What Are Essential Oils?

We are going to jump right in with some basic education posts because we love this stuff!  We are all about sharing what we know and our personal experiences with essential oils.  And really, education is key to using essential oils both safely and effectively. If there is something you have been wondering about, or a topic you would like us to cover, please leave us a comment!  If you want to know more about the brand of oils we have decided to use in our homes, please contact us HERE.

 

An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant.Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.   Essential oils, contrary to the use of the word "oil" are not really oily-feeling at all. Most essential oils are clear, but some oils such as patchouli, orange and lemongrass are amber or yellow in color.

Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. Essential oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Want to learn how to use essential oils? CONTACT US or REQUEST A CLASS.