What are Essential Oils?

WHAT THE HECK ARE ESSENTIAL OILS ANYWAY?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a blooming flower, the zest of a lemon, or a mint leaf rubbed between your fingers, then you have 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. They give plants their distinctive smells and essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.

Essential oils are extracted from the plants with careful and skilled distillation processes. If not done properly, the constituents of the essential oil are damaged and the quality is gone. Once the essential oil is extracted, it should go straight to the company for quality control testing, middlemen only increase chances of substandard essential oils.

 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 holistic health care practices. Now that scientific research has validated their benefits, more and more people are enjoying the profound health benefits essential oils provide safely and cost effectively!

Essential oils can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit a powerful emotional response!

 

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