What is an essential oil? Plants evolved with various tools to help them deal with the surrounding world; one of these tools was aroma or scent. An aroma in a plant is designed to both attract pollinators and repel predators. The location of the aroma indicates its purpose; for example, an aroma located in the root, bark or leaf is usually for defense purposes against predators, whereas flower and fruit aromas are designed to attract pollinators. Aromas in a plant are the by-product of the process of metabolism, and are volatile; they evaporate at or above room temperature. A process of extraction, usually in the form of distillation or cold expression, draws out the aroma from the plant in the form of an oil – the essential oil. To learn more about the science behind essential oils, visit http://aromaticscience.com/.
A few years ago, I stumbled upon a blog for making your own natural cleaners. I started making an all purpose green cleaner with lavender and tea tree essential oils and fell in love! I love the fresh smell, and that the ingredients aren’t harsh chemicals. This was the beginning of my oily journey.
Since then, I have experimented with several DIY recipes for cleaning, skincare, and home remedies. Often I would get headaches from heavy scents, so I stopped using scented candles and air fresheners in my home. Instead I use essential oil diffusers. The scents are fresh and natural, and have health and wellness benefits!
So why Young Living Essential Oils? I value their “Seed to Seal” promise:
Ready to get started with essential oils? The best way to purchase oils and to get the support that you need to be successful while using them is to become a wholesale member of Young Living. A wholesale membership is FREE and the only option that will give you 24% off retail price and it doesn’t even obligate you to make any future purchases if you don’t want to! I repeat – there is absolutely NO obligation to make any future purchases. Also, the best part of being a wholesale member is that you get access to Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit which is an absolutely incredible deal on everything you need to get started!
In addition to these awesome savings, you will have the option of sharing the oils with your friends and family, which means you can earn monthly commissions that could pay for your own oil use! You will also receive promotions for free oils. In no way are you required to run a Young Living business as a wholesale member – but it is an option, if you like.
Ready to get started? Here’s how!
Head over to the Young Living page here and fill in your information.
*Be sure the “Member” option is checked so that you don’t end up paying retail prices. This will allow you to save 24% off all your oils!
*Be sure the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id” say 2138759 (so that I can send you your freebies)!
*If you do not feel comfortable putting in your social security number (this is only for tax purposes if you decide to turn this into a business, Young Living is required by law to ask for it) then you can get an EIN from the IRS in just a few seconds here and use that number instead (the IRS just needs to be able to connect some number with you for tax purposes). The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you make over $600 per year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living is a 20 year old company and will never share this info with anyone.
*You will create a 4-digit PIN number that customer service will need to access your account should you ever need to call them. Make sure to make this something you will remember or write it down.
Select your starter kit. My recommendation is the Premium Starter Kit ($150). This kit comes with the oils that I use every single day and will qualify you for all of the freebies that I mention above!
Step 3 in the sign-up process is totally optional. Young Living offers an awesome program called Essential Rewards that allows us to earn free oils by earning points on products that we want to buy anyway. It also gives us reduced shipping!
*Watch this video which explains Essential Rewards and then either select one of their pre-made kits or choose to skip Essential Rewards for now. You can always sign-up at a later date!
Any questions? Email me at [email protected]