What are Essential Oils

 

The cultivation of health and wellness seeking joy in life is the story of essential oils.

Plant symbiosis taught our ancestors how to use plants together from the cooking pot to the healers basket. Formulaic explorations of the elements with plants has lead evolving technologies from alchemy to chemistry to industry. For centuries essential oils have been highly prized for their abundant attributes to culture.

Essential Oils are created by feeding steam through a “charge” of enclosed organic matter. The aromatic vapor flash cools, condensing to liquid form which contains the pure plant chemistry known as essential oil.

Scientific studies show that common chemical compounds found in many essential oils can be used for therapeutic applications and household needs. Essential oils can contain up to 50,000 chemo-types of which only a few hundred can be isolated and analyzed. Some natural chemical types occurring in our essential oils include: Phellandrene, Camphor, alpha/beta Pinene, Camphene, b-Myrcene, Bornyl acetate, Terpinene, Limonene, Sabinene, and p-Cymene.

Traditional Uses

  • Colds, sore muscles, cuts, bites, stings, bruises, immune enhancement, internal/external infections.
  • Calming, relaxing, uplifting, energizing, visualizing, dreaming, mental clarity, nature enhancement, creates sensitivity.
  • Anti-septic/bacterial/viral/fungal/spasmodic or analgesic treatment; central nervous stimulation; and bone loss prevention.

May be applied directly to skin in most cases, 1-3 drops to afflicted area, or use tonically as perfume. Do not over do! Diffuse via steam or gentle heat, dilute 15-20 drops per ounce of carrier oil for slow absorption and extended use. Consult your midwife if pregnant or for infants. Handle carefully with children, elders and pets. Use with Wisdom & Intention.

External use only!