Essential Oils 101
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are derived by a distillation process and retains the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted. When you ‘stop to smell the roses’, you get the same aromatic experience as an essential oil. The same volatile aromatic compounds naturally occur in flowers, seeds, roots, stems, and even bark. These aromas give plants protection against threats and are part of the pollination process. In addition to the benefits to the plants, people have used essential oils for centuries in food, beauty, mental health, and health care.
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
There are a wide variety of uses that include emotional and physical wellness. You might use them as a single oil at one time or as a blend to enhance its purpose.There are three methods in which we use them in our modern world.
When used in a diffuser, some energize while others clam and sooth us. When you diffuse them, you also cleanse and purify the air around you. Diffusers come in a wide variety of styles and colors to fit any decor.
They are easily absorbed by the skin and are safely applied topically. This is, of course, when you use a trusted product. This infograhpic shows the areas in which we might apply essential oils to our bodies topically.
Some oils have rich culinary histories and are used as dietary supplements for a holistic wellness strategy.
Its an exciting and pleasant prospect to use essential oils to enhance you and your family’s health and well-being. Whether you select aromatic, topical, or internal, you will enjoy the myriad of benefits they offer.
Greetings! I believe in holistic health. Together we light the way through our beautiful lives with spirit, mind, and body balance. Essential oils are a key ingredient in my life. I hope to show you how they are in yours. Warmly, Susan