What is an essential oil?
There are three parts to a plant: the water, the fiber and the essential oil. The water gives the plant life, the fiber supports the plant and gives the plant its structure and the essential oil is what gives the plant the healing life-force within. Think of our blood and how our blood carries oxygen, nutrients and good substances to the parts of body that need those things. The blood also carries the waste, toxins and excess of what our body can’t use, or doesn’t need, out. So, too, does an essential oil work in the same way – both within its’ host plant, and within our human body.
An essential oil can be found in a root, stem, or petal of a plant. It can be found in the bark, root, or leaves of a tree. It can found in fruit, herbs or spices.
How do you extract and essential oil from a plant?
Steam distillation has been found to be the most effective way of extracting an essential oil You cannot heat the plant to extreme temperatures otherwise you risk damaging the chemical makeup of the essential oil. The oils within the plant are very precious and should be handled with care. An essential oil is a whole. It is complete. God alone created the plants and thus, the essential oil properties within each plant. He took great care to craft each plant, tree, fruit and herb with His own hands, so that His people would have something to use to address common ailments. Extracting the oils takes time; a process that mustn’t be rushed or else the chemical constituents of that oil will virtually be burned out. It will no longer be a “whole” oil.
Why Young Living Essential Oils?
Young Living takes the time to carefully and whole-listically extract an essential oil. Delicate handling of the plants from seed to harvest, to distillation to bottling is priority to Young Living’s mission. Researchers, farmers, scientists, doctors and people like you and I study, share, and test the oils. Together, we want to bring the world back to a time when families passed on traditions and classic home remedies that have been carelessly misplaced and at times, misguided in the name of progress.
There is no more necessary a time than the present to consider the direction of your health and give your children the sense of knowing how to make themselves feel better. Our environment, our food, our souls even, are wrought with toxicity and synthetic poisons. If we, as parents, as a society raising the next generation, do not stand up for pure, whole health, who will? Our first fight is for our children and their children, but let’s not leave us out of the picture either. The research is coming, some of it is already out there. Find a support network, get involved, ask questions, delve into the deeper issues at hand and be part of something bigger, something far greater that God has had in store for us from the beginning. You are worth it. Your children are worth it.
*This post is my opinion and rewritten as the way I have found most effective to talk about Young Living Essential Oils. There is so much more up for discussion. If you are new to Young Living and do not have an upline please contact me. If you have questions and you are a current Distributor please contact your upline for further information. Nothing in this article is meant to treat, diagnose, cure or heal. Please consult your doctor, preferably a D.O. who has some understanding of alternative health modalities.