The third and final way we use these little miracle bottles is by taking them internally.
Many oils are labeled safe for internal use, but just like not all plants can safely be to eat and not all essential oils can be used internally.
Internal use can be a heated topic, mostly because there is a wide range of oil quality available on the market, and many are rightly labeled “not for internal use”.
What people don't realize that they already consume essential oils when they eat many foods. For example, lots of bakeries use food--grade essential oils to punch up the flavor of baked goods.
Ever enjoy a lemon bar? You probably ate essential oils.
Our Ningxia Red is power packed with Orange, Lemon, Tangerine, and Yuzu essential oils.
Because essential oils are way more potent than the whole plant material, only a tiny amount is needed when taken internally to get the full flavor and/ or health benefits. When safety guidelines are followed, essential oils can be used internally for incredible benefits.
Only ingest Young Living essential oils purchased directly from the temperature- controlled warehouse at youngliving.com. Nobody can vouch for what's really in those bottles from Amazon, eBay, or anywhere else you picked them up.
There are two ways to ingest oils
The first method of internal use is through food and water. Remember to always use glass, stainless steel, or ceramic when adding oils to the drink of choice. Never use plastic or Styrofoam, since those can leech chemicals. These powerful drops are programmed made by God to purify... Put a citrus oil on a Styrofoam cup and watch them in action!
If you love to cook, you're gonna be excited at the fun recipes you can create! Experiment with adding oils to your smoothies, your fruit and veggie salads, your baked goods, your homemade salad dressings, and so much more! The essential oils have no shelf life, like your herbs, and the potency and taste will amaze you. Such a savings to your pantry!
The second method of internal use is by ingesting capsules. Yes, you read that right, you can make your own capsules, and it's not as daunting as it might sound! Using capsules allows you to not only bypass any unpleasant tastes, but it also enables the oils to reach that correct targeted area of the body before dissolving to allow for greater absorption.
We use these for slimming, seasonal challenges, bodily discomfort, boosting immunity, and more! If you would like to learn more about what we call ‘stomp on it,’ reach out to me for my text class walking you through it.
Here's how to make a capsule
Purchase the vegetable capsules from Young Living (or grab some at your local health food store), open one up and add your essential oils into the longer part, then fill the rest with some carrier oil to help it digest better in your tummy, Close it up until it ‘clicks’ and take it with a glass of water.
When taking oils internally, have a small snack that is rich in healthy fats (nuts, avocados). This will help you avoid burping up the oils. This is especially important when taking Inner Defense or "hot" oils. Adding a carrier oil to the capsule, or putting the oil in the freezer will also make a difference! (watch out because your tummy will feel cold after swallowing them!)
Remember the center hole on the top of your bottle is NOT where the oil comes out. That is an patented airhole. The oil comes out the little hole on the side. So, watch your aim or lean the bottle on the top of the capsule. The more you do it, the easier it gets.
If you can eat a lemon...
There is nothing added to our oils! Smells exactly like cutting open an orange, or lemon, or... because that is what it is! The power of the nutrients in the rind.
In order to comply with FDA regulations in the US, Young Living has specifically labeled oils that can be ingested as dietary supplements as Vitality oils. These white label bottles contain the SAME OIL inside as their color counterpart labeled for aromatic and topical use.
What if there was a easy button to start simplifying your life?
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.
Ready for more?
We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.
It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.
Not get to get too sciency, but this is an important topic to understand. It's all good and fun to hear 1000 times that “essential oils work,” but we get it, you wanna know how and why.
So, grab your nerdy glasses and get ready for a mini lesson on essential oils, why they're so incredible, why you probably know a few crazy oil-obsessed people, but might not fully understand their passion – yet. Don't worry, stick around us and you'll be one soon enough. Here’s why.
Oils work when they enter the body by inhalation (smell ‘em) absorption (apply ‘em) or ingestion (eat ‘em) Because the body recognizes oils as nutrients, they work synergistically to help support our natural healing response. In contrast, synthetic chemicals are recognized as foreign substances and often contain dangerous ingredients to mimic the properties that nature as built into botanicals.
Essential oils are composed of very, very, tiny molecules making them extremely concentrated. One drop of essential oil contains approximately 40 million - trillion molecules. Numerically, that is a 4 with 19 zeros after it. WOW!
How fast do essential oils work?
The molecules reach your brain in 22 seconds
They can be found in your bloodstream in two minutes.
They can affect every cell in your body in 20 minutes.
Because essential oil molecules are so small, they can penetrate our skin, enter our bloodstream, and support the internal organs of our body. Since we have 100 trillion cells in our bodies, one drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules!
When inhaling an essential oil, it travels through our nasal passage to a receptor neuron that transmits it up to our limbic brain - our mind’s control center for emotions, mood, and memory.
By smelling an oil the molecules go up inside your brain. And, because the molecules are so small, essential oils can penetrate the blood - brain barrier, which is part of why they are so effective for therapeutic use. Within 20 minutes of being placed anywhere on our skin, essential oils can penetrate and effect every cell within our bodies.
This is why using the highest quality oil possible is absolutely essential.
Ready for more? We start with what we call an ‘oil map’. It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are. Click here to try it out!
Have you ever peeled an orange and smelled that beautiful mist in the air?
Have you ever felt rejuvenated by the scent of pine trees while on a walk in the woods?
Have you ever felt happy after breathing in the aroma of a fresh bouquet of wildflowers?
Have you ever tasted that minty fruit fresh flavor of peppermint in a smoothie and felt refreshed?
