Why Essential Oils?
At High Country Doulas we are all about making life less complicated for parents. We love sharing tools, tips, techniques, and advice to parents to make the journey into parenthood that much easier. And so, we can't help but share one of our personal most favorite tools for families; essential oils!
Essential oils are concentrated substances that are derived from plants such as herbs, trees, bushes, and even rinds (as in citrus oils). They can be used for all sorts of reasons and have been proven to support the body safely and effectively. Essential Oils:
Bring life to the body
Are extremely high in antioxidant value
Are easy, effective, and safe to use
Support the entire body from head to toe – including our emotions, our physical body, and our mental focus
Respect the natural flora of the gut
Oils for Parents
There are countless ways that essential oils can make life easier for you during pregnancy, birth, and early babyhood. To get practical tips and recipes see our extended article, Essential Oils During Pregnancy.
Why Young Living?
Did you know that, in today's marketplace, approximately 96% of essential oils are adulterated or synthesized?! Take lavender for example...research shows that there is nearly 100 times more lavender oil being sold today than is actually being grown.
So, what does that mean?
It means that the essential oils sold in most stores (online and offline) are being diluted or completely manufactured using synthetic chemicals and then falsely marketed to us as "pure," "organic," or "therapeutic grade," when really, these unregulated terms don't hold any real truth! Yes, even the oils at your health food store are likely to be partially cut with synthetic fragrance or carrier oils, or not be manufactured specifically for therapeutic use.
When it comes to the health of myself and my family, I go straight to a source I can trust to make a product that is 100% pure, undiluted, and intended for therapeutic use. For us that's Young Living Essential Oils. We love the fact that they own their own farms, are in control of every step of the process, from seed selection and growing, to harvesting, testing, distilling, and bottling. Not to mention they are a company with big hearts and a major commitment to making the world a better place!
Where To Start?
Getting started using essential oils can feel overwhelming. There are so many choices and places to shop!
Personally, we recommend The Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It's how both Samantha and Allison (the co-owners of HIgh Country Doulas) started their journey over 3 years ago, and it's how most of our community members get started as well. It's an arsenal of 11 powerhouse oils, plus you get extra perks like a diffuser, your 24% member discount pass for life, plus amazing resources and one-on-one help from your sponsor (whoever introduced you to Young Living).
The Young Living Premium Starter Kits includes:
11 of the most popular essential oils
Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml
DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
Stress Away™ 5-ml
A beautiful ultrasonic oil diffuser of your choice
Bonus goodies including samples of Thieves Household cleaner, Ningxia Red, one roller-glider filament
A $320 value if you purchased these oils separately!
$165 (50% off retail)
How to Order Your Kit
1. Click over to the Young Living website HERE.
2. Make sure the “Wholesale Member” option is selected so you don’t end up paying retail prices!
3. The “Enroller ID” and “Sponsor ID” boxes should be filled in already. If they’re not, type in 3017940.
4. Fill in your info.* (Write your info down so you can use it later to reorder products on your own).
5. Pick your Starter Kit. (I like the Premium Starter Kit with the Desert Mist or Aria the best.) The Aria alone retails for $296, so it's a great deal!
6. Although the Essential Rewards program in optional, we can't recommend it enough! Because Young Living offers SO much more than just essential oils, you'll save tons of money by purchasing high quality, everyday household needs such as toothpaste, personal care products, vitamins, supplements, and more through the Essential Rewards program. Learn more HERE.
7. Confirm your order.
BECOMING A YOUNG LIVING MEMBER IS SO MUCH MORE THAN RECEIVING A BOX OF OILS
Signing up as a Young Living member through High Country Doulas means you become a part of our family. We have over 4,000 active members in our Facebook support groups where we connect, cheer each other on, and learn from one another.
We love getting to know our new members! Come say hi once you grab your starter kit.
You're never alone in your journey to wellness with the Revolution Oils community! We're here to help educate you as you learn how to use your oils. We always welcome questions and are here for you every step of the way.
DOES “DISTRIBUTOR” MEAN I HAVE TO SELL SOMETHING?
Absolutely not. This is a big misconception about Young Living because their is an optional income potential for wholesale members. You can learn more about the optional income potential with Young Living HERE. We have everything you need to get started, plus free coaching calls from us! It’s what we love to do!
ARE THERE ANY MONTHLY, YEARLY, OR HIDDEN FEES?
Nope! No tricks or gimmicks or automatic charges to your credit card whatsoever. Do be aware that in order to keep your wholesale membership with Young Living you will need to purchase at least $50 worth of products every 12 calendar month. If you don't, no biggie, you can always buy another Starter Kit to get your wholesale pass back.
CAN I JUST BUY A FEW OILS INSTEAD OF THE STARTER KIT?
To become a wholesale member you must buy one of the start kit options. If you simply want to buy individual oils you can create a retail customer account to do so, but you will be paying 24% more when you do (or 50% more in the case of the oils you’d be getting in the Premium Starter Kit).
IF I DON’T LIKE IT CAN I RETURN IT?
Yes. You have 30 days to receive a full refund if you do not like your products.
WHY SHOULD I BUY FROM YOUNG LIVING INSTEAD OF OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS COMPANIES?
It does seem like a new essential oils company pops up every day, doesn’t it?
I can’t speak to the quality of other companies, but I can say that Young Living was the only company in my research of essential oil companies that could answer all of my questions about purity in a way that was satisfactory to me.
Young Living is the only company that has their own farms (in the regions where the plants should be grown), could absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they use essential oils for pest control and they do all of the weeding by hand), has their own testing equipment (they do both in-house and 3rd party testing, and use many different testing methods not just GC/MS which only tests for certain chemicals, not whether those chemicals are synthetic or not), and only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.
Young Living also was the only company that was directly in charge of essential oil farming operations. Every other company I researched goes through some kind of an “oil broker” to buy their oils and/or plants. They have to trust that the oil broker is telling the truth, who has to trust that the essential oil distilleries are telling the truth, who have to trust that the farmers are telling the truth about what they say they are doing.
With Young Living, you just have to trust one company instead of several.
I feel like it’s a trust step either way (anyone could be lying) but I felt the most comfortable trusting Young Living since they are a full-disclosure company. ANYONE can visit the farms, participate in the harvesting and distillation, view the Young Living labs, and see the entire process. That’s not an option with any other company.
Plus, Young Living is a company with real heart and a tenacity to change the world. Check out the amazing work they do around the world to give back to communities around the world..
DOES YOUNG LIVING ONLY SELL ESSENTIAL OILS?
The answer to this one was surprising to me when I first got my starter kit! Young Living actually has an entire line of personal care products, supplements, meal replacements, energy drinks, and more! Almost every product incorporates essential oils (for example, frankincense is absolutely wonderful in facial products), but there’s a wide variety of products available.
My favorite products (outside of the essential oils offered through Young Living) are:
Thieves household cleaner
Ningxia Red (antioxidant super drink)
Protein powder (chocolate and vanilla are both amazing!)
Mineral Essence (a powerful mineral supplement...taste like poo, but it works!)
Nontoxic insect repellent
Oh my, the list goes on and on!