Jodi and I have a high regard for essential oils as part of our healthy living regime. I have to admit that initially Jodi did most of the research (and she leaves no stone unturned). I came late to the game, but now, as a daily user, I can assure you this ancient practice has naturally pure benefits for your body, mind and soul.
The use of essential oils can be traced at minimum to Ancient Egypt and was a core healing practice until the Middle Ages when the Church decided Herbalists were witches and persecuted them. Fortunately for us, the Church also determined that bathing was sinful! To overcome the resulting smell, aromatics were commonly used. These essential oils often not only made company more pleasant, but also saved lives with their anti-bacterial and anti-pesticide properties. The use of essential oils came back strong in the Renaissance and regained their place in natural healing. They have remained there ever since.
Today you have many choices in regards to where you purchase your essential oils. We have chosen to go with Young Living for several reasons.
Young Living’s proprietary Seed to Seal® guarantee means that NOTHING is outsourced, and therefore the highest standards are insured. All plants originate on organic farms from heirloom seeds that YL has cultivated, and they are planted in soil that is throughly researched to guarantee no health compromising pesticides/insecticides have ever been used. At maturity, the plants are consciously harvested and distilled on site in distilleries that use steam and cold pressing techniques. No gasses, chemicals, or questionable methods are ever used to extract the life giving oils from the plants. The oils are then bottled, NEVER with fillers or additives, and shipped, ready to come join you and your family! All YL farms are open to the public, and anyone can go take a tour and see the love, integrity, and care that is poured into this endeavor.
Young Living has 13 worldwide offices overseeing 20 markets, 16 corporate-owned and partner farms, nearly 600 individual products, more than 3,000 employees, and over $1 billion in annual revenue. They currently support six different foundations around the world ranging from feeding children and providing education and much needed medical assistance to helping rescue girls and women from sex slavery. Young Living is an impressive organization indeed!
I can recommend no essential oil company more highly. The first step on your Young Living journey is to sign up as a member. You have the choice of signing up with a retail account or becoming a distributor with all the accompanying member benefits (NO, you are not under any obligation to EVER order or SELL anything!),
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