I’m so excited to bring you things that my family and I use every day, and one of those big things is essential oils.

Essential oils are powerful, and work with our bodies to support normal functions. Whether it’s through direct application or any number of recipes like Homemade Mouthwash, Homemade Hand Sanitizer, Homemade Lotion, or Homemade Dusting Spray.

Image shows an array of essential oils and diffusers with copy that reads "the new premium starter kit"

The media likes to portray oils as a new fad, but the truth is, people have been using them for thousands of years!

There are lots of places where you can buy essential oils, but after doing some research, we decided that Young Livings oils were the only ones we wanted to put in – or on – our bodies.

Young Living’s Seed To Seal guarantee is unparalleled! They are literally the only company that grows their own plants, and distills their own oils, so you know exactly what you’re getting in every bottle – 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil.

For a long time, I would simply buy my oils on Amazon, but then I started hearing things that scared me about chemically manufactured oils, and I also started doing a little more research into the health benefits of pure essential oils. As I researched, I learned that the majority of essential oils that you can buy from the store are not, and do not claim to be, therapeutic-grade oils.

What is Therapeutic Grade?

The potential danger of an essential oil is generally relative to its level or grade of purity. Many essential oils are designed exclusively for their aroma-therapeutic quality; these essential oils generally should not be applied directly to the skin in their undiluted or “neat” form. Some can cause severe irritation, provoke an allergic reaction and, over time, prove hepatotoxic. Non-therapeutic grade essential oils are never recommended for topical or internal use. Source

I started to notice that the bottles of oil I had purchased from those places had warnings on them like “do not take internally” and “for external use only.” So I started looking into oils that did claim to be therapeutic grade and safe for internal use.

I have a few good friends who use a brand of essential oils called Young Living so I listened to them talk about all of the amazing ways that Young Living essential oils were supporting wellness for their family.  And I was impressed, but still not ready to join the crazy “oil bandwagon.”  But the more that I read, the more that I discovered that many of the essential oils companies on the market (even some of the ones that claimed to be therapeutic-grade) weren’t really giving the full story.

The Full Story

Almost every bottle of essential oil on the market claims to be “Pure Essential Oil”, but that claim can legally be made if there is as little at just 5% of the actual essential oil from the plant in the bottle.

There is also no regulation for how an essential oil is to be extracted. Companies are free to use high-heat, high-pressure, and chemical-solvents to extract more from the plants, and still slap whatever label they want to on the oil. In fact, the majority of essential oil companies buy their oils from an oil broker. The company isn’t actually involved in the process of cultivating the plants or extracting the oils at all.

How to Know the Difference

Here are 8 questions to ask whenever you’re considering purchasing from an essential oils company (adapted from this resource):

1. Can this company guarantee that the land used to grow their plants & herbs is free of residual herbicides, pesticides, & chemicals?

2. Does this company own their own lab to test an oil’s composition?

3. Does this company ever purchase oils from outside suppliers? If so, does the company visit the farms and oil distilleries to observe the process and make sure that there are no added chemicals to the distillation of the oils and that the herbs and plants are grown completely free from contamination with herbicides, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers?

4. Does this company only use crops that were harvested at their peak time? And if so, does the grower test to make sure that the crop is at its peak time for harvesting?

5. Does this company continuously monitor the process of distillation to make sure that the oils produced from the distillation contain all of the correct therapeutic components?

6. Can this company guarantee that oils are discarded and not sold if mistakes were made during the distillation process that affect the quality of the oils?

7. Does this company’s oil suppliers use extra solvents during the distillation process to extract extra oil from the plants?

8. Can this company guarantee that nothing is added to the oils during bottling?

Why I chose Young Living

Young Living is the only company (probably because they were the pioneers in the therapeutic essential oils market) that has their own farms, can absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they guarantee absolutely no pesticides and they do all of the weeding by hand), has their own testing equipment (they do both in-house and 3rd party testing), only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant, and basically answered all of my 8 questions in a way that I felt comfortable with.

Young Living also was the only company that was 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 the oil broker that the farmers that he/she buys the oils from can be trusted to do what they are saying 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 I had a few friends who had actually been to the Young Living farms and seen first-hand exactly how the plants were grown and the oils were distilled.

I also loved that I could just sign up and get the member discount (24%!) and not have to sell anything to anyone. All I had to do to keep getting my discount was to buy $50 worth of products per year.  That was definitely doable since I use essential oils for so many things!

So, to kick off your new adventure in essential oils, we’re running a fabulous special!

Young Living’s Premium starter kit  is an amazing deal at $160 (wait until you see what all it includes!)

Image shows the Young Living Essential Oils starter kit and reference guide

AND when you order one through me, I send you a package of oily tools!

  • A set of bottle top labels, so you can organize your oils in any drawer or pouch.
  • A reference guide app so you can access information about how to use each oil with just the touch of a button!

We are using the commission that we would make off your purchase to give you these freebies because we truly believe that you will absolutely fall in love with these essential oils as much as we have!

{This is ONLY available here at The Frugal Farm Wife!}

*This offer is for US, military & Canada only {Canadian Starter Kits have a slightly higher starting price.

If you are ready to buy a starter kit, then be sure to sign up as a wholesale member (with one of the premium starter kits) through the instructions below to take advantage of these freebies.

How To Get Young Living Oils

  • Head over to the Young Living page here and fill out your information. It only takes a second, I promise!
  •  BE SURE the “Wholesale Member” option is checked so that you don’t end up paying retail prices.
  • BE SURE the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id” say 2652017 (those numbers should automatically populate if you click through the link above.)
  • If you do not feel comfortable putting in your social security number (this is only for tax purposes if you decide to turn this into a business) then you can get an EIN from the IRS in just a few seconds here and use that number instead (the IRS just needs to be able to connect some number with you for tax purposes).   They need a Social Security Number or an EIN because if you make $600 or more per year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail (which is required by law). Young Living will never share this info with anyone.
  • Select which starter kit you want to get. My recommendation would be the Premium Starter Kit Those are the oils that I use almost every single day! You can get the kit that’s $160, or you can choose one of the more expensive essential oil diffusers (shown below) Image shows several Young Living Starter Kit Diffuser Options with prices
  • I’d recommend skipping the Step 3 (Optional) part of the sign-up process. I’ll send over an email with more details on that part of things after you sign up (if you’re going to be purchasing products monthly then it’s a great program that will give you credit back with each order and save you on shipping costs).
  • Go through the checkout process.  Young Living accepts most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. (I personally use a debit card)

Keep in mind that you HAVE to go through the entire sign-up process including paying for your order in order to receive the cool freebie bonuses. I pay for those out of my pocket with the commission from your sign up. (I know it sounds silly, but I’ve had a lot of people sign up, but then not pay, hoping to get the bonuses for free!).

Still have questions? Here are our FAQs!

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 was 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 also was the only company that was 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.

Image shows a Young Living Premium Starter Kit with Diffusers

How will I know which oils to use for what?

One of the benefits of getting a starter kit through this promotion 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 away as part of this promotion 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! In fact, my latest favorite Young Living product is their Thieves laundry detergent. I finally have a natural detergent that works well! Almost every product incorporates essential oils (for example, frankincense is absolutely wonderful in facial products), but there’s a wide variety of products available.

Got more questions? Email at thefrugalfarmwife@gmail.com!

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