I have spent a great deal of time researching how to remove chemicals out of my life and utilizing natural chemicals to do so. I can choose to either make my own essential oils or I can find the purest and utilize them. Now, do not get me wrong, I am considering making some of my own too. I am currently growing some Lavender and Sage and anxiously waiting until I can make some oils from them. I have bought a book on making essential oils. In the meantime, I have chosen Young Living Essential Oils. They have a Seed to Seal Guarantee like no other which is based upon years of studying abroad and implementing the highest standards. Young Living is one of the few essential oils out there that are safe to consume. If it isn't safe enough to consume why would you want to put it on your skin or inhale it through diffusing?
Ancient cultures found that oils could be extracted and utilized in variety of ways to aid the body and mind. The best reference for this statement is the Bible. the Bible contains over 200 references. Do you remember the most famous - when the three Wisemen brought Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh to the baby Jesus. Did you know that at that time, Gold was the least valuable of the three. Hmmmm, maybe in today's age we have things backwards. Although, I do have to admit, Frankincense is not cheap. At least when you are buying the pure stuff. There are other historical references to oils as well. Did you know that Napoleon is reported to hav enjoyed cologne water made of neroli and others along with many others.
My understanding of oils is that they help aid our bodies and minds with healing and prevention. I am not a doctor, will not make diagnosis or claim that oils are a cure all. But, I will say for me that so far, I have found them to be very helpful.
I look forward to exploring and explaining the different types of uses as noted by Young Living.