What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants. The oil can be obtained from the roots, seeds, shrubs, flowers, leaves, and trees, and bring health and healing to the body. They provide support for every system in the body: skeletal, muscular, circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, and immune systems, by equalizing hormones, supporting brain health, and a healthy weight.  
Essential Oil Facts
Young Living Essential Oils help stabilize emotions and stress by working on the limbic system in the brain where emotions are stored and can help relax and clear the mind as well as release emotional trauma.  An oil in a diffuser can soothe and provide a calming effect when you or your family have had a stressful day.  
EOs were mankind’s first means of wellness and are in fact mentioned ALL throughout Scripture. The oils are very complex and very powerful which is why they are able to reach every part of our body on a cellular level. Within minutes of using or breathing in an oil, they can be found in every organ! CRAZY COOL.

Essential Oil Diagram

So, to recap…

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
  • regenerate DNA
  • 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
We love this because as you fill your home with oils, you are benefitting your and your families’ bodies in so many ways. Win-win, I say!

The EOs from Young Living are all therapeutic grade oils that can be diffused, applied topically, or sometimes even ingested so we use them for #allthethings in our home and we are so very in love with them. We can’t wait for you to fall in love too!

Why use Young Living?

The vast majority of essential oils on the market today are only suitable for cosmetics and perfumes. The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is they produce a therapeutic grade oil. These oils are a result of Young Living’s strict, detailed method for producing the oils to obtain the purest plant essences. Young Living calls this their Seed to Seal® process. Every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled. This Seed to Seal® process is the main reason most people chose Young Living.

Seed to Seal®

When you use Young Living products, you are guaranteed the purest, therapeutic-grade products on the market. Young Living has their Seed to Seal guarantee to ensure us that they cultivate their seeds, plant them on their own farms (which are open to visitors anytime), weed by hand, harvest, distill on-site and package in house. All distilleries are stainless steel and glass parts, so your oil never touches plastics that can leech into the final product. If a crop has a bad year, that oil will not be produced. Young Living does not believe in using fillers, synthetic products, or ingredients to just sell an item. They are a product-driven company over profit-driven and want only the best to arrive to you. That is their guarantee!
Seed – Potent essential oils come from plant species that have been authenticated by Young Living experts. Species certification involves scientific research, field study, university partnerships, and on‐site planting certification.
Cultivate – Through cultivation on Young Living farms located around the globe, Young Living has mastered the creation of pure, potent essential oils. The company takes this knowledge around the world to co‐op farms to certify that these farms’ growing processes meet Young Living’s strict quality standards.
Distill – Young Living’s proprietary low‐temperature, low‐pressure steam distillation process ensures that the beneficial plant compounds in every batch of essential oil remain uncompromised during the extraction process. Cold pressing and resin tapping methods are also used for select oils.
Test – Each essential oil must pass Young Living’s stringent testing to ensure the optimal bioactive natural compounds are present. Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third‐party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed.
Seal – Young Living completes the Seed to Seal® process by carefully sealing each bottle of essential oil before shipping them to members worldwide.
And THAT, my friends, is why Young Living is the best best best in the west! (and east, south, and north)!  We trust them over any other company or brand, and we are so thankful for how carefully they care for our families through their care of oils.

But HOW do these work so well?

Now that you know why you need essential oils in your life and what company you should go with, let’s talk about HOW these oils work so well.

1.  Essential oils can bypass digestion.  
When you ingest something, it is rare that you fully digest it.  Bypass that chance and diffuse or apply topically!

2. Essential oils are fat-soluble.
This is crazy important because when you put a drop of oil on your skin, it is soaked right up by the fatty bi-layer and it immediately goes into your bloodstream.  It’s busy doing the work it is supposed to and changing your frequency.  Essential oils don’t mess around!  Essential oils are not medication. They are natural substances to help your body do what it was made to do.  They support your body to do what it was meant to do in the first place!

3.  Essential oils cross the blood-brain barrier. 
The blood-brain barrier is a barrier, or coating around the nervous system and the brain.  It works hard to keep the toxins out.  The cell particles of essential oils are so teeny tiny, they can cross right through the blood-brain barrier, through the blood vessels and capillaries, and drive themselves right into your body quickly.
4. Essential oils work off frequencies.
Every single living thing has a different vibrational frequency.  There is a TON of research on plants and essential oils, so Young Living knows the vibrational frequency of each.  They also have researched how the body’s cells function off of different frequencies.  They match the plants that help to stimulate and support that part of the body to create specific changes.  In short…these oils and blends were created to help your body operate exactly as it should! WHOA!

5. Essential oils are adaptogenic.
The essential oil you are using is not going to work past what the body needs.  If you are supporting a certain organ, the oil is going to do what it needs to do to support that organ and then stop.  It’s not going to artificially drive the body in a bad direction.  

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