What are Essential Oils?
While essential oils are becoming “trendy” today, a more appropriate moniker would be “vintage.” And by “vintage” we mean really, very, very, very, very old. These powerful tools have been around for centuries and have historically been touted as more precious than gold. Records dating back to 4500BC describe the use for religious rituals and medical applications. Many hieroglyphics on the walls of Egyptians temples depict the blending of oils and describe numerous oil recipes. The Romans used essential oils to purify their temples and added to steam baths to invigorate themselves and maintain optimal health. The Bible contains over 200 references to aromatics and ointments.
Somewhere, somehow during the advent of modern western practices in the last century, what was the historical go-to for mankind since the beginning of time fell from popularity. Thankfully for us, essential oils are making a comeback as millions of health conscious people have rediscovered the how they can support a healthy and happy lifestyle.
What’s an essential oil? An essential oil is that aromatic, volatile liquid that is within many shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds and is usually extracted through steam distillation. The chemistry of an essential oil is very complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds. Essential oils are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs because of the distillation process that makes them so concentrated. It requires a large volume of plant material to produce small amounts of distilled essential oil. For example, it takes 5,000 pounds of rose petals to produce 1 pint of rose oil.
The ability of essential oils to act on both the mind and the body is what makes them truly unique among natural therapeutic substances. The fragrance of some essential oils can be very stimulating – both psychologically and physically. The fragrance of other essential oils may be calming and sedating. Moreover, pure essential oils can be used to support a healthy immune system and the body’s organ systems.
Essential oils can inspire a positive emotional state, enhance your physical wellness, purify your home, refine your skin, create deep spiritual awareness, and so much more. By going “back” to essential oils, we’re returning to a pure, undiluted, chemical-free part of Nature that can support healthy bodies.
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, our experience has proven that these oils are not only safe and extremely effective, but something we just can’t imagine living without. We’re guessing by now you want some too! That’s easy to do, just come on over and GET SOME.
What Do Essential Oils Support?
Essential oils can inspire a positive emotional state, enhance physical wellness, purify the home, refine skin, create deep spiritual awareness, and so much more. By going “back” to essential oils, we’re returning to a pure, undiluted, part of nature that are free from toxins and supports healthy and happy bodies.
Where Should I Purchase Them?
Do you want to give essential oils a try? Everything in life comes down to quality. Take two carrots for example: One carrot is grown on an organic farm while another is sourced from a large field with depleted soils where toxic pesticides are used. Even though the carrots are both orange with green tops, their benefit to the body is drastically different.
The processes used to grow, harvest and distill plants and trees for the purpose of extracting essential oils is critical to the end product. Like the carrot example, even 100% pure essential oil from a non-controlled farm will not have the quality of 100% pure oil from a farm dedicated to quality from the original seed all the way to the final product.
In some regions, regulations are not strict, so it’s very important to know your source of oils. Many essential oil users who began with lesser quality oils noticed a huge difference when they switched to the good stuff. So where does the “good stuff” come from? We’re glad you asked.
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Young Living oils are the finest out there because of Young Living’s Seed to Seal™ quality promise. From the seed that is sourced and planted, to the growing plant that is nourished, to the harvesting and distillation process used to extract the essential oils (without damaging them), Young Living is in complete control. They manage their own farms around the world.
Gary Young founded the company in the 90’s. At the time, Gary had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils, but because the quality of available oils varied so greatly, he’d been unable to fully harness their potential. Plus, he found that the chemically altered or adulterated oils on the market were often ineffective and sometimes even harmful.
Now Young Living is the de facto source for quality essential oils. They are the brand we rave about here at Oily Crunchy People. Hop on over to our GET SOME page for all the details!
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