Essential oils, or aromatic oils as they were once called, have been used by many cultures around the world for nearly 6,000 years. Essential oils were also commonly used for spiritual, therapeutic, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes.
They are extracted from leaves, stalks, bark, rind or roots of plants before being mixed with other substances to be used in the process of aromatherapy – something which dates back to ancient civilizations including Rome, Egypt, China, India, Persia, Greece and Europe.
Essential Oils are a key part of the aromatherapy process. Extracted from different parts of the plant they are then used in a variety of ways to assist with a number of ailments and aid with well-being.
Essential oils are convenient, quick and easy to use. You can wear them during the day, diffuse them in your home or work place, or simply keep them in your pocket. Essential oils can be used in massage, and to enhance meditation and concentration. There are many benefits to using essential oils.
They support healthy body functions such as healthy immune system function.
Essential oils benefits include that they can penetrate the skin and affect the emotional center. Oils cross the brain-blood barrier and reach the amygdala and other limbic parts of the brain that control our mood, emotions and beliefs. So they can help us with our ability to handle stress, anger or any other emotion.
Essential oils soothe muscle discomfort after exercise.
Essential oils support a healthy immune system, healthy skin, healthy digestive system and more.
Essential oils benefits include animals. Horses and dogs in particular respond very well to essential oils. While there are some limitations with cats, they can be used for cats as well.
Essential oil benefits include green household products. Most oils when used correctly and diluted are non-toxic and promote wellness.
Did you know that oils have multiple properties? Yes, they are “heterogenetic”. This means that they can have mulitlpe properties. Calming and grounding for instance.
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