God made everything we would ever need in terms of food and medicine on Day Three of creation. For any disease, ailment, injury, mental/emotional/hormonal issue… anything under the sun, God created a healing medicine for without ay side effects. (Seriously y’all, you shouldn’t have to take something for your heart that destroys your liver- there should never be an exchange.)
The food He made for us to eat is so so good for our bodies! Fruits boost your mood, fruits and veggies cleanse and help reset disrupted body systems, they are full of nutrients that our bodies cannot produce by themselves, etc.! “God saw everything He made and called it good.” there is no flaw in what God makes, everything is good… it all has a purpose! Unfortunately man had to do what man does best and destroy what God made, putting a bad name on plants he made for medicine, making up their own foods and medicines from labs and huge distribution centers.
And the personal care + cosmetics + household products industry… don’t even get me started! You might think that if something is sold on the shelves that it has been tested profusely to ensure that it is safe for frequent application but that is the farthest thing from the truth. We are keeping ourselves sick. More blog posts to come on exposing today’s cosmetics industry, house+personal care product companies and the secrets they hide on their ingredient lists soon.
Man places pharmaceuticals over earth substances created with a medicinal/therapeutic purpose, injects artificial hormones, colorants, artificial flavors, and chemicals- some known, some unknown- into our foods… and we wonder why we are so messed up. The American diet has gone to absolute palooza and because of our poor, lacking diets we are at a huge risk of dis-eases, mental/emotional disorders, hormone imbalances, cancers, genetic disorders, etc. In fact, I’d say 97% of the american population suffers from at least one of these and we have no idea why. When in reality, it’s because of all the toxic petrochemicals we’ve been putting on, in, or around our bodies every single day for decades and our bodies simply have no idea what to do with that much artificial toxicity.
Why should we question a product that’s sold on the shelves? Scientists, big corporate companies and doctors… why would they hurt us, right? Well ladies and gentlemen, I hate to break it to you but they would. And they do. From the scientists that work for the companies that create the products containing known toxic and dangerous chemicals making us sick, to the medical system in bed with the pharmaceutical industry keeping us sick and back to the doctors. A patient healed is also a customer lost, it’s all a huge money game and we are the pawns.
But we are also to blame, for we put our trust and faith in man for our health and safety, when we should have trusted God and the plants, fruits, veggies, etc. he placed on this earth for food and medicine as seen in the bible, and in the few verses I list below.
So how do we turn this around? Is there something we can use for everyday and long term use with real benefits without side effects? What about household products, personal care and cosmetic products- Is there anything we can use without the fear of being modern-day poisoned?? Why yes, yes there is.
Introducing Young Living essential oils! As I mentioned in my About page and welcome post, I am an Executive Brand Partner with Young Living and I strive to share health and wellness with others. Because there is another way, and it’s within the reach of your very fingertips! So come on this wellness walk with me as we discover the great and just use of pure #JesusJuice! My website linked above is a perfect place to start for education! Here is a sneak peak! 😉
Although it may seem like essential oils are just now becoming mainstream, their use is not new. Botanicals have been used in wellness practices as early as 5,000 years ago.
The Egyptians, however, are most famously known for the aromatic botanicals used for the mummification process. In preparing the bodies of the deceased for burial, embalmers used various botanicals such as cinnamon, resins such as frankincense and myrrh, and an early form of cedar or juniper essential oil.
What makes up an Essential Oil?
Essential oils (EOs) are the most highly concentrated component of the natural oils in a plant. The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, or more commonly referred to as the “essence.” These compounds are extracted from various parts of each plant type through a process called distillation.
Essential oils come from any and every piece of the plant you can imagine! From the flowers to stems, buds, barks, resin, and rind! Almost every piece of the select plants, trees, and fruits will provide the sweet nectar that we can use in so many ways!
So, what’s the process?
EOs are typically obtained by steam distillation. When the plant is heated through water and steam, the oils are drawn out, collected, and filtered. Essential oils can also be cold-pressed which is an extraction process specific to citrus like oranges, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, bergamot, orange, lime, etc.
There are different types of EOs?
Sure are! It’s a mixed bag when it comes to which EO is used for what purpose.
Fragrance – the smell-good ones. But keep in mind that fragrance itself is comprised of parabens and phthalates- which are carcinogens. I encourage you to do your own research on the harmful effects on fragrance. It is in everything. https://www.forceofnatureclean.com/truth-about-toxic-fragrances/ https://www.nontoxicrevolution.org/blog/wtf-fragrance https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/dirty-dozen-parfum-fragrance/
Synthetic/Nature-Identical – A blend of natural and/or chemically modified oils (you do not want to put this on your skin or around your body… especially for medicinal uses!!!)
Therapeutic – These babies are the natural ones made for aromatherapy a.k.a the ones you’ll be rubbing all over for all over relief and relaxation (Young Living!!)
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Young Living embraces a rigorous quality control standard to help ensure our products meet strict specifications. Seed to Seal is our set of standards that help ensure that with every pure essential oil and Young Living product your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefits of our global resources, industry leadership, and over two decades of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious Sourcing, Science, and Standards—the three pillars of Seed to Seal.
Head on over to my website for more info on Young Living as a company, essential oils and our essential oil infused products that are just as Seed To Seal promised as our oils, and how to use them! Make sure to stay tuned for blog posts on #AllTheThings regarding what was talked about here and more!
“-let their fruit be for food, and their leaves be for healing.” -Ezekiel 47:12
“The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” -Revelation 22:2
“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” -Psalm 51:7
“Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover.” -Isaiah 38:21
“The Lord said to Moses, “Take sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense (of each shall there be an equal part)” -Exodus 30:34