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Young Living Essential Oils Reviews

Young Living Essential Oils Reviews

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Interested in Young Living for essential oils?  Have you read the reviews on them?

Young Living Reviews

Disclaimer: They are one of the most well-known names in the industry, therefore, Young Living is going to have one of the biggest “bullseyes” on their name.  There are people that absolutely love them and others that are highly against using them for various reasons.  I try to keep all my company reviews as unbiased as possible.

Believe it or not, I get asked the question are Young Living’s essential oils good almost on a daily basis.  It’s going to be a long explanation.

This review is going to dive deep into the company and give you lots of feedback on their company, essential oils, and other products.

Over the years I have tried them out and read numerous reviews on them.  I take everything I read on them with a grain of salt.  I will just be writing about the information I have found on them, my personal experience, etc.

First off Young Living was established in 1993.  They are certainly one of the older brands in the industry, like Starwest Botanicals (see review) and Rose Mountain Herbs (see review).  Gary Young, the founder of Young Living is committed to providing pure essential oils that will have “life-changing” benefits.  Their Seed to Seal production process claims to be the “best” essential oils in the world.

Young Living essential oils do use an MLM business model, which I will show you how it works a little later on in this Young Living review.  Also, doTERRA also uses an MLM business model (see my review here).

I’m going to show you everything you need to know about Young Living and how their products can help enrich your life.  Then at the end of this review, I will either recommend them or point you elsewhere.

So, let’s get started and learn more about them.

Young Living Pros

  • Trusted brand. (one of the best brands to buy essential oils from)
  • Pure essential oils.
  • Third-party testing.
  • Rewards program.
  • High-quality oils and diffusers.
  • Lots of essential oils & synergies.
  • Compensation plan (4-8%).
  • Lots of helpful information.
  • MLM business model.

Young Living Cons

  • High priced essential oils.
  • MLM business model.
  • Some history of some unethical business practices.

Young Living Purity Test

I have always stressed the importance of using essential oils that are pureThis is one of the first things I ever learned about essential oils.

You can’t always just trust that the essential oils are pure just because they say they are.  Sadly, the industry isn’t regulated very tightly and anyone can print anything they want on a bottle of essential oil.

For instance, one company that doesn’t sell pure essential oils is Radha Beauty (very popular on Amazon.com); you can see my Radha Beauty review (click here).

But anyways back to Young Living and the purity of their essential oils.

For the most part, you can trust that their essential oils are pure.  I will go into more details with some actual proof a little later on in this review.

But, let me shift to something a little negative on Young Living first.

I have read one negative Young Living review that shows that their oils were adulterated.  However, Young Living did say that it was a smear tactic used by one of their competitors.  Young Living is one of the largest brands in the industry, therefore, they are going to be under a lot of peoples radar; it’s just the way it works when you’re that successful.

Young Living Crafting & Harvesting

Young Living prides their essential oils on their extraction process.  Meaning, they have very tough quality control measures to ensure that they are delivering quality oils and use the most efficient extraction process.

Young Living Farm

Young Living has invested in creating high-quality essential oils heavily. Therefore, they have several farms that they own and use for their essential oils. In North America, they have 6 different farms.

They are located in Mona, Utah, Tabiona, Utah, St. Maries, Idaho, Naples, Idaho, Fort Nelson, Canada, Big Island, Hawaii. In South America, they have a farm located in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Furthermore, they have 3 located in Asia, 2 in Australia, and 3 in Europe.

Young Living does test its essential oils extensively. This means they test their products at their farm and also use a variety of chemical, microbiological test, etc. They test the oils multiple times, too.

They do have their own in-house team that conducts their test. Also, Young Living does use third-party laboratory testing along with internal testing. Test are completed using a gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). This will print out all the constituents that are found in the essential oils.

EarthKosher Certified

So, I went to YoungLiving.com and looked at a number of their single essential oils. For instance, I looked at grapefruit and couldn’t find a GS/MS sheet on them.

However, I did find an “EarthKosher Certified” guarantee on them. But, what does EarthKosher Certified actually mean? Basically, they are a kosher certification agency that is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. They do have offices in New York, and Jerusalem.  Here is more information on it.

