what are essential oils?

I find it fascinating researching the words “essential oils”. The Bible speaks about plants being used as medicine in Ezekiel 47:12 when it says, “The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.” The Reference Guide for Essential Oils states that there are 188 references to essential oils in the Bible. Plants and essential oils have been used to support the body since the beginning of time. I truly believe it was God’s gift to us, creating plants and then later creating man (Genesis 1). He put man in the garden of Eden, providing man with the food and plants that he needed to live. Essential oils have been used for many things throughout history.

Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants. Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation, but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful and effective than dry herbs, delivering quick and effective results. Any time you hold a bottle of our powerful essential oils, you are holding the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, or taken internally to inspire a positive emotional state, enhance physical wellness, purify your home and refine your skin. There is no regulation on essential oils in the US, so it’s important to know where your oils are produced and how. That is what I love about Young Living, from the seed that goes in the ground to the seal on the bottle, they have a hand in the process the entire way.

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