NO Expiration Date on Young Living Oils

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Pure, from the ground, plants distilled into oil DO NOT expire and can last for centuries. Essential oil is not a perishable item. If oils come from plants (as long as they are contained) they maintain bio-activity, safety, and efficacy. They don’t grow mold, yeast, or mildew because they don’t contain water and have antimicrobial, anti-viral properties. 

Young Living has a date stamp on every label; yr/m/d. They stamp when the product is bottled and can trace back to a particular batch of essential oil (through the seed to seal process) with that stamp. (Read about the seed to seal process here.)

OIL LABELS v1.1Not even heat can affect the molecular properties of the oils. Heat will only affect the rapidity of the evaporation process. Evaporation does not affect its molecular properties, it will only affect the volume. In a pure oil, the monoterpenes are going to evaporate first (because they are lighter molecules), and the sesquiterpenes will remain. When a person leaves a bottle open and oil has evaporated slightly, it was the monoterpenes evaporating. They’ll even evaporate slowly through the plastic caps and leave the sesquiterpenes behind. But that’s ok, the sesquiterpenes are the powerhouse of the oil. They’re the bioactive power of the oil.

Essential oils have been unearthed in jars in Egypt and were still usable and sesquiterpene rich. Dr. Woolley found frankincense resin in the sands of Oman and there was still oil in the resin even after 65+ years of being buried. Resin itself can stay in the Omani market for 5-10 years and still maintain its properties.

So think again if your oils have an expiration date on them. Question the quality of your product! Remember that pure, from the ground, plants distilled into oil DO NOT expire!

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What about YOU? Do the oils in your cabinet have an expiration date?

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Comedogenic Ratings

This is great information if you’re using your essential oils as part of your skin care routine. As someone that uses essential oils with carrier oils every morning and night, this is really helpful for people like me. Carrier oils are important…who knew there were so many kinds!

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Super Moist Banana Bread

This is my fav of favs banana bread recipe! It’s very easy and super moist and yummy. Add walnuts or fruit to mix it up!

Ingredients

.5 cup organic butter, melted

1 cup raw sugar

2 organic eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.5 cups organic whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon baking soda

.5 teaspoon sea salt

.5 cup organic sour cream

2 medium organic bananas

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Combine the flour, flax seed, baking soda and salt. Stir into the butter mixture until smooth. Finally, fold in the sour cream and bananas. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool loaf in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve warm with melted butter.

recipe adapted from All Recipes