When you crack open a bottle of Young Living essential oils you will discover a lot of WOW.
One of the WOWs is the orifice reducer.
The what? Stay with me.
This is the silicone top that is there to help you adjust how much oil comes out of the bottle.
It is a big deal.
Young Living makes the best orifice reducers in the industry, hands down.
It's the little things that underline integrity over and over and over.
Silicone will not deteriorate and will not leach into your oils
This amazing little piece allows one drop to come out.
You see, Young Living uses orifice reducers that are unlike any you can find in the world.
The oil drips from the tiny hole to the SIDE of the main center hole.
The center hole let’s the air in.
The small holes are why you can control the drip from a Young Living bottle.
Other oil companies have the oil come out the center.
This makes it much harder to control how often the oil gets either stuck and you have to shake the bottle to get any out or the oil pours out too fast.
Shaking the bottle is easy to do partly due to habit and hurry.
It is a big deal with our oils because when we shake the bottle it forces oxygen molecules to mix with the oil. This shortens the shelf life.
So get in the habit of rolling the bottle between your hands, and turning the bottle so the little hole is down.
Don’t ‘help’ the oil come out.
Ready for a tip or two?
When you crack open your bottle, locate the tiny hole and draw a arrow or dot by it so that you can find it next time. This will help a ton when you are aiming for a capsule and want the oil to gather inside and not on your hands or the sides.
When you are using thick oils—such as Vetiver or Myrrh, remember to put the oil bottle in your pocket or bra for a few minutes to warm it up.
This might not be an issue in the summertime as much as it is in the winter, or if you live in a warm climate.
But, it Minnesota it is a big deal!
I have been known to wait over a minute waiting for one precious drop of Vetiver to come out.
I LOVE Vetiver in the diffuser at night.
Most nights I fall asleep on God while Dave is praying.
He says God doesn’t mind….
So, waiting for those drops might take minutes, but, patience is a virtue right?
We all need more of it.
And, yes, it is when you are waiting for the gold that happens with each drop.
And in the end, it is so worth it.
After all, we can't hurry gold.
That drop may make the difference between sleep and counting sheep.
It sure does for me.
So, I will wait and choose to aim better.
Why should you be diffusing in your home?
Diffusing is not just a smell good activity. It is first in line for our motto "real tools with side benefits"
It’s something we can do in our homes to replace toxic fragrance products with scents with healthy giving benefits. There are incredible aromatic benefits you can receive simply from diffusing pure essential oils. Aromatic usage allows you to inhale essential oils.
Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic. The fancy little silver plate in the bottom of your diffuser vibrates the water and oils within the diffuser distributing the oils in the air for you to breathe in. The frequency of the oil is maintained for maximum benefit for you, while there is no heat, which can destroy the therapeutic properties of the essential oils.
So, what exactly are the benefits?
-Aids in your overall wellness by helping keep you above the wellness line. Different oils help boost your body systems keeping you healthy.
-Getting rid of odors without spraying chemicals in the air that can cause health and respiratory issues. Many of the sprays that are odor eliminating contain harsh toxins that can linger in the air for up to two weeks. If you struggle with any respiratory issues, this will continue to build up within your system causing issues. Switch out to diffusing some Purification or Citrus Fresh!
-Lifting your emotions through the benefit of entering the portion of your brain that is only accessed through smell. The limbic region is where memories and emotions are stored. Emotional health is just as important to us as physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Utilizing our essential oils to keep our moods lifted, helps to steer us from negative thought patterns, allowing us to live life with a more vibrant outlook. Try Joy, Orange, Bergamot, Valor, White Angelica, or Harmony.
-Sound sleep. Diffusing while sleeping is a great way to support your entire body system and to help relax and calm your body for a better sleep experience. Try Lavender, Peace & Calming, Sacred Mountain, or Cedarwood.
-Energy & Motivation. On the flip side of relaxing and sleep, sometimes you need a boost to “get things done”. Some oils are great at uplifting the spirit to tackle the things you need to do for the day. Try diffusing Gathering, Peppermint and Lemon, Clarity, or Motivation.
-Creating an atmosphere. This is one side benefit I love! Just a few drops, and the whole room changes. It will affect everyone in the room. Get the diffuser in place with intention before people are coming and going from your home. We frequently have comments made when people enter our home. People can feel the difference.
Whether it is for meditation, peace, or simply a smell good, feel good intention---there are hundreds of options.
A few favorites for gatherings are: Stress Away with Peppermint (aka chocolate mint), Gathering, Abundance, Believe, or Sacred Mountain.
Diffusing is an easy way to be using your essential oils in your home. Keep that amazing machine going 24/7 when you are home and in your bedrooms during the night to continue reaping consistent benefits. Start them up about 30 minutes before bed, and you are set up for results.
Sometimes I think back... how did we do life before Young Living?