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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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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