Essential oils are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils present in plants. Getting essential oils from plants is done with a process called distillation, most commonly distillation by steam or water, where many parts of the plants are being used, including the plant roots, leaves, stems, flowers, or bark. After distillation, the outcome is a highly concentrated portion also known as essential oil, which will have the characteristic fragrance and properties of the plant from which it was extracted. It contains the true essence of the plant it came from including the smell, the plant’s healing properties and other characteristics.
Essential oils are not the same as perfume or fragrance oils, which are also called aromatic oils or aroma oils. Perfume oils are artificially created in a chemist’s lab, while essential oils are a product of nature.
Essential oils vary greatly in quality and price depending on the rarity of the plant being used and its growing conditions. Prices also depend on the country of origin of the plant, the quality of the essential oil produced, processes and procedures used in the manufacturer of the essential oils.
Some key benefits of essential oils are :
- Balance hormones
- Boost immunity and fighting infections
- Support digestion
- Boost energy levels
- Improve brain function
- Reduce emotional stress and anxiety
- Alleviate aches and pains
- Improves skin and hair health
- Reduce toxicity
- Relieves headaches and migraines
- Promotes restful sleep
Essential Oils can also be mixed together creating blends that can achieve a certain purpose, such as enhancing concentration, improving sleep, reducing aches and pains, etc.
Essential oils and blends can be used as follows :
- In a diffuser
- In baths
- Applied to napkins and pillows
- Applied to pulse points (behind the ears, wrist, behind the knees and back of ankle) on the body
We have pure essential oil blends that can help with a variety of issues. Details for the same can be found here.
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