What Are Essential Oils?

You may have seen a post on Instagram, heard someone talking about them, or even seen some oils at your local health market, leaving you wondering what are these oils that everyone keeps talking about. Essential oils are just that, oils. They are oils found in plants and are used to heal and protect these plants within their environments. When these oils are extracted with great care (you can read more about Young Living’s seed to seal process here) they can aid in keeping our bodies healthy & happy; they way they were intended to be.

Oils are made up of TINY molecules. Molecules so small that they can make their way into our cells and basically access the most fundamental levels of our body. (If you’re interested in reading more about the science behind these oils, feel free to follow this link.) These oils are different than your cooking oils which are made of fat. While they’re beginning to become pretty popular,this isn’t a new thing.

It is really important to know that not all essential oils are therapeutic grade and safe to use in the ways Young Living essential oils are. For example, those oils you saw at the health market probably cannot be ingested the way Young Living oils can. After researching Young Living’s “Seed to Seal” process and seeing that many other essential oil brands contain synthetic oils, I knew it was the product I felt safest using. I started using Young Living oils for my own health reasons. I never thought I would become a part of the company as a distributor!

There are many ways to use oils, including topically, aromatically, and internally. Young Living Essential Oils can be applied directly to the skin. Before doing so, ALWAYS check the label on the bottle of oil for dilution recommendations. Some oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil (i.e. grape-seed oil, organic olive oil, V6 oil, etc.) while others can be applied directly on the skin with no dilution. Applying oils to your feet is actually a super quick way to get the oils into the body! Oils can also be inhaled directly from the bottle, or via diffuser! This is the quickest way for your body to absorb the oils. Lastly, because Young Living’s medicinal grade of oils, there are many oils that can be taken internally as a dietary supplement. You can add oils to your water, or even into a capsule for swallowing. Again, just be sure to read the bottle guidelines before taking internally.

Check out our mini class that breaks down more about what oils are, safety, how to use them, and how to get started! 

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Statements regarding Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products in this event are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your health care provider before using these products.

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