An aromatic, volatile liquid that is within many shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, resins, and seeds and that is usually extracted through steam distillation.
A complex structure consisting of 80 to 300 or more different chemical constituents (naturally occurring in the plants from which they are distilled).
Highly concentrated and 100 to 10,000 times more potent than dried herbs.
A lipid-soluble structure similar to our cell membranes that is relatively small, allowing it to penetrate into cells throughout the blood and tissues within a matter of minutes.
Versatile, with a wide variety of uses. Some people use them to enliven an environment, support different body systems, or just for their great scents. However you choose to use them, chances are someone else has tried that same use in the past. If you still don’t know where to start, rest assured that each essential oil is labeled with instructions for use.
Essential oils are nothing new. They have been used throughout history in many cultures for their health-supporting benefits. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Europeans, and Chinese have used them for centuries for health, beauty, fragrance, and spiritual practices. There are also many references to essential oils in historical texts, which signifies their importance in history.
How to Use Essential Oils
Aromatically Inhaling certain essential oils heightens the senses and can have many positive effects on the body. Inhale directly from the bottle, drop in palms & inhale, apply to cotton balls & place in air vents, use as perfume, diffuse with a Young Living diffuser, or place a few drops in a hot bowl of water and cover your head with a towel to create a steaming effect. Topically Many essential oils are safe for applying directly on the skin. Always follow the label’s dilution instructions. CAUTION: Essential oils are very potent and may be irritating to the skin. If skin irritation occurs, apply a carrier oil to the area to dilute. Citrus-based oils and blends may cause temporary photosensitivity. Internally Some essential oils can be taken internally by dropping in food, drinks, gelatin capsules, or directly in the mouth. NOTE: Always follow label’s usage directions.
How to Get Started with Essential Oils
The best way to get start with Young Living Essential Oils is to purchase a Premium Starter Kit. These kits have many of the most popular products & are loaded with samples and informational material to get you going. Select your kit by visiting here.