These little bottles of liquid gold + magical plant power have been a true blessing for my family and me. (I know, I know, such a stereotypical and possibly eyeroll inducing thing to say, but what can I say? It’s true, it’s true, and I don’t care who knows it!) I first started using essential oils after the birth of my first babe. I was extremely curious and intrigued, but admittedly, very skeptical. Because seriously, why in the heck are they so expensive and also, they can’t possibly work, right? Wrong! I’m getting ahead of myself so let me back it on up a bit.
So, what are essential oils? Essential oils are the volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flower and other parts of plants. They are extracted through distillation methods. Using essential oils gives you a safe + effective natural health option. You can think of an essential oil as a plant’s ‘immune system’. It lives inside the plant and is constantly changing it’s chemical composition, helping the plant to adapt to the ever-changing internal and external environment.
Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness that can be truly life-changing.
Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come. Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils, you hold nature’s pure essence.
The most fascinating and intricate of biological structures, yet we rarely pay heed to the organs inside our body. Regardless of whether we fill ourselves with toxins or nourishing food, whether we exercise or not—our organs sustain us, working away effortlessly and unnoticed. In a similar way, plants flourishing in the urban environment are a testament to nature’s indifference to our goings on. They grow out of the sides of buildings, in brick walls and between the cracks in concrete, despite of the traffic and pollution.
An essential oil is a natural oil that carries the distinctive scent, or essence, of a plant (flower, wood, bark, root, seed or peel) from which it is derived. Breathing in the essence (essential oil) of flowers and plants can assist with emotional health and well-being. Essential oils are extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come. Made up of tiny molecules that are very easily absorbed, these components then interact with bodily systems & support various systems of the body.
When you inhale an essential oil, receptor cells in the olfactory organ receive the aroma & send signals to the limbic system of the brain, which is the center of emotion & memory. It is connected to areas of the brain that control blood pressure, breathing, heart rate, hormone balance & much more!!
You can access the power of essential oils many ways, but the most common practices include aromatic diffusion, topical application, and dietary consumption. These methods bring the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals to your home, family, and life.