I’ve been using essential oils for some time now and really love them to help lift the mood in my home. As a result, I made the decision to sign up with a company to help save on oils (and other products!). I am not a sales person (that’s not my thing), but I have been asked about oils, about Young Living, and about buying & selling their products. If you are interested in oils, I hope that this article helps with the “which option” sign up portion of joining Young Living.
The first thing you will likely ask yourself about signing up with Young Living is “How much will it cost me?” The answer is that it depends on what you want from your membership, but please remember that you are never under obligation to buy anything, no matter what any representative tells you or pressures you to believe. However, there are perks when you do and if you want the benefits, you must meet purchase requirements (again, these are not membership fees). Regardless of the method you use, the best way to purchase your oils is to sign up. You can’t get member-only discounts and freebies any other way!
There are two main membership types:
Customer & Independent Distributor (though this one can really be broken into two).
- Customer (buy at retail pricing – no requirements, no fees)
- Independent Distributor as Customer (buy at wholesale pricing – no fees, but there is a $50/year purchase requirement)
- Independent Distributor as Business (buy at wholesale pricing – no fees, but there is a purchase requirement – read more bellow)
The second two are technically the same sign up method (distributor) but the difference is in how you use your account. Below, I will break down the basics and how-to of each type.
This type of membership is completely free to join though availability may differ by country.
- No membership fees.
- No yearly dues.
- No obligation.
- No selling.
This type of membership allows you to easily order the oils and products that you need at retail pricing, plus tax & shipping–sort of like purchasing from your own private store. The products purchased here will cost 24% more than if you sign up as a distributor.
You can sign up here.
Independent Distributor as Customer ( Save 24% with Wholesale Pricing)
This type of membership is signed up as “Member” or “Independent Distributor” and requires the purchase of a starter kit, which you can choose for yourself. They are great kits that range in price from $35 to $265. You only have to purchase a start up kit once, at sign up – and they are useful. Personally, I think that the Premium Starter Kit ($165) is a great value and idea, and not just because it’s at the top price tier. This kit comes with a diffuser (I love mine!) and includes eleven different bottles of oil to get you started, a roll-on attachment, 10 samples packets (to use or share!), 10 sample bottles (these are so handy), and materials to help you become familiar with oils and how to use them. If a diffuser isn’t something you’re interested in, or you already know what things you’d like to order, the Basic Starter Kit ($35) is a great way to get in, and then you can begin ordering the products you want at wholesale, right away.
- Save 24% off of retail pricing.
- No membership fees.
- No yearly dues.
- No obligation.
- No selling required.
If you wish to keep wholesale pricing, the only requirement is that you purchase about $50 worth of products per year (50 PV) – which is crazy easy to do and essentially just keeps your account from becoming dormant. If you do not purchase 50 PV (their point system) worth of products in a year, you can still buy oils, it will just be at retail pricing until you meet their requirement.
You can sign up here!
You can find step-by-step help for the Young Living sign up process here.
Independent Distributor as Business ( Save 24% with Wholesale Pricing )
This type of membership is with the intent of making an income. It is similar to the information above, with a few changes. If you love the products, chances are that you already share what you know with friends and family. By being a distributor, you can earn a commission when those people (and more!) buy oils from you, or sign up under you. Just like being a wholesale customer, you are required to purchase a starter kit, which range in price from $35 to $265 (depending on diffuser choice). You only have to purchase a start up kit once (same as above). If you wish to earn a commission check, you must also be enrolled in the “Essential Rewards” program. To be eligible for payment, your monthly Essential Rewards order should be at or over $100/month (100 PV)—which is surprisingly easy to do with their new product offerings. (My typical order consists of cleaning products, bath bombs, and other giftable items. They also have monthly specials that can earn you free exclusives.) (Note: There are now some commissions that you are eligible for at the $50 level, but the $100 level opens you up to several bonuses, making it a much faster way to begin covering the cost of your ER orders.) In addition to making a commission and being eligible for payment, you also earn Essential Rewards points that can be redeemed for free products. These points are great for buying gifts, having stock on hand, or treating yourself to something special.
If you are interested in building a business with Young Living, please feel free to reach out to me and I can help get you started and connect you with our amazing support team.
You can sign up here, and learn more about Essential Rewards here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly or comment below.