WHAT / WHERE / HOW / WHY
WHAT are essential oils?
Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to a total mind/body wellness they may never have dreamed possible.
Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.
WHERE do we get essential oils?
Essential oils are distilled by putting plant material into a large stainless steel cylinder and running steam up from the bottom. The steam picks up the oil sacs from the plants, then takes them out through the top of the distiller. The steam is then cooled back into water and the oil floats to the top and is removed.
These distilleries can be 20 feet tall and 8 feet across. Imagine filling a cylinder that huge with German Chamomile, which is a delicate, fragile plant. How much oil do you think you'd get from distilling this much plant material? You'd get somewhere between ¼ to ½ of a cup of essential oil! This is why some oils are more costly. Other oils, like peppermint and lavender, provide a lot more oil in each distillation, so they cost less.
The small 5ml bottles of essential oils contain 85-100 drops, and the 15ml bottles contain 275-300 drops. We use only a few drops at a time, so the essential oils are very economical!
HOW do we use oils every day?
Any time you hold a bottle of our powerful essential oils, you are holding the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, or taken internally.
Inspire a positive emotional state. Love the way the spritz of fragrance from a fresh orange peel can brighten your day? Each essential oil’s complex, pleasant, and unique scent activates the limbic system—the brain’s center of emotion and memory—differently. Essential oils can be your key to a more fulfilling and balanced emotional life.
Enhance your physical wellness. Modern lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels. From cleansing and weight management to supporting every system of the body, essential oils and essential oil-infused supplements can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your best.
Purify your home. Harsh chemical formulas aren’t your only home cleansing option. Enjoy peace of mind without compromise when you polish countertops, clean sticky messes, and cleanse dirty surfaces with the gentle but effective power of essential oils and our Thieves® line of products.
Refine your skin. Purge chemicals from your beauty routine and rediscover your natural glow. An ancient skin care secret, essential oils can help promote a clear-looking complexion, soften the appearance of signs of aging, and nurture healthy-looking hair. Using only natural ingredients, these advanced skin and hair care solutions make it easy to enjoy the beautiful benefits of essential oils every day.
Purity is really important. It determines the effectiveness and dependability of the oils. Most essential oils, even those found in health food stores, may be synthetic, adulterated, or diluted, and can be toxic to us. Young Living is dedicated to having the highest quality essential oils in the world. These are the only oils I use for my family or myself! View Young Living’s Seed to Seal process: http://seedtoseal.com
Young Living grows their own plants/trees on farms in the US and other countries of origin with strict regulations, & they do not use chemicals or pesticides. [They hand weed because they do not want the car exhaust on the plants & use a mixture of their own essential oils as a natural pesticide.] They also have an open farm policy where anyone can visit their farms to see how they operate, and even participate.
They use a proprietary, low-temp, low-pressure steam distillation method to produce their oils, & have in-house, as well as third-party, testing in place for every batch of oils. They train their distillers for YEARS before they're allowed to work their magic. These are some of the main reasons we feel confident in using Young Living therapeutic oils. Now, watch this wonderful video to find out for yourself ...