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A Beginner’s Guide

Using Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Choosing to embrace a new direction in life with these natural essential oils may be equally exciting as baffling. We want to help provide answers and reassurances around some of your most asked questions!

HOW ARE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OILS?

Most essential oils in the market have been produced as “recreational scents”; meaning they are used for aromatic purposes. Historically, the use of essential oils dates back to 4500 BC. The reintroduction of essential oils into modern medicine first began during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, with industrialization beginning in the 18th century, people were looking towards medication as their health solution as it was a faster option. This created a decrease in demand for high quality essential oils since consumers and buyers did not want essential oils for healing uses. This resulted in the industry producing essential oils at low cost mainly for cosmetic uses.

Young Living’s vision is to bring Therapeutic Essential Oils back into use as a mainstream wellness tool; and its focus is to preserve the delicate healing properties of nature’s essence and to make that available to the community. Young Living’s priority is hence very different from other essential oils producers who are generally producing scents and oils that are used as scent enhancement for commercial bath and body products.

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HOW DO I USE THE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS?

There are 3 Aromatherapy models for Essential oils usage:

The English model: advocates diluting a small amount of essential oil in vegetable oil (a carrier oil) and massaging the body for the purpose of relaxation and relieving stress.

The French model: prescribes the ingestion and neat (undiluted) topical application of therapeutic grade essential oils. A common form of internal use is to add a few drops of an essential oil to blue agave nectar or honey, a piece of bread, or a small amount of vegetable oil. Many French practitioners have found that taking the oils internally yields excellent benefits.

The German model: focuses on inhalation of essential oils. Research has shown that the effect of fragrance and aromatic compounds on the sense of smell can exert strong effects on the brain – especially on the hypothalamus (the hormone command center of the body) and limbic system (the seat of emotions).

We use the Young Living Essential Oils in all 3 ways and we are especially able to use them in the French approach because Young Living produces the finest essential oils in the world and they are extremely pure. You will not use a non-therapeutic essential oil in the same manner in which we use the Young Living oils.

Choose the method of use that works best with the challenge you are attempting to address. For e.g. If you are using the oils to effect moods and emotions, diffusion and inhalation often offer tremendous results when the aromatic compounds enter directly via your sense of smell into the limbic brain. If you are addressing a localized pain, direct application is usually most helpful. If you are needing the oils in your circulatory or digestive system e.g. to address an allergic symptom, ingestion may offer more immediate results.

ARE THEY SAFE?

Young Living meets all industry AFNOR and ISO standards. In addition to these external regulations, Young Living also sets and exceeds a higher internal standard, built upon Young Living’s own rigorous requirements. These stringent “Therapeutic-Grade” requirements are what set Young Living’s Oils far apart from most other labels in the market.

Additionally, Young Living’s essential oils are “subjected to isotopic ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) analysis. IRMS testing determines whether a particular essential oil is naturally sourced or synthetic (created in a lab). Young Living’s personalized sourcing approach, combined with state-of-the-art testing, ensures that each and every essential oil—from balsam fir to wintergreen—is of the highest, most potent therapeutic quality, just as nature intended.” (Excerpt from a Young Living Statement)

WHAT MIGHT I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST USE OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Most people respond wonderfully to therapeutic essential oils and the body welcomes the naturally non-invasive way of rebalance. However if your body is more “toxic” in nature (due to poor diet, frequent medication, high stress levels, toxic environments – smoke, chemicals exposure etc); you MAY experience these symptoms: redness on skin, itch on skin; and we have the occasion few who might even have detoxing bowel movements.

These are not allergic symptoms. The very nature of essential oils is to break down and extract toxic substances from our body.
As a start, if you prefer to approach the use of the oils with care; choose to dilute the oils at least 50:50 with an organic cold-pressed vegetable oil base (Young Living has their own V6 blend). You can eventually progress to using the oils neat. Keep a vegetable oil on standby and rub on irritated areas immediately should they occur. Drink a lot more water to help the body clear the detoxing matters.

HOW FAST WILL THE OILS WORK?

Dr. Peter Minke has taught and shown scientific studies that an essential oil reaches the height of its efficacy around 20-30min after entering the body. It then begins to exit the body and would be almost gone in 2 hours time. If you pay attention to your body’s response, you will usually pick up signs (physical or emotional responses) of how it is responding to the oil within 20-30min. From that, you can decide if that would be an ideal oil to continue working with.

HOW FREQUENT DO I USE THE OILS?

With the research gathered and presented by Dr. Peter Minke, they indicate that an Essential Oil should be re-applied every 20-30min; when you have fallen ill. The body’s immunity is already under distress when one is ill and it is necessary to introduce resources in that interval frame to keep it well supported.

Learn to pay attention to your body or watch for tell-tale signs of immunity under attack e.g tiredness, mild sores, mood changes. At the onset of these signs, use the oils as frequently as every 20-30min and you will have a good chance at stopping a full-blown illness from setting in.

