Article reposted with Young Living's permission
Welcome to the world of essential oils.
What are essential oils? I get asked this question all the time. It's really simple: essential oils are the plant's 'life blood' distilled from aromatic plants.
Your blood regulates your immune system. Though it is not an exact comparison, the essential oil gives a form of immunity to the plant. Aromatic plants will give off fragrances to ward off insects, pests, and other critters or animals that might attack the plant or try to destroy it. This liquid gold is obtained from the leaves, flowers, roots, and stems of plantsand the bark, needles, leaves, or resin of trees.
Quality, true quality, starts at the source. Young Living has developed genuine organic practices at all farms from Seed to Seal: St. Maries, Idaho; Simiane-la-Rotonde, France; Naples, Idaho; Mona, Utah; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Iquitos, Peru; Taitung, Taiwan; Almog, Israel; and Salalah, Oman, in addition to many partner farms. Young Living is the largest private grower of plants used for the production of essential oils in the world.