Our Journey with Young Living



After spending almost five years using and seeing first hand just how Young Living Essential Oils can truly transform your life for the better we thought we’d put all of the frequently asked questions we receive on a daily basis into one page that everyone can use as a general resource, and keep coming back to as you progress on your own journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle. We will of course keep adding to the page as the questions keep rolling in, so please keep checking back, babe!

If you are interested in learning more about our story and how we got started with Young Living, read here.

While we really believe in you reading through all of the Q&A below, we understand there’s a ton of information to read through. So if you know you want to join our community for Young Living skip to almost the bottom of this page to read about the sign up process, signing up with our member number , why you want to be a wholesale member rather than retail, and the rest of the steps to follow to become part of our exclusive, oil-loving group.

Now let’s get started with the questions, shall we?


For Diffusing: Christmas Spirit, Valor, Purification, Orange, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Stress Away, Cedarwood, Geranium, Joy

For a Bit of Energy (direct roll-on skin or to diffuse): Stress Away, RC, Citrus Fresh, Orange, Lemon, Peppermint

For Emotions + Relaxation (direct roll-on to my skin): Lavender, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Sara, Valor, White Angelica

For a Clean Home: Thieves, Purification, Lemon, Tea Tree, Citrus Fresh

For Clear Skin: Copaiba, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Dry-Skin Beauty Serum

For Immunity: Thieves/Breathe Again Roll-On, Rosemary, Oregano, Clove, Cinnamon, Orange, Lemon, Thieves!

Supplements: Super B, Immupro, Ningxia, Life 9, Thieves Cough Drops (these are the BEST ever)

For Kids: Thieves Roll-on, KidScents line (SniffleEase, SleepyIze, TummyGize, Owie, & Geneyus), Endoflex, MightyPro, MightyVites, Seedlings line (Lotion, wipes, diaper rash), KidScent shampoo + bath gel, Valor, Peace & Calming, Thieves Hand Purifier

For Homework/Work: Peppermint, Rosemary, Brain Power, Common Sense, & KidScent Geneyus

For the Holidays: Thieves, Christmas Spirit, Sacred Angel, Believe, Bergamot, Evergreen Essence, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamon, & Nutmeg

For the House: Thieve Laundry Detergent, Thieves Dish Soap, Thieves Foaming Hand Soap (probably our favorite household product), Thieves Dishwasher Detergent, Thieves Cleaner, Purification to remove smells + for laundry!

Personal Care: Thieves Toothpaste, Thieves Mouthwash, Shutran Bath Wash + Beard oil (for fiancé!), All the Savvy Minerals, Sunscreen, Acen Treatment, Thieves wipes, Thieves, Dragon Time bath gel, Panaway for aches, Peppermint for head tension.

Additional Favorites: All of the chapsticks (cinnamint , vanillamint , lavender), Bath Bombs, Shower Steamers, Makeup Brushes, Seedlings Linen Spray

More of our favorite household & personal care products.  We live for the Foaming Hand Soap – especially the one infused with Christmas Spirit. Not even kidding!


Why Young Living? Young Living has an unmatched Seed to Seal process to guarantee the purity & potency of every oil. Trust us, we started with no-name, less expensive “organic” oils. Each batch of oils is rigorously tested in-house for therapeutic viability & they are so confident in their products that you can actually visit the farms & participate in the harvest/distillation process. What you’re buying elsewhere could be marketing 100% pure when in fact companies are only required to put 5% of the actual essential oil to be labeled that way.

Another reason we love Young Living is the community we knew we was investing in. We are the type person who needs accountability and speaking to the team above me gave me perspective knowing we’d have people making sure we’d use my oils, making the lifestyle change we were desiring. Plus no other oil brand has as many non-oil products.  While I don’t always need additional oils each month, we always need my household cleaning products, makeup, or personal care.

What’ the difference between the Essential Oils and the Vitality Oils?  The Vitality line is edible.  I use the Vitality line to season food, olive oils, and of course my coffee and tea! You can also diffuse your Vitality Oils, but just know that they are safe to digest as well!

If I’m signing up as a wholesale distributor, do I have to sell oils?
Absolutely not! Signing up as a wholesale member/distributor is simply to enjoy the 24% discount – you’re not required to sell anything. You order your Premium Starter Kit (either in oils, cleaning products, or makeup), order additional oils and product as you run out or want to try them, no strings attached!

What about becoming a retail member? I’m going to go with a hard no on becoming a retail member.  You want to become a wholesale distributor member as you’ll then always receive the 24% discount on everything, earn points for future purchases, received free monthly oils, and most importantly be invited to our private Facebook communities where you’ll be able to really learn and understand how best to use essential oil. Being a retail member gets you none of this, plus you’ll always have to pay full price.

Okay, if I sign up am I obligated to make monthly oil purchase?  NO.

But, if it’s a membership, what’s the monthly cost after I purchase the Premium Starter Kit?
There isn’t one! All that is required to obtain the 24% discount on your oils is to purchase at least $50 during a 12 month calendar year. That’s it! There really is no catch to that and it’s as simple as buying Thieves + Lavender. Two oils we use daily and we recommend all households to have. Combating sickness and keeping you grounded? Check and check!

