Seed to Seal

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Step 3: Distill

 

Innovative Approaches

Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation.

Proprietary Techniques

They use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting essential oils and preserving their precious constituents.

Diverse Methods

They use cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.

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Seed to Seal

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Step 2: Cultivate

Sustainable Methods

Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting our responsible and sustainable growing and harvesting methods.

Superior Quality

Our experts travel the world visiting our co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match our high standards.

Rich Supply

These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living’s demanding quality standards.

 

Seed to Seal

Seed to Seal and what does it mean? I’ve been getting a fair few inquiries about what is “Seed to Seal”? This is actually the very reason why I chose Young Living 5 months ago! I had been looking at other essential oil companies (even the other well known brand) for about a year before i chose Young Living. All the others didn’t sit well with me in my heart, and I knew their must be a reason for that!

Once i started to look into Young Living more i saw they had a slogan called “Seed to Seal” and wondered what it meant…

Over the next five blog posts I’m going to show you each step in the Seed to Seal process, and why it beats no other company out there!

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Step 1: Seed

Seed Potential

Powerful essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their potential to produce high-quality essential oils.

Expert Evaluation

Our own experts partner with university researchers to evaluate the essential oil potential of our seeds.

Proven Potency

The seeds we use are selected for their ability to become plants with the highest possible levels of bioactive compounds.

Cedarwood

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Cedarwood contains the constituent cedrol, which promotes relaxation, and balance. It has a warm cedar aroma and is soothing when used in massage.

Cedarwood is an important ingredient in Brain Power, Grounding, Highest Potential essential and Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil.

Topical – Dilute with a carrier oil for children and for those with sensitive skin. Apply to refex points and/or directly on area of concern.

Diffuse – Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.

Ingredients: Cedarwood

Uses:

  • Has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma
  • May be added to your favorite skin care products and applied topically
  • Its powerful aroma creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused.
  •  Combine with Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Clove or Myrtle and apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance-free.
  • Add Cedarwood essential oil to your favorite skin care products and apply topically or massage into the scalp for the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

 

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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Blue Cypress

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Blue Cypress has a fresh scent with hints of citrus and cedar.

This great oil is native to Australia, in the Northern territory, and was used as the official fragrance of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. It is steam distilled from the leaves and the wood of the rare Northern Cypress Pine. It has also been used for thousands of years by the Aboriginal people.

Included in Australian Blue, Brain Power, Breathe Again Roll-On, Highest Potential

Topical – Can apply it neat to the face to hydrate the skin after been outdoors, or mix with a carrier oil for a massage post workout.

Diffuse – Diffuse or Inhale the aroma directly

Ingredients: Blue Cypress

Uses:

  • Support muscles. Blue Cypress is great to use post-workout. Just add a few drops to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex, Ortho Ease® Massage Oil, or Ortho Sport® Massage Oil and rub it on muscles after physical workouts.
  • Moisturize skin. Blue Cypress has excellent beneficial properties for the skin. Use Blue Cypress alone or blend it with Sacred Frankincense or Lavender essential oils and apply topically to hydrate the skin after time outside.
  • Soothe skin while shaving. Add a drop or two of Blue Cypress to shaving cream, soap, or aftershave to help prevent razor burn.
  • Use in household cleaning. Add Blue Cypress to Thieves® Household Cleaner for extra cleaning power or include it in a custom blend of Lemon and Clove essential oils mixed in water to create your own all-purpose cleaner for kitchens, bathrooms, desktops, and other surfaces.

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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Bergamot

Bergamot-Silo-Young-Living-Essential-Oils-124x300Bergamot is a very versatile and useful oil. It’s light, citrus aroma has a relaxing effect and helps build confidence and enhances your mood. It has a long history of use in skin care products for troubled skin.

Included in Aroma Guard Meadow Mist Deoderant, Awaken, Believe, Clarity, Dragon Time Bath & Shower Gel, Forgiveness, Genesis Hand & Body Lotion, Gentle Baby, Gratitude, Harmony, Humility, Inspiration, Joy, KidScents Lotion, Lavender Conditioner, Lavender-Rosewood Soap, Magnify Your Purpose, Progessence Phyto Plus, Relaxation Massage Oil, Sandelwood Moisture Cream, Sensation, Sensation Bath & Shower Gel, Sensation Massage Oil, White Angelica, Wolfberry Eye Cream.

Topical – Can be applied neat when used topically. Apply to forehead, temples, reflex points, and/or directly on area of concern. Avoid Sunlight or UV light for 72 hours after applying to skin!