Rabbi Zachary Goldman is their CEO and EarthKosher Certified was established in 2004. Basically, they oversee companies with their certification program. They make sure standards and policies are being followed.

Additionally, they provide certification for vegan, paleo, and non-GMO products.

You can find out more about their certification program at https://earthkosher.com

Real Laboratory Testing Proof

Ok, so I was determined to verify that Young Living’s essential oils are not adulterated. In this industry, you have to check everything. I have seen company after company print the names “100% pure”, “Therapeutic Grade”, etc. on their bottle of essential oils.  Case and point, check out this ArtNaturals review by clicking here.

I was able to come across a laboratory test which was analyzed by Dr. Robert S. Pappas (AKA Dr. P). He has loads of laboratory test which you can find at https://essentialoilanalysis.com

Below is the test on Blue Spruce by Young Living:

Young Living Essential Oil Lab Test

As you can see they are pure and it shows every chemical that is found within the essential oil.  So, I am confident in telling you that Young Living essential oils are pure.

Big thanks to Dr. Robert Pappas for all his work in the industry and making his GC/MS test public for everyone to view!

Young Living Smell Test

Essential oils are all about smell. Honestly, would you purchase essential oils that smell like alcohol or have any foreign substances in them? I have tested out more essential oils that I have written about in this Young Living review and I have been very happy with the scent they gave off.

For instance, their peppermint was strong and very potent when I put it in my electronic diffuser. The diffuser I used for this test was an InnoGrear 150 ML and also my NovaFuse by Plant Therapy.

I have tried a number of their oils and I was extremely happy with the potency of their essential oils. Again, I can say with 100% confidence that the quality of essential oils from Young Living is very high.

How MLM Works With Young Living

Young Living Starter Set

Unfortunately, Young Living isn’t that transparent on their pricing when you are looking at their sets (through their website).  There is no price and you either have to contact them on the telephone, live chat, or through email to get the prices from them.

Earlier I mentioned that Young Living is an MLM.  This means they are a multi-leveled marketing company.  This means that they work on a tiered payment structure.  If you are buying their essential oils locally there is a good chance that there is a representative in your area.  This means they go door to door and market their oils.   Maybe, your friends or family have bought into the MLM business model.  This works the same way that Avon does.  Typically, they sell you Young Living products at a reduced rate and make money off your purchases.

You don’t have to pay a monthly membership or anything with Young Living.  However, they do have an auto-ship program where you can earn free products and points by ordering their products monthly.  This is called a wholesale membership.  You need to order 50 PV (Purchase Volume) in a year.  Wholesale members do get 24% off their purchases.

If the whole MLM process confuses you, you can buy their oils off Amazon.  They will be a “one-off purchase”.  This means they will be on the higher end and you are buying from private sellers.

Here is something interesting I found on Young Living that was published by the FDA: https://www.fda.gov/iceci/enforcementactions/warningletters/ucm416023.htm.  It looks like their consultants have provided a lot of inaccuracies when talking about Young Living.

Can You Make Money With Young Living

The short answer is yes you can make money with Young Living. However, you are going to have to actively work at it in order to make decent money with Young Living. However, you need to have a good up line otherwise it will be very difficult to sell Young Living’s products. Also, the support/coaching from Young Living is solid.

They do have a competitive payment structure and there is some real solid income potential there.  A lot of people are actually surprised to learn you don’t have to go door to door to sell Young Living’s products either.  You can do it online by starting a website.  From a look around the internet, I have found that people that work with them are actually pretty happy. Please check out this feedback at Glassdoor.com and Indeed.com.

Starter Set

Young Living does have a number of different essential oil starter sets.  I am going to show you an example of one of the sets that they sell.

Young Living Premium Starter Kit With Dewdrop Home Rainstone

This is one of their starter sets that you can purchase. It has everything you need to get started with essential oils.  It sells for $341 retail on their website. It contains the following:

  • Desert Mist Ultrasonic Diffuser/Humidifier.
  • Lavender 5 ml.
  • Peppermint 5 ml.
  • Lemon 5 ml.
  • Copaiba 5 ml.
  • Frankincense 5 ml.
  • Thieves 5 ml.
  • Citrus 5 ml.
  • DiGize 5 ml.
  • PanAway 5 ml.
  • Stress Away 5 ml.
  • Raven 5 ml.
  • ArmoaGlide Roller Fitment.
  • Thieves Household Cleaner Sample.
  • 10 Love it? Share It! Sample Business Cards.
  • 10 Love it? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles.
  • 2 Ningxia Red 2 oz samples.
  • Product Guide & Product List.
  • Essential Oils Magazine.
  • Essential Edge News.

