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What are Essential Oils?

Chances are you have heard a coworker, a sister or maybe your yoga teacher talk about essential oils. It is quite the buzz word now a days. Hear it from me, I was skeptical about these crazy “snake oils”. But, I was willing to give it a try because at this point I was willing to try anything.

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I was laying in bed absolutely miserable because I had a kidney infection. I will save you from the gory details but the antibiotics was making me more sick. Being forced to take these awful medicines got me thinking about natural remedies. These chemicals were not helping, maybe I could look into more natural ways to take care of myself and prevent something like this from ever happening again.

Essential oils are a liquid that come from various shrubs, trees, flowers, roots, seeds, etc.

I began my research and stumbled upon essential oils. Essential oils are a liquid that come from various shrubs, trees, flowers, roots, seeds, etc. Plants play an important role in balancing our ecosystem and in the old days were vital in helping us humans too.

Essential oils are different that vegetable oil or olive oil. Those are greasy and clog pores. They don’t have any antibacterial powers and can become rancid over time. Essential oils, on the other hand, do not go rancid and are powerful antimicrobials.  Just a note that some oils will go bad over a long period of time due to some of its properties, but the majority will not.

Essential oils have the unique ability to penetrate the skin and almost instantly be within the blood stream. They serve the body at the cellular level. Within minutes, the essential oil has traveled through the entire body.

Essential oils have the unique ability to penetrate the skin and almost instantly be within the blood stream. They serve the body at the cellular level. Within minutes, the essential oil has traveled through the entire body. This is why you can see their effects so soon and why you need to use them often. You also can’t “overdose” because your body will get rid of them in your urine. Each essential oil is composed of hundreds of different bio-constituents, making them all very diverse. No two oils are alike and some people may feel the effects of an oil more than someone else.


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I strongly believe that the hustle for modern day medicine has overshadowed some plant’s super powers. Don’t get me wrong, medicine can be absolutely necessary and I take several still. If I am really sick, I will always turn to the doctor if I have exhausted all of my own resources.

Essential oils have been woven into history and have played huge roles since the beginning of time. There are several oils referenced to in the bible and found buried with ancient kings and queens.

Essential oils have been woven into history and have played huge roles since the beginning of time. There are several oils referenced to in the bible and found buried with ancient kings and queens. Again, modern medicine is important but I am excited to see people re-discovering how important plants are too!

Essential oils such as Lavender, Copaiba, and Cedarwood have properties that help some sleep better. Oils like Orange, Lemon, Cinnamon and Basil help some spice up things in the kitchen. Some moms have found products that use essential oils takes away many chemically infused cleaners making their house healthier for little ones. Personally, I love how a drop Peppermint on my temples eases head tension after a long day on the computer.

The bottle of essential oils you see in the store come from plants that have been distilled.

The bottle of essential oils you see in the store come from plants that have been distilled. With anything, there is a right way to do it. You don’t want to just buy anything. You may see the cheaper toilet paper, but you know that spending a couple extra dollars is TOTALLY worth it for the more reliable toilet paper. 😉

It is important to know that essential oils are not regulated by the government. You won’t see a FDA blessing on the back. This also means that essential oil companies cannot claim that an oil cures or treats an illness. Essential oil bottles are not regulated meaning, they can also tell you whatever they want.

That being said, it is important to find a brand that you trust. These essential oils go directly into your blood stream, you need to be using the good stuff.

That being said, it is important to find a brand that you trust. These essential oils go directly into your blood stream, you need to be using the good stuff.

I did a TON of research and there are a few great companies out there. Sure, they may be pricey but, if I am going to make the lifestyle change and start using less chemicals around my family and I, I want to be using the best of the best.


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When I started researching, I fell in love with Young Living essential oils. True story, I didn’t know that they were an MLM company when I first signed up. I was impressed by their Seed to Seal process and their company values. It wasn’t until my sponsor reached out to me that I knew that this was something I potentially could turn into a side business.

Today, that is still very much what oils are for me. I use them daily to help my family and my own overall wellness.  I LOVE them and will talk to anyone and everyone about them. I still have a full time job. If what I say speaks sincerely and someone wants to also join Young Living, it is an absolute blessing.

It is fun that just by sharing my resources with others, I get to reap some of the benefits for sharing a product. I treat it just as other bloggers may treat sponsored posts or affiliate linking.

This post was a very basic introduction into essential oils. I hope you find it helpful and explore the rest of the blog. It has been created to act as a resource for you.

If you have any questions, please reach out! Email me at HelloMillennoil@gmail.com

Thanks for reading!!

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