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Frequently Asked Questions

We've provided this page to help answer some questions you may have about how the website works.

What are essential oils?

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.

What is aromatherapy?

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 search to assist you. Chances are good that others have experienced the same types of situations that you have.

Who established Young Living Essential Oils?

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

Why should I register?

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 send you a message if they have additional questions. This allows for wonderful sharing and business opportunities.

What is the difference between a basic and an advanced search?

For the most part, conducting a basic keyword search will be just fine for locating the information you need and will always be free. However, the advanced search can help you quickly narrow down the search results to find exactly what you are looking for. Free members may view the list of testimonials resulting from an advanced search, to experience how powerful the search engine can be, but the search results are only clickable for members who upgrade.

Where is your mobile app?

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. Please let us know if you know of someone who is talented with building iPhone and Android apps.

How do I prevent your emails from being blocked by my spam filter?

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:

  • Gmail:
    • 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, 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.
  • Yahoo:
    • 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 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 in the "Sender or domain to mark as safe:" field and click "Add to list".
  • AOL:
    • Click the "Address Book" button to open the address book.
    • Click the "Add Contact" button.
    • Type in in the "Screen Name" field and click "Save".
  • Earthlink:
    • Click the "Address Book" button to open the address book.
    • Click the "Add Contact" button. (Some versions may use the term, "Add")
    • Type in in the "email address" field and click "OK".
  • Other Spam Filters:
    • Place the 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.
What oils are good for losing weight?

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 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, "Tell 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.

Why do you offer paid memberships?

We offer a Silver and Gold membership for members who would like to access the premium features. The Gold membership, in particular, was designed for people who would like to use our business building tools to help grow their Young Living downline. You can compare the features that come with each type of membership on the upgrade page.

How can I contact other oilers with holistic skills?

All Young Living members may send messages to other Young Living members through this website.  You can search for oilers by zip code, state, and country or by using our Holistic Skills Directory. The only time an upgrade is needed to view a message is when it involves corresponding with a new business lead.

Why do I need to identify a sponsor on this website?

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.

How do I use my own sponsor link to generate new leads?

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 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 on the Personal Information page. 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.

Can I link to your testimonials on my own blog or website?

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 This is a great way to generate new leads and to help them with any questions they have about using essential oils.

Where can I purchase these amazing 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.

I love this website. How can I help?

Apparently you're not the only one. Check out some of the amazing feedback that we get on a regular basis. Its kind comments 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.