On an average day, 3-4 applications in a day are good enough for a healthy system. Each application will still serve to increase the body’s electromagnetic frequency at keep it in check at the healthy range.

I AM NEW. WHAT SHOULD I START WITH?

Determine what your short-term goal for using the oils is. Are you exploring healing from a particular health situation, looking at improving immunity or preparing for natural home remedies? These are broad categories of challenges most people are dealing with. Here are our quick suggestions of oils and supplements to use. This is not exhaustive and you can definitely find more details and suggestions from resource guides or online sources:

1) IMMUNITY
– Thieves, ImmuPower, Lemon, Purification, Melrose, Melissa, Raindrop Oils, Egyptian Gold, Exodus II, RC, Eucalyptus Blue/Radiata/Globulous, Myrrh, Inner Defense, Longevity Capsules, Life 5, Essentialzyme-4, Ningxia Red

2) OCCASIONAL PAIN
– PanAway, Deep Relief, Copaiba, AromaSiez, Balsam Fir, Frankincense, Sacred Frankincense, Raindrop Oils, Alkalime, Ningxia red, OmegaGize

3) SKIN
– Lavender, Gentle Baby, Frankincense, Myrrh, Rose Ointment/ Animal Scent Ointment, Sulfurzyme, Essentialzyme-4, Life 5, OmegaGize

4) HORMONAL
– Geranium, Endoflex, Progessence Phyto Plus (P3), Idaho Blue Spruce, Nutmeg, Sclaressence, Clary Sage

5) BRAIN
– Cedarwood, Brainpower, Clarity, Frankincense, Valor, Peace & Calming, Vetiver, Valerian, Rutavala, Sulphurzyme, Detoxzyme, Power Meal, OmegaGize

6) EMOTIONS
– TraumaLife, Sacred Mountain, Peace & Calming, Valor, Frankincense, Joy, Idaho Blue Spruce, Lime, Hinoki, Lemon, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Believe

7) WEIGHT
– Grapefruit, Lemon, Slique Essence, Ocotea, Cel-lite Magic, Essentialzyme-4, Power Meal/ Balance Complete, Wolfberry Crisp, Ningxia red. Also refer to oils used under EMOTIONS

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I KNOW OF AND PRACTICE TO ENJOY THE USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS SAFELY?

1. Citrus Oils and blends containing citrus oils are photo-sensitive. This means that the oil will cause darkening of skin when exposed to sunlight. These oils should either be applied to areas well-covered or avoided 24-48hours before sun exposure. The commonly used ones are Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lime, Citrus Fresh, Joy.

2. For application on children younger than age of 2, drop 1 drop of oil into your own palm, rub the palms together gently for 10 counts before applying to the child.

3. Pregnant women may want to consult their health care professional before using essential oils containing constituents with hormone-like activity, such as clary sage, sage, tansy, juniper and fennel.

4. Epileptics and those with high blood pressure may want to consult their health care professional before using essential oils – and – avoid using hyssop, fennel and Idaho Tansy oils.

5. When an oil irritates the skin or the eyes, NEVER wash with water. Use V6 or an organic vegetable oil base to slow down the absorption and ease the irritation.

6. When adding the oils to beverages, always use glass or ceramic containers. The oils will break down plastic toxic materials.

7. When in doubt, applying an oil at the soles of the feet is the safest and most effective location.

WHAT OTHER RESOURCES CAN I TAP ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIALS OILS?

There are so many wonderful websites with sharing from distributors and users from all over the world; as well as independent 3rd party resources. The following are our links and the ones we recommend:

1. onedrop.sg : Clearly, you are here on our website! If you are a One Drop member, we would have sent you a private password to access our Members-only learning site

2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sgonedrop/: This is ONE Drop’s Public Facebook page that is a platform for YLEO and health-related sharing.

3. Essential Oils Desk Reference (EODR): This is the definitive guide written by Gary Young and covers information on Singles, Blends and an entire section based on symptoms. It is available in a small ring bound version (highly recommended for new users), a large complete folder (recommended for those who are looking for deeper knowledge) and an online version.
Order from the US website: https://www.discoverlsp.com (*consider pulling orders together with friends for shared shipping)
Order from the SG website: http://www.discoverlsp.sg

4. Reference Guide for Essential Oils: This is the other useful guide by Connie & Alan Higley. It is also available in different size. Order from the US website: http://www.abundanthealth4u.com/ (*consider pulling orders together with friends for shared shipping) It is available as an online app.

5.https://www.youngliving.com/blog/ : Young Living’s Product Blog Site

6.http://www.dgaryyoung.com/blog/: Gary Young’s Blog Site

7. http://www.oil-testimonials.com/: Join this resource site to receive testimonials from users world-wide