Think the Premium Starter Kit is too expensive? Check out this cost breakdown!

Think the Premium Starter Kit is too expensive? Check out this cost breakdown!

The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is on sale for $150.00 until the end of the month. This kit comes with 11 (5-ml) bottles of essential oil, a diffuser, 10 sample packets of essential oil, 10 share it sample essential oil bottles/info, an aroma glide roller ball fitment, 2 NingXia Red sample packets, and a no strings attached 24% wholesale discount whenever you want to order from www.youngliving.com (not to mention all the freebies you get when you order from me). If you think that the Young Living Premium Starter Kit is too expensive, let me show you that it’s not! :)

Each 5-ml bottle of essential oil from the Premium Starter Kit contains about 80 drops of oil. When you ingest or apply oils to the skin, just 1-3 drops is usually used. This means that…

  • Using 1 drop = about 80 servings/applications per 5-ml bottle
  • Using 2 drops = about 40 servings/applications per 5-ml bottle
  • Using 3 drops  = about 25 servings/applications per 5-ml  bottle

Here is a generalized cost analysis for each oil in the Premium Starter Kit (using 1 drop of oil):

  1. Thieves: Help maintain a healthy respiratory system and support the immune system for $0.14
  2. Lemon: Naturally enhance the flavor of food and beverages for $0.05
  3. Peppermint: support gastrointestinal system comfort and support performance during exercise for $0.09
  4. Lavender: Promote a restful nights sleep for $0.09
  5. Frankincense: Smooth the appearance of healthy looking skin for $0.29
  6. DiGize: Support a daily wellness regimen after a meal or while traveling for $0.13
  7. Stress Away: Combat normal stress that creeps into everyday life for $0.12
  8. RC: Comfort and soothe the throat and chest after exercise or just before bedtime for $0.13
  9. PanAway: Soothe minor tension and muscles after exercise for $0.32 (calculated using the 15-ml price)
  10. Purification: Moisturize the skin and enjoy the outdoors annoyance free for $0.08
  11. Copaiba: Support overall wellness and the body’s natural response to injury and irritation for $0.17

Now, think about this…

The average cost per drop of essential oil in the Premium Starter Kit is just 15 cents. When you see 15 cents on the sidewalk, do you even pause to pick it up? Do you even bother clipping coupons for cents off an item? If your answer is no, then why would spending an average of 15 cents to naturally support your health be too expensive? :)

Think you can find a cheaper diffuser? You can’t! Check out these numbers:

When you subtract the cost of everything in the Premium Starter Kit from the current kit sale price of $150.00, the diffuser costs NEGATIVE $6.22! Seriously! The diffuser that comes in the Premium Starter Kit is MORE THAN 100% FREE! You can’t beat that! Even when the kit is at the regular price of $160.00 (after 8/31/15), the diffuser is still a crazy good deal at just $3.78!

*I calculated this using the 15-ml price of PanAway. If you calculate this using the 5-ml price of PanAway, then the diffuser comes to negative $14.97 (while currently on sale).

Now, let’s compare freshening a room with essential oils to burning a candle…

One of my favorite essential oils to diffuse from the Premium Starter Kit is Purification. I use about 5 drops of essential oil  when I run my diffuser. The Home Diffuser from the Premium Starter Kit has a run time of up to 5 hours (mine runs even longer if I have it on the 30 second intermittent setting, however, for this example, we’ll use 5 hours). This means that…

  • Diffusing Purification costs 8 cents per hour – cheapest way to freshen your home!
  • Bath and Body Works 3 Wick Candle priced 50 percent off, costs 23-45 cents per hour – more expensive than oils!
  • Yankee Jar Candle priced 50 percent off, costs 9-12 cents per hour – more expensive than oils!
  • Plus, diffusing essential oils offers health benefits, while burning a candle does not!

Lastly, let’s take a look at diffusing oils versus air fresheners!

