We love using and sharing essential oil. More specifically, we love Young Living Essential Oils. In fact, we use and love them so much, some of us are Young Living Independent Distributors. While we love sharing essential oils, we don’t like bombarding people with information they aren’t interested in.

Oils and oil related recipes will certainly be present from time to time in our posts. They are so ingrained in our day to day lives it would be nearly impossible to share our stories without mentioning them so, we're not going to try to exclude them. That said, we don’t want them to be the sole focus either. That’s why these pages exist.

In this section, we'll share some information about Essential Oils so anyone can come here anytime to learn what they are, how to use them, and why we choose Young Living Essential Oils.

What Are Essential Oils?

If you were to walk into the woods or a garden and pick a peppermint leaf, pine needle, or any fresh herb, rub it between your fingers and smell your hand, you’d be smelling the essential oils from that plant. Aromatic, therapeutic plants are all around us and essential oils are the aromatic liquids distilled from those plants, trees, bushes, flowers, roots, and seeds.

Essential oils are concentrated through a careful distillation process, designed to maintain the integrity of the plant’s oils while producing a concentrated form much more potent than dried herbs. Each plant, and thus each oil, is comprised of hundreds of constituents, giving each essential oils its own unique properties.

This isn’t some trendy new technology or fancy health fad either. Essential oils have been used, and prized, for thousands of years, even dating back before Christ. The Egyptians used essential oils in their embalming process. The Bible reference essential oils such as frankincense, cedarwood, and myrrh. The Romans diffused essential oils to purify their temples and political buildings.

How Do Essential Oils Work?

Essential oils circulate through plants carrying nutrients and transporting waste and toxins out. Think of them as the plants hormones, regulating it’s functions, such as the production of vitamins and enzymes, and protecting the plants from bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi. A plants essential oils assist in the plants healing process when it is wounded and helps protect the plant from environmental threats such as sun damage and dehydration.

When people and animals use essential oils, we can harness many of these benefits. Like the outside of the cells in our bodies, essential oils are a lipid fat. This means the essential oils are able to pass through the cell wall. They can transport oxygen and vital nutrition into the cell and cleanse cells of toxins, petrochemicals, and heavy metals.