When I first got interested in essential oils and saw people who had these enormous collections of oils I was super intimidated – and kind of impressed. But mostly I wondered how much money they were spending to build their collections! I know that’s super rich coming from the girl with a makeup hoarding problem because no, you can’t actually wear all your mascaras every day but I was curious anyway.
Fast forward to when I had my starter kit, realized I was using my oils every day and still wanted more. That’s when I decided to join the Essential Rewards program.
Essential Rewards is Young Living’s frequent shoppers program. You can probably guess the basics: earn points on all your purchases. Spend those points on products in the future. The longer you’re in the program, the more points you can earn (up to 20% back). Sound good? My friend Molly just got this $200 collection for free using her Essential Rewards points. FREE.
As if that’s not awesome enough, Young Living offers promo items each month. Some are even exclusive to Essential Rewards members. More on that later.
Here’s what I got in my February Essential Rewards order:
Now that I’ve had my order a few days, I can tell you a few thoughts:
- I LOVE diffusing grapefruit and lime together. The smell is paradise to me!
- The Thieves toothpaste is my favorite toothpaste ever (oh, and it just tastes like toothpaste – not like Thieves!)
- The 14oz bottles of Thieves cleaner look small but they’re concentrated so you just use a few capfuls when you’re mixing a spray bottle.
- Basically the entire Thieves kit is such a good investment – if you’re not sure about ordering the everyday oils starter kit but DO want to try some natural cleaning products in your home, YL offers a Thieves starter kit.
Back to what I mentioned before about the monthly promos: because I spent a certain amount on products this month, I earned Thyme oil and the Taste of Italy blend for free. Taste of Italy is a blend you can’t actually buy, it was only available to Essential Rewards customers this month. I mixed a drop of each in my pizza sauce (about 1.5 cups) and the results were amazing!!
You’re probably wondering at this point: What’s the catch? If this program is so awesome, why doesn’t everyone just sign up and call it a day? Of course there are some rules.
1 – You have to be a wholesale member to join Essential Rewards. That’s easy. I don’t know anyone who’s not a wholesale member but they do exist.
2 – You have to spend $50 a month. That’s also easy to do, but not everyone wants to agree to that. Remember, as a regular wholesale member you DON’T have a monthly minimum. It’s only if you join Essential Rewards. Personally, I decided I wanted the oils more than I wanted things like my ipsy and spotify subscriptions so I cancelled those to make room in my budget!
Once you’ve joined Essential Rewards, you do have the option to skip one month per year (12 month period) if you don’t have anything to order. You can also cancel at any time if you decide it’s not a good fit (just use up your rewards points first so you don’t lose them). For me, I found that I tended to want at least $50 worth of product a month so I went for it.
If you want to get started as a wholesale member, you can click here to sign up. Pick one of the premium starter kits and you’re all set!
Want more information? I’m teaching an online Intro to Essential Oils class on Tuesday, Feb 24. It’ll be a live YouTube/Google Hangout event so you can watch from anywhere you are or catch the recorded version after. Here’s the Facebook event for that.
Questions? Let me know!