What are Essential Oils? | Young Living Essential Oils


The purest distillation of nature, essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, and new uses and benefits are still being discovered.

Essential oils are concentrated extracts harvested from plants, herbs, and trees, which are carefully steam distilled or cold pressed. These pure, precious oils are more potent than the botanicals from which they’re extracted and contain powerful, concentrated health and wellness benefits.

Whether you use oils for aromatherapy, personal care, or as household solutions, all aspects of your life will get a boost with a few drops of essential oils!

CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a natural cannabinoid found in hemp plants. CBD is considered safe to use and does not cause the intoxicating side effects commonly associated with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD binds with receptors throughout the endocannabinoid system, which is vital in helping your body stay in balance.

Young Living has combined the benefits of CBD oil with essential oils to create Nature’s Ultra oils, muscle rubs, and roll-ons. These potent, first-of-their-kind products infuse pure CBD oil with the power of Young Living essential oils and are a must-have in your wellness arsenal.

Modern lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels. From weight management to supplemental support, our essential oils and essential oil-infused products can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your best.

Essential oils have always played an important part in religious and spiritual ceremonies, helping participants transcend the trivial and connect with something larger than themselves. The pure constituents in these oils stimulate olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. To enhance your spiritual practice, dilute and apply empowering essential oils directly to wrists, feet, and behind the ears or diffuse the oils in a quiet space.

The products we use in our homes impact our health and wellness. Young Living’s commitment to naturally derived, plant-based products makes it easy to choose cleaners, personal care products, and other household items formulated without the use of harmful chemicals found in many tradition products. We’re passionate about using only the best ingredients that are as health-conscious and environmentally responsible as they are effective.

Eliminate harsh ingredients from your personal care products and let your beauty shine through. You’ll fall in love with the wide range of essential oils that help keep skin looking clear, boost moisture, and give you that youthful glow! Essential oils can even help make your locks look luscious! Using naturally derived ingredients, our advanced skin and hair care solutions make it easy to enjoy the beautiful benefits of essential oils every day.

Essential oils are very potent, so be cautious when you use them. Remember, a little goes a long way, and always follow the directions on the bottle!

To learn more about specific products and their uses, visit our Safety Guidelines, How to Use Essential Oils page, Essential Oils FAQ page