WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are the life-blood of a plant. You will find them in everything from food, shampoo, lotions, cleaning supplies, and makeup. The problem is, most of these products contain so many toxic ingredients that our bodies just can’t handle well. We see the effect in so many ways: headaches, inability to sleep, asthma, rashes, sinus problems, hormonal problems, and more. Most of us have just come to accept this a a NORMAL way of living.
I have good news for you: this is NOT normal. You have a choice to protect your home against the onslaught of toxins. While it may seem daunting, it isn’t as hard as it sounds.
Most essential oils on the market (and in your food and other products you purchase) are laden with chemicals. Why? Because when growers use pesticides and fertilizers on their plants, they yield a more vibrant, hearty crop of plants. This gives them a much larger profit margin. When they decide to use chemical extraction to produce the essential oil (using hexane), the oil production is much higher. These factors make these options attractive to farmers who are looking to reap the highest profit possible. They have families to feed, customers who are demanding their product, and it just makes sense to them. It is the industry standard.
But it isn’t safe for us. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, hormonal imbalance, asthma, and a host of other problems.
So, what are we to do? The market is saturated with so many companies selling essential oils. Most of the bottles claim they are pure. How do we know which ones are safe to buy?
You have to know your grower.
Most companies are merely brokers who acquire their oils from a string of brokers. The oils pass from grower to broker to broker. Each time the oils change hands, it brings in the likelihood of dilution and alteration of the oil. You can call any oil company you are considering buying from to find out how they acquire their oils. Did they grow them? Do they know how many different brokers the oils passed through before they received them? Did they test them (and which tests did they do?) to make sure they are not adulterated? Did they use chemical extraction to acquire their oils? That’s a lot of work, but it is an option. You may find that the companies don’t have answers for you.
Young Living Essential Oils stands out from every other company. They have a Seed to Seal guarantee for EVERY oil they offer. This means that on the farms they own, as well as any third party farm they use, they MUST follow a stringent method of selecting the seeds, cultivating the plant in virgin soil (no pesticides or fertilizers used ever), harvesting at the perfect time to yield the BEST oil with all the right constituents, distilling at the right temperature, pressure, and amount of time to produce the best oils, testing using 17 different tests in triplicate TWICE, and bottling up the oils, ensuring no tampering, adulterating, diluting occurs. Amazing.
You can even visit our farms! Our beautiful Lavender farm in Mona, UT, is open to the public. You can visit any time you would like, and even watch the distillation process. It is eye-opening to see all the steps Young Living takes to ensure that what we get in our little bottles are world-class in quality!
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Essential oils can be used topically, aromatically, or internally. Each oil will be labeled with the recommended usage on the label. We have a specific line of oils for internal use called the Vitality Line. Depending on the oil you are using, it will support various body systems: Immune System, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Hormonal System, etc.
WHY YOUNG LIVING?
Young Living offers a wide variety of products from oils to household cleaning supplies, personal care products (like shampoo, conditioner, lotion & toothpaste), and supplements. Have you heard of the Think Dirty App? It’s a free app you can get on your smart phone (or you can go to the website on your computer). It has a database that gives you a rating of how toxic products are. You can scan the barcode on a product before you purchase, or you can go through your home and start scanning what you already are using. It will likely freak you out as you see all the toxins you have in your home. It certainly freaked me out! Some brands that are popular and people think are non-toxic are among the worst offenders.
The Young Living products contain only clean ingredients. THAT’s why I chose them. My kids can safely use their cleaners without any worry that I am contributing to their toxic load.
It has become a lifestyle.
And I get to walk it with friends, family, and a huge community of like-minded women and men. We get each other.
We are building a little tribe of support and friendship. We share so much in common, and we are growing as people as we learn with and from each other.
And we’d love to have you join us!
The best way to get started is with the $160 Premium Starter Kit. It comes with 11 bottles of essential oil, a diffuser, some NingXia Red, some samples you can share with friends and family, and a membership to a company that can cover all your family’s wellness needs! You will receive an automatic 24% off retail prices, as well as the opportunity to earn another 10-25% return on all of your monthly purchases, should you decide to participate in the optional personalized shopping program.
No annual fees. No minimum monthly orders. No strings attached. It’s all about YOU and your needs.