Get Started with Essential Oils: How to Use Them and Where to Buy Them


One of the topics I’m e-mailed about most frequently is how to save money on healthcare and for many years I really didn’t really have a good answer. I was personally feeling the effects of rising healthcare costs and frequent trips to the doctor’s office. Expensive insurance premiums, deductibles, lab bills etc. – they were all eating away at my budget.

How I Use Essential Oils

It wasn’t until experiencing a health issue while at a conference earlier this year that I was introduced to something that is now part of my everyday life – essential oils. Looking back, I don’t know how I survived without them as they are now my go-to for cold and flu symptoms, more restful sleep, headaches, reliving stress, balancing my wacky hormone levels and a host of more minor issues like cuts, burns, bumps, scrapes etc.

Just during the past couple of months alone I’ve saved goodness knows how much money by learning to care for my body using my oil set. It has hands-down been the best investment that I’ve ever made in my life and are now a part of my everyday life for far more than just healthcare – even cleaning my house!

I did a lot of research before choosing to get started and Young Living is the only brand of oils that I use and recommend. They are 100% therapeutic grade and far higher quality than anything you’ll find on the grocery store shelves. Make sure to check out my post on why I chose Young Living essential oils.


How to Get Started with Essential Oils

Ready to get started with essential oils? The best way to purchase oils and to get the support that you need to be successful while using them is to become a wholesale member of Young Living. A wholesale membership is FREE and the only option that will give you 24% off retail price and it doesn’t even obligate you to make any future purchases if you don’t want to! I repeat – there is absolutely NO obligation to make any future purchases. Also, the best part of being a wholesale member is that you get access to Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit which is an absolutely incredible deal on everything you need to get started!

In addition to these awesome savings, you will have the option of sharing the oils with your friends and family, which means you can earn monthly commissions that could pay for your own oil use! You will also receive promotions for free oils. In no way are you required to run a Young Living business as a wholesale member – but it is an option, if you like.

Important Update: The BRAND NEW Young Living Premium Starter Kit now comes with Melaleuca Alternifolia and Citrus Fresh (rather than Valor and Peace and Calming) – I’m SO excited about these new oils – you guys are going to love them!!  

Want to see how we use Essential Oils on the average day? Check out my post: A Day in the Life of an Essential Oiler! :)

Selecting Your Starter Kit

There are several starter kits available through your Young Living wholesale membership, but the best value bar far is the Premium Starter Kit. It comes with $329 worth of products for just $150! That’s over 50% off! The premium kit comes with everything you’ll need to get started with essential oils: the Everyday Oils Collection with 11 of Young Living’s most popular oils, an Ultrasonic Home or Dewdrop Diffuser, 10 popular oil samples, 2 NingXia Red samples and 1 Roller Fitment. Watch my video above for all the details of what you’ll receive in this kit.

Young Living also has starter kits for $40 and $75, but in my opinion, it is very worth it to get the Premium Starter kit. I’ve heard from several readers who went for the smaller starter kits and are now regretting not getting the premium one right away. 


***Bonus May Freebies (Only Good through 5/31/15)***

Now this is Bargain Blessings and you know we are all about freebies around here, so I’ve decided to add a few to sweeten your starter kit deal even more! This deal is good only through Sunday, May 31st!

Purchase a Premium Starter Kit by using the steps below and I’ll send you all of these goodies:

-your choice of a $20 Amazon gift card OR a beautiful leather braided Diffuser Bracelet!
-a spiral bound 448 page Reference Guide for Essential Oils ($15.95 value)!
-a set of Essential Oil Labels ($3.95 value) to keep your oils organized!
-a set of laminated Quick Reference Guides: Essential Oils for Babies/Kids and Essential Oil First Aid ($4.95 value)!
-a beautiful Essential Oil Starter Guide (a 20 page booklet that walks you through uses for each oil)!

And you’ll also get…

-Access to the exclusive The Oil Nation and Oily Family Vault Facebook groups
-Introductory email course to walk you through all Essential Oil basics
-Access to our exclusive Facebook classes and events

If that’s not an amazing deal –  I don’t know what is. :) Happy May from me to you!!

*This promotion is available for US, military and Canada residents only.


step-1Head over to the Young Living page here and fill in your information.

*Be sure the “Member” option is checked so that you don’t end up paying retail prices. This will allow you to save 24% off all your oils!

