Essential oils: nature’s healing power in a bottle.
Gaia, mother earth, provides us with everything we need to support our health and wellbeing in many, many ways. Essential oils are the life force, the essence of plants, flowers and trees. When you smell a rose, or a rosemary bush, you immediately notice the different effects. A rose might relax you right there in the moment, while rosemary might give you a more uplifting or even culinary ride. And what do you think of cinnamon in the kitchen, or in combination with a Christmas tree, the smell of lemon in a clean house, or the invigorating smells of a pine forest on a sunny day, or right after a rain shower?
Smells affect us. And the smells of essential oils even more, when they are so much more concentrated than in the original plant. But smells are not all there is to it. What is it in essential oils that make them so powerful? Essential oils contain the essence of the plant, both in terms of (natural) chemicals and in terms of energetic frequency. The power of nature in a bottle.
Science – natural chemicals are molecules that exist naturally in plants. These chemicals react with our body and therefore affect our body and mind. Different plants contain different amounts of different chemical compounds. That is why some plants have a relaxing effect and others are uplifting and invigorating, why some oils make you happy, and others help you concentrate. And how about the natural abilities of the plant to fight bacteria, illnesses, etc. to protect itself in nature? They are a part of the essential oil as well! And therefore we can use essential oils to support our health and wellbeing in so many ways!
You can use essential oils to:
– inspire a positive emotional state,
– support your physical wellbeing,
– purify and clean your home,
– refine your skin,
– create deep spiritual awareness,
– etc, etc.
Nature in its purest form
When the chemical compounds of essential oils (and of every substance that enters our body) have such a profound effect on our body and mind, it is very important to buy 100% pure essential oils from pure, trusted sources. Good essential oils are derived directly from plants, flowers and trees via careful steam distillation or cold pressing and involve no additives, solvents, fillers or whatsoever. The essence of the plant is preserved in this extraction process, and that is the only thing the bottle should contain. Unfortunately the essential oil market is not protected; many “scents” or “essential oils” on the market contain a lot of non-natural chemicals that should not be part of any essential oil bottle, or have any place in any household for that matter. Be aware especially of cheap oils and even more of “scents”; plants which are steam distilled do cost more than chemical compounds or fillers produced in a factory. And those last ones you definitely don’t want to have in your body or in your home!
Young Living oils – checked from seed to seal
The essential oils from Young Living are 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. And on top of this, Young Living checks the process from seed to seal. In our opinion, they have very high quality standards – as it should be. They know where their plants, and even their seeds come from, how they are harvested (and even when, as they make use of biodynamic principles), how the plants are being processed (for different oils specific distillation processes, times, etc.), they know the art of blending (1+1 is not always 2 when it comes to creating effective essential oil blends – luckily Gary Young was an expert at this!), and they test, test and retest until they are totally satisfied with the quality. No compromises are being made to the quality and ethical sources of the oils, and you can notice that in the therapeutic effects of the oils.
Our story – why did we switch?
I have used essential oils for over 20 years, but only recently discovered the Young Living oils. At first, I didn’t believe there would be such a big difference in effectiveness between the two brands; my old brand also had 100% pure oils, so why change? But when my friend borrowed me a diffuser and some of her oils, my mind changed 180 degrees! So ok, we ordered the oils. And guess what? So many things have opened up in our lives since then! And then I’m not even talking about the relieve from headaches, muscle aches and running noses we have experienced as well. We feel so blessed that we have found these essential oils, and that is why we are so enthusiastic to tell you about them. In our opinion, everyone should be able to experience their benefits!
How to buy oils
Click here to open your own member account and order your own Young Living oils, visit us during one of our oil evenings or ask us to organize one at your place. If you are currently using another essential oil brand, we challenge you to try out the difference! When you order oils as an Essential Rewards member, you’ll receive 24% discount on every order, as well as other benefits, like low postage fees and even free oils on a regular basis! For us it has been a great thing, this Essential Rewards membership; it has saved us lots of money and given us many oils for free as well. And if you become a member via the link above or during one of our oil evenings, you’ll also become a member of our Gaia Essential team, which means you can always call us with your oil related questions (very handy if you’re interested in using essential oils, but you don’t know where to start yet), and you’ll get 50% to 100% discount on our scans as well (see below). Ask us if you want to know more!
Scan your body’s preferences
It is possible to make use of our advanced oil scanner: a measurement device, which measures galvanic skin response, offering you insights into your body’s essential oil preferences. In other words, a scan gives you the possibility to easily find out which essential oils help you to balance out the different body systems, as well as lifestyle, stress related and other emotional issues.
Book a scan, invite us to your event, or ask if you want to know more! A standard scan (giving you insights in your body’s essential oil preferences) costs €15, and an extensive scan (giving you insights in your body’s systems, emotional aspects and essential oil preferences) costs €45*. An extensive scan includes about 45 minutes of consultation time; we will go through the report together, so that you can make sense of the results. The report will also be sent to your email.
*We offer lower prices for Young Living Essential Rewards members who are a part of our Gaia Essential team (also for our new members, see the link above on how to sign up or ask us), as well as a free scan in the 2nd month of your Young Living membership! Gaia Essential members pay only €10 for a standard scan and €25 for an extensive scan!
Organize an oil evening
If you like to learn more about essential oils, you are very welcome at one of our oil evenings! If you like to organize an oil evening or afternoon at your own place or a friend’s, send us a message and we will organize it for you. During this afternoon or evening, you will learn about different essential oils, you’ll get to ask all your questions and of course there will be lots of oils to smell and experience. There are no costs to this.
Essential oil events