Why Young Living Essential Oils?
I was first introduced to Young Living Essential Oils during Thanksgiving dinner. A family-friend, and Young Living Independent Distributor, was raving about the benefits of essential oils and encouraging us to smell the different types of oils. My mother-in-love suffers from arthritis in her hands and was encouraged to try “Deep Relief,” a blend of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Dorado Azul, and Helichrysum essential oils that provides a refreshing, cooling sensation. It also comes with a convenient roll-on top, so you can apply it mess free.
Needless to say, my mother-in-love was hooked! She signed up to be an Independent Distributor that day, so she could receive the wholesale prices. She ended up saving $8.00 on the “Deep Relief” oil alone.
I was a little more skeptical. I thought that essential oils smelled great and couldn’t argue with the pain relief that my mother-in-love had experienced, but was concerned about the price. Why did they have to be so expensive?
Early on in my research, I watched this Young Living video. I thought that it did a great job advertising the products and sharing a few testimonials, but I thought that the video was truthfully no more than an effective marketing tool – a really good commercial.
Next, I looked into the different quality levels of essential oils and came across this article written by Jade Shutes, an aromatherapy practitioner and Herbalist. In her article, Shutes defines the term “therapeutic grade,” explains the regulatory agencies surrounding essential oils, describes the purpose of GC/MS spec reports, and outlines qualities that consumers should look for in an essential oil supplier.
If you don’t have time to read the article, trust me when I say that Shutes lists quite a few qualities that an essential oil supplier should have and recommends a lengthy assessment process to identify this type of supplier. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Although Shutes has no connection or relationship with Young Living, all of her parameters support Young Living’s policies and procedures. Slowly, my argument against Young Living was starting to fall apart.
Finally, I learned about The Young Living Difference. Young Living uses high quality ingredients and nothing more. See some examples of their ingredients below:
Since I am hoping to use these essential oils in conjunction with the supplements I received from my doctor at the Natural Health Clinic, I want high quality oils to support my endocrine functioning. Therefore, Young Living sold themselves as my Essential Oil provider.
In order to get the best price on the oils (wholesale price vs. retail price), I joined Young Living as an Independent Distributor (Member #:3761441) and decided to be a part of their Essential Rewards program.