Should I order Young Living?

Are you considering ordering from Young Living or getting a wholesale membership?

A year ago I was wondering the same thing. Should I order from Young Living? Are the products any good? What will I even buy? Let me tell you how and why I came to love Young Living.

Making the Switch

I have been using Young Living products in my house and on myself for almost a year now. I started with using essential oils about a year before that. I have found some essential oil companies I love and believe that they offer great quality for not a very expensive price. So why do I keep going back to Young Living when it cost more?

Young Living claims it has the highest quality. I don’t know if I necessarily agree with that because I haven’t found the quality from the other companies I like to be any less. The reason I order from Young Living monthly on the essential awards program is because there are products I get from them that I can’t get anywhere else that work for me.

I started with a basic starter kit to get a membership with Young Living and test some products out. I had previously been using Eden’s Garden and Plant Therapy. I have also recently purchased from Revive. I like all of these companies for various reason but none of them have exactly the same products. They may be a close formulation of an essential oil blend but I have found that some blends I just like the scent better from a particular company. For example I wanted to try the Thieves blend for cleaning and use in my diffuser. I started with a blend that says it is comparable from both Eden’s Garden and Plant Therapy. Those both work fine and have a strong Eucalyptus smell. I still wanted to try the original Thieves blend so I finally ordered it from Young Living. I have to say I like that blend better. I like more spicy clove scent that Thieves has verse the more Eucalyptus scent that the other brands blends have. That being said, I wanted to order a larger bottle of Thieves without spending a fortune so I decided to try the Revive brand of essential oils and their version of the Thieves blend that they call Immunity. I was pleasantly surprised that the scent profile was almost the same.

But it’s so expensive!

If I like the other companies that are less expensive why do I order from Young Living? I like their products. That’s the answer. I like the Thieves Spray, the Thieves waterless hand sanitizer, the Foaming Thieves hand soap, the Thieves dish soap ( I use a little in the dish washer with dishwasher tablets from Dropp- I haven’t tried the Thieves dishwasher tabs yet. I find that a little of the Thieves Dish Soap really makes a difference on how clean the dished come out). I also love the scent of Stress away blend, Peace and Calming blend and Citrus Fresh. I also use a product called Progessence Plus for my hormones and Endoflex essential oil blend for my thyroid and hormones. In addition I enjoy the drink called Ninxgia Red that is full of good stuff for your body. I also use the Thieves toothpaste and mouthwash. That is a lot of stuff I like from Young Living and I haven’t even tried everything from them.

All these products are the reason I continue to use and buy from Young Living. When I run out of a single essential oil like Lavender or Lemon, I will normally order from one of my other favorite companies unless I ordered enough that month to get some products free. I find that the single oils are less expensive elsewhere but most of the blends I like I continue to get from Young Living. Sometimes I wait until there is a promo for the month and sometimes I use my PV points I have earned from my monthly purchase with Essential Rewards to get them.

My Why

Why do I get soap and toothpaste and mouthwash from Young Living when I can get that stuff cheaper at the local store? I like them. I think they work. I want to use more natural products with less chemicals and toxins. I have never liked using antibacterial soaps, bleach or harsh dental products. So switching to a more natural product and one that has essential oils was easy for me. I find that the foaming soap from Young Living does not dry out my hands and I like that it has essential oils in them.

Something else that keeps me buying from Young Living are the products I mentioned I use for my hormones. I have been using Progessence Plus and Endoflex for almost 9 months as of writing these. I noticed right away that it improved my period. My days of bleeding reduced from 5 to 3 and half. This has continued from the first month I started using Progessence Plus and has not changed. I have loved having a shorter period and there is only one heavy day now. I also find that I experience way less, sometimes even no PMS symptoms since I started using Progessence Plus.

This is not just me saying I notice a difference. My husband has commented multiple times that he can see a difference in my emotions and that I have virtually no pms symptoms since starting with these products. The one month I rationed out the Progessence Plus I had and it was sold out at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, my husband noticed right away. He asked if I was still using my hormone oils and I said yes, but I was using less until it came back in stock. I ordered two bottles as soon as I could and it has been clear sailing ever since. We are both happy now. EndoFlex is an essential oil blend I use also for my hormones and thyroid. Sometimes I will also add Frankincense to this blend since Frankincense is also a good oil for hormones in addition to great for your skin.

What is Essential Rewards?

