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August 2018

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Before we go over specific ways to use oils during the school year, lets go over the basics. It's a great review or if you are just starting out, this information will help you find your own ways to use oils with your family.
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What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are aromatic, concentrated plant extracts that are lovingly harvested from farm-grown and wildcrafted plants, herbs, and trees. They are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping. These pure essential oils are more potent than dried herbs and far more powerful than the botanicals from which they are extracted.


Essential oils are stored in small, glandular like sacs found on the plant’s surface or the inside of the plant material. For example, the lavender oil sac is found on the surface of the lavender petal, while citrus essential oils are found on the inside of the fruit’s peel.

Young Living offers hundreds of single oils, blends, and oil-infused products, each containing the optimal levels of specific, naturally occurring constituents to maximize their potency. Whether you use oils for aromatherapy, personal care, or household solutions, every aspect of daily life can benefit from a drop or two of essential oils!

  • Each essential oil contains hundreds of constituents which make them very diverse in their effects. Each constituent offers its own unique health benefits. No two oils are alike.
  • Essential oils are fat soluble, this means they are attracted to fat and mix readily with other oils.
  • They are a highly concentrated form of the source plant. Essential oils are 100 to 10,000 times more concentrated than the herb.

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Know your oil company:

  • When selecting essential oils, quality is very important. When essential oils are cut with synthetics or when fillers are added, they can quickly become risky for use around humans and pets. One of the reasons that I chose Young Living is because of their commitment to distilling high quality essential oils.

  • This commitment is called Seed to Seal, and it ensures that Young Living sources with integrity, tests extensive with the most cutting edge science, and creates industry leading standards to which we hold our partners. These are the 3 pillars of Seed to Seal: Sourcing, Science, and Standards.

  • There is no other company with this level of commitment, no other company that owns their own farms, and no other company that has as many essential oils. This is another reason that I decided to go with Young Living instead of any other essential oil company.

  • We also are the only essential oil company in the world that owns their own farms, and we have them all over the world.

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3 Ways to use oils

Essential oils can be used in so many ways. Most people think of inhaling them or placing them on their skin, but they can also be ingested in capsule, made into a DIY, diffused, or worn on diffuser jewelry.

1. Inhalation

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2. Topically

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The bottoms of our feet have large pores so the essential oil molecules are able to get absorbed very quickly. Although essential oil massaged anywhere on the outside of your body will wind up on the inside, many aroma therapists believe the bottoms of your feet are especially beneficial to get them into your blood stream faster, possibly as quick as 20 seconds! Other quick-absorbing areas include behind the ear and on the wrists.
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3. Internally

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Oils and Supplements

Purposeful use of Essential Oils

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Kids and their sleep

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Nutrition for growing bodies

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