~ WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS ~
Essential oils are the subtle, aromatic, and volatile liquids extracted through distillation from a single botanical source (flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark, and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees), the part of the plant yielding the maximum amount of essential oil.
Essential oils represent the soul of a plant. As such they are highly concentrated, a drop or two can produce significant results. These precious plant distillates are active nutrient resources within a plant and act like blood to protect it from bacterial and viral infections, cleansing breaks in its tissue and delivering oxygen and nutrients to its cells.
Aromatic essential oils enhance your life force energies, or Prana, as they are the pranic life force of the plant. It is by inhaling their aromatic essence or through their application on your body by various methods that your own life force energies are enhanced and restored.
What is Aromatherapy?Aromatherapy means to treat with aroma through inhalation. The true practice of aromatherapy is a wedding of both science and art in the use of pure plant essential oils to enhance one’s physical, mental and emotional well-being and health.
Essential oils are highly aromatic and therefore, many of their benefits can be obtained simply by inhaling their aromatic scent.
It is well known that aroma reaches and influences the deepest human instincts. When essential oils are diffused and inhaled, aromatherapy not only delivers the calming benefits of fragrance, it also delivers the many health benefits unique to essential oils.
Essential oils penetrate.The penetrating characteristic of essential oils greatly enhances their ability to be effective. Essential oils can be diluted in a carrier oil for safe application to the skin. They can penetrate through skin tissue to effectively relieve pain and promote healing, or through a toe nail to treat fungus underneath.
The use of plants and herbs is the oldest form of healing diseaseand pain, and the medicinal properties of plants have been recorded in the oldest writings in history, in myth, and folklore. According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before Christ to heal the sick.
In ancient times they were considered more valuable than gold. There are numerous references to oils in the Bible, yet only now is science beginning to investigate the incredible healing substances found in essential oils.
Virtually everything used today in modern drugs can be traced back to a botanical extract. Hippocrates said that there is a remedy for everything to be found in Nature.
Aromatherapy is Nature’s Medicine in its purest and most essential form. Aromatic Oils are the very soul of a plant. Even a drop or two can produce significant results for your body, mind and spirit. Properly administered essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.