Essential Oils Quick Course:
Knowledge instills confidence and confidence inspires action, so when it comes to nutrition and health, I would like to recommend you PURCHASE essential oil reference resources like those found at discoverlsp.com and through ylsearch.com and other reliable sources.
Thankfully, you DO NOT need to be an expert to use essential oils. There are many resources out there to help you research and discover what works best for you and your family.
This information is for educational purposes only. If you are on any prescription medication or have a medical condition, always consult your doctor or healthcare professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and are not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure disease. The decision to use/not use this information is your sole responsibility. The views expressed in this presentation apply only to the phytochemical profile of Young Living Essential Oils.
So, what exactly are essential oils and why do we use them?
They are the ‘lifeblood’ of the plant that initiates cell regeneration and repair. Essential oils support the immune system of plants, and they work in a similar way for humans. Psalm 104 says that God created plants for our food, joy, and wellbeing. Plants and humans have always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship according to God’s design. (Think about how we make carbon dioxide for plants and they make oxygen for us!)
Essential oils and essential oil infused supplements support our body for optimal health. Essential oils are steam distilled or pressed from plants – from the leaves, roots, bark, stems, rinds or seeds of plants.
They are much more concentrated, and therefore, more potent than dried herbs. 1 drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 26 cups of peppermint tea! 1 drop of lemon oil is equivalent 16 lemon rinds!
Essential oils can quickly penetrate the tissues of the skin, and from there diffuse throughout the body into the blood and tissues. They can affect the body at the cellular level, by supporting cellular health, normal cellular regeneration, and by supporting the immune system.
Essential oils work synergistically with the body to support normal body processes because they are recognized by the body as nutrients – food.
Essential oils oxygenate the cell, support the body’s natural detoxification processes, make cells more permeable, and defend against unwanted guests in our bodies. Some can cross the blood brain barrier, like cedarwood, vetiver, and lavender. Those oils are helpful for supporting ALL bodily systems: skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, nervous, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive and integumentary systems.
Every essential oil, like every living thing, carries a scientifically measurable frequency. Essential oils have the capacity to impact your body frequency. The more oils applied, the higher the frequency and potential for overall health. Use them often for best results.
Just as our bodies are constantly changing and adapting to the environment, so are plants. Thus essential oils, for thousands of years, have been naturally adapting to the environment, weather, soil, etc. This adaptogenic quality is a beautiful aspect of essential oils. They are always a bit different and will vary from batch to batch, just like a fine wine, because they aren’t created in a lab, but grown on farms all over the world.
If you find a brand of EO’s where every bottle smells the same, that is a red flag that the essential oil has been chemically altered.
Essential oils, though trendy, are nothing new! They were first mentioned by name in the biblical book of Genesis, chapter 37, when Joseph was sold to the slave traders. They were used in religious rituals and recommended by priests in the Jewish temple.
They were used in China, India, Greek & Roman empires, and found in ancient scriptures from the Bible, Torah and Koran. In fact, in the Bible, there are over 200 references to aromatics, incense and ointments referring to Frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, cassia, rosemary, hyssop and spikenard which were used for anointing and ministering to the sick.
Daily applications of essential oils in biblical times were extensive. 36 books of the Old Testament and 10 books of the New Testament mention essential oils or the plants that produce them. There are over 10,000 references to essential oils in the National Library of Medicine pubmed.gov or on nih.gov !!
There are a lot of essential oil brands out there, so what makes Young Living so special?
One thing that’s good to know is that essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, so you do have to do your own research to make sure you’re buying a truly pure oil. Their only requirement is that 5% of the oil be pure therapeutic grade oil for it to be called, “pure, therapeutic grade.” Companies are allowed to add fillers, water, synthetic chemicals and more!
Young Living was founded in 1994, and is the oldest, most trusted essential oil company in the world. Young Living has 23+ years of research and experience, and is the only company that has the Seed to Seal® guarantee. Our guarantee 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 Young Living. So, we’re going to walk through that Seed to Seal process now, and later you can learn even more at www.seedtoseal.com!!
“Young Living is proud to set the standard for essential oil purity and authenticity by carefully monitoring the production of our oils through our unique Seed to Seal process. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, we apply rigorous quality controls to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended.” ~ www.seedtoseal.com
- STEP 1: SEED Seeds are carefully selected by experts based on the previous year crop potency and effectiveness.
- STEP 2: CULTIVATE Using only sustainable methods, our farming practices set the bar around the world.
- STEP 3: DISTILL We are the largest innovator of oil distillation using several proprietary techniques.
- STEP 4: TEST We test all oils using our internal labs, and 3rd party testing. Our standards are higher than international standards.
- STEP 5: SEAL Each bottle is carefully packaged to ensure a perfect product shipped directly to you.
