WHAT ARE THEY?
Essential oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants. They are the lifeblood of a plant. So in other words, they are to a plant, what our blood is to us. They are found in the leaves, stems, branches, bark, or flowers of plants. The chemistry is extremely complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique compounds. They are very powerful and are able to reach every cell in our body.
When you walk into a flower shop and you’re flooded with the smell of flowers, it’s the essential oil that you’re smelling. Or when you rub your hand over an herb in a garden, the smell it leaves behind on your hand is the essential oil. Pretty crazy, huh?
The reason why the smell is so strong is because the molecules are so small that they are constantly jumping into the air. This is also why if you open a bottle of essential oil, someone else can smell it across the room. They are also so small that they pass through the blood/brain barrier which is why they can do all the amazing things they do.
HOW DO WE GET THEM?
Young living has a seed to seal promise. This means that they only choose the highest quality seeds, plant in the purest soil that hasn’t even been treated with organic chemicals (hand pick every weed), they plant on their own farms, harvest themselves and either use steam distillation or cold-pressing to extract the oils. They then put the oils through intense testing and 3rd party testing. If the oil is found to not be completely pure, they do not use it. They are the only company that oversees and handles the whole process themselves. You can be sure that the oil you’re getting is 100% what it says on the bottle.