What Are Essential Oils?
What are these essential oils you keep hearing about? Is there truth to the hype? You bet. As long as you source your oils from the right place…but we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
What’s an essential oil? Essential oil is the “lifeblood” of a plant. The oil protects the plant from disease, provides nutrients and helps to fight off anything it doesn’t want. It keeps the plant (or tree, fruit, bark, root, etc.) healthy and functioning at its best! They are the substance you smell when you hold a plant, and what you see when you scratch a tree or plant. They’re nature’s pure essence. It’s what you smell. They are typically steam-distilled. Essential oils are able to penetrate cells in the human body, because of their small atomic mass.
Essential Oils were mankind’s first medicine! By going “back” to essential oils, we’re returning to a pure, undiluted, chemical-free part of Nature that can support healthy bodies. Nature cannot be mimicked precisely, and the human body cannot fully process synthetics.Today, they are still used to promote health in the body (physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.)
Essential oils are very complex containing hundreds or thousands of different chemical compounds; this is what gives each oil its unique attributes and characteristics. They are quickly absorbed by the body when applied topically. The oils work on every system in the body on a cellular level to assist in the elimination of toxins, and the fragrance of the oils works on the limbic system.
What Do Essential Oils Support?
Therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils do the following:
-Reach every cell in your body within 20 minutes when applied topically to the body
-Eliminate toxins in your body
-Have the capability of passing the “blood-brain” barrier -work on emotions via the limbic system of your brain when inhaled
-Release emotional trauma, relax and clear the mind
-Transport nutrients to starving human cells
-Act as powerful antioxidants
-Increase atmospheric oxygen
-Remove toxins in the air
-Increase ozone and negative ions in the area which inhibit bacterial growth
Essential oils support positive, healthy feelings. They can also help support a healthy body. Products made with essential oils can be used for personal hygiene, cooking and even home cleaning, which offers a healthier solution to brands that contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Does Quality Matter?
Definitely. Take two carrots for example: One carrot is grown on an organic farm while another is sourced from a large field with depleted soils where toxic pesticides are used. Even though the carrots are both orange with green tops, their benefit to the body is drastically different. Even 100% pure essential oils from a non-controlled farm will not have the quality of 100% pure oil Young Living. They operate their own farms with pristine growing conditions that go far beyond mere organic qualifications.
There's Only One Choice
Young Living oils are the finest out there because of Young Living’s Seed to Seal™ quality promise. From the seed that is sourced and planted, to the growing plant that is nourished, to the harvesting and distillation process used to extract the essential oils (without damaging them), Young Living is in complete control. They manage their own farms around the world.
Gary Young founded the company in the 90’s. At the time, Gary had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils, but because the quality of available oils varied so greatly, he’d been unable to fully harness their potential. Plus, he found that the chemically altered or adulterated oils on the market were often ineffective and sometimes even harmful.
Now Young Living is the de facto source for quality essential oils. I’m a Young Living Distributor, and I encourage you to visit my buying essential oils wholesale page to find out how easy it is to create an account, and buy your own!
Are you interested in trying out essential oils? Smart move! The form below will take you to a secure sign up form at Young Living. You can choose a starter kit and then have access to wholesale pricing whenever you want! Plus, I’ll add you to a Facebook group that will jump start your essential oils education. If you have questions please contact me, else I’ll see you on the other side soon!