WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
So we've all heard someone mention an essential oil before...but what the heck IS it?! Chances are you have come into contact with essential oils throughout your life, you just didn't know it. When you rub the needles of a pine tree together and bring your fingers to your nose, or when you peel an orange and notice that the smell lingers on your skin, you are experiencing the power of essential oils.
An essential oil is simply 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. They give plants their distinctive smells, protect plants from environmental threats, and play an important role in plant pollination. Contrary to the use of the word "oil," pure essential oils are not oily-feeling at all. Most essential oils are clear, but some oils can be amber, yellow, or even blue in color. Essential oils have been used by humans for centuries for food preparation, beauty treatments and products, spiritual practices, and health care.
Essential oils can be used for a wide variety of benefits including health and physical wellness, emotional aromatherapy, and natural cleaning and beauty products. They can be used individually, or in special blends formulated for specific needs. The power of essential oils is founded in research and is an increasingly popular topic in many scientific arenas today. It is important, however, to know that not all oils are created equally. There are many grades of essential oils, ranging from perfume grade found in most cleaning and body products, to Certified Pure Therapeutic grade found in those produced by doTERRA, the world's leading essential oil company. Want to learn how to use essential oils? Click HERE to learn more, or CONTACT US.