Getting Started with Essential Oils

Is there anyone left out there who has not heard about essential oils? If you’ve spent any time on the internet at all, you’ve seen something about essential oils.

What are these essential oils and why have they become so popular? 

Essential oils are aromatic liquids extracted from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, and seeds. This liquid, or oil, contains hundreds of different unique chemical compounds. Essential oils are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs. The distillation process is what makes essential oils so concentrated. Also, essential oils are not greasy like vegetable oils are.

We have been avid users of essential oils for two years now. I can’t imagine living life without the benefits of the oils.

For several years, my husband researched natural alternatives to western medicine. The main alternative being the use of essential oils and adding certain herbs/grains to his diet. Years of research finally brought us where we are today. We always try using natural methods first to maintain wellness.

Getting Started with Essential Oils, mendedandblended.com
Getting Started with Essential Oils, mendedandblended.com
Reasons We Use Essential Oils

There are many reasons we use essential oils.

  • Non-toxic cleaning – We’ve been able to move away from the chemicals and toxins found in candles and conventional cleaning products. I no longer worry about my children while they are doing their chores (which includes cleaning) because I know that what we are cleaning with is chemical free and non-toxic. I don’t have to worry about them breathing in toxic fumes or getting the harsh chemicals on their skin, or in their eyes.
  • Support of all 9 body systems – Muscular & Skeletal System, Cardiovascular System, Endocrine System, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Integumentary System (Skin, Hair, and Nails), Excretory System, Nervous System, and the Immune System.
  • Boosts Stamina and Energy Naturally – no side effects of high caffeine energy drinks.
  • Helps Relax
  • Supports Hormones, and Overall Health
  • Supports Memory Function
  • No Negative Side Affects

And so many more reasons.

There are so many companies selling essential oils now. You can even buy them at Walmart. How do you know the best place to get your oils?

We went through this process and all the research and reading we did brought us to Young Living Essential Oils. Why did we choose Young Living, especially since their prices seem so much higher than what you could buy at Walmart or Target?

It has been our experience that you get what you pay for. We are like any other family living on a small budget, stretching that budget as far as we can. In an effort to save money, and stretch our budget, we have purchased inexpensive items which are supposed to do the same thing as their more expensive counterpart. More times than not, we end up spending more money, in the long run, because the inexpensive counterpart did not hold up to claims that it is just as good as the real deal.

When it comes to our health, our kid’s health, we are not willing to take a chance on the inexpensive counterpart.

When it comes to our family’s health, we are willing to pay for:
  • Young Living’s Seed to Seal guarantee.

Young Living's Seed to Seal Promise

  • Young Living’s guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides are used in growing any plants.
  • Young Living’s promise to never add chemicals to the extraction process in order to get more out of the plant. (They bottle what is extracted from the first distillation process)
  • The fact that they are not a rebottling company. They do not order their oils from an “oil broker”, then rebottle it and put their label on the bottle. Everything is done in-house. 
  • The fact that they are a full-disclosure company meaning that anyone, at any time can visit their farms, participate in the harvesting and distillation, visit Young Living’s labs and see the entire process – from SEED TO SEAL!

Two years ago, we made one of the best investments in our family by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit and becoming members of Young Living. We have learned so much about our overall health. Not only are we able to get great quality oils but we have been able to take free online classes from our instructor. We have had access to great resources, online classes, and more.

Are you ready to invest in your family’s health? There are many ways to invest in your family’s health, a couple of  which is buying and eating healthy foods and drinking plenty of water. Incorporating pure, 100% therapeutic oils into your life is another great way to support healthy living.

I do not want to sound salesy – I’m not a salesman – and I want to be upfront about everything. I am sharing this company and their products with you because we have been very pleased with them and our health has improved. Their customer service has always been great. When you get ready to start your journey of wellness, I would consider it an honor if you purchase the kit through me. I will receive a commission on your purchase of the kit, which doesn’t increase the price for you at all, it just means that I get paid by the company for referring someone to them.

What do you get when you purchase your kit and become a member?
  • Lots of information will come with your kit (see below for what is included in your kit).
  • You will have access to tons of information and educational resources on the Young Living website. They provide ongoing educational opportunities through events and newsletters that will keep you up to date.
  • I will connect you to our group, Oily Nesters, on facebook. In this group, you will find like-minded people who are concerned about their health and wellness and who use Young Living Essential Oils. You will be able to ask questions about your oils and learn how best to use them. This is a great group!
  • You will have access to free wellness workshops, free webinars, and other classes that teach you how to use your oils (some of these are online classes so you never have to leave your house).
  • Also, those who sign up with me will receive a free resource that will help you get started on your oily journey.
What is included in the kit?

Along with valuable literature, you will receive a diffuser, 11 oils all 5 ml each, sample packs, samples of NingXa Red (awesome boby systems support), and more.

