So What Are Essential Oils?
Have you ever peeled an orange or lemon and smell that beautiful smell from the mist sprayed in the room? That is the essential oil!🙌🏻
Essential oils are the natural extracts from plants that are found in all parts of the plant: the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, etc. They are the “life force” of the plant from which they come.
They are similar to human blood, in that they help regulate the functions of the plant and promote overall health for the plant.
How Do Essential Oils Work?
Hold up, let me put on my nerd glasses.🤓 Ahem.
The therapeutic substances in essential oils support our bodies too, much like they support the plant. Yep, that’s right. SO cool, right?! 🤓 #scienceisawesome
Essential Oils have protective properties to them which are the plants natural defense mechanisms and they have many health benefits when we use them as well.
So how do essential oils help us specifically? They have been documented to therapeutically affect all the inner workings of the human body, such as calming for stress reduction and better sleep, mood and energy enhancing properties and improved function in various systems of the body.
How I Started Using Essential Oils
Essential Oils are a huge part of our life, they are a total game changer for us, and I wanted to share with you why & how we use them in our home.
After the birth of my daughter, I was looking for a way to support my hormones and my physical health naturally. I saw a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, who is also trained in the field of Ancient Chinese Herbalism.
In addition to supplements, she recommended high quality, pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, and specifically the ones from Young Living. She told me that essential oils not only support the physical, but they also support ALL aspects of us – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
I still very much believe in modern medicine, and this is not a substitute for that. And we have plenty of products in our home that aren’t necessarily all natural. We aren’t perfect by any means!
But oils felt like a great step step towards a healthier lifestyle for myself and my family. For example, supporting our immune systems with Thieves oil, or making sure everybody gets a good night’s sleep using Lavender oil.
Plus, I have since jumped in with both feet into Young Living’s non-toxic make-up line, Savvy Minerals. And their household cleaning products are fantastic! They have so much more than just oils.
Why Essential Oil Quality Is Critical
I got my very first oils off Amazon, rationalizing that I was only planning to use them aromatically.🙈
Hindsight, I now know how important it is to use the best quality, even for “just using them aromatically.” Why?
When we inhale an essential oil molecule (such as through diffusing), it travels through the nasal passage to a receptor neuron that transports it up to the limbic brain.
YES! The molecule of the oil goes up into your brain, just from smelling it! Essential oils can penetrate the blood-brain barrier, which is part of what makes them so effective therapeutically. But! This is where ensuring the highest quality becomes a non-negotiable.
Many other brands add cheap fillers and modify their oils, which greatly reduce the therapeutic benefits. Plus they contain unwanted junk and potential toxins, pesticides, etc.
Which Essential Oils Are THE BEST?
I’m just going to say it… Young Living essential oils are THE BEST. Like hands down, no one has them beat. I have tried many, many other brands, and these are the best. I wish I had just bought the best ones to begin with!
Young Living introduced the Seed to Seal Promise as a symbol of their commitment to providing families all over the world with the highest quality essential oil and oil-infused products on the planet.
Their exclusive Seed to Seal process ensures that EVERY bottle of oil delivered to your home is
- carefully selected as a seed
- planted into soil that must meet purity standards
- cultivated under sustainable and responsible methods
- tested as a plant
- selected at peak harvest for distillation
- tested AGAIN for proper biologically active therapeutic compounds
- and sealed knowing every bottle is never cut, altered, or diluted.
Their standards are ridiculously high, which I appreciate. Nobody goes the extra mile (and then some!) to ensure the oils we are using are pure, tested and unaltered.
Where to Buy the BEST Essential Oils
Not all essential oils are created equally. You don’t want to buy these off Amazon like I did at first. 🙅🏼♀️ They aren’t guaranteed that way and are often tampered with.
You want to buy the Young Living ones, and you want to buy them from my links since it puts you on my awesome team.🤗 Our team is amazing, and we have so much FREE support available to us. Everything from recipes, tips, FAQ’s, Facebook lives, plus lots of support.
The premium starter kit is the best way to get started. And there are several options.
Read more about the different starter kit options here.
They have one with the most popular oils, OR one with the best non toxic make-up, OR one with nontoxic cleaning supplies. They are all glorious! I would recommend the oil PSK with the Dessert Mist Diffuser. That is what I got, and it is fantastic.
👉🏻👉🏻Browse or purchase a starter kit here👈🏻👈🏻 (puts you on my team…YAY!🎉).