Getting Started with Essential Oils
December 30, 2013 § 6 Comments
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this recently, so I figured it would be useful for everybody to have all of this information in one central location. If you’ve already done the research about Young Living essential oils and have decided to give it a go, then this is how to get started. (If you’d like to learn more, I’ve written two introductory posts here: Essential Oils and Parrots on what essential oils are, why you should only use Young Living, and why you might want to use them with parrots; and My First Diffusing Experience on how I got started, the oils and diffuser I initially chose, and its effects on my flock.)
First, you’ll need to decide whether you just want to purchase YLEOs, or if you want to become a “distributor.” A lot of people think that being a distributor must mean that it carries the obligation to, well, distribute. It does not. In fact, being a distributor carries few obligations at all. I believe that the only obligation is to keep your account active, which means placing an order once a year. You have no obligations to recruit or to sell or to advertise, or anything like that. However, if you do decide to become a distributor, you enjoy wholesale prices on all YL products, which is a cool 24% off! I personally think this is a fantastic deal and recommend everybody to sign up as a distributor. The savings truly adds up, and you’ll make the price of the Starter Kit back in no time.
Next, you’ll need to pick your starter kit. There are a few different options, all of which you can read about and compare here on the Young Living website. I personally went with the very Basic Starter Kit, which is the bare minimum. I believe it’s $40, and it comes with several samples of a good variety of essential oils. That said, however, there are more expensive kits (up to $150) that actually represent better values and even come with a diffuser. I knew that I wanted a particular model and not the one that came with the more expensive kits, which is why I went with the Basic Starter Kit. I have heard good things about the Premium Starter Kit from several people though, as it comes with a wide variety of oils and a diffuser, so you can get started right out of the box.
Finally, you’ll need to actually register here with Young Living. You’ll need a referral code in order to do so. My code is 1304850, but in the interest of full disclosure, I do supposedly make a small commission for referring people. So, please feel free to use my code, or anybody else’s if that makes you uncomfortable. (I don’t do this for the commission!)
And that’s it! It’s a very quick and easy process, and the discount is quite significant. I’ve earned back my initial $40 investment through the discount at least a few times over now. As always, please be sure to do your own research and make your own educated decision. I personally feel that these are safe and beneficial to use with my flock but some parrots might react differently.