Young Living FAQ


Please read these frequently asked questions and answers to see if they can help you better understand Young Living, the products, how it all works, and to help you decide if Young Living is for you.FAQGreen

Does signing up make me a “distributor”?

No, not at all! You are never required to sell anything at all to anyone. When you become a wholesale member, you’ll receive 24% off all  of your purchases. You will get a special member number that you can share with friends to earn credit and income from their purchases if choose, but there are no expectations for selling a thing. In fact, 90% of the wholesale members in Young Living don’t pursue the business side at all. They are buying from Young Living because of the quality alone and because they personally love the oils.

Am I required to make a minimum purchase each month?

No. There are absolutely NO minimum monthly purchase requirements. To remain a wholesale member, you have to make around $50-$60 worth of purchases per year to keep your membership. But if there’s a year that you don’t make a $50-$60 purchase, there is no penalty. You can restart your wholesale membership discount if it has lapsed by just placing another $50-$60 order.

How can I save money on essential oils?

If you do find yourself making regular purchases each month and would like to earn credit to spend on free products, Young Living has a rewards program called Essential Rewards. (Please read about the Rewards Program in this FAQ) You’ll earn a percentage back (it increases from 10-15-20% during your first year and then remains at 20%). On a $50 order, you’ll earn $5-10 back in credit! It’s a great program to join if you find that you want to purchase regularly (and I use it myself to stretch my essential oils budget further), but it is optional.

Young Living also offers sale items and promotions each month, such as free products when you spend a certain amount. Every little bit helps to get the oils you need on a budget!

Why should I buy from Young Living instead of other essential oils companies?

Young Living owns farms across the world (in the regions where the plants should be grown), and who could absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils. Young Living also tests each batch of oils using both in-house and third party testing using many different testing methods (not just GC/MS which only tests for certain chemicals, not whether those chemicals are synthetic or not). They only use the first distillation of oils without adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.

How-To-Use-Essential-Oils7Young Living also are directly in charge of all essential oil farming operations. Many other companies goes through some kind of an “oil broker” to buy their oils. They have to trust that the oil broker is telling the truth, who has to trust that the essential oil distilleries are telling the truth, who have to trust that the farmers are telling the truth about what they say they are doing.

You can read more about the Young Living Seed to Seal quality commitment.

How will I know which essential oils to use?

Please read through my website and also visit Young Living’s website to determine which oils are for you.

Does Young Living only sell essential oils?

Along with essential oils, Young Living actually offers an entire line of personal care products and supplements along with household cleaner and more! Almost every product incorporates essential oils (for example, frankincense is absolutely wonderful in facial products), but you’ll find a wide variety of products available.

What if I want to use more than one oil at once?

You can mix singles, and you can mix a blend with a single, but it is a “rule” not to mix blends with other blends.  Mixing them together is going to change the frequency of the oil and it may not have the same results as they would if you did them individually.  It is, however, okay to layer them.  The oils absorb into the skin rapidly so you can put an oil on top of another oil.  Some like to wait a few minutes in between or apply it to another part of the body (a vita flex point, perhaps?)

I got a new bottle of (lavender, Thieves, etc) and it smells a little different than previously, is that okay?

Yes, Young Living focuses on the therapeutic constituents, not the smell, so each batch is not always going to smell the same.  You can be sure that it still has the same benefits as your previous bottle.  You can also set it in the back of a shelf for a while and let it “age”.  Sometimes this allows the smell to sweeten up a bit.

I don’t like the smell of a certain oil, why?

When you dislike the way an oil smells, that can actually be an indication that your body needs it.

What’s a raindrop?

Raindrop is a massage technique developed by Gary Young.  There is a raindrop kit that has all the oils needed, plus a video showing you how to do it.

I am allergic to the plant; does that mean I will be allergic to the oil too?

Not necessarily. Plant allergies are usually an allergy to the protein of the plant: the leaf, the seed, the pollen, etc.  None of that is present in the essential oil.  You always want to do your own research however, and do what you feel comfortable with.

I think I’m allergic because I have a rash.

The reason may be that you have an allergic reaction to the acids in your body, as the oils are going in and hitting those acids and creating a spontaneous combustion (micro combustion) that creates an outburst on the skin. It’s a manifestation that you are an acid person, so get the acid out of your body.

How often can I reapply the oils?

Essential oils will usually only stay in the body for awhile and then they are exhausted, they are burned up by the acids in the body. The more acidic you are, the less effect the oils will have on your body. The more acidic you are, the more likely you are to have a reaction with the oils.

