Producing a pure, unadulterated essential oil is an amazingly complex process that I am happy to leave to the experts. Let me give you a peek into why it is so complicated and then I'll share a few tips and ideas for using your essential oils and getting to know them.
Getting the best essential oil actually begins with having a powerful, healthy and exceptional seed. This seed must then be planted into nutrient rich, chemical free soil and cultivated in a way that brings out the best in that plant. As Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils stated at a recent convention, "Build the soil to have good oil. The better the soil; the better the oil."
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This process of choosing the highest quality seeds, growing the plants in fertile, pure soil, harvesting at just the right time, distilling in the most effective way, testing and bottling to send around the world, is what Young Living calls their Seed to Seal Process. You can watch videos that explain each step of Young Living's Seed to Seal process here.
Essential oils are the life blood of a plant, transporting oxygen, nutrients, micronutrients and wastes from roots to leaves, to bark and stems and back to roots. Essential oils transport whatever they are paired with through cell walls and into the cell. For this reason, the purity of an essential oil is crucial, so harmful toxins or synthetic chemicals are not being escorted into the cells to do damage. I personally
Purchasing a kit of oils is a great way to begin, as you would have an assortment to begin your education. Some people will be concerned about using each oil correctly or in the right proportions, however, a pure, unadulterated essential oil is safe, simple to use and has no side effects, other than better health. Avoid putting oils in your eyes or ears and that's about it!
Everyone wants better health. Most people want to live longer, happier, productive lives. If a pure, properly distilled essential oil can contribute to this desire, then what are you waiting for? Come on in...the oil is fine!