1. What is an essential oil?

1. What is an essential oil?

Essential oils are volatile substances derived from plants. These oils contain the plants natural smell as well as the characteristics of the plants.  Essential oils can be extracted from trees, shrubs, flowers, stems and seeds.

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Essential oils are nothing new. Historically they date back to 4500 BC and are one of the oldest known forms of health care.

Most essential oils are distilled with a very low pressure, very low heat, steam extraction.  Citrus oils are cold pressed from the rind and oils such as Frankincense and Myrrh are extracted by resin tapping.

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What is so amazing about essential oils?

Essential oils are helpful for supporting ALL body systems like skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive, inagumentary body systems as well as structure functions of the body.

When applied topically essential oils can penetrate tissues of the skin.

Essential Oils contain some of the most powerful antioxidants as determined by the ORAC at Tufts University.

Essential oils contain many constituents which contribute to optimal health, including sesquiterpines that are known to pass through the blood brain barrier.  This makes essential oils very quick to act on both the health of the brain, body and emotions.

 
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