Frequently Asked Questions

qaHere are some of the questions I am asked most frequently.  Hopefully you can find answers to your questions here.  If not, feel free to contact me by email and I will be happy to get you the answer.

Essential Oils
Q: Why Young Living Essential Oils?

Seed to Seal® Process

When it comes to our essential oils, Young Living sets the standard for purity and authenticity. We carefully monitor the production of our oils from beginning to end through our unique Seed to Seal® process, ensuring the purity of each essential oil and protecting nature's living energy in every bottle.

For more than two decades, we've diligently overseen every step of this process, both on our own global farms and with our carefully vetted partner farms.This unsurpassed commitment to quality means that you can be confident that the Young Living essential oils and oil-infused products you use in your home are safe and effective.


Powerful, effective essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their essential oil potential by Young Living experts, partnering with university experts.


Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting the best growing and harvesting methods. Our experts also travel the world visiting our co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match our high standards. These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living's demanding quality standards.


Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation. We use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting the most effective essential oils, as well as using cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.


Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils. To guarantee consistent quality, our oils are tested in Young Living's own internal labs, as well as in third-party facilities, to ensure that they meet stringent specifications, exceed international standards, and contain the optimal levels of natural bioactive compounds.


Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process in its 107,000-square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah. Using state-of-the-art equipment, each essential oil is carefully bottled into protective amber glass bottles—ready to be shipped to members worldwide.

Q: How do you diffuse the oils?

It is thought that diffusing therapeutic-grade essential oils can have a positive effect on the olfactory and limbic systems. Emotions, long-term memory, and behavior are functions that are managed by the limbic system. The strong connections people have between scent and memories, emotions, and places are created through this mechanism of smell. Diffusing essential oils have been helpful in overcoming fear or trauma, and are indispensable in building new and positive memories and experiences.

Therapeutic-grade essential oils additionally have been known for centuries to benefit humans in such ways as killing germs and bacteria in the air. Diffusing Young Living's therapeutic-grade essential oils is much more than simple aromatherapy.

Q: What is the Raindrop Technique?

RainDrop Therapy is a soothing healing technique that uses pure Young Living essential oils. RainDrop Therapy combines aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and moist heat to create healing and cleansing through structural and electrical alignment of the body. The purpose of the treatment is to bring about complete relaxation, harmony, and wellness to the mental, physical, and emotional body.

RainDrop Therapy was created by Gary Young. Gary Young has researched aromatherapy and herbal medicine for over 20 years. He credits the creation of RainDrop Therapy to the Native American Lakotas, the Hunza people of the Himalayan Mountains, and the people of Inner Mongolia for his inspiration. The philosophy behind RainDrop Therapy is that the use of specific antimicrobial oils applied in a particular sequence followed by massage and reflexology techniques will reduce the inflammation in the body and destroy any viral presence. A hot compress is then applied to facilitate absorption of the oils and to relax the muscles. The oils penetrate the soft tissue within 20 minutes. Its soothing effects are incredibly relaxing. Even though the original theory behind RainDrop Therapy is to heal problems of the spine, modifications can be incorporated into the therapy to treat other conditions.

9 different Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are used in the technique plus a V-6 Mixing Oil and Ortho Ease.

1. Valor - Blends of Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense and Spruce
2. Oregano
3. Thyme
4. Basil
5. Cypress
6. Wintergreen
7. Marjoram
8. Peppermint
9. Aroma Siez - Blends of Basil, Cypress, Marjoram and Lavender

The Health Benefits RainDrop Therapy:

1. Pain Relief: In a study published in the August 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 60 fibromyalgia patients were surveyed. Aromatherapy, heat and massage were rated most effective.

2. Reduction of Inflammation: Several studies have identified many essential oils as being powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Thyme, wintergreen, and peppermint are three anti-inflammatory oils used during a RainDrop session. For example, wintergreen essential oil contains a high content of natural methyl salicylate which is shown to inhibit inflammation.

3. Improvement of Circulation: A 2004 Russian study tested 100 patients with known brain circulation problems and found that massaging the back of the neck resulted in a significant improvement of cerebral circulation and functional state of the brain.

4. Improvement of Immune System Function: A major study published in 1995 at the University of Miami School of Medicine evaluated the effects of massage on HIV positive men, and concluded that massage was associated with improvement in several measures of immune function relevant to cytotoxic capacity.

5. Release of Repressed Negative Emotions: Bessel A. Van Der Kolk, MD of Harvard Medical School stated that severe emotional stresses can produce subconscious neuroses which are essentially physioneurosis, stored in the amygdala. Inhalation of essential oils can help activate and release subconscious emotional stress.

The benefits of the RainDrop Technique can help improve every aspect of health for better quality of life, physically, mentally, and emotionally. A variety of chronic pain issues may be relieved with one RainDrop therapy treatment.

