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Essential oils have changed my life – and believe me, I was the skeptic of ALL skeptics when I was first introduced to them. How on earth could a sniff of this or a rub of that help to improve my family’s health or well being?
But before I explain why essential oils are so great, you might be wondering what they actually are?!
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. They’re basically concentrated herbs! They contain all the goodness that protects and maintains the plant, and we can use them to help support our own bodies’ health and wellness.
There are many different kinds of oils out there, and they all have different properties and uses. From well-known plants like Bergamot and Eucalyptus to unusual and exotic ones like Petitgrain and Spikenard, there’s an unfathomably huge range to choose from – and they each provide all sorts of different benefits and uses.
How Can Essential Oils Help Promote the Health and Well-Being of You and Your Family?
I’m no scientist (and you probably aren’t either), so I’ll explain how essential oils have helped my family and me…
I’ve got a lot on my plate: I’m a mom of a toddler, I’m pregnant with our second child, I work from home, cooking real food, etc. – which you’ll already know if you’re a regular reader of my blog. Lavender and Stress Away are my go-to oils for balance: they relax me, calm me down, and help make everything possible.
I also love to make tons of homemade recipes with my essential oils! From DIY skin care to body lotion, I have replaced many toxic beauty products with natural and easy homemade recipes.
Peppermint and Lemon diffused together in the morning is my favorite diffuser combo. It helps to give me a fresh start to each day and helps to energize me.
Those are just a few examples, but essential oils have also replaced many everyday products that I used to spend a fortune on. I now clean my home with oil-infused natural cleaners rather than toxic chemicals from the supermarket, for example. I cleanse my face with oil-infused natural products too. And everyone in the family benefits from using calming essential oils in the diffuser before bedtime!
Can You Just Use Any Essential Oils?
In my opinion, no. I’ve done a lot of research into this and if you ask me, there’s one particular brand that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Young Living.
Introducing Young Living Essential Oils!
There are many reasons why this brand is so great, but here are my three favorites:
1: The Source Matters
One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey to healthy living is that it’s not just what something is – it’s where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how it’s processed. Whether it’s blueberries fresh from the farm, or cows on green pasture, or a soft organic t-shirt, I know that the source matters.
I did many hours of research to find an essential oil company that I felt I could trust with my family’s health. Young Living is that company: they truly care about quality.
To ensure the purity of their oils, the team at Young Living set the highest standards for planting, harvesting, and distilling on the farms they own and co-op (I have friends that have been personally to the Young Living Farms around the WORLD and seen this for themselves! I can’t wait to go myself one day!). And if I’m going to be putting products on my family’s skin and around our home, I want to know they’re pure and unadulterated!
I actually have had the privilege of visiting a Young Living farm in Mona, Utah! I got to participate in the process by even planting some yarrow seedlings!
2: You Become Part of a Big, Friendly Community
As a Young Living customer, you automatically become a member of a big, oily family that will give you all the support and advice you need! It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have the help and reassurance of a generous and caring community of moms, experts, and lifelong users.
I’ve been using my oils for a long time, but I still reach out to the our close-knit community for their advice and expertise!
Want to be part of this community with me? Get started here.
3: The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the Best Introduction to Essential Oils (and it’s such great value, too!)
No other essential oils company offers such a great-value and comprehensive range of products to get you started.
The Young Living Premium Starter Kit contains your everyday staples – all the oils and equipment you’ll want to have on hand for a variety of situations. There’s an excellent user guide, too, which will help you understand how to use everything contained in the kit.
Here’s what else is great: once you buy the Premium Starter Kit, you automatically become a “wholesale member” of Young Living. This means you can continue to buy other Young Living products for a huge 24% discount off the retail price! You’re under zero obligation to buy any other products as a wholesale member, but if you do, you get 24% off!
Here’s what you get:
- Ten 5 ml bottles of essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, PanAway, Thieves, Purification, Copaiba, RC and DiGize. Plus a bonus bottle of the popular Stress Away blend. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how I use these essential oils every day.
- A home diffuser with optional light, optional 30-second intervals, and auto-shut-off. Or choose the dew drop diffuser (for no additional cost), the bamboo diffuser for $10 more or the gorgeous Aria diffuser (with remote control and music) for $100 more.
- Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll-on)
- Two sample packets each of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves (for you to share with your friends)
- Two NingXia Red 2 oz samples (an antioxidant drink concentrate that’s a great supplement for supporting health and wellbeing)
- Mini bottles and cards to share oil samples with friends and family
Total value: $300… you pay: $160 – that’s a HUGE discount!
And remember: once you’ve purchased the kit, you automatically become a wholesale member – which entitles you to 24% off all future purchases from Young Living! There are NO monthly minimums or fees.
Watch me unbox the Premium Starter Kit to see what’s inside:
Step-by-step: purchase your Premium Starter Kit
- Click on the link to sign up.
- Select “Sign up as: Young Living Wholesale Member” – which will allow you to purchase the Premium Starter Kit. Remember: you’re NOT obligated to make any further purchases after this… you’re also NOT obligated to EVER sell… Wholesale membership simply allows you to buy the Premium Starter Kit at a huge discount.
- Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact information. (You’ll be asked for your social security number in case you want to become a distributor of Young Living products in future. This information will never be shared with anyone.)
- Create your password and PIN – which you’ll use to log in to your account and order any future oils.
- Select your order: the “Premium” Starter Kit. I highly recommend the Premium: it comes with everything you need to get started, and it’s the best value of all the kits available.
- Optional: sign up for the frequent buyers’ club called Essential Rewards (ER). When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. There’s no need to join right away – you can purchase your Starter Pack first and join the ER club later if you prefer.
- Agree to the Terms & Conditions.
- CONFIRM YOUR ORDER! I’ve had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out – and I don’t want you missing out on your oils!
Watch an Essential Oils Online Class here:
Congratulations on starting your oily adventure! I’ll be sending you a welcome email soon, which contains tons of resources and information about getting started.
Benefits of Joining with Me
Community – Be part of a like-minded community to share testimonials, participate in giveaways, and build lifelog friendships with others. When you join, you’ll be a part of this members-only community.
Support – You will get amazing support from both me and my essential oils leadership team – including calls, Skype or Facetime, text, email, or in-person. We connect with you how you want to communicate. And we have leaders all over the US and the world to help you no matter where you live.
Education – No matter what your experience is with essential oils, we’re here to help. We have educational calls and video chats, reference materials, a lively online community, videos and much more. Our mission is to help you learn how to use your essential oils for vibrant wellness.
Training – It is completely optional to pursue Young Living as a business (and you’ll never get pressure from me), but if it’s something you do decide to do we have all the resources and training you need for a thriving essential oils business. Training includes extensive educational materials, weekly calls and video chats, online leadership communities, leader challenges, giveaways and much more! We can help you to host your own class – everything from printed materials to class scripts. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in pursing the business right away.
(aka still being molly and Young Living Silver)
p.s. I’m also a Durham, North Carolina Young Living Essential Oils independent distributor with local classes, support and resources. If you live in the Central North Carolina region, I teach essential oil classes – including Raleigh / Durham, Triad area, etc, and other areas. I also have classes by associate members all over the US and International. Just email me at email@example.com to find classes near you.
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