What are essential oils?

It seems like everyone is selling essential oils these days . . . but what exactly is an essential oil and why would you want to use oils? How can you know if you’re buying a quality oil or not? Does quality even matter?

Essential oils are part of the root, stem, leaf, flower, or bark of a plant. Think about it: back in the day, before modern medicine was the norm, humans used plants, not only as food, but also as a means of wellness.

According to the Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research, “it has been well documented that natural products played critical roles in modern drug development” and “until recently, plants were an important source of . . . active compounds with many blockbuster drugs being derived directly or indirectly from plants”.

This means that plants play an important role in keeping us healthy! Using essential oils allows us to harness all the therapeutic power of plants without having to go out and plant, weed, harvest, distill, test, and bottle the oil yourself!

Why Young Living?

When extracting essential oils from plants, it’s important that the plant is harvested at the right time and that the oil is extracted at the right temperature. Oils are extracted from plants through cold-pressing, resin-tapping, or steam distillation, resulting in 100% pure essential oil. The oil is then tested, bottled, and delivered right to your door, ready for you to use.


You can read about Young Living’s Seed to Seal pledge, and you can see the process for yourself by visiting a Young Living farm. (This photo was taken at the Young Living Lavender Farm & Distillery in Mona, Utah!) Once you see this process in person, you begin to understand the quality and commitment that defines Young Living as the best oil company in the world.


How many other essential oil companies will allow you to see what they do and how they do it? NONE. Zero. Zilch. No other companies are as transparent about their processes as Young Living!


Ok, so now that you know what they are and why you should buy from Young Living, let’s talk about HOW to use those oils!


3 Ways to Use Essential Oils


Diffusing is the most popular and is also the easiest way to get started using essential oils. Your starter kit comes with a diffuser of your choice (they are all amazing!) And guess what?  Your diffuser functions like a humidifier! Place a few drops of oil into the diffuser, fill with water, turn on and enjoy!


Did you know that when applied topically, essential oils reach the bloodstream in 2 minutes, reaching all cells in 22 minutes?! Using oils topically is a great way to target sore muscles, add a healthy glow to your skin, or enhance your mood and improve your emotional wellbeing.

You can choose to apply a drop or two of oils neat (directly on the skin), or you can mix the essential oil with a carrier oil (almond, coconut, olive oil, etc.) before applying directly to skin.


Did you know that Young Living essential oils are FDA approved for internal use?! Look for the bottle with the WHITE LABEL. These are Vitality oils, perfect for cooking, and adding to drinks!

Premium Starter Kit

The best way to get started with Young Living is with the PSK. Your starter kit contains 12 of our most popular and versatile oils + a diffuser of your choice.

You'll get a gorgeous diffuser, plus: Citrus Fresh, Digize, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, PanAway, Peace & Calming, Peppermint, Raven, Stress Away, Thieves & Valor essential oils.

Plus, you’ll also get:

  • A travel-sized Thieves hand sanitizer

  • A sample size of Thieves spray

  • 2 AromaGlide rollers, which allows you to turn any bottle of oil into a roller bottle!

  • 2 Ningxia Red singles (2oz) of Young Living’s antioxidant drink

  • Access to our exclusive, member-only Facebook groups where we teach you everything you need to know about using and loving Young Living products.

  • A 24% discount on every order!

  • The PSK costs $165 + tax & shipping.