In 2012, I began using essential oils because I’d read that they helped with a plethora of physical problems. I tried lavender, and then Thieves and a small helichrysum sample I’d received from a friend. From there, it was peppermint, wintergreen, tea tree, lemon eucalyptus, grapefruit, lemongrass…and the list goes on.
While I had varying degrees of success with each oil for each concern, I noticed one consistency: there was a huge difference between the ones I ordered directly from people I knew than the the ones I ordered off places like eBay.
I began researching why there was a difference, and attended my first (of many) oils classes, led by a friend from church.
She didn’t have to sell me on Young Living — the products had sold me themselves. She and her team did, however, educate me on how to use them more effectively and safely, and I got to see some of the products I hadn’t given much thought to, like the Home Diffuser, in action. Even more products that sold themselves!
Another thing I’d never given thought to was multi-level marketing, or direct sales. I’m not the kind of person who can SELL SELL SELL, and besides, I already have two great jobs, plus I homeschool my daughter — I don’t have need or time to get involved with something like that.
I looked back at all the money I’d spent on oils, some good, some not so great, and I knew I’d found a company I would be doing most of my future business with. That, and the new Premium Starter Kit had just come out, and it was full of stuff I wanted to try or already loved and needed more of. With that in mind, and knowing that I’d get a 24% discount on all my purchases for a year with no obligation to buy anything on a regular basis, I went ahead and signed up as a Distributor.
No regrets! I loved my kit, and I loved learning about and talking about oils. Even though I have not intention of becoming a salesperson, I attended one of the business meetings, where my upline explained how the Essential Rewards Program worked.
I already had a large order in mind, using my discount, and since it only took 50 PV (which, in most cases, is a correlating dollar amount) to enroll in the Essential Rewards Program (the monthly autoship program), I signed up to give it a test drive. My only problem with the ER program is it’s limited to once a month!
I also got around to trying the NingXia Red drink samples that came with the Premium Starter Kit. I’d heard great personal testimonies about the stuff, but I was totally skeptical.
But it was amazing. Tasted great over ice with water, and I had so much focus and clarity when I went back to work. Coffee isn’t tempting me anymore–I just want my shot of NingXia Red whenever I sit down to work now!
To top it all off, three weeks after signing up, I not only had enough ER points to get a free product, but I found out that I had a commission check on its way — and I never had to sell a thing, I just shared something I loved with someone I loved.
So, if you’re dabbling with essential oils, do your research. Try to find someone who’s knowledgable about what they’re selling and who is glad to help you navigate the road to wellness. If you don’t have anyone in your area, or if you have questions or want to share your experiences, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you sign up for Young Living using my enrolled/sponsor code (or by clicking on the link below), please let me know! I’d love to connect and support you through your exciting journey!