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How to Order Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit as a Gift

How to Order Young Living's Premium Starter Kit as a Gift

**Update!  As of March 2017, you can now order someone a kit under their own name WITHOUT having to input their Social Security number!!  Just make sure that you don’t ruin their surprise by having email correspondence going to them (like order confirmation)! **

I get a lot of questions during certain times of year (like Christmas!) from non-Young Living members about how to order Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit as a gift for someone, so I want to give you your options!  This essential oil kit makes a FANTASTIC gift, so I want to help you figure out the best way for you to get it in your loved one’s hands!

The reason that ordering a kit for someone is a little tricky is that Young Living requires a social security number (SSN) when purchasing a Premium Starter Kit.  I’ll explain why.  When you purchase a Premium Starter Kit, it also includes a wholesale membership, which is great because members save 24% on anything they buy in the future!

But the reason the SSN must be collected is that wholesale members can earn referral bonuses if they ever refer someone to Young Living.  You can even start building a bona fide business as a wholesale member!  Please remember that sharing Young Living, earning bonuses, or building a business is never required.  But what this means for Young Living is that they are required by law to collect a wholesale member’s SSN for tax purposes in the event that commissions are ever payed out.

Now that you know WHY the social security number must get collected, let’s talk about the options you have if you want to give someone a Premium Starter Kit as a gift!

Options on Giving the Premium Starter Kit as a Gift

1. Sign up your friend/loved one as a wholesale member with their social security number.

If the person you are buying the Premium Starter Kit for is very close to you, for instance your spouse or maybe a child, you can sign them up for an account in their name with their SSN.  This may be the most straightforward way to purchase the kit for someone, and you could present them with their actual kit!  They could also easily reorder anything in the future using their 24% discount, and they could get plugged into our Oil Moxie resources.  However, signing someone up with THEIR SSN is not usually possible if they are not a close family member.  If you do decide to order the Premium Starter Kit in your loved one’s name through me, please contact me so I don’t email them and spoil any surprises!  Also, be sure to include YOUR ADDRESS AND EMAIL so the kit and all correspondence go to YOU!  Your loved one can change this info once you surprise them.  :)

2. Sign yourself up as a wholesale member with your social security number.

You can purchase the kit in your name (with your SSN) and then just gift them the kit.  There are a few downsides to doing this, however.  Since the wholesale account with which you purchased the kit is in YOUR name, your friend/family member won’t be able to reorder at wholesale pricing unless they get their own wholesale account (by purchasing another starter kit) or unless you place an order for them using your account again.  Also, they won’t be plugged into an oil community with resources (like our Oil Moxie team!) or get any correspondence from Young Living since, again, the account is not in their name, it’s under yours. Please note this option might work fine if you are just ordering oils for your spouse.

3. Give your friend/loved one a ‘gift certificate’ along with the funds to purchase their kit.

Now this would not be a gift certificate in the purest form since it is not ‘pre-paid’, but if you contact me, I can send you a printed “A Gift For You” gift certificate to give them, showing a picture of the Premium Starter Kit on the front (see below) with instructions on the back showing how to order the kit.

Along with the gift certificate, you can then include the funds (check, cash, pre-paid Visa, etc.) for them to purchase the kit in their name.  I truly think this is the best option when ordering for someone who isn’t a spouse, because their account will be in their name, they can easily get plugged into our Oil Moxie community with resources they need to get started, and best of all, they can easily reorder at any time with their 24% discount, and there will be no hassle.  As their enroller, I will take good care of them and make sure they have the support they need!  (FYI – With tax and shipping, the Premium Starter Kit with the Home or Dewdrop diffuser comes to roughly $180.)

This is a sample of what the gift card I can send you will look like:

Young Living Gift Certificate

If this is the option you prefer when giving Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit as a gift to someone, please contact me and I can send you the printed gift certificate you can give to them!  Again, please note that Young Living does not offer gift certificates, this is just a printed certificate you can give to them along with the funds to purchase the kit in their name with their SSN, so they have their own account.  :)

Thank you so much for visiting!  And you are AWESOME for considering gifting someone with their own essential oil kit, it is life-changing for many!!

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*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.
 

My Young Living Story

My Young Living Story

As I was writing my post earlier this week talking about getting to spend the summer with my kids and husband, it dawned on me with fresh eyes what a blessing our Young Living business has been to our family.  Sometimes when you’re so close to a situation, you fail to see it for what it is… but I had a moment of complete clarity this week when I realized, REALLY realized, how thankful I am for our Young Living business.

