WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL?
Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant, consisting of highly concentrated, volatile aromatic compounds. They have a vast array of uses and have often been referred to as the life blood of the plant. Just like the blood in our body clots our cuts, oxygenates our cells and detoxifies us, essential oils do those same things for a plant. Why would you want essential oils in your home?
Essential oils consist of over 100 different naturally occurring, organic compounds! These compounds are very tiny even smaller than viruses. They hit your cells within 3 seconds of inhalation and show up in the blood stream within 26 seconds of application. There are unlimited ways essential oils support our bodies. A few areas of particular interest are; the limbic system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system (hormones), digestive system, joints, liver, cell and organ function. Wow, that’s a lot of support!
Essential oils can easily be used to replace conventional toxic cleaners. Thieves is a highly effective, afforable, multi purpose cleaner that is completely green and toxin free! You can use essential oil based personal care products to replace chemical filled, endocrine disrupting, conventional ones. Using oil infused supplements provides the benefit of the supplement along with the power of the oil. This more than doubles assimilation rates of nutrition when compared to supplements without essential oils. It’s also really fun and easy to boost the flavor of foods, drinks and sauces with Vitality in your kitchen. This is all pretty cool, what’s next?
IT MATTERS WHERE YOUR OILS ARE SOURCED!
WHY CHOOSE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS?
The PURITY and QUALITY of an essential oil is the most important factor when deciding what company to start your oil journey with.
DELICATE YET FLAWLESS GROWING STANDARDS
Young Living oversees the entire growing process of ALL the plants on their very own global farms and Seed to Seal certified partner farms. Their experts partner with university researchers to evaluate the essential oil potential of the seeds before planting a crop in pesticide free, ‘virgin’ soil. The seeds are selected based on their ability to become plants with the highest possible levels of bioactive compounds.
Young Living farms are dedicated to perfecting their responsible, sustainable growing and harvesting methods. To produce the best essential oil, each plant has to be harvested at a precise time under precise conditions. Close to harvest time, workers are sent into the fields, around the clock, to test the potency of active ingredients in the plant. Some of the faster growing species are tested once every hour until harvest.
Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation. It is very important that time, temperature, pressure, and the quality of the distillation equipment is held to an exact standard. The most common way for an oil to be extracted from a plant is a gentle, proprietary technique using steam. To properly preserve certain precious constituents in select oils the use of cold pressing and resin tapping is utilized.