I feel like I could go on and on about the products and oils I love and use from Young Living. There are a bunch I have not tried yet also. When I signed up for a membership I started with the most basic one that was available mostly to try the Ningxia Red drink and get the wholesale member pricing. After one small order the next month I signed up for the Essential Rewards monthly program. You need to order $50 of products each month through Essential Rewards and then you get reward points on each order that you can then use to get more products through the regular shopping cart section of the website. Spending $50 a month seemed like a lot at the time but since I order Progessence plus almost every month I just add another 1-2 more products or oils and I have enough. I am currently earning 20% back on my essential rewards orders so then I can use those reward points to buy something else or save them and let the points grow to use on a bigger purchase in a few months.

Wait…I have to spend $50 a month?

No. You don’t have to sign up for essential rewards. But I have found that it is worth it for me since I am ordering products from them monthly anyway and in addition I acquire reward points that I use for other purchases.

How do I spend at least $50 a month on Essential Rewards? It’s surprisingly easy. Some months in the beginning I spend more and then qualified for the free promo products for those months. I figured it out and even though I spend $150, I had received products worth over $300 total, but the reward points I used to buy other stuff and just paid shipping.

May ER Order:

Progessence Plus $38.50 (worth it)

Citrus Fresh 15 ML ($15. 75)

Valor Deodorant ($12.75) new product, will be the first time trying it

April ER Order:

2 Bottles of Progessence Plus (stocked up since was running out and was sold out the month before)

March ER Order:

 Prenolone + – 1.94 oz $37.75
Thieves Household Cleaner – 14.4 fl oz $22.50
ER Loyalty Kit – 6 Months $0.00 ( free 6 month gift for being on ER)

February ER Order:

 Endoflex Vitality $12.75 
Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash – 8oz $11.25USD (split between two bottles for less intensity and last longer)
Lip Balm – Cinnamint $4.25USD
NingXia Red 2 oz Singles – 30ct $87.00USD
Cedarwood Essential Oil – 15ml *Promo* ( Free promo for ordering over $100, I use with Lavender and White Angelica for Sleep in a diffuser)

Ok… How do I get started?

Do you want to try the amazing Thieves products, get started using essential oils or drink Ninxgia Red for your health? I say just give it a try. Start with a premium started kit. You can start with essential rewards right away and start earning pints back on your starter kit order or add essential rewards later after you fall in love with the products.
Use these links below to get started and make sure to use my member/enroller ID number so I can set you up with some great Facebook Groups and send you a free gift from me. As of right now on May 14 Young Living is offering a free bottle of the new Luscious Lemon Foaming Hand Soap. This offer is only available until 5/31/2020, but why not add it to your cart anyway if it is not free anymore after that.
The Everyday Essential Oil kit is perfect to get started using essential oils
The Welcome Home Kit
Make sure to use the links provided so you get added to my team and I can set you up with a few Facebook groups and send you a gift from me.

Learn More about Essential Oils

Learn more about Thieves essential oil blend

5 Basics Essential Oil Things to Know

4 Easy Personal Care changes to be Eco-Friendly

Easy Personal Care changes to be Eco-Friendly

Is there a way to make easy personal care changes to be eco-friendly? Yes. Here are four easy changes you can make to get started.

1. Period Products

Cloth Menstrual Pad/Cups/Period Underwear

You may be wondering why I should switch from my disposable menstrual pads and tampons to something different.

According to this article those items are filled with chemicals 

They contain nonbiodegrable and potentially toxic plastic and synthetic materials. The chemical Diuron and Dioxin have been linked to suppression of the immune system , along with reproductive problems and cancer.

So what other options are there then?

  1. Reusable Cloth Pads
  2. Reusable menstrual Cups
  3. Period Underwear

Reusable Cloth Pads

To read all about menstrual pads click

Not only are they better for you and the environment but they come in fun designs. I personally love the fun designs of my cloth pads.

I have ones with owls, vintage RVs and a Doctor Who one all from Pink Lemonade Shop. There is a link below. I have ordered most of my cloth pads from this company. They are good quality, lasting years, and the designs are awesome.

Pink Lemonade Shop-

Of course you can order cloth pads on Amazon and I’ll link some from there also.

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I have been using cloth menstrual pads for over 5 years and would not go back to regular disposable pads ever.

Reusable menstrual Cups

To Read all about menstrual cups click

I have never liked tampons. They never seems to be comfortable and they always leaked. Switching to menstrual cups was a huge game changer though. There is a learning curve but it was completely worth it for me. Now instead of bringing a pack of pads and a box of tampons when I go on vacation I just brink one menstrual cup and a few cloth pads.

