Essential Oils. The Golden Liquid from Nature
Have you ever known anything to possess such variety of unique scents, potency and power throughout the ages of time to this very day?
From their scents to their multi-uses and benefits, seems like essential oils are everywhere in almost everything:
- hair care products
- skin and body care products
- food preparations
- healthcare practices
even your cleaning products
Nature is quite intriguing and since essential oils is also an element of nature, it would be especially relevant to find out what they're about and where they come from.
What Are Essential Oils?
Perhaps you've taken the peel of an orange or lemon and squeezed it to find a sort of liquid on your fingers. Yep. That's essential oil in its purest organic form.
Essential oils contain the true essence of the various parts of its plant source which it was derived from:
- unique aromatic (scent) compounds
highly concentrated natural constituents
A natural liquid oil compound extracted from the plant's flowers, leaves, bark, roots, zest of fruits, resins, berries, peels, stems, grasses, petals, woods, seeds or any other element of a plant you can think of.
A lot huh?!?
Benefits and Uses
They are the very healing power of their plant sources. Essential oils are really quite remarkable. You could say they are the doctors and nurses of nature.
In addition to containing more than 100 different chemical compounds, essential oils also possess properties that are:
As a result, these healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity.
Most of all they act as natural medicines when used correctly.
Due to them providing invaluable psychological and physical therapeutic benefits they, therefore, bring emotional and physical well-being to a person with little to no side effects.
Contrary to the use of the word "oil", they are not really oily feeling at all.
While most essential oils are clear they do vary in colour, like amber or yellow or even a super dark green such as Oakmoss.