So, what are essential oils and what are some essential oil uses?
Essential oils are mostly extracted by distillation, often by the use of steam. There are other processes such as expression, solvent extraction, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing. These essential oils are concentrated aroma compounds from plants used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other products, for flavoring food and drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.
Essential oils have been used medicinally throughout history. It’s more than just a nice scent, essential oils are powerful plant extracts that can lead you to a path of lifelong wellness. Steer clear of harmful chemicals, energize your life, get rid of the stress and negativity, and reclaim your natural radiance by using essential oils therapeutically.
The essential oils we use in our products come from natural plant-based sources such as nuts, herbs, fruits and vegetables.
Essential oils for the holiday season!
Ease into the hectic holiday season with the help of aromatherapy. The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit.
Boost your energy and increase your focus as you work to balance work, family and holiday fun. The use of peppermint essential oil has long been prized for this and so much more. You’ll find that peppermint oil also helps relieve headaches and indigestion.
Freshen your home with the scent of grapefruit essential oil. It’s the perfect solution when unexpected guests drop by for a visit. You may also find the grapefruit aroma, along with your company, help to lighten your mood.
Essential oils health benefits!
Use eucalyptus essential oil in the fight against colds and flu this winter. Just place a few drops into a diffuser on your desk at work, in your bedroom or family room.
The diffusers come in a wide array of shapes and sizes. Some use heat, ultrasonic vibrations, fans or wood wicks to disperse the essential oil fragrance throughout the room. Others allow the fragrance to seep through the porous portion of a diffuser pot and into the room.
Or use a eucalyptus essential oil eye mask to help relieve sinus pressure and sooth tired eyes. Just gently heat or cool the mask, cover your eyes and relax into a bit of relief.
End your day with relaxing lavender essential oil. It helps reduce anxiety, relieves headaches and improves sleep.
Encourage a good night’s sleep by tucking a lavender-filled sachet under your pillow. Or set a bundle of our organically grown dried lavender stems in the bathroom, bedroom or anywhere you want to enjoy the fragrance of a summer garden and a bit of relaxation.
When you incorporate some aromatherapy into your routine you’ll find yourself smiling and more relaxed. The boost in energy and reduced stress will help you navigate the many gatherings, rich food and busy schedules ahead. And consider giving the gift of essential oil aromatherapy to someone you love, so they too can enjoy improved harmony and health into the New Year.