I’ve been using essential oils since about 2000. I first started using them as an “air freshener” when I was pregnant with my first child. Because most smells bothered me, I choose to use essential oil rather than artificial chemical sprays – the oils quite simply smelled better. After my daughter was born I stopped using essential oils and promptly forgot about them.
In 2014 I was re-introduced to essential oils in a therapeutic capacity and started using them on the recommendation of my licensed (and ANCB accredited) nurse practitioner. She made a custom blend for me to try and ever since then I’ve been hooked. It was about this time I tossed out all my skincare and replaced it with argan and coconut oils (FYI – these are not essential oils.) Since most everything I put on my face was too harsh, including products for mature and/or sensitive skin, this proved to be a better – and less expensive – alternative. These two events proved to be the beginning of my journey into learning more about alternatives to clean and healthy living products.
To be honest, I had started reading a lot about the many uses of essential oils and asked for (and received) an oil diffuser for Christmas. My house smelled amazing! Since I couldn’t easily drag around an electric diffuser with me everyplace, I dug a bit deeper on how to use oils and discovered I could wear it not only on my skin but in jewelry!
The most unexpected thing to me was that I had oils made by different companies and it was very obvious to me that they smelled different straight from the bottle (the lavender and peppermint being the most notable to me.) Because I wanted each scent to actually smell as I expected it to, I started trying different manufacturers. To make a long story short(er), I discovered that the very oil I had been avoiding because of the sales model (direct sales) turned out to be my favorite oil on the market.
I am the (very busy) co-founder of a (very successful) software company as well as a family business coach! I don’t “need” a side business. What I would like to offer you is an opportunity to try and use the same brand of essential oils that, after lots of trial and error, I chose as my favorite addition to my lifestyle.
When I signed up to become a Young Living Independent Distributor I was most interested in the 24% discount I could get on products. I don’t need to sell anything or sign anyone up to get that discount. I simply purchased a Premium Starter Kit that just so happened to contain everything I was shopping for anyhow (the “extra” diffuser will go in my kitchen.)
I highly recommend joining with a wholesale account and getting the Premium Starter Kit if you are interested in a great starter set of essential oils. Whether you want to do the business opportunity that comes with it is completely up to you. You are never forced to sell anything. Ever.
To remain a wholesale member, you have to make $50 worth of purchases per year to keep your membership. But if there’s a year that you don’t make a $50 purchase, you can reinstate your wholesale membership discount by just placing a $50 order. (That is less than HALF the price I pay a year for my business Costco membership.)
I’m not on any type of auto-ship program but instead, choose to order the products I use from Young Living. Really all I did here was change where I was getting my products from (I used to just order “whatever” oils off Amazon for about the same price!!)