Here are answers to your top Young Living questions

We get it. Using essential oils comes with a lot of questions when you’re first starting out! That’s totally normal and we never want your questions to keep you from trying what we believe to be the best products on the market. We get asked the same questions over and over again and want you to never have to question them again!  Here are answers to your top Young Living questions!

Who is Young Living?

Our community of wellness started small in 1993 when Gary Young developed his first organic herb farming and distillation operation. At the time, Gary had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils, but because the quality of available oils varied so greatly, he’d been unable to fully harness their potential. While he knew that pure essential oils had the ability to produce spectacular results, he found that the chemically altered or adulterated oils on the market were often ineffective and even harmful.

Young Living changed all that. As Gary developed more farmland in Utah and Idaho, he began cultivating lavender, peppermint, Melissa, clary sage, and many other herbs. Fueled by a growing demand for pure essential oils, Young Living designed and built the largest, most technologically advanced distillery for the production of essential oils in North America. Our company has also developed the groundbreaking Seed to Seal® process, which preserves the integrity and potency of essential oils.

Today, Young Living has grown to become the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, with offices in Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Singapore, as well as farms around the world, Young Living stays true to Gary Young’s original vision. 

What is an essential oil?

An essential oil is the aromatic, volatile liquid that is within many shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds and that is usually extracted through steam distillation.

The chemistry of an essential oil is very complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds. Each oil is a complex structure of hundreds of different chemical constituents. Essential oils are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs because of the distillation process that makes them so concentrated. It requires large volumes of plant material to produce small amounts of distilled essential oil. 

It takes 5,000 pounds of rose petals to produce 1 kilo of rose oil. That’s some serious concentration. 

Why do essential oils work? 

Essential oils have the unique ability to penetrate cell membranes and travel throughout the blood and tissues. The lipid-soluble structure of essential oils is very similar to the make-up of our cell membranes and the molecules of essential oils are small, which allows them to penetrate into our cells.

How do I use essential oils?

There are 3 different ways that you can use Young Living Essential Oils. Topically, Aromatically or Internally. Each oil comes with instructions on how that particular oil can be used! 

When should I use them?

You can use essential oils whenever you’d like, but here are a few tips:

  • Start out slow with extra dilution – this allows your cells to get scrubbed clean without the toxins in your body freaking out in the process. If you are getting a headache or tummy ache…chances are you are just too excited and dove right in!
  • Early and Often – If you catch something quickly and reapply often…it really makes a difference! 

No matter how many questions you have, we hope they don’t keep you from trying essential oils and other Young Living products. We are here for you always. Head to @theoilerycollective on Instagram and ask us any questions you may have!

For even more content on using and loving essential oils and other Young Living products, be sure to check out:

Grabbing your own Young Living oils with me as your guide Click HERE! 

Getting started with a specific Essential Oil need in mind Click HERE!

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