Young Living Everyday Oils

Young Living Everyday Oils Collection - 10 Oils/5ml
List Price: $149.99
Price: $141.95
You Save: $8.04
Price Disclaimer

Young Living does have a set where you can get 10 5 ml essential oils instead of purchasing them individually.  It does come in a protective case and the following essential oils are included:

  • Lemon.
  • Frankincense.
  • Purification.
  • Joy.
  • Thieves.
  • Panaway.
  • Peppermint.
  • Stress Away.
  • Lavender.
  • Eucalyptus.

Young Living Products

Now, I am going to take a look at their essential oils, diffusers, and other products.

Essential Oils

There are a lot of essential oils to choose from.  Each oil has its own specific qualities that help your body a different way.  Young Living has roughly 200 essential oils to choose from. They do offer synergy blends, too.  This was a quote from Tyler B. from the live chat.  Tyler B. did tell me this when I was asking about how many synergy blends they offer:

Unfortunately, I was not able to find a product with that description. You are more than welcome an independent research through Google, Pintrest, or any other search engine site.

Diffusers

Young Living does have a variety of electronic diffusers to choose from. They range anywhere from $45 to $104. This one (Dew Drop design with tear drop) is under $70.  I have actually written a review on the Dew Drop which you can view here.

  • It lasts for 4 hours with continuous use.
  • Has the ability to humidify the room.
  • The frequency generates waves at 1.7 million times per second.

More Products

Lastly, Young Living does offer roll-ons which you can apply directly to your skin.  They are good for when you’re on the go. They offer dietary essential oils for cooking with, and you can buy massage lotions, too.

Young Living Customer Support

If you are new to essential oils there is a lot to learn about it.  I’ve been learning about essential oils for several years and learn new things all the time.

Truth be told, at one time I was a fool and thought you could test the purity of essential oils with a blot test.  However, as I have learned that is a myth and the best way to check the purity of essential oils is with a GC/MS test.

However, you can contact Young Living through their live chat (non-English and English), telephone (Monday through Saturday 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.), email (customer support, orders, products and support, compensation questions, website support).

I tested out their live chat support.  I connected with “Tyler B” because I had some questions about their oils.  As you can see here is a screenshot of our conversation:

Young Living Customer Support Screenshot

I did chat with customer support for about 10-15 minutes.  Only took a minute to connect and Tyler was very helpful with the questions I had about Young Living.   No pressure to buy their products and he was generally a nice person and very helpful.

Young Living Training

So, one of the pros of an MLM company is they offer more one-on-one support than a typical company.  Meaning, you have a dedicated rep that educates you on essential oils, can take classes, etc.  Their whole business model is to coach you so that you can sell their products for them.  It’s called word of mouth marketing and it’s a powerful marketing strategy.

Young Living Price

The price is always one factor I look at when purchasing essential oils.  As I have shown you in my Green Health review, crazy cheap essential oils aren’t worth the money.  Really, I believe a lot of people fall into the trap of buying dirt cheap essential oils without even realizing that they are not even pure.

To give you a comparison of what other companies are selling their essential oils the table down below shows you how much they charge:

Young Living (15ml)$22.99
doTERRA (15ml)$18.67
Plant Guru (10ml)$6.99
Plant Therapy (15ml)$8.07
Edens Garden (10ml)$10.93
Aura Cacia (15ml)$10.15

As you can clearly see the prices are much higher for Young Living. But, for some, it’s worth it to pay more for a quality brand of essential oils that they know and trust.

Young Living Final Verdict

Do I recommend Young Living?

Yes and No. I know what kind of answer is that right?

Their essential oils are of excellent quality. I can’t lie to you and tell you they are of poor quality.

