Essential Oils: Getting Started

Why am I adamant about getting started with Young Living Essential Oils?

Oh, I didn’t used to be. I used to be a total skeptic. After all, I had tried oils before — without a notable effect. There were many I didn’t even like the smell of. So when I got my starter kit, I remember daring the oils to stand up to their reputation.

So why did I take this step?

Because I knew I wanted my family healthy. I wanted to live naturally. And I wanted to best foundation possible to get started. After everything I had heard and read, there was only one logical choice left: get started.

Let’s be honest — there are hundreds of essential oils on the market. Each one has its own properties. Though some can be used for the same thing, certain ones work better than others. As an oily novice, I wondered how I was supposed to know what to start with.

I knew deep down if essential oils were going to work for me and my family’s journey, I needed to start strong and have a way to get them affordably. I’m a frugal stay-at-home, do-it-myself kind of mamma. Quality and affordability are important to me.

From researching the company, I already knew Young Living’s standards of quality and integrity matched my own. I didn’t see the point in wasting time or money dabbling with other brands — and I’m so glad I didn’t.

So I started with the Young Living Premium Starter Kit.

First off, this was the best starter kit I could find. Both in cost and in composition. It comes off the presses at nearly 50% off retail cost (that immediately got my attention). And it has an oil for any use I could think of — from helping me and husband get a good night’s sleep, to creating a calming atmosphere for my high-energy toddler, to whole-family wellness, to skin care, to cleaning, to boosting focus… By far the most versatile kit I found.

And remember how I wanted a way to get essential oils affordably? With the kit came a wholesale membership. That’s right, every single order I place is 24% off retail cost. Even Amazon can’t get me these oils this cheap.

What comes in the kit?

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Here’s what is included in the Premium Starter Kit:

  • 12 5ml bottles of essential oils
    -Lavender
    -Peppermint
    -Lemon
    -Frankincense
    -PanAway
    -Thieves
    -Citrus Fresh
    -Valor
    -Raven
    -Digize
    -Peace & Calming
    Plus a bonus bottle of Stress Away blend, one of the most popular emotion oils
  • A diffuser: you can choose between the Dew Drop and the Desert Mist (or you can upgrade diffuser style for an additional fee)
  • 2 Aroma Glide roller fitments (goes right on your favorite essential oil — creates an instant roll on bottle)
  • A sample packet of Thieves Household Cleaner (this is a concentrated packet and can make 2 or 3 bottles of household cleaning spray. It is organic, chemical-free and essential oil infused. Literally the only cleaner in my home.)
  • Two NingXia Red samples (powerful antioxidant drink; it’s a great supplementĀ for supporting health)
  • Sample bottle of Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier.

So that makes 12 bottles of essential oils (a perfect “basics” foundation), a diffuser, and a bunch of other goodies. If you bought everything in this kit individually, it would cost over $300 (the oils themselves retail at over $170). The Premium Starter Kit is only $160 plus shipping and tax, and remember, that also includes your wholesale membership to Young Living.

And don’t forget, a little goes a long way. Essential oils are used by the drop — one 5ml bottle contains 75-90 drops, (most of my topical applications are 1-2 drops, and I’ll use 6-8 drops in my diffuser). One bottle can go a long way!

I’m getting excited just talking about this…

What about other ways of getting oils?

I know what you’re thinking: the grocery store (or natural food store) or Amazon.

It comes down to quality. Many inexpensive essential oils are adulterated with chemical extenders, carrier oils or have aromatic qualities only. That’s the reason they are cheaper — they are lacking the natural biological constituents to have any therapeutic benefits.

There are sources that sell Young Living oils individually on Amazon. Though it may seem like you are saving money, you’re really not — those prices are not going to beat a wholesale account. In addition, when coming from a second-hand source like that, there is no promise the oils have not been tampered with. In extreme cases, some people buy oils, dilute them, then re-sealing them in Young Living bottles to sell on online markets.

The point is, you just don’t know the quality you’re getting from any source other than directly from the manufacture. It simply isn’t worth the risk.

Back to the membership…

To top off all the perks of the Premium Starter Kit and the wholesale membership, when you order you get personal support from me. That means calls, texts, emails and Facebook resources. Because I’m so passionate about this, I believe in educating and equipping people in ways that support their journey. I will also send you a free bonus gift, because I like to spoil people like that.

Order your Premium Starter Kit Now

Bonus: If you enroll in Essential Rewards (Young Living’s awesome rewards program that helps you save even more money) at the same time you order your kit, you will receive an essential oils reference book directly from me.

Not sure how to do that? Send me a message from the Contact page, or email me at caitlin (@) caitlincruse.com.

*Bonus gifts are for US customers only. If you are outside of the US, I will credit $25 to your account after enrollment.

**If enrollment with a Premium Starter Kit is not finalized the same month the process is started, you will not be elegible for the bonus gift.