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Essential Oils

What is an essential oil?

Plants contain complex and powerful substances known as essential oils. These are aromatic liquids derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. These distinctive components defend plants from insects, harsh environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings. Referred to as the essence of the plant, pure essential oils not only protect the plant but also determine its aroma.

Essential oils have been used throughout time dating back to 4500 BC. From perfumes and pleasant aromas to embalming and medicinal purposes, essential oils were used in everyday life for centuries. In modern days, research shows that pure essential oils can provide similar benefits to humans and animals that they give to plants.

Importance of quality

Many oils, touted as essential oils, are derived with harsh chemicals, diluted, or copied and produced in a lab. Cheap copies bring cheap results and have the potential to be toxic. Therefore, it is imperative to take great care in choosing high-quality essential oils.

The Young Living Standard

Young Living offers pure, unadulterated essential oils, oil blends, and oil-enhanced products. At Young Living, in-house and independent laboratory testing shows that Young Living essential oils meet high industry standards that qualify them as "therapeutic grade." This means that health professionals choose them for promoting health and wellness. Young Living is dedicated to producing essential oils from the highest-quality plants. Healthy plants and proper distillation produce superior essential oils with powerful benefits. Every oil is put through a series of rigorous tests before it is deemed qualified to bear the Young Living label. Young Living essential oils are bottled in dark, thick, glass containers to protect the integrity of the oils. Under the lid is a fixed orifice that helps to measure dosages and to ensure safety, particularly for young children.

How to use essential oils

There are three basic ways to use essential oils: inhalation, topical application, and internal consumption. Read the Safety Guidelines and Tips prior to the use of any essential oil.

Inhalation

The inhalation of essential oils heightens the senses and can trigger numerous desired responses in the body. Below are several techniques used to inhale essential oils.

Direct inhalation – simple smell them.

Diffusion

Diffuse the oils using a Young Living diffuser which disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. The Young Living diffuser will not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits, as extreme heat can damage important constituents in the oil.

Fill a humidifier with water. Put a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in front of the escaping steam. (Do not put oil in your humidifier. It will float on top of the water instead of rising with the water and may cause damage to your humidifier)
Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.

Topical Application

Apply essential oils directly onto the skin where indicated. Dilute with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or a pure vegetable oil (e.g. olive or almond) before applying if dilution is indicated. Dilution may protect against possible skin sensitivities.

Key points of application on the body are:

Crown of Head
Forehead
Temples
Behind ears
Neck
Upper back
Abdomen
Over vital organs
Soles and top of feet
Ankles

To apply topically on any of these areas, follow these simple steps:
Carefully tip the oil bottle and drop 2-3 in the palm of the hand or directly on the desired application area.
If dropping oil in your hand, rub palms together in a circular motion and then massage oil onto the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, use your hand to massage the oil in a circular motion into the skin. Repeat if desired.

ATTENTION: Essential oils are very potent, and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or pure vegetable oil to the area to dilute. Please read label NOTE directions for each individual oil before using.

You can also create your own massage oil blends by mixing your favorite essential oils with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or by using Young Livings premixed massage oil blends (e.g. Relaxation™, Ortho Ease™) to relax, uplift, soothe, and relieve.

Internal Consumption

Research indicates that some oils are more effective when taken orally. Only pure essential oils, proven safe and labeled as dietary supplements, should be used internally. Dilution and dosage is dependent on the age, size, and the health constitution of the individual. Follow the recommended dosage on individual product labels to ensure safety or seek the advice of a health professional before administering oils internally.

Suggested internal consumption methods:

Put several drops of oil into an empty capsule and swallow with water.
Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water or rice milk.
Put 1-2 drops onto a piece of bread or add to your meals when cooking.
Add 1-2 drops onto a teaspoon of Blue Agave.
Drop directly onto the tongue and swallow. Exercise extreme caution when using this method. Many oils are very strong and should be tested by pouring a single drop onto a spoon and tasting a small portion – 1⁄4 of a drop – to determine the amount of oil to be used.

NOTE – The Young Living Users Guide, from which this information was taken, includes an application chart that addresses application method, when dilution is recommended or required, which methods are not recommended for particular essential oils. Also included in the Users Guide are Safety Guidelines + Tips.

Essential Oils - Essential 7™ Kit

Essential Oils and essential oil blends can be purchase individually or in kits. One of the kits available, which would a good one to start with, is Essential 7™ Kit, which contains seven oil and oil blends.

Essential 7™ Kit was created so that anyone could immediately use and appreciate the benefits of our most popular therapeutic-grade essential oils and blends.

