“What's that beautiful smell?” is something you'll soon get used to hearing because anytime someone comes over and you have your diffuser going, they're bound to smell the beauty.
We all want our house to smell great, but what if on top of smelling great, we could feel great too?
It's time to say bye bye bye to those toxic candles, plug-ins, scented room sprays, and chemical-filled incense sticks, and instead diffuse essential oils.
Think of your diffuser as a wellness delivery system to dispute those tutti- frutti, lovey- dovey, happy scents into the air and throughout your home.
Aromatic use of essential oils is a simple, convenient, and powerful way to use oils anytime, anywhere.
You need not use a diffuser-- just open your bottle and inhale to enjoy and experience the benefits of essential oils immediately.
You can even wear your oils in diffuser jewelry, so you can be your own diffuser, or apply them to your hair.
Did you know that our sense of smell
is 10,000 times stronger than any of our other senses?
Other senses like touch and taste must travel through our body by neurons in our spinal cord before reaching the brain, but our olfactory response is immediate.
Basically, our noses go straight to our brains, which is why breathing in oils can be so effective, and is how these liquid plants can affect our emotions.
Have you ever gotten a flood of emotions when you walked by someone at Walmart who was wearing your grandma’s perfume? The memories of your grandma are hooked to that scent. Think back to your high school science class, and you'll remember that your limbic system controls your emotions, your mood, and your memory.
This is why if you're trying to impact anything related to the brain (memory, mood, focus, sleep, stress) you'll want to use your oils aromatically. We never underestimate the power of aromatic use of essential oils, since the oils we inhale can directly affect what our brain does to our entire body. And that, is why it's always a good idea to “diffuse the situation”
Just like oils, not all diffusers are created equal.
When selecting a diffuser, you'll want to select one with high quality, high-density grade of BPA free plastic. Otherwise, your oils can leach petrochemicals from your diffuser reservoir into the air, canceling out all the benefits of the perfectly created oils you're diffusing.
How crazy would that be?
Young Living diffusers are made of polypropylene, which is the same type of polymer used in medical devices, and they've been thoroughly tested in our labs to ensure that nothing breaks down when in contact with the essential oils.
Remember to only diffuse essential oils in a cold- air diffuser, since heating them can alter their chemistry and reduce the benefits.
We love Young Living diffusers not only because they're beautiful, but also because their runtimes and light settings can be customized, they function as humidifiers, and they come with an excellent warranty.
smelling not required
Because the chemical components of essential oils produce a direct response on the body, nature takes the wheel so that even people without a sense of smell can still enjoy all the benefits of essential oils!
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Then there's this organic label thing.
Here's the deal, the USDA is a government agency for the dairy, meat, and agricultural industry. This means there are NO regulations surrounding the specific harvesting, distilling, or testing of essential oils.
So the next time you want to ask “is this oil organic?” what you should really ask is, “How was the oil produced from start to finish?” We like to say that Young Living goes BEYOND organic because they follow all organic practices, and more.
OK put those nerdy specs back on, here goes Beyond Organics 101…
The top five ways Young Living goes beyond organic
1. In order to be USDA Certified Organic, the USDA requires that “land must have no prohibited substances applied to it for at least three years before the harvest of an organic crop.”
Young Living goes “beyond organic” and also does a full chemical analysis of the soil to test for any chemicals present in the ppb (part per billion) level that may have been there from far more than 3 years ago. Many of our Young Living farms started on Virgin soil to ensure absolute purity.
2. USDA certified farms allow for approved synthetic chemicals for crop pests, weeds, and disease control, whereas Young Living simply does not allow ANY. Young Living controls pest with essential oils and they do all the weeding naturally -- by hand, by machine, by planting specific plants in between crop lines, and on some farms even by using a particular breed of sheep that eats the weeds and not the crops!
Did you know we spend $12,000 thousand dollars per acre to hand-weed Lavender,
instead of the industry standard of $60 dollars per acre for the same plant?
The industry standard is $60 dollars per acre
because spraying pesticides is much cheaper than hand weeding.
That also means those pesticides are inside their oils.
3. The USDA requires continual testing of the soil on farms, whereas Young Living does continual testing of the soil AND of the water and the air on our farms. In order to avoid additional environmental pollutants each farm is located far away from major cities.
4. Every Young Living farm has an organic composting yard that plant matter from the distillation goes into, so there's no waste. 5 million tons of compost is used annually on our fields. We also have organic worm farms on each farm where liquid worm castings and composed plant materials are used as fertilizer. Microbes and enzymes are injected to further enrich the soil. Spring or aquifer water is used on the plants, never any municipal water.
5. Young Living insists that 100% of our products are organic. When something in US is USDA certified organic, the content must be 95% certified organic, shocking but true.
Young Living cares about things that are not even on the radar of the USDA,
like plant energy and frequency.
This means that when Young Living farmers (or those on a tour) are out of the fields, everyone's mood must be positive.
