Right now you are wondering what the heck is an essential oil. And you want it to be explained in a simple way, no big hypertecnical words that no one really understands. Did I guess right?
No worries, I get you! At the beginning I didn’t really understand what an essential oil was, and I learned it via understanding its practical uses, so let’s begin there. Essential oils were the first natural medicine and cosmetic in history.
Essential oils were the first natural medicine and cosmetic in history.
They have such a long list of uses that I could recite all day (read my story here). They are an organic and live substance which interacts with the body in a natural way, so not only do they help with a never-ending amount of health issues, from the common cold, cough and fever, to rheumatoid arthritis, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, skin problems, etc., In my case they have become our natural first-aid kit, we stopped using ibuprofen, paracetamol, wound disinfectant and muscle relax creams (amongst others). They have substituted our daily cosmetic products like shampoo, moisturizer and even toothpaste, and they also help us clean our home. It is one of the easier ways of looking after your family, your health and your home without harmful artificial products. They’re even safe for pets!
Now it’s time to get a little tecnical. An essential oil the immune system of a plant, the aromatic essence which results from the distillation of flowers, trees, leaves, seeds, roots… This substance cannot be seen when you cut a flower or the stem of a plant, since it is an ethereal and volatile essence. Through distillation this substance is separated from the other physical components of the plant, and it’s extracted in the form of an essential oil.
An essential oil the immune system of a plant, the aromatic essence which results from the distillation of flowers, trees, leaves, seeds, roots…
The texture and density of an essential oil is different in every case, but the similarities they all have is that they are not greasy, they don’t clog pores, they evaporate easily which is why they are quickly absorbed by the skin. Everything you put on your skin is diffused throughout the entire body, through the exchange between the extra-cellular and lacunary liquids, the blood, lymph and tissues. This is how in 20 minutes essential oils reach every cell in your body, organs and limbic system – also known as emotional brain – and they help your body to reestablish its physical, mental and emotional health in a natural way. They support the body’s natural healing process.
And now, the million dollar question: how do I use an essential oil? The easiest and safest is cold diffusion with a surgical plastic diffuser. You will find more details in my groups, where we provide support and training.
I use Young Living essential oils with my family. With YL I have the Seed to Seal guarantee: it is the only company which owns their own farms and controls the production from the moment the soil is plowed until the final product is being bottled. They even use their own essential oils in their farms, proof of the trust they have in their own product. The Seed to Seal guarantee ensures that their products are the result of the first distillation, something other brands don’t certify. The first distillation retains all the active principles and therapeutic properties of the plant. YL also makes sure each of their products is being distilled the correct amount of time to obtain all of the medicinal properties, instead of shortening this process to produce something of lesser quality and cheaper cost. In fact, if the crop or distillation didn’t reach the standard they leave the batch out of stock.
The Seed to Seal guarantee ensures that their products are the result of the first distillation, something other brands don’t certify. The first distillation retains all the active principles and therapeutic properties of the plant.
Young Living essential oils are 100% pure and organic, they have no synthetic ingredients added, and don’t go rancid (they can expire only in the case they aren’t stored correctly or if exposed to heat). In addition, they are highly concentrated which is why only one drop is so powerful! 5ml = 85-100 drops. 15ml = 275-300 drops
If you’ve reached this point: congratulations! I see we have similar principles and values. Here I explain how to buy the same oils I use and the benefits you get by joining my team to make the most out of our community where we provide support and education.