What Are Essential Oils?

What Are Essential Oils?

Nature offers so many gifts!  The smell of a lemon, the fragrance of a flower or the scent of a pine tree.  Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids distilled from these plants. They are much more aromatic than fresh or dried herbs, which means you can use much less. Essential oils have been used throughout recorded history for a wide variety of wellness applications – even before traditional medicine!

They all have a specific purpose vital to the survival of the plant. What our senses perceive as fragrance or scents are actually volatile aromatic compounds, tiny organic molecules that serve a variety of protective, reproductive and regenerative purposes.

Watch this video and consider the endless applications of these gifts from the earth!

Why You Should Use Essential Oils! 
Essential oils offer so many amazing benefits! Each oil has a different property and benefits us in their unique way. Here are just a few reasons to use essential oils:

  • Promote healthy looking skin 
  • Protect against environmental and seasonal threats 
  • Powerful cleansing and purifying agent 
  • Naturally repel insects 
  • Purify the air 
  • Promote feeling of comfort and relaxation 
  • Lessen tension 
  • Evoke feelings of tranquility and balance 
  • Promote sense of focus 
  • May help to ease monthly feminine discomfort 
  • Rich source of antioxidants 
  • Enhance food flavor 
  • Sooth anxious feelings 
  • Ease indigestion 
  • Maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing 
  • Promote healthy cardiovascular system function 
  • Uplift a bad mood and reduce stress 
  • Smells wonderful 

How To Use Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used for a wide variety of physical and emotional wellness applications. They can be used as a single drop of oil at a time or in a complex blend in one of 3 different ways. They can be used for aromatherapy, personal care, emotional well-being, nutritional supplements, household cleaners, and so many other ways!

When diffused, essential oils can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.
Read my blog: 5 Ways to Use Essential Oils Aromatically 

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Many oils can be used to add flavor to food!

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