What Are Essential Oils?

You’ve probably heard your friend or your neighbor talking about essential oils.  Maybe you read in a magazine that so-and-so celebrity uses oils.  They probably have been popping up in your Instagram.  They’re kind of everywhere.  So, what exactly ARE they? 

Essential oils are just that - oils. 

They’re the life blood of a plant, and when these plants are grown in the right conditions, harvested at the correct time, and distilled with the utmost care (you can read more about Young Living's Seed to Seal process here) they can aid in keeping our bodies healthy, well, and happy -  which is how our bodies were intended to be. Essential oils are composed of teeny molecules. These molecules so small that they can pass through our tissues and directly into our cells.  Our systems are super effective and can transport these molecules all over our bodies within a matter of minutes. 

Not all essential oils are created equal!  

Not all oils are safe to use in the ways Young Living essential oils are. Those oils you saw at the health store or co-op cannot be ingested the way Young Living oils can.  One thing that is mind blowing is how easy it is for other essential oil brands to have misleading “100% pure” labels - yet contain synthetic oils and additives.  Pretty crazy!  Young Living is the ONLY company that grows it’s own plants from start to finish, and owns their own farms, with the strictest standards around.

When essential oils are applied to the skin, their healing components are absorbed into the bloodstream by pores and hair follicles. Once inside the bloodstream, they disperse to specific organs and systems on which they work. 
Pulse points are the areas of the body where blood vessels are closest to the skin’s surface. Applying essential oils to these areas allows for quicker absorption. We suggest applying to the wrists, temples, inside the elbow, behind the knee, and on the back of the neck. We also utilize the VitaFlex Technique to deliver oils to the correct organ/ system (see facing page). 

Aroma is the substance of memories. Inhaling essential oils can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. Hence, in less than a second, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses. This stimulates the pituitary gland to release chemical messages that travel via the blood to the glands and organs that create physical body responses. That is why inhaling pure essential oils can have a great affect on emotions. The only way to reach that part of your brain is not orally, but through your nose. 
You can also get therapeutic affects from ingesting these Young Living essential oils. Because they are 100% pure with no synthetics, using only the best strain of plants material, Young Living Essential Oils are safe. The Vitality line of oils are clearly labeled for internal/dietary use.
In addition to the health benefits of using oils internally, they can also be used to flavor food and beverages!


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