To read all about my first experience using a menstrual cup click

Period Underwear

Period underwear look like regular underwear but has a lining sewn into it that acts as a pad. For me these do not replace using pads or a cup but I use them in addition to those items. I will wear the period underwear with my cup in, just in case there is any leaking. I will also use a cloth pad with period underwear overnight since it has more protection and is less likely to leak through the material like regular underwear will.

Period underwear is normally light to medium absorbency so it will be good for those with lighter periods or on lighter days or for spotting.

There are a few different companies that sell period underwear.

Probably the most well know brand is Thinx. I do have one pair from them and I do really like it. My only concern with this brand is that in recent months a report came out that this brand’s underwear does contain some toxic chemicals. If this does not concern you and you just want to get started with period underwear or not using disposable items then here is a link to their website.

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Other Options on Amazon

2. Bathroom Basics

What in your bathroom can be improved to be more eco-friendly and make your bathroom experience better? I have three suggestions.


Bidets are not a common item in American households but they are popular in other countries. I really wanted one and finally convinced my husband to get one for our 4th anniversary. He thought a bidet was ridiculous and was sure that he would not be using it. Well I convinced him to buy the Tushy Spa attachment. He installed it and was the first to test it out. To both of our surprise, he liked it. Now he tells other people how great having a bidet is.

There are a few things we love about have a bidet attachment. We love that the Tushy Spa is attached to the hot water line so can have warm water when we use it. It was also easy to install and has a few different color options when you order from

The Tushy Spa and most other bidet attachments are self cleaning and have a feminine wash setting. I use the feminine wash setting on a regular basis and have found it great for that time of the month. Now when I at work or somewhere with out my bidet I miss it. I actually hate when I have to use toilet paper now.

Here is another bidet attachment option


Squatty Potty

The Squatty Potty is also a favorite item in our house. If you haven’t seen the ad for it, look it up on Youtube, its hilarous. But for real it makes going some much easier. Our upstairs neighbor think it’s weird we have our Squatty Potty and our bidet but we couldn’t imagine not having these items. We like to embrace what other people think is weird. But it is interesting how what is considered normal or mainstream is now weird to me and I can’t believe that I once thought that using toxic disposable pads, tampons and using paper towels and toilet paper was normal and the only option. So why do we use the Squatty Potty?

Simply- It makes going easier.

Did you know that we should be squatting when we go number 2. Yes, it makes it easier to go. In other countries squatting to go is normal. Before we met, my husband went to Turkey and when he was there, he found that most of the bathrooms had a hole that you squatted over. After coming home he decided that a form of squatting was the way to go. He bought the Squatty Potty. I had read about the Squatty Potty and the benefits and had considered buying one but never did. So when we got married and he had one it was an easy adjustment for me and I was excited to use it.

The Squatty Potty is a simple plastic or bamboo stool that fits around your toilet and puts your body a better/optimal position to go with ease.

Check out their official website to learn more

Of course it is also available on Amazon

Cloth or Bamboo Toilet Paper

We like to use cloth toilet paper. Which for us is basically wash clothes that I cut in half to make two long halves per wash cloth. After using the bidet I use my cloth “toilet paper” to dry off.

In addition to the option of cloth toilet paper there is bamboo toilet paper and bamboo cloth.

Both of these items can be found at


3. Makeup

Makeup Remover Pads

Instead of using disposable wipes, baby wipes, cotton pads or toilet paper you can you a wash cloth. It is so simple but for some reason we have gotten into the habit and thinking that disposable items are better. Use it once and throw it out. But there is nothing wrong about using a good old fashioned wash cloth to wash your face and makeup off.

Another option is to make your own makeup remover pads and soak them in coconut oil or use with your favorite makeup remover cleaner.

Here is a link to how to DIY this

4. Deodorant

Natural deodorant is becoming more and more popular. There are a lot of natural brands available now. I have tried four different brands and discuss my thoughts here

I like natural deodorant because I feel that it is better for me. It is not an antiperspirant and normally has fewer ingredients and is less toxic. You can even make your own with a few simple ingredients but I prefer to buy a good brand. My favorite so far is from Native, but Lume is growing on me also.

I hope you found these 4 Easy Personal Care changes to be Eco-Friendly ideas helpful.

Looking to also make over your household products to be more eco-friendly and less toxic click here



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