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What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are powerful tools that can support your family’s wellness in a world bombarded by quick-fix, synthetic solutions, that often contain harmful ingredients, to mimic the very properties that nature built into botanicals.

What is an essential oil? Volatile liquids and natural compounds found in plants, herbs, and trees that are extracted by careful steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping. Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living's powerful essentials oils, you hold nature's purest essence. Each essential oil contains hundreds of naturally occurring chemical constituents, many of which have been studied for their extensive benefits. This is what makes an oil so versatile! Highly concentrated and more potent than the herb, essential oils are also fat soluble and volatile which makes them readily available for our bodies to use!

These powerful, pure essential oils are not just a new fad or trend; they have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits, from beauty and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. You can use oils for aromatherapy, change the atmosphere and mood of any space, support a healthy body, add them to your beauty routine, enhance DIY recipes, and even clean with them! Every aspect of daily life can benefit from the incorporation of essential oils.

There are three ways to use essential oils: aromatically, topically, and internally. Each method benefits our body in different ways.

What can essential oils do for you?

Inspire a positive emotional state

Love the way the fragrance from a fresh orange peel brightens your day? Each essential oil’s complex, pleasant, and unique scent triggers emotions and memories, which can help in your search for a more fulfilling and balanced life. To help you rediscover peace, balance, and joy, use these essential oils and blends for diffusion, soothing baths, massage, inhalation, or topical application.

Enhance your physical wellness

Modern lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels. From weight management to supplemental support, our essential oils and essential oil-infused products can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your best. Check out our Slique® weight-management system or Vitality™ line of dietary essential oils to discover the best way to infuse your life. Feel revived every day with the whole food-based nutrients, powerful antioxidants, and pure essential oils found in these products. 

Enhance spiritual awareness

Incense and essential oils from plants have always played an important part in religious and spiritual ceremonies, helping participants transcend the trivial and connect with something larger than themselves. The pure constituents in these oils stimulate olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. To enhance your spiritual practice, dilute and apply empowering essential oils directly to wrists, feet, and behind the ears or diffuse the oils in a quiet space. 

Purify your home

Harsh chemical formulas aren’t your only option when it comes to cleaning your home. Enjoy peace of mind when you polish countertops, wash sticky hands, and take care of laundry with the effective cleansing power of essential oils and our Thieves® line of products.

Refine your beauty routine

Eliminate harsh ingredients from your personal care products and let your beauty shine through. You’ll fall in love with the wide range of essential oils that help keep skin looking clear, boost moisture, and give you that youthful glow! Essential oils can even help make your locks look luscious! Using naturally derived ingredients, our advanced skin and hair care solutions make it easy to enjoy the beautiful benefits of essential oils every day.


More Awesome Info

True, pure essential oils are distilled from plants as subtle volatile liquid, the life-force, the regenerating and oxygenating immune defense properties of plants containing vitamins, minerals, enzymes and hormones. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds. Essential oils are fifty times more potent than herbs. They have a very unique lipid structure including oxygenating molecules that gives them the ability to penetrate cell membranes and transport oxygen and nutrients inside each cell of the body within only 21 minutes of their application and, in some cases, within seconds. 

Essential oils help promote emotional, spiritual and physical healing. Shelf life of pure essential oils is a minimum of 2000 years as shown by the oils retrieved in King Tut's Tomb. Essential oil frequencies range anywhere from 47 MHZ to 340 MHZ (Rose Oil). They have a bio-electrical frequency that is several times greater than the frequency of herbs, food and even the human body. Clinical research has shown that essential oils can quickly raise the frequency of the body, restoring it to normal healthy levels. Every molecule of essential oils have the ability to: increase oxygenation of the cell by 21%; take nutrients into the cells; remove toxins from the cells; cross the blood/brain barrier; increase the immune system within the body. These five items give the cells the ability to balance themselves, therefore regenerate healthy cells. One drop of therapeutic-grade essential oil will penetrate every cell within the body within 21 minutes. As an example of the concentration of these oils, one drop of Lemon oil is equal to the rinds of 50 organic lemons. 

Unlike synthetic chemicals, essential oil chemicals are diverse in their effects. No two oils are alike. Per research documentation, some constituents, such as aldehydes found in lavender and chamomile are antimicrobial and calming. Eugenol, found in cinnamon and clove, is antiseptic and stimulating. Ketones, found in lavender, hyssop and patchouli, stimulate cell regeneration and liquefy mucous. Phenols, found in oregano and thyme oil, are highly antimicrobial. Sesequiterpenes, predominate in vetiver, cedarwood and sandalwood are soothing to inflamed tissue and can also produce profound effects on emotions and hormonal balance. 

Essential oils are one of the highest known sources of antioxidants that can prevent free radical damage. They also contain a bio-electric frequency that is several times greater than that of herbs and food. Thus, these oils have a profound effect of raising the frequencies of the human and animal body.

With all that I just mentioned, such as high frequency, high oxygenating molecules, fast delivery systems to the cells, wellness-supporting, anti-microbial properties, etc., essential oils become a necessary adjunct to protecting our animals and ourselves against free radical damage as well as the potential dangers of our electro-magnetically polluted environment.