Hey, Friends! When Jessica and I were first beginning B.Well, one of the main goals was to help you understand how Young Living essential oils & products could be afforded. It’s easy to look at Young Living’s prices and immediately shut them out as a possibility for your lifestyle. Today, however, I want to break down how we are able to seamlessly incorporate Young Living into our lives, even on a budget.
Ready for a reality check? We started to use Young Living when we weren’t in the best of financial shapes. Dad was out of work, and things weren’t their brightest for us. We have been continuing to use Young Living and ordering monthly, even through financial difficulties, making sacrifices elsewhere. Yes, these products are actually worth sacrificing for! This has probably been one of the best decisions of our lives, and here’s how we did it.
Why We Joined Young Living
Young Living came into our lives when we needed it most. Mom needed a whole lot of hormone support (old age isn’t easy on us ladies 😉 ), and the monthly bills we were experiencing because of this weren’t so pretty, especially with our Dad being out of work. Mom remembered hearing about Young Living from a friend, and after discussing our options, we discovered that it was actually the cheapest viable option for us to help Mom while remaining on a budget. Once she joined and began experiencing an incredible difference in her hormones, we were all sold 110%. We realized that these products were as high-quality as you are going to get. The flood gates were opened for us to be able to support our entire family’s health.
When explaining the Young Living lifestyle, I like to segment it into 3 categories: The Mindset Switch, Where to Invest, and Where to Save. I’m going to take you through each of these briefly, to give you a little glimpse into how we make Young Living work for us, even on a budget!
The Mindset Switch
First, our family made a mindset switch. We decided that it was worth it to make sacrifices elsewhere in our lives in order to invest in our health. We already had our diet mostly in order. Young Living was just the next step in our wellness journey!
When it comes down to it, you really only have your health in this life. It’s an incredible thing that we must steward and take care of. This means not burdening ourselves with needless chemicals, supporting our health daily, and helping our bodies to repair when they need extra love. Young Living fills all these needs, and then some.
Where We Invested
Our first investment was the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Yes, yes, we’ve talked about this incredible kit a lot… But here’s the thing: when we got our first kit, we used the oils so much they seemed to disappear! We absolutely fell head-over-heels for the practicality and therapeutic qualities of Young Living’s essential oils. The effect they were having on our lives was incredible. The Premium Starter Kit was like totally restocking our bathroom cabinets: it had just about everything we needed for normal, day-to-day health support.
Our second investment was Mom’s health: Progessence Plus Serum and the FemiGen supplement. She needed all the help she could get, and making these monthly to bi-monthly purchases (Progessence Plus lasts 1 woman about 2-3 months, Femigen about 1 month) was far cheaper than what we were paying before.
It was these first 2 purchases that helped us understand the reasoning behind investing in our health. Only the high-quality natural alternatives work. It’s far more worth it to build up your body’s natural functions than overload it with synthetic drugs and pay the consequences later.
Young Living’s high-quality, natural alternatives are expensive; that’s just a fact. But they work. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather pay once for something high-quality from a reliable source and have it work than go fishing around wasting money trying out all the “cheaper” options that don’t. Jessica and I have done that, and it is seriously discouraging and a waste. I can’t express enough what a blessing it has been to have 1 reliable source to go to that we know won’t ever let us down!
Where We Save
Now here comes the fun part: where we save money! 😀 Prioritizing is a huge part of this! Where do we need to invest, and where do we need to save? Here’s our perspective:
One of the big ways that we have saved ourselves a pretty penny, while still staying chemical-free, was through DIYing or purchasing less-expensive, non-Young Living ingredients & products in the areas of our lives that were less-pressing. Here are a few examples:
- Scent-free hand & body soap with clean ingredients off of Amazon
- Purchasing all our carrier oils, clays, and things like activated charcoal off of Amazon
- DIYing our own lotions, tooth-powder, and some skin care like toner
You can do it all with Young Living since they have everything you need from baby care, makeup, supplements, oral care, cleaning, and everything in-between. BUT, you can still use Young Living, while not doing all Young Living! It’s incredibly important that our essential oils & supplements are high-quality and come from a good source since these things are therapeutic and essential for our health. However, when it comes to more secondary items in our life, it is so easy to DIY and save money, while living chemical-free!
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
On the face of it, Young Living seems expensive. However, many of the products are actually highly concentrated and thus go a long way. A 15ml bottle of oil for $30 doesn’t seem so expensive when you realize that it will last you 3-4 months. Or how about a $20 household cleaner concentrate that will replace every single cleaning solution that you have hiding under your kitchen sink (I’m not kidding!). So many of Young Living’s products are incredibly versatile as well because the ingredients are so clean: toothpaste as a zit-buster & deodorant, essential oils for endless DIY’s, shave oil as a hair serum… the list goes on and on!
I love this one! Essential Rewards is Young Living’s auto-ship program. We order a minimum of 50pv ($50) per month, and they reward us with 10% back in points (which you can redeem for free product! Woot woot!). The percentage back stacks up over time, up to 25% back after 12+ months of monthly ordering! Plus, we can get free oils when our order hits certain benchmarks; for instance, at 100pv we get 1 free oil, 190pv we get 2, etc. The products & oils you can get for free through this program are mind-blowing! (check out an awesome video on Essential Rewards, here!)
I know that $50/month may seem like a lot at first… until you start to look at it from the replacement-buying perspective! Our family examined what we were buying on a monthly basis from the grocery store (supplements, cleaning supplies, etc.), and instead ordered the Young Living alternatives. They are higher-quality (Seed to Seal, yo!), chemical-free, AND we get rewarded for purchasing them! Win-win! 😀 Besides which, if you have health needs that require monthly support, Essential Rewards is a no-brainer (which was our case!).
All-in-all, Young Living has become an incredibly integral part of our lives, even on a budget. You just have to learn how to prioritize, strategize your purchases, and make your own groove. I hope that this insight into our lifestyle has been helpful to you all! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments. I’m here to help 🙂
By the Way...
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