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Essential oils have become a part of many people’s personal care routine. From skincare to mental wellness, most of us have begun appreciating the benefits of using essential oils.

You see them in your “Tita Must-Haves,” celebrities’ “What’s in My Bag,” and even as part of basic household items. Incorporating essential oils may have started as a trend but now, it has become part of our day-to-day kit.

So what is the fuss all about?

Read on to know more about what essential oils are and their health benefits. We will also be sharing how to use them properly and where you can find the best essential oils out there.

What are Essential Oils?

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Essential oils are concentrated extracts that come from plants, herbs, and trees. They usually are extracted from a plant’s fruit, flower, leaves, or even barks.

Essential oils are either distilled or cold pressed, capturing the aroma or “essence” of the plants that they are harvested from. In terms of health benefits, these oils come out to be more potent and concentrated than the actual flowers and leaves.  

How To Use Essential Oils

There are a number of ways on how to use essential oils. You can explore any of them depending on your lifestyle and your day-to-day routine. 

Basically, there are just three simple, no-fuss ways you can play around with your essences:

  1. Topically

Essential oils can be applied to the skin using different techniques. Others may be able to tolerate using them undiluted and dab the oil directly onto their neck or temples. However, essential oils are highly concentrated and doing so may result in irritation and burns, especially to those with sensitive skin.

One of the best ways to apply essential oil topically is to dilute it in a carrier oil. Carrier oils are derived from vegetarian sources and have a neutral smell unlike essential oils which carry a strong aroma. Also, carrier oils do not evaporate easily making them a good medium for dilution.

To avoid any adverse skin reaction, it is always best to perform a skin patch test before slathering essential oils on your body. 

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Once you find that your skin can tolerate the oils, you can use them as a massage oil, or even as part of your skincare arsenal.

  1. Aromatically

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy and essential oils usually go hand in hand. Ever entered a spa and your mood changes almost instantly upon smelling the incredible scent? That’s aromatherapy. 

Inhaling essential oils can be therapeutic. Breathing in the aroma makes the scent molecules of the essential oil travel to and affect the emotion center of our brain, the amygdala.

This is why essential oils are almost always sold with and used in diffusers. Different oils usually have different intended effects. For example, you can use a lemon oil blend to boost your mood or a lavender one for a soothing calm.

No diffuser? No problem. Put a couple of drops of your chosen oil to a cotton ball and place it around your house. You’ll be amazed how this simple trick can revitalize your spaces!

3. Internally

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Did you know that you can actually consume essential oils? Yes, you can — but be careful: not all essential oils can be ingested.

If you’re wondering which essential oils are safe to ingest, make sure to look for the purest available and that they come from plants that are safe for human consumption. Bottomline: always read the manufacturer’s label. 

Some companies formulate essential oils specifically for internal use. These oils can be added to your water to add flavor and help in keeping you hydrated. A drop of certain essential oils can also add kick to your cooking, too!

Remember that essential oils are highly concentrated and are very potent. We cannot stress enough the importance of reading the label and instructions before using an essential oil, especially when consuming them.

Benefits of Essential Oils

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Depending on how you use them, you can benefit from essential oils as you go about your day. There are those that are best formulated for different purposes so you can reap maximum benefits from this precious oils.

Here are benefits of using essential oils that are guaranteed to change your life:

  1. Help you relax and reduce anxiety
  2. Promote better sleep
  3. Improve your mood
  4. Get you energized
  5. Cleanse and purify the air
  6. Boost alertness
  7. Reduce inflammation
  8. Relieve headaches and nausea (a quick, natural remedy!)
  9. Natural alternative to home products

These are just some of the ways that you can transform your day-to-day life using essential oils. The key to feel the difference is using the essential oils consistently as a habit and incorporate the oils in your lifestyle.

Where to get pure essential oils

Now that you have discovered the benefits of essential oils, you might be wondering where to get them asap. 

Young Living is a company that offers the most high quality and purest essential oils in the market. A pioneer and world leader in essential oils, they have been around for more than 25 years and have already released 270 essential oils and blends.

They created Seed to Seal® as their commitment to quality and sustainability. Rest assured that each bottle of their product went through rigorous quality benchmarks. 

They are not jumping into the essential oil trend — they created it. So why settle for anything less?

If you want to get your hands on these premium essential oils and experience the benefits firsthand, we’ve got some great news.

Young Living offers a Premium Experience Set to begin your essential oil journey! The set includes 10 of their best-selling essential oils, glass bottles for ease of use, product guides, and a diffuser for the complete starter experience.

But the more exciting part is this: if you decide to get the set, you automatically become a member of Young Living entitled to a whole set of again — life-changing benefits. Get exclusive discounts plus awesome member benefits!

Simply click the “Buy Now” button here to kickstart your wellness journey with Young Living essential oils.

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