Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness that can be truly life-changing.
Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come. Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living's powerful essential oils, you hold nature's pure essence.
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The Young Living Essential Oils Sourcing Standard helps ensure a high level of quality and authenticity of essential oils while encouraging responsible practices of production and processing at all stages in the supply chain.
Young Living Essential Oils, is working with SCS Global Services (SCS) - a global expert in environmental and sustainability certification, standards development, responsible sourcing, and business solutions - on the details of the development and implementation of the Young Living Essential Oils Sourcing Standard.
Supply Chain: The Young Living Essential Oils Sourcing Standard applies to all stages of the Young Living essential oil supply chain, including farms, wild crafting operations, processing facilities (e.g., distilleries), as well as Young Living-owned facilities. It applies to Young Living corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers.
Sourcing Standard Details: Young Living and all of our partners must meet the highest standards in:
• Agricultural Practices
• Harvesting & Collection
• Extraction & Distillation Practices
• Storage & Bottling
Maybe you're unpacking your Premium Starter Kit, you were gifted a bunch of essential oils-you lucky dog-or, like some of us, you dove head-first into essential oils because you knew there was something special about them. Now you're overwhelmed by how to use the dang things.
Have no fear, friend, we've all been intimidated by how to use essential oils, asked our friends for a chart on essential oils uses, and scoured Pinterest for guides on essential oil uses. With a little practice and this simple guide, you'll be an expert in no time. In fact, you'll be the friend who gets all the "How do I use this essential oil?" texts!
To master your use of essential oils, you'll need to understand a few things right off the bat. Typically, oils are used in one of three ways. This essential oils uses list will help you become a pro in no time!
The aromatic use of essential oils may be the most familiar. Perhaps you've wandered into a spa and been delighted by the aroma of Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oils or maybe felt the soothing calm of Lavender's scent in one of your favorite at-home products. Now you can learn how to get the benefits of essential oils by diffusing their aroma!
•If you don't know how to use an essential oil diffuser, check the instructions specific to your product for water and oil ratios. For instance, if you're using the Young Living Aria™ diffuser, you'll add 15-25 drops of oil to the water, but if you are using Young Living's Desert Mist diffuser, use only 8-10 drops. There's always a bit of math involved, so brush up on your fractions, folks!
•Try this combination in your diffuser before bedtime to promote rest and relaxation:
o4 drops Lavender
o3 drops Cedarwood
o2 drops Frankincense
•Even without a diffuser, you can enjoy many of the aromatic benefits of essential oils. Add drops of your favorite essential oils to a cotton ball and place it in areas where you want to disperse the scent. You'll be amazed by how well this simple solution works!
oFreshen a smelly space in minutes by adding a few drops of your favorite citrus oils on a cotton ball, then place it in a gym bag, garbage can, or anywhere else that needs a scent upgrade.
The easiest way to get the aromatic benefits of an essential oil is by simply taking a few drops from the bottle into the palm of your hands. Cup your hands around your mouth and nose and inhale, breathing deeply for as long as needed-but, you know, take it easy so you don't hyperventilate or anything
The topical use of essential oils is one of the most popular. Once you get the hang of this application, it will probably be one of your favorites! Usually, finding out how to use essential oils on the skin is what turns most people from casual oil users to devotees.
•Use your head, literally! Essential oils can be applied to the crown of your head, behind the ears, to your neck, and to your temples.
oIf the aroma of an oil is too strong, or your skin is sensitive, you can dilute it with a carrier oil. Young Living's V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex lets you adjust the strength of the oil according to your preference. You can apply essential oils to most parts of your body, but you want to be cautious of your most sensitive skin. To get the most benefit from your essential oils, you'll find that certain applications are more effective than others.
oEssential oils are great for massage! For a calming massage, Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils can be added to a carrier oil. For rejuvenating muscles after a long workout, experience the cooling effect of Peppermint essential oil's menthol in a sports massage.
oIn aromatherapy, many people choose to apply essential oils to the tops and soles of the feet. One common application is using Tea Tree essential oil as part of spa and beauty treatments-especially to help fight odor on particularly funky feet before a pedicure. Just 10-15 drops in a bath of lukewarm water ought to do the trick.
•Essential oils can help improve the appearance of healthy skin! With these tricks in your arsenal, you'll know how to use essential oils on skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes and to give yourself a healthy glow!
oAnother great use for Tea Tree essential oil is reducing the appearance of blemishes. You can use a cotton swab to apply the oil directly to the affected area.
oFor smoother-looking skin, you can add Bergamot essential oil to your nighttime routine. Keep in mind that Bergamot and other citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, so you should avoid sun exposure after application.
oFor an aromatic treat that can also help give your whole body smoother-looking skin, add Lavender essential oil to your next bath
Did you know that you can get the benefits of essential oils by ingesting them? Young Living's Vitality™ line was developed to provide a clear distinction between oils for internal use and those for topical and aromatic use. All are the same pure, authentic essential oils, we've just labeled them differently so there's no confusion!
•Adding a drop or two of your favorite Vitality oil to water throughout the day is a great way to stay hydrated. Oils like Lemon Vitality, Grapefruit Vitality, and Orange Vitality provide a hint of flavor in a calorie-free replacement for soda or juice. Other flavors like Peppermint Vitality and Thieves Vitality provide a spicy kick throughout your day.
•Adding essential oils to recipes is a great way to get potent and unique flavors into your favorite foods.
oLove homemade ice cream? Add a sophisticated twist with Lavender Vitality™ in our Blueberry-Lavender Ice Cream.
oTo give your pasta sauces authentic Italian flair, a drop of Oregano Vitality and Basil Vitality oil each will give your meals powerful flavor.
oIf you love Thai food, try adding Black Pepper, Lemongrass, and Ginger Vitality oils to this simple soup recipe!
Essential oils are very potent, so you have to be cautious when you use them. Remember, a little goes a long way!
•Less is more! You can always add another drop, so start slow, whether you're using your oils topically, aromatically, or internally.
•Due to potency, some oils may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or pure vegetable oil to the affected area to dilute.
•Always read label directions for each individual oil before use.
•Do not put essential oils in eyes, ears, nose, or other areas with sensitive skin.