What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the liquid blood of the plant, similar to blood in the human body. They are called essential because without them, the plant would die.

They aren’t hippie voodoo stuff contrary to popular belief, but are chemistry molecules that contain parts within them called constituents, (terpenes, sesquiterpenes, limonene, phenols, etc.). The constituents are what makes these oils so effective in supporting the entire body and body systems. For instance, orange essential oil contains 97% of limonene and research has indicated limonene is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants and supportive of a healthy immune system. Each oil has hundreds of different constituents within them and every constituent has a unique affect on the human body, which is why lavender has so many different uses like promoting sleep, calming emotions, soothing skin and supporting overall wellness.

Essential oils are also small enough to cross the blood-brain barrier and oxygenate brain cells while also working on the limbic system of the brain (the seat of all emotions). This is huge for neurological, behavioral, emotional and mood support. I am completely fascinated with all of the science behind these little drops!

For me, they have supported my thyroid, adrenals, stress levels, skin and sleep most, just to name a few, and my son was well the entire year – he didn’t miss a day of school due because these little bottles of EOs supported his immune system so well. We have replaced all toxic cleaning products and over-the-counter beauty care with our Young Living essential oils and my husband won’t go a day without using them in some way, whether for his muscles, sleep or gum health. #eofamily #whoknew