What are Essential Oils?

Hey there! I'm so excited that you have taken the first step in learning more about essential oils for health and wellness. Let's get started with this introductory video.

What are essential oils?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you've experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

How do I use essential oils?

Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

Aromatic

Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also purify the air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens.

Topical

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

Internal

Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family's health. Whether you're applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive, healthful effects of essential oils are boundless.

That's why you want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You'll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.

Q&A time!

Now that you have watched the video and read a bit on what essential oils are and how to use them, you probably have even MORE questions! Which is great, because I love answering questions for those who are new to essential oils. Leave a comment below with any questions you have, and look for the next email arriving in your inbox tomorrow!