Essential Oils

I decided to write this post because of all of the hub bub of essential oils going on lately.  I go on Pinterest and see pins everywhere, I read about them on Facebook and I see controversy over which oils are the best and how to use them.

I have been using essential oils for about a year now.  And I have to admit, I started because some awesomely sweet people offered to come tell/show me about them when I had Jules, hoping to help with her care.  I couldn’t pass up any extra help at that time.  And I began my love/hate relationship at that time.  Please continue to read if you are nervous about my “hate”:).

The reason I was drawn to the oils was because I saw IMMEDIATE RESULTS.  Like 10 minutes after using them people.  My hubby tells me that I would buy ice from an Eskimo because I can’t tell people no, and I completely admit it.  I probably would.  So of course when I wanted to start with oils he thought I was “falling for a scheme” yet again.  Until……..he saw the immediate results.  A sweet sweet girl name Angela came out to share with me about oils when I had Jules.  The first thing I asked her was if there was an oil to help increase milk supply.  She ever so graciously gave me her sample of  Fennel…

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I put it on about 10 minutes before I pumped( I just rubbed 1 drop on each of my breasts), and ry happened to be in the room while I was pumping…and that very first time my milk supply DOUBLED!  Even his mouth dropped.  It was then he told me okay, you can order some:)  I’m not guaranteeing you it will work the same for everyone…I don’t know.  I’m just telling you my story.  And from a girl that has a hard time keeping my milk supply up, it was nothing short of a miracle.  It was now that my love relationship started forming.

My hate relationship started a few months later.  I had ordered only a few oils, but the fact of the matter was I really didn’t know how to use them and I was intimidated by them, so I didn’t use them.  I thought I would use them wrong, I wasn’t sure which one helped what.  It seemed like no matter how many pins I pinned I was just confused.  So my hate wasn’t truly a hate, it was more of a defeated feeling.

I’m sure if I felt this way, there are others out there.  That’s why I’m going to be writing a few blogs/testimonials from my life of how I have found oils to be the most effective and beneficial.   And which ones I use on a regular basis and have found super useful and NON-INTIMIDATING to get you started if you are interested.

I”m sure if you recognize the picture above you know I am using Young Living oils.  That’s what I was introduced to, that’s what worked for me right away, and after hearing about the grade of the oils and the testimonies I stuck with them.

You also need to know that I am not a big researcher.  I love people that are…and I applaud you.  I just don’t have the time.  I like results and things that work.  That’s what speaks to me most.  Young Living did that for me.  I used it.  It delivered.  I was sold.

So, the first thing I did after I bought a few of the oils that I was recommended for Jules, was that I bought in as a distributor.  Some people are thrown off by this because Young Living is a pyramid?/ party company….not even sure what people call it.  I told you I wasn’t much of a researcher….ha.  Either way, you can become a distributor.  You can sell if you WANT TO.  You absolutely positively do not NEED to sell AT ALL.  So why become a distributor?  Cause you get all of the items at wholesale cost!!! Which is about 24% off and adds up in a hurry!  The only thing you need to do to keep your distributor status is spend $50 A YEAR!  Which if you know is only about the cost of one to two oils.  Not hard to do at all.  This means you only have to spend $50 on a start up kit, and if you visit Young Living, click you country, and then scroll down to the bottom you will see member sign-up.  Here you can click and see all of the starter packs available.  The one I bought and I think is the best deal was the Premium Starter Kit.  They have now included a new diffuser since I have purchased it and I may just have to start saving for that as well:)

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Kit includes: Everyday Oils™ collection, the all-new Aroma Diffuser, Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Member Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet, Stress Away™ 5-ml, AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, two sample sachets each of: Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming®, Lemon, and Thieves®, two NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, Business cards sample pack, Member Agreement, Product Guide.  Basically it includes over $300 worth of product for $160.

If you buy this you are all set to be a distributor, and get all of your product for 24% off and have already spent your $50 for the year so you’re good for the next year.  You don’t have to book one party, you don’t have to try to sell, you don’t even need to order again if you aren’t satisfied.  That’s what I loved, there is no pressure.  Cause I am not a fan of pressure:)  You can choose to sell if you so want and make a business of it, that’s up to you.  Either way Young Living will ask you for your Social Security number (which freaks some people out) but they only use this if you do choose to sell or build up people under you cause you can earn money and then they use it for a W2 at the end of the year.  That’s it, that’s all.

A little side note, when you sign up they will also ask you if you want to enroll in essential rewards.  This is a program that you have to spend $50 a month but then receive 20% back IN FREE PRODUCT.  You do not need to do this and can choose no thanks.  I currently just enrolled because I had been spending at least $50 every month and was loosing free money.  Also, if you decide to build your business up, and have people under you, you have to order at least $100 a month to earn a commission on them.  That’s another thing that I really liked about this company.  You do have to love their product and use it if you want to encourage others to use it.

Okay, so enough of the logistics.  I’m going to be 100% up front with you here.  If you are interested you can sign up here and there is a spot to put a sponser ID #.  If you sign up under me I can make a commission off of what you buy.  I have been using Young Living for over a year now and haven’t tried to make this a business.  I TRULY JUST LOVE IT.  But I’m also a stay-at-home mommy blogger that is not against trying to help the hubbs out.  I just don’t want any of you to think I”m trying to take advantage of you:):)  If you want to try it I’d love it if you put 1378617 in that sponser id spot.  If you don’t, I’ll never know and won’t hold it against you:)

I’ll be starting my series this Friday on our families favorite oils that we have tried and true testimonials for.  The fennel one will just have to peek your curiosity for the time being:)

Also, if you have any questions about becoming a distributor, buying in at wholesale, or anything about the oils or company, feel free to email me at alliemay425@gmail.com.  I’d love to help you out:)