Three Years Ago

Three short years ago, our lives looked nothing like this.  My husband was in corporate America, traveling every week… and had been for a few years.  I felt like a single parent for a few days each week, and over the course of a few years, we had both reached a point of burnout.

Our kids didn’t even ask where Daddy was anymore because it was the norm for him to be gone from home for a few days at a time.  I was tired and overwhelmed, as we had operated in this mode for several years.

Enter Young Living

I didn’t know a single thing about Young Living or about the oils, but I had wanted a bottle of Thieves oil.  At the time, Young Living was running a promotion for new enrollees, and I thought What the Heck I’ll go ahead and sign up just so I can get oils at a discount if I end up liking them.  I had absolutely ZERO intention of ever doing the business.  I hated really disliked the idea of network marketing and was NEVER going to tell anyone about the oils (😜)… I just wanted to buy them cheaper.

At the time I had just dissolved the LLC for my photography business, as it started taking up too much of my time.  I was doing photo shoots in the evenings and on weekends, and then I would have to spend 8+ hours editing each session.  I was doing all this with 2 little kids and a traveling husband, and what started as a hobby began feeling like W.O.R.K. just because of the time commitment.  When my husband was home, the last thing I wanted to be doing was going on photo shoots or editing pictures.  So when I joined Young Living, I was NOT looking for another ‘opportunity’, ‘job’, or anything else that was going to take my time!

Our family had seen some awesome health benefits of the oils, so my mom suggested I start a blog where I could share about the benefits of the oils.  What you might not know is that I am a serial blogger, apparently… I have several of them!  At this point I had 4 blogs I was maintaining!  😁  Again, I had just put the brakes on what was a time-sucker for me (photography), and I really didn’t want to start yet another project (this here blog).

But after I stopped my photography business and had some free time again, for some reason I again thought What the Heck.  I’ll start this little blog and start sharing about the wellness benefits of the oils.  It will be a creative outlet for me.

Hello, Readers!

For reasons unknown to me, people started reading my blog!  They would ask me to contact them so I could answer questions, they wanted to know what becoming a Young Living member meant, they started signing up to become members… it was so crazy!

I loved having a sense of purpose and being able to help people with their wellness goals.  And it was so exciting getting to know a network of like-minded people!

Adios, Corporate America!

By the grace of God, awesome people started joining our team, and our Young Living business started taking off… to the point that my husband was able to leave corporate America and take his dream job as a college professor – all because of the income our Young Living business was generating.  I do not say this lightly – this was an answer to prayer.  You can ask anyone who was in my small group at the time (a group of people from my church who met together each week).  This was a constant and consistent prayer of mine during our weekly get togethers, that my husband would find a job where he was home more.

Never in a million years did we think God would bring Young Living into our lives, allow it to take off, and that my husband’s new job might be his dream job of being a professor at the college we both attended!  He always knew he wanted to teach eventually, but we figured that would be years down the road… when either a) we won the lottery (ha!), or b) when the kids were out of the house, we were retired, and he was looking for something to do to give back.

But God had a plan… crazy doors opened at our old university, and Young Living grew to the point where it was feasible for him to leave corporate America and take the job!

Our Life is So Different!

It’s crazy to think how different our life is now.  Instead of traveling and being gone 2-3 days every week (and sometimes more), my husband is now off for nearly 4 months in the summer and 1 month at Christmas!  He’s often home during the school year in time to pick the kids up from school! We are able to make so many memories as a family that I would never have dreamed possible.  Rather than not even registering when Daddy was gone, I think my kids now prefer being with my husband instead of me, because everyone knows dads are more fun than moms!!  ;)  It couldn’t make my heart any happier.

So when I say Young Living has truly blessed our family, I mean that with all my heart.  Young Living’s mission is Wellness, Purpose, and Abundance, and I can confidently say I have experienced all of those things and more.  I have met some amazing people along the way, many of whom I get to work with in my team, and I’m so so thankful that God led us to Young Living.

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And the Network Marketing Part?

