What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the life that is in a plant. They come from plants, shrubs, trees, fruits, flowers, bark, nuts, seeds, leaves, etc. You get the idea, essential oils are effective in humans because they work similarly in the human body as they do in their original plant. They carry oxygen to the cells, therefore boosting the immune system (disease sets in when there is a lack of oxygen in cells) They have the ability to regenerate cells and boost your immune system! Essential oils are metabolized like other nutrients into the body, and start working within 20 minutes of use. They are antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-tumor, anti-cancerous, anti-infectious, antiseptic anti-microbial, anti-parasitic and are especially high in antioxidants! Antioxidants rid your body of free radicals which cause premature aging and cell mutation (a whole different blog post!) (Ref: Reference Guide for Essential Oils)
You can use essential oils for just about anything! Like I always say: ” I have an oil for that!” Be warned, however, not all oils are created equal! Young Living has their “Seed to Seal Guarantee” They grown from their own seeds on the best ground, distill without losing any of the benefits of the plant. The fields are worked by hand and the oils they produce are the what they use to prevent disease and repel pests! Knowing this, in my opinion, is better than a USDA Organic stamp!
Young Living sets the standard and they are the only oils I will trust with the health and well-being of my family!
Anyway, back to the story: Essential oils were the first medicine, they have been around for thousands of years! Oils were referred to in the bible over 200 times! They were used to ward off evil spirits, get rid of disease, and prevent disease all together. The world has gone from roots, herbs, essential oils and potions to modern medicine.
**Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate modern medicine the fact that they can do a heart transplant on a baby and then that baby can grow into a loving, functioning grown human… AMAZING! I am thankful that if myself or my family are in a terrible car accident that modern doctors and nurses could save our lives! I just chose to live more naturally on a day-to-day basis.**
I have not experienced any negative side-affects, the worst thing that has happened was to my son, it was a small rash where I had applied Thieves oil on his back. I researched to see what was happening (if I should be worried?) I found that it was the toxins being pulled from under the skin, the rash went away in about a week and has only come back when he has been sick! My family rarely gets sick anymore but when we do it is never longer than 2 or 3 days!
What do you do with them?
Young Living Therapeutic Grade (TM) Essential Oils are useful in many ways.
- Ingest: You can put a drop under your tongue (Please note: Not all oils are suitable to ingest. The label will have GRAS on it if it is, and even still, please do your own research to make sure it is safe for you and your family!) in an empty capsule: add a few drops of desired oil or add your oils to a shot glass of water! I like to add a drop of lime and grapefruit to my water yummy! (use a glass water bottle, the oils will pull the toxins out of plastic and make it discolored.)
- Topically: Use oils, diluted in a carrier oil (like sweet almond oil, EVOO, jojoba oil, etc.) on location or my favorite places are your feet, wrists and behind your ears, these places absorb the oil best! To dilute: a drop of carrier oil the size of a dime to one drop of EO. Diluting doesn’t change the potency of the EO, it just makes it easier to spread it out more (massages) and some oils are “hot” and will feel hot on your skin, diluting fixes that. You should always dilute on kiddos and anyone with sensitive skin!
- Aromatic: Diffuse oils into the air to purify the air, remove bad smells and get rid of germs and mold in the air and room. You can put oil on a cotton ball or coffee filter to get the benefits in a small space too! (in your car or garbage can or bathroom!)
Young Living Essential Oils do not expire, just keep them out of the sun, closed tightly and in a cool cabinet and they will last forever! (But hopefully not! Make sure you use them!)
The starter kit has the most versatile and popular oils YLEO offers. When you are on my team you have TONS of information, resources, and support at your disposal!! I’ll help with what I can or lead you to what you need!
If you have an accident and get an oil in your eye, DO NOT USE WATER! Grab a fatty oil, most people have either EVOO or coconut oil, either will work. Massage the oil over your eye and wipe away so the EO is drawn out.
Anything less than pure, therapeutic grade essential oils will not only not work as well, but could possibly be toxic to the body.
Let it be known that I am NOT a doctor! I do not intend to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any ailment or disease! I use many resources to get my information. I will only post my own experiences and what I have learned, but it is up to you to do your research and make the right decision for you and your family! I am passionate about how Young Living has changed my life and opened me up to a world I did not know existed a few years ago! Please forgive me if there is something I have said that you believe to not be true, I have done tons of research in these last few years, but am, in NO way, an expert-yet! 😉
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