Today I want to share with you something I’m loving in our family right now – Essential Oils! If you’ve been following me, you’ve probably noticed that I occasionally mention that I added Essentials Oils to something like in my Diaper Wipes and even in my food. I use them to diffuse in the air and to clean with and I even rub them on my children – YES – I am treating my kids naturally whenever I can!
Let me also stop here and say that I – by no means – replace advice or care from our doctor for essential oils. However, I do try to treat our minor ailments and even prevent ones from occurring by using certain oils whenever possible. (more on that later!)
So, I wanted to answer some common questions about essential oils that I had before getting started with oils that you may have because I believe wholeheartedly that this is something you will want to look into more!
What is an essential oil?
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. They are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.
Try this at home: Squeeze the peel of a ripe orange. The fragrant residue on your hand is full of essential oils.
What exactly do you do with essential oils?
Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending what you need them for. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements.
Certain essential oils, when diffused in the air, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Beyond emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens.
Application of essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. They are also natural disinfectants.
Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others help support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally.
Now that I know what an essential oil is, what brand do you recommend?
Choosing an essential oil brand to use on my family is very important to me. I want to make sure that what I use is safe, effective and a trusted brand. Young Living Essential Oils has 20+ years of experience and that is very reassuring to me! I started out using a different company but felt that it was important to use a company that had a wonderful support system and years of experience – so I switched. It’s been the best decision yet! Check out my whole post on why exactly I switched HERE.
Here’s 10 wonderful reasons to choose Young Living that were essential to my decision to go with this company –
Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to a total mind/body wellness they may never have dreamed possible. Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. Any time you hold a bottle of our powerful essential oils, you are holding nature’s pure essence.
I’d love to get started “trying out” essential oils in my home, where should I begin?
If you’re really ready to dive in, I suggest the Everyday Oils Kit – it has every oil you could possibly need to start treating your family naturally at a wonderful price! Click HERE to learn more about his kit.
I would also be happy to help you out, as I’m a consultant for the company now – really so that I could get a discount on the products, but now believe in them so much, I want to share them! You can also sign up to be a consultant for discounted products – just ask me how!
I’ll be back to share all the ways you can treat your family naturally and the healthy way soon! But, in the meantime, check out the above products and info and feel free to contact me with any questions at all!
DISCLOSURE: As I mentioned above, I am a consultant with this company and the above links are affiliate links. BUT, I love these oils and want to share them with you all!!