Essential oils are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees through water or steam distillation. Depending on the plant, the essential oil is stored in specialized oil or resin cells, glandular hairs, cells or scales which have pockets or tiny reservoirs for storage. It represents the soul of the plant, which is ready to help and to serve us. Each oil has its own medicinal and other useful properties. People are recognising the benefits of pure essential oils and their use is becoming
It takes a great deal of work to produce a single drop of essential oil. One hundred kilos lavender blossoms are required to produce three kilos of lavender essential oil. An average essential oil contains one hundred different components, mostly terpenes, alcohols, esters, aldehydes, ketones and phenols. But 100% essential oil does not contain even a single fatty acid. We cannot create perfect artificial essential oil, because there is more to an essential oil than its aroma. Therefore we can use only 100% pure and natural essential oils.
Your chosen oil can be inhaled or applied to the skin using compresses, sprays, baths, or by massaging them into the skin. Whether you use an essential oil to elevate your mood, to relive a burn or combat any other symptom, it’s important to remember that most essential oils cannot be applied directly to the skin without being diluted properly. When correctly prepared, essential oils can be used to treat conditions from a headache to arthritis, to help meditation or as a pick me up.