What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural essential oils extracted from flowers, bark,
stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
The inhaled aroma from essential oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.
A form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining momentum. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function.
Little is known about the history of aromatherapy, or where it originated specifically, but
the Egyptians are credited with developing one of the first distillation machines to extract oils from certain plants — cedarwood, clove, cinnamon, to name a few — which were used to embalm the dead. The practice of using infused aromatic oils as a mood enhancer, however, is thought to have roots in China.
The Greeks also played a role in the history of aromatherapy. Megallus, a Greek perfumer, developed a fragrance he called megaleion, which consisted of myrrh. The “father of medicine” Hippocrates is said to have practiced aromatherapy (before it was dubbed so) for healing purposes. Greek mythology claims the gods were gifted with the knowledge of perfume and fragrance.
The actual term “aromatherapy” first originated in 1937 when French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse invented the word after a burn incident spurred his curiosity about the healing power of essential oils. On the heels of Gattefosse’s “discovery” that lavender oil helped to cure his burn, French surgeon Jean Valnet used essential oils to help heal soldiers’ wounds in World War II, proving the medical benefits of aromatherapy.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the fragrant essence of a plant. These highly concentrated liquid oils are the foundation of aromatherapy, which is based on the idea that the aromatic oil from a plant has healing properties. Essential oils should not be confused with perfumes or other fragrance oils. Essential oils are natural to the plant, whereas fragrance oils are chemically produced to mimic certain aromatic scents for perfumes, colognes, candles, etc.
There are different grades of oils.
Grade A – Therapeutic- Made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures
Grade B – Food grade- May contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders, or carrier oils
Grade C – Perfume- Often contains adulterating chemicals and solvents to gain higheryield. Solvents can be cancerous, and are in many store bought oils. They may also be diluted 80-95% with alcohol.
Grade D – Floral Water – Aromatic only and usually a by-product of Grade A distillation. After the oil is pulled out, the left over floral water is sold to companies. They in turn will fill 5% of the bottle with this floral water, and top the rest off with carriers and label it “pure”.
Essential oils are extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resin and herbs.
Oils consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds. In humans, they provide support for every system in the body: your system and your hormones, respiratory system and immune system. They support brain health and a healthy weight. They are used extensively for emotional and for spiritual support in your prayer life. An oil in a diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you’ve had a stressful day at work.
Some oils are too concentrated to apply directly to the skin. In this case, the oil is combined with a ‘carrier’ oil or lotion to dilute its strength. Applying stringent oils to the skin can cause reactions, such as rashes or burns. Certain oils are photosensitive, so don’t use if going outside (e.g., Lemon, Grapefruit, and most citrus oils). There are over 300 oils available, each with its own healing properties but.. you only need ten to twenty oils to build a good kit.
So why do you need Essential Oils?
Because you need them in your home as part of a simple, chemical free lifestyle. It is time to kick chemicals to the curb! Only you control what you allow across the threshold of your home. When you see what they do for your body and begin to kick chemicals out of every room in your house, it is impossible to walk into the home of your friends and family and not share what you know– especially when you see the ingredients lists in the products they use every single day. You share it because you love and care for your friends, and you want them to live a healthy life!
Where to start?
Here’s my link to provide you with the best Starter Kit you will ever buy!
The kit comes with:
- 11 essential Oils
- Bottles to share with your family and friends
- An AromaGlide roll-on bottle to apply the oils on the go
- Samples of NingXia Red for full system support
- Thieves hand sanitizer
- A diffuser!!!!!!!!!
A lifetime wholesale membership
- That means 24% off your oils for life
- Every single order that you place after the kit is 24% off
- To maintain a wholesale membership you only have to spend $50 in a calendar year in oils that you select. There is never a membership fee.
How To Order
- It’s simple!
- Go to youngliving.com
- Click on “become a member”
- Add my sponsor/enroller number (11112861)
- Screen 2 lets you pick out your kit
- Screen 3 adds your mailing info
- Screen 4 collects your payment info
- And you are off and running!
WELCOME TO YOUNG LIVING!