Taking the Leap with Young Living
I admit I'm cautious about new ventures - more of a look-before-I-leap sort of girl. And by that I mean look/stalk/research for 6-12 months before leaping, so no judgment from me if you haven't felt ready to take the proverbial plunge into becoming a YL member! But just so you know what it entails and the pathways to get there, here's the deal. If you want their products but do not want a membership, you can sign up as a retail customer and pay full retail prices, or you can link up with someone who is a member and order through them. Through a member you will pay anywhere from full retail prices up to a max allowable 14% off (you can probably guess where I fall on that spectrum - some call me a pushover, I say I'm generous!). But if you want the whole shebang, wholesale prices at the maximum 24% off, you need your own membership.
Having a membership does NOT require you to sell. Ever. For the first year I had my membership, I was blissfully happy using it for myself alone - I only started selling when friends and family approached me asking to buy. In addition to the wholesale pricing you have access to an incredible community and resources, the option to join Essential Rewards (sort of like the best monthly subscription box program EVER - the amount of free stuff you can get is staggering), and of course the option to dabble in the biz and make some money. The only requirement to maintain an active account is a $50 order per year.
What if you forget and DON'T make a $50 order in a year and your account goes inactive? Well, they strip you down and march you through the streets chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" a la Game of Thrones.
Kidding! Nothing happens. Seriously. It's really anti-climactic. Your account just goes inactive and if you want it back again, place a $50 order! No strings attached. I've outlined the pathways towards getting your membership below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and if you decide you want in, check out the sign up page! I'd be thrilled to have you on my team. On Wednesdays we wear pink....
The Premium starter kit
This is how I and most people got started! It's such a spectacular value - over 40% off what you'd pay buying each product individually. It comes with a diffuser of your choice, Lavender 5-ml, Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml, Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml, Citrus Fresh Vitality™ 5-ml, Frankincense 5-ml, Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml, Peace and Calming™ 5-ml, Raven™ 5-ml, DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml, PanAway® 5-ml, Stress Away™ 5-ml, Valor™ 5-ml, 2 AromaGlide™ Roller Fitments, Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample, a Thieves waterless hand purifier, 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, Product Guide and Product Price List, Essential Oils Magazine, Essential Edge News, and Member Resources.
YL has a LOT of oils, but these represent such a perfect array of everything you could need to get started in the oily world. In my FB group by the same name as this site, (check out the EO Education link) I have a Premium Starter Kit document that covers all the safety considerations of every oil in this kit. You will never be overwhelmed or worried about safety as long as you stick with me!
The savvy minerals starter kit
Calling all Sephora addicts! There's a new makeup line in town, and it's DIVINE. Savvy Minerals is free of dyes, synthetic fragrances, gluten, soy, mineral oil, petrochemicals, talc, parabens, metals, nano-particles, phthalates, and bismuth. What it does have is beautiful, buildable pigments that can go from casual day to a smokin' night out with ease. This kit is available in 4 color combinations based on foundation shade, and includes a foundation, foundation brush, misting spray, blush, lipgloss, 3 eye shadows, a 5 ml bottle of lavender EO, tons of resources, and of course... the membership!
The NingXia Starter Kit
For anyone wanting to get serious about drinking their way to wellness this may be the kit for you! The star of the show is NingXia Red, a blend of wolfberries, superfruit juice, and essential oils. It's a serious hit of nutrients and antioxidants. This kit comes with a NingXia Red 2-pack, 30 NingXia Red Singles (2 fl. oz. ea.), NingXia Nitro, Stress Away™ 5-ml, AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample, 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards, 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles, 2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples, Product Guide and Product Price List, Essential Oil Magazine, Essential Edge, and Member Resources.
The Thieves starter kit
This kit is for the person who wants to overhaul their products and maybe isn't into DIY. Thieves is a powerful blend of cinnamon, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus, and lemon oils with germ busting prowess that goes all the way back to the days of yore with graverobbers using similarly infused oils to avoid getting the plague from their victims. Isn't that a beautiful story? This kit comes with Thieves 15-ml, Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste, Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash, 2 Thieves Household Cleaners, 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soaps, 2 Thieves Sprays, 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifiers, Stress Away™ 5-ml, AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample, 10 Sample Packets, 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards, 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles, 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, Product Guide and Product Price List, Essential Oil Magazine, Essential Edge, and Member Resources.
Those 2 bottles of household cleaner may set you for life - seriously, I've had my first bottle for nearly 2 years now and I'm finally getting to the bottom. Concentrated doesn't even begin to describe it!
The basic starter kit
This kit is for the person who has very specific ideas about how they'd like to get started with YL. The kit itself comes with: Stress Away™ 5-ml, AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample, 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards, 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles, 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, Product Guide and Product Price List, Essential Edge, and Member Resources
You then can add individual products to your order, essentially creating a customized kit! YL isn't just about oils - there's cleaning products, diffusers, personal care products, the new Seedlings baby line, supplements, and now Savvy Minerals makeup. The best part? You get anything you add to your order at the full 24% off because by buying the kit, you're activating your membership!