What are essential oils?
‘You could say that Essential oils are an extension of the earth’s and sun’s powers. Plants take in the light of the sun and minerals of the earth and transform them into healing medicines – nature’s medicines – Essential Oils’
Essential oils are the often referred to as plant blood. They are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree and just one drop can have powerful health benefits.
They are typically created through the process of distillation which separates the oil and water based compounds of a plant by steaming. Essential oils are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. By concentrating the oils of these plants you are literally separating the most powerful healing compounds of a plant into a single oil.
Essential oils are composed of very small molecules that can penetrate your cells, and some compounds in essential oils can even cross the blood-brain barrier. They differ from fatty oils (like those in vegetables or nuts) that come from large molecules because they cannot penetrate your cells so they are not therapeutic in the same manner.
Next we’ll talk about all the ways you can use these amazing gifts from nature 🌱