They have a loyal customer base and some people would give you the “crazy eyes” if you told them Young Living isn’t a recommended brand.

However, the price tag and the business model can be a “turn off” for some people that might be considering them.

I really believe a lot of people start with Young Living.  However, once they see how high priced they are they seek out other companies that sell essential oils.   For many, I don’t feel it’s appealing to have to sell essential oils to their friends.

In order to get your essential oils for cheaper, you’re going to have to sell them to your friends and family.  That or buy them wholesale.  Honestly, it seems like it’s going to be a bit of a hassle get oils for a reduced priced for some that just want to buy their essential oils.

Other companies like Avon have used this same business model and it does work for them.

You can buy them from a private individual off Amazon, which is probably the easiest way to go.

However, as I have shown you the price for their oils is much higher than Plant Therapy, Rocky Mountain Oils, Starwest Botanicals, etc.  Again, I am not stating that their essential oils are not high quality, just expect to pay top dollar for them.

I would like to hear from you and your experience with Young Living.  Do you have any questions that are not answered in this Young Living review?  Please leave a comment down below.

Young Living Review
  • Product Quality
  • Price
  • Rage of Products
  • Customer Support
  • Value For Money
4.4

Summary

Young Living is a very popular MLM that sells essential oils.  Their price tag is higher than other competing brands.  But, the quality of their oils is top notch.  I do recommend Young Living if you can afford them.

45 thoughts on “Young Living Essential Oils Reviews

  1. This is an excellent article. I’ve only used a few oils but my wife has used and still uses several. I found your documentation of the blot test to be very beneficial, though I probably won’t test any of those my wife has already bought. All but one of her eight bottles is doTERRA because that’s what they sell at the doctor’s office and a lady at our church also sells. The two uses I remember my wife telling me about are for shingles and for allergies. The mixture she used for shingles helped greatly to relieve her pain. The mixture she uses for allergies works well, too.

    1. Hey Rick,

      Thanks for the comment. doTERRA is a very popular brand just like Young Living. They are both actually MLM companies. From both Young Living and doTERRA you can expect to pay a higher price tag. They are good quality essential oils, though.

      Essential oils are great for allergies and shingles. For allergies, I love to use peppermint, basil, eucalyptus, lemon, and tea tree.

  2. This is a fantastic review and honest at that. My wife and daughters use oils and I showed them your blot test and they are going to test their oils they use.

    It’s a hefty price for these oils and the saying does go sometimes you get what you pay for. I don’t like the MLM style of business they do so I wouldn’t participate In that.

    I thank you for this great review and my wife has said she will be reading more of your articles.

    1. Hey David,

      Essential oils are expensive from Young Living and the MLM business model does turn a lot of people off. However, Young Living does have a strong presence in the essential oils industry.

      I can’t stress enough how they are of excellent quality, though. I would probably buy more of them, but the price is too high for me.

  3. Hi Garen, thanks for your honest review on Young Living Essential Oils. It was very interesting that blot test that you did and I’m going to try it on some of our oils at work, though they are supposedly from reputable companies, but I guess you never know.

    It’s strange I find that their is such a difference in prices of essential oils depending on the brand. We use cheap and expensive brands and sometimes you really can’t tell the difference; it depends on the oil. For instance organic lavender is about 5 times more expensive than non-organic; they smell the same, but you’re paying for the extra labour of organic which I’m guessing is a lot higher with lavender in particular.

    Yes MLM schemes can be a pain, and stressful trying to get family and friends to make a purchase. Not my cup of tea anyway 🙂

    1. Hey Stefanie,

      It’s important to test the essential oils. Anyone can stamp anything they want on a bottle of essential oils. It’s the sad truth. Many people don’t even realize that the oils they are purchasing are not really legit. This isn’t the case with Young Living, though.

      I do agree that it’s strange how different essential oils are from different companies. There are good cheap essential oil companies, though. I have reviewed a number of them, though. However, there are some that you should avoid all together.

      Organic is a lot higher than non-organic. Personally, I don’t buy into all the organic, though. There are a number of companies I trust and use, though.

      MLM isn’t a good business model in my opinion with essential oils, though.

