A couple of years ago I started to get sinus infections any time I used commercial cleaners. I did some research into making my own household cleaners and found out how incredibly easy they were to make with just baking soda, vinegar, water, and essential oils.
I started using essential oils to clear up any other random sinus infections that I would get (tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil really helped!) and also bought lavender and peppermint oils to use in my homemade cleaners.
I experimented with lavender essential oil and a few other ingredients to make homemade mosquito repellent - and it actually worked!
But then I started doing a little more research into these essential oils that I was using and found that the reason I was having to use A LOT of drops when I would use them is because the majority of essential oils that you can buy from the store (like Whole Foods or Sprouts) are actually not therapeutic grade oils.
The potential danger of an essential oil is generally relative to its level or grade of purity. Many essential oils are designed exclusively for their aroma-therapeutic quality; these essential oils generally should not be applied directly to the skin in their undiluted or “neat” form. Some can cause severe irritation, provoke an allergic reaction and, over time, prove hepatotoxic. Non-therapeutic grade essential oils are never recommended for topical or internal use. Source
So I started looking into oils that did claim to be therapeutic grade and safe for internal use (some oils will be for topical use only no matter how completely pure they are).
I had a few good friends who had started using a brand of essential oils called Young Living so I listened to them talk about all of the amazing things that the oils were doing for their family. And I was impressed. But I still waited and kept researching.
The more that I read (and the more that I heard from my friends) the more that I became convinced that I needed to give them a try.
I loved that I could just sign up and get the member discount (24%!) and not have to sell anything to anyone. All I had to do to keep getting my discount was to buy $50 worth of products per year. Yeah, that was definitely doable since I use essential oils for so many things! And I would be using 1-2 drops of the Young Living oils compared to MANY more drops of the brands that I was buying at the health food stores.
I signed up for Young Living at the end of February and have been using the oils pretty much daily since then. I use lavender oil on minor burns (it works for me immediately – no pain after the oil), lime oil for my husband’s dry scalp, Thieves oil blend for congestion and to clean with, peppermint oil to brush my teeth, lemon oil to whiten my teeth (plus baking soda), Valor oil blend for my husband’s neck muscle pain… plus several more things (in fact, I’ll be doing lots of posts over the next year on different ways to use these essential oils!)
What I really love is that you can choose to just buy the oils and get the discount OR you can make it into a business and earn commissions off of it. If you are interested in the business aspect of it then there are some excellent Facebook groups that I am in that you can join once you sign up..
Okay, so signing up…
There are a few different options.
You’ll want to choose the distributor option when you sign up so that you’ll get the 24% discount (if you just choose “Customer” then the prices are retail prices). You will need to enter either your social security number or your EIN - which you can grab here if you don’t have one & don’t want to use your SSN.
Once you fill out your information you will need to pick an enrollment kit.
I already knew that I wanted to try out lots of the oils, so I got the everyday essential oils enrollment kit that is $150. I have not been disappointed at all! This is a great option if you do want to turn Young Living into a business and want to get started with several oils. This kit includes 11 oils to try out (frankincense, lavender, peppermint, lemon, Panaway, Valor, Purification, Thieves, Peace & Calming, StressAway, and Joy). It also comes with a really nice home diffuser ($75 value all by itself!).
Here’s how to sign up:
1. Head over to my Young Living page and select the kit that you want. I got the $150 one to try out several oils (and I love them all!) but you can do the $40 one just to get started if you would like to. If you get the $150 one then I will mail you a bonus book on how to use all of the oils for different ailments!
2. Once you choose the kit, you’ll go to a sign up page. Be sure the “Independent Distributor” option at the top (right under “Country”) is filled in. But again, don’t worry, you don’t have to sell or “distribute” anything!
3. If you would like to earn 2 bonus oils this month (November) then get your order total up to 190 PV (different products have different point values). You could get the Start Living With Everyday Oils kit and automatically have 100 point value… then you’ll just need 90 more points to get the bonus oils. Since the flu season is in full force, I would grab an extra bottle of Thieves Oil at 33.75 points, 15 ml bottle of Lavender at 23.5 points, 15 ml bottle of Lime at 11 points, and the 14.4 ounces of Thieves Household Cleaner at 22 points (just pour one capful of the concentrated Thieves cleaning solution into a spray bottle and it lasts for a really long time!) All of those items will bring your total points up to $190.25 which will qualify you to get the two BONUS oils! (This step is completely optional!)
4. Enter your payment info and check out.
5. Look for an email from me with more information about how to join the great Facebook groups if you are interested in turning this into a business. If not, you’ll still get periodic emails from me with tips and ideas for using your essential oils.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them!
Here’s an image of the December BONUS oils!
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