What Is An Essential Oil?
The aroma of a flower, the smell of an orange or the scent of a cinnamon tree all serve specific purposes vital to the plant’s survival.
These scents are actually volatile aromatic organic molecules that serve a variety of protective, reproductive and regenerative purposes for the plant. These compounds help repel unfriendly pests, attract friendly herbivores and insects and even help the plant heal from physical infections and injuries.
From the petals of a flower, the leaves of a plant, the rind of a fruit or to the resin of a tree these volatile aromatic compounds are all around us.
Distilled directly from the where the plant grows, essential oils are multifaceted agents that have seemingly endless applications to our health and can be use both aromatically and topically.
Essential oils have so many uses, and they are incredibly therapeutic. They work on the body’s limbic system which is the system that makes us ‘feel’. They can be uplifting, soothing, they can help us focus, providing a myriad of different emotional and spiritual uses.
Apart from that you can use it in skin care, DIY skin care, cleaning products, perfumes and the list goes on.