What are Essential Oils?
An essential oil is actually a highly concentrated plant component, rather than an oil. They can be distilled from various parts of a plant, including leaves, flowers, fruits, woods and seeds.
Within 22 seconds of applying the oils, the molecules have reached our brain. Within 2 minutes the molecules can be found in our bloodstream and within 20 minutes of applying oils they can be found in every cell of our body.
Mother Nature provides us with the resources to heal our bodies and minds naturally. Plants have the ability to improve and maintain our good health and wellbeing without the use of harmful chemicals making it friendly to use on our bodies and our environment. The list of remedies essential oils provide is endless.
Essential oils do no disturb the body's natural balance, and can stimulate the secretion of antibodies, neurotransmitters, endorphins, hormones and enzymes. When used correctly, the molecules in the oils mimic the molecules your body uses for repair and regeneration.
How to use them
Diffuse, directly inhale, or add to hot water to experience the aromatic benefits of essential oils.
When you breathe in essential oils, those molecules are entering your nose and being absorbed by your blood stream.
This method is a great starting point that can be a quick and easy way to receive the benefits of oils.
You can drop them directly into your hands and breathe them in when you're on the go or, you can add oils to your diffuser (4-10 drops) and leave it running throughout the day.
You can drop oils that can be taken internally under the tongue, swabbed on the inside of the cheek, or add them to a vegetable capsule and swallowed---some can even be used in cooking!
Non-therapeutic grade oils should never be ingested because the quality is not there & may not be safe.
Ingesting oils should always be done though with caution ---just like there is a time for antibiotics, essential oils should be taken when needed.
Many oils can be used either diluted with a carrier oil or undiluted onto the skin. Each oil has specific instructions for dilution and suitability for topical use, so always follow the instructions on each oil’s individual label.
Young Living Essential oils are highly concentrated so I always suggest diluting them through making your own roller blends or buying pre-made blends from my store.
You can simply do this by taking a carrier oil & combining it with your essential oils. In the next pages lets talk about carrier oils, where to apply essential oils, pulse points, & roller blends to get you started.