My February Essential Rewards Order!

February is always such a hard month to get through here in the Midwest, I think… the holidays are over, the excitement and ‘new-ness’ of the New Year has worn off, and it’s just… well… cold and gloomy outside!!  Which is why I was so excited to find my package of Young Living goodies on the front porch this month!!!  I tell ya… Christmas every month!  :)

February Essential Rewards

Here is what I ordered this month!!

NingXia Red

I ordered the packets this month since the bottles are liable to freeze this time of year!!  Each packet contains 2 ounces, the perfect amount.

Thieves Spray

I love this stuff… I take it with me when I travel, use it if I have any periodic dental sensitivity, and use it when I need a shot of immune support.

Tranquil Roll-On

This one is new for me!  Tranquil roll-on contains lavender, cedarwood, and roman chamomile.  It is formulated to calm and relax the body and mind.  Lavender and cedarwood can help promote restful sleep, so I am looking forward to this one!

Lavender Lip Balm

My favorite lip balm.  Ever.

R.C.

We love this oil to encourage proper sinus function and for respiratory support in these cold winter months.  It is great diffused!  And it smells great, too!

Lavender Hand and Body Lotion

This was a freebie this month!  I have never tried Young Living’s lotion, and I am loving this!  The texture is thick enough to moisturize effectively but not too thick to spread.  Of course it contains lavender oil, so it smells nice and is wonderful on the skin.  I’m so glad I got this free, I have so many lotions at home I’m not sure I would have tried this on my own!  I’m lovin’ it!

Taste of Italy

This was another freebie this month!  Taste of Italy is only available through February 2015′s monthly promotion.  It is a blend of Thyme and 4 different varieties of Oregano.  It can be used in cooking, but I might use it in the same way I use oregano… for immune support!

Thyme

This was yet another freebie this month!  I was excited because I regularly order Thyme to use for immune support… I don’t love the way it smells, but I sure do love how it works for us!

That’s all for this month… hopefully when my order shows up next month, the temperatures will be on the rise!!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

4 Reasons Young Living Makes a Great Business Venture

Young Living Business Venture

First, I want to give you a little background to all this ‘business talk’.

I don’t talk about the business side of Young Living much here on the blog, because ‘doing the business’ is never required in order to use these amazing products.  You can sign up for a wholesale membership to get your 24% discount, and you don’t have to tell a soul about Young Living – you can simply use the products for your family!

I NEVER intended to do this as a business – but once a few friends signed up because they wanted to try essential oils and I received a PAYCHECK, well, I realized I might actually be able to offset the cost of everything I was using!  Yes, please!

One thing snowballed into another, and less than 2 years later, our lives look drastically different than they did before.  You see, with very little exception, my husband traveled Every. Single. Week. for 4 years.  It got to be so exhausting for all of us.  One day I realized that Young Living might actually be the answer to the prayer I had prayed every day for my husband to leave corporate America, be home more often, and do something he loved instead.

This past summer, our prayers were answered!  My husband was able to leave corporate America AND become a professor at the University we both attended.  His Dream Job!

Just a few weeks ago I was cleaning out my email folders, and I had one where I kept all his travel information so I knew his flight details, hotel info, and travel dates.  I deleted over 200 emails… that is 200 TRIPS over the past 4 years.  Words cannot describe how thankful I am that that is NOT OUR LIFE ANYMORE!!

When I think back over this journey with Young Living (which honestly feels like it’s just getting started!), I think about how grateful I am to have Young Living in our lives!  I had ZERO idea about the business side in the beginning, but I can’t think of a better business setup!  Here are 4 reasons Young Living is a GREAT business venture…

1) It’s Network Marketing

Oh!!!  I know you probably just thought I said a bad word!!  I was the first to acknowledge that in the beginning, I wished Young Living was NOT set up the way it was!  I would rather go to a store to purchase my essential oils than get involved in some ‘pyramid scheme’!  Clearly I had some unresolved issues about being cornered into buying things that I didn’t want from people I knew.  (Young Living is NOT a pyramid scheme, by the way, which is illegal.  Watch this video for a little humor and education on the subject!).

BUT – once you learn what network marketing is, I mean really learn, it is such an incredible asset as a business owner.  The basic premise is this – it is the power of multiplication instead of addition.  In a traditional sales business, I could go out every day and work for new business.  I could add to my business every day.  If I stopped trying to acquire new business, the growth of my business would suffer.

However, in Network Marketing, the business I’ve added begins creating its own business as well, which means my business grows by multiplying.  Additionally, if I have a period of time where I cannot actively look for my own new business, those in my organization are still out there acquiring new business.  So my business is still growing even when I personally am not.

In a traditional business, you trade time for money.  You work from 8 to 5 and bring home a paycheck in exchange for those hours.  If you stop working, you don’t get paid.  This is the model we are all used to.  However, in a network marketing business, you are not trading time for money!  Once you have an established business, let me repeat, you are not trading time for money anymore!  As a matter of fact, if you can get proper systems of support in place, you can find yourself working much less and earning much more!

