7 Answers the the most common essential oil questions

7 Answers the the most common essential oil questions

7 answers to the most common essential oil questions

Whether you’re a die-hard essential oil fan or just getting started, you probably have questions about essential oils you’re searching for answers to, like “Are essential oils safe for kids?” and “What’s a Vitality oil anyway?” and maybe even “What the heck are essential oils?”
Well, you came to the right place! We’re answering all these questions and more with this special FAQ blog post. You might even discover the answer to a question you didn’t even know you had!

1. I’m becoming EO-obsessed, and I want to know everything. For starters, what exactly is an essential oil?

Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts obtained by careful steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping. The resulting oils have a distinctive molecular profile that gives them specific aromas and properties. Essential oils have been used by people for thousands of years for everything from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. We believe that essential oils are the best of nature distilled, and they have the power to elevate, motivate, and inspire.

Aria Ultra Sonic Diffuser Young Living2. Tell me more about how they can enhance my life! How can I use them?

There are countless ways to use essential oils: in the kitchen or at the gym, diffusing them or applying them to the skin—the possibilities are endless. The most important thing to remember is that each oil is different. Always check individual labels to find out if an oil needs to be diluted before using it on the skin or ingesting it and how often it should be used. A great place to start is to experiment with your own custom essential oil diffuser blends to find the scents that speak to your soul. 


Pure essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they are extracted. Some oils are considered gentle and generally safe to apply directly to the skin, like Lavender and Copaiba. Other oils are considered “hot” and should be diluted before they are applied to skin, like Cinnamon Bark and Oregano. This also goes for our line of Vitality™ oils. Always refer to individual oil labels for dilution instructions.

4. Ah, yes—Culinary essential oils! How are they different from regular essential oils?

Bottles of classic essential oils and the corresponding bottles of Vitality oils contain the same oils. However, Culinary Oils are labeled for dietary use, and the classic essential oils are labeled for topical and aromatic use. The designation of the two products allows you to share all the ways to use essential oils in the correct way, in line with package directions.

Young Living Grapefruit Essential Oil5. If some oils are so powerful, are essential oils safe for kids?

Some oils are safe for kids and some are not. To make it easy for you, we created essential oil blends and essential oil-infused products specifically for kids and babies. Before using Young Living products with your little ones, carefully review the individual product label for full information on appropriate age usage and any cautions. Each child is different, so it’s always a good idea to test a small amount to make sure no irritation occurs before applying to a large area of skin. The same goes when diffusing essential oils around babies. Be sure to test them first! You should also be generous when it comes to dilution and remember to use less than you would for an adult. Some of our favorite essential oils for babies are Grapefruit, Lavender, and German Chamomile. Learn more about using essential oils on your little ones with our Essential Oils.

6.Okay, so some essential oils are safe for babies, but can you use them during pregnancy?

Just like with babies, essential oils can be a great addition to your routine throughout pregnancy. Staying relaxed and pampering yourself during those 9 months keep you happy while the baby grows, kicks, and wiggles. Start slow with essential oils and diffuse in a large area to see how you tolerate them, then go from there. We always recommend that pregnant women consult with a trained health professional with experience using essential oils. For more info on essential oils and pregnancy, check out our guest post from Dr. Lindsey Elmore.

7. Essential oils just keep sounding better and better! Why Young Living though? What sets you apart?

Our standards for purity are unmatched. Because synthetics, contaminants, cheap fillers, and unethical production practices are not an option for our essential oils, we source our oils from our own farms and vetted suppliers and test extensively. If an essential oil doesn’t meet our strict testing requirements, it’s rejected and can’t be used in any Young Living product. It’s all part of our Seed to Seal® standard and our three pillars: Sourcing, Science, and Standards. For more information visit SeedtoSeal.com.

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9 Daily Habits to Energize Your Life

An energized life isn’t about being busy all of the time or working around the clock. It’s about filling your days with healthy habits that fuel your mind, body and spirit.

Here are 9 simple daily habits to help energize your life – you’re going to love the way you feel once you start implementing these rituals into your daily routine.

1. Rise and shine

Say goodbye to drowsy mornings and slow starts! If you get into the routine of rising early and going to bed on time, you’re more likely to have a better sleeping pattern which leads to being more energized throughout the day.

Push back your sheets’ cosy embrace and start your day by diffusing 2 drops Lemon essential oil, 2 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil, and 2 drops Peppermint essential oil.

2. Breakfast of champions

Planning a simple, delicious, healthful breakfast makes it easier to get up and provides crucial energy for your day. Try a shot of NingXia Red® with your breakfast to provide a whole-body nutrient infusion.

You can also blend NingXia Red® into your smoothie, acai bowl, or morning juice as part of a quick, convenient breakfast.

3. Hit those goals

Sometimes we lack energy and excitement in our lives because we don’t know what direction we want to go in or how to get there. We're definitely not grounded at all. Take five minutes every morning to create a list of your daily goals and intentions. While planning, diffuse an inspiring blend like Transformation essential oil™ to encourage an uplifting and inspiring atmosphere, helping to create clarity and focus. I have to tell you I use Transformation and Believe together boy what a powerful concoction this is. Also try diffusing them both when you go to bed you will sleep like a baby........... I did!

4. Sweat it out

It’s no secret that exercise can improve your life in many ways, such as provide mental clarity, improve quality of sleep and you guessed it – more energy, much more energy!

However, you like to work up a sweat—whether it’s weights, yoga, running, or even a brisk walk—try to get your body moving every day.

Before you start your workout, apply Deep Relief roll on to muscles for a refreshing, cooling sensation and invigorating scent that will inspire greater feelings of energy and positivity to help you stay motivated. I also use Deep relief roll on to relieve my headaches!

5. Ice ice baby

After your beautiful, nice, warm shower try finishing off with a cold cold shower. I know it's a matter of do as I say not do as I do! I can do it in the Summer months but definitely not then colder seasons. My acupuncturist tells me it supports the Vagus nerve which supports the immune system.6. DON'T FORGET TO HYDRATE

Drinking lots of water is an important key to staying energized, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a total bore!

Try adding a drop oPeppermint culinary essential oil to your water for a refreshing kick. If you like a bubbly drink, add a drop of Jade Lemon oil to your sparkling water for a tasty burst of flavour.

7. Caring for you

It’s never too late to start making yourself a priority! Setting aside time for yourself and following through can give you a whole new perspective on life.

Switching to a natural deodorant is a simple act of self-care! CitraGuard Deodorant uses Lemongrass, Thyme and Lemon essential oils to keep you smelling bright and fresh without resorting to harsh chemicals.

8. Meditation

Quiet your mind and invite peaceful feelings to each day with meditation. Creating a calming space for moments of reflection can significantly enhance your experience. Take a moment away for yourself through a meditation practice – even just 5 minutes can set you for a more grounded day.

Dilute and apply Acceptance essential oil™ to wrists, edge of ears, neck and feet to instill a sense of openness and balance.  

9. Journal

Whether you need a safe space to vent or think more clearly, when your thoughts are put on paper, journaling can be cathartic. Many of us process events and emotions through pen and paper, so write it all down! I personally love this and it makes such a difference each and every day.

Place a drop of Patchouli essential oil on the page before you get started to inspire feelings of balance. Let the positivity guide your pen to paths of peace and resolve.

There you have it – 9 simply daily habits to help energize your life!

To find a range of energizing products – powered by pure essential oils all in one place, check out our new Energy Collection!

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