What is an essential oil?

by Carrie Raab on November 3, 2011

What is an essential oil?

The essential oil of a plant is its “life blood” because the oil protects it from disease, provides nutrients and helps to repel insects.

Essential Oils were mankind’s first medicine!  God created plants in the beginning and the oils were used for healing and anointing all throughout Scripture.  Today, they are still used to bring health and healing to the body (physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.)  The essential oil can be found in the plant’s flower, stem, leaves, bark or fruit. 

Essential oils are very complex containing hundreds or thousands of different chemical compounds; this is what gives each plant its unique healing attributes and characteristics.  Young Living essential oils are Therapeutic grade essential oils – they are quickly absorbed by the body when applied topically. The oils work on every system in the body on a cellular level to assist in the elimination of toxins. The fragrance of the oils works on the limbic system in the brain where emotions are stored. Essential oils can help release emotional trauma, relax and clear the mind.

Essential oils do what???  Sounds too good to be true.

Therapeutic grade- Young Living essential oils do the following:

  • reach every cell in your body within 21 minutes when applied topically to the body
  • eliminate toxins in your body
  • regenerate DNA
  • have the capability of passing the “blood-brain” barrier (chemotherapy cannot)
  • work on emotions via the limbic system of your brain when inhaled
  • release emotional trauma, relax and clear the mind
  • transport nutrients to starving human cells
  • powerful antioxidants
  • increase atmospheric oxygen
  • remove toxins in the air
  • increase ozone and negative ions in the area which inhibit bacterial growth

Young Living Essential Oils

Essential oils must be therapeutic or medicinal grade in order to maintain its healing properties.

This means the plants were grown organically or in the wild, without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. They must be harvested at the correct time of year and distilled properly without chemical solvents or additives. The majority of oils found in the flavor and fragrance industries do not fulfill these therapeutic standards because the oils have been created synthetically or manipulated in some fashion. Only 2% of oils produced are therapeutic grade.

I recommend Young Living Essential Oils.

Young Living uses a seed to seal process.  Learn what it takes to create one bottle of Young Living Oil.  Do your research on essential oils and you will find that Young Living has the purest, therapeutic grade essential oils.  Young Living is committed to your health and well being.  Use all natural essential oils for your health care needs!  Your body will thank you for it!

Essential oils have helped me make the switch!

To learn more about essential oils, click here.

To order Young Living Essential Oils, click here.

Why pay retail for essential oils, when you can buy them at wholesale.  Become a wholesale member today.  Join here!
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Information provided by Higley, Connie & Alan.  Reference Guide for using Essential Oils, 12th edition.  Abundant Health, Spanish Fork UT, 2010.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Monica August 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm

My 87 year old mother has Alzheimers what would be good for her?

I will be getting a cast off my wrist next week. The bone has had a hard time healing. is there anything to help in the recovery?


Carrie Raab August 25, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I sent you an email


Maria August 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Do you have an oil that can help with extensive inflammation in the body ?
Plus fibromyalgia ?
Thank you


Beverly Ginn May 11, 2014 at 12:39 am

I’m ready to try the oils. I have to work this Monday and Wednesday. Are you avail on Tuesday ? Bev


Carrie Raab July 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Hey! I am ready when you are! :)


Sue March 24, 2014 at 12:46 am

Do you have any recommendations for help with borreliosis a/k/a Midwest Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness? I know of nothing other than long courses of antibiotics, and that’s not helpful to everyone and in fact can be harmful.

Thank you!


Carrie Raab April 7, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Hello Sue,
Are you still in need of assistance? Are you wanting to use an oil for preventative measures? Thanks, Carrie


Cheryl Winderling January 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I’ve experienced some spotty hair loss due to stress, and after researching, have decided to try a combo of lavender and rosemary oils in my conditioner, and also with a carrier oil on my scalp directly, overnight. I’ve been told they take time so I need to be consistent in their use. I’m looking forward to seeing the results. So glad these are available so we can avoid all the chemical products.


karen May 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Hi Carrie, I do use y.l.e.o. and really love them. I was wondering if you could help me figure out what to use for fibromyalgia. I was taking sulferzyme ,now I am going to try mega cal. I wondered if you would know which oils would help with pain and the burning sensation I have in my arm. I really want to learn more about the oils also.
Thanks so much,


Carrie Raab May 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I will email you :)


Alex September 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Your oils sound amazing. I feel like discarding my other oils as I doubt they are of therapeutic grade. I do not live in America, are they availiable in South Africa?

Kind regards



Carrie Raab October 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Would love for you to try Young Living Oils.. check them out! You can visit my store. http://younglivingoillady.com/store/ Blessings!!!


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