What Are Essential Oils?
Let's take a basic look at how they work on the cellular level.
Essential oils are the “lifeblood” of a plant. They protect a plant from disease, provide nutrients and help to repel insects. Plants rely on the essential oils to grow and adapt to their surroundings.
Essential oils can be found in the plant’s flower, stem, leaves, bark or fruit. They're very complex, containing hundreds or thousands of different chemical compounds; this is what gives each plant its unique healing attributes and characteristics.
Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can:
-reach every cell in your body within 20 minutes when applied topically
-eliminate toxins in your body
-promote cellular regeneration
-pass through the blood-brain barrier
-work on emotions via the limbic system of your brain
-promote healthy emotional wellness and relax and clear the mind
-transport nutrients to starving human cells
-be powerful antioxidants
-remove toxins in the air
-promote healthy, breathable air in your environment
Essential Oils were mankind’s first medicine! Since God created plants in the beginning of time, oils have been used for common problems long before modern technology came around. Today, essential oils are still used to bring health and wellness to the body - physically, mentally and emotionally.
BUT – be warned! Not all essential oils are created equal. Many of us started out by using health food store essential oils thinking that there wasn’t any difference. Oils found at the health food store are usually aromatic-grade oils meant for smelling, not for topical use and definitely not for internal use. Many store bought oils contain additives or synthetics or may have been distilled in a way that doesn’t guarantee a high quality of therapeutic constituents. That’s why it is so important to know where your oils come from, how they are distilled and how they are processed. You definitely get what you pay for. Truly pure & natural quality essential oils do cost more. Cheaper essential oil products that are legally labeled as “100% Pure” are actually only required to have 3-5% of the essential oil present in their product. When you consider that it takes 22 pounds of rose petals to make a 5mL bottle of Rose oil, you can start to understand why the real thing costs more.
This is why The Lovely Essentials members chose Young Living Essential Oils. They have a Seed to Seal guarantee that ensures that from the dirt (no pesticide residue) to the seed (no GMOs) to the harvest time and procedure (sometimes in the daytime, sometimes at night, sometimes by hand/tool/machine) to the distillation process (slow steam, low heat, one distillation, medical grade stainless steel machinery) to the multitude of testing to ensure only the highest quality and purity to the bottling of the product – everything is overseen and quality is ensured. NO other essential oil company owns their own farms or partners with farms that are willing to live up to Young Living’s high standards. Owning farms all over the world gives Young Living the ability to truly know what the product is that they’re selling – and this is what has made us oil lovers.