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How to SAVE Money with Essential Oils

Most people who want to begin their essential oil journey are often discouraged when they see how much they cost.  It took me 1 year to make the investment, because I was worried about paying $150 for my Young Living Premium Starter Kit.  Now that I have been using Young Living for quite some time, I now understand how much I am actually saving by using the oils for my family’s health, for our housekeeping, DIY homemade items and much, much more!  Here I will explain how you can SAVE money with essential oils too!

COST PER DROP

Why are some essential oils cheap and others more expensive?

If you’ve been exploring online or have been to natural health stores, I’m sure you have seen the varying brands and prices of essential oils.  Why are some more expensive than others?  It is all about one word – QUALITY.  Many oils on the market tend to be perfume or cosmetic grade.  These oils can be dangerous and toxic with no benefits for your health.  Young Living oils are guaranteed 100% pure, therapeutic or medicinal grade.  This may mean more expensive, but your health will not be compromised and you will reap the full benefits of the essential oil.  After researching different companies, I came to the conclusion that Young Living was the BEST for my family.  Their commitment to quality is all in their “Seed to Seal” process.  If the opportunity arises, you can actually visit their headquarters to see the whole unique process for yourself!  So neat!  See the “Seed to Seal” graphic below for more information.

Seed to seal website

Click on, “Why Choose Young Living?” for more details.

How you can start saving money!

As I mentioned above, it took me 1 year to take the plunge and purchase the Young Living Premium Starter Kit.  Why was I set on purchasing the kit?  Why didn’t I just order a few oils to get started?  First and foremost, the Premium Starter Kit is the BEST value.  Young Living offers this kit at less than half of its retail price, because they want you to have the perfect introduction to essential oils.  The kit offers everything you need to truly experience the benefits of essential oils.  It includes 10 Everyday Oils, Citrus Fresh oil blend, a Home Diffuser, a roller fitment, samples and informational packets.  Also, as an additional bonus, I send a FREE gift to new members who enroll with a Premium Starter Kit.  Last but not least, after you purchase a kit, you are considered a Wholesale Member.  You then will receive 24% off of all product purchases with reduced shipping.  There is no obligation to “sell” or do anything else.  You can just enjoy the lower prices!  Click on order oils for more information.

How you can continue saving!

Once you are a member of Young Living there are a few important and fun facts to know before you start using your essential oils.

  1. A 5 ml bottle contains approximately 80 drops of oil and a 15 ml bottle has approximately 250 drops.
  2. Most of the time, 1-2 drops is all you need!  See the “price per drop” in the graphic above.  This helps to visualize how these oils are really “pocket change!”
  3. Dilute, dilute, dilute.  Follow Young Living’s dilution ratios and always read your bottle labels to see the recommendations.  As I said, 1 drop is all you need and this alone proves the power of these oils.   It’s important to dilute for safety, but also it actually makes your oils last much longer!  It spreads them out over a larger area and allows you to use less essential oil.
  4. Young Living Essential Oils do not have an expiration date.  If they are properly stored, they will last forever.  To see where I keep mine, click on, “How Do I Store My Essential Oils?”  I am positive you could go through your cabinet at home and find many over-the-counter products with expiration dates.

How have I saved?

Since I began my journey with Young Living Essential Oils, these are some examples of how I have saved!

  1. I am a Young Living Wholesale Member, so every time I order, I receive 24% off of each item with reduced shipping.
  2. I dilute all my oils when using them topically or as dietary supplements.
  3. My family and I are healthier.  Healthier means less western medicine practices and over-the-counter products.
  4. I have fun experimenting and creating my own DIY items with essential oils which take the place for many household and beauty items.  For example, check out my post, “Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils,” or, “Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils.”  Some other DIY items include – perfume/cologne, deodorant and lotion.
  5. We stopped buying candles!  Instead of candles we use our home diffuser to freshen up a room, to provide immune support and much more!  Did you know the Young Living Home Diffuser can cover approximately 1000 square feet?  The aroma is very pleasant, but more importantly, diffusing Young Living essential oils have health benefits candles cannot provide.

Do you see how you can save too?

Introducing Young Living Essential Oils into your life can feel like an adjustment and may seem overwhelming.  Once you get started it becomes easier to understand and you will gradually become more comfortable.  This is why I cannot emphasize enough the importance of starting with the Premium Starter Kit.  The kit plus the book makes learning very easy and fun!  Also, I am part of an awesome group called “Oil Moxie” where oil resources and support are at your fingertips.  You will be included in “Oil Moxie” if you begin your oil journey with me.  You will see in no time how Young Living Essentials Oils will change your life!  From remedies for supporting your health and wellness to DIY household products, the uses and benefits for these oils are endless.  When you breakdown the “price per drop” you can see just how affordable essential oils are and you will eventually see how they are worth every penny.  🙂

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  For more information on enrolling, click on order oils or send me an email and I will respond back from our “Oil Moxie” website.