Don’t even get me started on air fresheners! Oh boy! Most air fresheners are so incredibly toxic (I’m embarrassed to say that I used to have a stock pile of them). Don’t believe me? Just look at what the Environmental Working Group has to say about them HERE. I don’t even have to do a price comparison. Just don’t use air fresheners. Enough said. :)

Convinced that the Premium Starter Kit is a good deal? Click HERE!

PSK PRICE PER DROP Price-Per-Drop THE YOUNG LIVING JUNE 2015 PREMIUM STARTER KIT PRICES PER DROP

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How to Become a Young Living Wholesale Member

To best way to purchase Young Living essential oils and oil infused products is to buy them at wholesale, saving you 24% off of the retail prices. To become a Wholesale Member, you’ll simply need to purchase starter kit. There are 4 great starter kits you can choose from (all described in the tabs below). You do not need to purchase a certain amount of product each month or sell anything (you can if you want to, but it is NOT required). You can simply purchase your starter kit to get the 24% discount so that you can save money anytime you decide that you want to order Young Living products! Plus, becoming a Wholesale Member grants you access to our Oil Moxie resources (and I give you just over $20.00 worth of oiling gifts when you purchase any of the Premium Starter Kits)! There really are no strings attached to your Young Living Wholesale Membership!

FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS IF YOU ARE READY TO ORDER:

  • Click HERE. You will be taken to the Young Living website. Then follow the steps outlined below.
  • Leave “Member” checked (NOT retail customer).
  • Leave my Enroller and Sponsor ID # 1583415 on the form in the referral section.
  • Fill out your info.
  • Create a username, password, and pin # (hang onto this for future purchases).
  • Enter your social security number. If you are unwilling to provide your social security number, you can quickly and easily register for an EIN number here (and use that number instead). Young Living requires you to provide your social security number (or an EIN number) because you have the OPTION to earn commissions (it is required for tax purposes). If you don’t “sell oils,” this will never be used.
  • Many of us participate in the Essential Rewards program. However, you are NOT required to sign up for this OPTIONAL monthly auto-ship program. I’ll tell you more about the optional Essential Rewards program after you complete your purchase (as you can sign up for this program at any time).
  • Select your starter kit (they are described in the tabs below). Note: The starter kits described in the tabs below are for the USA. Starter kits may differ in other countries. Therefore, if you are from another country, double check the product descriptions so you know what you will be receiving.
  • Add any additional products you would like to your order and check out (you’ll get the 24% discount right away).
  • Watch for a “welcome” email from me – I’ll invite you to Oil Moxie and confirm your address for your free gifts (if applicable as described in the tabs below).

HELP IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE:

  • Exit out of the Young Living website (dont’ worry, you’re going to exit and sign back in – sometimes the site acts a little funny).
  • Click this link: https://www.youngliving.com. Select your country. In the upper right corner, click “Sign In.” Log in with your username and password you just created.
  • You will be prompted to finish your order right where you left off/where the problem occurred.
  • If you are still having trouble, you can contact the Young Living Member Services department at 1-800-371-3515. If the wait time is long, choose the call back option (wait to be disconnected after typing in your phone number instead of hanging up yourself – this is to be sure your place is saved). When you speak to a Member Service’s representative, tell them that you are trying to join as a Wholesale Member, but are having trouble trying to complete the process online. Let them know which starter kit you would like. Ask to join under Enroller and Sponsor ID # 1583415.
  • If needed, you can also email me at sarahbiskobing@theoilessentials.com. I would be happy to help you get things sorted out!

The Premium Starter Kit is the most popular starter kit and is the kit I recommend! The Premium Starter Kit is the kit that I bought when I became a Wholesale Member. The Premium Starter Kit is the most cost effective way to start using essential oils!

