What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are the most powerful defense mechanism for plants and cells. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins, and herbs. Oils consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds. In humans, they provide support for every system in the body. The Skeletal System, Muscular System, Circulatory System, Endocrine System (hormones), Respiratory System, and Immune System. Essential Oils support brain health and a healthy weight. They are used extensively for emotions because they communicate with the limbic system through direct inhalation impacting the hippocampus and amygdala emotional control centers. Oils can be used as an alternative to the toxic overload found in cleaning chemicals, personal care products and more. Every oil you are using is a chemical you are not.
Why do we need them?
Did you know the average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day, and 80 of those chemicals are before breakfast! 26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the body. There are 100,000 chemicals on the market today. The Toxic Substance Act of 1976 grandfathered them in. Simply put, every oil and Young Living plant-based product you are using, is a harmful ingredient you are not.
Products to be aware of - soap, makeup, shampoo, and hair care. The biggest pollutants in our home are fabric softener, dryer sheets, air freshener plug-ins, and candles. We are literally introducing harmful compounds and ingredients to our bodies and our environment daily. From the food we eat, to the products we put on our skin, and even the cleaner we use in our home, these are the silent thieves robbing our wellness. Did you know, health and safety data only exists for 15% of all the chemicals out there? Even though many are known to cause asthma or hormone disruptors. These harmful compounds are a key culprit for many health issues. Simply put, we are chemically overloaded and don’t even know it. Simply put, every oil and Young Living plant-based product you are using, is a harmful ingredient you are not.