Hi there! My name is Kara Carter. I currently live in Southern Colorado with my husband and three small children. Let me tell you a bit about my story.
Essential oils are the lifeblood of aromatic plants. Have you ever broken open the leaf or stem of a plant and seen a fluid come out? Or peeled into an orange and your hands smell like oranges for hours? Well, when you take the precious fluid from aromatic plants, containing the plant’s therapeutic properties, and extract it with steam distillation, what you end up with is an essential oil!
They can effectively combat the damaging effects of toxins, impurities and harmful substances in and around our body.
They are very powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals that our bodies are in contact with daily. Free radicals come from sources outside your body, such as tobacco smoke, toxins, or pollutants, and can damage our bodies’ cells, proteins, and DNA by altering their chemical structure.
Essential oils work synergistically WITH the body to help it heal itself because they are recognized by the body as nutrients, unlike synthetic chemicals which the body recognizes as foreign substances.
Essential oils have been around since 4,500 B.C. and have long been known for their healing properties. They are even mentioned more than 200 times in the Bible, and also mentioned in the Torah and Quran! Ancient people were wise in knowing their power in supporting the body’s normal function. They are an effective and safe way to care for our bodies to achieve optimal health and wellness!
These powerful plant compounds can help support every system in the body – immune, digestive, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, endocrine, integumentary (skin and tissues), the brain and more! Here’s an example of how you could use them throughout your day:
Young Living was started in 1995 and is a billion dollar company that was founded on the principle that nature has powerful, natural substances from PLANTS to meet the needs of the 21st Century family! Young Living owns and runs hundreds of acres of sustainable, organic farmland and essential oil distilleries in Utah, Idaho, Canada, France, Ecuador, Peru, Croatia, and Oman! Young Living is currently doing business in almost every nation around the globe, and is among the fastest growing direct sales companies in the U.S. with about 100,000 joining each month in the U.S. alone! Our company was founded by Gary Young, who has invested 34 years in the research and development of essential oils. Together with his wife and company CEO Mary Young, he is continually blazing new and exciting trails all over the world to promote the ongoing success and development of Young Living.
Young Living is the largest worldwide grower, distiller, and distributor of therapeutic-grade essential oils, and has the reputation of providing some of the most pure and powerful essential oils available.
Why? Well, it’s because the essential oil market is booming! People are tired of conventional methods that just aren’t cutting it, and want something natural, which is great!
So, here’s the kicker. Unfortunately, many essential oil companies have been looking for new ways to develop essential oil substitutes created from essential oil compounds to meet the high demand in the market. It’s important to know that an exorbitant amount of plant matter is required to make a single ounce of essential oil, which means companies must cut corners to make a cheaper product. This results in a lot of undereducated consumers looking for that inexpensive, cheap essential oil and thinking that what they’re getting is pure and natural, when it’s not. It’s made in a lab with chemicals, not harvested from a plant.
In other words, you get what you pay for. Have you ever tasted Velveeta cheese before? (blech!) Or have you ever eaten a fine European cheese? Is there a difference? Same with wine. A fine French Merlot tastes a whole lot different than a $5 California Merlot, right? Many of us used to use the cheap essential oils from the health food store and online, but after switching to Young Living, we can attest that they are truly the “fine European cheese” of essential oils!
Out of all the oil companies out there, we have found that Young Living has the best and most affordable starter kits. They make it easy for a newbie to get started!
Their best value, by far, is the Premium Starter Kit. This is how we at Whole Life Oils got started, and you can see Sara unbox her kit in the video below.
The kit comes with 11 oils (worth over $160), a FREE home diffuser (worth $96), a rollerball for your bottles, and tons of samples! The kit retails for over $300, but as a wholesale member you get a nearly 50% discount.
All it means is that you’ll get 24% off anything you want to buy for an entire year, but you are not obligated to ever buy anything again! You are also not obligated to sell or start a business, either. It’s simply like a Costco membership – you get the wholesale discount and use of the store as a member, but there are no monthly minimums or requirements. In fact, it’s even better than a Costco membership because you get product for your membership fee!
We are a supportive, FUN and committed group of mamas, papas, young adults and grandparents alike who are passionate about taking care of our members and providing everything you need to have a positive, successful journey with essential oils and natural health so these oils don’t collect dust on a shelf somewhere. When you join our team, you get access to our exclusive Facebook support group and your very own support team member who can guide you along.