Essential Oils are Making a Comeback
Essential Oils are organic compounds derived from plants. They are naturally occurring volatile aromatic compounds that produce scent in various plant life. For example, when you squeeze a lemon and the scent fills the area, that is because the essential oils in the lemon have been released and diffused into the air. From the air, the molecules enter the respiratory system and bloodstream, making them perfect for medicinal uses. Think of them as a plant’s very essence in a concentrated form; that is the idea of an essential oil.
The difference between inhaling and ingesting is simple and drastic. The effects of inhalation take effect almost immediately whereas ingested compounds take longer to process.
The inhalation of lavender essential oil can provide the same relief from a headache that synthetic painkillers provide.
Essential oils can also be applied directly to the skin. This can be done both alone and form of creams or salves. The skin easily absorbs the compounds and the benefits come almost instantly.
Essential oils have been utilized for thousands of years for their unique health benefits. Physical, mental, and spiritual issues can all be aided through the introduction of essential oils. There are many different types of essential oils, and different oils have different properties.
Essential oils have historically been found in the possession of royalty. Essential oils were found in King Tut’s tomb. Two of three gifts to the infant Jesus were essential oils; frankincense and myrrh. If they are deemed worthy to be the Son of God’s first material possessions, essential oils must clearly be something of value.
How can they be used today?
In today’s technological age, a large variety of companies are able to produce essential oils. However, one should only use the finest quality essential oils. Lower-grade oils are likely to be synthetic and toxic. You can find a variety of high-quality essential oils at a local health store, or at supermarkets like Whole Foods.
The easiest way to obtain benefits from an essential oil is to use a diffuser.
They range in price from less than ten dollars to over five hundred dollars. I bought the cheapest one and it works wonderfully. You can find diffusers at Whole foods as well as HomeGoods and TJMaxx.