Essential Oils 101

What Are Essential Oils?

   If you have  ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic  qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile  aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers,  and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection  against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In  addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully  fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food  preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Essential  oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness  applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex  blends in one of three methods:

    

Aromatic

Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very  stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing  essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

    

Topical

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

    

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising  when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health.  Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic  benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the  positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

That’s why  you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable  of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are  choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.

   

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