A Little Background

A Little Background

First a little back ground on essential oils in general.  Essential oils have been used medicinally for thousands of years.  It just makes sense to use them to defend your family’s wellness and this course explores several ways you can do so.

Essential oils are aromatic, potent, highly concentrated botanical extracts that can be found in flowers, trees, roots, leaves, fruits, seeds, etc. Basically the essence or lifeblood of the plant. They contain the natural smell and characteristics of the plant. They typically contain many healing and medicinal properties, and are regenerating, immune supporting, and increase the body’s natural capacity for wellness. EOs can also calm the mind, lift the spirit, energize or relax.

Essential oils are much more concentrated than dried herbs because of the distillation process. It takes many (sometimes hundreds) of pounds of plant materials to make even an ounce of essential oil. For example, it takes roughly 75 lemons to make a 15 ml bottle of lemon essential oil! This explains why the prices of essential oils vary so much because the price (and quality) of the plants used to make each oil is different. Unlike vegetable oils that can become rancid, pure essential oils do not become rancid. If you store them in dark bottles at room temperature with caps on, they should last a long, long time.

You can use them in many ways to enhance your health and support your immune system. The 3 main ways to use oils are:
1) Topically – applying directly to skin (use a carrier oil if your essential oil needs diluting)
2) Aromatically – inhaling, diffusing, etc.
3) Internally – taking internally via capsule, in water, or directly on your tongue

EO Safety

Now let’s get started…click below to return to the main screen and start exploring all the different ways you can use them!

If you are interested in more detailed information on using essential oils, comment below and I will let you know when my next Introduction to Essential Oils class will be held.  My online classes are always free. :)

 
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