Essential Oils in clear glass bottle next to lavender blooms

Essential Oils

May 22, 2019 - Comment

Bringing mood enhancing aromas into our homes can improve our ability to recharge, and help deter depression. Aromatherapy has been shown to stimulate our brain leaving us more focused and even energized.

Essential oils may be used for more than Aromatherapy.

Improved health benefits may be experienced when used topically or when ingested.

Chances are you will see a social media post about essential oils most days while trolling your favorite internet sites. Essential oils have become increasingly popular and for good reason.

To be honest, many people when they first see them consider them as air fresheners disguised as decoration. Turns out, these displays are designed to slowly infuse the surrounding air, arousing our senses.

If you’re just now learning about essential oils, you’re probably wondering how these fragrances are good for your health and why the bottles are so small

Essence of Essential Oils

An essential oil diffuser like this one is used for aromatherapy
Aromatherapy Diffuser

There is a reason why spas include aromatic oils into patient treatments. Each oils’ unique properties are therapeutic and healing. Properties that affect the way we perceive the world around us.

There are a great many things we are unable to have control of in our day to day life. We can control to a large degree the way we live. We chose to organize our homes and make our living space clean. There is a refreshing psychological effect when our things are in neatly in place.

Bringing mood enhancing aromas into our homes can improve our ability to recharge, and help deter depression. Aromatherapy has been shown to stimulate our brain leaving us more focused and even energized.

Aromatherapy

Essential oils may be used for more than Aromatherapy. Improved health benefits may be experienced when used topically or when ingested.

Some essential oils promoting wellness should be applied topically resulting in the alleviation of headaches, loosening of overworked muscles, treating dry skin, reducing stress, improving sleep and more.

Other essential oils may be used internally. Some common uses are to boost the immune system, improving respiratory and cardiovascular health. Other uses include treating indigestion, supplying antioxidants, and calming nervousness.

Spend some time investigating the uses of specific oils and recommended methods of use to get the most benefit.

Aromas Entice and Motivate

Any fine restaurant manager knows one key to keep patrons returning is to serve aromatic dishes that entice their customers when as soon as they step in the door.

Essential oils are used much like a chef uses spices to entice our appetite. When dinner is finished, we’re left contented, having satisfying flavors lingering on our palate.

Dishes from many cultures start with vegetables and a small amount of cooking oil. One common combination of chopped onion, carrot and celery (the French, call this vegetable mixture mirepoix.)

Once heated, fragrances from the dish fill the air with aroma and build in intensity as each new ingredient is added until the dish is ready to be served. By then you’re starving!

Aromatherapy fills the air with aromas similar to a way cooking fills the air with enticing scents
Aromatherapy can lead us to engage in healthier activities and healthier cooking

Essential Oils – Not just fragrances that help us feel revitalized.

Some may be applied topically or even taken internally for remarkable health benefits.

It’s hard to ignore the scents of food cooking when we’re hungry. Aromatherapy reminds us of our lifestyle choices and can motivate us to exercise and eat healthy foods.

Essential Oils – Not just fragrances that help us feel revitalized. Some may be applied topically or even taken internally for remarkable health benefits.

Lifestyle Choices

Woman stretching on yoga mat

You’ve probably noticed that people you know you use aromatherapy are more choosy about the things they eat. Essential oils are just one part of a healthy living lifestyle.

Aromatherapy can help energize us and promotes our ability to exercise and engage in healthy activities.

Spend some time educating yourself about how the things around us affect our lifestyle and you’ll be glad you did.

How Essential Oils Are Harvested

Essential oils are sold in a highly pure form. Some oils are carefully extracted through distilling processes.

One method uses steam distillation. Another method to extract plant essence involves the use of solvents to dissolve the oils later to be purified.

Some manufacturers glean essential oils through the use of pressurized carbon dioxide. It’s been suggested that CO2 extraction provides a more complete essence.

Each of these processes requires significant amounts of plant material to produce a small amount of essence. In each case the solution must then be purified leaving only pure oil.

Many manufacturers routinely submit their oils for third-party testing to verify the highest quality and purity.

Lavender Plant

Harvesting essential oils requires significant amounts of plant material to produce a small amount of essence. Thankfully, a small amount provides remarkable benefit when used properly.

Pure Essence

 

The highest quality oils may need to be- diluted using carrier oils. Carrier oils allow us to reduce the concentration of oils for topical use without sacrificing the effectiveness of the solution. Thankfully, a small amount provides remarkable benefit when used properly.

Topical and Ingested Uses

Essential oils have been used in Asia for centuries to effectively cure a great many ailments. Essential oils have been used in Asia for centuries to effectively cure a great many ailments.

Conditions that may be treated using essential oils or synergies are:

  • Illness prevention by building the immune system
  • Treating memory loss
  • Reducing pain and inflammation
  • Curing headaches 
  • Treating nausea
  • Promoting restful sleep
  • Remedy for indigestion
  • Used to treat depression
  • Curb eating disorders

Whether you’re new to the idea of using essential oils or a regular user, be sure to stay up to date on proper usage techniques and use brands that have been properly recommended.

We found repeated warnings against the use of essential oils on pets and infants. Be sure to do a little homework to get the best results.

More Beneficial Oils

Ten Oils critically beneficial for Skin Care

Your skin is your largest organ insulating you from temperature extremes, wind, water UV rays from the sun.

Taking care of your skin is critical to your overall health. Using oils such as coconut, avocado and sesame seed oils will keep your skin healthy and significantly aid your skin to heal when damaged.

https://rcdiscountstoday.com/benefits-of-carrier-oils

Read more about the healing properties of these 10 oils

Using these oils regularly can help prevent damage before it occurs.

Coconut Oil
Avocado Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil
Argan Oil
Jojoba Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Rosehips Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Tamanu Oil (Foraha)

Infuse your skin with vitamins A, D and E, potassium, magnesium, and calcium essential to overall skin care.

These oils are found in many over the counter skin care products are called carrier oils when used as a dilution agent for essential oils.

Carrier oils allow essential oils and other nutrients to be evenly spread over large topical areas.

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