And Network Marketing that I was so opposed to?!  I am now convinced it is one of the best business models out there.  You don’t succeed until you help others on their journey of success.  It really is a pay-it-forward model where everyone benefits and people’s lives can be changed.  You meet some awesome people along the way… there are people on my team I have never actually met in real life but I consider friends.  We’re all working toward the same goal, and let’s face it – it’s way better to do something with people you like than to do it alone!

If you’re interested in starting your own wellness journey or even more, a business endeavor, I’d be honored to help you!!  Don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions.  :)  You, too, can experience the Wellness, Purpose, and Abundance that Young Living offers!  :)

PS – if you’re curious about the business, read my post 4 Reasons Young Living Makes a Great Business Venture!

You can read Young Living’s Income Disclosure Statement here.

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*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.
 

Tip – Save Your Empty Roll-On Bottles!

Save Your Empty Roll-Ons!

I sure hope you have been saving your empty roll-on bottles once you’re done with your favorite Young Living essential oil blends.  Why??  Because you can REUSE these bottles!!  People love to buy roller tops for their oils… but when you have an empty roll-on, that’s one less roller top you need to buy!

Simply use the cap to pop off the roller top, fill with your favorite topical oil, diluted version of an oil, oil blend, or even carrier oil.  Pop the top back on, tape on a label, and BAM!

Watch this quick video to see how easy it 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.
 

My All-Time Favorite Essential Oil Carrying Case

Essential Oil Carrying Case

I’m apologizing in advance for holding out on you.  What I’ve yet to share with you here on the blog is my absolute favorite carrying case for my essential oils.  I know, this is a big deal and I’m sorry.  ;)

All kidding aside, new oilers are always asking, “How should I store my oils?”  This, my friends, is my solution!  I believe this is the best essential oil carrying case around.

This carrying case of mine has most definitely been around the block with me on my oil journey.  I have had it for as long as I’ve had my oils, so for over 2 years.  As silly as it sounds, I love everything about this case!  It is the Rubbermaid Bento Storage Box (size small), and here is why it’s the best case I’ve found…

Why I Love It

  1. It’s the perfect size to hold all the oils we use on a regular basis plus a few extras.  It holds up to 16 oils very comfortably, and up to 20 or more if some of them are 5ml bottles or roll-ons (since those are skinnier).
  2. The inside dividers are PERFECT for keeping all the oils upright.  Even if the case isn’t full, the oils do not tip!  I LOVE this.
  3. I don’t have to mess with elastics and tipping bottles like in a pouch.
  4. I don’t have to unzip, unsnap, undo anything to get to my oils.  With labels on my bottle tops, I can get to EXACTLY what I am looking for in a flash.  This is important when you’re dealing with squirmy kids!  Or if you’re trying to find something in the middle of the night.
  5. This carrying case is very transportable around the house.  The oils stay upright when you’re carrying it (unlike some cases with handles), and it won’t fall over like some pouches, so the oils never have a chance to leak when you’re moving it around your house.
  6. It’s extremely durable.  Like I said, I have used this for over 2 years.  It is a hard, canvas-covered case with flexible padded inside dividers.
  7. The bottom has little canvas feet so it won’t scratch the top of your dresser (where I store it) or table.
  8. It’s a stylish little decorative box, so I can leave it out on my dresser and it never looks out of place!

Here is a look at the case from above.  Like I mentioned, the dividers are padded.  They are flexible and can be moved, but I leave them just like I bought them.

Top View Essential Oil Carrying Case

Are these all my oils?  Heavens, NO!  But these are the ones we use regularly.  This box gets moved all over my house.  :)

So where do I store the rest of my oils?  I have various other cases.  I have an acrylic lipstick organizer I use to hold the oils I don’t use on a regular basis.  I also have a plastic shoebox container that holds my backup, extra oils.  I have the Aroma Complete, which is a case in itself!  I do have labels on all of those to make finding things MUCH easier!  I have a zippered pouch I use for travel.  But by far, this Rubbermaid Bento Storage Box is my favorite.  It is super functional, and it’s cute, too.  :)

My Gift to New Members!

I’m super excited to announce that I will be giving this carrying case as a gift to any new member who enrolls with me and purchases the Young Living Premium Starter Kit!  In addition, I will also be including a set of essential oil bottle labels so you can quickly identify your oils in your carrying case!  If you’re ready to start your oil journey, head on over to the Order Oils page and we’ll get you all set up.  :)

Free Case and Labels

Thanks for visiting, until next time!

*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.