What are essential oils?

Essential oils are highly aromatic oils derived from plants. They contain the natural smell & characteristic of that plant. They can be pulled from any botanical matter and are typically extracted from flower petals, citrus peels, grasses, tree barks, roots, seeds and resins.

Each essential oil can contain hundreds of different chemical compounds.

Distillation technique carefully maintain low temperature & low pressure to preserve the fragile constituents of essential oils. There are 4 main distillation methods:

1. Steam distillation
2. Absolute oil extraction
3. Resin tapping
4. Cold pressing

steam distillation
Steam distillation diagram

How to use essential oils?

The German Method – Aromatically
Essential oils are best known for their aromas, which can help create an environment to suit your specific needs. By creating a fine aromatic mist, diffusers allow you to create a spa-like atmosphere and enjoy the benefits in any environment. You can also drop them onto the palms of your hands to inhale.

aromatic essential oil

The English Method – Topically
Many essential oils have skin-enhancing benefits and can be applied directly to the skin or added to your existing beauty products. You can also combine them with a carrier oil or your daily moisturiser for easy application. Topical application is a great way to support your skin and provide quick benefits.

topical essential oils

The French Method – Internally
Did you know that many essential oils can be taken internally? Young Living has a Vitality™ line which is specifically labeled for internal use, making it easy to add a splash of flavor to food and drinks or to take oils in capsules as a dietary supplement.
internal essential oil

Did you know?
For centuries (from 3500 BC!), people have been using essential oil for religious ceremonies, to support wellness & for cosmetics!

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