These don’t seem to be working for me, am I doing something wrong?10-Reasons-Why-YL-300x210

Gary Young, founder of Young Living, teaches us about how the oils sacrifice themselves to the acid in your body, so the first thing you can do is check your pH.

Drinking lemon in water and increasing green vegetable intake have been known to help balance pH levels, the Alkalime supplement also is designed to help maintain a desirable pH level. Water is a neutral, try to make sure you drink enough water a day to keep things moving out and to keep hydrated.  I personally drink around 2.5L of water every single day.  Gary Young teaches that if it’s something you should be getting pretty immediate results from and you don’t seem to be, try a different oil after 60 seconds.

I used the oils before bed and had a lot of unusual dreams.  Is this normal?  Will it happen every time I use them before bed?

It is normal.  The oils are ridding your body of all kinds of bad things, and built up emotions may be one of them.  Smell is linked to emotions. If you are using oils at night, it might bring up something from the past. Usually, the dreams stop relatively quickly, depending on the oil used and the amount of negative emotion stored.

Can essential oils be used around birds, dogs and cats?

The Animal Desk Reference is a good resource for this.  The cat section for example says that “many misconceptions have been placed on what cats like or don’t like – and it appears that these generalisations may have been made based on individual reports, and not from cats as a whole.”  It also says “Cats present their own unique controversies and requirements to essential oil use. Most cat owners would agree that cats have distinct opinions of the world, and this certainly holds true for aromatherapy.pethealth-300x111

Diluting Questions

What is a carrier oil?

A carrier oil is a base oil that is used with essential oils to reduce any burning, slow the absorption rate, and spread the essential oil further.  Examples are coconut, olive, jojoba, sesame, almond oils.  Young Living has a carrier oil called V-6 that is a combination.

I just got a bit of essential oils in my eye (or other sensitive part that is causing burning)!  What do I do?

Grab your nearest carrier oil (coconut, olive, sesame, jojoba) or if you can’t find it use vegetable oil, butter, milk, Crisco, etc.  Grab some kind of fat and slather it all in your eye.  It will stop the burning. (Never place essential oils in your eyes and ears!)

If I dilute the oil, will it reduce its effectiveness?

Using carrier oil is not going to reduce the effectiveness of the essential oil, it will just slow the absorption rate or reduce the hotness of the oil.

Is there a certain carrier oil I should be using?

No, you can use what you have, but keep in mind that you are using Young Living oils for a reason: the high standards, the purity, the quality, and the therapeutic benefits.  Do you really want to mix that amazing product with cheap carrier oil?  It could be rancid, or it could be over processed. You want to use a high quality carrier oil with your essential oils.  Try to find an organic, cold pressed, minimally processed coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil, or other high quality oil.  If you want to just stick with Young Living, we offer a good quality carrier oil called V-6.

Pregnancy and Children Questions

Is it okay to use essential oils on babies?

Many parents have been using oils on their babies since birth. Just use common sense.

Is it okay to use while pregnant/nursing?

According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference, the essential oils to avoid during pregnancy are: Basil, Calamus, Clary Sage, Fennel, Hyssop, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sage, Tansy and Tarragon. Fennel and Clary Sage can help to accelerate labor once it has begun. DO NOT use these last 2 unless you’re full term and labor has already started.According to the Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils, the oils to avoid are: basil, birch, calamus, cassia, cinnamon bark, hyssop, idaho tansy, lavandin, rosemary, sage, tarragon, Di-Gize, Dragon Time, Exodus II, Grounding, Mister, Estro, FemiGen, ParaFree, ProtecOils to use cautiously are angelica, cedarwood, chamomile, cistus, citronella, clary sage, clove bud, cumin, cypress, davana, fennel, laurel, marjoram, mountain savory, myrrh, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, spearmint, vetiver, yarrow, aroma siex, clarity, harmony, immupower, relieve it, thieves, prenolone, prenolone+, comfortone, essentialzyme. Oils that are diluted, applied externally, and used in moderation should not create a problem.

Diffuser Questions

Do I need to dump the residual water out of my diffuser before I add new oils/water?

No you do not need to.  You can just add more water and oil to it.  If you want to clean it you can drain the water, and very gently wipe the inside, particularly the metal plate in the centre.  Then let it air dry before running it again. But I wouldn’t recommend just letting water sit in there all the time if you’re having a long period of time between diffusing.

What essential oils can I put into my diffuser?

Most oils can be diffused. If you are concerned, please message me and ask me.

What is the Essential Rewards (ER) program?

