I am a distributor of Young Living Essential Oils. I like finding the healthy way to take care of my family which is why Young Living products appeal to me. I want to share with you about Essential Oils.
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What Are Essential Oils?
They are the most powerful part of the plant. Essential oils are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rings, resins, and herbs. These oils consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds.
In humans, they provide support for brain healthy and healthy weight along with every system in your body: skeletal, muscular, circulatory, endocrine, hormone, respiratory, and immune systems. They are used extensively for emotions and for spiritual support in your prayer life. An oil in a diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you’ve had a stressful day at work. Oils can be used as an alternative to toxic cleaning chemicals in the home. You can literally start swapping out every single chemical cleaning toxin in your home to live a purer lifestyle and you can do it without breaking the bank!
There are about 300 oils on the earth, but you only need ten to twenty of them to build a good kit.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN AROMATHERAPIST TO USE THEM. In most cases, just rub it topically into the skin. There are three main ways to get oils into your system: The English apply it topically – rub it on the skin; the French ingest and cook with it; the Germans diffuse and inhale, which can be the most effective method because it doesn’t have to pass through the digestive system.
How do they enter – and how long do they last?
Tests have shown oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in three seconds when inhaled; they were found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds when applied topically. Expulsion of essential oils takes three to six hours in a normal, healthy body.
Essential Oils History
They were first mentioned by name in the biblical book of Genesis, chapter 37 when Joseph was sold to the slave traders. They carried spicery, balm, and Myrrh! Genesis ends with the burial of Joseph’s father anointed with myrrh. Oils are mentioned 1100 times directly or indirectly in Scripture.
Some of the oldest cultures on earth are used in essential oils. The Babylonians placed orders for Cedarwood, Myrrh, and Cyprus. The Egyptians used essential oils for beauty and embalming and they have the oldest recorded deodorant recipe made with essential oils. Pakistan and Rome used essential oils in the communal bath houses.
They were even used by Christ! Jesus was given Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Frankincense is sometimes referred to as “the coconut oil of essential oils” because it has over 10,000 uses.
Essential oils were used by the Medieval Europeans, many of whom brought oils back during the Crusades.
It was only after World War 2 when essential oils were “rediscovered,” and the science of their uses grows with every single year.
Do Essential Oils Work?
I have used essential oils on myself and on my family for years now. In the beginning, I bought the cheap versions I found at the grocery store in the natural foods section. I started with the basics, lavendar, eucalyptus and lemon oils. None of them seemed to work so I didn’t think that oils were that big of a deal. I heard people mention Young Living essential oils and how they changed their lives. I was still a skeptic and was not wanting to spend the money on the price of these oils.
During this time my family was going through some medical issues. My little girl was needing some major immune boosts and healing from months upon months of respiratory illnesses. I was searching for a way to help her naturally. While searching the name Young Living came up again. At this point I took the plunge and tried the products. Disclaimer: I am not saying that Young Living Essential Oils or other products are a cure-all for anything. They help support our bodies and that is exactly what they did for my family. They supported our bodies naturally to help our bodies do what they need to do, and in this case heal.
All oils in the world fall into one of 4 categories: Grade A, Grade B, Grade C, and Grade D.
- Grade A is therapeutic, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures.
- Grade B oils are food grade but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders, or carrier oils.
- Grade C oils are perfume oils that often contain adulterating chemicals. They usually use solvents, for example, hexane, to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents can be cancerous and are in many store bought oils. They may also be diluted 80-95 percent with alcohol.
- Grade D is called “floral water” which is aromatic only as is usually a byproduct of Grade A distillation. After all the oil is pulled out, the leftover trash water is sold to companies which will fill 5 percent of the bottle with this “leftover trash water,” fill the rest with carriers and label it pure.
Grade A is the only true pure oil. Grade D would be like walking into your fridge, taking a glass of orange juice and diluting it 95 percent before you drank it. You wouldn’t have the full benefits of orange juice. That’s why you want grade a oils.
Are they safe?
There are certain oils that are photosensitive, meaning you don’t want to wear them and go outside into the sun. These are mainly the citrus oils, like grapefruit, lemon, etc…
When using on your skin, always watch for redness and dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Always dilute oils on children because their skin is more sensitive and they absorb the oils faster. The carrier oil will slow down the absorption process.
Be wary of putting the oils on your eyes. Some oils like peppermint can give a burning sensation that you would not want near your eyes.
I personally prefer to diffuse oils. Inhaling oils have the best response for me personally and I do not have to worry about the effects of putting them on my skin or my children’s.
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How Do you Order?
Go to www.youngliving.com, click on become a member. Then add my sponsor and enroller number 30129216. Or you can click My Young Living Link which will put all of the information in the boxes for you.
Which kit should you get?
I would recommend the premium starter kit because it has the diffuser included. Otherwise, you can order the basic kit and order a diffuser later. The second way costs more in the long run.
I hope that you enjoy your starter kit.