Hide/Show Banner - Font SizeFont SizeFont SizeFont Size - Home - Site Map - Print Page - Email Page - Refer a Friend - Email Us


  • Essential oils have been used since early-recorded history to support health and wellness. The ancient Egyptians used many essential oils as medicine, and their recipes are recorded in the hieroglyphics. There are 188 references to the use of essential oils in the Bible. Today, essential oils are considered by many to be the leading edge of natural medicine.
  • Essential oils have been documented, through research to be anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, immune supporting, regenerative. They are relaxing, uplifting, enhance clarity of thought, and support emotional well-being, Each essential oil contains several to several hundred different kinds of molecules, each of which offers benefits in promoting good health, healing, and regeneration. The more oils we use, the healthier we get!
  • They can be applied to the skin, diffused in the air, added to bath water, added to food and drinking water, and the doctors in the European medical community prescribe oils to be taken internally, in addition to or in place of pharmaceutical medications.
  • When essential oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed easily, and are carried by the bloodstream to every cell in the body within minutes. They increase oxygen uptake, enhance absorption of nutrients, enhance longevity, and help our bodies detoxify. By simply inhaling therapeutic grade oils, we can uplift our mood and increase our feeling of peacefulness and well-being.
  • Essential oils are very concentrated plant extracts. A single drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea. 5,000 pounds of rose petals are required to distill 1 pound of pure rose oil, making it one of the most precious and expensive oils on the market. The amount of plant material required for distilling explains why some oils are more expensive than others. And yet, since we only use a small amount of essential oils at a time, even oils that are expensive are often considered to be very economical.
  • Historically, essential oils have been used as food flavoring, in air fresheners, veterinary preparations, and for other industrial uses, so the quality of the oils was not important. Today, when using essential oils as a natural support to health and wellness, purity is absolutely critical. Since 95% of the world's essential oils are created for industrial use. Many of the oils found on the market, even in health food stores, are of low quality.
  • Young Living Essential Oils is a company dedicated to producing the finest quality essential oils in the world, supporting health and wellness at all levels. They are powerful, safe, and non-toxic.
  • Young Living also produces leading-edge essential oil enhanced supplements, food products, and personal care products, which are unsurpassed in their quality and effectiveness. They are leading the way in restoring health and wellness to our families and to those in our communities.
  • Therapeutic grade essential oils may be the most profound health support of our lifetime, capable of changing healthcare as we know it. Using therapeutic grade essential oils and oil-enhanced products every day will help us live longer, healthier, and happier lives! And sharing Young Living with others has the potential of changing our world in remarkable ways, within our lifetime.

    Young Living is the World Leader in Therapeutic Essential Oils


Essential Oil Distillation

Understanding the Cost and Value of Essential Oils

Essential Oils are aromatic liquids extracted from shrubs, plants, and trees. The oils may be distilled using the flowers, roots, leaves, bark, resins, and seeds. Citrus oils are pressed from the rinds of the fruits. Some oils, such as copaiba, are tapped from trees.

What is distillation? First, it's critical to find the plants growing organically because if chemicals are used on plants they will distill into the oil with the plant material, making that oil useless for improving health and wellness. Non-organic essential oils can actually be detrimental to our health and should not be used therapeutically.

For just a moment, envision being at the Young Living farm in Utah. This farm is located in a beautiful valley about an hour and a half south of Salt Lake City, UT. There is a huge lake on one side, and mountains on the other. And as far as the eye can see, there are fields of lavender, peppermint, chamomile, and other wonderful and aromatic plants. Off in one direction, they have been growing German Chamomile, organically, all year.

As the plants mature, they are tested frequently to determine the optimal time to harvest and distill in order to produce the highest quality essential oil. The plants are harvested and brought to the distillery. In the distillery, there are several tall stainless steel cylinders about 20 feet tall, and about 8 feet across. They load the chamomile into these cylinders, packing it down firmly and evenly.

Once the cylinder is sealed, steam is run up through the plant material from the bottom. The steam picks up the essential oil as it rises. Together, the steam and the oil go out a gooseneck at the top and into a condenser where the steam is cooled back down into water. At that point, the essential oil floats to the top or sinks to the bottom in a machine called a "separator" and can be removed.

So how much essential oil do you think you would get from this process? Remember, the distillery is about 20 feet tall, about 8 feet across, and filled with German chamomile, gently packed down. When asked, people usually guess "a few gallons," or "quarts," but you would only get 1/4 to 1/2 cup of essential oil!!

This is why some essential oils are so expensive and why they are so precious! When we think of essential oils costing $20-$30 a bottle, we realize what a bargain they are and what a miracle it is that we have them at all! And when we realize that the 5 ml bottles contain about 85-100 drops, and the 15 ml bottles contain 250-300 drops, we understand that using them, a few drops at a time, can be very cost effective!

Essential oils are very concentrated plant material. It takes at least 5000 lb. of rose petals to make 1 lb. of rose oil, making pure rose oil one of the most treasured AND expensive oils on the market. Rose oil elevates the mood very effectively. If you're feeling down, and you use a tiny amount of rose oil, there's just no way you can have a bad day. It may take several years to justify buying a bottle of rose oil because of the cost, but once you do, you'll never be without it again. And by using tiny amounts of this precious oil, a bottle will last you for many years, and is, therefore, actually VERY economical.

We live in a time when we can become empowered to take care of ourselves and our families using Young Living's natural essential oils and oil-enhanced products… Essential oils are a wonderfully economical alternative to keep our families healthy!

I invite you to join my team and save 24% on the BEST ever essential oils!

Mattye Lee Thompson, LMT

Young Living Independent Distributor #144389

Email me to inquire: amazinggracehm@gmail.com