WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils, health known as nature’s living energy, malady are the natural, cure aromatic volatile liquids found in shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via steam distillation, and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.
While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast—which makes them much more than something that simply smells good.
Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life. With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick. Today, essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.
USING ESSENTIAL OILS
Oils can come in blends (more than one oil blended together for concentrated impact) or as a single oil. Here are some of the most common essential oils and essential oils blend.
Lavender Essential Oil is a versatile essential oil used to cleanse and soothe minor burns, cuts, and other skin irritations. Its refreshing, relaxing, scent has balancing properties that calm the mind and body.
Peppermint essential oil can help aid normal digestion, and has traditionally been used to promote healthy respiratory function and ease tension headaches. Its fresh, minty aroma combats mental and physical fatigue.
The Thieves blend is founded on the legend of a group of thieves in fourteenth century France who used clove, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims in order to stay immune. Young Living’s Thieves contains clove for its antimicrobial properties and cinnamon for its purifying properties.
Frankincense is used to support skin health. Its earthy, balsamic scent has calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength.
Lemon oil’s fresh, zesty scent is uplifting to the body and mind. When taken internally, lemon is a good source of d-limonene—a powerful antioxidant—and is believed to boost the body’s natural defenses.
Purification Essential Oil: The sweet, refreshing scent of Purification deodorizes and purifies the air. This blend also contains citronella to deter insects and soothe bites.
Peace-Calming Essential Oil: The gentle scent of Peace & Calming encourages calmness and deep relaxation, and can assist with meditation. Containing blue tansy and mandarin, which are known for their sedative properties, Peace & Calming may promote a peaceful night’s sleep.
Panaway Essential Oil: PanAway is a soothing essential oil blend containing eugenol, a constituent used historically to numb gums. Also containing wintergreen and clove—two oils traditionally used for pain relief—PanAway aids the body’s natural response to irritation and injury.
Valor Essential Oil: Valor is an empowering blend that promotes feelings of strength, courage, and protection. Contains frankincense and spruce, which were traditionally used for their healing and spiritual properties, Valor has also been found to support energy alignment in the body.
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There are three main ways to use essential oils: inhale or breathe them in, apply directly to your skin, and internal consumption with food, drink or capsule.
Inhaling Essential Oils
Breathing in essential oils heightens the senses and awareness. Here are some common ways to inhale essential oils:
- Direct inhalation: rub them into the palm of your hand, on a tissue or breathe them in from the bottle.
- Diffuse the oils: Use a diffuser to disperses the oils as a micro-fine vapor into the air.
- With a humidifier: Fill a humidifier with water. Put a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in front of the escaping steam.
- Steam method: Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.
Applying Essential Oils To Your Skin
Essential oils can also be applied topically or on the body. Many of the oils can be rubbed directly onto the affected area. Stronger oils should be diluted or mixed with a carrier oils such as Young Living’s V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to prevent skin irritations. Key points of application on the body are:
- Crown of head
- Behind ears
- Upper back
- Over vital organs
- Soles and top of feet
Taking Essential Oils Internally
Though some pure essential oils are safe to eat or drink, be careful. Not all essential oils should be taken internally. Be sure to read the label for safe consumption. We only sell Young Living Essential oils, and the labels are clearly marked. You should always follow the recommended dosage on individual product labels to ensure safety or seek the advice of a health professional before administering oils internally.
Ways to take oils:
- Put several drops of oil into an empty capsule and swallow with water.
- Add 1–2 drops to a glass of water or rice milk.
- Put 1–2 drops onto a piece of bread.
- Add to your meals when cooking.
- Add 1–2 drops onto a teaspoon of Blue Agave and swallow.
- With milder oils, drop directly onto the tongue and swallow.
Now you can have your very own essential oils kits shipped directly to your home. On the next page, we have provided more details on how to order your very own set of essential oils. When you place your initial order, you can choose from one of our basic or premium starter kits to get started and order as many oils as you want as often as you want. You can even order at wholesale discount pricing.