What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins and herbs. Oils consist of over 100 different natural compounds.

In humans, they provide support physically, emotionally and spiritually. An oil in a diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you’ve had a stressful day at work. Oils can be used as an alternative to toxic cleaning chemicals in the home. You can literally start swapping out every single chemical cleaning toxin in your home to live a purer lifestyle, and you can do it without breaking the bank!

There are about 300 oils on the earth, but you only need ten to twenty of them to build a good kit. You do not need to be an aromatherapist to use them. In most cases, just rub it topically into the skin. There are three main ways to get oils into your system: the English apply it topically – rub it onto the skin; the French ingest and cook with it; the Germans diffuse and inhale, which can be the most effective method because it doesn’t have to pass through the digestive system.

Tests have shown oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in three seconds when inhaled; they were found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds when applied topically. Expulsion of essential oils takes three to six hours in a normal, healthy body.

 

How can I use the Oils?

 

Aromatically

Use can use essential oils by inhaling or diffusing them. Rub 2–3 drops of essential oil between your palms and inhale.
Add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and bowl with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.
Use your favourite essential oils in your YL diffusers.

 

Topically

Many essential oils are safe and beneficial to use directly on the skin.
Place 2–3 drops of essential oil directly on the desired area and massage in. Repeat as desired. Always follow the label’s dilution instructions (we love to dilute our oils with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil!).

 

As food and drink flavouring

Young Living has culinary oils – these are approved for of food& beverages. Young Living also have supplements that are infused with the goodness of essential oils. One of our favourite ways are to add a few drops to some cold water and drink!
Always remember to check the label of an oil – to see if it is an culinary essential oil.