*Be sure the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id” say 1795378 (so that I can send you your freebies)!

*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, Young Living is required by law to ask for it) 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). The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you make over $600 per year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living is a 20 year old company and will never share this info with anyone.

*You will create a 4-digit PIN number that customer service will need to access your account should you ever need to call them. Make sure to make this something you will remember or write it down. 

step-2Select your starter kit. My recommendation is the Premium Starter Kit ($150). This kit comes with the oils that I use every single day and will qualify you for all of the freebies that I mention above!

step-3Step 3 in the sign-up process is totally optional. Young Living offers an awesome program called Essential Rewards that allows us to earn free oils by earning points on products that we want to buy anyway. It also gives us reduced shipping!

*Watch this video which explains Essential Rewards and then either select one of their pre-made kits or choose to skip Essential Rewards for now. You can always sign-up at a later date! :)




Monthly bonus oils (OPTIONAL). If you would like to earn a free oil, then you’ll need to get your order total up to 190 PV (different products have different point values).

*When you order the Premium Starter Kit (from step 2 above), you will automatically have 100 points and will just need 90 more points to get this month’s bonus oils. Here is an example of how you can reach those 90 extra points with a few of my favorite products:

-(1) Orange Oil 15ml for 12.75 points (so good for you, delicious in water and wonderful to diffuse)
-(1) RC Oil 5ml for 10.25 points (my favorite for respiratory support) 
-(1) Thieves Household Cleaning Concentrate 14.4oz for 22 points (this stuff is awesome and lasts forever – I’ve been using the same bottle for 10 months now and it’s the only cleaner we use in our home…I actually like cleaning now)
-(1) Oregano 15ml for 27.75 points (you will want this one for fall and winter – you can cook with it too!)
-(1) Thieves Spray 3pk for 23.75 points (I will not travel with this stuff and it’s my favorite for a scratchy throat)

Ordering the above additional items will bring your points up to 191.00 and will qualify you to receive one BONUS oil (Ocotea)! This is a fabulous oil to have on hand!! Again, this step is totally optional. The free oil will automatically be added to your order. You do not need to add them to your cart. If you want to earn a FREE $20 Enrollment Voucher (you can give it to a friend to help them save $20 on their kit) in addition to the free Ocotea oil, you’ll need 250PV. Keep in mind that the Grapefruit promotion are only good for members that are enrolled in the optional Essential Rewards program, but the other promotions are available to everyone! If you have any questions on how this works, please email me at jennie (at)

step-5Finally, don’t forget to confirm your order! The tool will log you in (or you can go directly to, allow you to confirm your order again and you’ll need to enter your payment information again. Don’t miss this step or your order will not be confirmed!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to sell Young Living Products to be a Wholesale member? I really just want to use the oils for myself.

Nope. There is ZERO obligation or pressure to sell anything even with a Wholesale membership. However, if you do change your mind, or if you end up with a friend or family member that wants to get started (this happens a lot) make sure to let me know so that I can help you get your referral link so you’ll get credit for them signing up.

Is their a monthly purchase requirement to have a Wholesale Account?

No, not at all. You can simply order what you need when you need it.

In order to keep your account active you just need to place one 50PV (Point Value) minimum order per year. If you happen to miss that deadline you can easily reactivate your account by calling Young Living Customer Care and placing a 100PV order. Easy as that!

Are there any other ways to save money on the oils?

Yes! Young Living has an incredible program called Essential Rewards that I use to earn FREE oils every month! The program also gives you reduced shipping and more.

Young Living also has monthly promotions and sales which enable you to build up your oil stockpile on a budget – woohoo!

Ok, that sounds neat? How do I join Essential Rewards?

Once you’ve signed up for your Wholesale Young Living Account using the steps above, let me know and I’d be happy to help you get started with Essential Rewards.

What kind of support do I get after joining Young Living through you?

Don’t worry – I will not leave you hanging or wondering how to get started! When you join as a Wholesale Member through me you’ll get access to the private Oily Family Facebook room. This community has thousands of members, is a perfect place to ask questions and is filled with tons of awesome information.

I have another question. What is the best way for me to ask it?

If there is anything else that I can help to answer for you please leave a comment below or e-mail me directly at jennie (at) bargainblessings (d0t) com and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can. :)

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