Young Living follows the French model of essential oil usage because of the high quality of our essential oils. If in doubt about how to use an oil, it’s always great to start with the primary usage on the label and then go from there as you see fit for your family.
Fragrance is the substance of memories. Research shows that when inhaling the pure constituents in these essential oils, it can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. This is the brain’s center of emotion and memory.
Hence, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses in just 22 seconds, which is the time is takes for an oil to reach the brain when inhaled. Essential oils can be your key to a more fulfilling and balanced emotional life. To help you rediscover peace, balance, and joy, use these essential oils and blends for diffusion, soothing baths, massage, inhalation, or topical application.
- Aromatic: Smell the essential oils directly from the bottle or your hands, or from a cold water diffuser
Because of their molecular structure, essential oils are rapidly absorbed by the skin. Sometimes when you apply an oil to the skin, it almost seems to disappear into the body. When applied topically, it takes 2-3 minutes for an oil to reach the bloodstream, 20 minutes to affect every cell in the body, then metabolized within 2 1⁄2 hours.
- TOPICAL: Place a drop into your palm and rub the essential oil on the back of the neck, bottom of the feet, wrists, spine, top of the head, or anywhere there is a need. Use a carrier oil when needed.
Proper usage is indicated on each essential oil label. Please follow label instructions. The idea of “if a little is good, a lot is better” is not always correct. Essential oils are very potent and powerful, so start low and go slow. In most cases 1-2 drops are adequate and using more may waste product. Depending on the essential oil you can gradually build up to 3-5 uses per day if desired.
If the oil bottle label indicates it can be used as a dietary supplement, then it is safe to take internally (this is only true of pure, clean oils like Young Living’s oils. Beware of store-bought oils that have written “do not take internally.” It’s a sure sign they’ve been adulterated with chemicals!)
- INTERNAL: Only use essential oils that are labeled for consumption from the Vitality line. You may add a drop or two into an empty gel cap and top it off with a carrier oil, use a drop under your tongue, add a drop to a glass or stainless steel water bottle, or add a drop to honey or another edible carrier.
Now I want to share with you how you can get these oils, because they are not sold down at Whole Foods or your corner Walgreens. The oils sold there are much less potent, and some are even adulterated. But Young Living’s oils are true quality, therapeutic grade oils.
The way that Young Living has decided to sell them is through individual members sharing with others – they don’t pay for an advertising department and use us instead so we can offer you support. When you buy oils in a store or online from just anywhere, you won’t get a team of support helping you learn how to use the oils. And especially when you join our team! We offer monthly classes, webinars, promotions, Facebook and blog posts so you are always learning! We also give you a guidebook that teaches you how to use your oils for every benefit known for that oil or blend!
Now, there are two ways to join Young Living, as a retail customer or as a wholesale member.
What is best for you?
|Product Cost||Essential Rewards||Earn Commissions||Starter Kit|
|Wholesale Member||Wholesale (24% off retail)||Optional||Optional||Required|
|Retail Member||Full Retail||Not Available||Not Available||Optional|
You can purchase just the eleven oils we just discussed for $163 and that is the retail price. No sale or discount. But there’s a much cheaper way to get them.
You can actually get this essential oil collection, PLUS a home diffuser, plus this Starter Kit with 2 Ningxia Red samples, and little samples you can share or throw in your purse, all for $160! You save over $100 off the retail price this way. At the same time, you automatically become a wholesale member which means you get 24% off all future purchases for life!
Now, don’t let the term ‘member’ scare you. We’re a lot like Amazon in the way we operate. You order online, and in a few days, your order shows up on your door step! There are no monthly minimums or order requirements. In order to keep your membership after one year, you just need to purchase about $50 worth of products the next year. If you don’t want to, that’s fine! No one is going to hunt you down – there are no penalties or cancellation fees and you could reinstate your membership at any time. Speaking of Amazon, don’t buy oils there. They are likely fake! Ask me more about it!
Another way to save money that you’ll want to look into right away is the optional Essential Rewards program. By enrolling, you get a monthly shipment on your doorstep of your choice of products from Young Living and earn store credit and reduced shipping at the same time! PLUS we just updated our program so you get MORE back SOONER!
When you are living a natural, holistic lifestyle and using essential oils, joining Young Living as a wholesale member and signing up for Essential Rewards just makes sense! You’ll be able to replace all your over-the-counter drugs, toxic health and beauty and cleaning products and use safe, healthy alternatives – and get free stuff and discounts in the process! It makes shopping easier – I no longer have to browse the cleaning, bath and body and drug aisles of stores as I can buy more than just essential oils from Young Living – they also have toxic-free deodorant, toothpaste and house cleaning supplies, all powered by essential oils! Join us today by clicking this link and let’s walk together as your learn a better way to live an abundant life!