Young Living essential oils contain pure essential oils such as cinnamon, lavender, jasmine and lemon, which are extracted using steam distillation or cold pressing, explains the company's website. Some essential oils also contain carrier oils to ease topical use. Ingredient information is contained on each product's label.
Essential oils may be diffused, inhaled, taken internally, applied topically or used during a massage, according to Young Living. Benefits to using essential oils include maintaining a positive mental state, enhancing physical wellness, refreshing skin and fostering spirituality. Essential oils are also useful for cleaning and polishing in the home. Children may benefit from essential oils, but the essential oils should be diluted before using. Pregnant or nursing women should consult a health professional before using essential oils.
Understanding the appropriate use of essential oils is key to preventing personal harm or injury, explains Young Living. It is important to carefully follow the usage instructions provided on each bottle of Young Living essential oil. Some oils, such as cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, peppermint and thyme, are considered hot oils because they may cause a burning sensation when applied to the skin. Before using hot oils, applying them to a small area of the skin and observing for reactions is recommended.