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

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April 2015 Young Living Promotion

Most Young Living members eagerly await the announcement of the new monthly promotion!  What are the promotions?  The first of every month, Young Living reveals FREE products you can receive with a single order purchase of 190 PV or more.  If you are already a member, you can find out information about these promotions in your email, in the Virtual Office or from your “upline/enroller.”  If you are not a member, you can still participate in these promotions!  To get started, check out my order oils page where you will see the Premium Starter Kit.  If you purchase the Premium Starter Kit, it is 100 PV.  Add 90 PV more and you can start earning the FREE items for the month.

For April, the FREE items are –  Lavender essential oil and a 3-pack of Thieves spray.  As an added bonus for Essential Rewards (ER) members, you will also receive 1 bottle of Wintergreen essential oil and orders of 300 PV or more will receive 10% back in ER points to use like “cash” for future purchases.  Click on Essential Rewards to learn more about Young Living’s optional monthly auto-ship program.

Celebrate the departure of winter with these spring essentials –

Free for April 2015

Here are the details – 

190 PV Standard Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml).  Retail Value – $26.61

190 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml) and 1 bottle of Wintergreen essential oil (5ml).

250 PV Standard Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml) and a 3-pack of Thieves Spray.  Retail Value – $57.86

250 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml), a 3-pack of Thieves Spray and 1 bottle of Wintergreen essential oil (5ml).

300 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml), a 3-pack of Thieves Spray, 1 bottle of Wintergreen essential oil (5ml) and 10% back in Essential Rewards points.  Retail Value – $107.86

What is Lavender Essential Oil? 

I’ve said it before and I will say it again:  Lavender is the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils.  As Young Living states, “it is the most versatile of all the essential oils.”  It is most commonly used for relaxing the mind and body, promoting sleep and aiding in skin support.*  The benefits of this oil are limitless.

What is Thieves Spray?

This all-natural convenient spray is perfect for spring cleaning or for on-the-go!  If you haven’t already, check out my blog post – Spring Cleaning with Young Living Essential Oils.

The spray contains pure grain alcohol, deionized water, Thieves essential oil blend, fractionated coconut oil and soy lecithin.  It’s great to clean small surfaces, such as, doorknobs, shopping carts and toilet seats.  It also can work to clean your hands in a pinch!

What is Wintergreen Essential Oil?

This oil is an exclusive gift to Essential Rewards members this month who meet the PV requirements in a single order.

Wintergreen has a fresh, sweet and minty aroma.  It is beneficial in soothing head tension and muscles after exercise.*  When diffused it brings springtime indoors!

10% Back in Essential Rewards Points

If you are an Essential Rewards member and place a 300 PV order, you will receive 10% more back in Essential Rewards points.  You can receive up to 50 points!  50 points works like $50 to spend on Young Living product!  It is a fantastic deal!

If you have any questions about April’s promotion or are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, feel free to contact me at any time.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 
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TOP 12 SPRING Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

Spring is in the air and so are Young Living Essential Oils with these fantastic diffuser recipes!  I decided to compile a list of diffuser blends that remind me of springtime, but also that are beneficial during this season for physical and emotional health and wellness.

Below you will see 12 recipes that my family enjoys and many other people use as well.  Some recipes you find may have different amounts of drops or other oils added or taken out.  The options are really limitless when using your essential oils.  Keep trying and experimenting until you find something you like and works for you!

If you have a Young Living Home Diffuser, fill distilled water to line and then add oils.  Check out my order oils page to see how you can get a Home Diffuser with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit.

I hope you enjoy the recipes!

Top 12 Spring Diffuser Recipes graphic

 Good Morning

4 Drops of Joy Essential Oil

3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil


Fresh and Clean

2 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

2 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

2 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil


Season Change 

2 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

2 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

2 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil


Immune System Support

3 Drops of Purification Essential Oil

5 Drops of Thieves Essential Oil


Breathe Easy

3 Drops of Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil

4 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil


Sunny Day

2 Drops of Bergamot Essential Oil

4 Drops of Orange Essential Oil

2 Drops of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil


Rain Shower

4 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

3 Drops of Vetiver Essential Oil


Dusk Outdoors

5 Drops of Citronella Essential Oil


Breezy

2 Drops of Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil

4 Drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil

2 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil


Citrus Blast

1 Drop of Bergamot Essential Oil

1 Drop of Grapefruit Essential Oil

1 Drop of Lemon Essential Oil

1 Drop of Lime Essential Oil

1 Drop of Orange Essential Oil


Flower Bed

4 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

4 Drops of Purification Essential Oil


Wind Down

3 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

3 Drops of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

1 Drop of Vetiver Essential Oil


I would love to hear from you and about your springtime recipes!  Please feel free to share on this post in the comments section.

