FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are essential oils?

Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic, emotional, and healing purposes.  They are the as important to a plant as blood is to humans.  Essential oils are primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.  Any time you hold a bottle of essential oils, you are holding nature's pure essence.  (Source: Young Living)


Why use Young Living?

Three words: Seed to Seal.  Young Living has 20+ years of experience, only offers pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.  Young Living oils are the finest out there because of Young Living’s Seed to Seal quality promise.  From the seed that is sourced and planted, to the growing plant that is nourished, to the harvesting and distillation process used to extract the essential oils (without damaging them), Young Living is in complete control.  They manage their own farms around the world.  I highly recommend reading more about it for yourself here.

What's more is that my mind is at ease knowing that our Young Living essential oils are chemical-free and safe to use for us, and even our fur-children.  After a year of using Young Living products in our everyday lives, we are healthier, happier and could not imagine a life without them!
 

CAN ESSENTIAL OILS BE INGESTED?

Many essential oils can be ingested.  All the oils that can be ingested have a white Supplement Facts box on the product label and dietary usage instructions online.  Research indicates that some oils are more effective when taken orally.  Only pure essential oils, proven safe and labeled as dietary supplements, should be used internally.  Dilution and dosage is dependent on the age, size, and the health constitution of the individual.  Follow the recommended dosage on individual product labels to ensure safety or seek the advice of a health professional before administering oils internally.


IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE ALLERGIC TO ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential oils do not generally contain the proteins responsible for allergic reactions, which minimizes the likelihood of an allergic reaction.  However, individual sensitivities do vary, and people can still experience sensitivities to essential oils.  When using a new essential oil, dilution and a skin spot test is a good idea to ensure that you do not experience any sensitivity to that particular oil.
 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT of BECOMing A MEMBER?

One of the perks of being a wholesale member versus just a retail customer is the discount!  Members get a 24% discount on products.  Your membership will stay active as long as you spend at least $50 in a calendar year.  You do not have to continue to renew your membership each year.  If you think you will be placing a monthly order, we highly recommend signing up for the Essential Rewards program.
 

WHAT IS THE ESSENTIAL REWARDS PROGRAM?

First, I want to specify that signing up for the ER program is completely voluntary.  You are not automatically signed up for it when you become a wholesale member.  If you decide to sign up however, it is awesome!  It is the best way to make sure you have your favorite Young Living products on hand every month!  Basically, you place a monthly order that is at least worth 50 PV (each product has a PV value that you'll see listed in the product guide), you get discounted shipping, and build up points with every order.  You can change what you want to order every month, and you can choose the day of the month you want to place the order.  You can save up to 20% of your monthly order in points and when you're ready, cash them in for free products!  I save my points up for a few months so I can my favorite higher-priced oils FREE!

You can find all the information you need to know about the Essential Rewards program here.

 

HOW ARE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS CREATED?

Essential oils are aromatic liquids distilled or extracted from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, and seeds.  Most Young Living essential oils are extracted using steam distillation.  Their food-grade stainless steel distillers are based on a state-of-the-art design that uses very low pressure and low temperature, which is critical for preserving all of the fragile therapeutic constituents of essential oils.  Plants are steam distilled in small batches for extended periods using a special low-pressure, low-heat vertical steam technology.  Their citrus oils are cold pressed from the rinds of their designated fruit, such as bergamot, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon.  No solvents or synthetic chemicals of any kind are used or added in either method.