  4. Thanks for the honest review. It was interesting to learn how essential oils can vary in so much in quality and can be tested for purity at home. I read the letter from the FDA, and the claims being made Young Living consultants are pretty outrageous and irresponsible. That alone would be enough to turn me off from the company. I will look at more of your reviews and see if I can find a better place to buy essential oils.

    1. Hey Bailey,

      I really believe a lot of people that operate these sites and promote Young Living are in it for the old mighty dollar. They will write some pretty silly stuff just to make a buck or two.

      Don’t get me wrong I develop sites to make money for a living, but I try to write accurate information and get into niches I care about.

  5. Been selling essential oils for Young Living for more than 2 years. I like how you can be flexible to do what you want. Meaning you can work as much as you want or as a little as you want too. I have sold them to a number of family and friends. There is no pressure to sell their products, though. You only have to order $50 a year to stay an active member.

    1. Hey Christopher,

      Thanks for letting us know that you have been selling Young Living essential oils for 2 years now. It’s good to have the flexibility to work as little or as much as you want. Also, it’s great to here that there is no pressure to sell their oils and you only have to spend $50 to stay an active member.

      Hope you have lots of success with Young Living.

  6. I am just beginning to get into using essential oils. I am curious….if I buy a starter set, will it provide any kind of information for each oil and what they are used for? Or is this something I need to investigate ahead of time. Or do I find oils for the uses I am looking for and possibly buy a starter set with them in it? I am not sure where to start.

  7. Thanks for such thorough information on Young Living’s essential oils. I think most people want to know more about them but don’t understand the differences in quality and can be turned off by the higher price. But you get what you pay for and the blot test is especially telling!

    1. Hey Christina,

      A lot of people don’t mind paying a higher price as long as they can trust that the product is of high quality. Clearly, they are high-quality essential oils. The blot test is a basic way to check essential oils. But, a laboratory test is the best way to check essential oils.

      It’s really up to the consumer to decide if they want to purchase Young Living products, though.

  8. This has been very eye-opening for me. I have used and enjoyed NOW essential oils for quite some time now. But, I have to say I was tempted to try out Young Living’s essential oils. I never knew there was a test to check for purity. I will be going through all of our oils this evening to check them. I am not sure that I like the MLM business model as it seems to drive the price up without need. I will stick to lower priced oils if I can verify their quality. Thank you

    1. Hey Maryann,

      A lot of people can agree that their essential oils are overpriced. But, like I have said you are paying for quality.

      I do agree that paying less for good quality essential oils is much smarter, though.

  9. I enjoyed your article, very detailed and helpful to someone like me who is still learning about this. It may be expensive, but it’s all about value and that doesn’t mean the cheapest is the best value. You always do better with a quality product even if it cost more. Thanks for the honest review!

  10. Thank you so much for this honest review! I have been looking into essential oils for some time now, and it’s always so hard to tell who is trying to sell you on a product and which one is actually good. I will defiantly be bookmarking this page and checking out your other reviews.

    Do you have a top recommendation for where to get quality oils? I don’t need a whole kit, just a few oils. I sometimes just buy them from the health food store, but I’m not sure I’m getting real quality from there. Thank you so much!

    1. Hey Kitty,

      There are a lot of adulterated essential oils on the market. For instance, Green Health and Radha Beauty both sell cheap synthetic essential oils that are not worth the money. A lot of people buy them because they are so cheap. However, cheaper isn’t better, especially in the essential oil industry.

      However, a couple companies that I really like are Plant Therapy and NOW.

  11. Hi, I just happened to come across your post and it is really good. You have done a great job of laying out the pros and cons. I didn’t know you could do a blot test at home. I have heard of Young Living essential oils for some time now and have heard many good comments.
    MLM can be a great way to make extra or substantial income. You seem to be working hard at it. So many people think the business will work itself. You are wise.

    I read some of these comments. Some people are just negative. You hang in there because I believe these are some of the best oils on the market.
    Keep up the good work because more of the world need to use them as an automatic healing source.

    1. Hey Laua,

      Don’t get me wrong I am not knocking MLM companies. Over time they have shown to be effective. I believe Young Living is the second largest essential oil company in the world right behind doTERRA. But, also the downside to it is you have to consonantly sell them to your family and friends. Then, you need to branch out in order to keep making money. Don’t get me, wrong everyone, is different, but personally, I don’t want to do that.

