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Starting My Non-Toxic Journey with Young Living Essential Oils

A little over a year ago I purchased my essential oil starter kit from Young Living. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love and truly see all the benefits. I was a little skeptical at first, and was mostly interested in diffusing oils as a non-toxic candle replacement. Since having Graham, I have become more aware of the ingredients in products inside our home, and it didn’t take long for me to realize all the amazing benefits of Young Living products beyond oils that were safe for my family and having a little one around.

Since joining I’ve learned more and more about oils as well as the Thieves cleaning, kids and wellness products offered by Young Living. And just like when you find a cute dress or pair of shoes on sale, I want to tell all my friends about oils so they can enjoy them too! And I was surprised to learn how many friends I have that already used them... Hello! Why didn't you all told me?!

So far one of the best parts of buying this kit (besides the oils) is the community. There are so many amazing resources for free as part of signing up. I’ve learned so much about the products I had been using previously and how so many ingredients in them can be harmful. My goal has been to slowly replace all of the products in our home with plant-based, totally safe alternatives. Of course there are many other clean brands I love and have added to my collection as well, but Young Living has so many great options too!

I absolutely love the oils of course, as well as the Thieves line, Kidscents line, and the CBD roller and muscle rub. I’m just getting started with the skincare and makeup products YL offers, and so far I’ve been really pleased. I will keep you posted as I learn more. I’m a little embarrassed to admit I haven’t tried Ningxia yet, but my friend Kelly loves it and I have it in my order for next month. It’s our antioxidant supplement drink that has sooo many amazing health benefits, I don’t know what I’ve been waiting for. 

When I started, I signed up for the Essential Rewards program (and if you plan to order from YL regularly, you totally should too) so I place a small order each month. The minimum is $50 per month which has been easy to do as I “ditch and switch” my old toxic products to clean and natural ones offered by YL.

It was also important to me to do this slowly, and not just throw away everything I already had. I can’t remember where, but I had watched a documentary about how the waste that causes can be just as bad for the environment as using the toxic products themselves. So what I have been doing is waiting until I run out of something, then switching over to the clean version. It’s more affordable this way too, little by little!

Another great tool is the Think Dirty app my friend Erica recommended to me when she was switching out all of her skincare and makeup. This was eye opening! I couldn’t believe all the products that we are led to believe are “clean” that aren’t at all. Through the community on my YL team I’ve learned even more about “green washing” and how it’s such a big industry. Looking at you Mrs. Meyers! 

The other reason I was really drawn to Young Living is their Seed to Seal Promise. Their oils are far superior to other oil companies or what's sold at health food/grocery stores! From the moment they plant the seed to when the bottle is sealed, the oils aren't compromised or manipulated. They literally weed the lavender fields by hand too. What you're buying elsewhere could be marketing 100% pure when in fact companies are only required to put 5% of the actual essential oil to be labeled that way. Nope. Nope. And nope.

I started my oily journey with the Premium Starter Kit that Young Living offers. It’s an amazing deal, over $400 in oils for only $165 including a diffuser and a few extra goodies as well!

Your PSK will include 12 bottles of oils :: Lavender 5-ml, Peppermint Vitality 5-ml, Lemon Vitality 5-ml, Citrus Fresh Vitality 5-ml, Frankincense 5-ml, Thieves Vitality 5-ml, Valor 5-ml, Raven 5-ml, DiGize Vitality 5-ml, PanAway 5-ml, Peace & Calming 5-ml and Stress Away 5-ml.

It also comes with a diffuser. The Dessert Mist design is great for getting started, but if you want to invest a bit more, the Aria is my favorite. It's so beautiful and if you think you want it, the cheapest way to get it is at sign up. It goes out of stock often since it's so popular, but they always work to bring it back quickly.

You'll also receive 2 roller fitments which I like to use on DiGize or PanAway, Thieves Household Cleaner spray, 2 Ningxia Red 2-oz. samples, Thieves Hand Sanitizer, Young Living Product Guide and Product Price List, Essential Oil Magazine and Member Resources. And like I mentioned above, in addition to what Young Living includes, you'll be joining a community and team of other people on their journey through wellness.

Want your own YL starter kit? Here’s how to get started:
  1. If you're looking to start your journey to wellness, ORDER HERE and ensure 18481748 is showing in both the Enroller and Sponsor ID fields. Make sure you're signing up as a member; this will allow you to enjoy 24% off all purchases on your oils.
  2. I recommend the Premium Starter Kit (what I started with), but the Welcome Home Starter Kit, Thieves Starter Kit or CBD Starter Kit are also great options depending on your needs. I’m happy to share more information with you about any of them if you’d like.
  3. Once you’re signed up, I’ll send you some fun snail mail to help get you started! And I’ll add you to our amazing Facebook community to help you learn how to put your oils to good use!
  4. Follow me on Instagram @foothillessentials for all my oily happenings 


I am more than happy to help you along the way answering questions to assure you that making the switch from chemicals to oils is the right choice for you and your family. If ever you have questions, please reach out to me!

Here’s to a less toxic lifestyle + lots of oily goodness!

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