How to Use Oils & Why Quality Matters
There are 3 different ways that you can use essential oils. Here is the biggest thing to remember: DO NOT COMPLICATE THINGS!
It’s way easier than you think! So let’s dig in!
English Method: Apply it topically — rub it into the skin
French Method: Ingest and cook with it
German Method: Diffuse and inhale, which can be the most effective method because it
doesn’t have to pass through the digestive system.
How do they enter — and how long do they last?
Tests have shown oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in three seconds when inhaled; they were found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds when applied topically. The two main ways that I use oils are the English & German methods. I love to diffuse on a daily basis to keep my home smelling amazing but I also love to apply them topically! I use Joy over my heart when I’m feeling down, Deep Relief on my neck when I have some bad tension and Thieves down my spine for immune support.
Expulsion of essential oils takes three to six hours in a normal, healthy body.
Do Essential Oils Work?
I have been using essential oils for years. Lavender smelled nice in my bath, but never had any significant effect on my body. I used to buy my lavender from either Amazon or Target. And trust me, I could tell the difference.
In the United States, there is no rating system for essential oils. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle of essential “pure” or “therapeutic grade,” the contents of that bottle must contain at least 5 percent essential oil. Which is why it matters where you buy your oils from! You do not want anything less than Grade A for your family.
All the oils in the world fall into one of four categories: Grade A, Grade B, Grade C, and Grade D
Grade A is therapeutic, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures.
Grade B oils are food grade, but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders, or carrier oils.
Grade C oils are perfume oils that often contain adulterating chemicals. They usually use solvents, for example, hexane, to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents can be cancerous and are in many store-bought oils. They may also be diluted 80-95 percent with alcohol.
Grade D is called “floral water,” which is aromatic only and is usually a byproduct of Grade A distillation. After all the oil is pulled out, the leftover trash water is sold to companies which will fill 5% of the bottle with this “leftover trash water,” fill the rest with carriers, and label it as “pure”.
Before you purchase, check to see if the company:
+ grows their own plants
+ owns their own fields
+ controls the entire process from Seed to Seal — from the farm to the sealed bottle.
Pesticides, pollution, previously farmed land — all of it can affect the quality of an oil. Young Living’s oils are Grade A.
Seed to Seal means each plant is:
+ no pesticides used
+ no chemicals
+ no weed killers
The plants are harvested at their peak. They’re then put through a vigorous testing process. Then they go from the farm directly to your home.
Seed to Seal is not a slogan, it’s a promise. You can learn more by checking out the Young Living Story at www.seedtoseal.com
That is why I will only use Young Living’s oils! This is the high quality that I was for my family and that I want for your family!! Young Living is the company I trust for my family. Between the amazing processes of just processing essential oils to helping people around the world through the Young Living Foundation, this is the place for me! Essential oils are extremely powerful tools to have in your toolbox. Have you ever thought about hoping on the oil train? Have more questions? Leave a comment, shoot me an email or find me on IG and send me a DM!
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