Getting Started With Young Living Essential Oils!
By Ali Smith on August 24, 2015

Many of you have asked me about Young Living Essential Oils and how you can get started using them. One way you can do this is ask me to order oils for you through my monthly order. This way you can pay wholesale price (instead of retail), but do not commit to a large purchase and can buy one oil at a time in order to try them out. 

Another way you can get started with essential oils is becoming a wholesale member yourself by purchasing a starter kit. After you purchase a starter kit you can purchase more oils at wholesale price! You can also choose to sell oils yourself (although this is completely optional!). To continue being a wholesale member after your initial starter kit purchase, all you have to do is purchase $50 worth of oils every year. I can tell you from personal experience this is not difficult to do! 

I outlined the process of becoming a wholesale member below! 

New to essential oils? Not sure what they are or how to use them? Check out my Essential Oils 101 post for more information! This post goes over the 11 essential oils that come with the Premium Starter Kit!

Selecting A Starter Kit: 

There are a several starter kits you can choose from at Young Living, but I believe the best deal is the premium starter kit! 
The kit includes: 

- 10 of Young Living's most popular essential oils 

- A bonus oils to bring your collection up to 11

- A diffuser of your choice (Dewdrop, Home, Rainstone, or Aria)

- 10 Oil sample packets

- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Card

- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles

- AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment

2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples

Product Guide and Product Price List

- Essential Oil Magazine 

- Essential Edge Member Resources

How to Get Started: 

1. Head over to the Young Living page here and fill out your information.

*Be sure the member option is checked so that you pay wholesale price instead of retail (24% off!) 

Be sure the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id” say 2911693 (so that I can send you your freebies!)

*You will create a 4-digit PIN number that customer service will need to access your account should you ever need to call them. Make sure to make this something you will remember or write it down. 

2. Select your premium starter kit and diffuser!

The Premium Starter Kits with the dewdrop diffusers are $160, the Premium Kit with the Home Diffuser is $160, the Premium Kit that comes with the Aria Diffuser is $260, and Premium Kit that comes with the Rainstone Diffuser is $205. Check out this comparison chart of Young Living Diffusers if you want more details on each diffuser! 

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3. This step is optional. 

You can choose to join Essential Rewards, a program through Young Living where you can earn free oils by earning points on products you purchase each month. You can also get reduced shipping costs through this program. You can learn more about essential rewards here. I have earned so many free products through being a part of Essential Rewards! I should write a blog post on the hundreds of dollars of free product I have earned from this program.

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4. Don't forget to confirm your order! 

You'll need to confirm your order and enter in your payment information again!

5. After you sign up, send me an email or a message on Facebook letting me know that you signed up through me so that I will know to send you your freebies (please allow 30 days for me to ship your freebies. I may not have them available at the time you sign up, but I will have them to you as soon as I can! If you are local, I can deliver them to you :)).  Feel free to ask any questions in the email and I will also help you find the information that you need.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does signing up make me a “distributor”?

Nope! You are not required to sell anything at all to anyone. When you become a wholesale member, you get a special link that you can share with friends and get credit from their purchases, but there are no minimum sales amounts at all. In fact, 90% of the wholesale members in Young Living don’t do the business side at all. They are buying from Young Living because of the quality alone.

Am I required to make a minimum purchase each month?

There are absolutely NO minimum monthly purchase requirements. To remain a wholesale member, you have to make $50 worth of purchases per year to keep your membership. But if there’s a year that you don’t make a $50 purchase, you can reinstate your wholesale membership discount by just placing a $50 order.

If you do find yourself making regular purchases each month, then Young Living has a rewards program (called Essential Rewards) where you can make a nice percentage back in product credit each month on all of your purchases. So that’s a neat program to join if you find that you *want* to purchase regularly (but it’s not a requirement for being a wholesale member).

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 is also the only company that is 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. 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.

How will I know which oils to use for what?

One of the benefits of getting a starter kit through me is that you also get to join our private Facebook group that’s specifically for questions about essential oils! 

The reference guide that I’m giving you is also a HUGE resource. You can look up almost anything in it and see which essential oils and supplements can be helpful.

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. A few that I use and LOVE are: Ningxia Red, Lavender Volume Shampoo, Lavender Hand & Body Lotion, Thieves Cleaner, Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste, & Thieves Mouthwash! 

I signed up but my order didn't go through. What do I do now?

1. Go to from your laptop or desktop computer (don't use a smartphone or tablet)

2. Log in with the username and password that you created when you signed up.

3. It will prompt you to change the password. It needs to be at least 8 characters and have a lowercase letter, uppercase letter, number, AND symbol.

4. Once you do that, click on "Quick Order" on the left side of the page - it should bring up the starter kits available to purchase. If not, do a search for "Premium Starter Kit" and it will bring up all of the starter kits available.

5. Send me an email or message back to let me know that everything went through!

Still have questions? Ask them below or email me at

 I'd be more than happy to answer them for you!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor! The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

About The Author

Ali Smith

Ali is a student, wife, typewriter collector, board game player, and lover of travel. She writes about her DIY projects, typewriter collecting, subscription boxes, personal stories and social issues.