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What is an Essential Oil?

Benefits of essential oils?

What's all the fuss about oils?

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both
beautifully and powerfully fragrant. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.

Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile aromatic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin.

Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their aromatic and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends toward more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications.
There are many actions that essential oils can create within the body.
Each individual essential oil possesses its own unique variety of therapeutic abilities.
These may include, among a multitude of others, properties such as supporting a healthy inflammatory response,  relieving occasional muscle and joint discomfort, cleansing and purifying action, digestive support, cellular detoxification, healthy respiratory functions and so much more...
The use of essential oils in today’s world is commonly referred to as Aromatherapy — a new name for a centuries-old practice that blends the
science of scent and the essence of pure plant life to promote health, healing, beauty and vitality.

What’s the difference between perfumes and essential oils?

Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant they were derived from. It is important to be crystal clear here in distinguishing that perfume oils, also known as fragrance oils or “fragrances”, are not the same as essential oils. Perfume oils and fragrances contain unnatural
chemicals and do not provide the therapeutic benefits of pure essential oils. As a matter of fact, many fragrances or perfume extenders can
actually be toxic to the body, particularly to chemically sensitive people!


Is it safe to use essential oils?


The beautiful thing about the use of essential oils is that they can be used safely without any secondary stresses to the body as often occurs from pain relievers, or other over-the-counter medications.
Science is now beginning to confirm what the ancients knew so well — essential oils, the pure “essence” of a plant, provide both psychological and physical benefits when used properly and with wisdom.

Remember, essential oils are not magic potions (even though it sometimes seems as if they really are). Be patient. Essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis. It is through steady, consistent use that the oils have the best effect. Follow the suggested protocols, but don’t be afraid to try and experiment with different options. Our bodies react differently and it takes using and getting familiar with the oils and resources to be able to find the best solution. Each oil has many different uses and each problem has many different solutions.

Essential Oils & Emotions

  • Arborvitae - The Oil of Divine Grace
  • Basil- The Oil of Renewal
  • Bergamot- The Oil of Self-Acceptance
  • Birch-The Oil of Support
  • Black Pepper- The Oil of Unmasking
  • ​Cassia- The Oil of Self-Assurance
  • Cedarwood- The Oil of Community
  • Cilantro- The Oil of Releasing Control
  • Cinnamon- The Oil of Sexual Harmony
  • Clary Sage- The Oil of Clarity and Vision
  • Clove- The Oil of Boundaries
  • Coriander- The Oil of Loyalty
  • Cypress- The Oil of Motion and Flow
  • Eucalyptus- The Oil of Wellness
  • Fennel- The Oil of Responsibility
  • Frankincense- The Oil of Truth
  • Geranium- The Oil of Love and Trust
  • Ginger- The Oil of Empowerment
  • Grapefruit- The Oil of Honoring the Body
  • Helichrysum- The Oil for Pain
  • Juniper Berry- The Oil of Night
  • Lavender- The Oil of Communication
  • Lemon- The Oil of Focus
  • Lemongrass- The Oil of Cleansing
  • Lime- The Oil of Zest for Life
  • Marjoram- The Oil of Connection
  • Melaleuca- The Oil of Energetic Boundaries
  • Melissa- The Oil of Light
  • Myrrh- The Oil of Mother Earth
  • Oregano- The Oil of Humility and Non-Attachment
  • Patchouli- The Oil of Physicality
  • Peppermint- The Oil of a Buoyant Heart
  • Roman Chamomile- The Oil of Spiritual Purpose
  • Rose- The Oil of Divine Love
  • Rosemary- The Oil of Knowledge and Transition
  • Sandalwood- The Oil of Sacred Devotion
  • Tangerine- The Oil of Cheer and Creativity
  • Thyme- The Oil of Releasing and Forgiving
  • Vetiver- The Oil of Centering and Descent
  • White Fir- The Oil of Generational Healing
  • Wild Orange- The Oil of Abundance
  • Wintergreen- The Oil of Surrender
  • Ylang Ylang- The Oil of the Inner Child
Essential Oils play a powerful role in Emotional Healing.  We all hold Unresolved Feelings of pain and hurt which may need to be brought to the surface for Transformation and Healing. 
Photosensitivity
Citrus oils can cause photosensitivity so we don’t recommend using them if you plan on being in direct sunlight after topical application.

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Safety
The beautiful thing about the use of essential oils is that they can be used safely without any secondary stresses to the body as often occurs from pain relievers, or other over-the-counter medications.
Science is now beginning to confirm what the ancients knew so well — essential oils, the pure “essence” of a plant, provide both psychological and physical benefits when used properly and with wisdom. More on Oil Safety HERE !

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