Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for many applications. Today, there are well over 300 essential oils in use by professional practitioners, each with its own centuries confirmed practical application. But don’t worry! You certainly don’t need 300 essential oils in your home to reap their benefits.

Essential Oils have protective properties which are the plant’s natural defense mechanism that work the same in our bodies. Essential Oils have a unique ability to penetrate the cell membrane and transport oxygen and nutrients inside the cell, thus giving more support to the immune system. They can effectively combat the damaging effects of toxins, impurities and harmful substances in and around our body.

Essential oils are the highly concentrated, aromatic essences of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, resins and flowers. They can be clear, amber, yellow, green, and even dark blue in color and range from very runny to almost solid in consistency. Each essential oil comes from specific parts of the plant they come from too.

For example:
Myrrh and Frankincense come from the tree resin
Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit and Bergamot come from the peel of the fruit
Cinnamon comes from the bark of the tree
Eucalyptus comes from the tree’s leaves
Rose comes from the petals
Pine comes from the needles and twigs

On average, each essential oil contains over 100 constituents with more being discovered every day. These components also change even among the same species of plant. 1 drop contains 40 million trillion molecules that affect the body at the cellular level.

Take lavender for example, you can grow the same exact type of lavender plant in France and one in your garden and they will have similar but different properties. This is because the soil, climate, altitude, and many other factors will be different, therefore producing a very different oil with its own unique properties and constituents.

My family and I use only Young Living essential oils. Here is a video telling you why.

Thanks for stopping by! What questions do you have about Young Living essential oils? Shout them out in the comments below and I'll do my best to answer them.

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