How to Buy Essential Oils

Laura NickelsonEssential Oils 101

OK, so you’ve heard about these little bottles of amazingness, right? I’m talking about essential oils… and you think I’ve gone a little wack-a-doodle. Yep. I get it.

I’ve heard about essential oils {EO} for years now. Yes, years. And up until recently I, too, thought they might have fallen off the cuckoo truck. I called my mom a witch doctor for-EVER because she always “had an oil for that.”

What are essential oils?

Well, I’m here to tell you that I am a changed woman! I LOVE them, can’t get enough of them, want to share this amazing gift with the world. I know, you’re rolling your eyes now. But just hear me out. I started using EO’s in February 2014 and my family has been changed forever.

I’ve shared before about how a non-recycler came to love plant oils. What I mean is that before now, I wasn’t very interested in natural health and wellness, but with essential oils as my gateway “drug” I’m becoming very interested in giving my family a chemical-free life and home environment. Don’t get me wrong. We’re still a long way off from being completely chemical-free. But I know that natural is better, so when I know better, I do better – a little at a time.

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Here are a few ways I’ve gone all-natural over the past year:

1. We use essential oils as our go-to, try-it-first solution for all things that ail us. If they don’t work, then we’ll try something else. But most of the time oils are all we need.
2. I’ve eliminated 85% of our chemical cleaners in the house with one amazing chemical-free, all-in-one cleaner. I love that my 4-year-old can help me clean without me worrying about toxic fumes!
3. Using organic or natural solutions for our home and beauty product whenever we can. For example, I now make my own hand soap, body lotion, lip balm and shower gel.

The essential oils and all-natural cleaners that I now use come from Young Living. It is an essential oil company that has been around for more than 20 years and is known for it’s high quality, therapeutic-grade essential oils.

The amazing oils from the Premium Starter Kit. LOVE them!

So, what are essential oils?

To be honest, you can find essential oils in everyday products like candles, skin care products, laundry detergent, foods, perfumes and cosmetics. The only thing is, all essential oils are not created equal. Most of the ones found in the products previously mentioned are synthetic. That means they are made from petrochemicals in a lab to duplicate as best as humanly possible, the scent and makeup of a plant. The only problem is, that our bodies process these fake oils as toxins, and many times can’t break them down and end up storing them in our fat cells. Did you know that the fat cells in our bodies are difficult to get rid of because they are covered in a film of toxins from the things we encounter every day?? Yuck!

Homemade Rosemary and Mint Soap

Homemade Rosemary and Mint Soap

So, how are Young Living essential oils different? First of all, the are therapeutic grade and 100% pure. (You may find essential oils in your grocery store that state they are 100% pure, but in fact they are only required by law to be 5% pure.)

Young Living essential oils are taken directly from the plant, not copied in a lab, and are steam distilled, cold pressed or tapped from the resin to extract the oils. They contain the plant’s scent, chemical structure, compounds and constituents. You are getting the “life blood” of the plant. The essential oil, which heals the plants when wounded, does the same thing for us when we apply it to our bodies. Did you know that within 20 minutes of applying, inhaling or ingesting an essential oil, that it can be found in every cell in your body? Amazing!

These God-given, miraculous tools are taken from the plant, tested for the purest of quality, and then bottled, and delivered to your home for you to use. Essential oils have never been so accessible or convenient and I’m so grateful to be able to use them in my home. They are truly a wonderful gift!

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What is so special about Young Living??

I fully researched the existing essential oil companies out there before committing to Young Living. I found in my research that they have been the pioneers for essential oils in America and were founded 20+ years ago. They own 8 farms in 6 different countries, and hold themselves to the highest standard, which they call Seed to Seal. And they hold their partner farms to the same high standard.

They never use any chemical pesticides and all weed control is done by hand! Young Living even allows you to come and visit their farms, unlike any other essential oil company. And chances are if you do visit, then they will put you to work planting or weeding! Since these oils are so pure, they don’t have an expiration date as long as they are stored in a cool, dark place.

Spring is in the air, and so are our diffuser recipes! LOVE that MUST-HAVE TRIO! It's always in my diffuser this time of year.

What does it mean to be a Young Living member? When you enroll as a wholesale member, you are getting the ability to order your oils at 24% off retail price. Think of it like a Costco or Sam’s membership where you pay a fee to get the discounted pricing. Only in this case, your “fee” is you purchasing a starter kit, which is an amazing deal in and of itself.

What is does NOT mean is that you have to sell anything. I assure you that there are no strings attached to your Young Living membership. The absolute only requirement to keep your account active is that you spend 50PV in a 12 months period! And that is so easy to do! More than 90% of all Young Living members are only buying oils for their families. And the rest of us who do share Young Living are people who are passionate about these products and choose to share and spend our time educating others about the benefits of pure essential oils.

How to get started using Essential Oils

I would love to tell you about how you can enjoy these oils for your family too, at an amazing 24% discount! You never want to pay retail for these oils. There’s just no reason for that!

So, here are the two ways that you can get discounted essential oils.

1. Shoot me an e-mail and order a few oils from me using my 24% wholesale discount. I’d love to add your oils to my order and then I’ll ship them to you when they get to me. It will take a few weeks for me to get the products to you, but it’ll be worth it. I promise!

