ESSENTIAL OILS FOR EVERYONE
The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts. We’re exposed to them routinely — from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners. Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, and neurotoxicity. Children are often more vulnerable than adults to the harmful effects of chemical pollutants because they are growing and developing rapidly. In addition, children’s behavior, including increased hand to mouth activity, a tendency to crawl, and play in spaces that could be contaminated, and a lack of awareness about proper safety and sanitary habits, all put children at a higher risk. In some cases, childhood exposure to toxins can cause serious health damage.
Essential oils deodorize and purify your home naturally without toxic chemicals.
They are a powerful and health supporting way to eliminate odors and clean. They are safe, fragrant, less expensive, and a much higher quality than toxic chemical cleaners. Just a few suggestions are the "Thieves" Cleaning Line.
NATURAL PERSONAL CARE
When it comes to living a healthy and natural lifestyle, what you put on your body is just as significant as what you put in your body. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever you put on it. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health looked into the skin’s absorption rates of chemicals found in drinking water. It showed that the skin absorbed an average of 64% of total contaminant dosage. Other studies found the face to be several times more permeable than broad body surfaces and an absorption rate of 100% for underarms and genitalia. And another peer-reviewed study showed 100% absorption for fragrance ingredients.
It is easy to see that what we use on our skin ends up inside our bodies. So it is important to pay close attention to the ingredients in our skin care products. If the products you contain harmful ingredients such as harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances, those ingredients make their way into your body, your blood, and lymphatic system. Young Living offers Anti Aging, Oral Care, and Body Care Products that are chemical free. Some of our favorites are below.
SAVVY MINERALS MAKEUP
A Savvy woman should never have to compromise quality for beauty. That’s why Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ was formulated to include only the most pristine ingredients.
Every Savvy Minerals product was carefully crafted so you can feel fabulous about yourself and what you’re putting on your skin. Our range of products is developed with an unwavering standard of purity and quality, giving you a full variety of naturally derived products made without cheap fillers or synthetics—and that’s a beautiful thing! Wherever life takes you, Savvy Minerals is here to empower you to be the woman you want to be
HEALTHY & FIT
True wellness starts from within. Nourish your vitality and sense of adventure with nutritional products infused with a boost of pure, potent essential oils. Give your body foods and supplements full of the nutrients it craves. Here is the coolest thing about Young Living supplements: every one of them is infused with therapeutic-grade essential oils. What that means is increased bioavailability, increased absorption, and increased antioxidant power.
Young Living offers, Multivitamins, Antioxidant Support, Age-Based Nutrition, Joint & Mobility, System Liquid Wellness, Weight Management, Targeted Support, Energy & Stamina, & Healthy Snacking. What else do you need?
VITALITY & DIETARY ESSENTIAL OILS
Perfect for adding flavor to your favorite foods or using as dietary supplements, the Vitality line of dietary essential oils gives you the freedom to share and explore some of our best-loved essential oils in a variety of nutritious and delicious ways. We invite you to discover Vitality—for food, for family, for life!
Essential oils can also help in the release of old emotional traumas. In 1989, Dr Joseph Ledoux from NY Medical University discovered that the amygdala (in the limbic centre of the brain) plays a role in the storage and release of emotional traumas. He also suggested that aromas could trigger an emotional release. Inhaling essential oils is a safe way to help you deal with some of your daily stressors and more traumatic memories as well.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUR PET TOO
Essential oils can be used on the ENTIRE family. Young Living even has a line of essential oils that are exclusive to pets and have pet products. When using essential oils near or on your pet please see guidelines given by
Dr. Lindsey Elmore (see below)
THE SENSE OF SMELL
Cats and dogs, and many other pets have a powerful sense of smell, much better than humans. This leads to lots of questions surrounding all to safely use essential oils around animals.
When essential oils are inside an animal or a human body, they sometimes have to go through metabolism before they can be excreted. Metabolism is nothing more that a change, a chemical process that occurs within a living organism in order to maintain life.
THERE ARE THREE BASIC TYPES OF METABOLIC PROCESSES
There are three types of metabolism: Phase 1, 2, and 3.
Phase 1 is basic chemistry: oxidation, reduction, and hydrolysis. Humans and pets can easily perform these basic chemistry operations. Byproducts of phase 1 metabolism may be immediately eliminated from the body, or may undergo further transformation in phase 2 metabolism.
Phase 2 metabolism uses an enzyme to add a group to the existing molecule and ensures that the group is water soluble. This means that it can now be easily excreted from the body via the urine or feces. After this step most byproducts are excreted, but some may proceed to phase 3 reactions.
Phase 3 takes the conjugation products from phase 2 reactions, removes the added group and then adds a different group and prepares them for excretion.
Many of these metabolic reactions are dependent of liver enzymes and specifically on the cytochrome P450 system.
THE DIFFERENCE IN METABOLISM
Humans, dogs, horses, goats, sheep, cattle and other herbivores and omnivores have the ability to complete a wide variety of Phase 1, 2, and 3 metabolic reactions.
Cats on the other hand have a uniquely carnivorous diet. They are not usually exposed to many plant-based chemicals such as those found in essential oils. Therefore, throughout evolution, they have lost the ability to complete all Phase 2 reactions. Specifically, they lack the enzyme UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, and therefore cannot add glucuronide groups to essential oil molecules in Phase 2 metabolism. While cats have some of the P450 system, it doesn’t function as well as it does in humans, dogs, and other omnivores. When pets do not metabolize well, this leads to an increased risk of toxicity.
While I am never a purveyor of gloom and doom, there are certainly some reasonable points of caution to use around pets