By definition, essential oils are the vital (and aromatic) fluids of a plant, shrub, root, herb, flower, seed or tree. You can think of the oil as a plant's "immune system" -- it is essential to the lifer and health of the plant. Oils are typically extracted through careful steam distillation that ensures all the important, therapeutic, and health-giving constituents of the oil remain intact.
We actually use essential oils a lot in every day life. They are used to flavor foods and can be found in things like toothpaste and mouthwash to give it that minty kick. Oils are also in perfumes and skin care products. They are many places that you wouldn't guess but not all oils are created equally. Oils found in food and cosmetics are typically something that is synthetic, your body processes it as a toxin therefore it becomes harder to break down or can be stored in fat cells. These types of synthetic oils work against your body.
Young Living Essential Oils are therapeutic grade which gives them the ability to work with your body. Within 20 minutes of applying oils they can be found in every cell. These pure oils are distilled from the "life blood"of plants and contain the plant's own immunity, hormones, and scents. When you pick a rose and break off the stem, you'll always notice there is a bit of watery substance. This is the source that the pure essential oils come from.
It is a highly temperamental process to distill oils from plants and it can not be rushed. Young Living is a part of the entire process from "Seed to Seal". They make sure that the soil the crops are planted in have never been touched with pesticides or herbicides so that toxins are never present in the plants or in the oils. Young Living oversees each step ensuring that the correct temperature is used for the correct amount of time so that every constituent is intact. They go above and beyond to guarantee that every drop of oil is what we call "beyond organic."
Y O U N G L I V I N G :
+ 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.
+ Young Living has developed a seed to seal 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 can be taken internally.
+ Young Living owns their own farms and distilleries across the globe.
"We believe that you and your family deserve products that are genuine, free of synthetic chemicals, and of unmatched purity. Seed to Seal® is both a promise to you and a reflection of our sense of global stewardship. Through each step of our production process on both our own and partner farms, we use the most exacting standards possible to make our products, your life, and the earth better. Only one company can make the Seed to Seal promise. Only Young Living."
"It’s too expensive to sign up."
Lets also break down the cost of the Starter Kit because in the long run, this will save you the MOST money. As distributors this is why we talk about it the most.
The YL starter kit is $160 currently. The diffuser alone is between $63 and $85 (depending on which one you choose). If you add up the kit’s oil costs, it comes to $141. ( so that is $226 total at retail price) - So you’re getting a HUGE discount and almost getting the diffuser for free. PLUS you’re not paying the extra $45 for a membership. So overall, you’re getting almost $100 in products/membership for free.
"The oils are too expensive to use daily."
One 15ML bottle of Lavender has approximately 250-300 drops of oil in it. This bottle costs $23.50. So each drop of Lavender costs between .07 - .09 cents. Once you start using oils, you will see how far one drop goes! You don’t need much because these drops are very concentrated and potent!
A bottle of Lemon is $11.25 so each drop is between .0014 and .0017 cents.
So if you do the math on each bottle, you’ll see that a few cents is hardly anything compared to how much we can end up spending on some over the counter medicines, skin care products, cleaning agents etc.
Plus if I look at how much I have SAVED from this lifestyle change, its truly remarkable.
"I don’t want to be obligated to order oils every month."
You 100% don’t have to! You can order whenever you want! To keep your membership “current” you need to order once in a 12 month period, that’s all!
If you DO find yourself ordering often or ordering large amounts, I do always suggest enrolling in the monthly ordering system only because you save SO much more money that way and earn free points on each order!
"I don’t want to build a business with oils."
You 100% don’t have to! In fact, 95% of Young Living members don’t build a business. You never have any obligation to build, but the opportunity is always there if you choose!
"I don’t want to buy from a Multi level Marketing Company. I've heard that they're a scam."
A scam is “a dishonest scheme or fraud”. There is nothing fraudulent about a MLM. Everything about the business structure is forthcoming and honest. When you take a look at their compensation plan, you can see where each of your dollars go.
When you are purchasing anything from any MLM, what you are doing is not only supporting the company that made a product, but you’re also supporting your friend.
You’re buying local.
You’re helping pay for a little girl’s ballet classes, and supper for a family. You’re investing in that little boy’s college fund and school supplies for him. You’re supporting families that you know and so many 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 so far beyond paying big bucks to top level execs, but 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 to say, “I believe in you”.
"It’s too overwhelming to use EO."
We have an entire team of leaders and a beautiful community of oilers who are here to walk you through the learning process of using essential oils. We have online classes, live workshops, EO guide, facebook groups and more.
BUT even if you didn’t have us, you have your bottles! Each bottle has little tabs that you can peel back and read about how to use each oil. It really is that simple!
After you sign up for a YL membership, they also have the New Young Living University that goes through the basics of “what are oils”, “how to use oils”, “everyday oils” and more.
You don’t have to know EVERYTHING from the beginning. The more you use your starter kit oils, the more you will see what your favorites are and which ones you use the most! I promise the more you use them the more you will become comfortable and before you know it you are an oiling machine!
Yep, you heard that right. 5 months old and Dylan has already had two teeth break through! Oh man, I was not prepared for this. A new adventure of mammahood that I have NO experience with. So of course the first thing I do is pull out my Gentle Babies book and search, TEETHING! And this is what I did....
1 drop of Copaiba or Frankincense + 30 drops of carrier oil :: mix and rub on infected area. And TADA! It worked! This is our current go to blend that has been saving mamma a lot of headaches and sleepless nights.
"Can't I just buy essential oils at Whole Foods or Walmart?"
Essential oils are not regulated therefor companies can out ANY FILLER or additive into what they call an "essential oil". Most of what you will find at the grocery store is either another altogether or has toxic fillers in it.
When you are using essential oils on your body for any reason related to health or skincare, it is very dangerous to use these types of oils and can actually bring more harm.
Young Living has rigorous testing and standards for their oils (which is 100% the reason I use them every day). No filler are ever added to Young Living's oils and no toxins are present. In fact, they don't even use pesticides or herbicides in their crops or soil! BETTER than ORGANIC! Anything that comes from a farm outside of Young Living farms must meet strict standards.
You can visit the Young Living farms anytime you want to see their methods of growth and testing. That's how open they are about their purity! How cool!! You can see Young Living's "Seed to Seal" promise and process on the web site. It's who Young Living is!
I wouldn't trust anyone else when it comes to my family.
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"Is there any proof or science behind oils?"
Plants have been the subject of tremendous research. Millions of dollars every year are allocated to private lab and universities that are searching for new therapeutic compounds that lie undiscovered in the bark, roots, flowers, and seeds of plants.
We have countless testimonials of how essential oils have changed the lives and the health of so many of our team members. But beyond word of mouth, you can read up on the science of herbs and essential oils. What I will say is do your research! Find reputable sources of information. Plus when you join our team, we have compliant webinars, guides and resources that will lead you hand in hand. There are many books written by doctors and scientists that are a great place to start if your looking for facts. You can find many books at discoverlsp.com and pubmed.gov.
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