What are Essential oils?
Essential oils are one of nature’s best kept secrets. There is an oil or oil blend for almost everything under the sun, and each one comes with a different experience, a testimonial or sometimes even a miracle! Essential oils are a cocktail of molecules, they contain constituent parts which have various properties. Some are anti-inflammatory, some are anti-fungal, some are anti-viral, mucolytic or bactericidal. All are all antiseptic in varying degrees. The molecular structure of a pure plant essential oil is so small that within minutes of applying to the skin, the oil can be detected on the breath and in the blood stream!
How do Essential oils work?
Aromatherapy represents one of the most ancient healing arts known to mankind. The aroma of an essential oil is sensed by the olfactory nerve, located in the back of the nose and carried to the brain where it has it's effect. By incorporating 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils into your daily routine, you can enjoy the natural health benefits of essential oils.
How do you use Essential oils?
Aromatherapeutically- Pure, therapeutic grade essential oils can be diffused or inhaled in a number of ways: in an essential oil diffuser in your home or office, in an oil warmer (be sure to also add soy wax as a base so the oils don't burn out too quickly), you can add a few drops to a diffuser necklace, or simply inhale right from the bottle- taking deep breaths through your nose.
Topically- Some essential oils can be applied "neat" to the skin (meaning you can apply it directly to the skin without diluting it/ such as lavender and tea tree) however, most essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil (such as/but not limited to: Jojoba oil, coconut oil or grapeseed oil) Once diluted, essential oils are most effective when applied to the feet and lower back (and chest for some) as there are a lot of nerve endings in those areas that carry the oils through the body for full effect. Diluted essential can also be applied directly to skin conditions *we recommend doing a patch test; (especially when applying essential oils "neat" to skin, and on those with skin sensitivities) to do this, simply apply 1 drop to the inside of your wrist or forearm and cover with a band aid, check it after a few hours; this will help you determine if an oil is right for you and your skin type)
What is so special about an essential oil blend?
Synergy is the reason we create essential oil blends. When something has achieved synergy- it has become greater than its parts. As specific, complimentary essential oils merge into a blend, their actions are enhanced. Working in unison, the oils create a more powerful effect.
Here is some information about some of the essential oils we carry:
DISCLAIMER: The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or prescribe.