What Are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants, including the seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc. Just as we have oils in our skin that protect us, essential oils are protective to the plant. They’re sort of the immune system of the plant. They have the unique ability to work the same way in us! Essential oils can actually penetrate our cell membranes, and each drop contains 40 million trillion molecules that affect the body at the cellular level.
Essential oils are comprised of a number of chemical constituents such as terpenes, alcohols, esters, aldehydes, ketones and phenols, all of which are easily affected by a number of factors. Some of those factors include what part of the plant the oil came from, soil condition, fertilizer (organic or chemical), geographical region, climate, altitude, harvest methods, and the distillation process. The key to producing 100% pure, unadulterated essential oils is preserving as many of these delicate compounds as possible. They’re easily destroyed by high temperature and pressure, as well as by contact with chemically reactive metals such as copper or aluminum.
How do Essential Oils Help the Body?
The biggest difference essential oils have made in my life is with my daughter. Immediately after applying the digestive supporting oils she can note the difference in how she feels. She suffers from digestive pain and essential oils have been a blessing on her toughest days.
Since essential oils are a very small aromatic compound and they are fat soluble, they penetrate into the body very quickly and leave the body very quickly. According to inhalation studies, the essential oil molecules can exist in the blood within minutes of inhalation and topical use (Dr. Peter Minke, interview in EO Magazine). That is why it is important that you avoid lower grade essential oils that can have solvents and other components.
Not All Oils Are Created Equal
After I did my research on essential oils, I found that not all oils are the same. Many of the oils that you find for “a good deal” online and even health food stores are often less expensive because the quality of the product is compromised. There are fillers, solvents, or other additives that dilute the oil. As a result, you use double or even triple the amount of oil and you are applying/inhaling unknown fillers or solvents into your body. Be cautious when you read “100% Therapeutic Quality.”
I trust the Young Living brand because their Seed to Seal promise. I have had amazing results using this brand of essential oils for my family and friends. A little oil goes a long way. With one application, you will discover the high therapeutic quality of their products.
A Few Minutes a Day?
I’m a busy homeschooling mom and the thought of adding one more “thing” to our day can seem overwhelming but essential oils only take a few minutes a day to apply.
Some of my favorite oils are:
- My daughter finds this oil soothing when she is having stomach pains
- Supports digestive health
- Supports healthy elimination
- I diffuse this oil whenever a family member or friends we have been around are sick.
- Supports a healthy immune system
- I like to put a drop of lemon vitality in my water.
- I use lemon essential oils in many DIY cleaning products and DIY linen spray.
- Peppermint Vitality is wonderful for bad breath!
- I use peppermint in my homemade toothpaste.
- I dilute peppermint oil in fractionated coconut oil to rub on sore muscles after a workout.
- Supports healthy digestions.
- I use lavender with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil) most nights before bed.
- I have applied lavender to burns.
- Aids in relaxation and mental balance
- Beneficial to sleep
New To Essential Oils?
Feel free to ask me any questions if you are new to essential oils!
Where Can I Find Quality Essential Oils Online?
Young Living is available to purchase online. Start by CLICKING HERE (My ID #3979340 if not in auto fill) and choose the wholesale option to receive the premium starter kit.
This starter kit is an amazing value because:
You are then a distributor (you get 24% off oils for life when you do this! Think… wholesale prices!!)
It’s the best value and the easiest way to get started with essential oils because it comes with 11 Everyday Essential oils and a home diffuser. Bam! You’re an oily pro!
The cost of the diffuser and Frankincense pretty much cover the cost PLUS you get 10 more oils!
AND if you have any additional questions you can contact me by e-mail Livingcleanandfit@yahoo.com anytime!
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