This post was not going to be published until I finished reviewing the other organizations on my list. But, I realized after my last review that I unintentionally ruffled a few feathers. It felt personal. I felt horrible.
You see, Young Living is a great company. They are built on great practices, most of the people are great. It’s great. But that doesn’t mean it’s the only great option. That’s why I started exploring. But, I didn’t anticipate my open distaste for MLM companies to personally offend my friends (and family) who partake in these programs. So, let me start this all off by clarifying and saying I’m sorry.
When I talk about not loving MLM companies, it’s by and large because, in more cases than not, their product is not any greater than 1-2 other products on the market. And they feel cliquey. I just don’t buy it.
But, that doesn’t mean I don’t buy it. As in, purchase. Sometimes out of convenience, others out of necessity. I don’t think MLM companies like Young Living are bad.
In fact, some of my closest friends swear by these companies. They have changed their life, allowed them freedom from a traditional job. That’s wonderful. But not for me. Not today. And I think that’s ok.
I swear by shopping at Aldi, and I choose to do so for me and my family, but I don’t take it personally when someone hates the quality of their food. Yes, I do see the economic disconnect on this analogy, but stick with me.
What I’m trying to say, is that I think it is in everyone’s best interest to question large pyramid schemes and search for truth and competitive quality. Oils or makeup or Tupperware. Search it out. Choose what’s best for you.
And, for me? Like I said above, I do plan to continue to purchase from Young Living on occasion. Specifically, their Thieves products. And here are a few reasons why.
The cleaner is economically the best option.
I was skeptical of the Thieves cleaner. Not because I didn’t think it would work (I actually expected it to), but because I doubted the versatility. However, after cleaning my entire house (wood floors included) and using just 1/2 a cap full–I’m sold.
That means that my two bottles should
Last me about 6 months. Money. In. The. Bank. If you’re still buying Clorox wipes you should do the math here. I can’t imagine going back. Even though I was already using Norwex on my countertops, Theives has removed the need for shower and tub cleaner, floor cleaner and my swifter dusters (yeah, I used Thieves + Norwex and it was wonderful).
It really does work.
Not only does it smell wonderful, but it cuts through grease and grime amazingly. And, it was perfect for the floors. They are streak free, glossy and feel fantastic. No sticky residue. This is huge for me.
Since trading out all of our carpet for hardwoods I’ve been on the hunt for a great cleaner that isn’t chocked full of chemicals. I’ve tried a few, but none of them really stood up to the test. Until Thieves.
And not just the cleaner. We are also loving the hand soap, toothpaste and mouthwash. It’s a wonderful product line.
I want to support my friends.
I may not love the structure, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see the value in the product or in supporting the people that I love.
I may end up elsewhere for oils (or maybe I will end up back with Young Living), but I will intentionally purchase Thieves cleaning products because I want to support my friends.
It’s the same reason I bought a six month supply of those weird protein drinks (still in the cabinet) or those wraps that make you sweat your fat away. I am all about supporting the people I love. Just not blindly. And I hope that’s respected.