Chances are if you know somebody who knows anybody, have the internet or shop in stores, you have heard of “Essential Oils.” Perhaps you have written them off as a fad that will just fade away like all the others. Or maybe “natural stuff” isn’t really your thing, and you don’t want to buy into a myth. Or maybe you are inclined to the natural side and just haven’t had time to look into them more or don’t know where to start. No matter on which rung of the ladder you land, read on. Why Essential Oils? Simply put, they can – and will – change your life for the better.
Using essential oils couldn’t be further from a fad or a myth. Having existed for thousands of years, oils were prevalent in many cultures and all throughout the Holy Scriptures. The benefits of Essential Oils are countless, but include spiritual, emotional, physical, cosmetic, and dietary wellness. Oils are one of nature’s most powerful tools to improve your overall health and wellness.
How Do We Get Essential Oils?
Essential oils come from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree. Oils are steam distilled, cold-pressed, or resin-tapped from the parts of the plants in which they reside. These methods have been honed and perfected over the years, resulting in a product that, today, has life-changing constituents. Young Living has researched these methods thoroughly and has the most effective practices in the world! Therapeutic grade essential oils are very potent and powerful. Just one drop can provide a myriad of health benefits. One drop!
How Do We Use Essential Oils?
You can benefit from essential oils in many ways, but the most common practices include aromatic diffusion (diffusing the oils into the air with a quality diffuser), topical application, and dietary consumption. These methods provide a variety of ways to benefit enormously from the power of essential oils.
How can just smelling oils benefit you? SO many ways! The practice of aromatherapy has been around for a long, long time and can reap astounding benefits. Having a quality diffuser that disperses the oil particles into the air is key in your home! You can diffuse oils to improve your mood, cleanse the air, provoke positive memories, enhance meditation, prayer, or yoga, promote a calming environment in your home – you must not be without one!
Topical application is a fancy way of saying “rub the oils on your skin.” Just get the oils on your body! The absorption rate of essential oils is ASTOUNDING! Basically, one drop at a time – get the oils on your skin. Start today. You will be amazed at the therapeutic benefits as they enter your bloodstream! Some people prefer to dilute their oils with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. This will not reduce the effectiveness of the essential oil, but rather manage the absorption and also provide a safe method for use on more sensitive adults and children.
This means consuming the oils orally – yes, drinking them. Now, now – I know that sounds weird. But, Young Living offers a fantastic line of Vitality Oils that are proven safe for oral ingestion. Why would you want to do this? Ingesting certain essential oils can provide a variety of significant benefits to your body. Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil, for example, is excellent for promoting healthy digestion and handling occasional stomach discomfort. Lemon Vitality Essential Oil is perfect for its great taste and liver support. Frankincense Vitality Essential Oil – my personal favorite – promotes overall wellness throughout. I must note here: always use a glass container if adding your oils to some water. No plastic, as a true essential oil will eat that away!
So, Why Essential Oils?
Essential oils can provide you and your family with safe, healthy alternatives to managing your wellness journey. For my family, it has given us freedom from many things. In a world where we are surrounded with chemicals and toxins everyday – approximately 700,000 per DAY for the average person – there are steps YOU can take to minimize the risks. Essential Oils give you that opportunity – and more!
*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.