YES! I am so happy you are here to find out more about essential oils. I started using essential oils in 2013 when I was pregnant with Everly (my first baby). I love anything wellness related and once I was introduced to the benefits of oils I was HOOKED. You do not need to be an expert to start using these oils and seeing the incredible support they provide from a mental, emotional and physical standpoint.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are found in plants: in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. This oil or “life force” is what protects the plant and keeps it healthy. Essential oils are extracted from the plant at the height of potency through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing. The purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanical from which they come.
How do you use them?
Using essential oils is whatever you want it to be! I’m constantly learning new ways to incorporate the healing power of these oils , it’s such a fun journey!! I use them as non-toxic household cleaners, remedies for cold+flu season, support for sore muscles, adding flavor + spice to cooking, inspiration/motivation during stressful mama moments, as a tool to reconnect with Aaron after a long day (massages) and even with our pup Piper to calm her during thunderstorms and car rides! If you are at all curious about how to incorporate these little bottles of nature’s magic into your wellness routine
What’s the difference between Young Living essential oils and other brands?
The quality of Young Living oils is what sets them apart and enables us to use them for therapeuticc purposes… they have been making oils for 20+ years and have set the standard in the industry for purity, quality and safety, You will not find any additives or fillers in these oils which make them potent and able to support the body’s own natural healing (as nature intended) Young Living oils have a higher price tag than what you may see at Whole Foods or online, but as you know you get what you pay for. I always use this example: buying sustainable, grass fed, local beef will be more expensive than a lower quality counterpart but we know that the animal was treated fairly, the meat is high quality and in turn it will provide the highest level of nutritional value to our body. Same thing goes for essential oils. You can read more about Young Living’s commitment to environmental stewardship and the purest essential oils in their Seed to Seal process here.