"What are essential oils, anyway?"
That's a question I'll often get from those who are new to essential oils.
The simple answer is this. . .
Essential oils are the "life-blood" of the plant.
All plants -- whether they be shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, or even seeds -- contain aromatic essences. These essences in the plant function as blood does in your body. This means they are particularly designed to cleanse, protect, oxygenate, nourish, and heal.
Essential oils are different than fatty oils. While fatty oils are only needed until a new plant is able to produce its own food, essential oils are "essential" to the ongoing life of the plant.
Because of their unique properties, essential oils are not only vital to plant life, they also contribute to the well-being of humans. This is why essential oils have been used medicinally all through history to kill viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
Not all essential oils are the same due to the fact that plants vary in their makeup. This means that certain oils are preferred over others for addressing particular problems.
Also, commercially available essential oils differ because they are produced for specific purposes. There are essential oils that are food-grade, some that are fragrance-grade, and others that are therapeutic-grade.
Therapeutic-grade oils have the highest standards, and are the focus of this website.
This site has been specially prepared to help you learn how you can use therapeutic essential oils for the benefit of your household.
Now that you have learned what essential oils are, you might enjoy learning how essential oils work.