HOW TO GET STARTED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS!
So you’re ready to dive in to this oily life…? You will seriously not regret it!
Not only are essential oils amazing for wellness… once you dive deeper in health (you realize it’s more than what you eat) you will start to notice just how many toxic, chemical filled products are likely in your home and that you have the option to switch to safe, convenient Young Living products instead. At least that was the realization I came to terms with! In this post, I will cover step-by-step how to get started, and also everything else you might want to know about joining this community!
There are SO many essential oil companies out there, but I personally choose & use Young Living’s oils and products. You can read why here.
So how do you get started?? With a starter kit, of course.
To get started with essential oils, the best (and most cost effective) thing to do is to purchase a premium starter kit. Inside you will receive 11 of Young Living’s most beloved oils, a diffuser, and lots of samples & info to get your started on this journey! This is the best way to dip your toes into the essential oil world. 🙂
– How to get your Premium Starter Kit –
Sign up to become a YL member. There are ZERO monthly fees, monthly minimums, or strings attached when you become a member. It’s basically like creating a login for any other site... except becoming a member gets you access to the starter kit (which is discounted by about 50%, btw!) and it also gives you 24% off all YL products, bonus! You can sign up here.
There is also an option to sign up as retail customer – as retail you unfortunately do not have access to the starter kit, and you also don’t get the 24% discount. Since there’s no strings attached with signing up to become a member, it’s kind of silly to go the retail route.
After signing up, it’s time to go get that Premium Starter Kit!! There are a few different options – most people go with the kit with the Desert Mist diffuser, which is $165 USD. You can upgrade to a kit with a more advanced diffuser, but these are a little more expensive. I personally went for the Desert Mist diffuser kit!
Now wait for your products to come in the mail! It’s usually quick- 2-3 days. But don’t worry, in the meantime I’ll be shooting you an email with info + tips to get you started. AND I will make sure to get you on the Facebook groups I am personally in that teach you ALL about how to actually use these pretty-looking-but-foreign-and-confusing oils. It’s basically like having your own little network of awesome, badass women who are SUPER knowledgeable when it comes to using these oils on yourself, on your kids, and in your home. Owning the oils is one thing…but being a part of the community & gaining knowledge about clean living is seriously PRICELESS!
– want to join young living? –
Ah! I’m loving my starter kit... How do I restock my oils & try new products?
Great question. The answer for that is all the amazingness that is the Essential Rewards program. Also known as your monthly wellness box. While being a YL member does not require any kind of monthly minimum and is not a subscription service, you do have the option to join ER- which is. If you’re going to continue to purchase Young Living oils & products, this is the way to go!!
Here’s why I signed up:
For each ER order you place you rack up loyalty points (anywhere from 10-25%), which can be later used as cash for more YL products.
There are promos each month, so when you place your monthly order to restock your favorites, you’ll get free oils and/or products in the mail as well!
Everything comes straight to your door (with discounted shipping) which means no running here, there & everywhere to stock up on the products you need.
You get loyalty gifts along with your order at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.
You get the peace of mind knowing everything is safe, clean, and free of toxins for you and your family.
All you have to do to remain enrolled is place a 50PV order (PV= purchase volume, for most items 1 PV = $1) each month. This allows you to So that could be a few oils, a few products from the Thieves line, probiotics and Essentialzyme (my favourite digestive enzymes), or another diffuser, etc. For me personally, I enrolled in ER to not only keep my oil collection growing, but also to gradually and realistically replace all of my toxic, potentially harmful household and personal care products. As I run out of each not-so-clean product, I replace it with the safe, natural YL alternative.
– Want to get started? –
Do I have to sell these products?
Not at all! When you sign up as a member, you are technically deemed a ‘distributor.’ But that does not mean you are now responsible for selling YL products…you do not have to sell a single oil or kit in your life while being a YL member. The majority of Young Living members just purchase their favorite oils & products (usually through Essential Rewards) and never step onto the business side. No strings attached, remember?
What if I want to share this oily community with my family & friends?
You absolutely can! If a friend or family member wants to sign up to get a starter kit of their own, make sure to give them your member # to sign up under, and YL will send you $50 as a thank you! If not, you can always send them my way & I’ll be happy to help them through the process. And if you ever want to get into the business side of Young Living (so many women have actually retired their husbands from it… crazy!!) just let me know and I can help to get you started.
I know this is a lot of info!
Personally, I was kind of overwhelmed when I dove into this whole secret world… but that is perfectly natural!! I thought health was just about clean eating, but it spans so much further than that. What we use on our skin, and breathe in is just as important. If you have decided to sign up and join this healthy community, know that it is going to be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. I’ll be here to help you get acquainted and start your oily wellness journey!!