You’ve probably heard your friend or your neighbor talking about essential oils. Maybe you read in a magazine that so-and-so celebrity uses oils. They probably have been popping up on your Instagram. They’re kind of everywhere. So, what exactly ARE they? 
Essential oils are just that - oils.

They’re the lifeblood of a plant, and when these plants are grown in the right conditions, harvested at the correct time, and distilled with the utmost care (you can read more about Young Living's Seed to Seal process here) they can aid in keeping our bodies healthy, well, and happy - which is how our bodies were intended to be. Essential oils are composed of teeny molecules. These molecules are so small that they can pass through our tissues and directly into our cells. Our systems are super effective and can transport these molecules all over our bodies within a matter of minutes.
Not All Essential Oils Are Created Equally

Not all oils are safe to use in the ways Young Living essential oils are. Those oils you saw at the health store or co-op cannot be ingested the way Young Living oils can. One thing that is mind-blowing is how easy it is for other essential oil brands to have misleading “100% pure” labels - yet contain synthetic oils and additives. Pretty crazy! Young Living is the ONLY company that grows its own plants from start to finish and owns its own farms, with the strictest standards around.
Three methods of use are topically, aromatically, and internally.

Young Living Essential Oils can be applied directly to the skin - always remembering to check your labels for dilution instructions. Some oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil (coconut oil, grape-seed oil, organic olive oil, V6 oil, etc.) while others can be applied directly on the skin with no dilution (referred to as “neat.”) Using oils on your feet is a quick and efficient way to get oils into your system. You can also wear essential oils as perfume and to lift your mood.

Oils can also be inhaled directly from the bottle, or by using a diffuser. This is actually the quickest way for your body to use the oils. And your house will smell amazing.

Lastly, because of Young Living’s Seed to Seal process, there are many oils that can be taken internally as a dietary supplement. You can add oils to your water, or even into a capsule. The Vitality line is clearly labeled for this use.
Okay guys, listen up.
We are so crazy passionate about Young Living here, and I'm gonna break it down for ya.

The vast majority of essential oils on the market today are only suitable for cosmetics and perfumes. The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is their unmatched commitment to producing a pure, unadulterated oil. Young Living’s devotion to their Seed to Seal process means they’ve invested in their own farms, care for and nurture their own plants, trees, and shrubs, and finally distill, test, and bottle the oils that arrive on your doorstep.

We've seen this first hand at their Mona, Utah and St. Maries, Idaho farms. Next year we will visit both the Ecuador farm and the Black Spruce farm in Canada! Anyone can go visit a YL farm!
DO IT. It will blow your mind.

If at any point in the production process something doesn’t meet their standards, they get rid of it and start again. Because of this, our favorite oils sometimes go out of stock… and we are happy about it! Because we love getting our oils from a company that doesn’t crank them out quickly in a lab to make a buck, but waits on the plants to grow (no synthetics) and until the batch is perfect.
They accept nothing less.
No other company owns farms or distilleries. Repeat. NONE.
Let me give you an example of how important it is for a company to know the right time of day to harvest the plant and exactly how long to distill the plant to produce the chemical compounds the plant contains that are helpful to our bodies.

CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL: which has 280 known chemical constituents.

If it is distilled for 20 hours you only get 20 properties.

If distilled for 26 hours you get NONE of the properties.

Most market cypress is distilled for 3.5 hours.

The correct length of time for distilling cypress is 24 hours to get the full 280 properties.

If you want Cypress to do the job it is intended to do, you MUST get ALL 280 constituents, no more, no less. Most people do not realize essential oils have chemical properties in them and in order to get the full benefit out of that particular oil it has to be grown, harvested, and distilled the correct way or the oil contains no benefit to us.