PREMIUM KIT

  • Young Living just launched a NEW Premium Starter Kit in June 2015 and it’s BETTER THAN EVER! The Premium Starter Kit includes 11 bottles (5-ml each) of essential oil (Thieves, Frankincense, Lemon, Peppermint, PanAway, Copaiba, RC, DiGize, Lavender, Purification, and Stress Away).
  • *If one of the 11 essential oils is out of stock (due to unforeseen harvest issues), a “flex oil” will be substituted – so not to delay your oiling experience (you will be notified during checkout if this is a possibility). I’m loving this new “flex oil” concept!
  • Roller-ball (for easy oil application)
  • Dew Drop or Home Diffuser (or upgrade to the Rainstone or Aria diffuser)
  • Samples and info
  • 24% wholesale discount – you do NOT need to purchase a certain amount of product each month or sell anything
  • FREE membership to Oil Moxie – our group’s secret oiling resource site and Facebook community page (for help and support if you need it).
  • Just over $20.00 worth of essential oil gifts! With my gifts, you will have everything you need to begin using essential oils – I promise!

The Premium Starter Kit with Thieves is ideal for those wishing to replace harmful chemicals in the home with powerful, natural alternatives. Each of the products in this kit are infused with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend.

YL THIEVES PSK KIT

  • 15-ml Thieves essential oil blend
  • Thieves AromaBright toothpaste
  • Thieves mouthwash
  • 2 bottles of Thieves household cleaner
  • 2 Thieves foaming hand soap
  • 2 Thieves spray
  • 2 Thieves hand purifier
  • 5-ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil (in the purple and white box)
  • Roller-ball (for easy oil application; in the purple and white box)
  • Samples and info (in the purple and white box)
  • 24% wholesale discount – you do NOT need to purchase a certain amount of product each month or sell anything
  • FREE membership to Oil Moxie – our group’s secret oiling resource site and Facebook community page (for help and support if you need it).
  • Just over $20.00 worth of essential oil gifts! With my gifts, you will have everything you need to begin using essential oils – I promise!

The Premium Starter Kit with NingXia is formulated to support wellness with delicious blends of nutrient-rich wolfberry puree, superfruit juices, and pure essential oils.

YL NINGXIA RED PSK KIT

  • 2 bottles of NingXia Red
  • 30 NingXia Red sample packets
  • 14 packets of NingXia Nitro
  • 5-ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil (in the purple and white box)
  • Roller-ball (for easy oil application; in the purple and white box)
  • Samples and info (in the purple and white box)
  • 24% wholesale discount – you do NOT need to purchase a certain amount of product each month or sell anything
  • FREE membership to Oil Moxie – our group’s secret oiling resource site and Facebook community page (for help and support if you need it).
  • Just over $20.00 worth of essential oil gifts! With my gifts, you will have everything you need to begin using essential oils – I promise!

The Basic Starter Kit is the least expensive way to become a Wholesale Member. This kit is a good kit to start with if you already have your heart set on several essential oils or oil infused products, which are not available in the other starter kits.

YL BASIC KIT

  • 5-ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil
  • Roller-ball (for easy oil application)
  • Samples and info
  • 24% wholesale discount – you do NOT need to purchase a certain amount of product each month or sell anything
  • FREE membership to Oil Moxie – our group’s secret oiling resource site and Facebook community page (for help and support if you need it).

If you have any questions, just ask! :)

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Thieves Household Cleaner: More Affordable and Safer Than Other Popular Cleaners

SAFE AND NON TOXIC CLEANER

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good deal! I was coupon crazed (some might say obsessed) for quite some time. Yes, I carried coupons with me at all times. Yes, I knew most store coupon policies better than the store clerks. Yes, I would wake up early to be sure I got certain items on double coupon day. Yes, I would do multiple transactions just to save an extra dollar. And, yes, I had a stock pile lol!

I’ve swapped out my coupon days for blogging (because there is only so much time in the day). I still recognize a good deal when I see one though and holy mackerel, do I have a good deal to share with you! Pssst…Young Living’s Thieves household cleaner (an essential oil based cleaner) is more affordable (and safer) than common store-bought cleaners!

