What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are organic compounds extracted from plants that have therapeutic properties. They can be found in the plant’s flower, bark, leaves, fruit, stems, + roots. The chemistry is extremely complex and consists of hundreds of unique chemical compounds. This is what gives each oil unique attributes + characteristics.
They are the lifeblood of the plant, they protect the plant from disease, provide nutrients, and help fight off anything it doesn’t want. They keep the plant healthy and functioning at its best. So they work much the same way in your body! When you apply them topically, the essential oil constituents fill any gaps where your body has a need. Very cool, huh?
Essential Oils are composed of teeny tiny molecules that are so small they can pass through our tissues and go directly into our cells. Our body systems are super effective and can transport these molecules throughout our body in minutes.
Within 20 seconds the oil has reached your brain, by 2 minutes the oil can be found in your blood stream, and by 20 minutes the oil can be found in every cell of your body.
How to use Essential Oils:
Topically - use a carrier oil to directly apply the eo onto your skin to be absorbed.
Aromatically - by inhaling the oil from the bottle or your hand, or using a diffuser to distribute the oil into the air.
Internally - by drinking or eating the essential oil, use caution with this method and only use pure essential oils.
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*Disclaimer: We are not doctors, we cannot heal you, we are just a bunch of hippies. If you are seeking medical advice please visit a licensed healthcare professional.*