As a green living lover, chemical free seeker, and sustainability promoter, I’m used to doing background checks on companies I choose to partner with.
I don’t partner with companies who don’t meet my perhaps outrageously high standards because I USE the products I promote on a daily basis. If I don’t trust the company, I don’t use the products, and I don’t promote the products. It is as simple as that.
So armed with my high standards of green production, sale, and living, I chose an essential oils company I could trust. And the only one who fit the bill was Young Living Essential Oils.
Here’s why Young Living is the best:
1. Seed to Seal.
Many companies try to use a knockoff version of Young Living’s promise of integrity, but only Young Living has the true Seed to Seal promise.
I love to hear stories about Gary Young (the owner and founder of YL) refusing to distribute any products that do not meet his outrageously high quality standards (we have that high standards thing in common, which is also probably why I like him). Whenever a product doesn’t meet quality standards, the company loses money, has to spend even more money to find a new farm untainted by chemicals and pesticides, and often spends yearsgrowing new crops for harvest and distillation.
Gary Young would rather go bankrupt than sell sub-par, less than therapeutic grade essential oils.
For Gary Young, the company mission isn’t to make money; it is to share wellness, purpose, and abundance.
Graphic from Young Living Virtual Office.
2. They own their farms, and I can (and will) go visit them.
Young Living owns all their essential oil farms. All farms are certified organic and are backed by the Seed to Seal promise.
But the best part is that I can actually go and visit the farms! I could go to France, Utah, Canada, or a whole host of other places and actually step foot (and maybe even work!!) on a Young Living farm where the oils I use every day are planted, cultivated, harvested, and distilled.
Young Living hosts their annual Convention out in Utah where you can go on a tour of their Lavender farm. Visiting each of the YL farms is one of my #bucketlist items!!
3. They are transparent with their research & don’t try to pull anything over on the FDA.
Unlike some other essential oil companies, Young Living is completely transparent with their research on Essential Oils. You can find information about their oil blends and supplements from their research team of highly qualified scientists easily.
Life Science Publishing also publishes usage guides and tons of information about essential oils for users.
And Young Living refuses to try to pull anything over on the FDA! The Vitality line of essential oils was the culmination of Young Living’s promise to the FDA. Each essential oil labeled Vitality is labeled and has been approved by the FDA for internal use. That means you can feel secure to add the Vitality oils to your food or water and know that the FDA has approved it for that particular use.
It is just another way Young Living is honest with their customers!
4. YL Customer Service is off the chain.
I’ve had to call customer service only a few times, but every time I do, the service is impeccable. Every single person I speak with is competent and helpful...and most of all, kind and considerate!
They are honest if they can’t fix a problem, and they’ll refer me to someone else who may be able to help. They never try to push me to purchase more than I want to, and they help make sure I realize all of my opportunities for freebies and rewards!
YL Customer Service gets a huge thumb’s up...and they’re the only customer service department that gets that from me.
5. Their Compensation Plan is actually amazing...no pyramid schemes here.
I’ve had friends who tried to with Mary Kay or Lu La Roe—or other network marketing companies. But their initial cost and overhead is ASTRONOMICAL. Some have upwards of $6k for startup costs for their distributors. Are you kidding me?! Heck no, techno!
Young Living doesn’t require any of that. With Young Living, you get your membership through your premium starter kit, which is $160 (for Oils or Thieves Cleaning) or $170 (for Ningxia). Then, you simply have to order at least 100 Personal Volume (PV) (usually about $100) per month on the rewards program (on which I’ve gotten hundreds of dollars of rewards back!) to get a paycheck. Even if you’re making over $30k a month as a Young Living distributor, you still only have to buy $100 worth of products.
And I would spend $100 on products every month even if I wasn’t building my own business with Young Living by sharing the starter kits and memberships because I USE the supplements and oils to support my health and wellness!
How awesome is that?! Plus, for every person I share with who gets their starter kit and membership, I get $50 back. I was able to make my money back for my own starter kit in less than a month. That’s NO overhead. :)
Do you still need your starter kit? It takes only a few minutes to sign up online! Follow this link (and get a free copy of my eBook, 30+ Ways to Use Your Young Living Oils Starter Kit:
6. They have made a real difference in my health.
I’ll admit I had a little common skepticism about the effectiveness of Essential Oils when I first started using them, but I noticed a huge difference almost instantly, and it encouraged me to keep going with them.
For so many of us, our bodies have spent years storing toxins that cause damage to the systems in our bodies and make us unhealthy. The biggest thing I noticed when I used essential oils to support my detox and my quest for a chemical free lifestyle was how they helped remove toxins.
I could feel the toxins leaving my body as I took detox baths, and I noticed how quickly my energy level increased when I didn’t have those toxins damaging my system.
But most impressively for me was the way in which Young Living essential oils improved my digestion. Ever since college, I’ve had truly awful digestion. I would eat something and 20 minutes later have to sprint to the bathroom. Travelling was a nightmare between being constantly bloated and having to use the bathroom so frequently.
But thanks to Young Living Ningxia Red, Peppermint EO, DiGize EO (all of which I use daily), and the totally clutch Digest & Cleanse Supplement, my digestion is more regular than ever and I’m able to travel without bloating or bathroom problems!
The oils work to support and optimize the health of every system in my body and I’m so thankful for that.
Me and my DiGize at the top of the tallest peak in South Dakota! It's a love thing...
7. Young Living inspires me to live MY most sustainable life.
You’ve heard (or read) me say the mission of Hungry Homesteaders is this:
Hungry Homesteaders was founded on the idea that true freedom is gained when each of us is inspired, encouraged, and equipped to explore what defines our most sustainable lives. By seeking adventure, savoring flavor, sensing healing, and sustaining balance, we believe you can achieve freedom in your own most sustainable life.
Well, Young Living is built on three pillars that directly connect to our Mission at Hungry Homesteaders: Wellness, Purpose, & Abundance.
Their products inspire me to live my healthiest life by cutting chemicals and living sustainably in every product I use, in how I eat, and in the way I exist in the world as a consumer and producer.
They do business with honesty and integrity, and that inspires me to live and do business with honesty and integrity. They encourage me to share wellness through Essential Oils with every single person I meet. Young Living helps me realize my Purpose of living my most sustainable life while inspiring and equipping others to live theirs.
And finally, Young Living’s products, commission plan, and overall attitude and posture toward life inspire and equip me to live a life of financial and health Abundance.
What are you waiting for? Get your Young Living Premium Starter Kit and start living your most sustainable life of Wellness, Purpose, Abundance...and FREEDOM.
Purchase your kit and join my Young Living team by following the link below! When you get your membership, I’ll send you a free copy of my eBook, “30+ Ways to Use Your Young Living Oils Stater Kit!”