W H A T A R E O I L S ?
We actually use essential oils every day. They are in our toothpaste, our laundry detergent, perfume, candles, candy, deodorant, and shampoos. Anything that has been scented has essential oils in them. But as you may have guessed, not all oils are created equally. Food and perfume grade oils are typically synthetic unless stated otherwise. These types of oils cannot be used therapeutically for the benefits of your health. Synthetic oils, in fact, can do more damage to your body by using them because they can store as toxins that are unable to be released, therefore it becomes harder to break down or can be stored in fat cells. These types of synthetic oils actually work against your body.
Young Living Essential Oils are a pure, therapeutic grade and work with your body to assist your health. Within 20 minutes of applying an oil, they can be found in every cell of your body. These types of pure oils are steam distilled from plants and contain the hormones, immunity, scents and essence of each one.
According to the definition, essential oils are the fluids that are obtained from various parts of the plant or tree’s flowers, root, leaves, herb, seed, or bark. These oils are essential to the life and health of the plant. Oils are typically extracted through a careful process of steam distillation to ensure every single one of the therapeutic and health-giving benefit remains.
It is a highly temperamental process to distil oils from plants and it can not be rushed. Young Living trains their employees for 5 years to ensure it is being executed properly. Young Living sets themselves above the rest by ensuring they are a part of every step of the process with their “Seed to Seal” promise. They make sure that the soil the crops are planted in have never been touched with pesticides or herbicides so that toxins can’t possibly exist in the plants or in the oils. Young Living owns each of their fields, to ensure that the growing process is happening in the right amount of time and under the right temperature. They know everything that is happening from the time the seed is planted to the time the cap is sealed-ensuring greatness.
D I S C L A I M E R :
Suggestions made on this website are specific to Young Living and should not be used with any other essential oils. Statements made here have not be evaluated by the FDA. This information and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent and disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult a physician. If you are currently taking medication, please do not stop taking it. We do not take the place of your health care professional. Seek your licensed health care professional about your medications and possible interactions with what you are currently taking.
Who is Young Living?
- They have been distilling oils for over 20 years.
- Young Living was started by Gary D. Young as a small family business.
- Young Living is the world leader in essential oils.
- Young Living has been ensuring the purity of their oils through a seed to seal for their oils.
- Young Living essential oils do not have any additives and can be taken internally.
- Young Living owns their own farms and distilleries across the globe.
“Young Living believes that you and your family deserve products that are genuine, free of harmful synthetics, and of unmatched purity. Seed to Seal® is our promise to you that we are committed to providing just that to your family. From the seeds we plant to the moment we seal our bottles, we focus on naturally occurring and high-quality components to provide you with a pristine final product without compromise.”
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS:
Maybe you’re unpacking your Premium Starter Kit, you were gifted a bunch of essential oils—you lucky dog—or, like some of us, you dove head-first into essential oils because you knew there was something special about them. Now you’re overwhelmed by how to use the dang things.
Have no fear, friend, with a little practice and this simple guide, you’ll be an expert in no time. In fact, you’ll be the friend who gets all the “How do I use this essential oil?” texts!
To master your use of essential oils, you’ll need to understand a few things right off the bat. Typically, oils are used in one of three ways. This essential oils uses list will help you become a pro in no time!
How to use essential oils:
The aromatic use of essential oils may be the most familiar. Maybe you’ve wandered into a spa and been delighted by the aroma of Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oils or maybe felt the soothing calm of Lavender’s scent in one of your favorite at-home products. Now you can learn how to get the benefits of essential oils by diffusing their aroma!
If you don’t know how to use an essential oil diffuser, check the instructions specific to your product for water and oil ratios.
Try this combination in your diffuser before bedtime to promote rest and relaxation:
4 drops Lavender
3 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Frankincense
Even without a diffuser, you can enjoy many of the aromatic benefits of essential oils. Add drops of your favorite essential oils to a cotton ball and place it in areas where you want to disperse the scent. You’ll be amazed by how well this simple solution works!
Freshen a smelly space in minutes by adding a few drops of your favorite citrus oils on a cotton ball, then place it in a gym bag, garbage can, or anywhere else that needs a scent upgrade.
The easiest way to get the aromatic benefits of an essential oil is by simply taking a few drops from the bottle into the palm of your hands. Cup your hands around your mouth and nose and inhale, breathing deeply for as long as needed.
The topical use of essential oils is one of the most popular. Once you get the hang of this application, it will probably be one of your favorites! Usually, finding out how to use essential oils on the skin is what turns most people from casual oil users to devotees.
Use your head, literally! Essential oils can be applied to the crown of your head, behind the ears, to your neck, and to your temples.
If the aroma of an oil is too strong, or your skin is sensitive, you can dilute it with a carrier oil. Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex lets you adjust the strength of the oil according to your preference. You can apply essential oils to most parts of your body, but you want to be cautious of your most sensitive skin. To get the most benefit from your essential oils, you’ll find that certain applications are more effective than others.
For a calming massage, Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils can be added to a carrier oil. For rejuvenating muscles after a long workout, experience the cooling effect of Peppermint essential oil’s menthol in a sports massage.
In aromatherapy, many people choose to apply essential oils to the tops and soles of the feet.
Essential oils can help improve the appearance of healthy skin! Interested in some of my favorite recipes? Ask away!!
Did you know that you can get the benefits of essential oils by ingesting them? Young Living’s Vitality line was developed to provide a clear distinction between oils for internal use and those for topical and aromatic use. All are the same pure, authentic essential oils, they’ve just labeled them differently so there’s no confusion!
Adding a drop or two of your favorite Vitality oil to water throughout the day is a great way to stay hydrated. Oils like Lemon Vitality, Grapefruit Vitality, and Orange Vitality provide a hint of flavor in a calorie-free replacement for soda or juice. Other flavors like Peppermint Vitality and Thieves Vitality provide a spicy kick throughout your day.
Adding essential oils to recipes is a great way to get potent and unique flavors into your favorite foods.
To give your pasta sauces authentic Italian flair, a drop of Oregano Vitality and Basil Vitality oil each will give your meals powerful flavor.
If you love Thai food, try adding Black Pepper, Lemongrass, and Ginger Vitality oils to this simple soup recipe!