Generate Income with Young Living

I honestly didn’t think business building was something that I wanted to do. Yes, referral checks were nice from time to time, but I never imagined it becoming a substantial income. Yet, it has.

How does this happen? It’s not a piece of gluten-free cake, but it was organic to my design. I like sharing good things with people. I am a teacher at heart. I love Young Living oils and would buy them and share them, even if I was not getting paid to do so. Finally, I found a community that takes personal development, philanthropy, and education seriously, and makes a fun adventure out it.

Young Living is a multilevel marketing company. What does that mean? Well for Young Living, it means our founder Gary Young, decided that the best way to get these amazing essential oils and products into the hands of consumers, is by the hands and teaching of other consumers who use and love them. Using essential oils and understanding the importance of living a chemical free lifestyle takes some learning, and having a community you can learn from, just makes sense. So, Young Living compensates consumers for sharing their products. 

I have traveled more since working with Young Living than ever before. I love this! I would have never imagined myself spending my summer vacation time in Utah or Idaho, but because the company paid for me to go, I did. During the retreats, I visited YL farms, met other crazy oilers like myself, went river rafting for the first time, and was amazed by the beauty of an area, I probably would have never seen, if not for this opportunity.

In addition to the organization trips, my YL income has made it possible for my family to take a family vacation the last 3 years debt free. We’ve spent a week in a beach house, a week at Disney, and a week in Chicago. What’s more, we have been able to live more comfortably financially the rest of the year too. And because of the knowledge we have about supporting our bodies with essential oils, we have also enjoyed these years with improved wellness.

I also had the opportunity to go to an Oola Conference and work out what a balance life looks like for me and my family. This has changed how I see and approach life and has made everything I do better. Although Oola is not solely affiliated with YL, my team encouraged and paid for me to attend. Living well and on purpose is a lifestyle that is well supported by my Young Living community.

Like the oils, I get to share the business aspect of Young Living too. It is really a great opportunity to see people begin a journey to wellness while earning money and building dreams, simply because you took the time to show them how to do so. The community with whom I have the privilege to work alongside helped me get where I am through guidance, instruction, and support. I believe that we are all committed to serving others first and constantly do the work to grow, learn, and be led by our Creator, to do what He has called us to do for others through this company.

If you’re wondering how to get started, contact me. Another great opportunity to learn about all of the amazing aspects of Young Living is to attend the international convention in June. This is one of those educational adventures I told you about and you will not be sorry! This organization has been life-changing. I’d love to share it with you!

With Young Living, you really do have the opportunity to live better! Join us.

Visit with us in person at our yearly Education Expo:

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Medicine: the good, the bad, and the ugly.


I have been off the grid a couple of weeks dealing with a strange but semi-serious issue. I have also gone back and forth about sharing this issue with our Young Living community. Mostly, because it’s personal, but also because the nature of the issue isn’t generally appropriate for social media. With that said, you have been warned, this may be TMI.

13 years ago, after the birth of my daughter I had an IUD inserted. Immediately following insertion, I knew it was a bad idea. I wanted it out, but I waited until the 6 week follow-up appointment, to see if I would change my mind. I had not.

However, when the doctor attempted to remove it, she could not find the strings. I was scheduled for a procedure to locate it in the uterus; it was not in there. The doctor’s final word was that the device must have fallen out.

I still felt like something was not right, but had no medical proof or means to do anything about it. I had discomfort, even through another pregnancy, and hormonal irregularity, for years to follow.

Last week, 13 years following that procedure, I went to the ER with pain in my right side, that had replaced the previous discomfort. A CT scan revealed that missing IUD attached to an inflamed appendix. The doctor removed both. A few days later, I was re-admitted with further complications, and had a 3 night stay to correct the situation.

Yes, really.

So why am sharing all of this?

I regularly teach about the importance of listening to our bodies. This is a great example of why this is so very important. I didn’t know enough thirteen years ago to advocate for myself or demand better answers.

I do now.

Every step of the way, this time, I have asked questions and been involved in my care. I am using my oils for my immune and emotional support. Overall, I am just really relieved that the discomfort in my side was not in my imagination.

I am puzzled as to why my medical professionals, dismissed it for so many years. But I am absolutely more confident in my ability to assess when something is not right with my body.

