Get Started with Young Living Essential Oils

Are you curious what all this essential oils stuff is about? I'm so glad you asked! Over the last few years, I have grown increasingly passionate about natural health and helping people take the best care of their bodies and their families. Educating and helping others learn about essential oils has become one of my favorite things, because I have seen it completely change so many people's lives!

We started using essential oils in May 2013, and have been tremendously amazed and blessed at the way they have changed our mindset about our health and wellness, and the freedom they have given us to choose a safe, natural, effective alternative to all of the toxic products out there in the world. They really have changed so much about our lives and helped us take charge of our own health, and we are so thankful for oils!

The reason we chose to use only Young Living essential oils is because they have the best reputation and and uncompromising standard for the most pure, highest quality essential oils available. Young Living has been around for over 20 years, and really developed the entire industry of essential oils in America! Founder and CEO Gary Young has made it his life's work to produce essential oils for the whole world that are unrivaled in purity and quality, and this company has really set the bar high!

Young Living has what is called their Seed-To-Seal standard, which drives and controls every aspect of production of their oils. Young Living owns and operates multiple farms all over the world, where they practice beyond-organic farming to ensure that their plants never touch chemicals (they are weeded by hand!!). They distill their own oils at their farms, and then are tested (rigorously!) to make sure they have the highest possible levels of bio-active compounds in each oil - that's what makes them so effective in our bodies! No other company even comes close to having the standards and protocols in place like the Seed-To-Seal standard of Young Living. To learn more about this exclusive Seed-To-Seal process, visit

If you are totally skeptical, you are among friends! Seriously, we all started out thinking these oils were bogus, but after using them for awhile, we've come around! My good friend and former-skeptic Rebecca wrote a series of posts over on her blog about how she came to terms with the fact that these oils really do work and how using Young Living oils actually saved her money. Read her series here!

There are a couple of ways to get started oiling:

1. You are welcome to purchase individual oils at my wholesale discount. I think it's silly for anyone to ever pay full retail prices for their oils. I am happy to pass along my membership discount to you if you would like to try an oil or two before you take the plunge. If you'd like to order oils this way, or if you need help deciding what oils you need, please email me at

2. You can do what I did and become a Young Living Member with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit. This kit is absolutely incredible value, because you get the following:

  • Everyday Oils Collection - 5ml bottles of Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thieves, Purification, PanAway, Stress Away, Joy, and a bonus oil -Citrus Fresh!
  • Your option of the Home Diffuser or Aroma Diffuser - both of these diffusers are excellent ways to get the oils into your air to help purify, eliminate odors, and boost your mood!
  • Samples of Young Living's awesome juice supplement NingXia Red, as well as a roller fitment, sample sachets of oils, and information about the company.
  • A 24% off discount ALL retail prices! This is a major perk of a membership to Young Living! They don't think you should have to pay retail prices either, so they offer a 24% wholesale discount on all of their products to any member. This is a huge savings passed on to you!

Here's how a membership works:

1. With the purchase of your starter kit, your membership is good for one year. There are no other fees or dues associated with membership, so your 24% discount doesn't have any strings attached!

2. To remain an active member, you just have to buy $50 in products per year. If you don't ever order again, your account just deactivates with no fees or penalties. If you ever decide you want to reactivate your account, all you have to do is place a $50 order!

3. As a member, you get access to exclusive promotions that Young Living offers every month. Young Living gives away free oils every single month if you meet the minimum purchase requirements. They also have an amazing loyalty program called Essential Rewards that gives you points back if you place a monthly order of at least $50! Each point is the equivalent to $1, and you can use your points like cash to get free oils! These programs are completely optional and not required, but they are amazing ways to get free oils, and once you have used these oils and love them as much as I do, you will want to get some for free!

Click here to become a member of Young Living Essential Oils

As an additional perk, if you enroll as a Young Living member under me, you will join to Oil Well team, which is a great resource of support, education, and fun as you begin your essential oil journey! We have an exclusive members-only Facebook group where you can ask questions, read and post testimonies, and find up-to-date information about Young Living promos and offerings. We also offer facebook classes, conference call classes, and occasional live classes for education and training.
Oil Well is a wonderfully supportive community of friends and oilers who love to help and share! You will fit right in!

I also think there are a few items everyone needs to get started using oils, so as my gift to you for enrolling with the Premium Starter Kit, I will give you a Get Started Guide:

I truly think everyone using Young Living oils needs an Essential Oils Pocket Reference guide. This "little" book has over 500 pages of useful information about every single oil & blend Young Living makes, the properties and uses of each oil, plus an index of issues that you can use to look up what oil to use for whatever you've got going on!

I also include a little Essential Oil Starter Guide that has great tips and tricks about the 11 specific oils that come with the Premium Starter Kit.

I also will include a packet of 25 empty vegetable capsules, so you can begin taking oils internally as soon as you'd like! Many times people have a hard time tracking down the best place to get their capsules, so I will give you some so you can get started right away!

As a bonus, you will also get access to an email series that helps you get started learning and using your oils. There is a lot of information to gather as you begin this journey, but don't feel overwhelmed! We were all newbies at one point! Soon you will be oiling every day and loving your results with the rest of the Oil Well team!

Click here to join the Oil Well team and become a member of Young Living!
You will be so glad you did!

Oily Blessings!

**Please note that the Get Started Kit offer is only valid with a Premium Starter Kit purchase through Hannah Shanks - Young Living Independent Member #1460423. I am not able to give Get Started Guides to enrollees of any other Young Living member. Please contact your enroller or upline for resources for their team. To receive the Get Started Kit, the Premium Starter Kit needs to be purchased in the same calendar month as when you sign up for an account. 

The information contained in this are for educational and entertainment purposes only. The statements herein are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or  any disease. Please talk to your health care provider and do your own research before making any changes to your healthcare. If you are pregnant, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a doctor before starting any new protocol.