Let’s compare the prices of 6 household cleaners:

Young Living’s Thieves household cleaner comes in two sizes: a 14.4 ounce bottle or a 64 ounce bottle. The 14.4 ounce bottle costs $22.00 (wholesale price). Don’t let the $22.00 price tag fool you though. You see, Thieves cleaner is highly concentrated. This means that a very small amount of the Thieves cleaner is diluted with water in a spray bottle and then used for cleaning. The 14.4 ounce bottle actually makes 432-720 ounces of ready to use cleaner (depending on the strength you want to make it) and costs only $0.03-$0.05 per ounce! Let’s see how Thieves cleaner stacks up to the price of some store-bought household cleaners:

  • MOST AFFORDABLE —>  Thieves household cleaner (diluted appropriately and ready to use in a spray bottle – I reused an empty spray bottle): $0.03-$0.05 per ounce (less when it is part of my Essential Rewards order)
  • Fabuloso Passion of Fruits all-purpose cleaner: $0.05 per ounce
  • Lysol Lemon Breeze all-purpose cleaner: $0.06 per ounce
  • 409 Lemon all-purpose cleaner: $0.09 per ounce
  • Mr. Clean Febreze and Citrus multi-surface cleaner: $0.11 per ounce
  • Green Works all-purpose cleaner: $0.11 per ounce

Just wait…it gets even better yet!!! When I order my Thieves household cleaner as part of my monthly Essential Rewards order, I earn 20% back that I can use to spend on other products. This means, that for every 14.4 ounce bottle of Thieves household cleaner that I purchase, I am getting $4.40 back to spend on another Young Living product. If you take this into consideration, I’m technically paying $0.02-$0.04 per ounce of ready to use Thieves cleaner! NOW THAT’S A GOOD DEAL! Quite frankly, knowing the coupon world, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better deal than this one!

Which of these 6 household cleaners is the safest?

I looked up each of the above household cleaners on the Environmental Working Group’s website. This Environmental Working Group gives an A to F health rating for cleaning products:

  • A = Few/no known or suspected hazards to health or the environment; good ingredient disclosure.
  • B = Low concern; limited potential for hazards to health or the environment; at least some ingredient disclosure.
  • C = Moderate concern; some potential for hazards to health or the environment; at least some ingredient disclosure.
  • D = High concern; llikely hazards to health or the environment; may also have poor ingredient disclosure.
  • F= Potentially significant hazards to health or the environment; or poor ingredient disclosure.

Here’s how the cleaners rank:

  • SAFEST CLEANER —> Thieves household cleaner is not ranked by the Environmental Working Group. However, I did look up each ingredient on their website. Alkyl Polyglucoside has a B rating. Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate (or Lauric Acid) has an A rating. The Environmental Working Group listed Disodium 2-Sulffolaurate in their cosmetic database and it was given a rating of O (low hazard). Pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (Thieves cleaner contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, and Rosemary essential oil) are generally agreed upon to be a safe alternatives to harsh cleaning chemicals. If you ask me, Thieves household cleaner seems to be the safest choice! :)
  • Fabuloso Passion of Fruits all-purpose cleaner: F rating
  • Lysol Lemon Breeze all-purpose cleaner: C rating
  • 409 Lemon all-purpose cleaner: F rating
  • Mr. Clean Febreze and Citrus multi surface cleaner: D rating
  • Green Works all-purpose cleaner: F rating

DING, DING, DING! Thieves household cleaner is the WINNER!

If you ask me, Young Living’s Thieves household cleaner is the winner! We use Thieves cleaner all the time. It is affordable, safe, and works amazingly well. Plus, it smells awesome and is biodegradable. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Why Are Essential Oils So Expensive – Or Are They?

Essential Oils Are Too Expensive

Are you wondering why essential oils are so expensive? If you are someone who isn’t quite sure if you should invest your $150.00 in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit (11 bottles of essential oil, 10 sample packets of essential oil, diffuser, free reference guide from me, a 24% wholesale discount), I am here to tell break down some of the numbers for you! :) You’re getting much more for much less than you think!

