Essential Oils

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the concentrated oils extracted from plants, usually through distillation.  Each plant yleo lavendercontains its own unique mix of chemical compounds, which affects the smell
and how it is used in our bodies.  They are highly concentrated and are far more potent than the individual plants from which they were extracted.  For example, it takes about 220 pounds of lavender flowers to make a pound of lavender essential oil. 

   

How are Essential Oils used for health and wellness?

world of oilsEssential Oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetics, healing, perfumes and cooking.  A friend of mine introduced me to them.  I did a lot of research on them (after all, that’s what I do for a living).  I found a lot of research studies have been done on them.  I also found that many people use them to support their health and wellness.  Next, I researched the company where my friend buys her oils.  

After all this research, I was convinced that essential oils would be the next step in managing my PCOS.  Therefore, I began using them to support my digestive system, my endocrine system, and my hormonal system.  Since I’ve been using them, all of my lab results have been looking better.  With all this support, I have a lot more energy.  I also use natural supplements that are made with essential oils to help with the vitamin deficiencies that many women with PCOS have.

Are all Essential Oils made the same?

The first thing I realized during my research is that all oils are not made in the same way.  Many oils, especially the ones that are found in stores, have additives, preservatives, or inferior ingredients in them.  Now, the only way to get benefits from the oils is to ingest, inhale, or absorb them into your body.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve put enough additives and preservatives in my body over the years to last me the rest of my life.  I’m not interested in putting more chemicals into my system.  

The FDA allows WHAT-

Young Living Essential Oils is where I get my essential oils (to learn more, click here).   It has been in business for more than 20 years.  It owns its own farms and literally controls what happens to the oils from the seeds to the processing to bottling, to the customer.  Their oils are 100% pure, therapeutic grade.  The founder, Gary Young, operates his company with integrity.  New members become part of a family that are all focused on helping each other become the healthiest they can be.  They have a great program for new members–a premium starter kit that has 11 oils, your choice of diffuser, and NingXia Red (which I call the nectar of the gods!).

starter kit

Check them out and if you are interested in becoming a member, please email me at laura@womenshealthabc.com.  I would love to work with you!  

Please like, share, and comment if you enjoyed!Wishing you Health & Blessings,Laura

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