What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils (EO) are an aromatic and volatile liquid that come from plants, shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds. The method of distillation varies but it is most often extracted through steam distillation. Due to the distillation process, essential oils are highly concentrated and far more potent than the dried versions.
EOs are not simple substances. Each oil can contain anywhere from 80-300+ molecular constituents that contribute to their therapeutic effect. To understand the various functions of these molecular constituents, one has to study for many years.
What are some benefits of EOs?
Some powerful benefits of essential oils have been documented in several publications and journals throughout the years, with additional studies being done daily. Some of the most frequent benefits:
- Support immune function
- Support a healthy digestive system
- Provide natural relief from aches
- Reduce inflammation
- Ease stress by creating a refresing and relaxing atmosphere.
- Improve sleep quality
- Soothe damaged skin
- Improve mental clarity
- Provide safe and natural alternatives to household cleaners
What do I do with the EOs?
There are 3 common ways to administer the oils: topically, internally and aromatically.
Topical is the process of placing the oil directly on the area of concern. For example, for low back pain, 1-2 drops of oil can be applied neat (undiluted) to the skin and rubbed in, or diluted in a few drops of a carrier oil such as coconut oil. You can also add a couple drops of oil to warm bath water and achieve therapeutic results as well.
Internal use is consuming or otherwise internalizing the oil into the body. This often includes swallowing 1-10 drops of oil inside a capsule or adding them to a cup of rice, almond or coconut milk before drinking. Oil can also be added to water. It is important to mention that the oils should not be put in a plastic container. If you're going to add oils to your water, a glass water bottle is best, followed by a stainless steel bottle. The oils can leach toxins out of the plastic, even plastic bottles that are labeled as BPA Free. It is important to not take Essential Oils internally unless they are food grade or therapeutic quality. There will be a white supplemental label on the bottle to indicate they can be taken internally.
Aromatic use simply means breathing in the oil through the nasal passage. This can be achieved by diffusing oils in a diffuser, inhaling directly from the bottle, or adding 1-5 drops to a humidifier and inhaling the water vapor.
What oils do we use in our practice?
We know and trust Young Living brand of Essential Oils. They are 100% pure therapeutic grade oils. The company has been around for more than 20 years, is committed to maintaining their Seed to Seal process, and stands by the quality of their products.
I want oils, what do I do next?
There are 2 ways you can get these oils into your home and business. You can be a retail customer, order directly from the company and have the oils shipped straight to your home. You can also be a Wholesale member and save 24% off of retail costs.
While it is true that Young Living is a multi-level marketing company, they don't push their clients to sell, distribute, or promote their products. For a wholesale membership, they ask for a social security number, but they do nothing with it unless you begin selling products.
What if I want more information on oils without commitment?
We host free classes out of our office. Call us to find out when then next no pressure, no commitment class is being taught. All oil classes are offered free of charge.
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