I know, this might sound too good to be true.  And I’m not going to hide the fact that there is A LOT of work that goes into the front end.  A LOT.  In the beginning, you put in WAY more time than you are being compensated for.  MANY (most?) quit during this phase.  But those who persevere are greatly rewarded!!

For more info on WHY a network marketing business is a great choice for long-term financial success, I would definitely recommend you check out the book The Four Year Career!

In my opinion, one of the main reasons that Young Living is a great business venture is that you can leverage the power of network marketing.

2) The Products Are Consumable

Now that we’ve established that ‘network marketing’ is not a bad word (bad phrase?), I want to draw your attention to point number 2… Young Living products are consumable.  Trust me, I know!  I have to order them month after month!!  I personally would not want to do a business where I was offering something that was not consumable!  As a business owner, this means that you don’t constantly have to find new prospects just to maintain your business… people are always replenishing what they need… just like I am!

3) Customers Stay With You

In most network marketing businesses, you have to place your order ‘through’ someone each and every time you go to order.  So if I wanted to buy, say, a new ‘widget’, I would need to contact a rep of the ‘widget company’ every time I want to order.  As an owner of this type of business, it is very easy to ‘lose’ prospects since they can order from someone different every time.

Young Living is different!  When people order, they actually create and maintain their OWN account… and the great thing is that if they originally created their account under you, it will STAY with you!  In addition, people place all their own orders and Young Living handles all the details, so you don’t have to worry about carrying inventory, shipping, sales tax, or customer orders!

4) People NEED Their Oils!

First, how awesome is it to be able to introduce people to products that truly have the power to change lives?!  I have story after story about how Young Living oils have changed people’s lives.

For so many people, the oils have become a necessity, a non-negotiable, to the health of their families.  You would be surprised at what people have told me they would truly do or sell just to have money to purchase their oils!  For lots of families, Young Living essential oils are a necessity, NOT a luxury item.  When times get financially tight, we all cut out things that we don’t really need.  I’m not going to purchase a new bag, jewelry, or any other non-necessity items if funds are tight or if I’m a serious budget-watcher.  But Young Living essential oils fall into a MUCH different category for many people – they NEED their oils for their family’s health!  I know there are many things I would do without before I stopped using my oils, and I am certainly not alone!  The fact that Young Living products are a necessity for many is a tremendous asset as a business owner!

To wrap up, I had no idea Young Living could be a business, let alone anything that could help support our family… but it makes a FANTASTIC business venture!  If you’re not yet a Young Living member and want to know more, please get in touch!  If you’re a member but hadn’t considered the business side, I’d urge you to consider it!!  And much success to those of you who have already discovered what a great business venture Young Living is!  :)

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

February 2015 Young Living Promotions!

Yay!!  New Young Living promotions for a new month!  Here are February 2015′s Young Living Promotions (aka FREE PRODUCTS!!)

Young Living February 2015 Promotions

190 PV

$43.75 Value

5ml Thyme essential oil

*Bonus 5ml Taste of Italy for those enrolled in Essential Rewards

250 PV Essential Rewards Order

$71.05 Value

5ml Thyme essential oil

Lavender Hand & Body Lotion

*Bonus 5ml Taste of Italy for those enrolled in Essential Rewards

 

300 PV Essential Rewards Order

$101.05 Value

5ml Thyme essential oil

Lavender Hand & Body Lotion

30 Essential Rewards points (for those enrolled in Essential Rewards, to be used like cash)

*Bonus 5ml Taste of Italy for those enrolled in Essential Rewards

Thyme Essential Oil

Known since ancient times as a medicinal herb, thyme contains large amounts of thymol. As a dietary supplement, it is one of the strongest antioxidants known. Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and other body systems.  Thyme may also be used to enhance the flavor of food.

Taste of Italy Essential Oil Blend

Featuring Basil and four different varieties of Oregano essential oil, this flavorful blend is perfect for creating unforgettable Italian recipes, from infused oils to pasta dishes and salad dressings. This essential oil blend is a limited-time promotion exclusive—get it only in your February Essential Rewards order of 190 PV or greater!

Lavender Hand & Body Lotion

Need to pamper dry winter skin? Featuring skin-loving Lavender essential oil, this moisturizing formula can comfort even the driest elbows, hands, and heels. Smooth over skin and enjoy the moisturizing power of this rich, essential oil-infused formula.

30 Essential Rewards Points

For those enrolled in Young Living’s Essential Rewards program, earn 30 points to be used like cash toward some of your favorite products!

Happy shopping!!!

 

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

January Essential Rewards!

I love seeing what other people’s favorite Young Living essential oils and products are, and this month was full of replenishing OUR favorites!

January Essential Rewards

In the month of December, we went through quite a few oils between diffusing and applying, so I definitely needed to refill our favorites!!  Thieves, Purification, ImmuPower, Lavender, Thyme, Lemon, and RC were all getting low!!

My current Thieves Foaming Hand Soap pumps were getting a little yucky since I’ve had them for a while, so I decided to order some fresh bottles and pumps.

And if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I love the KidScents MightyZyme.  :)

This month I received a FREE bottle of Copaiba and a FREE bottle of Spearmint!  Also, I earned a $20 Enrollment Voucher that was promptly snatched up.  :)

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.