Do I have to start selling Young Living essential oils?
As stated above the answer is NO! But if you’re as passionate about the oils and Young Living as much as we are, and want to consider selling we’d love to talk to you about it.  Email any questions about joining us at amanda@gritsandgrace.co  But again, you never have to sell a single oil if you don’t want to.  When making any purchases you will, however, get a personal referral link and we always appreciate any referrals that come our way! You can read more about the business here.

Okay, I’m ready, how do I sign up? 

Ordering works like most any other site you shop from online with one main difference; you must choose between becoming a Wholesale Member or Retail Member. As discussed above, you really do NOT want to be retail as there are zero benefits.  So first click HERE and pick member.  Remember, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SELL OILS OR PURCHASE MONTHLY OILS AS A MEMBER. By signing up as a member you’ll choose a Premium Starter Kit of your choice for more than 50% off plus a FREE diffuser of your choice, and will get 24% off retail prices on every oil and any other Young Living product forever! When signing up you’ll be received a product bundle that retails for about $350 but you’ll only be spending roughly $160 + tax and shipping.  For our Premium Starter Kit, we did choose the Aria diffuser because it’s beautiful and much cheaper when pairing it with the Premium Starter Kit but we also have the Desert Mist and Dewdrop diffusers and absolutely LOVE  them!

What’s in the Premium Starter Kit (PSK)?

You can become a member with the purchase of any PSK (oils, makeup, or Thieves cleaning). When we first signed up we purchased BOTH the oils and Thieves cleaning because it was such a great deal that we’d never get again, and we knew we’d use every single thing. We’ve ordered a couple oil kits since then…

The most popular PSK however, is of course the oils.  The Oily Premium Starter Kit will include 11 bottles of oils //Lavender 5-ml, Peppermint Vitality 5-ml, Lemon Vitality 5-ml, Copaiba Vitality 5-ml, Frankincense 5-ml, Thieves Vitality 5-ml, Citrus Fresh 5-ml, Raven 5-ml, DiGize Vitality 5-ml, PanAway 5-ml and Stress Away 5-ml. It also comes with a FREE Dewdrop diffuser, but if you want to invest a bit more, the Aria is our pick.

You’ll also receive a roller fitment which we love to use with our bottle of Stress Away and toss in our purse to have with us all the time, Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz sample, 10 “Love It? Share it!” sample business cards, 10 “Love it? Share It!” sample oil bottles which are great for gifting, 2 Ningxia Red 2-oz. samples, Young Living Product Guide and Product Price List, Essential Oil Magazine and Member Resources.

In addition to what Young Living includes, you’ll be investing into our Grits & Grace community and the team of other babes on their journey towards redefined wellness. We will personally connect with you via email welcoming you to our community and send over some information (including resources + link to our Member Lounge) we think is vital to utilize your oils. You’ll also be plugged into our exclusive Facebook groups that are full of knowledge, resources, classes to learn more about oils and the best support and encouragement from everyone there!

Signing up, one more time…

  1. Visit this site and pick wholesale member
  2. Make sure our sponsor number is showing #1714808. This is super important, as you won’t get access to all of the great group benefits if you do not have us as your sponsor/enroller. Click continue.
  3. Next choose the Premium Starter Kit of your choice (you can choose more than one, when we signed up we chose BOTH the Thieves Cleaning Kit and Dew Drop Oils kit because it was such a great deal).
  4. Check the box to opt into Essential Rewards with your starter kit as your first month. This will use your Premium Starter Kit as your FIRST MONTH. In doing so, Young Living will credit your account $10 to use towards future purchases. This will also get your foot in the door for the BEST subscription box EVER! (read more about essential rewards below)
  5. Click Customize Essential Rewards Order to add any additional products (check out our list above, but we highly recommend Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Laundry Soap, Valor, Sleepyize and Christmas Spirit).
  6. Choose your method of shipping and complete your check out.
  7. Once we receive confirmation, you’ll receive an email from us with everything you need to get plugged into our private Facebook groups and Member Lounge! As well as, resources to get started right away with your membership!

Why join Essential Rewards?

Essential Rewards is one of my favorite perks of being a member.  Each month we receive points for FREE products plus 3-4 free oils when simply re-ordering.  But you DO NOT have to join Essential Rewards, and if you do you can cancel at any time with NO penalty!

  • save with reduced flat-rate shipping
  • change your order monthly to your desired needs
  • schedule your ship date monthly
  • cancel at any time
  • earn extra monthly promotions through Young Living – like free oils and other products!
  • earn point to redeem for FREE products
    • month 1-3 earn 10% back in point, months 4-24 earn 20% back, and months 25+ earn 25% back in points to redeem for free product
  • earn FREE oils at months 3, 6 9, and 12 month markers as a thank you for your loyalty!
  • YLGO & YLGO+ (basically Amazon Prime for Young Living) is an add-on service to save your money on shipping. Depending on the package you go with, you can get up to 3 orders with FREE SHIPPING each month!

And that’s it! You’re now on your way to becoming as obsessed as I am. Here’s another page that simply breaks down the check out process a bit more, but if you have any additional questions, just email us: amanda@gritsandgrace.co And if you have any questions about doing Young Living as a business let’s chat about it further! And make sure you’re following along on Instagram where we share all things essential oils, green beauty, and everyday favorites.

*Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please do not stop, and consult your doctor.*

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Our Journey with Young Living