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What are Essential Oils?


Essential oils are aromatic and volatile substances that are typically steam distilled from various plant materials: flowers, leaves, needles, resin, roots, stems…  Citrus essential oils are cold pressed from the rinds of the fruit and are some of the most vibrant and uplifting of all essential oils.

Essential oils are often known as the life blood or immune system of the plant.  Their job is to protect and heal from injury and disease, and just as they do for plants, they can support us to live a life of optimal wellness.  

Essential oils are highly concentrated and one drop has the potential to reach every cell of your body within 20 minutes.  That is powerful!  Each essential oil is made up of chemical constituents and it’s these constituents that provide the different qualities of each oil.

Essential Oils are perfectly designed to work synergistically with our bodies and offer physical, mental, emotional and spiritual support when needed. 


Essential Oils can uplift, calm, de-stress, motivate, inspire, relax, rejuvenate, refresh and we believe you have chosen the best company in the world to help you to do all of that and more!

How to use them..

Essential oils are super easy to use.. There are three main ways to incorporate them into your day to day life.



This is via dilution with a carrier oil and applied to the skin or via a bath or aromatic compress.  Most of Young Living’s essential oils can be applied undiluted to the skin and the safest place to apply, especially with children, is on the bottom of the feet.  Some of the “hot” oils such as Peppermint, Oregano and Clove should always be diluted prior to application.  If you are ever in doubt, read the label and go from there.  And never use water to try and wash away an essential oil if gets too close to the eyes or other sensitive area of the body.  Water will only exacerbate the sensation so instead, dilute with a vegetable oil such as our V-6 carrier oil or something else that’s pure like Coconut or Olive oil, and this will lessen the discomfort.




This could be as simple as inhaling straight from the bottle or adding drops to one of our beautiful, ultrasonic, ionising diffusers.  The beauty of this technology is that it diffuses the essential oil without heat so that the therapeutic value of the essential oil remains intact.  The action of these oils is second to none and so we want to preserve that by only using the proper equipment for diffusion.  If you are a lover of pretty smelling candles and melts you will love using a diffuser in your home.  It’s a much safer, non toxic and healthy way to fragrance your home with the added benefit of transforming the energy in your home.  Diffusing can uplift the mood and destress all who live there.  It really is amazing!




Young Living have a huge range of oil infused nutritional supplements to support every part of your body.  We also have over 30 essential oils in our Culinary range.  These can be added to your favourite recipes to intensify the flavour and to add a burst of goodness to every meal.  The citrus oils are particularly favoured in smoothies and water and have their own incredible benefits.  Using essential oils in your cooking is a lot of fun and there are loads of recipes out there to try.  Young Living have a cookbook that is fantastic!

Why Young Living?

  • Young Living has 25+ years of experience and is the world leader and pioneer in essential oil research and distillation process.

  • Young Living are certified non-GMO and beyond organic due to their 3 Pillars of Seed to Seal ~ Sourcing, Science, Standards

  • Each batch of oils is rigorously tested in house for therapeutic viability.

  • Young Living own their own farms and co-partner with Seed to Seal certified farms across the globe.

  • You can visit the farms and participate in the planting, harvest and distillation processes as a valued member of Young Living.

  • With over 150 singles and blends, Young Living has the largest selection of oils available.

  • Young Living has an unmatched Seed to Seal process to guarantee the purity and potency of every oil.  Learn more here.

  • Young Living oils do not have an expiration date and are highly concentrated. No fillers, synthetic additives or adulterants.

  • Young Living Vitality and Culinary oils are safe for ingestion.

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