As a Certified Aromatherapist, why would I agree with “Not Ingesting Essential Oils is not a good idea”? Because most people think of Essential Oils as all the same but I quickly learn that all Essential Oils are NOT the same. Using an adulterated essential oil internally is not a good idea.
There are four grades of essential oils with the most common found at your local stores being perfume grade and food grade. Then, you have the floral water essential oils. The only essential oil grade I use is Medicinal grade and these are NOT your drug store or local health food store essential oils. I have learned to trust Young Living Essential Oils as the most precious oils EVER!!!
So when I read “do not ingest Essential Oils” I would absolutely agree in the most part – you would NOT want to ingest adulterated essential oils and most of the negative posts you read have been people using adulterated essential oils and over use of essential oils. I personally, do use essential oils internally with common sense and ONLY Young Living Essential Oils.
Young Living has made it very easy to know what essential oils can be ingested by labeling them with the Vitality Label and being FDA compliant.
A person has to have common sense when using essential oils just like anything else. If someone told you jalapeno peppers would eliminate migraines would you go eat a pound of jalapeno peppers? Of course not! So again, common sense and research is a big deal.
Many are quick to judge essential oils even though they have been around since biblical times. Surprisingly, many ignore common side effects of over the counter medications and prescription drugs. Prescription drugs are man-made and come with a list of side effects. Young Living Essential oils are from living plants that God blessed us with.
Common side effects of prescription medications:
- Skin rash or dermatitis
- Dry mouth
When I first learned that all Essential oils are not the same and that they cross the blood brain barrier, I immediately eliminated all my bargain brands and even essential oils that I had bought from small farmers that said they were pure 100% essential oil. After much research what I discovered was, many of these small farmers doing the best they can do – did not have the money to invest in THE BEST EQUIPMENT EVER to test the essential oils, nor invest in the BEST EVER DISTILLATION METHODS. Young Living has volunteers or paid workers that hand pick flowers, blossoms, etc at their peak to bring out more constituents. When I asked one Essential Oil company where their seeds come from they could not tell me if they were GMO or not. Then when I asked since they only grow a few of the herbs where to they get their other Essential Oils that they do not grow themselves – the answer was they purchase from other farmers.
You will find with Young Living many batches of essential oils smell a little different and they should. Just like when you buy a peach one batch may smell different from the other. Also, with Young living you will find that many times when a plant has not recently harvested we may be out and sometimes even more than a year or so.
But at your local store they can always get the essential oil brands they carry and they always smell the same. The label may say it is 100% pure but it only has to be between 5-10% pure essential oil to carry that label.
I have a list of Twelve Questions recommended by a well known veterinarian, Nancy Brandt who uses Young Living Essential Oils in her practice with animals. I think it is a great list to ask and I only know of ONE company that can answer YES to all these questions.
With Young Living being the Largest Essential Company in the World and celebrating 25 years of existence longer than any other company producing essential oils, I feel they are the BEST of the BEST!
Gary Young was the first to bring essential oil blends to the world. Many people judge Young Living because they are a MLM company, why judge? Do you realize many companies are MLM’s and no matter where you buy your essential oils someone is always at the top – even your local shopping stores – someone is at the top. In today’s time quick judgement of MLM’s is outdated and as everyone knows a pyramid scheme is illegal. Here is a great visual to share Click Here.
Then you have the person who says “I don’t want to be a wholesale member.” That’s ok you don’t have to be you can certainly buy young living essential oils at Retail just like you do at any store but you will pay 24% more. If you decide to purchase wholesale to keep your account as a wholesale member every year you just need to purchase $50 of essential oils and that’s it. Kind of like a Costco card except you actually get a product.
Young Living is the only company in the world with the Seed to Seal Promise.
I love the quote that I heard Gary Young speak, “I have no competition.”