What are essential oils?
Essential oils are different than your fatty oils (think olive oil, coconut oil) because they have molecules that are small enough to penetrate our cells. Unlike fatty oils, essential oils circulate within the plant and carry oxygen and nutrients to the cells. Essential oils are fluids of the plant that are distilled or pressed from plants, shrubs, roots, herbs, flowers, seeds or trees. You can think of the essential oil as the "immune system" of the plant. Essential oils are highly concentrated and powerful, so a little goes a long way! When we apply essential oils, they can actually enter our bloodstream and cross the blood-brain barrier. They are easily absorbed by our bodies because the makeup of the oil compounds is so similar to that of human cells. They can stimulate parts of the brain that impact our emotions, and even uplift our spirit. How amazing is that?!
why young living?
We discovered that because the FDA doesn't regulate essential oils, many companies can advertise them as ‘pure’ essential oils, if only 5% of the bottle is actually pure. They will add fillers and synthetic fragrances in to cheapen the price. It’s unfortunate, because a lot of people grab a bottle of essential oil in the grocery store, hoping to experience the effects, and feel nothing. This is because, they are basically just sniffing a perfume, void of any therapeutic properties. Young Living uses nothing but the oil extracted from the plant, and is very hands on in the harvest, distillation, and bottling process, promising nothing can adulterate that precious oil.
We chose Young Living because they have been around for over 20 years, offer over 150 oils and many more products to choose from like safe cleaning products, personal care, supplements, makeup and so much more! More importantly, they monitor the production of oils from beginning to end through their unique Seed to Seal process. You can learn more about that process here: