Not Your Mama's Kitchen Oils
Essential oils aren't oily to the touch, so no worries that you're going to be an oiled up mess. Essential oils evaporate quickly, so that when you drop some EO on your skin, it goes right to the bloodstream in 20 seconds or less without leaving residue.
If you've ever had a plant, you've probably had a point when a leaf or stem was damaged. The liquid ooze that was seeping out to heal that wound or damage is the plant's essential oil. It helps heal, protect, and nourish the plant, thus it's essential.
To give you an idea of an essential oil's potency--one drop of peppermint oil is equal to 28 bags of peppermint tea. Wow!
Which Way Will Be Your Favorite?
There are 3 ways to use essential oils:
aromatically, topically, and internally.
A diffuser comes with your EO kit, so you can make a spa out of any place that has an electric outlet. And it's way cleaner than using air fresheners, most of which contain formaldehyde and chemicals that are made to deaden the end of your smelling nerves. Seriously. Diffusing can uplift your mood, really clean the air, and make everything better!
Topical application is favored in our group. Avoiding the eyes and ears, you put oils anywhere else you have a need. It's that easy. Favorite places: up the back of the neck, wrists, over heart, up spine, and bottom of feet, which have the largest pores on your body and readily absorb everything (think about that the next time you tread barefoot on a wet bleached floor or newly fertilized lawn).
Ingestion is a personal choice. Just realize if you're eating vegetables and fruit, you're ingesting essential oils. EO's will eat styrofoam and deteriorate plastics, so use glass or stainless steel. Keep in mind that your body is a natural composition as are essential oils from Young Living, and they work synergistically. What an EO can do to synthetics has no relation to what it does in the body.