Young Living Essential Oils is a multi-level marketing company that was founded by Donald Gary Young in 1993. Young Living products include an array of Young Living essential oil, the young living home diffuser, Slique Essence products, Savvy Minerals, and other personal health and essential oil-based products.
Young Living Essential Oils has one of the largest farm networks in the direct sales industry. Young Living's Seed to Seal farms are located in seven locations throughout the world, including Idaho, Utah, Ecuador, Peru, France, and Oman. The farms select the highest quality seeds to use, plant and cultivate the seed, distill, test, and package the product for Young Living Essential Oils.
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Young Living Essential Oils sells at retail level pricing (which is 24 percent higher than wholesale pricing) for customers that do not purchase its Premium Starter Kit. Distributors then get to keep the difference between the retail and wholesale pricing, plus an 8 percent commission on the first tier.
If a new customer does purchase a Premium Starter Kit, they are able to purchase products at the wholesale price and the distributor receives a one-time new customer commission of $25, plus the 8 percent commission on the first tier orders placed. Distributors are able to earn free product based on their own orders placed every month, plus additional bonuses such as cash. An additional commission can be earned if the distributor has reached higher levels with more than one tier.
We like that Young Living offers different "tiers" of starter packages. There are also add-ons to each package that increases your ability to sell, as well as your product range. The basic starter kits are priced as follows:
The kits all contain basic starter resources, such as business cards, brochures, and other print resources educating consumers on the product offerings available through Young Living. The Premium Kit contains several 5-ml samples to demonstrate to potential customers. Also, the add-ons contain samples of health products and other fragrances.
Such with many MLM companies, members not only receive added benefits but have a business opportunity as well. The company offers the following perks to its membership base:
Allegedly, chemist Robert Pappas has also claimed in a court deposition that Young Living occasionally uses synthetic chemicals in some of their "organic" products. Because of this, we have some concerns about the efficacy of products that Young Living Essential Oil carries.
This is a claim that disputes their product labels, website advertising, and Seed to Seal farm paradigm. Young Living has also received some heat from the FDA. In 2014, the FDA warned Young Living against claiming that its products could be used as a possible cure or treatment for Ebola.
Also in 2014, the FDA warned Young Living against advertising its products in a manner that might cause their products to be used as drugs.
We also have concerns about the prices of products that are listed on their website. We reviewed some of their oil singles and found that the Bergamot essential oil is priced at $35.43 for a 15-ml bottle. For consumers, we felt that this represented a significant price markup.
Distributors are not always guaranteed a return on their investment for an order. There is a 24 percent discount on items that are ordered for the distributor. However, there is only an eight percent commission available for each product sold. There are additional commissions available, but these kick in after a distributor has significantly expanded their sales network.
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Love the products, the Essential Oils are excellent, the first month received a check and being new in this industry I could not believe it, haven't stop receiving checks going to my 4th...I always though All Network Marketing were scam, but this one is the BEST.
I love working with this company. The products are amazing.
excellent company to work with