An essential oil is a concentrated liquid containing aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. An essential oil is "essential" in the sense that it contains the "essence of" the plant's fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.

For thousands of years people have relied on essential oils to infuse their lives with benefits, from enhancing beauty and adding flavor to food to elevating spiritual and religious practices. Young Living has been at the forefront of using industry-leading science to share the legitimacy of age-old practices with modern users—introducing millions to life-changing wellness.

Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more potent than the botanicals from which they’re derived. Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils, you hold nature's pure essence.

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