ESSENTIAL OILS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS!
Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts show that essential oils have been used for thousands of years. There are a total of 188 references to essential oils in the Bible. Frankincense, Myrrh, Rosemary, Hyssop, and Spikenard were used in the Bible for anointing and healing the sick. The Wise Men even presented the Christ child with gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh. As a kid I remember learning that Jesus received gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh, but it wasn’t until I started using essential oils that I finally understood what that meant. Back in the day, these things were regarded as highly as gold was!
ESSENTIAL OILS ARE AROMATIC LIQUIDS THAT ARE DISTILLED FROM PLANTS!
A plant contains essential oils as part of its immune system (and it uses its oils to stay healthy). Essential oils are highly concentrated, aromatic liquids that are distilled from plants (common distillation techniques are illustrated below) and can include its seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, fruit, flowers, etc. For example, Frankincense oil comes from the resin, Lemon oil comes from the rind (peel of the fruit), Lavender oil comes from the flowers, Peppermint oil comes from the leaves, stems, and flower buds, Cypress oil comes from the branches, and Cinnamon oil comes from the bark.
When plants are carefully grown and harvested, and the oil is carefully distilled from the plant, essential oils can provide powerful therapeutic benefits. The chemistry of an essential oil is very complex. As a result, each essential oil contains SEVERAL health promoting properties (with more uses constantly being discovered). The graphic below illustrates the constituents of Lavender essential oil.
THE FREQUENCY OF AN ESSENTIAL OIL IS WHAT MAKES IT SO POWERFUL!
Frequency is a measurable rate of electrical energy that is constant between two points. EVERYTHING has an electrical frequency. The higher the frequency of our body, the better we can promote health and wellness. Essential oils possess a high frequency and can be used to increase the frequency of our body, thereby supporting our health.
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS CAN BE USED AROMATICALLY, TOPICALLY, AND SOME CAN BE TAKEN INTERNALLY!
Inhaling essential oils affects the limbic system of the brain. Because the limbic system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can support the body and the mind. The graphic below illustrates how to use essential oils aromatically.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. When applied topically, essential oils are quickly absorbed, enter the blood stream, and can support the body and the mind. The graphic below illustrates how to use essential oils topically.
Some essential oils make excellent dietary supplements or food flavorings. When taken internally, essential oils can support the body. The label on each bottle of Young Living essential oil will tell you whether it is intended to be used as a dietary supplement. The graphic below illustrates how to use essential oils internally.
WHY YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS?
The therapeutic value of an essential oil is affected by the soil condition, fertilizer used, geographical region, climate, altitude, harvest season and methods, and the techniques used in the distillation process. Young Living carefully controls all of these things so that their essential oils can be used for therapeutic purposes. Young Living owns several of its own farms, has co-ops and partnerships with farms, and works with vendors. Young Living has very strict standards on these farms, with these vendors, and throughout the distillation and bottling stage of their essential oils. Young Living calls this their Seed to Seal process and as a result, refers to their oils as pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. You can learn more about Young Living’s Seed to Seal process by clicking HERE.
There are many essential oils on the market today. However, not all of them are safe or effective for therapeutic purposes. Low quality oils don’t offer any health benefits to us. In fact, using a low quality oil for therapeutic purposes is never recommended and can actually be toxic. There are no standards for essential oils. A label of “100% pure” or “all natural” does not guarantee a high quality essential oil. Even Young Living’s “pure, therapeutic grade” essential oil label is not regulated. Therefore, if you want to use your oils for therapeutic purposes, you need to ask yourself if you trust the company you purchase your essential oils from. Young Living created the label of “pure, therapeutic grade” as their stamp of approval – to tell you that their essential oils can most definitely be used to support, maintain, and affect overall health and wellness. I trust Young Living’s Seed to Seal process, which is why I choose to use Young Living essential oils!
WHICH ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD YOU START WITH?
There are hundreds of different essential oils, but you don’t need that many essential oils to reap their benefits. An essential oil collection of 10-15 oils is really all you need to assist in supporting, affecting, and maintaining overall health and wellness. The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the best way to get started in the oiling world! The graphic below illustrates all of the oils in that kit.
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