Getting Started with Essential Oils

5:16:00 PM Laura at Fantastically Four 0 Comments

When I was a little girl, my family would climb in our car at 5:00 in the morning and make the long drive from Iowa down to Southern Texas almost every year at Christmastime. We'd go to the beach, visit the zoo, stop by Mexico, and then we'd pick fruit in my grandfather's citrus orchard. To this day, I don't think there's anything better than fresh-squeezed orange juice or homemade lemon meringue pie made from lemons plucked that morning off the tree. The beloved scents of a freshly peeled orange or lemon zest take me straight back to the sunshine that warmed me even in the deep winter. And that's exactly what it's like to experience essential oils!

If you've ever noticed how the scent of a rose makes you feel serene, or a whiff of peppermint makes you feel alert and satiated, you are experiencing aromatherapy. But what gets me really excited is the fact that essential oils provide more than just a nice fragrance, they are powerful plant essences that can improve our lives and help us feel better inside and out.

Why choose Young Living essential oils

Only pure essential oils are effective in aromatic healing. So as my hubby and I got serious about essential oils, we researched Young Living as a company and were impressed by their quality (above organic) and seed-to-seal process. They own most of the farms themselves, they weed by hand, they use their own oils for pest control, and they gently distill their oils without chemicals.

Here's a quick example and quote from Young Living's recent newsletters:

All Young Living essential oils are produced the way nature intended them—free of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers.
They also rigorously test their final product both in-house and by a third party to meet therapeutic standards. Plants and their oils are powerful, yet delicate in nature. By using Young Living, you can be completely confident of the quality of the oils, and that their natural chemical makeup is an exact match for what's on the label. Their essential oils are 100% therapeutic grade, effective and safe for their intended use.

Plus, Young Living has the best and most affordable starter kits out there. They make it easy for a newbie to get started!

“What do I actually do with Essential Oils?”

That was my question the first time I held a bottle of lavender, but I soon found oils quickly get incorporated into daily life. I have diffused oils to uplift my son's spirit during a meltdown, and to soothe my teething baby to sleep. I use essential oils in several different ways every day. They can be used to support the respiratory system, hormonal, digestive, and cardiovascular systems, address all kinds of skin concerns, and I could definitely go on. Not only are they a fantastic way to maintain health, they are my go-to choice for a safe alternative to cosmetics, perfumes, and cleaners. Essential oils can provide energy for your day, or a serene mood for your night.

Are you curious about Essential Oils?

If so, give Young Living a close look. One of the most popular ways to get started is sign up as a distributor and get their Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser.

This kit retails for over $300, but as a Wholesale Member, you get the kit at a 50% discount.
Here's what's inside the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. In my opinion, it's an incredible way to start with Essential Oils and there's nothing better out there. Just take a look at what it includes:

  • 5 mL bottles of the following essential oils:
    • Lavender
    • Peppermint Vitality™
    • Lemon Vitality™
    • Copaiba Vitality™
    • Frankincense
    • Thieves® Vitality™
    • Purification®
    • R.C.™
    • DiGize™ Vitality™
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • A home diffuser (a $96 value. I have two diffusers and use mine daily.) 
  • A bonus oil! 5 mL bottle of Stress Away™ (A personal favorite. Smells heavenly!) 
  • Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll on; I recommend doing this with Stress Away)
  • 10 sample packets total of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming™, Lemon, and Thieves® for travel or sharing with family and friends 
  • 2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples (a yummy antioxidant supplement)
  • Product Guide and Product Price List 
  • Essential Oil Magazine 
  • Essential Edge (newsletter)
  • Member Resources

(Here's a little more info on the Vitality line.)

Seriously! This is a fantastic array of oils that will impact your daily life. I'm a little jealous, as the kit has been expanded since I joined years ago. Take advantage of it, friends!

Soooo...Want to try Young Living essential oils?

Hooray! You are going to love it. You can get Young Living Essential Oils in two ways.
  1. As a Wholesale Member (highly encouraged) or 
  2. as a Retail Customer via the Young Living website (don’t recommend it because you don’t get the discount!) 
I highly recommend joining as a Wholesale Member, even if you’re a beginner. Wholesale Members get access to the *amazing* Starter Kit that I mentioned above, and they get a hefty 24% discount off every product they order. There are no tricks or gimmicks, no automatic charges to your credit card, etc. If you only buy the starter kit and buy nothing more again, your membership will simply lapse after a year and that will be that. But if you want to keep your wholesale membership going, all you will need to do is buy 50PV (usually $50) worth of oils/products in the course of the year following.

For Wholesale Members there is no requirement to sell or meet monthly quotas or anything like that.

But if you’d like to earn some extra income…
Wholesale Members do have the option of sharing oils with their friends and family in order to earn commissions and participate in promotions for free oils. Some mamas even turn this into a business for themselves. If this is something you’re interested in, sign up with me and I’ll help you get started!

Here’s how to begin 
You start by purchasing an enrollment kit. There are three options to choose from. However, I only recommend the Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser (pictured above). It is by far the best value and will help you actually start using essential oils. It’s the only kit that gives you the 10 Everyday Essential Oils (plus a bonus oil, StressAway, which is many people’s favorite). These 11 oils will give you endless options in treating your family and yourself.

Sign me up!

To get started, just follow these steps.

Follow this link to Sign Up As a Young Living Wholesale Member

Be sure to get the “Enroller ID” and “Sponsor ID” number from the person who referred you! (My sponsor ID is 2056917, but the link will automatically populate this info.) That way they get credit for your purchase and you get to team up with them.

Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact info. (The reason you are asked for your SSN is for tax purposes; if you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living never shares this info with anyone.)

Fill out the form. Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils. Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which starter kit you would like. You must sign up with one of these kits to become a Wholesale Member.

Here there's an option to join the Essential Rewards Program. Buying one of the ER kits is not a requirement to sign up as a Wholesale Member! This is a rewards program you can opt into to start earning money back to help pay for your oils. At this point, you can skip this step by selecting “No, thank you. I plan on enrolling in the Essential Rewards Program later.” If one of the ER kits looks valuable to you, then go for it in addition to your starter kit. Agree to Terms & Conditions.

CONFIRM YOUR ORDER. Many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out. To confirm, the tool will log you in and it will show you your order again and it will make you enter in your payment information again.

Congratulations! Welcome to the amazing world of essential oils! You’re going to love this next phase of your natural living journey!

So, now what?
I'm here for ya. It may seem like there's a lot to learn, and there can be if you like it that way, but otherwise, I promise to keep things simple. Once you sign up with my sponsor ID, I'll support you in learning about and using your essential oils! Young Living will help make it easy too, and their 2016 product guide (comes with the premium starter kit) has fantastic information on nearly every oil they offer.

Follow my blog and pay attention to the posts in the Essential Oils 101 series for insights and tips in using your oils.


All information on a drop of lavender is informative in nature and not to be construed as medical advice. I am not a doctor or medical professional, but I am passionate about aromatherapy and the safe use of essential oils.