2. OR, you can sign up for your very own Young Living Wholesale Member Account. Just like that Sam’s or Costco membership I mentioned before. You become a member to get the benefit of discounted pricing. Same thing. It’s how I got started and I highly recommend it. What comes with this wholesale membership?

  • You get wholesale pricing for a year, which is 24% off retail.
  • The only requirement to keep your account active is to spend 50PV every 12 months. (I assure you that this requirement won’t be hard to fulfill!)
  • You are not required to sell anything. Ever. No pressure, I promise.
  • You can earn free oils every month by placing a qualifying order outlined in their their monthly promos. Yay!!
  • You can also earn free oils and products through their reward program called Essential Rewards. You earn a percentage back of whatever you spend each month and those points are used like dollars to purchase new oils. You can change your order every month, even the shipping date can be changed monthly. (You can cancel at any time, and skip one month a year!)
  • You get free access to our amazing Facebook support groups. You can ask questions, read testimonies about how to use the oils and find amazing support on your oily journey.

To sign up for the Young Living Wholesale Membership, you will need to select one of these premium starter kits. The Premium Starter Kit is an amazing value!! (The savings are different depending on which diffuser you choose. I LOVE that there are now FOUR diffuser options!)

The NEW Young Living Premium Starter Kit + Welcome Kit |


Young Living offers me a commission on every premium starter kit purchased using my member number. They are paying me to educate you on your new essential oils. So, I take that commission and give it back to you by way of my welcome kit!


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The welcome kit includes:

  • A welcome letter from me, plus info pages on wellness & body recipes, how to use oils with babies and children and more!
  • Essential Oils Reference Guide. This 400+ page manual is an invaluable tool that I reference all of the time! It gives you the history of essential oils, the description and use of each single oil and oil blend, and lists most major wellness issues and how to use your oils for them. I keep mine next to my chair in the living room for easy access!
  • Bottle labels. They’re pretty, but also helpful when organizing your oils! I keep my oils in a Caboodles nail polish case, so these help me quickly find which oils I need.
  • Essential Oils Starter Guide. This amazing brochure will walk you through the basic of essential oils, in simple English. How to apply them, safety tips and info on all of the essential oils in the premium starter kit. It’s a great size for stashing in your purse.
  • PLUS, you’ll get FREE subscription to The Oil Revolution Designs, UNLIMITED access to our information Facebook groups and FREE training videos and fliers for sharing.

And of course, I’m available to help when you need it. I take my role as a Young Living distributor very seriously, so I’m here to answer questions and help to guide you and point you in the right direction as you start your oily journey. I am passionate about these oils and I know you will share that passion once you start using them!

Please note: You don’t just have to order the Everyday Oils Premium Starter Kit, the Thieves Premium Starter Kit and Ningxia Premium Starter Kit starter kits will earn you a free welcome kit, too. 🙂

If you’re just thinking about trying essential oils, I cannot encourage you enough to just jump in and get a bottle to try. Please feel free to e-mail me ( and I can let you order using my wholesale discount.

Here’s How To Sign Up:

  1. Head over to Young Living to fill out your account information. It’s super easy, I promise!
  2. BE SURE “Member” is selected so that you don’t end up paying retail pricing, and so that you qualify for the FREE welcome kit!
  3. Double check that my member number (#1666197) is in the “Sponsor ID” and “Enroller ID” blanks (they should be entered in there for you if you entered with that link in step 1).
  4. Fill out all the Personal information section on first screen. It does ask for your social security number and you should know that is just for legal purposes in the event you earn a paycheck over the next year more then $600 (Young Living is a referral based business). If you never enroll anyone else, your SSN will never be used. We do not pressure people into the business end…EVER. We want you to use and love your oils and we love you as a member whether you work the business end or not. (If you’re not comfortable putting your SSN in there, you can get an EIN from the IRS in just a few seconds here and use that number instead.)
  5. Make sure you write down your pin, username and password when you choose it because you’ll need that in the future to log into your account.  Click “Agree and Continue” once this page is complete.
  6. Select which starter kit you want to get. My recommendation would be the Premium Starter Kit with the Dew Drop Diffuser. That’s the one where you get all of the freebies! In this kit you get eleven bottles of the most popular essential oils plus a diffuser, so this is an excellent deal! This is the kit I started with and I use most of these oils on a daily basis.
  7.  If you have any other oils, supplements or products on your wish list to add to your order, now is the time!  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Add More Products to Enrollment Order” to shop for your items now.
  8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Enrollment Checkout”.  Essential Rewards is a monthly auto-ship program that allows you to earn up to 20% credits from all your purchases.  If you’re interested in joining this program you can look at the Essential Rewards Kits on this page, but you can always sign up for this later once you’ve gotten more familiar with Young Living products.  The Essential Rewards program is not required for membership.
  9. Confirm your shipping and billing information. Be sure to change your Shipping Method to Fedex Ground for $9.99 to get the lowest price. Or select another method if you’re really eager to get your kit!
  10. Complete checkout and wait for your oils to arrive!!! Yay!!
  11. After you sign up, FILL OUT THIS FORM letting me know that you signed up through this promotion so that I will know to send you your freebies.

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