WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of lime, you have experienced the aromatic properties of essential oils. These are naturally occurring volatile aromatic compounds and they are found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. Essential Oils provide plants protection against predators and disease, they also play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully smelling to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty, and health-care.
HOW CAN I USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential Oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used singly or in complex blends in one of the following ways:
Our sense of smell is one of our most powerful tools it can elicit physiological, mental and emotional responses. Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using oils aromatically. Certain oils, when diffused, can be stimulating and others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing oils can also purify the air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens.
Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using oils aromatically. Certain oils, when diffused, can be stimulating and others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing oils can also purify the air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens.
You can achieve these health benefits with a diffuser or by simply placing a few drops of oil in the palm of your hand and cup over your nose while your breath deeply. (one of my favorites is Peppermint and Wild Orange for a little stimulation mid-afternoon)
Essential Oils are easily absorbed into the skin and can be applied safely topically.
When using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils for the first time it is recommended to do a patch test and dilute with a carrier oil for sensitive or young skin.
Essential Oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of health conditions.
Essential Oils are exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of yourself and your families health. Whether you’re applying them topically, enjoying them aromatically or taking them internally, their positive health benefits are boundless.
That’s why you will want to ensure your Essential Oils are capable of delivering on their promise. You will want to make sure, you are choosing Essential Oils for their potency and purity.