Essential oils allow you to detox your body and home from chemicals that can increase emotional issues like depression and anxiety. I have a huge passion for helping people learn how to create nontoxic environments to allow them to thrive, physically and emotionally. Essential oils are also incredibly beneficial as a tool for emotional regulation and grounding.
An essential oil is actually a highly concentrated plant component, rather than an oil. They can be distilled from various parts of a plant, including leaves, flowers, fruits, woods and seeds.
Within 22 seconds of applying the oils, the molecules have reached our brain. Within 2 minutes the molecules can be found in our bloodstream and within 20 minutes of applying oils they can be found in every cell of our body.
Mother Nature provides us with the resources to heal our bodies and minds naturally. Plants have the ability to improve and maintain our good health and wellbeing without the use of harmful chemicals making it friendly to use on our bodies and our environment. The list of remedies essential oils provide is endless.
Essential oils do no disturb the body's natural balance, and can stimulate the secretion of antibodies, neurotransmitters, endorphins, hormones and enzymes. When used correctly, the molecules in the oils mimic the molecules your body uses for repair and regeneration.
Diffuse or directly inhale to experience the aromatic benefits of essential oils.
When you breathe in the aroma of an essential oil, those molecules enter your nose and trigger your olfactory system which is connected to all parts of your limbic system. Your limbic system plays a role in controlling your emotions, behaviors, sense of smell and long term memory. Using a diffuser is a great way to get all the benefits of using essential oils aromatically!
Many oils can be used either diluted with a carrier oil or undiluted onto the skin.
When you apply oils topically to your skin the constituents begin interacting with your cells and circulating in your bloodstream within in a matter of only a few minutes. Because your body is able to absorb and process these natural substances so quickly, oils need to be applied several times throughout the day to experience the full benefits. Use a carrier oil to help your body absorb them more efficiently.
Only use the essential oils that have been indicated as suitable for ingesting.
Using oils internally is not necessary to experience their benefits but can be a powerful tool when trying to target a specific area of concern. Use a vegetable capsule and a carrier oil, place a drop under your tongue or a drop in a glass of water. Be sure to verify that the oil is safe and intended for ingestion.
Some essential oils can be used as a flavoring for recipes and beverages.
Essential oils can be used to disinfect and deodorize, which makes them very versatile as ingredients in nontoxic cleaning products. Young Living has an entire line of cleaning products that allow you to clean your home, linens, and clothing without irritating chemicals and synthetic fragrances.
We often don't realize the amount of chemicals that are in the cleaning products we use daily, exposing ourselves, our kids and our pets to toxins that affect their physical and emotional health in a negative way.
Understanding the importance of a pure, high quality essential oil is critical.
Some essential oils are laced with synthetics or watered down, meaning that you may not get the nontoxic experience you're trying to achieve. One of the key reasons people incorporate essential oils into their lives is to reduce the toxic load on the body and the household, but not all essential oils are created equal.
Essential oils are rich in molecules that help carry oxygen, nutrients, and other substances through the cell membranes. Combine essential oils with impure or toxic substances, and they take those poisons right into every cell of your body.
Cheaper oils aren’t the answer. Young Living essential oils contain 100% essential oils with no fillers, fragrances, synthetics or chemicals. For nearly 30 years, Young Living has set the industry standard for delivering the highest quality essential oils on earth. Young Living Founder D. Gary Young developed our five-step Seed to Seal® sourcing standards, insisting on premium quality at every stage. YL audits every supplier to make sure they comply with the rigorous criteria and maintain the extracting methods throughout every stage of the process.
Here's a quote from our former CEO, Jared Turner: “It costs us around $12,000 per acre to weed our Mona, Utah lavender fields by hand, using manual labor. Do you know how much “weeding” costs other companies? $60.00 per acre. Spraying cheap (and toxic) herbicides is faster and much cheaper."
Getting into essential oils can be intriguing but also confusing, especially if you're new to the oily world and don't know where to start. I offer free consultations to anyone interested in learning more about the oils before making a purchase. I will help you determine your needs and goals and guide you to make the purchase that's best for you.
If you're new to oils, I recommend grabbing a starter bundle from Young Living, as it will provide you with a wide variety of oils, samples of other YL products, and a quality diffuser for a deeply discounted price. Once you join, you will gain FREE wholesale membership which gets you 24% off retail prices on future orders with NO obligation to ever order again. If you purchase a bundle from my team, I'll send you a free carrier oil (organic fractionated coconut oil) and a pack of 10ml roller ball bottles for FREE as a thank you for your purchase. I'll also provide you with free recipes for the diffuser, roller bottles, skincare, home deodorizing and MORE! You can make many different blends to help with a variety of health issues with just the 12 oils in the bundle. I'll also be available to answer any questions you may have about how to use the oils and other products.
If you fall in love with your oils and and feel inspired to spread the low tox love and educate others on how to detox their bodies and homes from chemicals and fragrances, I would love to have you join my team! We have a 10 day Mentorship Program, free graphics, weekly and bi-weekly team zoom meetings, Voxer team chats, and more resources to guide you as you build a business in the way that works best for you. If you're curious at all about this option, please contact me and I'm happy to chat with you and answer any questions that you have!
Chemicals in cleaning products, makeup, sunscreen, moisturizers, toothpaste, and other household items have the ability to mimic the body’s hormones and are classified as endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors negatively affect the endocrine system, which regulates our body’s essential rhythms - such as our metabolism, mood (including anxiety and depression), and reproductive processes. Endocrine disruptors impersonate our own hormones, altering their production levels and the way they behave. Hormonal issues are so common now, and many people don’t even question their exposure to chemicals and how that contributes to the problem.
Endocrine disruptors have been linked to long-term health damage, including reproductive issues, birth defects, metabolic problems and even cancer. This is even more of a concern for a child’s developing system.
Greenwashing is a term that describes how companies use specific wording on labels to keep consumers from knowing the real ingredients in food, household cleaners, and skincare products. Because companies are not required to reveal ingredient details on household and skincare products, it's easy to miss a plethora of chemicals we are exposed to daily. The term "fragrance" or "perfume" is often an umbrella term for toxic, endocrine disrupting chemicals. It's incredibly important to purchase products from a company that doesn't greenwash and reveals all of the ingredients in the products.
With Young Living, the process is simple. All of the ingredients are transparent, safe for use and do not contain endocrine disrupting chemicals. The best part is that Young Living offers ALL of the products for your body and home, so no need to spend time researching different companies, placing separate orders or making multiple shopping trips to get what you need.
If you’re interested in ditching your home products and switching to non toxic options, I recommend starting with the Young Living Thieves Home Loyalty Bundle. This bundle includes 9 full sized items, everything you need to get started on your low tox journey.