Alternative Health

Essential Oils 101

I think we all have experienced the positive effect of a scent!!

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years,  from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use.

An essential oil is called a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants.   

What is a volatile aromatic compound?  These compounds are small organic molecules that tend to change quickly from their solid or liquid state to a gas at room temperature. They are called volatile because they change state quickly.  

These aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.

There are over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds that have been identified. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families, and from species to species.

Some of the uses of essential oils and blends for diffusion, soothing baths, massage, inhalation, or topical application.

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.

Each essential oils complex, pleasant, and unique scent can trigger emotions and memories. Then in turn they can inspire a positive emotional state!

I look forward to exploring different uses & types of oils and sharing them!!

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