You have probably heard about essential oils by now. They are everywhere and for a good reason! So what are essential oils, how do you use them, and where exactly do they come from?
The definition of an essential oil is: “a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.”
What Exactly are They?
So an essential oil is the blood of the plant. Our blood carries nutrients throughout our body. That is what the oil does for the plant! If you have ever drank an herbal tea, squeezed lemon juice into your water, or smelled a rose you have experience essential oils! Another cool thing? An essential oil can hold up to 500 different therapeutic constituents. Have an ailment? There is an oil for that! Literally!
Oils are very concentrated. It takes 75 lemon rinds to make one 15 ml bottle of Lemon essential oil! This means that a bottle of essential oil can last a very long time because you only need a few drops every time you use it.
How are Oils Extracted?
They are extracted either by steam distillation, resin tapping, or cold pressing. Steam distillation is probably the most popular. Farmers place the plants in large distillers, boil water under the plants and then when the steam rises, it grabs the oil with it. It then goes through a long tube and into a holding tank where the oil is taken off of the top of the water. Resin tapping is pretty much like getting maple syrup out of a tree. They put a tube in the tree, and remove the resin. They then take that resin and steam distill it to remove the oil. Cold pressing is what they do to remove oils from the rinds of fruits. For example, they will take orange peels and push them or squeeze them (with machines of course) to remove the oils.
The cool part about oils is that they all have different therapeutic properties that help support our bodies. They can help your emotions, boost your immune system, help you push through your day, and you can even use them to clean your home and in your beauty routine!
Now that you know what essential oils are, let’s use them!
JOIN ME ON THIS OILY JOURNEY!
If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, please email me at [email protected] I would love to chat and send you some samples! Who doesn’t like free things?
~ Go to the Young Living Sign-Up page: Young Living Sign Up!
~ Check “wholesale member” (The wholesale will get you 24% discounts for life!)
~ Enter this number 12453025 in the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID spaces
~ Fill out your information and be sure to include your email! This is how I will contact you. Make sure you write everything down so you can sign in later!
~ Choose your kit! I recommend choosing the Premium Starter Kit. What does the kit come with? 11 bottles of oil, a diffuser, NingXia samples, sharing bottles, oils samples, and more!
~ You can sign up for Essential Rewards (A monthly oils box) now or you can sign up later. I highly recommend getting on Essential Rewards as soon as possible if you want free products and amazing discounts!
~ To learn more about your oils, log into your virtual office at youngliving.com, “sign in” and check out the short videos on the “Getting Started” tab.
Welcome to the oily life!!
I am so excited for you! 🙂 I am always available for emails, phone calls, texting, or Skype. I am here for you! I will be emailing you soon with more information!