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What exactly is an essential oil??

You may have heard the word essential oil passed around more and more lately (likely between the more earthy crunchy mamas on the playground or some hippy holistic doctors), but what exactly is an ESSENTIAL OIL??

Well, essential oils are basically the “life blood” of the plants they come from!  The oils are cold-pressed or steam distilled from plant material (bushes, leaves, flowers, etc).  Lavender essential oil is pressed from Lavender flowers and Lemon essential oil is pressed from Lemon rinds. Simple right?  But why do we want these??

ANSWER:  Essential oils are volatile (meaning super small molecules that evaporate quickly) and can get into the body through even the tightest of membranes like the skin and the blood brain barrier quickly.  Essential oils are ORGANIC, like people are ORGANIC, as in NOT MEDICINE, so rather than altering our body’s rhythms like medicine, they conform to the body to regulate it.

Does your body need hormone balance?  Rather than trying to figure out how much more of each hormone you need and taking that medicine, you can simply use an essential oil like Young Living’s Clary Sage or Lady Sclareol blend to help your body adjust to the right level.  The oils will work with your body to regulate it back to “normal”.
Feeling sad or angry?  Open and bottle of Lemongrass Essential Oil and breath its scent in deeply for 2 minutes, then tell me how you feel.  It’s that easy.

Not feeling well?  Essential oils like Young Living’s Thieves Blend (clove, cinnamon, lemon, etc) will remain in your body (when ingested through tea or in a veggie capsule) LONGER because you need it.  Completely healthy?  The essential oils will leave your body in just a few hours!

Awesome right??  No medicine overkill!  Now I’m not saying don’t take your medications, but I AM saying that using essential oils can keep you nice and healthy and ABOVE the wellness line so that you may not need medicine down the road!

Essential oils have been used for THOUSANDS of years.  It’s only recently that man has “forgotten” about them with the rise of chemical medications and man-made cleaners becoming more prevalent.  Heck, even the Bible mentions essential oils directly and indirectly over 1,000 times!  Essential oils were just for the wealthy back then but today anyone can get them if they want to!  Just be sure not to run to your local grocery store for them…who knows what kind of synthetics are in those (since essential oil labeling is not regulated) *yikes*.

Only buy from a company you can trust, a company that will show you their ENTIRE process from seed, to cultivation, to distillation, to sealing the oil in the bottle.  If you can’t see it, don’t use it.  In case you were wondering, I trust Young Living!  I haven’t been to the farms yet but I know lots of people who have and I can’t wait to go help them hand weed some Lavender plants!! That’s right, Young Living’s standards for its plants are even HIGHER than those required to be certified organic.  What an awesome company!!  Why would they do that??  Some people just CARE about the health of others and Young Living always chooses health over wealth.  I’ll tell you a story about that another time.

Anyways, when you’re ready to be happy, healthy and gorgeous all the time, visit http://www.myyl.com/reposa, scroll down to the bottom and click Enroll Today!  Choose Member (for 24% off) and pick out an awesome Starter Kit. Want to just learn more about essential oils?  Keep on following my blog or visit my Facebook Page called UltraOily.  And as always, I love answering questions so ask away (but don’t forget that I am not a doctor)!

Time to go put a drop of Lavender Essential Oil in my kids’ diffusers so they can sleep through the night tonight!! Bon Soir!

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