Category Archives: Compliance

Member Enrollment Form: UPDATED

Below you will find an updated 2018 Member Enrollment Form to replace the one we feature on our Ultimate Event Graphics Set. When Savvy Minerals PSK becomes available we will update this again AND will then update all of the forms for EACH of the Ultimate Event Graphics sets. Please remember to ALWAYS have available, at least, one set of the legal disclaimers that must be made available to all enrolling members (see our Ultimate Event Graphics Set for a link to the legal disclaimers, if you do not already have them).

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Click/Touch HERE to download the PDF for the member enrollment form featured above

YL Suggested Product Usage Chart

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Here is a two-page chart that helps users determine the original intend of a specific Young Living product. Users are free to research and use products in other ways. However, Young Living members must only suggest use to others as the product is labeled. This chart will help members determine the current suggested use of a product.

This chart was posted in members back office. We are not responsible for any product that has had their label updated and/or changed. Please see product labels for the most current suggested use. This chart was obtained on 10 November 2015. If a revision is posted by Young Living we will revise and update this page as soon as we are aware of the revision.

This chart was created by Young Living. Please do not alter it in any manner. Below you can download the PDF document for this chart. We recommend placing it in a protective cover (or laminating) for quick reference.

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Click/Touch HERE to download the chart in PDF format

YL Member Agreement Form: Enlarged

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We are excited to offer you a replica of Young Living’s Member Agreement (enrollment form) typed out so that it is easier to read for your visually challenged potential members. Continue reading

Holiday Gift Giving: $49 Tablet

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We pardon this “off topic” post for a special service announcement. You can get a Kindle Fire Tablet for only $49! How cool is that?! Continue reading

What can I use for . . . ? Sharing Cards

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As a Young Living Independent Member you have probably been asked, what oil can I use for . . .? As we all know, or hopefully know, we cannot answer this question. However, we do not want to be negative and “slam the door on their wonderful inquiring faces!” So, what can we do?

First, it is important to let them know that (1) we are not medical professionals and (2) Young Living products are not intended to treat/cure/heal any symptom/illness/disease so we are unable to answer their specific question.

Now that you have cleared this up you can dive into a positive conversation about wellness. Seriously, who wants to focus on negative and poor health! That alone is not good for anyone. So, what you could say (after you ensure they understand the above) is:

“I understand your enthusiasm to educate yourself. For anything below wellness you should always consult and work with your medical professional. However, there is nothing wrong with taking the time to learn more about your body and ways you can support it. Essential oils are wonderful for everyone. Some of Young Living’s products promote and support healthy body systems. In addition, some essential oils can be diffused or applied topically to enhance or create positive feelings and memories. Here is a card that lists a few of my favorite places to obtain resources about essential oils. I also offer classes/workshops to further educate people about essential oils. Just let me know if you would like to host a class/workshop. You are special and I am here for you.”

The above is just an example, a starting point, feel free to tweak it so that it fits you and your personality. Just be very careful about compliance.

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Sharing Card Set

Take some of these cards with you wherever you go. You never know when the opportunity will present itself and you’ll want to be prepared so that you can “share Young Living the right way.” Be sure to place your contact information on the back of the cards. You can write this in or print labels or staple it to your business card. Whatever works best for you is fine, just be sure you do not forget to add your contact information.

Bonus — the cards are inexpensive to make!

They work best with the:

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You can click/touch the above link to purchase the blank cards directly from Amazon (shipped directly to your door and the price is not bad at all).

Be sure your printer setting does not “scale” the page or is set to “fit to page” — the scale needs to be 100% to print and line up properly.

Please do not alter the cards, remove the disclaimer or the copyright information. These are free to use but no one has permission to sell the card page. Please give credit where credit is due and refer members to this page if they would like their own page of cards.

The PDF file to download is located beneath each card preview picture.

Enjoy!

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Click/Touch here to download the card page

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While you’re here we would love to have you visit our Ultimate Essential Oil Supply List post or grab our free DIY “Kickin’ the Chemicals” recipe book.

Topical Aromatic Essential Oils: Supportive?

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Today’s post will hopefully shed some light on a topic that is beginning to creep into some conversations regarding essential oils classified as “cosmetic.” Essential oils that are stated for use as “topical/aromatic” are classified as cosmetic.

So, what is a cosmetic? According to the FDA, a cosmetic is:

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Click/Touch here to visit the web page where you can find this definition.

This means that claims cannot be made that imply/state a physiological effect on the human body. For example, a claim such as, “supports a healthy immune system” implies the product will have a physiological effect on one’s healthy immune system.

What is a physiological effect?

According to Merriam-Webster the definition of PHYSIOLOGICAL is:

1: of or relating to physiology
2: characteristic of or appropriate to an organism’s healthy or normal functioning

How do I know Young Living agrees with this and is telling us to not make structure-function claims for essential oils classified as topical/aromatic?

Young Living posted a document titled “Generic Topical and Aromatic Claims” in U.S. members virtual office sometime last week (week of 6 July 2015-10 July 2015). In this document on page 2 it says:

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See the last sentence, “Cosmetic products are not allowed to be marketed based on structure/function claims.”

Not sure what a structure/function claim is? This is also covered in the same document sent out by Young Living “Generic Topical and Aromatic Claims” (stated above):

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If you do not want to hop on over to your virtual office to obtain the PDF version of the “General Topical and Aromatic Claims” document posted by Young Living, you can click/touch here to download this document to your device.

So, now that you have your head spinning your probably wondering what you CAN say about topical/aromatic essential oils? Young Living has developed (and is continuing to develop) a list of approved claims for each of their oils, including those classified as topical/aromatic. This list is updated each week and can be found in Young Living members virtual office (U.S. Members, other countries? Please check your virtual office to see if you have one posted, if not, contact Young Living to enquire about having one placed in your virtual office).

Click/Touch here to download the most recent (as of 12 July 2015) version of Young Living approved product claims.

Young Living has also included a brief section about what can be said in the “Generic Topical and Aromatic Claims” document, as shown below:

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In summary . . .

Any essential oils classified as topical/aromatic (cosmetic) cannot be discussed in the same way as those classified as dietary supplements.
Meaning, any oil classified as topical/aromatic cannot be used with structure-function claims (such as, supports a healthy immune system or supports a healthy respiratory system).

Topical/Aromatic classified oils can only be discussed in terms of:

Making you look better, externally — example: ”improves the appearance of skin when applied topically.”

Making the air smell better.

Promoting an aroma that may make you “feel” a certain way — example: “rub on feet or chest before exercising to create an uplifting and inspiriting aroma.”

Not sure which oils are classified as topical/aromatic? Click/Touch here to view a list of those oils.

We hope this helps clear some/most of the confusion surrounding topical/aromatic essential oils.

If you have further questions/comments about this topic, please contact Young Living’s Conduct and Education Department via email conduct at young living dot com. We purposely typed the email this way to help keep “spam bots” from obtaining the address.