5 Reasons Your Essential Oils Are Not Impressing You
Essential oils are ALL the rage these days. People want in on this lifestyle because they are seeing the effects of modern lifestyles and some of us just want a different approach to things. Unfortunately when there’s a demand of something, like essential oils, everyone starts producing them.
While essential oils don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, a good quality brand is not cheap. Lately essential oils are popping up in the Target dollar spot and on Wal Mart’s shelves and it’s very frustrating to avid oilers like myself. We see people buying these oils to try and they’re not impressed at all. Unfortunately people aren’t receiving the help and support they need to use real, pure oils daily.
5 Reasons Your Essential Oils Are Not Impressing You
THE BRAND. As I opened up with oils are found everywhere now, but unfortunately not all oils are equal. Many brands and companies are slapping “100% pure” onto their labels but their oils are NOT actually that pure. In the oil industry the only law that applies is that there must be 5% pure oils in the bottle to receive the 100% pure label. SOOOOO, this means companies are diluting oils down with water, coconut oil, adding fragrance and synthetic things (which is super toxic), and they are not using organic crops so there’s traces of fertilizers, pesticides and so on. What is really disturbing is that some companies add synthetic smells because they WANT their oil to smell a certain way. I recently smelled oils from a big wellness company and couldn’t believe the difference (FYI, Peppermint should not smell just like the candy)! If it is not a pure oil, you simply won’t receive the benefits of it. Lastly, most companies are just oil brokers buying oils from third parties who are distilling oils two and three times to get more bang for the buck. This dumbs down the potency of the oil, not to mention if the crops didn’t grow where they’re indigenous to, it can dumb down their potency as well. The more potent and pure it is - the more effective it is!
USAGE. People will get essential oils for all sorts of reasons - emotions, immune health, sleep, back pain, and so on. In order to notice your oils are working well, you have to actually use them. You can’t just apply an oil a few times and say that it didn’t work. Applying oils for things like immune health, pains, and emotions takes CONSISTENT use. You should ideally apply twice a day and every day for around a week before noticing that they are working. And don’t always expect to be “WOWED.” Some people don’t notice their oils were working until they stop for some reason. I am personally guilty of this as some of my most off days are the days that I didn’t stick to my routine!
ONE SIZE FITS ALL. Generally speaking, we see oils as doing the same thing for all sorts of people - lavender relaxes people, peppermint helps with focus and so on. Unfortunately though, for some of us it’s just different and different oils are needed for certain issues. I see this the most when it comes to sleep and emotional oils.
GO BEYOND THE DIFFUSER. In order to really see oils work for certain things, you have to think beyond the diffuser. Topical application is ideal for so many things! In fact, we use our oils topically more than we probably diffuse them. If I don’t have a full pitcher of water next to my diffuser, I slack on filling it up. Your oils have to be out and about where you can see them to remember to use them. But for things like emotions, aches, wellness and other uses, you want topical application (or even internal with the right oil).
YOUR HEADSPACE. Some people are so blocked to the idea that holistic remedies don’t work that when they get their hands on an oil to try, they are already so convinced that it will not work. This usually goes hand in hand with number 2 — people are so convinced that it won’t work that they don’t use it enough so therefore they don’t see results. Remember that these oils date back to biblical days and can be traced hundreds of times in the Bible. It was the first tools they used for healing and to this day, there’s research and studies to back the evidence of essential oils. Essential oils and science go hand in hand! There’s a WHOLE scientific world of how oils work, how they trigger our emotions, how certain oils manage pain and so on. Don’t block something that can change your life!
If you know me and follow me, you know that we use Young Living essential oils. After a ton of research and reading, it just felt like the right brand for us. YL doesn’t buy oils from brokers - they grow them on their own farms and co-op farms with top notch standards. Their seed to seal guarantee promises you that you are getting strictly 100% oils grown organically. You get oils that WORK. Young Living grows their plants and trees where they’re indigenous too which plays a huge part in the molecular structure of the oil. You want a plant to have it’s highest chemical constituents so you have the most potent oil you can.
We have people daily telling us the wonderful things that their oils do for them! If you haven’t been impressed by your oils, then there’s a good chance it’s due to one of the reasons above. Get the right brand, and use the heck out of them! For more information and for access to private communities that support you with essential oils, check out us out here.