Essential Oils

October 5, 2007 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

 “What is an Essential Oil?”

Poetically called the “life force” of a plant, essential oils are very complex.

Essential oils are stored in special cells, ducts, or glandular hairs that are distributed among the roots, leaves, bark, stems, and flowers of the plant.

Uplifting, protective, calming, and regenerating essential oils – a unique gift from the plant world. 

Essential oils protect the plant from insects and other herbivores, from bacteria, molds, fungi, and other microorganisms, and also helps to heal inflicted wounds.  These unique characteristics make essential oils highly beneficial to humankind.

A single oil may contain hundreds of constituents that are molecularly aligned in exactly the right manner to trigger a number of responses in the human body.  Very concentrated and very powerful, a drop or two of distilled therapeutic-grad essential oil produces quick and significant results.

“How Essential Oils Work?”

Our senses connect us to the world and allow us to respond to our environment. Essential oils fill our senses and trigger physiological and psychological responses in our bodies.

Fragrance is the substance of memories.  On whiff of a childhoold aroma can set the memory in motion, brining back thoughts, faces, and feelings long forgotten.  How does this happen?  Fragrance consists of volatile molecules that float in the air.  Millions of olfactory receptor cells line the nose.  Aroma causes these nerves to fire and send messages to the limbic area of the brain.  From there, the messages travel to other parts of the brain, activating thought and memory.  The pituitary gland is also stimulated to release chemical messages that travel via the blood to glands and organs that create physical body responses.  Hence a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses.  It happens in less than a second!

Because of their molecular structures, essential oils are rapidly absorbed when applied to the skin.  Silky smooth to the touch, they penetrate the outer layer of skin.  It is often possible to smell some oils on the breath shortly after applying them to the body.  Upon reaching the dermal layer of skin, essential oils lead to different effects, depedning on the type of oil applied.

Essential oils – nongreasy yet soft and soothing – are different from common vegatable oils.  The pure essence of a plant, lost in the normal processing of herbs and flowers, is captured in essential oils.  Pure essential oils are rapidly absorbed or inhaled, and rush directly to their targets.  The quick distribution of essential oils results in a rapid response. 

“Fragrance is quickly gaining credibility as a powerful tool in both the medical and scientific communities.”

Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., Director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, Il

Why Therapeutic-Grade Oils?”

There is a huge difference between oils that merely smell good and therapeutic-grade essential oils.  The quality of Young Living’s pure and potent essential oils has established credibility with eminent scientists and medical professionals who continue to research and validate the effectiveness of these timeless natural wonders.

Reported effects of essential oils are based on results that occur when using pure, unadulterated products.  Do not expect cheap copies that smell similar to natural plant oils to have the same effects.  If you do not experience the results you seek, it is not because the oils do not work, but is more likely due to using an adulterated oil or a chemically created substitute.  Young Living Essential Oils produces only therapeutic-grade essential oils.

Young Living Essential Oils brings you the therapeutic scents of nature, captured in bottles as pure oil.  Personal care products, supplements, and a number of essentials for everyday living are created with these unadulterated oils.  Let the aroma of our oils revitalize you physically, mentally, and spiritually in a way that only ntature can.  Enjoy the pure scents of nature – Young Living Essential Oils. 

“How to Use Essential Oils?”

Direct Application:

Apply directly to the skin.  Dilute oils if necessary.

Oils penetrate skin.  Rapid absorption delivers benefits throughout the body within minutes.


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