One of the questions I get asked the most often from readers who know I use essential oils and supplements is…
How in the world do you afford all those essential oils and supplements?
Lots of you have expressed interest, but are worried that there is no room in your budget for these pricey essential oils and supplements! We prioritize our health and wellness and are able order $300 or so worth of oils, supplements, etc. each month. How do we do this?? Here are four ways I can afford my essential oils and supplements.
1. I buy my oils at wholesale prices.
Just like I am a member of Sam’s Club to get their discounted member pricing, when you become a wholesale member of Young Living you get 24% off all of your essential oils and supplements! Also just like Sam’s Club, you don’t have to sell oils (or anything else) to get this pricing! All you have to do to become a wholesale member is to buy a starter kit. Voila – you are a wholesale member and get 24% off. It’s that simple.
2. Transfer buying.
I don’t go to Target or Walmart and buy essential oils and supplements. I buy all of those things from Young Living and get 24% off (and I earn an additional 25% back – more on that in a bit). The average American spends $150/month on supplements, cleaning supplies, and beauty products, which means some people are spending a lot more (that’s how averages work!). If I use that budget at Young Living, I don’t have to have that money for Target or Walmart. Make sense?
This is all sounding pretty awesome, right? Well…we’re not done yet.
3. I work the business.
I know I just told you that you don’t have to “do the business” side of Young Living, and that is absolutely true. But we chose to make Young Living a business for our family because WE LOVE it! We get a
paycheck commission check each month for the work we do, and for the efforts of our team. We go together to teach classes, we have classes at our home, we do classes and educational stuff online, etc. Young Living pays us, and we are able to use a bit of that money to buy the products we need and use each month.
4. Essential Rewards.
This is Young Living’s FREE loyalty rewards program. You don’t have to pay to be in this program; just spend $50 a month on oils, supplements, cleaners, or pretty much any other Young Living products to be a part of it. Once you join, Young Living gives you points for every purchase that you can turn back in for free products. In 2017, I got over $800 in free stuff, because I was buying my supplements and oils at Young Living. I don’t pay for laundry detergent, dish soap, hand soap, cleaner, etc. They give me cheaper shipping and every single month they give me freebie oils and supplements. Every. Single. Month.
Before I wrap up, I want to share some quick essential oils and supplements price crunching with y’all! We’re going to assume that you are on Essential Rewards and you are earning 20% back. (NOTE: you can earn up to 25% back)
- Thieves Household Cleaner: if you dilute it at the ratio you’re supposed to, it is $1.29 a bottle. See if you can do that at Walmart or Target! And it cleans EVERYTHING.
- Seedlings Baby Wipes: You will pay $7 for 72 wipes. I use these to take off my makeup. On average, natural wipes for $9 for a pack of 72.
- Savvy Minerals Foundation: $35 for this product. The average makeup product costs $30. None of the natural products compare to Young Living. I’ve used tons of different makeup from different companies.
- Probiotics: These save me, y’all. I like to poop…regularly (see what I did there?). We are big on probiotics in this house. I take mine every single night. This probiotic, called Life 9, is $23.60. On average, a lesser product is $21.99. But you don’t get the free rewards points.
Are y’all seeing a trend here?
These products are right in line – or cheaper – than the natural options available in the grocery stores and drug stores. Here’s a few more:
- Thieves Toothpaste: I have tried a bazillion toothpastes and never loved them. But I love Thieves toothpaste. I would eat it from the tube. After your discount, this costs about $5.40. A copycat brand, is $5.44. You only need a tiny amount so it takes forever to go thru a tube.
- Lavender: $19.40 after your discount. On average, lavender essential oil will cost you $15.43. That includes those trashy oils you can buy at the Dollar General.
- Ningxia Red: This is a wolfberry (goji) juice blend, touted for its health benefits that features plum, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts. This high antioxidant drink that helps support your body’s immune system and rid your body of free radicals. Ningxia is about $29.20/bottle with your discount. Goji berry juice from any other company is about $30 – which makes ours cheaper, and it’s a higher quality!
My price crunching doesn’t even include Laundry Soap or Dish Soap! Both those products so highly concentrated that I dilute mine! I get two bottles of Laundry Soap from one bottle and 3 bottles of Dish Soap from one bottle. And they still clean very effectively. One bottle lasts me months and months!
If you still think you can’t afford Young Living Essential Oils and Supplements – you may just need to change your thinking. A ton of ladies on my team work the business so they can earn the money to effectively be able to get all their oils and supplements free each month. But even at the wholesale pricing you’re getting an amazing deal.
…And now you know. 😉