Organic Essential Oils
Wonderfully Fragrant & Healing to Your Body!
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Organic essential oils are produced from seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully aromatic and powerfully healing.
These special oils have been used though out history in many cultures as additives to perfumes as well as for their therapeutic qualities.
The best organic oils are 100% pure steam distilled plant oils with wonderful rich fragrances and are free of carriers, dilutents and other artificial ingredients.
In order to make the finest organic oils available to the public the most discriminating vendors insist on knowing the location of the harvest, the methods used to extract the oils, a copy of data reports assuring the oils character and what type of material was used in the distillation process. Gas chromatography analysis is used to measure the integrity of the purest essential oils.
A few companies offer a line of certified organic essential oils. They must be free of pesticide and chemical residues, harvested and distilled in clean facilities and be from first distillations not second or third batches.
Here is a list of some of the most popular organic essential oils:
- Tea tree oil
- Lavender oil
- Peppermint oil
- Lemon oil
- Oregano oil
- Basil oil
- Eucalyptus oil
There are quite a number of essential oil blends available as well.
Essential Oils and Their Uses
Essential oils are used primarily in three different ways:
Aromatically - Disfused into the air you can enjoy the lively fragrance of essential oils. They also clean the air of odors and can add a calming and relaxing element to your surroundings.
Topically - Essential oils absorb into the skin and the blood stream quickly. Many essential oils or essential oil blends are used for body massage. They are normally blended with carrier oils. Organic essential oils can also be used to fight skin problems like acne, psoriasis and excema.
Internally - Not all essential oils can be used internally. Make sure you locate the food label on any essential oil you are considering taking internally. Research shows that several essential oils kill bad bacteria and even viruses.
Essential Oils Side Effects
Since essential oils are concentrated botanical compounds they need to be used carefully. Never use essential oils in your eyes or ear canals.
Be cautious about using essential oils in open wounds or cuts. If any redness or irritation occurs discontinue use. You should treat the affected area with coconut oil not water to disperse the oil.
Do not use essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing without the consent of your doctor or health professional.
Research on Essential Oils
There is a large body of anecdotal evidence describing the many benefits of essential oils. There is also a growing body of research on antibacterial essential oils and antiviral essential oils as well. Although there is not any conclusive scientific evidence of the health benefits of essential oils there have been a number of promising research studies completed.
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