The international essential oils market exceeded $6 billion in 2015 and is expected to nearly double, to $11.5 million in the next 5 years.  The growth in the essential oils market is largely due to increased demand for natural and organic products not just for consumption, but also for holistic health options, cleaning, cosmetics, etc.

Disclosures and Disclaimers

Young Living Essential Oils recently cracked the $1 billion dollar sales mark, which by the figures above, would be nearly one-sixth of the international essential oils market.

My friends who are curious, but have not yet tried essential oils, ask me how to get started? All the choices of essential oil companies and information out there can be overwhelming. Last November, I did a post on how to get started using essential oils, which covered what’s in the $160 Premium Starter Kit and how I use the 11 essential oils, diffuser and other goodies every day. The post is still relevant, but there are other Premium Starter Kits and some less expensive options that make it easier for you to get a Young Living Essential Oil membership exactly how you want it.

Why is a Young Living Essential Oils Membership Such a Big Deal?

How’s 24 percent off retail sound? When you purchase a starter kit, you get 24 percent off retail prices, and you need only to make a $50 purchase within a year to keep your membership and discount. Re-activating a membership is as simple as making a $50 purchase.

Another perk is the Essential Rewards program, which is an auto ship program that allows you to change your order and processing date as many times as you want up to the processing date you choose. If you find yourself spending $50 a month on oils and such, then you should consider joining Essential Rewards. You earn actual dollars toward essential oils and other products through Essential Rewards. I’ve purchased several collections, such as the Everyday Oils, Feelings, Infused 7 and Oils of Ancient Scriptures, and most recently got my hands on a bottle of Neroli essential oil. You also get a gift every 3 months, with an exclusive Loyalty essential oil blend at the end of 12 months.

Young Living Essential Oils also offers monthly promotions, or as I like to call them, monthly freebies. Depending on whether you’re in Essential Rewards and how much your purchase is in October, you can get one, a few or all of October’s promotions for free. The typical value of a monthly promotion ranges from over $30 to nearly $200.


There Must be 50 Ways…to Customize Your Essential Oils Starter Kit

Premium Starter Kits

Probably the most popular starter kits are the Premium Starter Kits with Diffusers, as shown in the featured photo above. I recommend either of the $160 Premium Starter Kits, because they’re the best deal. The retail value of these kits is around $320. I prefer the Home diffuser because it lasts beyond 4 hours on the intermittent setting.

So, what about the other Premium Starter Kits? Young Living Essential Oils also offers a Thieves and a NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit.

Premium Starter Kit with Thieves – Want to ditch synthetic chemical cleaners for natural plant-based cleaners? The variations of Thieves essential oil blend and personal and home cleaning products contain clove, rosemary and other botanicals. The Thieves Premium Starter Kit comes with 15-ml Thieves essential oil blend, Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash, Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, Thieves Spray, Thieves Hand Purifier, and the Basic Starter Kit for $160. Yes, I use all these products and love them!

Premium Starter Kit with NingXia – Want a natural energy, antioxidant drink that tastes great? NingXia Red contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree; a superfruit blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices; natural stevia extract; grape seed extract; pure vanilla extract; and Orange, Yuzu, Lemon and Tangerine essential oils. The NingXia Premium Starter Kit comes with a NingXia Red 2-pack, NingXia Red Singles, NingXia Nitro 14-pack, and the Basic Starter Kit for $170. I drink an ounce of Ning-Xia Red in the morning and use NingXia Nitro for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Still not sure, or want something else as your starter kit?

Starter Kit

Basic Starter Kit – The Basic Starter Kit comes with a 5-ml bottle of Stress Away, an AromaGlide Roller Fitment, 10 sample packets of essential oils (Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, Thieves, and Peace & Calming), business cards and oil bottles for sharing, 2 Ningia-Red 2-ounce samples, Product Guide, Product Price List, Essential Edge and Member Resource Materials for $45. Pop that AromaGlide Roller Fitment on your bottle of Stress Away to make it a roll-on. I use this blend every day, sometimes multiple times a day.

Basic Starter Kit + Desert Mist Diffuser

Purchasing the Basic Start Kit gives you the 24 percent off retail membership discount to build your own premium-to-you starter kit. You could add a Desert Mist diffuser that, like all diffusers, comes with 5-ml bottles of Peppermint and Tangerine. However, the Desert Mist diffuser will be available as part of a Premium Starter Kit in November. So, better deal if you wait. Currently, the Desert Mist diffuser is $63.75 + $45 for the Basic Starter Kit = $108.75. For $51.25 more, you’ll get 11 essential oils, the Desert Mist diffuser and all the goodies from the Basic Starter Kit. The Desert Mist diffuser features a Moroccan-inspired design, a full spectrum of lighting options and three settings, one of which runs all day long. It’s what’s in my home office right now.

Basic Starter + Items from a Fabulous Young Living Essential Oils Product Line of Choice

Seedlings – essential oil-infused baby products safely diluted for babies’ sensitive skin, including baby lotion, baby oil, baby wash and shampoo, baby wipes, diaper rash cream, and linen spray.

Animal Scents – shampoo, essential oils and other products for your furry family members, including Animal Scents Care Collection (PuriClean, Infect Away, Mendwell, ParaGize, RepelAroma and T-Away essential oil blends, also sold separately), ointment and shampoo.

Slique – a unique blend of exotic ingredients and essential oils to help manage weight, including Slique Advanced Collection, Assist Collection,  Complete Collection, and Maintain Collection; bars (also available in chocolate coated); CitraSlim; Slique Essence essential oil blend; gum; shake; and tea.

Vitamins and Minerals – supplements that feature bioavailable food-sourced vitamins and minerals with an infusion of essential oils, including foundation, cleansing, targeted and workout nutrition.

ART Skin Care System – essential oil-infused skin care, including creme masque, gentle cleanser, intensive and light moisturizers, refreshing toner, renewal serum, Sheerlume brightening cream, and lip gloss/essential oil scent duos.

Savvy Minerals – mineral-based makeup made with pure ingredients, including blush, bronzer, foundation powder, veil-diamond dust, eyeliner, multitasker, eyeshadow, lip gloss, lipstick, setting spray and brushes.

Personal Care – premium botanical and essential oil ingredients to support the skin’s appearance, including facial care (I swear by Wolfberry Eye Cream), lotions and moisturizers, soaps and bath gels, body care, men’s care (Shutran), hair care and dental care.

So Much More – healthy cooking options, cookware, essential oil singles, essential oil blends, essential oils collections, the Vitality dietary essential oils, and so much more. Check out the Virtual Product Guide for more details.

So, you see, there must be at least 50 ways to customize your essential oils start. Start your journey with me, and I’ll give you some oily accessories booty to get you get you started using your essential oils right away, plus access to educational groups and my support for as long as you want. Click here to purchase a Premium Starter Kit, Basic Starter Kit, or Basic Starter Kit with other items of your choice.

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Essential Oils Classes:  If you’re in the Middle Tennessee area and would be interested in attending an Essential Oils 101 class or other type of essential oils class, let me know. If you’re not in Middle Tennessee and interested, let me know, and we can do an online class.