What the Heck are Essential Oils and Why Should I Choose Young Living?

When my good friend started getting into essential oils, I thought that it was cool, but that my already health conscious lifestyle could do without them. I wasn’t opposed to essential oils, but to be honest, I didn’t really know what they were exactly. I thought it was great that my good friend was really starting to change her lifestyle by using essential oils, but it never occurred to me that I should try them to help support my lifestyle. It wasn’t until I was watching my friend benefit from these essential oils that I became interested in them myself. I went to a class that she hosted that focused on the basics of essential oils, and why she chose Young Living as her essential oil company.

That night I decided that someday I would try some oils. Little did I know that the rest of my life would be changed because of tiny bottles of very powerful oil! It sounds kind of crazy doesn’t it? However, when you think about what essential oils actually are, it becomes less strange and makes more sense.

Essential oils are the aromatic, evaporate-able liquids distilled from plants. The oil can be obtained from the roots, seeds, shrub, flowers, leaves and trees. If you think about it, the way prescription drugs were started was by looking at plant chemicals and their effects and then recreating a similar version of that plant chemical in a lab to do a more focused action on the body. Essential oils don’t have harmful side effects. Essential oils support overall health and encourage healing to the body. The chemistry is extremely complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds. Essential oils were mankind’s first medicine and are in fact mentioned throughout Scripture (Proverbs 21.20 There is desirable treasure, And oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man squanders it.).
Essential oils are able to reach every part of the body on a cellular level. The aroma of the oils work on the limbic system in the brain, where emotions are stored, and can help relax and clear the mind as well as support release. Essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological affects. Young Living oils are all 100% pure therapeutic grade that can be diffused, applied topically, or ingested. An all-natural way to support your body, the way it was intended to be. There are important ways to use essential oils safely, but we will get into that on another post.

Now, before you jump right in and say “hey, I need essential oils too!” Let me tell you why I chose Young Living essential oils and why I didn’t simply go to the store and get some off the shelf in the health section or order them on Amazon (these oils can be diluted or adulterated. Often times their oil sources are unknown). Three big things jumped out to me when I started looking at Young Living and their products.

Young Living is a Christian Founded Company

As far as I can tell, the founders of Young Living are Christians and live their lives as unto the Lord. This is a huge deal to me because I also live my life for the Lord, and feel as if coming from this background would start out a company for the right reasons.

Young Living has a Guarantee for Top Quality Products and Honesty

Seed to Seal is what Young Living created as a set of standards that helps ensure that with every pure essential oil and product, you’re enjoying the benefits of their global resources, industry leadership, and over two decades of innovation. They guarantee their products. Young Living is very honest about what they put in their products, and are always doing research to find the most beneficial ingredients to use in safe ways. Young Living has also developed a global compliance program that outlines a series of mandatory policies and guidelines to ensure that their business is ethically and legally sourcing and producing essential oils, and marketing and selling their products. This made me feel like the product prices were well worth the money.

Young Living Has Been Around the Longest

The last main thing that pushed me towards choosing Young Living over any other essential oil company out there was that they had been around the longest. They have been the world leader in essential oils for over 25 years. Gary planted his very first farm in 1992. I really liked this fact because it showed me that through the years this company has lasted. It showed me that they have the most experience in the field, and that they have been a successful business.

There have been many other reason that I am so thankful that I chose Young Living, but those three things remain my top reasons. When I started to get more into their oils and purchased my first Premium Starter Kit, I then realized the blessing of the business opportunity that Young Living offered me. I’ll save that experience for another time, but for now I just want to know what your initial thoughts are on essential oils and Young Living.

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