Essential oils are not new. They were mankind’s first medicine. From Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, we know that priests and physicians have been using essential oils for thousands of years. If stored properly, pure therapeutic grade essential oils have no expiry date.
Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants, including their respective parts such as seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc. The chemical constituents that determine the purity and therapeutic value of an essential oil are affected by many things including soil condition, method of harvest and the season of harvest, and the distillation process just to name a few.
Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils, goes to great lengths to ensure that his oils have the highest number of constituents possible by monitoring all of the variables involved in the process of making therapeutic grade oils. YLEO offers us the “Seed to Seal” guarantee to ensure that we are receiving the best possible product on the market today. Over the last 20 years, this commitment to quality has made YLEO the industry leader in the production and quality of essential oils.
Basically, essential oils (EO’s) are the “life blood” of the plant. EO’s are the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening properties of plants. EO’s can affect every cell of the body (by carrying oxygen to every cell) within 20 minutes and then be metabolized like other nutrients. EO’s are very powerful antioxidants, thus creating a very unfriendly environment for free radicals. Antioxidants prevent all mutations, work as free radical scavengers, prevent fungus, and prevent oxidation in the cells. Essential oils restore balance to the body.