It’s an autoship program that earns you free products  You have to order a minimum of 50PV (point value, which is usually = to $ value) a month.  You can change the day it’s processed and the stuff in your cart whenever you want to!  You also get one month a year where you can not order without losing your points (but you have to tell Live Chat that’s what you are doing that month). The first 6 months you get 10% of your order back.  The next 6 months you get 15%.  After that you earn 20%.  So, if you ordered exactly 50PV of product, you would have 30 points to redeem.  That’s 1-2 free oils!  The next 6 months it would be 45 points!  That’s on top of any monthly promotions they may be offering!  If you find yourself wanting to budget, this is a great way to do that.  You can also purchase special kits that are discounted and only available through essential rewards.

For more information, please click here

What is Autoship?

Please click here to read all about the Young Living Autoship

Why should we buy Young Living Essential oils when there are less expensive oils sold by other companies?

There are significant differences between synthetic fragrance oils and pure essential oils. All Young Living Essential Oils are pure. There are 4 grades of essential oils. Grade A oils are pure therapeutic and superior quality. They are usually made from organically grown plants, and are distilled at the proper temperatures. Grade B oils are food grade, they may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, extenders, or carrier oils. Grade C are perfume grade and may contain the same type of adulterating chemicals as food grade oils. They usually contain solvents which are used to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents are not healthy. Floral Water is a byproduct of the distillation process, a very high quality, IF it comes from a Grade A distillation process. Accordingly, it is a low quality if it comes from poor quality raw materials and/or poor distillations processes. Synthetic fragrance oils may duplicate the smell of the pure botanical, but the complex chemical components of each essential oil created in nature determine its true benefits. In other words, synthetic fragrance oils will not have the medicinal properties; they are NOT suitable for aromatherapy.

Using Young Living essential oils, you are using top grade quality oils.

What are the steps of creating Young Living’s Essential  oils?

Young Living: The Seed To Seal™ Process

Strict attention to detail—from the seeds sown to the plants harvested—ensures that the oils you obtain from Young Living are the purest, most potent essential oils available. This precise, detailed method is known as the Seed to Seal process.


Potent essential oils come from plant species that have been authenticated by Young Living experts.  Species certification involves scientific research, field study, university partnerships, and on-site planting certification.


Through cultivation on the four Young Living farms, Young Living Essential Oils has mastered the creation of pure, potent essential oils. The company takes this knowledge around the world to co-op farms to certify that these farms’ growing processes meet Young Living’s strict quality standards.


Young Living’s proprietary low-temperature, low-pressure steam distillation process ensures that the beneficial plant compounds in every batch of essential oil remain uncompromised during the extraction process.


Each essential oil must pass Young Living’s stringent testing to ensure the optimal bioactive natural compounds are present. Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third-party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed.


Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process by carefully sealing each bottle of essential oil before shipping them to members worldwide.

How do I order Young Living Oils?

If you want to order any products, please join up by clicking here.

Why do I need an account with Young Living?

Young Living simply wants you to be able to have access to someone who can teach you how to use the oils properly. By signing up as a customer or a wholesale member with my enroller ID (3023102), you’re going to be able to have me here to help you.

Should I become an Young Living Wholesale Member instead of a Retail Customer?

As a Retail Customer, you pay full retail price. As a Wholesale Member, you get the wholesale pricing of 24% off retail price. In addition, should you decide to share the oils with your friends and family and should they sign-up with you to purchase from you, as a Wholesale Member, you will earn income and commissions and participate in promotions to get free oils. If this is something that seems enticing, please contact me, I will be more than happy to help you get started!

I don’t really want to sell essential oils. Do I have to sell Young Living products to be a Wholesale Member?

No.  Since there is no monthly order requirement you can simply just order whenever you and your family need it.  There is no requirement to have a business and no requirements to sell anything to anyone, ever!

Is there a monthly order minimum?

No. You do not have to order monthly in order to benefit from being a Wholesale Member.  Order whenever you want.  However if you want to build a long term profitable business, you will eventually need to order regularly to gain income from other people’s buying.

Is there a yearly membership fee? Or any hidden costs?

No, there is no yearly membership fee for any of the customer/member options.

However, as a Wholesale Member/Distributor, there is a one-time purchase of one of the starter kits to get started and attain the wholesale pricing. Also, you must purchase around $50-$60 a year to remain an “active” Wholesale Member/Distributor. Should you become inactive, you can place another $50-$60 order anytime to reactivate.

Any prices you see are the prices, that’s it. No hidden costs or charges anywhere, just the product price, shipping, and tax. There are never any additional charges or hidden charges ever.

Now that you’ve read the FAQ, and if you believe you will gain benefit from being on our team and journey to health, head over to the signup page to get started! If you still have questions, please send me a message and I’ll be happy to help.