No negative talk or swearing is allowed near the plants, and positive upbeat atmosphere must be given to the crops so that they flourish and grow the way nature intended. We promise the USDA doesn't have any rule anywhere that states no swearing on an organic farm!
Young Living is a global community company with farms across every continent except Antarctica.
Because each country has different organic certifications there is no “universal global organic certification,” and because our crops are grown all over the world, we cannot label our bottles as organic. However, our standards truly are beyond the organic certification of every country in the world.
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A truly pure essential oil, with nothing added or taken away, just as nature intended, is the safest and most beneficial to our bodies.
Low-quality essential oils can be made from plants that were sprayed with pesticides or treated with chemical solvents to extract more oil from the plant.
Many brands sell nature-identical oils that can be chemically identical but they are synthetically created or adulterated in some way.
This is why a $3 lavender oil from the drugstore
didn't give you the best night of sleep ever.
Essential oils are classified under the term “fragrance” by the FDA. This means that a bottle that says “100% pure essential oil” on the outside could legally contain 0% plant matter on the inside...Buyer beware!
Some labels even claim that the oil inside is “certified pure.”
Guess what!? There is no such thing!
Clever marketers depend on the consumer’s ignorance. If a certification is trademarked (™), this just means that company just paid money to use that word; there is no actual certification for purity.
You have been bamboozled!
While on the topic of labels, have you ever noticed how our bottles do not have an expiration date?
It's because truly pure essential oil will never expire. When stored correctly, away from heat and sunlight, essential oils can last forever. Pure essential oils like Myrrh have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs an have been tested and found to be potent and fresh.
Young Living has spent over 25 years building the most sophisticated in-house labs in the world for young testing essential oils. Devices in these labs can detect heavy metals down to the part per billion (ppb) level.
That's like singling out one drop of water in an Olympic sized swimming pool!
Our labs go far beyond the essential oil industry standard and perform 20 different quality assessment tests, in triplicate, on each batch of oil to ensure it is pure an unadulterated, free of heavy metals, pesticides, and any harmful full ingredients like mold or bacteria.
If the oil passes those 60 tests, it goes up to be bottled or blended.
Then it's tested again, in triplicate.
Yes, that's 3 times twice!
That means that 120 tests are done on every batch of oil, and it takes 20 people over a week to test each batch!
If at any point, the batch fails any test, it is used for research purposes to find out why it failed, and then it is tossed. Or, it gets used on our farm for cleaning purposes.
It never gets resold to recoup lost money.
No other company in the world goes to such great lengths to ensure the quality of their oils.
Young Living also works with 7 other external third-party labs who do additional forensic testing, not just labs of their own like many other companies. We use some of the same labs that the FBI uses, so that we can say we are the world leader in essential oils, we're dead serious.
The purity of every drop matters. This is Young Living.
Every detail matters... it is your health that is affected.
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Young Living's distillation is always a ONE time process; let me explain what that means with a basic analogy.
Imagine you go to a coffee shop and you're the first customer of the day. You order a cup of coffee, and you watch them make your first, fresh, one-time “distilled” coffee. (coffee isn't exactly actually distilled like essential oils, but bear with me for this example)
You take a sip, and it's so delicious, potent, and fragrant.
The second customer orders a coffee, and you watch the barista add more water to the machine and brew their coffee.
They got a “two-time distilled” coffee.
Customer #3 comes in, and also wants some coffee, so more water is added.
See where we're going with this?
You could argue that customer #3 got a cup of 100% pure coffee, Right?
It’s a similar idea with essential oils.
Sadly, most essential oils companies are selling second, third, fourth, and even fifth “distilled oils”.
This allows for cheap mass production. The the more you distill certain plants the sweeter they can smell.
Unfortunately, most companies place value on fragrance over benefit because they know customers will be attracted to the smell.
If an oil is improperly distilled,
you'll get little to no benefit at all.
Young Living only produces first-distillation oils that are distilled for a precise amount of time at low heat and low steam pressure to retain the therapeutic properties.
The oils only touch food grade, non-reactive stainless steel or glass during the distillation process, so there are never any plastics or other metals like aluminum that could leach into the oil.
Ready for a distillation example?
Blue Cypress is a beautiful tree with 280 known chemical constituents.
If you want the full therapeutic benefit of Blue Cypress Oil, it must have all 280 constituents present.
In order to achieve this, the tree must be grown and harvested correctly, and then must be distilled for exactly 24 hours at a very precise temperature
and pressure within the sap, the hardwood, and the bark altogether.
Otherwise, the oil will be clear and not the beaming blue color.
The reason it's distilled for 24 hours is that during the last 20 minutes of distillation, 18 of the vital active nutrients get released from the branches.
If Cypress is distilled for any other amount of time, its therapeutic properties will be missing from the oil.
Distill it for 20 hours, you only get 20 properties. Distill it for 26 hours, an you get NONE of these properties!
Get this: most Cypress oil on the market was distilled for just 3.5 hours.
If you are looking for results, it is a big deal.
The Young Living difference.
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We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.
It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.