What are essential oils? Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant. They are distilled from flowers, trees, shrubs, roots, fruit, rinds, resins and herbs. Oils provide support for every single system in our body – including our skeletal system, muscular system, respiratory system and immune system. They also can be used to help support our emotions, hormones and sleep! There are about 300 different oils on this earth, but you only need 10-20 to build a good kit (that’s why I love the Premium Starter Kit)!
How do I use essential oils? Topically – Apply the oils to the area on your skin where you want to provide support. I suggest applying over your wrists, heart and neck. Layer oils by applying them on top of one another and then topping with a carrier oil if required. Internally – Our vitality line are safe to be used as a dietary supplement. You can add the oil to a glass of water (use glass only), a vegetable capsule, food and other beverages. Aromatically – Diffuse with a diffuser. Place a drop in your hands, rub palms together and bring hands to the face and breathe in and out slowly. You can also smell the oil directly from the bottle.
Why Young Living? Young Living is the world leader in essential oils – they have been harvesting and distilling oils for over 20 years! Young Living was started by Gary D. Young as a small family business. They developed a “seed to seal” promise for their oils, ensuring the purity from the planting of the seed to the sealing of the bottle! Young Living essential oils do not have any additives and are safe to be taken internally (unlike most essential oil companies). YL also owns their own farms and distilleries across the globe! For me, it came down to the fact that I trust this company with my whole heart!
If I become a member, does that mean I have to sell oils? No, of course not! Young Living uses the term “member” for anyone who buys a starter kit! You never have to sell anything if you don’t want to! I will say this though…once you start to use your oils and products, family and friends ask you about Young Living. If you decide change your mind, there is always the opportunity to earn commission!
Is Young Living a multi-level marketing company? Yes! I’m going to explain to you why that’s a beautiful thing:
When you are purchasing from a multi-level marketing company (MLM), you’re not only supporting the company that made that product, but you’re also supporting your friend. You’re buying local. You’re helping to pay for a little girl’s ballet classes and dinner for a family. You’re investing in that little boy’s college fund and school supplies. You’re supporting families that you know and even ones that you don’t! An MLM uses the costs that a company would normally use for marketing and gives it to families so they can build their own dreams and create a business for themselves. It is goes beyond paying big money to top level executives and instead, gives everyone an opportunity to create an income for themselves! Buying from your friend instead of another random company is the biggest investment into them and says, “I believe in you”.
Why do Young Living essential oils cost more than oils I might find at Target, Whole Foods or Amazon? The short answer – they cut corners. If you spray your crop with pesticides, you have more crop to distill. If you use a chemical solvent to extract the oil, you pull more out. If you dilute it with a cheaper oil or a carrier oil, you stretch the oil you have distilled. The reason I love Young Living is that our oils are 100% that oil!
Can I use essential oils on babies and children? Many of our essential oils are safe to use on children but should just be diluted with a carrier oil prior to use! Young Living has a line of essential oil blends specifically for children that come pre-diluted (which makes life easy for you mommas). You can dilute 1–2 drops of essential oils such as SleepyIze, Gentle Baby and Peace & Calming with a carrier oil and apply to the bottoms of their feet.
Does Young Living only sell essential oils? No! You can find everything in the Young Living online store! Our products range from oils, makeup, shampoo, household cleaner, toothpaste, diffusers, laundry detergent and even pasta! The list goes on! Not only can you find everything you need for your family in one place, you can also be rest-assured that everything you’re buying is non-toxic and safe to use on your body and around loved ones!
Disclaimer: Suggestions made on this website are specific to Young Living and should not be used with any other essential oils. Statements made here have not be evaluated by the FDA. This information and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent and disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult a physician. If you are currently taking medication, please do not stop taking it. We do not take the place of your health care professional. Seek your licensed health care professional about your medications and possible interactions with what you are currently taking.