Essential Oils 101


lung supportOur blood within our own bodies and the essential oils found within plants have very similar functions. When you cut yourself your blood seals the cut, protects the wound, provides nutrients and oxygen for cellular regeneration, and guards against harmful micro-organisms – and when a plant leaf is torn, the essential oils within that plant perform the exact same functions. Without them, a plant dies.

Essential oils are very volatile substances. This means they will evaporate (unlike a fatty oil such as vegetable oil or olive oil). They are extracted using steam distillation from stems, shrubs, flowers, trees, and seeds. They do not have a shelf-life and will remain in pure form for years. They are the most potent form of an herb.

Essential oils are a healthy, safe and are an effective way to help with many ailments that so commonly affect us on a daily basis. Today’s lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical and emotional wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels. Anything from weight management, to cleansing your body and mind, Young Living Essential Oils support every system of the body. Using essential oils and essential oil-infused supplements can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your very best. Essential Oils;

• Are Immune enhancing
• Support the body’s natural defenses
• Aid in maintaining normal cellular regeneration
• Are mood elevating
• Are high in antioxidants
• Are aromatic
• Are oxygenating
• Boost stamina and energy
• Help you relax
• Help manage stress and frustration
• Improve mental clarity
• Promote overall health, vitality, and longevity

An essential oil is the immune system of a plant, and it works perfectly to support the human body, too. To extract these oils from their original plant material, they are distilled or cold pressed, and then put into a bottle for our use.

Essential Oils have a unique ability to penetrate the cell wall. Essential oils are made up of very tiny molecules that have the ability in its chemical structure to penetrate the cell membrane and transport oxygen and nutrients inside the cell, thus giving more support to the immune system. Essential Oils are very powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals that our bodies are in contact with daily. Free radicals come from sources outside your body, such as tobacco smoke, toxins, or pollutants, and can damage your body’s cells, proteins, and DNA by altering their chemical structure.

Now that we have discussed what essential oils are, you might be wondering the difference between Young Living Essential Oils and the oils found in your local health food stores. What is sold there I cannot attest to and I want to make it clear that I am ONLY TALKING ABOUT Young Living Essential Oils. If an oil bottle label says “Topical”, “For External Use Only”, “Do not take internally”, or “Do not ingest” then there’s your red flag that it’s been adulterated and is not safe. Understand that if you go out to a garden and pick a peppermint leaf off of the plant, it is safe to eat. If the oil was 100% pure as it says it is, then you should be able to ingest it. Do not be fooled! There IS a difference between a $6 Lavender and a $23.50 (wholesale cost) Young Living bottle of Lavender.

Let me share some background about Young Living Essential Oils. Young Living was founded in 1993, and is the oldest, most trusted essential oil company in the world. Young Living has 20+ years of research and experience. They are the only essential oil company with their own farms and have a seed to seal guarantee. Our proprietary Seed to Seal process is the heart of our commitment to purity and authenticity. You deserve products that are genuine, free of synthetic chemicals, and of unmatched purity, and that is what you get with the Young Living. Seed to Seal® is both a promise to you and a reflection of our sense of global stewardship. Through each step of our production process on both our own farms and partner farms, we use the highest standards possible to make our products, your life, and the earth better. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, we apply the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. Only one company can make the Seed to Seal promise, and that is Young Living.

They are the world leader in producing and guaranteeing 100% pure and potent, Genuine THERAPEUTIC grade essential oils. Gary Young has built 8 farms around the world, not including their partnered farms that too uphold the Young Living quality and standards. They love for their members to be a part of the seed plantings, all the way to the harvest and distillation process. Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third-party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed. There are no pesticides or chemicals used on their farms. They have a crews that hand picks the weeds.

Young Living completes 8 different tests on EVERY BATCH OF OIL that is made, yet only 30% of oil samples tested are sold. The rest are used on Young Living farms as a natural herbicide.* (Dr. Cole Woolley)

Essential Oils date back to 4500 BC.* They are God given oils and work perfectly with the body. God created oils for our healing. Oils are in 70% of the books of the Bible and are mentioned 188 times.

How to Use Essential Oils

“Pray over the sick and anoint them with oil”

I’m taking some time to blog about each essential oil in this list and I’ll link them up as I go along.  This is remarkable information and if you love the research like I do, you’ll enjoy learning about these remarkable and potent essential oils.

Lavender  |  Lemon  |  Copaiba  |  Frankincense  |  Peppermint

Thieves  |  Purification  |  RC  |  Digize  |  PanAway  |  Stress Away

If you’d like a Young Living product here and there, now and then, Young Living is a great option for you.  You never have to hold a party or sell anything, ever.  If you are serious about detoxing your life and want to get busy on that right away, a Young Living membership is perfect for you.  And when you get excited and want to tell all your friends how these great products are making your life and health better and helping you reach your goals, then Young Living will still be perfect for you!  You may use your enrollment as you wish, there is no pressure – ever.  Every time you run out of a product you’ve been using, ditch the toxins and switch over to the Young Living alternative.  You never have to spend much at a time, just enroll in the Essential Rewards program and pick your favorites each month.

The best part is that the Young Living company is based on relationships.  Whenever you have questions, you can just ask the person who helped you sign up or connect with others in the team on Facebook.  There is a wealth of personal experience and support at your fingertips when you join Young Living.  I think that may be my favorite part, truth be told.  Connecting with my Young Living friends gives me the opportunity to enjoy my friends and improve my vitality at the same time.  It’s a real win-win.

Oily FunIf you are considering a Young Living membership, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have,  contact me.  If I don’t know the answer to your question, I can find out.

You may enroll by following this link, then click the “Member” option (unless you really want to pay full retail price but why?!), then click the little box beside “I was referred by a member and have their ID numbers.”  Be sure my name is shown in the “Sponsor” and “Enroller” ID boxes, my Young Living ID number is #12282510.  Signing up with my name and number blesses me and my family as well as a supportive network of caring women.

Then you can pick one of the welcome kits (which is a great way to get a big bang for your buck) to get started on your oily journey.  I chose a Premium Starter Kit (which was the best value – I checked!) and added a few other favorites as well.  Watch me unbox my first order as a newby Young Living member, and make sure to watch all the way to the end so that you don’t miss the goodies in the bottom of the box.  I would have missed it if my enrolling friend hadn’t mentioned to look for it!

And just because this was fun and gives you a sneak peak at some of the first products I chose, here I am unboxing my second Young Living order:

I look forward to getting to know you and making you a part of my supportive network of Young Living friends. Carmen Signature - Copy - Copy (2)