If you have, then you've experienced essential oils.
Essential oils are much more than beautifully scented plant juice! These oils are called essential because plants need them to live. We think they’re essential to have in your home too.
Essential oils are the aromatic liquid within the leaves, petals, roots, grasses, bark, seeds, and stems of plants. They can be extracted using steam distillation, resin tapping, or cold pressing.
Lemon rinds, rose petals, eucalyptus leaves, and frankincense resin are all examples of beautiful parts of our world that can produce essential oils. Oils are created by God, placed in nature for purposes from helping the plant survive and thrive to improving your wellness.
Oils are often referred to as the lifeblood of the plant, since they protect the plant from environmental elements like weather, insects, fungus, and disease. The way oils protect plants in the same way they can protect you too.
For thousands of years people in many cultures have relied on essential oils and have used them in a multitude of ways for countless ailments and issues. As more and more health practitioners, doctors, scientists, and users like us venture into this world of ancient knowledge, essential oils are no longer the missing link in modern medicine.
Integrating oils into your life allows you to make your emotional, physical, and mental health a priority in the most natural way and it doesn't have to be overwhelming.
Each plant in nature is linked to specific health benefits. It takes a lot of plant material to yield a tiny amount of oil-- a whole lot! It takes up 1 pound of peppermint to make a 15 ml bottle of Peppermint oil, or 50 rose flowers to make just one drop of Rose oil! This is why essential oils are so highly concentrated and potent-- up to 70 times more powerful than the original plant for dried herbs. This is also why you only need to use a small amount; just one drop is often enough.
Ready for more? We start with what we call an ‘oil map’. It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are. Click here to try it out!
Where convenience + savings brings a smile!
Here are 7 ideas for your Young Living Wellness Box this month! Each box is geared towards a certain theme - you can grab a box in its entirety, or mix and match! One of the things I love most about Young Living is that you can completely customize your Essential Rewards wellness box order - from the date it ships to what’s inside your box each month.
And don’t forget, if your order is 100 PV+ you will earn FREE shipping! Also, if you order a purchase of 50 PV+ through Essential Rewards, you'll earn an additional 10%-25% back in YL store credit, giving you even better pricing on your wellness, home and body care needs!
With the day of love fast approaching I thought I would share a box completely dedicated to hormone support! What better way to say I love you to your body than to make sure you are keeping those hormones balanced and in check. Dragon Time and Mister are two perfect blends for that!
Dragon Time Essential Oil| item #3327 | $52.25
Orange Essential Oil | item #3602 | $11.50
Sulfurzyme is a Young Living customer favorite and also known as the hair, skin and nails supplement. It makes for happy joints at movement at our house as well. I love that you can take it in capsule or powder form. Remember the powder contains a prebiotic which makes for happy tummies. A great way to take it is to add the powder to your NingXia Red shot - tastes like a yummy treat! Or mix it up to create the 'red drink' and drink it all day long. Click here to learn about the red drink
Sulfurzyme Capsules | item #3243 | $61.50
Sulfurzyme Powder | item #3241 | $49.25
Supporting your body with key nutrients has never been more important. I love that Young Living uses the cleanest form of vitamins and that they add essential oils to their supplements for better absorption into our cells! The Super C vitamin comes in a tablet or chewable form, and the Super Vitamin D is a dissolvable tablet for under your tongue.
Super C Tablets | item #3242 | $30.75
Super C Chewable Tablets | item #3240 | $34.00
Super Vitamin D Tablets | item #28972 | $31.00
Ningxia Red is not just a supplement for adults - kids LOVE it too! It is a great way to support their little immune systems. And speaking of supporting, kids experience lots of emotions throughout the day and KidPower oil is great for helping process their feelings and balance their energy! It smells like a dreamsicle, you will be sharing it with them, for sure!
KidPower Roll-On | item #33179 | $34.00
Ningxia Red Singles - 30ct | item #3525 | $90.50
DITCH AND SWITCH
I love that Young Living makes Ditching & Switching (ditching toxic and switching to clean) so easy! They are literally a one stop shop for anything you could possibly need for your home.
The Thieves Laundry detergent is super concentrated so a little goes a long way. You can use the purification oil to give a boost to your laundry soap or diffuse it in the kitchen to purify the air! And the Thieves Dish soap is a great kitchen swap for getting rid of the harsh chemicals, plus it can double as a stain remover!
Thieves Laundry Soap | item #5349 | $30.75
Thieves Dish Soap | item #5350 | $14.50
Purification Essential Oil | item #3389 | $16.50
CANDLE SWAPFor our candle swap box this month we are going to recreate the Anthropologie Volcano Candle using our beloved essential oils. All of these oils smell great by themselves but this specific blend combination is divine!
The recipe calls for: 3 drops Orange, 3 drops Grapefruit, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lime and
2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
Orange Essential Oil| item #3602 | $11.50
Grapefruit Essential Oil | item #3560 | $18.00
Geranium Essential Oil | item #3554 | $44.25
Lime Essential Oil | item #3074 | $13.00
Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil | item #5313 | $25.50
LOVE AND ROMANCE
And last, but certainly not least is a Love & Romance Box! These are 3 of the best oils for the bedroom. Sensation helps with getting in the mood. Cypress is known to increase blood flow. And Black Pepper is perfect for bringing in the heat, if you know what I mean!
Sensation Essential Oil | item #3420 | $35.50
Cypress Essential Oil | item #3530 | $20.50
Black Pepper Essential Oil | item #3611 | $20.00
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