You’re probably wondering, what are essential oils?
Essential oils are the volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flower and other parts of plants. 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!!
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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.
Use can use essential oils by inhaling or diffusing them. Rub 2–3 drops of essential oil between your palms and inhale. Add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and bowl with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly. Use your favourite essential oils in your YL diffusers.
Many essential oils are safe and beneficial to use directly on the skin. Place 2–3 drops of essential oil directly on the desired area and massage in. Repeat as desired. Always follow the label’s dilution instructions (we love to dilute our oils with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil!).
You can ingest some essential oils! Add selected essential oils as a flavoring to your favorite recipes & beverages. Or use them as a dietary supplement as part of your health routine. A drop of lime in our margarita? Yes, plz! Young Living has a whole line of vitality oils specifically labeled for internal ingestion. Always remember to check the label of an oil – to see if it is indicated for use as a internal supplement.
For us, it was simple. As moms, we want the best for ourselves and for our families. With Young Living you can be sure that you are getting the absolute best!
Among essential oil users there’s so much debate as to which company is ‘the best’. We aren’t going to give a comparison of all the companies out there. We truly believe that each person should make up their own mind what they think will be best for them and their family. For us, Young Living oils were the missing piece to our family’s health routine. We chose to go with them and wholeheartedly stand by their products for a variety of reasons:
- Young Living has 20+ years of experience and is the world leader and pioneer in essential oil research and distillation process.
- Young Living oils are beyond organic. Why? Check out their seed to seal process here.
- Each batch of oils is rigorously tested in house for therapeutic viability. Check out their testing process here.
- Young Living own their own farms across the globe. Read about their farms here.
- You can actually visit the farms and participate in the harvest/distillation process. Watch the Idaho Balsalm Fir harvest here.
- Young Living is the only company to submit their oils to AIRASE for purity testing. Read more about AIRASE here.
- With over 120 singles and blends, Young Living has a great selection of oils available.
- Young Living has an unmatched Seed to Seal process to guarantee the purity and potency of every oil.
- Young Living oils do not have an expiration date.
- Young Living Vitality oils are safe for ingestion.