The single oils may be used as dietary supplements. All of these oils may be diffused, applied on feet, added to the AromaSilk® Bath and Shower Gel Base or Epsom salts to be used in bathwater, applied topically, or used for body massage.

This kit comes with the "Essential Oils: The Missing Link" cassette. Contains: Three Single Oils (5ml bottles): Lavender, Peppermint & Lemon. Four Blends (5ml bottles): Joy™, PanAway™, Peace & Calming™ and Purification™.

How to use:

Lavender: For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, put one drop in a capsule or in 4 fl. oz. of rice or goat's milk. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.

Peppermint: For dietary, aromatic, or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat's or rice milk. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Do not apply neat to a fresh wound or burn. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. \

Lemon: For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, put one drop in a capsule or in 4 fl. oz. of soy or rice milk. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. Avoid using on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.

Joy™: For topical or aromatic use. Diffuse; use as a cologne or perfume; apply over heart; or enjoy as a body massage blended with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age. Avoid using on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays.

PanAway®: For aromatic use. Apply to the bottoms of feet and follow with topical application on location. Rub on temples, back of neck, or forehead, or inhale for a soothing effect. Use with a warm compress along the spine. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.

Peace & Calming®: For aromatic use. Diffuse in bedrooms, living areas and office. Apply to bottom of feet, wrists and outside of ears. Blend with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex for a calming massage. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.

Purification™: For topical or aromatic use. Diffuse, apply topically on location as needed, or put on cotton balls to place in air vents of home, car, hotel room and office. Diffuse and rub on feet for cleansing. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.

Ingredients:

Lavender: Lavender.

Peppermint: Peppermint.

Lemon: Lemon.

Joy™: Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), lemon (Citrus limon), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), jasmine (Jasminum officinale), Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), and rose (Rosa damascena).

PanAway®: Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), clove (Syzygium aromaticum) and peppermint (Mentha piperita).
Peace & Calming®: Tangerine (Citrus nobilis), orange (Citrus aurantium), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum).

Purification™: Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia) lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida), and myrtle (Myrtus communis).

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Skin Care: A·R·T

Age Refining Technology is the art and science of skin care. Recovered accounts reveal that the most advance civilizations of the ancient world, the Egyptians, Romans, and Chinese, relied upon the

Immense power of essential oils to regain, increase, or maintain health of the body and mind. Young Living is restoring this lost wisdom and helping people understand that essential oils and aromatherapy can do much more than soothe, invigorate, and uplift.

Based upon advanced scientific research, Young Living has combined the health secrets of the ages with the latest age refining technology to produce and amazing skin care system -- A·R·T™.

A superior concept in skin restoration, Young Living’s A·R·T™, Age Refining Technology, combines DNA recovery enzymes – an advanced science – with a proprietary Peptide Complex to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, even skin tone, and improve the thickness and firmness of your skin’s appearance.

What’s more, recognizing the incredible power of essential oils, Young Living has added frankincense and sandalwood for their ability to revitalize the skin. Add the moisturizing and skin conditioning properties of the wolfberry seed oil, and you have the formula for a truly unique and effective skin care system.

Key Feature

Promotes superior skin recovery with two innovative enzymes and a proprietary blend of pure essential oils, which can enhance DNA repair and reduce premature aging of the skin.
Reduces the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots by enhancing the production of collagen and elastin, and retaining moisture in the skin.
Advanced delivery technology ensures skin is getting the maximum benefit with a more efficient application.
The A·R·T™ product line consist of the Gentle Foaming Cleanser, the Day Activator Cream, the Night Reconstructor Cream, and the Purifying Toner. These products can be purchased individually or a three piece kit is available.

A·R·T™ Skin Care

A superior concept in skin restoration, Young Living's A·R·T™, Age Refining Technology, combines DNA recovery enzymes - an advanced technology - with a proprietary anti-aging Peptide Complex, to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, diminish age spots, even skin tone and increase elasticity and density of your skin. Recognizing the incredible power of essential oils, Young Living added frankincense and sandalwood to this unique formula to reinforce DNA renewal. Add the legendary wolfberry seed oil, known for its superior moisturizing and skin conditioning properties, and you have the formula for a truly unique and effective skin care system.

Contains: Day Activator (29 ml), Night Reconstructor (29 ml), Gentle Foaming Cleanser (100 ml), and A·R·T™ booklet in a presentation box.

How to use: Please see individual product descriptions for Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Day Activator and Night Reconstructor.

Ingredients: Please see individual product descriptions for Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Day Activator and Night Reconstructor.

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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