First, let’s break down the cost of applying essential oils to the skin…

Each 5-ml bottle of essential oil in the Premium Starter Kit contains about 80 drops of oil. When you apply oils topically to the skin (for an adult) you typically use 1-3 drops of oil at a time (less is more in the oiling world). This means that…

  • 1 drop of essential oil per application = about 80 applications/servings per 5-ml bottle.
  • 2 drops of essential oil per application = about 40 applications/servings per 5-ml bottle
  • 3 drops of essential oil per application = about 25 applications/servings per 5-ml  bottle

Each essential oil has SEVERAL uses, but here is a generalized cost analysis for each oil in the Premium Starter Kit (using 1 drop of oil per topical application):

  • Lemon: enhance the flavor of food and beverages for $0.04
  • Peppermint: soothe and support the digestive system  for $0.08
  • PanAway: relieve occasional tension and soothe muscles for $0.40
  • Lavender: promote a restful nights sleep for: $0.09
  • Purification: enjoy the outdoors annoyance free for $0.07
  • Thieves: support the immune and respiratory system for $0.13
  • Stress Away: reduce occasional stress for $0.11
  • Citrus Fresh: bring about a general sense of well-being for $0.06
  • Melaleuca: beautify the skin for $0.10
  • Joy: uplift your mood for $0.15
  • Frankincense: overcome nervous energy for $0.28

I don’t know that anyone can actually say they don’t have $0.13 to support their immune system. One dose of Thieves is 3-5 times cheaper than other immune supporting supplements on the market. 

Now, let’s break down the cost of diffusing essential oils (it’s cheaper than a super nice candle)…

Did you know that when you subtract the cost of the 11 bottles of essential oil and 10 sample packets of essential oil from the cost of the Premium Starter Kit that you are technically getting the Home Diffuser in the Premium Starter Kit for $7.76!? Seriously – nowhere else will you find an essential oil diffuser for less than $10.00 (and a good one at that)!

  • I use about 6 drops of essential oil each time I run the diffuser. The diffuser has a continuous and an intermittent 30 second setting. The diffuser will run continuously for 3.5 hours (7 hours if on the intermittent setting). I actually prefer the intermittent setting.
  • You have got to look at the info below! Diffusing essential oils is typically cheaper AND better for you than a high quality candle that is 50% off! WHOA!

Bath and Body Works 3 Wick Candle (25-45 Hours)

  • Regular Price: $0.50-$0.90/hour
  • 50% Sale: $0.25-$0.45/hour
  • No health benefits

Yankee Jar Candle (110-150 Hours)

  • Regular Price: $0.18-$0.25/hour
  • 50% Sale: $0.09-$0.12/hour
  • No health benefits

Young Living Home Diffuser (using the intermittent setting) – BEST DEAL!

  • Depending on the essential oil, diffusing usually costs $0.03-$0.24/hour. THIS COSTS LESS THAN CANDLES!
  • Plus, diffusing essential oils offers MANY health benefits. Click here to read more!

Before you say “no” to essential oils, you might want to reconsider!

I am encouraging you to really think about how much money you spend on candles, air fresheners, cleaning supplies, body care products, and over the counter health products…many of which are terrible for you! All of those little purchases for each product you buy at your local grocery or drug store really add up, and most likely end up costing you more in the end! Just think about how easy it is to spend $25.00 or more in one simple trip to the store. Then, think about how many simple trips to the store you might make in a week or one month. It really adds up! When you think about it, is the Premium Starter Kit really too much money for your budget? Or does it just feel like it is too much money (because it is one simple purchase VERSUS the several you may currently make in that very short amount of time)? This kit should REPLACE some of the things you currently purchase (not be an additional cost)!

Essential oils (and products you can make from them) are simple and require minimal effort to use. Essential oils are natural and safe (of course, when used correctly)! They help maintain wellness in the body and can be used to support healthy muscles, bones, skin, hair, and emotional balance, AND the immune, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, hormonal, and nervous systems! You can’t put a price on health…oh wait, I just did! And the truth is, the Young Living Premium Starter Kit is actually a pretty inexpensive way to make your house smell AMAZING and support your overall health and wellness.

Convinced? Want to purchase your own Premium Starter Kit? Click the graphic below!

Why Are Essential Oils So Expensive

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