Essential oils are the natural, aromatic volatile liquids found in a wide variety of natural flora: shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds.
The distinctive components in essential oils are designed to defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and diseases.
They are also vital for growth, life, evolution and adaptation to plants’ surroundings. Essential oils can be extracted from plant by steam distillation and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.
While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits wide-ranging, which makes them much more useful than something that simply smells good.
Essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life for thousands of years. There are more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, many of them about their use for anointing and healing the sick.
Nowadays essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and many other applications.
Young Living Essential Oils, the leading provider of essential oils, offers more than 300 essential oil singles and blends. All Young Living essential oils meet the YLTG standard. This means that every essential oil Young Living distills or sources has the optimal naturally-occurring blend of constituents to maximize the desired effect. Only YLTG essential oils should be used for the primary methods of application, which include inhalation and application.