How to Get Started with Essential Oils
I’m a huge advocate for living a holistic lifestyle. What that means is turning first to whole foods and natural remedies like essential oils to support my health and wellbeing and that of my loved ones. Once you discover the power in these little bottles, they can drastically improve your life.
I’m excited to share with you my oily journey! Here I’ll show you how to get started with essential oils, and I will show you how to purchase some of the highest quality oils available at wholesale prices!
Let’s face it, most people have no idea what an “essential oil” is. Some think it’s potpourri and others think of skin care, but an essential oil is a whole lot more … keep reading!
Essential oils are rapidly becoming popular today, but they’ve actually been used for thousands of years. In fact, if you read the Bible, you’ll find over 300 references to essential oils.
Since I’m all about educating, connecting and supporting, let’s talk first about what essential oils are…
An essential oil is the “essence” of a tree or plant. It’s what you smell. It’s the fluid inside that’s essential for it to live and thrive. Some call it the plant’s “life force.” The molecules that make up these oils are tiny and can penetrate every cell in the human body within 20 minutes. They can even pass through the Blood Brain Barrier. “The Blood Brain what?” I’ll explain.
But first, here’s my story of WHY and HOW I got started with essential oils …
So why should you care about essential oils and plant molecules entering your body?
Here’s the reason: The essential oil of a plant offers huge balancing affects on the human body. In fact, different plants and trees have very distinct benefits. They were created to help our bodies achieve and maintain a healthier balance.
By going “back” to essential oils, we’re returning to a pure, undiluted, chemical-free part of Nature that can support healthy bodies. Nature cannot be mimicked precisely, and the human body cannot fully process synthetics.
Your body naturally knows how to work with plants and oil-based compounds.
How do they Work
By design, blood vessels allow things to move from the blood to the body. Capillaries are the smallest vessels, and the capillaries of the brain differ from the rest of the body. In the brain, the endothelial tissue, or rather the lining of the capillaries fits more snugly together to produce a protected zone. This is referred to as the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB).
The BBB selectively moves particles in the blood to the brain, and essential oils are on the “BBB Safe List.” You see, Nature is a citizen of the body, and the small hydrophobic, non-polar particles of essential oils can easily cross the BBB. Once they hit the limbic system (the control center of the brain) they are able to affect emotions, and in turn, feelings. This is a primary reason oils can help support our emotional well-being.
But How Can they Help Me?
Okay, so let’s move beyond brain capillaries and talk practically. How else might you benefit from essential oils?
Essential oils support positive, healthy feelings and body systems (cardiovascular, skin, immune system, etc.) in both humans and animals. Products made with essential oils can also be used for personal hygiene and home cleaning, which offers a healthier solution to store-bought brands that contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Essential oils support our body systems at a cellular level.
Essential oils are classified as a food item by the FDA, and only medical professionals and/or qualified studies are able to make specific medical claims regarding a food product’s affect on the human body. But if you do your research, you’ll see it’s very easy to discover specific uses and benefits. It’s fascinating!
Which Oils do I Choose?
First of all, it’s vital that people use only pure essential oils. The purity is what makes an oil therapeutic. Because regulations aren’t strict in some regions, it’s absolutely necessary to know the source of your oils.
If you don’t know about the seed, the soil, the equipment, the company’s history, the distilleries, the laboratories, the bottling process… You don’t know the source of your oils.
So, let’s say you’ve decided it’s time to get started with essential oils to help your family remain healthy. It’s time to clean with non-toxic cleaners and to use the healthiest version of toothpaste and mouthwash and so on … And you want to do it with essential oils. Where should you get them? Which oils should you use?
The answer comes down to quality.
The processes used to grow, harvest and distill plants and trees for the purpose of extracting essential oils is critical to the end product. Like the carrot example, even 100% pure essential oil from a non-controlled farm will not have the quality of 100% pure oil from a farm dedicated to quality from the original seed all the way to the final product.
Many essential oil users who began with lesser quality oils noticed a huge difference when they switched to the good stuff. So where does the “good stuff” come from? I’m glad you asked.
I have decided to only use Young Living oils because they’re the leader in the industry. Because we can literally walk onto their farms and see what they’re doing. We can visit the laboratories. They have proprietary equipment on their farms and in their distilleries. They stringently test their oils internally, and also willingly submit to outside testing.
The Young Living Difference
Young Living oils are the finest out there because of Young Living’s Seed to Seal™ quality promise. They have ultra-pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. From the seed that is sourced and planted, to the growing plant that is nourished, to the harvesting and distillation process used to extract the essential oils (without damaging them), to the bottling, Young Living is in complete control. They manage their own farms around the world.
Independent laboratory testing proves that Young Living essential oils meet, and often exceed, industry requirements, and as stewards of nature’s plant remedies, Young Living maintains extremely high quality standards.
This means the results from these oils are noticeable compared to what you may have experienced from other essential oils. Stringent testing is performed on each batch to guarantee their purity and potency.
Young Living is the best source for quality, therapeutic grade essential oils. I’m a Young Living Distributor, and I encourage you to visit my buying essential oils wholesale page to find out how easy it is to create a free account, and buy your own!
So, what are essential oils? How do you get started with essential oils? I hope this post helped. And don’t wait … supporting your health with natural solutions is important! I promise, you’ll LOVE the day you began using essential oils!
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