Monday, April 28, 2014

How Do I Get My Hands On These Oils You Keep Talking About?


I want to try these oils for myself. What are my options to buy?

You may purchase the oils as Retail Customer or as a Wholesale Customer here.
  • Retail Customer: Purchase oils at Full Retail Price and no Starter Kit is needed.
  • Wholesale Member: Purchase oils at wholesale pricing, which is 24% off retail. A Starter Kit purchase is required.  The only requirement to begin & maintain your Wholesale Membership is a $50 purchase each year (covered the first year by both the Basic Plus or Premium Kits below). There is no monthly order required.
I want to become a Wholesale Member. What are the Starter Kit options?
  • The Basic Starter Kit is $40 and contains the most up-to-date resource guide, Essential Oil Sample Packets, all-new product and business literature, and a 5 ml roll-on bottle of Stress Away. You are basically buying a year-long membership without getting the oils.
  • The Basic Plus Starter Kit is $75 and includes everything in the Basic Starter Kit, plus an easy-to-use Home Diffuser. With this kit you are gaining the membership and a diffuser but again, without getting the oils.
  • The Premium Starter Kit is $150 and includes everything in the Basic Starter Kit, plus a Home Diffuser and an Everyday Oils collection. The Everyday oils includes (10) 5ml bottles of oils: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves, Purification, Joy, PanAway, Peace and Calming, Frankincense, and Valor. Including the Stress Away bottle you get to try - 11 bottles of oil total.  This is by far the best value considering the diffuser alone is $75 wholesale and $98.68 retail. 
Do I have to sell the oils?
  • No, you do not have to sell anything as a wholesale member.   
How can I get started?
    • Choose whether you want to enroll as a retailer or become a wholesale member.
    • My Sponsor ID: 1577473  Enroller ID: 1577473
    • Select which starter kit you want to purchase (assuming you choose wholesale). I highly recommend the Premium Starter Kit so you can get your hands on a lot of oils quickly.  
    • Next, you will be asked if you would like to purchase an Essential Rewards Starter Kit.  Learn more about Essential Rewards Here. {"I'm getting overwhelmed here,Priscilla!" I get it, I really do. You don't have to sign up for rewards right away. You can get in on the Rewards programs anytime!}
I want to learn more!!!
  • I would highly recommend doing your own research on Young Living Oils specifically.  Here are a few great resources:
    • Young Living's Seed to Seal Video (7 min) Educate yourself on the quality of Young Living's oils. They are unmatched in my opinion. Knowing where your oil comes from and how it is made can make a world of difference in the results you will gain.  Young Living does not add any synthetic oils to their bottles. When you purchase a bottle of Lavender you are REALLY getting a full bottle of lavender. You will get better results with a pure oil! 
    • Get acquainted with all of the products that Young Living offers on their website.
    • Curious if these oils really work for people? I LOVE the site. You can register for free here and do basic searches. When I am interested in what people have found successful with a particular oil I search the name of the oil. For any kind of issue that you want to address you can search that specifically. ie: Anxiety, Teething, Sleep issues, Skin blemishes, energy, indigestion, etc.
    • If you do choose to sign up under me you have access at a discounted price of $6.99 for an Essential Oiler's Handbook.  This is an excellent resource and offers so much good information.  It is a downloadable copy that you can keep on your home computer or print off to take on the go. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Newfound Passion in Young Living Essential Oils

Many of you have seen my Facebook feed blow up over the last 3-4 months with Essential Oils. I was first introduced to them last summer when my college friend, Lori used Lavender on Walker for his allergies. It helped him after one night of Lavender. As Fall approached our family had several different illnesses passing through us including Hand Foot Mouth Disease (all four of us), several colds and allergy flares and stomach bugs. I was nearing desperation for some health and wellness, especially as Eden's due date was quickly approaching.

After months of research, I begged Eric's blessing to purchase the Premium Starter Kit through Young Living. It costs $150 and comes with 11 everyday oils (Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, PanAway, Peace & Calming, Stress Away, Joy, Purification, Thieves, Frankincense & Valor) and it comes with a Diffuser.  Many of the oils can be diffused and this particular diffuser can cover up to 1200 Sq Ft. which allows the oils to benefit the whole household.  Many days I wish I had more than one diffuser.

