The “Why” Page
This page is your source for all those important “why’s”: Why Essential Oils; Why Young Living; Why Membership. If the information here doesn’t get to the heart of what you want to know, drop me a line and let’s meet for lunch or tea or chocolate!
Why Essential Oils?
Essential oils are microscopic power houses of plant concentrates typically extracted through steam distillation hydro-distillation, or cold-pressed extraction. The power of an essential oil lies in its different chemical ingredients and the way those ingredients work together.
Essential oils, believe it or not, are not oily! The particles are highly volatile and will rapidly evaporate when exposed to the air. Their tiny structures also allows them to easily penetrate cell membranes and travel throughout the blood and tissues. When topically applied to the feet or soft tissue, essential oils can travel throughout the body in a matter of minutes.1
The capillaries that carry blood to the brain and spinal cord tissue have a filtering mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances. This mechanism is referred to as the Blood Brain Barrier, or BBB. “The barrier only allows substances that weigh less than 500 amu (atomic mass units), are relatively compact in shape and size, and are lipid soluble to pass through into the brain. Essential oils are one of the substances that can cross the Blood Brain Barrier. Thus, when you use essential oils, you can [positively] affect your brain and consequently other parts of your body that regulate various functions – from hormone production, adrenal support, memory storage, emotional balance, and on and on.”2
Essential Oils Pocket Reference, 7th edition. Life Science.
Lim, Evelyn. “Essential Oils and the Blood Brain Barrier.” https://aromawealth.com/essential-oils-and-the-blood-brain-barrier/
Why Young Living?
I fell in love with Young Living’s Seed to Seal promise. Their rigorous standard for production from the soil where the seed is planted to the facility that seals the final product means that we get top grade therapeutic essential oils along with numerous other products infused with their essential oils “created with conscientious Sourcing, Science, and Standards—the three pillars of Seed to Seal.” Click the link below to learn more!
There are lots of different choices for enjoying the benefits of Young Living’s top grade essential oils and other oil infused products.
GOOD: You can purchase Young Living products from a registered distributor paying full retail price while enjoying the benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils.
BETTER: You can purchase a Premium Starter Kit and have the benefit of purchasing additional products at 24% off the retail price. There’s no annual membership fee as long as you spend $50 per year.
BEST: Become an Essential Rewards Member and receive discounted shipping, free gifts at 3, 6, 9, & 12 months, plus points back on every order that you can use to purchase additional products at no cost. Again, there’s no annual fee as long as you spend $50 per month. If you fall in love with Young Living the way I did, $50 per month just meant I was now buying chemical free, healthy products rather than unhealthy products from retail stores!