      Yeah, the comments that people have left on Young Living are very negative on my website. I don’t mind people speaking their mind, though.

      I do really believe in the healing powers of essential oils, though. There are so many uses for them rather than just putting them in your essential oil diffuser. One way I love using essential oils is with shampoo (click here for more information on homemade shampoo recipes).

  12. It’s a shame that they’re using MLM to sell their oils if they’re making good oils. MLM companies always price their products at far more than you would pay otherwise. Some people would also automatically think negatively of the product because it’s being sold via MLM, as there are numerous big-name companies in this field with a questionable reputation.  

    But, have you heard about Young Living lawsuit in 2017?

  13. I love Young Living essential oils. I have been to their store numerous times as they are located in Utah, and are just 20 minutes from where I live. I love diffusing lavender, eucalyptus, and orange. My husband knows how much I love them so gives them to me for Christmas and my birthday. 

    Young Living’s oils are expensive, but you can tell they are high-quality and potent so to me it’s worth the investment. A friend gave me a starter set years ago and I absolutely loved it. Thanks for the awesome review!

    1. Hey Holly,

      Good to hear that you love Young Living essential oils. I wasn’t even aware that they had a physical store. I guess it makes sense since they are based out of Lehi, Utah.

      Yeah, they are expensive but high-quality and being very potent I guess that makes them worth it.

  14. This is a great post. I like to use essential oils, at this moment I have Lavender and Eucalyptus. What surprised me is how useful and beneficial is to test them… I haven’t done it never. I agree with you about MLM business, I don’t like, but is an opportunity for others. I liked the Dew Drop Diffuser, I will buy one soon.Thank you for your review 🙂

    1. Hey Maria,

      A lot of people are put off by the MLM business model. Trust me, you are not the only one.

      The Dew Drop diffuser is an awesome diffuser by Young Living. I am a fan of their diffusers. They are top notch quality!

  15. Great post on Young Living Essential Oils! I’ve always been curious about them and now I know a little more.

    Personally I love essential oils but I am usually concerned about the quality of the product. Knowing that there is an easy quality test available just gives me the confidence that they are good. Is this a home test that I can do with other oils as well?

    I’ve had some bad experience with MLM, the system sounds magical at first and many people say they get amazing results but honestly, I wouldn’t buy these oils just because they are MLM. 

    1. Hey Vivi,

      They are a quality brand which many people do use. A lot of people have been let down by MLM business in the past years. Not specifically talking about Young Living’s MLM program, but MLM’s in general.

      However, if you do want to purchase their oils you can get them on Amazon without having to join their MLM program.

      Actually doing a home test is a myth. I was wrong when showing people about a blot test. It doesn’t actually show the purity of essential oils.

  16. I’ve been looking for some essential oils lately but currently I do not know much about them. I have yet to know the difference between oils that are cheaply made. I’ve tried Aura Cacia essential oils and it kind of agitated my skin a bit.

    Giving Young Living a shot does not sound too bad, especially after this in depth review.

    1. Hey Ty,

      Skin irritation can happen when you don’t properly dilute essential oils. Also, if you apply essential oils neat (meaning without a carrier oil), which isn’t recommended you can have skin reactions to essential oils.

      I doubt it had anything to do with Aura Cacia. They do sell quality essential oils and I have used them in the past. I do recommend Aura Cacia. They are very good quality oils.

  17. I want to make money with Young Living. Do you have any tips for making money with Young Living?

    Do you think people make good money with them, though?

  18. Great post and very informative.

    These oils seem to be very good, I love the fact these oils are pure, nowadays you find lots of crap out there.

    My wife even had an allergic reaction by one of them, so we are very cautious when we buy one.

    But seeing this, we will consider buying it, especially the Lavender smell.

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

    1. Hey Emmanual,

      You got that right! There is a lot of crap out there!

      Glad you are happy with Young Living’s essential oils.

