What Are Essential Oils and How Do They Affect Our Bodies?

Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant. They are the aromatic liquids found within shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, resins, and seeds. Some people like to call essential oils “nature’s living energy” because they contain unique constituents that provide a host of benefits.
"Plant juice" works too!  

The easiest and most simple way to explain it is to think about when you see a rosemary plant (or any plant), and you take the leaves and rub them between your fingers.
That smell you get on your fingers?
THAT is the essential oil of the plant.

Most essential oils are extracted from plant sources using steam distillation and are highly concentrated, making them far more potent than dried botanicals. Essential oils are volatile, which means that the scent of the oil rises quickly into the air.

In humans, they provide support for EVERY SYSTEM in the body: your skeletal system, your muscular system, circulatory system, your muscular system, circulatory system, endocrine system and your hormones, respiratory system and immune system. They support brain health and healthy weight. They are used extensively for emotions and for spiritual support in your prayer life.
An oil in a diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you’ve had a stressful day at work. Oils can also be used as an alternative to toxic cleaning chemicals in the home.

Therapeutic Grade Young Living Oils do the following:
  • Reach EVERY cell in your body within 20 minutes when applied topically
  • Eliminate toxins from your body
  • Regenerate DNA
  • Release emotional trauma, relax and clear the mind
  • Transport nutrients to starving human cells
  • Act as powerful antioxidants
  • Increase oxygenation
  • Remove toxins & purify the air
  • Increase negative ions in the area which inhibit bacterial growth
Have you used essential oils before?
What are some oils that you use the most?
My most used oils are:
Thieves (I mean, of course!!), Lavender, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Bergamot, Progessence Plus Serum, Endoflex, Gentle Baby (this is my “stress away”) & the Joy blend.

Photo used with permission from The Happy Oilers group, an upline of The Crafty Oilers.

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