10.10.2012

Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils



For those of you who didn’t know...A few months ago, I signed up with Young Living Essential Oils as a distributor.  YL has been a very big, and extremely useful product in our family’s life for the past several of years.  A friend from church introduced us to it and we were buying oils through him, until Dad and Mama talked about it and decided to join in spreading the word of Young Living and getting others to know of its benefits in day to day life.  And I thought, ‘what better place to talk about it - and let people know about it - than through my blog??’  And really, peeps, even if you can’t sign up with it/use it at the moment, let your parents know or extended family or friends.  I guarantee that someone - including yourself - will be greatly benefited by this product!

I’m going to answer some frequently asked questions below.  Consider this an ‘item review’ like I’ve done in the past.  And of course, contact me (miss.raquel316@gmail.com) with any questions:)


// What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the natural, aromatic liquids found in shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds.  They help protect plants against insects, environmental conditions and diseases.  They are also significant for a plant to grow, live and adapt to its surroundings.  Essential oils are extracted from the plant sources via steam distillation and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.  While their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast, essential oils also have a very pleasant aroma.
Essential oils have played a very prominent role in life throughout history- and are even referenced to in the Bible (46 books out of 66) as aromatics, incense, and ointments over 200 times.
Today, the different grades of oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions and much more. (therapeutic grade oils = read more below)
Many oils (deemed as ‘essential oils’) are derived with harsh chemicals, diluted and/or copied and reproduced in a lab.  Cheap copies bring cheap results and have the potential to be toxic.  Therefore, it is very important in choosing high-quality essential oils.
Young Living Essential Oils is the leading provider of essential oils and offers more than 300 single oils and blends.
They are:
- 100% pure (which make them powerful and effective)
- sourced only from known botanical species
- sustainably grown and harvested on their own farms
- grown on chemical-free lands in carefully nourished soil
- unmatched throughout the essential oils industry
- so pure and natural, they’re used and recommended by health professionals around the world

// How do you use essential oils?
There are three ways to use essential oils.
1) Inhalation
2) Topical Application
3) Internal Consumption

Categorization of each oil is based upon well-documented, scientific information, as well as literature from experts on essential oils.  The information is intended as a guide; and each bottle has labels with specific directions for use.

// What are Therapeutic Grade Oils?
Basically, there are 4 grades of essential oils.

Grade A: pure, therapeutic and superior quality.  They are made from organically grown plants and distilled at proper temperatures.  ‘Virgin’ soil is usually where they were raised.

Grade B: the most common essential oil and is sometimes labeled as ‘pure’.  While Grade B oils are considered ‘food grade’, they aren’t always recommended by professionals for ingestion because they may contain pesticides, fertilizers, and/or carrier oils.

Grade C: perfume grade and usually containing the same type of chemicals as Grade B oils.  They also often contain higher yields of oil per harvest. 

Floral Water (‘Grade D’): a byproduct of the distillation process.  Often used for more expensive oils, such as Rose Oil, since it takes 5,000 pounds of rose petals to make just one pound of essential oil.

// How do I know if essential oils would work for/on me?
It’s never not worked on anyone.  Each bottle has a topical, aromatic or dietary use label on them.  Some oils may be used more than one way, while others can only be used for one.  Some oils must be diluted because of their extreme potentness (which can sometimes cause irritation to skin).  Very rarely people have encountered skin discomfort from using Young Living essential oils, but most of the time, it’s a manifestation of their need FOR the oil, because the oil is extracting toxins from their body through their skin.  Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils have an intelligence about them that deciphers the need to remove these toxins from a person’s body.   

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So there ya have it!  I kept this first post kinda short - just to introduce you to what Young Living essential oils are and how they’re used.  My next post will be about the 9 oils that are known as the ‘Everyday Oils’ and I will be posting about how they have benefited the health of our family.  They are the ones that are/can be used most frequently and come in your Starter Kit when you sign up!

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To learn more about signing up, click HERE.  The link will direct you to my Mama's website where you can explore more about Young Living.  
To sign up, click the 'Enroll Now' button at the top of the page under her email address.
Oh, and when you sign up as a distributor, you automatically get a wholesale discount on every purchase you make with them.

My sponsor/enroller # is: 1333654 


6 comments:

  1. My mom is actually a representative through them! I love taking Thieves in grape juice when I'm sick - it kills a fever and cures whatever's ailing me faster than any pharmaceutical drug. Also, lavendar is very calming, and it makes for an awesome warm compress when you're having cramps. xo

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  2. Welcome to the world of Young Living! My Mom is an Independent Distributor, as well. Peace and Calming, Valor, Thieves, Lavender, RC, Frankincense, Raven and Lemon are all WONDERFUL!
    Have you tried NingXia Red? Delish!!

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  3. These oils are almost like magic! I was so shocked by how well they worked when my Mom brought them into our home. The mixture called Peace and Calming always helps me go to sleep faster and better when I'm having a rough night. We use the oils for a lot of things now; it's like special potions almost. It's pretty awesome!

    ~Jamie

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  4. Once the oil is heated up, carefully utilize the tips of your fingers to work the essential oil into hair. Choose the ends of your locks, because those parts are more harmed before gradually working your way to the roots of your hair. It is important to be gentle and never rub the oil into hair vigorously, as this can further damage hair and make it become more frizzy. scalp treatment

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