If you are looking for more information about essential oils to use during the spring, check out my post – Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time and I will respond as soon as possible!  If you are new to the idea of essential oils, send me a quick message with your email address, so I can personally invite you to learn more about essential oils on my team’s private Oil Moxie club page.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

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Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils!

Spring is less than 6 weeks away!  Do you believe it?!  I am ready!  I can’t wait to rid our home of all things winter – pack the warm clothes and snow boots away, clean all traces of snow, ice and salt from windows, floors, walls, furniture and most importantly, disinfect and freshen up from all the winter blah!  Spring cleaning will be so much easier, affordable and SAFER this year since we started using Young Living Essential Oils and more specifically, Thieves Household Cleaner!

What is Thieves Household Cleaner?

If you are looking to detoxify your home of chemical cleaners, Thieves Household Cleaner is for you!  What is so great about it?  It is an ALL-NATURAL, ALL-PURPOSE and very AFFORDABLE cleaner.  We literally use it for everything!   It is made with renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants AND contains Thieves and Lemon essential oils.

Thieves Household cleaner comes in 2 sizes.  The largest size is 64 oz. and as a Wholesale Member, you would pay $85.25.  This sounds like a lot, but it is NOT and here is why – the 64 oz. bottle makes 128, 30 oz. bottles.  This means each 30 oz. bottle is .67 cents!  I don’t think there is a household cleaner on the market that cheap!  The smaller bottle is 14.4 fl oz. and as a Wholesale Member it is $22.00.  This makes 29, 30 oz. bottles at $1.32 each.  Talk about a steal!  Obviously, it’s a much larger investment to buy the 64 oz. bottle, so if you are new to Young Living, the 14.4 fl oz. bottle is a good place to start!

Check out some of the dilution ratios that Young Living recommends that we’ve used:

  • Light degreasing 60:1
  • Medium degreasing 30:1
  • Heavy degreasing 15:1
  • Floors 100:1
  • Walls 30:1
  • Upholstery, fabrics and carpet spotting 40:1
  • Carpet 100:1
  • Glass 320:1
  • Pots and pans 100:1
  • Hand cleaner 1:1

If you don’t own Thieves Household Cleaner you can use many essential oils for all of your cleaning needs!  Here are some of our favorites – Thieves, Lemon, Purification, Lavender and Melaleuca to just name a few.  All of these oils are included in the Premium Starter Kit.  See my order oils page for more information.

Cleaning Solution Recipes

Check out some of my family’s favorite recipes for cleaning our home.  All are made with Thieves Household cleaner and/or Young Living Essential Oils.  As with anything new, please be sure to spot test before cleaning your upholstery, fabric or carpet.

Everyday All-Purpose Cleaner

In a 32 oz. high-quality and hard plastic bottle mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 15-20 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  3. Fill the rest with water

Window and Mirror Cleaner

For this cleaner, it is advised to use a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, because Lemon essential oil will be added and citrus oils can erode plastic.

Mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  4. Fill the rest with water

Deep Clean Scrubbing Solution

In a glass jar mix the following well to form a thick paste to clean sinks and tubs:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 1 cup of baking soda

Wood Floor Cleaner 

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Lemon or Orange essential oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon of Castile soap
  5. Fill the rest with water

Tile and Grout Cleaner

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Purification essential oil and/or Lemon essential oil
  3. 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  4. Fill the rest with water

Goo Cleaner

Add 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil to any surface with stubborn “goo,” such as, gum, oil, grease spots, crayon, marker, stickers and more!


Refrigerator Refresher

After using the Everyday All-Purpose Cleaner seen above, freshen up your refrigerator by adding 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to a cotton ball and placing it inside.


Room Freshener

In a home diffuser add the following:

  1. 4 drops of Lemon essential oil
  2. 4 drops of Purification essential oil
  3. Fill to the line with distilled or purified water

*Or check out my post, “Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils,” for another option.


If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!  If you are just checking out this blog and would love to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, send me your email address and I will connect you with great resources!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

2.  Young Living Product Information Pages

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 
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