Essential oils are extremely old. Around 6.500 years ago people already knew how to make use of these oils. In the era when there were only flowers and plants, the essential oils were already used for different pains and conditions, as also skincare and certain rituals. Due to the therapeutic effect of these flowers or plants, they could be used as a medicine. Essential oils or essential oils are made from plants, trees, and flowers, each with its effect.
Nowadays we use little of these products because the shelves of the stores are filled with other products, mostly filled with synthetics. It’s beautiful to see that slowly the essential oils are winning more ground again in many households, but also during work days or while we exercise. These days we experience what these oils can do in our daily life and how we transformed our lives into healthy lives. This is what we want to share with others… How good is it, that society will use the products of mother earth again to live a more healthy life?
Essential oils are a product of mother nature. Young Living makes these oils through a special process and creates beautiful packaging. So we can use them for a lot of different purposes. Did you know that a lot of the oils also work for animals?
Essential oils are the life energy of plants. They are the aromatic liquids in lot’s of bushes, flowers, trees, roots and seeds. Now you might think that you can get these out of your own garden, but that’s not true. Essential oils are being retrieved by steam distillation or through compression. The oils are more then 100 to 10.0000 more distilled then the original plant.
There are big price differences between essential oils. This has to do with a number of things. Is it a pure essential oil? Essential oils are now offered in many places, but there is a big difference in quality. For example, many oils are offered that are not 100% natural and contain, for example, only 3 to 5% essential oil.
In addition, a price also has to do with whether few or many plants or flowers are needed to make this pure oil. Do you know how many lemons it takes to make a liter of lemon oil? 1500 to 3000 lemons! Now lemon oil and, for example, orange oil are one of the cheaper oils, because the peels of the oranges are a waste product of the juice industry. If you want to make a rose oil, you will soon need about 10 kilos of rose petals. 60 roses are needed for 1 drop of pure rose oil.
Vegetable oils, such as olive oil, are obtained from the oilier parts of a plant, such as the nuts, seeds and kernels. That kind of oil is usually very greasy.
Essential oils, on the other hand, are obtained from roots, bark, flowers, leaves, resin, etc. and are anything but greasy. In the world of essential oils, vegetable oils (olive, coconut, avocado, grape seed, etc.) are referred to as carrier oils, as they are often used to dilute the strength of therapeutic grade essential oils when applied to the skin.
The chemical structure of the essential oils is such that they can quickly penetrate cell membranes, cross blood and tissue and improve cellular function. For example, the odor molecules of an oil reach the brain within 22 seconds, after 2 minutes the oil can be perceived as in the blood and after 20 minutes the molecules have reached every cell in the body. Within 20 minutes, the oil is absorbed into every cell in the body.
To the original scent of the species of plant. It is possible that you do not like the smell of all oils. In most oils we know, a lot of things have been added by companies to make it smell better. But then you no longer have 100% pure oil and it also affects the quality of the oil. Its therapeutic effect can be much less or even has no effect at all. A bottle often says pure essential oil, but this is not the case because they added things to it. At Young Living, we have the guarantee that the oils are 100% pure and are also well tested.