At one point, I even began avoiding the doctor and finding alternative ways to heal. I’m glad this happened, because I have learned a lot about nutrition and supplements to support my body. However, there are times when I need a doctor and the fact that I hesitate to seek treatment is probably unsafe.

So, I write this post to urge you to always listen to your body. As an oiler, I am not anti-medicine. I have been surrounded by good caring medical professionals the for the last two weeks and I am grateful beyond measure.

I do believe we should all be educated consumers, who work to find doctors who will value our questions and requests regarding our healthcare. We need these professionals on our sides.

However, I will never blindly trust any food, drug, or FDA approved medical device. Anything I put in my body or in my family’s body will need to be researched and ultimately approved by me. If you’re wondering if my issue is a rare one, just google IUD lawsuits. It’s a sad but real problem. These devices are still on the market and used by people I love.

I can also tell you that it is very easy to get medication in hospitals and at doctors offices. But the benefits long-term are not always what we need. With each prescription, I sit pen in hand, asking about the side effects and necessity of each. I have said no to several drug suggestions that were not pertinent to my recovery but merely for resting. I replaced my resting meds with my oils and have done well.

Over the years, I had to learn to discern the difference between healing meds and symptom stoppers. I am grateful to be a part of a community that makes wellness and education a priority. Otherwise, I may have accepted the false diagnosises, meds, and side-effects, for my condition which was actually a foreign object.

I appreciate your prayers as I heal and get back out there!

Chemical Free Skin Care

Have you tried Young Living Essential Oils for your skincare needs? If not, you are missing out on a luxurious, chemical-free experience! These oils have been used throughout history to keep skin healthy and radiant.

The skin is our largest organ. This means unhealthy skin is often a result of illness or toxic overload inside the body. Likewise, everything that touches our skin also has the potential to enter our bodies. So, due to our bodies natural give and take relationship with the world around us and it’s portrayal of our internal health, good food, hydration, chemical free environments, moisturizing, and cleansing, all contribute not only to healthy skin but healthy living. Hormonal balance and stress reduction will also improve the appearance of skin.

Take a look at some of the skin benefits of the oils featured above:

Frankincense- anti-inflamatory, antiseptic, anti-aging, and scar prevention.

Patchouli- tightens loose skin, prevents wrinkles, UV protection, and reduces puffy appearance in the skin.

Myrrh- helps with wrinkles, chapped, cracked, and inflamed skin.

Geranium- blemishes, eliminates toxins, may balance sebum, and improves the look of pale skin.

Carrot Seed- wrinkles, sunburn, and dryness.

Manuka- chafing, rashes, oily skin, and mild sunburn.

Thankfully, in addition to supporting the skin, essential oils support all of the systems in the body for whole body health. Products that are filled with toxic chemicals disrupt the endocrine system, overload the liver and kidneys, and are often carcinogenic. Curious if your products contain these types of toxic ingredients? Take a look at the label and look for aluminum, alcohol, DEA/TEA, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Talc, or Parabens (Poepping, 2015).

Young Living Oils are also a cost effective way to care for your skin. Each 15 ml bottle of YL oil contains approximately 250-300 drops of the highest quality oil you can buy. One drop a day in your palm and dispersed over the skin with a drop of warm water would means 9 months of skin care. Some of the more valuable oils might seem pricey, but at $73.50 for a bottle of Frankincense, the cost would be less than $9 a month. Serums can be blended for even less. Generally, a serum is 10 ml of quality carrier oil and 15 drops of YL essential oils. There are recipes all over Pinterest and in The Chemical Free Home books by Melissa Poepping, for exploring.

The YL formulated skincare line is also fantastic and last for months due to their concentration. My daughter and I share the Sherlume moisturizer and it has lasted us about 5 months. I simply add one to my Essential Reward order every 6th month, get 20% back on that product, bringing it to $5.42 per person per month. If I didn’t share it would last 10 month! Super affordable and clean skin care!

The ability to change my daily skin routine, if the need arises, is incredibly valuable to me. Stress, traveling, food choice, weather, and pollution levels, change daily, and all affect my skin, so I am grateful for my YL oils and their versatility to support my skin care needs.

 

 

 

 

References:

Higley, A. & C., (1996-2010). Quick reference guide for using essential oils (12th ed.). Spanish Fork, UT: Abundant Health

Poepping, M. (2015). The chemical free home. Essentially Sweet Health, LLC.