Essential Oil Basics

Curious about essential oils and how you can start using them everyday? This is the place to start! Learn about what essential oils are, how we use them to support our bodies, keep our homes clean, and lead a more chemical-free lifestyle with these tiny bottles of oils!


What are they

Essential oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants. Think of them like the “life force” of the plant - just like our blood is for our bodies!

Oils can be obtained from roots, seeds, shrubs, flowers, leaves and trees. They are distilled at low temperatures and low pressure to ensure their chemical compounds are not compromised in the process.

The chemistry of an essential oil is extremely complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds. These compounds have been studied to promote health and wellness in the human body.

What’s really amazing is that essential oils are able to reach every single part of our body on a cellular level… and quickly.


how to use them

There are three ways to use essential oils. Aromatically, topically and internally.

Essential oils can be used aromatically by diffusing them into the air with a diffuser. This is incredibly effective to support your wellness and make your home or office smell amazing.

Essential oils can be used topically as well to support your body. This can be done by putting the oil directly on your skin or by using a carrier oil like coconut oil. Be sure to read the instructions on the bottle label when using topically!

Lastly, essential oils can also be used internally. Young Living has the only FDA-approved line of essential oils for internal use (Vitality Oils). You can put a drop in your water, cook with them or use them as a supplement by making your own capsules.


why young living

Young Living has been around for more than 25 years. They own and control their own farms to grow their own plants from all over the world! Plants are grown in farms located in ideal climates for each plant.

YL also distills 100% of the oils which means they have full control over the entire process. This process of carefully hand-weeding, cultivating and growing the crops is all part of their Seed to Seal Promise.

From the moment the seed is sourced all the way to the point the bottle of oil is sealed, Young Living applies the most rigorous quality and purity standards in the industry including third party testing.

As a member, you are invited to visit the farms, plant the seeds and speak with the employees at any time. It’s totally transparent and created so you can rest easy knowing that the bottles of oil you have are the purest on the planet.