. If it was $100, it would have been $100 in the bank. But instead, it was $1,000 to pay off a part of my credit card that I had used specifically for this business with $0 in the bank. See the difference?
Since then, I have watched many other fail at network marketing or direct sales for much of the same reasons. I have also watched others truly succeed by having a passion for the product and the people they were helping and having slow, gradual, organic, real growth and paychecks.
Reason #2: In my vast experience with oils I thought most brands’ quality were the same
I have used essential oils for over 12 years. I have used brands of many types and I didn’t see real differences in most of them. I was introduced to another brand and became a loyal customer. I was a loyal customer for about three years. I still presented many brands on our site when I shared recipes.
Then one day, a friend had an excess of Young Living oils. She gave me three roller balls of blends that she had. I opened them and compared them to the equivalent of the other brand. I went in with a negative mindset because I didn’t want them to be better or the best. I smelled and used them.
I was shocked.
I let my husband use them. He was shocked.
We both commented that, “We hate to say it, but I think Young Living is a superior brand” based on the effectiveness and the more true smell. I denied it because I don’t like network marketing companies. I didn’t want to support it based on my previous experiences with similar companies. But, I used those Young Living oils faithfully from that point forward and didn’t tell anyone (except my husband) which brand I preferred.
I continued to be a “loyal customer” of this other company’s oils…but I wasn’t using them.
That was a wake up call. I stopped buying oils for a couple of years and decided I needed to use the oils I had and look at other options, but certainly not support any mom trying to make a little extra $$ through a direct sales company – that was NOT going to happen
As time went on, I had many, many friends and even family that were joining Young Living. None of them ever pressured me, but they told me about their oils.
I shut my ears to what they were saying and tried to rebuttal everything they said, whether just in my mind or occasionally actually verbalizing it to them. I did not want to indicate for one second that I thought it was a superior product because I would be “roped in” and “duped out of thousands” to sell them too.
At this point, although I had personally experienced the difference in effectiveness with the Young Living oils, I hadn’t ever listened to any of my friends to fully understand why they were better.
Then, I started to see so many amazing results with Thieves oil and cleaning around the home. The biggest was when a good friend that I highly respect posted a before/after picture of cleaning her oven with Thieves. I was completely amazed. I had seen one post after another showing cleaning and other results from using Thieves, but it was this oven cleaning post that really sealed the deal for me.
Up to this point, you haven’t seen a homemade oven cleaner on our site because I have been trying and trying for years to make one. I am the homemade cleaners queen (each with essential oils), but I couldn’t crack the code. I HATED the thought of how harsh and awful commercial oven cleaners were, especially on an appliance that my food was being heated in and potential leaching hazards. So, I had a super dirty oven! But at least I wasn’t using chemicals.
Once I saw her results, I knew I couldn’t avoid it any longer if I really wanted the best natural solutions for my family. I told this friend the above story you just read.
Then I asked her to tell me about why Young Living seems to be more effective from my personal experiences (with me probably trying nearly every brand available up to that point over 12 years) and from what I was seeing from others’ experiences.
She taught a little class for me.
It actually started to make sense.
I had to throw away my one bad experience from another direct sales/network marketing company with an unrelated product to this. I know my attitude and my heart was originally all about the money, especially as I was in a place in my life where that was what was important. I did it wrong. And the results were terrible. But I cannot fairly make this blanket statement for all representatives in that company and I certainly could not do the same for Young Living as a company and for the Young Living reps.
The women I know who are a part of Young Living are kind, gracious, patient, successful and trying to earn a little extra for their families as stay-at-home or those who desire to be stay-at-home moms. If I really liked the product, it occurred to me that it was so unfair of me to come in with my prejudices and refuse to give them my business while buying less superior products, whose profits were just going into big corporate pockets (I also bought my oils off Amazon frequently) instead of those stay-at-home moms. What silliness.
So, I bit the bullet after hearing why my personal use and the personal use of others I witnessed was so effective that I signed up to be a customer. I have been a customer since November – so for five months at the time of writing this. When I joined, I bought a starter kit and also purchased the Thieves Essential Rewards kit, both the starter kit and the Thieves kit were a new customer dramatic discounted offer. I wanted that Thieves kit and wanted it for the best price! Because I joined with a starter kit, I also receive 24% off all future orders and because I ordered an Essential Rewards order, I ALSO earn 20% back in YL cash to use on my orders. So if I spend $50, I get $10 back to spend on a future order.
I have decided that my personal experience is too great to not share. While I am sharing, I might as well be building a true, organic business in the process as that would be unfair of me to rob my own family of this opportunity that I am already talking about.
That’s my story and I am sticking to it!
At least that is the beginning of my Young Living story. I hope and pray that the rest will be one where I can be gracious, helpful, honest and teaching others how to use these oils effectively and cost effectively too.
This is the part where I am now going to apologize to you.
I have been saying for all of these years on our site that the quality of the oils does not really matter in cleaning products and diffusing.
I have only said it matters for personal care and that I thought there were several brands that would be sufficient for personal care and internal use.
I was wrong. I have personally been injured by “high quality” oils that I thought were safe for personal topical use as well as internal use. To my defense, these companies made these claims that they were safe for this purpose; I still experienced rashes and topical burning, and yes, even when diluting 2-3 times more than the recommended dilution for the record. When I tried Young Living with the same purpose, I did not experience these same issues. I had actually stopped all topical and internal use for well over a year before attempting to try again with Young Living. I am still cautious and I still dilute, but I had even diluted another “qualifying” brand 5 times more than they recommended and still broke out in a severe rash that did not go away for two weeks. That has not happened in 5 months of use of Young Living.
