Essential Oils Frequently Asked Questions
I know using essential oils can seem overwhelming, especially in the beginning. Here are the most common questions I get regarding essential oils. Please comment below with any other questions you may have and I’d be happy to answer for you! Essential oil FAQs.
Why do you only use Young Living Essential Oils? The oils at the health food store are so much cheaper!
Yes, those other oils are so much cheaper. But do you know what you are really buying when you buy those “essential oils”? Neither do I! ha! Seriously though, the FDA doesn’t have strict regulations on what goes on the label of the essential oil bottle. Just because the bottle is labeled as “pure essential oil” doesn’t mean that is all that is in there. As long as there is a little bit of the “pure essential”oil, it can be labeled as such. The rest of the bottle can be filled with water, synthetic fragrances and who knows what else they put in there. Many people are using essential oils to eliminate toxins from their homes, however using oils with synthetic fragrances are just as bad as candles or spray air fresheners or plug ins. If you are applying the oils topically, who knows what you are putting on your skin (your largest organ) and into your blood stream. Don’t risk it!
Not only, could there be additives to those cheaper bottles of oil, but if they aren’t distilled properly, the effectiveness of the oil drops significantly. You get what you pay for. Check out Young Living’s Seed to Seal Guarantee for more info directly from the source!
I saw Young Living Essential Oils on sale on Amazon. Can’t I just buy them there cheaper?
Sure you could. But, again, you aren’t getting them directly from the source and chances are they have been tampered with. People can actually remove the safety seals, alter the contents of the bottle and replace the safety seal without anyone knowing. Why do you think you can find Young Living Essential Oils on sale on amazon cheaper than the Young Living website? Why would someone pay the full price to purchase the bottle directly from YL and then turn around and sell it cheaper? It just doesn’t make any sense, unless the bottle was altered and they aren’t really selling what they say they are. Buyer beware! Also, it is against Young Livings policies to sell their products on third party sites such as Amazon.
There is so much controversy about ingesting oils, why are you ok with doing that?
This goes back to Young Livings quality guarantee. I trust YL and the products they stand behind. YL is the ONLY essential oil company that has their essential oils labeled and approved by the FDA for consumption. Ingesting essential oils is actually referred to as the French Method because in France this is considered normal. My family means everything to me. I am overprotective and a worry wart for sure! And the whole reason I started using essential oils was to keep my family healthier and happier. I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize their health. My husband, my older children, and myself have been ingesting essential oils since 2015 with no negative effects. HOWEVER, if you don’t feel comfortable ingesting, then don’t do it. No hard feelings. It’s a personal decision.
Are essential oils safe for my kids?
Generally, yes. But, as with all products you use on and around your kids, you will want to read the labels. There are a few that are not recommended for babies and small children. If you are using essential oils on small children you will want to be sure to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil more than you would if using on an adult. Young Living does make a kids line of essential oils that are prediluted for you.
What’s the difference with becoming a “Member” vs a “Retail Customer”?
A lot actually.
~When you chose to become a “Member” you get the privilege of purchasing a Premium Starter Kit. That option is not available with the “retail customer” option. I highly suggest the Premium Starter Kit to anyone starting out with essential oils because it allows you to experience 11 of Young Living’s most popular oils, plus comes with a diffuser, samples to hand out or keep for yourself, a roller fitment that allows you to turn any of their oil bottles into a roller bottle, and oil literature. If you were to purchase everything in the PSK individually it would retail over $300! Purchasing the PSK is only $160.
~When you become a “Member” you get 24% off all future oil purchases. However, when you chose to become a “retail member” you pay full price for everything.
~When you become a “Member” you have the option of taking advantage of Young Living’s compensation plan, you cannot do so when you chose “retail member”.
Am I obligated to sell anything if I chose the “Member” option?
Absolutely not. And no one will ever pressure you to. If you want to, that option is there and I’d love to help you do that. In fact, most people who select the “Member” option do not chose to sell anything, they only pick the “Member” option to take advantage of the amazing benefits it has to offer.
Is there a membership fee.
Nope. No fees at all.
Is there a requirement to spendd a certain amount every month.
Nope, no requirement there either. To maintain your membership, you only need to spend 50PV (essentially $50) in a year, easy peasy! However, if you do find yourself ordering often, you may want to take advantage of YL’s amazing rewards program. You can read more about that here.
What is “PV”
PV stands for Purchase Voume. YL assigns every product a PV. Usually, this is equivalent to the $ amount, however there are a few items in which the PV is lower than the $ amount. PV is used to calculate your rewards (if you are on the ER program) and monthly promos (which by the way are AMAZING! Think FREE OILS and other YL products!). YL is very generous with their monthly promos and ER program.
Am I required to provide my SSN or Tax ID?
Not anymore! Not long ago, it was a requirement when you sign up as a “Member” just in case you chose to sell YL products. But YL listened to their customers and changed it so that it is no longer required, unless you start selling.
Why should I order my essential oils using your link instead of someone else?
When you become a new “Member” and purchase your Premium Starter Kit using my link, you become part of my oily tribe. As a thank you, I will gift you with 5 pre-labeled roller bottles and recipe cards that you can fill and use conveniently. I will be here to answer all your oily questions and if you are on Facebook, I will add you to my Facebook oil groups. You will have an amazing oil support system to help you navigate your new found world of oils. I love essential oils, they are my passion and I love to share about them with people. Plus, I offer special deals every so often that only people who are in my group can take advantage of 🙂
What exactly comes in the Premium Starter Kit?
A lot comes with it! Find out details on this post 🙂
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