What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils come from the powerful and aromatic life force of most shrubs, plants, herbs, flowers, trees, roots and seeds. They are typically extracted using a steam distillation process that keeps their properties intact.
Essential oils provide an organic, gentle and effective way to address health and wellness concerns for the mind, body and soul. They offer simple, all natural remedies for DIY beauty and personal care, nontoxic household cleaning, immunity and gut health, and even emotional and mood support.
Why Young Living?
As I got started with oils at home, and as I began to invest money in a collection of oils and diffusers of my own, I realized that I wanted peace of mind about what was really in the oils. Especially if I was going to be using them every day in my beauty routine and around my home! While I started on my “oily journey” on Amazon, I was intrigued with the name of Young Living and wanted to know how much of a difference high quality could make.
After continuously hearing from a few friends and people I trust about Young Living, I decided to look into its manifesto and mission. It didn’t take me long to read about Young Living’s commitment to only the highest quality and pure essential oils, and I was eager to experience essential oils that promised to be more concentrated, more potent and more beneficial for us.
Young Living is truly the international leader of essential oils, offering the only “Seed to Seal” promise of pure processes from planting of the seed to the sealing of the bottle. Other brands include additives in their essential oil blends, making them potentially unsafe when taken internally. If I was going to be using these oils topically on my sensitive skin and orally throughout my day, I needed to feel good about where they were coming from.
What’s more: Young Living oils have no expiration date. They are 100% safe for ingestion. You can read more about Young Living's Seed to Seal process HERE.
Young Living actually started as a small family business. And now, when you order through Young Living, you’re supporting your friend, neighbor, sister or Mom. I initially chose Young Living thanks to its commitment to quality, and once I saw it as a way to invest in the dreams of others, I was on completely board.
Starting The Well Code
That led me to start The Well Code, a sister brand of Waiting on Martha Home. At The Well Code, we’re dedicated to everyday wellness that’s attainable and still aspirational, and that starts with essential oils in our daily routines. We’ve built a supportive community of like-minded people that has turned into an amazing resource for ourselves and others who want to live a life well-lived. There can be a lot of questions for the essential oil beginner and veteran alike, so it's really helpful to have a good group of folks to be the sounding board! If you’re interested in learning more about joining The Well Code, click over to learn more HERE.
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