Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home. Inside many plants—hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, stems, bark—are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils. Essential oils give a plant its scent, protect it from hazardous environmental conditions, and even assist it with pollination, among other important functions and benefits.
So how do they work? When you open a bottle of pure, unadulterated essential oil, your senses are instantly filled with its potent aroma, even from a distance. What your nose detects are the naturally occurring elements of the essential oil. Every essential oil varies in its natural makeup, so aromas and benefits are also unique. For example, Lavender oil includes elements that make it effective for soothing skin irritations, and promoting a restful environment for sleep. Meanwhile, when taken internally, Frankincense oil, for example, supports immune, nervous, and digestive systems, and aids in healthy cellular function.
Using Essential Oils 3 ways to use oils
Aromatically This is the most popular way people start to use oils. We can smell them from the bottle, add a drop to our hand and breathe in the aroma, or use a diffuser.
Topically This is how I started using oils and my favorite way to use them. These little bottles of plant magic can do so many things to support our bodies, and applying them topically is the first step to experiencing that. Skincare, sleep, hair care, digestive support, happy muscles, and more, the possibilities are endless.
Internally Young Living’s Seed to Seal guarantee and Vitality line allows us to confidently choose to ingest many of our essential oils. Ingesting has many benefits, especially for supporting wellness.
Why Young Living?
Oils are everywhere. Grocery stores, popular stores, pharmacies, Amazon, etc. Why? Because our society is trying more holistic approaches to wellness. Companies know that oils are popular. So they make their version of an oil, throw in some filler, and sell it as pure. Spoiler alert: it is not pure. I chose Young Living because I knew I could trust their product. For over 20 years, they have set the standard for purity and authenticity. They are the oldest and most trusted essential oil company in the world, carefully monitoring the production of their oils from seed to seal. Check out Seed to Seal.That website teaches us that the process matters. The process determines whether an oil just smells good or does what Mother Nature intended it to do. Young Living’s Seed to Seal process guarantees that what you are using on your family and yourself is safel