Frequently Asked Questions
We've provided this page to help answer some questions you may have about how the website works.
Sometimes called the "life force" of a plant, therapeutic grade essential oils are very complex. They are stored in special cells, ducts or glandular hairs that are distributed among the flowers, leaves, bark, stems and roots of a plant. These oils protect the plant from insects and other herbivores, from bacteria, molds, fungi and other micro-organisms. They also help to heal inflicted wounds. These unique characteristics make essential oils highly beneficial to humans. A single oil may contain hundreds of constituents that are molecularly aligned in exactly the right manner to trigger a number of responses in the human body. Essential oils are used by chiropractors, aromatherapists, reflexologists, massage therapists and others interested in alternatives to prescription drugs.
It is the use of therapeutic grade essential oils to affect mood and promote natural healing. Some people buy various oils but rarely use them because they don't know how. This website will help change that by showing the various ways essential oils can be used in natural healing. How many times have you had a situation where you didn't know what oil to use? In the past, you had to pull out a book or ask friends. Now you can use our basic keyword search to assist you. Chances are good that others have experienced the same types of situations that you have.
D. Gary Young founded Young Living as a network marketing company back in 1993. Since then, the company has become the world leader in cultivating, distillation, and production of pure therapeutic-grade essential oils. The official website is www.YoungLiving.com
Since 2004, we have maintained the most comprehensive list of essential oil testimonials on the internet. To help ensure that our information is legitimate, we require users to register and confirm their email address. This helps establish credibility and adds value to all of our website visitors. Unlike other testimonials you've seen, which are often signed by the initials of the person's name, here you get the full name of the person who posted it. If the author has agreed to be contacted, you will have the option of sending them an email if you need further clarification.
Many of our users are new to aromatherapy and may be intrigued by the testimonials that you post. If you agree to be contacted during registration, then these same people can email you if they have additional questions. This allows for wonderful sharing and business opportunities.
We understand that many of our website users would like to conduct keyword searches using a mobile app. However, we don't have one available yet. You should be able to search on any smart phone that has a modern web browser. If you find that the popup window is giving you problems, then try our "Smartphone Search". This will allow you to search without using the popup window. Please let us know if you know of someone who is talented with building iPhone and Android apps.
Sometimes legitimate email mistakenly gets flagged as spam by internet service providers. If you use email software like Microsoft Outlook, then add us to your address book to prevent our messages from ending up in your spam folder. However, if you use an online based email service then try the following suggestions to ensure future messages do not get blocked:
- Click the gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox and select the "Settings" option.
- From the tabs that appear at the top, click on "Filters" and then the "Create a new filter" link.
- In the From field, type in email@example.com, then click on the link that says, "Create filter with this search".
- Mark the checkbox that says, "Never send it to Spam" along with any other options that you desire.
- Finally, click the blue "Create filter" button.
- Click the "Options" text link at the top left corner of the webpage, then select "Mail Options".
- In the left menu click on "Filters", then the +Add button.
- Provide a name you want this filter to be known as, then add firstname.lastname@example.org into the Sender: field.
- Indicate you want to matching emails to be delivered to your inbox folder.
- Click the orange Save button.
- MSN or Hotmail:
- Visit the "Options" page in your MSN Hotmail browser.
- Click on "Safe and blocked senders" located under the "Junk e-mail" section.
- Click on "Safe senders".
- Type in email@example.com in the "Sender or domain to mark as safe:" field and click "Add to list".
- Click the "Address Book" button to open the address book.
- Click the "Add Contact" button.
- Type in firstname.lastname@example.org in the "Screen Name" field and click "Save".
- Click the "Address Book" button to open the address book.
- Click the "Add Contact" button. (Some versions may use the term, "Add")
- Type in email@example.com in the "email address" field and click "OK".
- Other Spam Filters:
- Place the oil-testimonials.com domain on the filter's whitelist. You may need to search a filter's help for how to do this.
- Depending on software and version, they may call it a "whitelist", "safe senders" or something similar.
Our motto is, "Discover Essential Oil Truths". To start the discovery process, and learn which oils to use for a given situation, try our basic keyword search.
To do this you need to be viewing a testimonial that you want to share. Below the testimonial you will see an option to, "Email to a friend". Click this link and a popup window will appear where you can type in the email address of your friend, and a brief message that you would like to include. If you upgrade to our Gold membership, then you will be notified when your friend reads the testimonial. This will let you know when it is appropriate to follow-up to see if they have any questions that you can help with.
We also have added various social media buttons, including Facebook and Twitter, so that you can share an interesting testimonial with all of your friends.
We started this website in 2004 after getting some inspiration from the Lord. For seven years the project was a labor of love. The website has grown by leaps and bounds and now takes a significant amount of time to maintain. For this reason we decided to introduce paid Silver and Gold memberships in 2011. Currently a Silver membership is $5 per month and a Gold membership is $15 per month. You can get a free month by purchasing a full year of either membership. You can rest easy knowing our financial transactions are secure and processed by PayPal. In summary, searching and reading testimonials will always be free, however, if you are interested in having access to all of the "bells and whistles", then check out the extra features that come with a membership upgrade.
A person who is knowledgeable about essential oils, and can assist you with any questions, is referred to as a sponsor. They can also help you enroll with Young Living Essential Oils as a retail customer or a wholesale distributor if you haven't already done so.
A sponsor link is your own free website address that can help generate new leads. This is particularly useful to Young Living distributors who want to grow their business. You can place this link in your email signature, newsletters that you send out, on Facebook, on business cards or even another website that you maintain. It uses a format of http://www.oil-testimonials.com/##### where the ##### is your Young Living distributor number. Anyone who registers on our website, and provides their distributor number, can make use of a sponsor link.
When people arrive on our website because of your link, they will see your name displayed in the home page welcome message and menu bar. If the website visitor is not a Young Living member and decides to register on our website, then they become your new lead. You will be notified by email when this happens so that you can do some follow-up. This provides a great business opportunity, as many of these people will be new to essential oils.
If you upgrade to our Gold membership, your full contact information will be displayed in the home page welcome message as well as the menu bar. This can include your own business name, business website and phone number. You may add this additional information anytime in My Personal Info. Your leads will also see a link to enroll in your Young Living downline. When clicked, they will be taken straight to Young Living's website without needing to know your distributor number, as it is embedded in the enrollment link.
Yes, you may certainly link to the testimonials on our website. Doing so allows the readers of your website a chance to contact the author of a testimonial if they need further clarification. When viewing a testimonial, just copy the URL address at the top of your web browser and apply it to the following HTML code example:
Also, once you go into My Personal Info, and add your Young Living distributor number, you will be able to add it to links for specific search results. The following is an example of how to link to testimonials about lavender. Simply replace ###### with your distributor number. Of course, you may replace lavender with any other keyword like gout, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, etc.
By including your Young Living distributor number in search result links, you will receive an email notification when someone who came from your website registers on Oil-Testimonials.com. This is a great way to generate new leads and to help them with any questions they have about using essential oils.
When people register on our website, and login their first time, we ask who referred them. That way, when they are ready to purchase from Young Living Essential Oils, the sales commission will go to the right person. If your sponsor lives near you, then you might be able to sample some essential oils and other products that they have on hand.
Apparently you're not the only one. Check out some of the amazing member comments that we get on a regular basis. Its kind remarks like these that really keep us going!
The best way you can help out is to add every positive healing experience you have with essential oils. If you really want to share the love, then feel free to upgrade to our Silver or Gold membership.