Essential Oils Overview

What is an essential oil?

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.

What can essential oils help with?

Why is there such a variation in oils?

It takes a huge amount of plant material to yield even a small amount of essential oil. For example, 4,000 pounds of Bulgarian roses are needed to create just one pound of oil xxx. This is why some essential oils are particularly expensive.

Facts About Essential Oils

Essential oils are lipid soluble, allowing them to pass through cell walls.

Essential oils can start working in as little as 20 minutes’ time. 

In the plant kingdom, there are more than 250,000 different plants species. Of those, there are about 450 species that produce useable essential oils.

Less than one percent of all species of plants produce essential oils.

The study of herbs can be dated as far back as 3500 B.C.

Just 125-140 of the 450 essential oils can be used in Therapeutic Aromatherapy. Many of the others are used in perfumery and other industries.

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