Essential Oils Basics
Essential oils are aromatic concentrated plant extracts that are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping (youngliving.com). Oils are the lifeblood of plants! They are highly concentrated and contain the compounds that keep plants alive. In humans, they support various body systems, which improve our health and wellness if used correctly and consistently. Amazing!
What do oils do?
SOOO many things! Each oil has it’s own purpose and when used properly and consistently they can be extremely beneficial. For example, lavender can support better sleep, stress, and anxiety. It can be used in blends and treats an astonishinly wide array of physcal ailments and can make a positive difference emotionally. It may also be used in formulating non toxic housel cleaners, laundry detergent, deodorant, and much more!
This is just ONE example. Each oil supports different systems. My family uses essential oils daily to help our overall physical and emotional wellness.
Did you know it takes 22 seconds for the molecules to reach your brain? And it takes 2 minutes for them to be found in your blood stream? And it takes 20 minutes for them to affect every cell in your body?
Just think about the other harmful chemicals you’re constantly exposed to in your household cleaners, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, beauty products, etc. and how they can affect the body. Bit by bit, these chemical agents add up, increasing the toxic load in our bodies. Toxins can be detrimental to the body, which is why choosing safe products can make a HUGE difference!
Another reason why Young Living is so wonderful- they’re not limited to JUST oils. They have safe and clean products in ALL areas! Beauty, skin care, bath and shower products, soaps, cleaning supplies, dietary, supplements, etc! These are much safer, non toxic, and clean options!
How do i use them?
Put them on your skin! Your skin is the largest organ of your body and is highly absorbable. You can put oils on your feet, wrists, temples, neck, hairline… wherever you need support! One of the best ways to use them topically is by using a roller. These are sooo easy to make and the recipes are endless!
Put 1-2 drops in your diffuser or a drop on your hands and take a few deep breaths! This is the fastest way to get oils into your system. Your sense of smell is directly linked to the limbic system, which leads to other areas of the brain that are responsible for secreting hormones and regulating body functions. Therefore, a simple inhalation can cause changes in the body from stimulating the immune system, to initiating the digestive system into action. This can do wonders for your wellness, so get diffusing!
Young Living’s vitality line is safe to ingest. Each oil has a purpose and works to support the body. Put a drop or two in your water for a little extra cleansing, or use while cooking and baking to enhance flavor! You can also put them in a capsule like a supplement!
Why Young Living?
Young Living Essential Oils are therapeutic grade and 100% pure! Young Living is a part of the entire process of making their essential oils. They make sure that the soil are never touched with pesticides, or that toxins are never used in the weeding process. Young Living oversee each step, making sure that the essential oils that we buy today are quality. They go above and beyond to ensure that our oils are what we call ‘beyond organic.’
This was such an important step in choosing a company to trust when purchasing products. The ‘Seed to Seal’ sold it for me!
Oils can be found in a lot of products around your home, but not all oils are created equally. Some are filled with synthetics, contaminants or cheap fillers.
Young Living is the world leader in essential oils.
The company owns their own farms and distilleries all over the world. The company is now over 25 years old.
It was originally started as a small family business by Dr. Gary Young and his wife Mary.
Young Living’s Seed-to-Seal was developed to ensure the purity of their oils.
In 2019, Young Living announced their plan to becoming waste free within 5 years.
“When the cost of our essential oils is seen as a challenge by our customers, I like to describe for them the work required to run farms around the world without using herbicides or other toxic chemical. It costs us around $12,000 per acre to weed our Mona, Utah lavender fields by hands, using manual labor. Do yu know how much “weeding” costs other companies? $60 per acre. Spraying cheap (and toxic) herbices is faster and much cheaper.”
-Jared Turner, President and COO of Young Living