Friday, January 24, 2014

I'm OBSESSED!

So...I haven't posted anything on my blog in quite a while because....I'm obsessed....seriously, day & night--OBSESSED!

What am I obsessed with? OILS people...yep! Essential oils! 

What?!?

I know, I know...sounds completely crazy, but I've gone a little crazy, I guess!



My first introduction into essential oils (EOs) was a few years ago. I heard about thieves oil and was impressed that the blend of oils in thieves oil had been around for centuries for supporting the immune system. I knew Young Living oils sold it & I wanted it, BUT when I saw how much it was ($44 for a 15 ml bottle), I thought...I can make my own for cheaper! So I looked online for the recipe & went to Sprouts, Jimbo's & Whole Foods to get the oils....mixed them up with a carrier oil and started using them in the hopes that we would all stay healthy throughout the winter. I'd use them on the our feet at bedtime to help support our immune systems. I'd even take a few drops internally every night. I wasn't THAT impressed with how it worked, but kept using it anyway.

Then, I ran across a FB post of a friend, who posted about Young Living oils and decided to look into it a little more. I really wanted the real thieves oil and thought I'd bite the bullet & pay $44 for the bottle if it would help keep my family healthy this winter. I had also had a few people I knew use doTerra oils, so I did my research there too. They have a blend that is very similar to thieves oil, but they call it a different name and have one different ingredient. So, being the kind of person that researches and researches (and then researches some more) before committing to things, I did just that.

What I found was very surprising! A quick comparison shows that doTerra carries 39 single essential oils, and 18 blends while Young Living carries 87 single oils and 70 blends and has been around for 20 years! I like having more options and having products from an established company with an excellent record...Young Living oils is the ONLY essential oil company that owns its own farms (in five different continents)! That means they know the quality of the seed, the dirt (no pesticides or residues of pesticides, herbicides or chemicals in their dirt), etc. They know how their ingredients are harvested and processed (they often have their own distillery with their own distilling machinery on site on the farm) AND their oils are first distillations, which means they're distilled ONCE and only once--leaving you with the purest form of essential oil. Quality is important to me as is purity...I did enough research to feel confident to make MY choice. Other people will happily choose other essential oil companies and that's fine with me!

I decided to go with Young Living. I wasn't planning on doing the business end of things...I'm busy enough with my hypnotherapy practice, my hypnobirthing classes, a family and already being involved in two MLMs--Juice Plus+ and Miessence certified organic products. The whole MLM thing just wasn't something that had been successful for me....or so I thought!

But...then, a funny thing happened! I joined an awesome FB group that discusses essential oils uses...I became addicted to reading the multitude of posts to learn more about all of the amazing things essential oils has helped people with. I couldn't believe it! I wanted all of the oils so I could completely support my health and wellness with essential oils. I was hooked, so signed on as a distributor. (sucker...you might say)

I purchased the Premium Starter Kit which comes with the 9 oils listed above along with Stress Away, Joy and a FREE cold-mist diffuser/humidifier. I couldn't wait for it to come! Well, in my first month of using Young Living oils, I used almost every oil in my kit and ran out of thieves, peppermint, lemon, and lavender! (time to reorder!) These oils really worked!

But, let's talk now about how Young Living oils is changing my life in a way I had never imagined!

So, when I started with Young Living in the middle of October, I figured I'd give the business end of things a go. The way that the Lemon Droppers Young Living team had everything broken down in a really easy-to-understand way made the whole MLM thing seem do-able & not pyramid-scheme-y. So, I posted a picture of my new oil kit with my awesome diffuser on my FB page & got some interest and signed up two of my friends.

So, at the end of October 2013, I had 2 people that signed up (bought the awesome kit that I did).  My commission check was $108.18. I thought that was pretty cool for just signing up myself & two other people. I figured,"Ok, I'll give this whole business thing a whirl! If I can make some extra money for my family, it's worth giving it a go!" Ha ha....the Universe is so wise...just wait til you see what happened!

November came & I continued to post a few things about how the oils were helping me & my family with so many issues. Well, by the end of November, I had signed up 18 people and my commission check for November was $1589.99. By the end of the month, I had 55 people on my team because people I signed up had also signed up people. There was also a contest that Young Living was offering--Drive to Win--a car & a trip to Hawaii. It had started in August, so I figured I had no chance of even qualifying for the top 60 since I had just started in October. By the end of the month, I was on the leaderboard for the top 300 fastest growing teams in the entire Young Living  organization! I decided I was going to buckle-down & do my best to get to the top 60 so I could win a trip to Hawaii.

December was busy! I was the busiest I had ever been with my hypnotherapy practice. I had HypnoBirthing classes. I was dealing with the holidays & getting everything ready for that. I was still grieving my Dad's death.  I wasn't sure how I was going to do it all and if it was even possible to do as well as I had in November. I kind of figured that December was going to be slower because everyone was saving or spending their money on presents. But...again, the Universe had different plans for me. I had 15 sign ups that month and my team did amazingly well! By the end of December, I had 109 people on my team AND I made it to 55th place in the Hawaii contest--meaning I had the 55th fastest growing Young Living business in the entire Young Living organization (WHAT?!? Didn't I just start this whole thing in October?!?)--but even more importantly, I had won the hotel accommodations for a 5 day/4 night trip to Kona, Hawaii in February! My commission check for December was $2299.95! Unbelievable! That money allowed me to be able to buy two plane tickets and extra days in Hawaii so that my family could join me on this amazing trip! AND I had done so well this month, that I made it to Silver level in the business (something that Young Living says usually takes people about a year to achieve). Because I did it so fast, I earned an Aroma Complete essential oils kit worth over $2500! I am now stalking my email inbox waiting for the email letting me know it's on its way. 

It's now late in January. My team is now up to 179 people and my team & I have already reached a total sales goal higher than I had anticipated. And the month isn't even over yet!

I'm SO thankful I took the plunge into the Young Living business and am even more thankful that I found the amazing Lemon Dropper team, who have made this business format so successful for me and all of the people on my team. We truly help each other out & build each other up! I'm so grateful for everything that I've been able to accomplish so far & look forward to what my team & I are able to accomplish this year!



If you would like to join me on this incredible journey, know that it's unlike what you think a typical MLM is about. You will get tons of support and training from me but also from our team. The Lemon Dropper team is the fastest growing team in Young Living history. The team leaders know what they're doing & they're sharing their knowledge with the rest of us. If you're even just the tiniest bit interested in learning more, just let me know. There's no pressure because I totally understand that everyone needs to figure things out in their own time and in their own way.

If you want to see what all the hype is about in regards to these oils that I'm OBSESSED about, check out the insane amount of stuff YOU can get if you get the Premium Starter Kit:--11 oils, some sample packets to keep in your purse or share with a friend, and a FREE diffuser! 



So, if you've made it this far and been patient enough to get to the end of this blog post, I applaud you! :) Please contact me if you'd like more information about joining the awesome FB group that talks about oil uses (there's no sales talk), joining my team or buying a kit so you can start seeing how these oils will change your life! No pressure, I promise! I'll just share information with you & let you decide what you want to do with it.

Best way to contact me is by messaging me on FB or visiting my website at www.AWellLivedLife.Net & contacting me through my Contact Form. You won't regret it!