Q: Young Living Products That Contain Nuts

From Young Living Corporate, as of March 18th, 2013 – these are the products that contain nuts in them:

The following products contain Almond Oil:

• 3 Wise Men™ Essential Oil Blend
• Acceptance™ Essential Oil Blend
• Awaken™ Essential Oil Blend
• Chivalry™ Essential Oil Blend
• Hope™ Essential Oil Blend
• Into the Future™ Essential Oil Blend
• Present Time™ Essential Oil Blend
• SARA™ Essential Oil Blend
• Valor™ Essential Oil Blend (will be changing to coconut in the coming months)
• White Angelica™ Essential Oil Blend

• Cel-Lite Massage Oil™
• Dragon Time Massage Oil™
• Ortho Ease Massage Oil®
• Ortho Sport Massage Oil®
• Relaxation Massage Oil™
• Sensation Massage Oil™
• V-6 Advanced Vegetable Oil Complex


• Boswellia™ Wrinkle Cream
• Wolfberry Eye Cream™
• Protec™
• Cinnamint Lip Balm™
• Grapefruit Lip Balm
• Lavender Lip Balm
• Genesis Hand and Body Lotion™
• Satin Body Lotion™
• Sensation Hand and Body Lotion™
• Lavender Volume Shampoo™
• Lemon Sage Clarifying Shampoo™
• Rosewood Moisturizing Shampoo™
• KidScents Lotion®
• KidScents Tender Tush®
• Almond butter is used in Wolfberry Crisp Bars™

The following item contains Cashews and Walnut Flavoring: Wolfberry Crisp Bars

There are two products that contain Kiwi nut oil:
• KidScents® Bath Gel
• KidScents® Shampoo

Q: How does Young Living's Compensation Plan work?

If you're ready to achieve your dream of independence and security, our generous, industry-leading compensation plan will help you get there. It's all about caring for our Young Living family, and another example of our commitment to total body wellness. Through our three-level approach, we've developed an efficient structure to help you build your business with compensation that rewards you as you grow.


Essential Rewards Program
Q: Why become a Young Living Member?

You get 24% off retail price, you are eligible for essential rewards and commision.  

Q: What is the Essential Rewards program?

You may sign up in one of two easy ways:
Online through Virtual Office.
By phone at 1-800-371-3515

Q: May I change the items in my Essential Rewards order and still receive all of the benefits of the program?

Yes. You may change the items any time until 12 midnight on your processing date (determined by you when you enrolled).

Q: How many points do I earn for my Essential Rewards order?

During the first six consecutive months of participating in the Essential Rewards program, you receive points worth 10 percent of the PV of each Essential Rewards order. During the second six consecutive months, you receive points worth 15 percent of the PV of each Essential Rewards order. At 13 months and beyond, you receive points worth 20 percent of the PV of each Essential Rewards order.

Q: Is there a minimum PV for my order?

Yes. Your monthly order must be at least 50 PV.

Q: If I cancel my Essential Rewards order, do I lose my points?

If you cancel your Essential Rewards order, you forfeit all of your unused Essential Rewards points, and your monthly participation in the program, if resumed, starts over at the 10-percent tier.

Q: Where do I go to find out what education benefits I'm eligible for?
Q: Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Program

Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (Post-9/11 GI Bill). It provides financial support and housing to individuals who were honorably discharged and served after September 10, 2001 or members discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of honorable service. (Affairs, 2013)
This educational benefit is for up to 36 months; generally benefits are only payable for up to 15 years from release from active-duty. The school is given payment for your full tuition and fees for all public and in-state students. For those wanting to attend a private school with increased fees will have to find other programs to help reimburse the difference or pay it themselves. (Affairs, 2013)

Q: Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) commonly known as Chapter 30. It also provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The benefits are payable for 10 years following separation from active duty. These benefits can be used for apprenticeship, on-the-job training (OJT), degrees and certificate programs, flight training and correspondence courses. (Affairs, 2013)
One thing different about this program is service members may contribute an additional $600 to the GI Bill while on active-duty for a year and can receive up to an additional $5,400 allowance in benefits that can be used throughout the program they enroll in. There are four different categories and benefits which are based on type of training, category, service time and if the veteran invests extra money. The time limits flocculates around 10 years more or less. (Affairs, 2013)

Q: Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program is available to selected reserve members including Navy Reserve, Marine Corp. Reserve, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve and also for the Army and Air National Guard. Like the other programs veterans can use these benefits when they separate from the Reserve or National Guard. It also may help with assistance program for degree programs, cooperative training, independent study, OJT, certificate or correspondence courses as well as remedial, refresher and deficiency training. (Affairs, 2013)

Q: What are some VA benefits?

Go to the VA to see several oftheir programs.


Support Groups
Q: Are there support groups to help me?

Make the Connection A good first place to start to find support.


Veterans Benefits
Q: Where do I see what benefits I qualify for from the VA?