  19. Don’t get me wrong Young Living is good and all.  I have bought dozens of essential oils from them over the years.  Grapefruit is certainly one of my favorite ones. However, like you said the price tag isn’t worth it.  It was the first company that I used.  However, the price is crazy expensive and I found out there are quality brands like Rocky Mountain, Plant Therapy, and Aura Cacia.

    Never had much luck selling their essential oils either.  Tried to sell them to a couple of friends.  I never ended up making my money back with Young Living, though.

    1. Hey Emily,

      Grapefruit is one of my favorite essential oils, too. It’s great for uplifting your mood and I love to use it in my homemade shampoo.

      Succeeding with an MLM can be tough. However, Young Living does provide a lot of training and coaching for making money with them, though.

      Naturally, it takes awhile to build a long-term lasting business, though. Personally, I know how difficult it can be to start a business and work thousands of hours and have little to show for it.

  20. I have heard of the brand of Young Living products before and from a quality point of view – they are apparently quite good. 

    Unfortunately the fact that they use a MLM setup is a big turnoff, as with most MLM systems – the products end up being highly overpriced for what they are (and you can find just as effective versions elsewhere). 

    Do you feel that these oils really are a much higher quality than that of their competition?

    1. Hey Chris,

      I feel the quality of Young Living’s essential oils is the same as many others like Plant Therapy, Bulk Apothecary, Rose Mountain Herbs, etc. However, the price tag with Young Living is higher and clearly, their business model is much different.

  21. I recently began using Young Living Essential Oils. I had not done it before because of the smell which triggered some allergy and made me get stuffed up. But because there was a head lice problem going through our local school, I wanted to get something that would help protect my granddaughter from getting them. A friend, who is a distributor, said she had a “Lice Prevention Spray” that she made using YL oils. So far it has worked great! No head lice on our precious girl! 

    I have heard that lavender is a good oil to use to help with sleep. Is that your experience? Would it be better to diffuse it before bedtime or put a small drop on a pillow? We also bought a diffuser, but we haven’t used it much yet.

    We got the YL everyday oils package because it had what we needed to make our spray. We made several bottles and gave it out to friends at work, too! The kids all attend the same school so we thought, “better safe than sorry.”

    I don’t like the MLM, at all, but on occasion, I do have friends who are interested in the oils and I will tell them about them. 

    I live in a farming community and one lady I know even uses the essential oils on her cows!

    Thank you for your honest review of this product and company! I appreciate what you have said.

  22. That was a great review on Young Living Essential Oils.  I was asked a few years ago to join the MLM and sell them, but I didn’t know that much about essential oils and, I don’t really like MLMs, so I turned it down.  But, i do like the fact that you state they are good high quality oils, which does make the product seem good to me.  Maybe I’ll see if I can find some on Amazon.

    Which Essential Oil company would you recommend the most?

  23. I’ve been using Young Living’s essential oils since 2014.  I have used several companies like Aura Cacia, Rose Mountain Herb, Edens Garden and feel that Young Living’s essential oils are much better quality.

    I read stuff online about Young Living all the time.  For some reason people seem to write negative things about them, but I can tell you from my experience with them it’s been nothing but positive things!

    I will continue to be a loyal customer.  Thanks Young Living! 

  24. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this article on young living essential oils,

    I love oil diffusers and have a few around the house, the quality is great and make the house smell great. But going back to the company and the business model I’m with you, I just see no potential with this business model and have never been keen on mlms. 

    Your probably better of making your own website and selling your own products or affiliate then doing this to make money. I think you have highlighted the pros and cons spot on as they do seem genuine however whether it’s worth it is another question which you have answered

    Josh

    1. Hey Joshua,

      I wouldn’t say there is no potential with an MLM business model. In fact, if done effectively I can see it being a very profitable business model.

  25. Thanks for this great and honest review on essential oils from Young Living. I have never really been one for using essential oils, however years ago I burnt myself with boiling hot water right out of the kettle and I was told to get lavendar to rub on the scar to help it heal quicker. Although I cannot stand the smell of lavender, it really did the job. 

    I agree with you that the prices of the oils can be really expensive but you only get what you pay for and if you go cheaper then you won’t get the really good oils.

  26. Can you sell Young Living’s essential oils on eBay or Amazon? I am considering selling them, but I don’t want to sell them to my family and friends.

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