I quickly went through several of my oils.  My initial successes are as follows:

Thieves: I put Thieves oil on the boy's feet every night before they go to bed. They love it and often ask for their oils.  Immediately Walker's chronic runny nose was dried up. If either of the boys ever have any sniffles or signs of a cold coming on I up the "dose" and put Thieves on their feet several times a day and/or diffuse Thieves as well.  One day I was going to make up my batch of Thieves (diluted 1 drop of Thieves to 4 drops of Olive Oil) and realized I was almost out. Panic!!!! It took me about a week to get another bottle in my house and what do you know....Walker got sick a few days after Eden's due date. Despite being overdue I was then asking the Lord to wait for her delivery until Walker was on the mend. That will be the last time I run out of Thieves oil. Neither of the boys have taken any prescription medications or Over the Counter drugs since I started using Thieves. I use it as a preventative and a restorative oil.  Thieves can also be used to clear up Strep Throat. The other day Eric's throat started to hurt him and he gargled thieves once before bed and once the next morning and his sore throat was gone, in ONE DAY!

Thieves Household Cleaner: You might say I'm obsessed with Thieves. When I read this blog one day I decided it was time to get a bottle of the cleaner. I have never been happier with a cleaning product. I use it on EVERYTHING IN MY HOUSE! This is the only cleaner I have used for the past three months. I will be honest and say I have yet to master cleaning the toilet bowl with the spray bottle but I'm sure I'll find a solution soon.  It smells amazing and no more stinging eyes or scratchy throat from cleaning!

Lemon: Some of my favorite uses for Lemon are for my water, to remove crayon off the walls (with no elbow grease), for the allergy bomb (lemon, lavender & peppermint), and to cut down a fever. It's one of the cheaper oils and I always want to have it on hand. 

Lavender: A very popular oil. It's great for allergies. It promotes healing from cuts and scrapes. It has killed the nastiest diaper rashes on Walker mixed with Coconut oil.  It promotes relaxation and can be used to help you get to sleep. I put it in my bath water after I had Eden to promote healing.  It has sooooo many uses!!

Peace & Calming: A big favorite around here. When the boys are wild, I now have a simple solution. They each get a touch of P&C behind their ears and I take advantage of it and put what is left behind my ears. I have literally seen each of my boys calm down in less than five minutes after I put it on them and I love the smell. It's a hippie oil. Eric says he can't get used to our kids smelling like it.  :) Peace and Calming is also used for anxiety and hyper-activity.  I have not personally used it for either of those but have read numerous testimonies on them.

Peppermint: Smells amazing. Sometimes I just take off the cap and inhale Peppermint. It tastes delicious in Brownies. It helps stomach aches and promotes digestion. It can also be used for allergies. It is also used on headaches.

Purification: Four days before Christmas and 9 months pregnant I caught a stomach bug. It was nasty. Two days later Simon caught the bug. Eric's family was due to arrive the very next day and I was STRESSED OUT worrying that we would get everyone sick! Each day I would wake up waiting to see if there would be another victim. I was Saturday, Simon was Monday and my Mom caught the bug on Wednesday, Christmas day :(  I felt terrible! As Eric's family was on their way I ran my diffuser constantly alternating between Purification (to help purify the air and anything that might be tempted to spread) and Thieves, which is also highly anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Luckily, none of his family caught the bug. I have also been using 2-3 drops of Purification in each load of my laundry. I started making my own detergent from Mama's Wellness Blog recipe in October and it is unscented. Purification adds a very pleasant scent and it is non toxic! Win-Win!

These are just a few of my favorite uses. I am waiting on a few new oils to try on my next order including Orange (is also used to calm nerves/tantrums) and Carrot Seed Oil to make my first batch of homemade Sunscreen.

The more I learn, the more I appreciate these oils! MANY  people have been asking me for more information on the oils.  I will save that for the next blog, coming soon!!!

Happy Oiling!