I just ordered the starter kit from YL - I know they are great oils and like you said, I don't have to buy *only* YL. I want to have some on hand for various things - I want the Thieves for fighting colds when we are out (my girlfriend just went to Disney of all places with her daughter who sucks her thumb a lot and she didn't get sick - woohoo) and I want some of the others for my dad's prostate, I'd like the one for cleansing for me (I can't remember the name of it) and my mom's mom died of breast cancer, so I want to get the cancer fighter for my mom (and my sister and me too). I'm still learning, but I have access to the book (again, I forget the name of it) - the desk reference - so I can be sure of the remedies I am using. Another mom said a mix of peppermint and I think lavender helps with her seasonal allergies.
Our chapter of the Holistic Moms Network had a speaker from YL last month who told us all about the benefits of the oils and I am excited to start using them.
Thanks for your post... Another friend and I are going to sign up together as a consultant to get the discounted prices. I think that is probably best...