Diffuse – Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly

Internal – Use as a flavouring in food and beverages

Ingredients: Bergamot

Uses:

  • May help relieve feelings of anxiousness
  • Helpful with headaches, sprains or muscle aches
  • May help reduce acne and scarring

 

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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Basil

young-living-basil-essential-oilBasil has a strong, spicy aroma that is invigorating to the spirit, bringing a sense of balance and calms the mind. This great oil is one of the oils included in the Young Living Raindrop Technique.

Included in Australian Blue, Brain Power, Breathe Again Roll-On, Highest Potential

Topical – Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Dilute with carrier oil for sensitive skin and for children over six. Apply to temples, tip of nose, reflex points, and/or directly on area of concern.

Diffuse – Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly.

Internal – Take in capsules, or use as a flavouring in cooking.

Ingredients: Basil

Uses:

  •  Supports health and wellness
  • Includes the naturally occurring constituents methylchavicol, linalool, and eucalyptol

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil)

Tea treYoung-Living-Malaleuca-Alternifolia-Essential-Oile oil always reminds me of home! It was probably one of the first essential oils i used in products as a child growing up in Australia. It reminds me of gum trees, koalas and the great outdoors!

I’ve recently been using this oil on my pimples that have just broken out (so annoying)! One drop is more then enough to cover a few blemishes.

Included in Meadow Mist Deodorant, ClaraDerm, Melrose, Purification

Topical – Can be applied neat when used topically. Apply to area concerned or reflex points.

Aromatic – Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly

Internal – Take in capsules

Ingredients: Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil)

Uses:

  • Use a cotton swab to apply Melaleuca Alternifolia directly to the face.
  • Add a drop to your shampoo to support a healthy-feeling scalp.
  • If you forget to transfer you
    r laundry to the dryer in a timely manner, run another washing cycle with a few drops of Melaleuca Alternifolia added to the water.
  • Add a drop of Melaleuca Alternifolia to soften the skin around a splinter before removing it.
  • Freshen and deodorize your rugs. Combine a few drops each of Melaleuca Alternifolia and Lavender with ¼ cup baking soda. Leave mixture overnight to let the oils absorb into the baking soda, and then sprinkle over rug and vacuum immediately. (As a bonus, your vacuum will smell fresher, too!)
  • Diffuse Melaleuca Alternifolia to purify the air in your home or workspace.

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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The Power of Thieves!

thieves-cleaner-set-550x350When I first saw Thieves Household Cleaner in the Young Living catalogue, I couldn’t believe how expensive it was! But that’s when i thought that you just used it as is. I then found out you use it by
diluting small amounts to replace all your chemical cleaners in your house!

With 5 people in our household, I am constantly cleaning, so It’s good to know that using Thieves I won’t be hurting anyone using other nasty chemicals! It also smells divine and won’t give you a headache.

If you do a search on Pinterest of “Thieves Household Cleaner” you will literally find 100’s of recipes on how to use it to replace all your household cleaners; but i won’t give you all those recipes.

Here are 15 uses that you can use Thieves Household Cleaner; but remember the uses are endless…

  1. Make your own foaming soap
  2. Use it to make your own washing liquid
  3. Make your own dishwashing liquid
  4. Window cleaner
  5. Shower cleaner
  6. Toilet cleaner
  7. Floor cleaner
  8. Kitchen bench cleaner
  9. Oven cleaner
  10. Clean your microwave
  11. Clean your garbage bins
  12. Clean the dishwasher
  13. Wipe down baby change matts
  14. Wash your car
  15. Use as a fruit and veg wash

This may become my favourite Young Living product!

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Over the next few months I will be making my own cleaning products using the Household Cleaner, and then i will post the recipes once I know they work.

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Lavender

young-living-lavender-essential-oil-blendLavender is a great essential oil for winding down your children. This is probably also my favourite essential oil for the smell. I add about 2 drops to 2 tablespoons of oil and then add it to my children bath. Not only does the essential oil relax them, but the oil also naturally moisturizers their skin! Let’s just say I’m in LOVE with this oil!

When diffused, Lavender adds a clean and fresh scent to any room and is a relaxing addition to baths and body care products.

Included in many products, but here are just a few… Stress Away, Tranquil Roll-On, RutaVala, Forgiveness, and Harmony.

Topical – Can be applied neat when used topically. Apply directly to area of concern or to reflex points.

Aromatic – Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly.

Internal – Place 1-2 Drops under the tongue, or take in capsules. Can also be used in beverages or as a flavouring in cooking.

Ingredients: Lavender

Uses: 

  • Diffuse Lavender for a comforting and calming scent
  • Unwind by adding a few drops to a nighttime bath
  • Diffuse for a fresh, clean scent and to eliminate odors
  • May complement some of your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products

 

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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