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Essential Oil Dictionary

Here is your complete guide to essential oil lingo.  These are some terms that are used a lot in the oily world!  So if you hear me throwing around words like PV, vita flex, or fractionated and have no idea what it all means….this is the place to be!  I will continue to update this page, so let me know if you think of something to add.  Thanks, friends! 👍🏼👍🏼

Essential Oils  Think, the lifeblood of plants…a concentrated form that is extracted by steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold-pressing that can help support the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of our bodies.  Shortened to EOs.

Therapeutic Grade  A term used to describe the superiority of oils sold by a trusted company that promises a standard of ethics and purity that allows for safe internal, topical, and aromatic use.  Certain variables, such as the part(s) of the plant from which the essential oil is produced, the soil and fertilizer (whether organic or chemical), geographical regions, harvesting methods and differing seasons, distillation processes, testing, and packing/sealing should be considered.

Dilute  To temper the concentration of an oil, most commonly with a carrier oil, either to cover a larger surface or eliminate skin sensitivity.

Carrier Oil  An oil such as olive, coconut, grapeseed, jojoba, avocado, or almond used to dilute essential oils for safe use.

Fractionated Coconut Oil  Coconut oil that has long-chain fatty acids removed to make it liquid at room temperature.  Colorless and odorless, perfect for roller bottle blends.

PSK  Premium Starter Kit.  See my post Getting Started to see what all you would get in the kit!

OOS  Out of Stock.

PV  Personal Volume, or Point Value, the sum of your own personal orders per month.  Each YL product has a price and a PV associated with it.  When you order a certain amount per month you qualify to receive a percentage of Rewards points depending on how long you have been in the ER program.  For example, lemon oil is $11.25 with full PV of 11.25.  Some products (like the diffusers) have less PV while several business tools and accessories have no PV.

OGV  Organization Group Volume.  The amount you order as well as what your team orders.

Neat  applying essential oils without dilution of a carrier oil.

Roller Bottle  A bottle with a roller top fitment made specifically to hold essential oils or blends with a carrier to make applying topically easy.

Capsules  Empty gelatin capsules that make taking essential oils internally way easier, especially ones that don’t taste good!

Essential Rewards Program  The ER program, a monthly auto-ship that allows you to order oils with reduced shipping and also receive a percentage of points back to redeem free product!

Vita Flex Points  A nurturing massage technique that can be preformed by applying oils and pressure to certain points that refer to organs, glands, and muscles in the body to release nerve impulses and targeted support for those specific areas.  Typically used on the feet.  Here is the chart below:

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