FOREWORD By Mary Young, CEO of Young Living Essential Oils
“It’s been a long time since I have read such a comprehensive book about skin care that is concise, easy to understand with a simple, practical application. Almost everyone is concerned about feeling and looking better. Practically every magazine and newspaper is filled with “fantastic” remedies, “secret” potions and lotions with “amazing” cures and “wonder” results. Television commercials are an irritation as they interrupt programs to promote more “cures” or “potions” and, as we drive down the road, billboards advertising more toxic products stare us in the face. We rarely read the label because we can’t pronounce the words or our eyes skip to just the “active” ingredients touted on the label. With the vast amount of toxic poisonous substances listed as natural ingredients, the unaware public will continue to wonder why they are tired, lethargic, confused, unhealthy and aging. In my personal relationship with Dr. Sabina DeVita, I have found an individual who is extremely well educated, who is constantly studying and doing research, who is driven to find out the “why” and know the truth of that which she pursues.
I have been interested in health and longevity my entire life. My husband Gary has devoted his life to holistic healing and lives and walks today because of his intense desire to find the natural substances our creator has given us to achieve vibrant health. We are passionate about our quest to understand God’s laws and his direction for our spiritual and physical well-being. I find that Sabina has embraced the same philosophy for truth and health with a similar tenacity as Gary and me. Essential oils are a great blessing to us and for those who choose to embrace this knowledge.
Sabina has brought the complexity of such vast information into a very succinct and simple language and brings tremendous knowledge and insight to her writing from which we all may benefit. Her suggestions, remedies and formulas are interesting and creative and anyone can have fun experimenting. In the world of “natural”, only your body knows, and you have to let your body find out, what it likes and wants.
I express my respect and love for the immense time and dedication that Sabina has given to write this book for those seeking truth and enlightenment. May we all work together sharing knowledge, uplifting one another, and living life with joy and fulfillment.”
Saving Face Preface Preface from ‘Saving Face’ book by Sabina DeVita Ed.D.
This guidebook is meant to be a hands-on, simple and natural guide to skin care using aromatic essential oils. It is not a surprise that natural skin care is more than skin deep; it starts with good health on the inside, which this guidebook also addresses. The anti-aging movement has brought about a tremendous awareness in utilizing a natural approach to preventing the signs of aging. We have, more than ever before, the means to maintain optimum health and beautiful youthful skin. Congratulate yourself for obtaining this guidebook and choosing to use Mother Nature’s most powerful nutrients and precious gifts to work with on your skin. You have the means to slow down your biological clock. I began this guidebook out of my greatest desire to help others. I enjoy educating people to enable them to improve the quality of their lives and to reach their highest spiritual potential. Over the years, in my holistic private practice, I listened to many women complain of various ailments, emotional stress and skin related problems. So many of my clients were unaware of the toxic, harmful chemicals they were using topically and in their homes: nor did I until I became ill.
The unregulated cosmetic and personal care industry has left us with a complex chemical soup devastating to our lives and our environment. I discovered through my own ill health with environmental allergies and chemical sensitivities the importance of using (and first finding) organic, clean, pure personal care products, household cleaners, food and water. My doctoral research on `Brain Allergies’ (the influence of toxic chemicals, food and air directly affecting the brain) led me to a greater appreciation and understanding of the Body, Mind and Spirit – the totality of our planetary environment. With knowledge, you and I can create a better world around us. Let’s face it; we can look younger too!
In conducting several Aroma Facial-at-Home-Spa workshops over the years, it became quite clear to me the power that these essential oils have for women in “Saving Face”. While essential oils can be used in a variety of ways, even for electromagnetic smog (see my book on “Electromagnetic Pollution”) I have focused on one area – The FACE! Writing this book and conducting my facial workshops have allowed me to just have fun with the essential oils, unlike my more intense nutritional, spiritual and emotional work. My latest study of aromatics in mental-emotional and health care over the years has awakened a deeper reverence for me for Mother Nature’s inherent wisdom. Essential oils now play a vital part in my life and my love to share them with others has grown.
Every day, I use these precious essential oils (of course organic and chemical free): – in my shower for my hair and skin – on my face to keep it moisturized, nourished and youthful – as my underarm deodorant – to keep me focused – to remain calm during times of stress – to support my immune system – to balance my hormones – as an air purifier – and even in my house cleaning
I feel blessed to have found these true organic, chemical-free essential oils, which was not an easy task to do and hence I take great pleasure imparting information about Young Living Essential Oils. The Young Living Company is one of the few companies in the world that offers a wide variety of pure, organic (solvent and chemical-free distillation), therapeutic Grade A essential oils that can be obtained personally at wholesale prices. Young Living has one of the highest standards in the world.
They have all their oil samples sent to two or up to five, independent laboratories for testing, to be sure that they confirm with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and AFNOR (Association French Normalization Organization) standards for therapeutic-grade essential oils. The AFNOR standards state the percentages for the presence of constituents in an essential oil to qualify as true therapeutic-grade. Young Living Essential Oils are labeled with the AFNOR mark to guarantee their purity and high quality. Few companies allow their oils to be scrutinized to this degree.
Buyer Beware! Quality products will not be found at department stores, discount stores, drugstores and beauty salons as they rarely contain pure essential oils. Consumers are often unaware that many health food store products contain adulterated oils (oils that have been processed with solvent/chemicals).The suggestions made throughout this guidebook apply to the use of therapeutic grade A Young Living Essential Oils. Never have I encountered a company that encourages its distributors/members to visit their organic farms (I have visited three of them) to become ‘in-touch’ with and become ‘touched-by’ the plants and the land. I’ve had the greatest pleasure in meeting Gary Young, President and founder of Young Living Essential Oils, and his wife, Mary Young. I have been privileged to see the farming process from field to final product. I have also had the opportunity, and great honor, to travel with the Young’s. I consider both Gary and Mary as my dear friends and Kindred Spirits.
I have marveled at Dr. Gary Young’s dedication to commune with the Nature Spirits (the animals, the land) before planting and cutting the trees. He has developed strict organic farming practices. They use absolutely no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or agricultural chemicals of any kind in cultivating their crops. Instead, a natural blend of oregano, cinnamon, and thyme is used for pest control. Dr. Young starts with building the soil before planting by using a combination of minerals, organic mulch, manure and enzymes. He owns and operates the largest privately owned organic herb farm in the world for distilling essential oils. I feel deeply touched by the honoring that is given by Gary Young and company to the plant kingdom. I am convinced that Young Living’s dedication to produce the finest and highest quality oils is unmatched in the world today.
I heartily thank Dr. Gary Young for his teaching, his commitment, vision and mission to make these pure, therapeutic essential oils available and possible for us to use. Become empowered and enjoy the miracles that the botanicals offer! I trust this guidebook will inspire you to experiment with essential oils and for you to seek further the treasures that are given to you from the `nectar’ of the plants. Sabina DeVita Ed.D. copyright material