Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments. The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In ancient time, Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oils and then filtering the oils through a linen bag.
You can access the power of essential oils many ways, but the most common practices include aromatic diffusion, topical application and dietary consumption. These methods bring the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals to your home, family, and life.
Modern lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels.
There are many grades of essential oils and now “everyone” is on the bandwagon selling them. There are no regulations so any company can say they are PURE oils. Doing your research and reading labels is so important as you are putting these on your skin which is the largest organ of the body. Not all oils are the same. Do you know where their farms are? Can you visit the farms to see how the oils are distilled? Most brands are only 5% oil and the rest of the bottle are filled with synthetics and fillers. Know what you’re using. Therapeutic grade oils are the only ones that you should be putting on your body or ingesting.
There are many uses for each essential oil.
Here are a few common uses:
Lavender: Diffuse for a relaxing aroma, add to lotion to smooth the appearance of healthy skin.
Thanks to Noreen Peterson with Young Living Essential Oils for this incredible information and knowledge.