What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the vital fluids of plants, or one may call it their “life blood”. The reason the word “essential” is used is because this is what is necessary for this plant to have life. They are distilled at very low temperatures in order to protect the beneficial properties in them.
Oils have been essential to the human life as well for thousands of years. Their fragrance is used to brighten our surroundings and our moods. Their properties provide non-chemical alternatives to cleaning supplies and beauty aids. They have also been used to help create a deeper spiritual awareness.
So how does it work? Essential oils are made up of tiny molecules. These molecules are so small that just a single drop contains 40 million-trillion molecules. That is 40,000 times the amount of molecules we have in our entire bodies! The small size of these molecules makes it easy for them to make their way into our bodies.
How to use essential oils
Using essential oils is easy! You can inhale them aromatically from the diffuser or straight from the bottle. This is the fastest way to experience the benefits of the oils. You can apply them topically, either directly to the skin or diluted with a vegetable based carrier oil to allow for slower absorption and more surface area coverage. Using oils in cooking or adding to water are great ways to take oils internally and ingest the powerful antioxidants and beneficial compounds that they possess. Young Living has a whole line of oils meant for internal use with a white label and a + sign under the name of the oil.
How to get started with essential oils
Young Living's Premium Starter Kit is the perfect way to jump-start your adventure into the world of essential oils. There are other options to choose from, but I promise you, starting at only £140, this kit is the best value. It includes:
- The Premium Starter Kit Oils which is twelve 5 ml bottles of essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Orange+, Frankincense, PanAway, Copaiba, Thieves, Purification, R.C., DiGize and Stress Away.
- A Diffuser (£56-£192 value, depending on the option you choose)
- Ten sample oil bottles
- Two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples
Click below to learn more details about the oils included in the Premium Starter Kit.