So why was my first use of them so memorable and why can I use them topically and internally for the first time with no reactions?
First, I am trying to understand why exactly. It’s a science for sure. But one thing I learned that is in the definite benefit and perhaps the real reason why is the 5 Step Seed to Seal process.
What this means is that Young Living starts with the seeds – not with the organic farming. I think this is important to understand because the seeds you use are the basis of a pure oil.
Then of course the strict oversight of the farming of their plants for the oils by Young Living, including having owned the land and property to be able to actually have that strict oversight. The beginning to end process of testing and strict oversight must make the difference in the actual quality of the oils. You can read more about the Seed to Seal program HERE.
All I know is that after 12 years, I have been “secretly” using Young Living oils because they actually were effective. I was buying them retail though when I could because I didn’t want to “commit” to being a customer.
How can I get Young Living Essential Oils
for the BEST prices
You can purchase them retail. But you will quickly find that the same amount of money will get you much further than you probably thought. That was the case for me and everyone else has the same opportunity.
You will want to start with a kit. A kit automatically comes with a wholesale membership, which gives you 24% off of retail prices for life. In addition, the kit costs $160 and gives you over $388 worth of oils, a diffuser and some freebies!
Here’s what’s included in the $160 kit:
- Dewdrop or Home Diffuser
- 11 (5ml each) Premium Essential Oils Collection:
- Stress Away 5-ml
- Lavender 5-ml
- Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
- Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
- Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
- Frankincense 5-ml
- Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
- Purification® 5-ml
- R.C.™ 5-ml
- DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
- PanAway® 5-ml
- Stress Away™ 5-ml
- AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
- 10 Sample Packets
- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
- 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
- Product Guide and Product Price List
- Essential Oil Magazine
- Essential Edge
- Member Resources
Freebies included this month:
- Educational materials with each $160+ kit
- $10 Amazon Gift Card to use for whatever, including fun accessories with each $160+ kit
- Plus these bonus products at different order levels:
Finally, one of the best options you should consider for the best deals and prices is the Essential Rewards orders. You will note above that many of the freebies are exclusive to Essential Rewards members. So even if you met requirement in points order, you will not get some of the freebies unless you are an Essential Rewards member. You can add anything you like to create an essential rewards order of 50 PV or more per month with products at 24% off. But an even better deal is to start with a kit where you will ket greater than 24% off.
I HIGHLY recommend the Thieves Kit as the Essential Rewards kit, but you can choose any of these:
The Thieves Kit is $115 and is $208.58 worth of Thieves products!
As a new customer, this is your opportunity to get greater than 24% off! This kit ends up being off!
Plus, don’t forget the other fabulous rewards including 10%, 20% and 25% back in Young Living rewards to use towards your future purchases!
To get the new customer starter kit valued at $388 for only $160 and to get the $202.58 Thieves Essential Rewards Kit (or other kit) for only $115 :
1. Head to the link here: http://bit.ly/2gHNCBo
2. Make sure the Wholesale Member box is checked to be able to view the starter kits (and save 24% on future orders). In order to receive the other freebies outside of the kit, you need to use 10694934 in both the enroller and sponsor boxes for the all of the freebies. This will also give you access to incredible support, resources and ability to ask questions, etc. Plus the other freebies worth $25.
3. Choose the Premium Starter Kit with the Home Diffuser or the Dewdrop Diffuser (there are a couple of other kits as well with more expensive diffusers that will raise the price. You can get those and still get all of the freebies, but just pay a little more. I just did the home diffuser.)
4. If you want to get on Essential Rewards, I would recommend the Thieves kit (or one of the others too if that is more appealing). Add that Essential Rewards kit to your order.
5. Add anything else with your 24% off!
6. Checkout! It’s simple!
Let me know if you have questions, want to join our private Facebook Group where we discuss all things essential oil related, and/or you would like to join my young, successful team in building a business too. Any and all of those are available to you!
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Simply add any of these item numbers to your order and you will save another 15%!
Here’s my commitment to you
I am a frugal minded, thrifty living kind of gal. I understand the value of essential oils. I also know that in the end, they are a great investment a worth every penny. They are a frugal replacement to many counterparts in the store and they last FOREVER. But, they are an investment nonetheless. They do require more money upfront.
My commitment to you is to show you how you can use the essential oils as frugally as possible from cleaning, personal care, and health support. I have tons of recipes for all of these things, many of which I have shared here, many I am in the process of sharing. All of these recipes are pennies on the dollar and they contain essential oils for support boosting essentials.
Before we fully dive into frugal essential oil use, I did want to point out that the cost per drop of essential oils to give you an idea of how frugal they really are!
A 15ml bottle will contain approximately 300 drops of oil. A 5ml bottle will contain approximately 100 drops of oil. Most uses will use 1-3 drops of oil, so each bottle will last you a long time!
Here’s an example of how much a drop of oil costs in a few of the single oils and oil blends:
And now that you have that Thieves kit, check out these charts showing you the pennies-on-the-dollar value of just the cleaner:
I want to share with you how I am using my oils at home to stretch and use them for as long as possible. Follow my journey and I will help you be a frugal oil user!
That’s my commitment to you!
With much love and care in your frugal essential oil journey – Cassie!