There are 4 diffusers to choose from and depending on the diffuser you choose, the price will vary. As you can see, the kit with the Dewdrop diffuser or the Home diffuser are both $160. The kit with the Rainstone diffuser is priced at $205 and the kit with the Aria is priced at $260. (Purchasing the PSK with any one of these diffusers means a savings of about $300+ overall)

The only two diffusers I have used from Young Living are the Home and Dewdrop diffusers. My preference is the Home diffuser.

Premium Starter Kit from Young Living
Premium Starter Kit from Young Living
The Premium Starter Kit includes the following oils (5 ml each):
Oils included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit
Oils included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit

One or more of the following oils may be substituted in the event of sourcing constraints or supply considerations:

One or more Flex Oils may be substituted in the event of sourcing constraints.

When you buy the Premium Starter Kit, you become a wholesale member and are considered a distributor.

Please, do not let the word distributor scare you!
Does becoming a member mean that I have to sell or distribute Young Living’s products?

Absolutely NOT. Not at all or at any time will you be required to sell anything. Becoming a member allows you to make all your future purchases at the wholesale price, which is at a 24% discount.

For example, someone who is a retail customer (someone who wants to buy Young Living’s products but does not purchase a kit and become a member) will pay $30.92  for a bottle of Lavender, but the person who purchased a kit and became a member will only pay $23.50   for the bottle of lavender.

As for selling or distributing the oils to others, becoming a member gives you the option to do this, but it is not required whatsoever and you will never, ever be pressured into selling oils or having home parties or any of the such. That option is there if you want to do it, but it is NOT a requirement.

In fact, most wholesale members of Young Living do not sell to anyone. They buy the products to use themselves. They also buy from Young Living because of the quality of the oils.

What are the requirements?

There is one requirement to remain a member of Young Living. You are asked to make a $50 purchase yearly to maintain membership status. That’s it. Just $50 per year. No monthly requirements of any kind. If for some reason you do not make a purchase within a year, you can reinstate your membership status by placing a $50 order.

Ready to get started with Young Living Essential Oils today?

Watch this video for instructions on how to enroll. Also, in case you are not able to watch the video, you will find step by step instructions below.

Ok, so now that you are ready to sign up…..

This link will take you directly to the signup form on Young Living’s website.

The above link will take you to the enrollment form on Young Living’s website. Your screen should look like this…

Enrollment Screen
Enrollment Screen

If you have decided to become a member and enjoy the 24% discount, make sure the Member box is selected. If you want to purchase oils but not become a member, choose Retail Customer. (This means paying more for the oils).

Next, make sure that both the sponsor ID and the enroller ID say 2371670. This is my family’s member number. Make sure those two fields have this number in them so I can send you your free resource! Also, using my member number will assign you to me so that I can help you get started using your oils.

You will then choose your language and click the NEXT box.

On this screen, you will enter your personal information.

Enrollment Screen
Enrollment Screen

You will also create a username, password, and pin number. Write this information down and store it for future reference.  You will need this information to sign in to your account.

Enrollment Screen
Enrollment Screen

Young Living will ask you for your social security number (which is only for tax purposes if and only if you decide to turn this into a business). Young Living needs either your social security number or Tax ID number because if you make $600 or more per year selling Young Living, they will need to send you a 1099 form, which is required by law. Young Living will keep this information confidential. They will never share it with anyone.

Read the Terms and Condition section, then click the Agree and Continue button at the bottom of the screen.

This screen is where you select which starter kit you want. You can choose a more inexpensive kit, which will mean that you are a member, but I highly recommend choosing the Premium Starter Kit. It really is the best value for your money and includes everything you need to get off to a great start, plus this is the kit includes the freebie from me.

Enrollment Screen
Enrollment Screen

In the next step (Step 2), you will have an opportunity to enroll in the Essential Rewards Program.

Enrollment Screen
Enrollment Screen

This is a monthly auto shipment program. This is a great program (we are on it) but I recommend skipping this part for now. If you know for sure that you will be placing an order of $50 or more each month, this is a great option for you. You can earn credit back with every order and enjoy lower shipping costs. Enrolling in the Essential Rewards program is optional, you do not have to do this. If you are not sure yet and want to get your oils in and get used to them, I would skip this step. You can sign up for Essential Rewards at any time. You may also discontinue the program at any time.

Now, you are ready to select a shipping option and enter your billing information.

Enrollment Screen
Enrollment Screen

Select the NEXT button at the bottom of the screen.

The final step is to review your order and your member information.

Once you have reviewed this information, select the Activate and Place Order button. This finalizes your membership and completes the checkout process.

On the confirmation page, you will see a What’s Next button. Click on that button to get started learning more about Young Living.

Congratulations!

You just made a huge step on the road to wellness!

Please contact me at bakerfam123 at Gmail dot com or contact me here and let me know that you signed up or if you have any other questions. We would love to send out your free resource as soon as possible!

We look forward to working with you and getting you started on your oily journey.

~ Rusty and Amanda Baker

Young Living Essential Oils Rusty and Amanda Baker #2371670
Young Living Essential Oils Distributors Rusty and Amanda Baker 
#2371670

Amanda

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You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
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