Wouldn’t you say that over the last few years, people are really trying to be more health conscious? Paying attention to their diet, using more natural alternatives, getting more exercise and so on. Essential oils have played a huge roll for many people, but how do you know which kind to use? Well, let me tell you a little bit about my story and why I use Young Living essential oils.
It all started a little over 6 years ago… Becoming pregnant with my son really opened up my eyes, making me realize and pay more attention to what I was putting in and on my body. What products we use in our home. What we are breathing in every day.
“Why can’t I use this product or this ingredient while I’m pregnant… but it’s okay when I’m not?” Something just didn’t make sense to me.
From there it was a snowball effect… How can we be more proactive and preventative in our overall wellness? How can we get ahead of our health rather than always chasing it with temporary solutions?
Now we can’t escape the world of pesticides, genetically modified foods, toxic chemicals and processed food, right?! And let’s be real… maybe there are a few cosmetic or hair products we just can’t live without but they have some questionable ingredients. We’d have to live in a bubble to get rid of it all!
So making changes to avoid toxins where we can was something I became very serious about.
We have a choice
in what foods to buy, what cosmetics we use, what products we clean with, and the type of remedies to use when we are hurt or feel unwell.
Enter essential oils…. along with continuous learning, a supportive and fun community of like minded people, and a generous company willing to go above and beyond a standard of quality.
What are essential oils?
First, let start with the basics. Essential oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants. The oil can be obtained from the roots, seeds, shrub, flowers, leaves and trees and bring health and healing to the body. The chemistry is extremely complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds.
Essential Oil’s were mankind’s first means of wellness and are in fact mentioned ALL throughout Scripture. The oils are very complex and very powerful which is why they are able to reach every part of our bodies on a cellular level. Within minutes of using or breathing in an oil, they can be found in every organ in your body!
Essential oils can be used: topically, aromatically, or internally.
The fragrance of the oils work on the limbic system in the brain where emotions are stored and can help relax and clear the mind as well as release emotional trauma.
Common uses include:
- Mood elevation, stress reduction and emotional support
- Mental clarity and stamina; brain health
- Physical performance; joint and muscle support
- Immune support; maintain wellness
- Extremely high in antioxidant value
- Compatible with diversity of gut flora
- Non-toxic solutions to chemical-laden household products
It is estimated that up to 96% of Essential oils on the Market are adulterated, engineered, or extended with the use of synthetic chemicals and it’s perfectly legal to label them as pure and organic.
The Terms “100% pure,” “certified therapeutic grade” and “clinical grade” are all made up marketing terms; there is no rating system in the U.S. for essential oils!
That is why I put my trust in the only essential oil company in the world that owns their own farms, distilleries and distribution centers and is in control every step of the way.
Enter Young Living Essential Oils
Frankly, after much of my own research, trial & error- Not only had I heard so many amazing things about Young Living, but I personally noticed a difference between YLEO and other brands. Due to their SEED to SEAL guarantee (discussed below), they are the only company in the world that can make such a promise to deliver Therapeutic Grade essential oils.
Why does Therapeutic Grade matter?
- reach every cell in your body within 20 minutes when applied topically to the body
- eliminate toxins in your body
- regenerate DNA
- have the capability of passing the “blood-brain” barrier
- work on emotions via the limbic system of your brain when inhaled
- release emotional trauma, relax and clear the mind
- transport nutrients to starving human cells
- act as powerful antioxidants
- increase atmospheric oxygen
- remove toxins in the air
- increase ozone and negative ions in the area which inhibit bacterial growth
Seed to Seal Guarantee
Young Living is proud to set the standard for essential oil purity and authenticity by carefully monitoring the production of their oils through their unique Seed to Seal process. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, they apply rigorous quality controls to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. PURE.
Young Living does not believe in using fillers or synthetic products or ingredients to just sell an item. They are a product-driven company over profit-driven and want only the best to arrive to you. That is their guarantee!
Scrupulous selection of seeds sourced from one of 16 sustainable corporate or partner farms. YL has farms worldwide to ensure that plants are grown in the specific environments they thrive in. Species certification involves scientific research, field study, university partnerships, and on‐site planting certification.
YL cultivates their plants using beyond organic farming practices; NO CHEMICALS, NO PESTICIDES, HAND WEEDING.
YL’s proprietary low‐temperature, low‐pressure steam distillation process ensures that the beneficial plant compounds in every batch of essential oil remain un-compromised during the extraction process. Cold pressing and resin tapping methods are also used for select oils.
Each essential oil must pass Young Living’s stringent testing to ensure the optimal bioactive natural compounds are present. Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third‐party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed. Oils that do not meet stringent criteria are reinvested in farming practices!
YL is also in control of it’s own labeling and distribution, ensuring that no one along the chain has any opportunity to diet, adulterate or engineer the product that ultimately gets shipped to you.
Helping people is my passion!
Many people can feel overwhelmed when thinking about ‘getting healthier’ and what that means. I love helping people take simple steps to get the results they want, and I love even more when they realize ‘I CAN do this!’
YOU CAN LIVE A BETTER LIFE. Do you want better sleep? Less stress? More wellness? Better moods? A healthier, less chemical-filled home? I can help you.
If you’re ready to get started, it’s super easy and you can do so here. (Step-by-step instructions included.)
If you want more info, drop me a note and I’d be happy to help. And don’t worry – I share because I want others to experience the awesomeness that I have… not to pest you.
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