Hello essential oil users, oil curious, and those who have no idea what essential oils are.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are the most powerful part of the plant.
They are distilled from:
Oils consist of over 100 natural organic compounds.
Oils support every system in the human body:
- Skeletal System
- Muscular System
- Circulatory System
- Endocrine System
- Respiratory System
- Immune System
Hormones, Brain Health, Emotions, Spiritual Support, & Stress.
ONLY Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are capable of supporting the human body in said ways.
I only use and recommend the best essential oils on the planet… Young Living.
- Studies have shown that oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in 3 seconds when inhaled.
- Oils were found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds when applied topically.
- Expulsion of essential oils takes place in 3-6 hours in a normal healthy body.
There are three ways to use essential oils:
Aromatically through using our sense of smell. Our sense of smell is linked directly to the amygdala which is the seat of our emotions. This is why smells have such power over us. Have you ever been taking back to a childhood memory by a certain smell? This can be done by
smelling the oil directly from the bottle
putting a few drops in your hand, rubbing hands together, then cupping over the nose
through diffusing the oils
Ingestion or “internally”
oils can be taken in a vegetable capsule
added to recipes when cooking
and added to water (for flavor and a plethora of other benefits).
You may or may not choose to use a carrier oil when applying oils topically. I rarely ever do. Not using a carrier oil is called using oils “neat”. A carrier oil is a fatty oil like avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, almond oil and the like. The only time I really use carrier oils is when I create a roller blend. If you are new to using oils or have sensitive skin then I suggest you use a carrier oil. (I personally never used carriers even when I first started using oils)
Again, I only recommend use of Young Living’s essential oils because they are the absolute best. We own our own farms and have strict Seed to Seal guidelines for our partner farms, we run the most tests on our products, D. Gary Young (the founder of YL) is the only one in the world who distills oils at their best/highest frequency, we use sustainable and organic farming methods, and we never use chemicals to distill our oils we cold press and steam distill (which takes more time and obviously costs more money).
The FDA only requires that companies have 5% of the actual oil in their product in order for it to be labeled 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade. The rest can be chemicals, floral water, or carrier oils. This on top of the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and chemical solvents to extract the oil makes for a chemical soup of “essential oil” which in my opinion is extremely contradicting considering what oils are used for.
THAT IS WHY SEED TO SEAL. This is why it is so important to buy real oils. You never want to cut corners when at comes to wellness. You deserve the best.
My hope is that you have learned something new today or received some clarity.
Take care, you deserve it.