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Young Living Essential Oils

First Date with Young Living

I was made aware of Young Living essential oils in 2016. At the time my mother was terminally ill which was very stressful for all the family and I felt like I had a permanent grey cloud hovering over me. I'd stopped socialising as it was getting such an effort to put a face on for people.

I broke out my comfortable hermit mode one afternoon to attend an 'Oily Day' that my friend was having. She spent the day telling us about all the oils and contradicting allot of the information I'd learned in my studies as an aromatherapist.

We learned that if an oil was as pure as Young Living oils that it was perfectly fine to use neat on your skin...and not only that but many of the Young Living essential oils can be ingested...mind blown!!

I spent the day smelling loads of the oils and reading an amazing book detailing the various blends which related to negative emotions and how the blends could be used to help release these emotions. I didn't realise until I left my friends after a few hours that for the first time in months I felt 'normal'. I wasn't blissfully happy but the oils had definitely shifted the grey cloud for the day.

...After that I was hooked and ordered a Starter Kit the next day...then another one the month after that...then another one the next month...before I started experimenting with the other oils and blends.

Since that day I haven't went a single day without using an oil, most days its at least 5. I've shared them with my family, friends and the occasional stranger and had so many amazing results...its so fulfilling to be able to help someone who's been struggling with long term ill health find relief.

Why Young Living Essential Oils are Different?
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Only 2% of essential oils sold in North America are suitable for medicinal purposes, and Young Living makes 98% of them! The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is a result of their strict, detailed method for producing the oils to obtain the purest, ‘un-messed-with’ plant essences. Young Living calls this their Seed to Seal process, where every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled.

Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure, contain no added synthetic ingredients and are properly distilled through a unique process.
In addition, Young Living owns and partners with numerous farms across the globe, cultivating a personal relationship with farmers to ensure the highest quality oils available.

Why is Quality so Important?
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The vast majority of other essential oils are extracted using high heat, high pressure, and chemical solvents. Although the final product may still contain the aroma of the plant, these harsh processing methods destroy the therapeutic qualities of the oils.

Using lesser-quality oils for therapeutic purposes is never recommended and can be extremely toxic.

Another problem is that there are currently no standards when it comes to labeling a bottle of essential oil. If a bottle of oil contains just 5% essential oil, by law it can be labeled as 100% Pure Essential Oil! So if you see labels like ‘Organic’, ’100% Pure’, or ‘All Natural’ on a bottle of essential oil, you still have no way of knowing the quality of the oil. Especially if that bottle is around £5, it has more than likely been mass produced very cheaply, with very little attention to the way it was processed.


In a cheap bottle of oil, the therapeutic compounds have been destroyed by the heat, pressure, and/or chemical solvents. Hopefully in the future there will be labeling regulations for essential oils. The FDA has actually asked Gary Young (founder of Young Living) to help set standards for essential oil labeling because of his expertise! This is just one more reason I trust in the quality of this brand!

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