What Is An Essential Oil?

What Is An Essential Oil?

Essential Oils are the volatile oils of a plant, meaning they will evaporate, unlike a fatty oil. Essential oils are extracted from trees, shrubs, flowers and stems and seeds.

Sometimes they are called the “life force” of the plant. Essential oils don’t have a shelf life. They last a long, long time.

what is an essential oil

They are the purest, most potent form of an herb.

Essential Oils are nothing new. Historically, essential oils are the oldest known form of medicine, dating back to 4500 BC.  They have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties.


They are primarily extracted through careful steam distillation, but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.  They are amazing bottles of goodness – nature’s pure essence.

Properties of Essential Oils 

Essential Oils are helpful for supporting ALL body systems and can benefit the body in many ways:  enhance mood, support overall wellness and well-being, maintain healthy body systems, promote relaxation and much more.

Characteristics of Essential Oils

Essential oils can quickly penetrate the tissues of the skin

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

Essentail Oils contain many constituents, including sesquiterpenes which have the ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier.


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