Anytime I tell y’all that Young Living oils is my business, I usually get asked the same handful of questions. To make it easier to give y’all the answers you needed, and as a future reference for when someone asks me later on, I put together this list with answers to the top 10 most frequently asked questions about Young Living (both as a “customer” and as a “business”).
1) Is this one of those MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) things?
Absolutely, and I am proud to be part of it! I thought that MLMs and pyramid schemes were the same thing. When I told this to my husband, he said, “Honey, pyramid schemes are illegal because there is no product to sell! It’s just people signing up more and more people to generate enough revenue to pay the next person in line until they get caught and exposed as frauds. Pyramid schemes are fraud, whereas MLMs are a legitimate (and clever) way for a business to build a sales force for legitimate products.” He explained that every business model has a pyramid shape – executives at the top, managers in the middle, and a large base of employees doing the day-to-day operational tasks. Hmmm…I’d never thought about that before.
Dave Ramsey says that multi-level marketing is one of the very best ways to own your own business if you’re willing to put in the work. I’m not sure about you, but I’m more likely to take financial business advice from someone like Dave Ramsey than my Uncle Jimmy who lives in a van down by the river. (I don’t have an Uncle Jimmy…)
2) What am I committing to if I sign up for Young Living?
You are committing to buying a starter kit. That’s it. You never have to buy again. You don’t have to sell. All you’re doing is saying, “Hey, I’m interested in giving these essential oils a try to see if they’re as awesome as Stacy says!” Spoiler alert: they are!
3) Do I have to buy every month?
NO. You don’t have to buy every month. You can buy as often (or not) as you wish.
4) What are Essential Rewards?
If you are buying essential oils, supplements, toothpaste, etc. it probably makes sense to become a part of Young Living’s Essential Rewards (ER) program. In this program, if you spend $50 a month, you earn a percentage back in rewards to spend on oils. Basically, essential rewards = free oils! There are only perks to this program and no down side, assuming you plan to regularly purchase from Young Living. If you decide to sign up for ER but only want to do it for a few months and then stop, it’s no big deal! There’s literally no catch and you can turn it off anytime.
5) How do I maintain membership?
In order to maintain a Young Living Oils membership, you must spend $50 one month out of the year. There is no fee to pay each year. Just add $50 worth of essential oils to your cart one month a year and you are a member! Now, don’t worry if you go a whole year and haven’t spent any money. There is no penalty! If and when you decide to rejoin, you just call in to reactivate, spend $50 on oils and you are a member again! It’s that simple.
6) Am I signing up to sell?
No! But is the possibility to sell there? YES! If you want to sell, I will give you all the awesome tools and resources I have available to help you. Most of my team does not sell, they just use the oils in their home for their families. Whether or not you choose to sell is yours alone.
7) If I do want to sell, do I keep inventory?
NO! This is not like Avon or those leggings everyone talks about. That’s not what this is. If you tell friends about it and they love it – then people sign up and create their own account. Everyone does their own ordering and the products are shipped right to their house, not yours. If you want to sell, all you do is buy a starter kit and tell your friends all about how oils are changing your life. It really isn’t complicated and you aren’t taking any risk.
8) Why do you recommend the premium starter kit and how much is it?
The Premium Starter Kit is a $310 value for only $160. It’s the best value and the best way to get started. Y’all know I love a good deal. I’m always going to recommend that you join with the Premium Starter Kit because it’s nearly half off! And in my opinion, this kit is the easiest way to avoid essential oil overwhelm. The kit comes with a diffuser and 11 amazing Young Living oils (5 single oils and 6 blends) that will support all of the systems in your body. Plus, since that’s how most people get started, you’ll be able to find tons of resources and recipes for just using those 11 oils.
9) How to I learn to use them?
Well, that’s where I come in! Teaching you how to use these oils is my job. No, I’m not a doctor or certified aromatherapist, BUT I can tell you where to go to find the best information and make sure you don’t get overwhelmed. I offer daily (sometimes multiple times a day!) advice and support. I have a fantastic support group on Facebook for our team.
10) Why should I buy Young Living since they are more expensive?
I’m not going to lie to you – Young Living oils are sometimes the most expensive. They are not the only essential oils on the market right now, BUT they are the only essential oils that work for us! When we stopped using the other brands and tried Young Living oils, we saw a noticeable difference. There’s lots of reasons for that, one of the biggest being purity.
It’s the same thing as shopping at the farmer’s market versus the chain supermarket. If you go to Walmart, can you get cheap produce? Yes. Will it fill you up? Yes. When you go to the farmer’s market and buy local, fresh produce, you will pay more! But that’s because you’re getting higher quality, better tasting and more nutritious fruits and vegetables. And paying a little bit more is totally worth it!
It’s that Seed to Seal promise that Young Living embraces that can give you peace of mind! This promise is a series of rigorous quality control steps that yields pristine essentials oils that have been created with conscientious sourcing, science and standards.
Choosing Young Living Oils is about freedom – freedom from worry.
Every morning I wake up and have freedom from worry. Before finding Young Living oils, I was worried that my essential oils might not be safe for my family. But now, I feel good about what I put on my kids, what I put in my cleaning products, and what I diffuse in my home. You just can’t put a price tag on peace of mind and a life free from that kind of worry, y’all. I hope that you give Young Living a try so eventually y’all have that feeling too! For those of you on the fence about giving oils a try…Jump the fence and join our group! We are ready and waiting for you to walk this journey with us…to start down the road of wellness with friends to walk with you. Get your premium starter kit here.