So why use Young Living Essential Oils?
Short answer - because you want the real deal. You want purity.
Most essential oils produced today (98%) are used in the cosmetic and perfume industries. The tiny percent left are the ones produced for supporting the various systems of the body.
Over 300 different types of essential oils are currently being distilled or extracted, with new essential oils being discovered in Equador. An essential oil's quality will vary greatly depending on cultivation & climate as well as distillation factors.
High quality essential oils start with high quality plant material. The plants must be properly farmed - grown organically with no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or other chemicals. Essential oils made with these chemicals present can be toxic.
The aromatic components within the plant material are very fragile. They can easily be destroyed by pressure or temperature that is too high. They can also be destroyed if they touch the wrong kind of metal.
Essential oils must be distilled in stainless steel
at low temperatures and low pressure.
100% Pure. No foreign substances allowed. Made from organically grown (or wild crafted) plants. Steam Distilled at correct temperature and pressure. These oils will last for many years. Many of these oils can be used internally. These oils are recommended for use in aromatherapy as well as for use on the skin, using proper dilution. (Young Living Essential Oils are all 100% Pure.)
Food Grade: Foreign substances allowed: pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other cultivation chemicals. Substances allowed to increase quantity: various vegetable carrier oils, synthetic extenders, and chemical extenders. These oils may go rancid within 6 months. Because there is no US regulation on essential oils, these may be labeled as pure, though they are far from it. These oils should not be used internally or extensively on the skin.
Perfume Quality: Foreign substances allowed: pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other cultivation chemicals. Substances allowed to increase quantity: various vegetable carrier oils, synthetic extenders, and chemical extenders. Other substances allowed are solvents, alcohol, and other known cancerous chemicals. These oils may go rancid within 6 months. Again, due to the lack of US regulation on essential oils, these may be labeled as pure, though they are the opposite. These oils should not be used for anything related to your physical body.
that whole lack of regulation thing
sure makes it hard to know what to do, huh!
If you want purity, you want Young Living Essential Oils.
If you want essential oils to scent your potpourri or to add to your homemade soap then just about any old essential oil in a health food store will probably work for you. It won't really matter too much if they are pure or not. You could even try making your own.
If you want to use them for aromatherapy, diffusing, applying to your skin, or cooking I wouldn't recommend anything other than genuine 100% pure essential oils. To receive real body system support, you MUST use authentic, pure essential oils. Using those of inferior quality will not produce the results you are looking for and could actually be toxic.
That is why I recommend Young Living Essential Oils (for all uses, actually.) I want real results. I want comfort in knowing they are pure.
I have been using these essential oils since 2004 and they are amazing. Young Living Essential Oils are not available in the local health food store. They can only be purchased through Young Living independent distributors.
Young Living Essential Oils are the highest quality essential oils available. They are 100% pure, genuine, authentic essential oils. They exceed the standard set by AFNOR (Association French Normalization Organization Regulation) and ISO (International Standards Organization).
In the United States there is no federal agency responsible for classing essential oils. The only way to know if an essential oil is pure is to find out if it meets or exceeds the European AFNOR or ISO standards. These standards recognize that the primary components of an essential oil has to be present in specific percentages in order for benefits to result.
Sadly most of the essential oils on the market are adulterated oils. These oils can be very dangerous. Often people purchase these oils and then wonder why they get a rash or simply decide that essential oils don't work.
This adulteration and mislabeling of essential oils will become more common as more people hear about essential oils. These lower quality oils may tarnish the reputation of both aromatherapy and true 100% pure essential oils. They will also put many people at risk of injury.
You can trust Young Living Essential Oils to be what you are looking for. You can use them with confidence, knowing that you will receive the results you're looking for. Your body will thank you.
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