Essential oils are the “life blood” of the plant also known as essences (from the essence or ‘spirit’ of the plant). They are highly concentrated plant extracts. To put the potency of essential oils into perspective it takes the petals of 30 roses to make 1 drop of oil. These oils are to be respected and a working knowledge of how to use them safely is vital to the safe use and beneficial outcomes of using these oils. Essential oils can be distilled from many parts of a plant: stems, branches, fruits, flowers, seeds, roots, bark, needles, and leaves. They contain healing nutrients and oxygenating molecules. Essential oils are anti-oxidants,.
There are many ways to accelerate the way our bodies detoxify and using essential oils is one of them. We eliminate toxins through our digestive, urinary, integumentary (skin), circulatory, respiratory, and lymphatic systems. So what are these toxins? Well, they are by products of food, natural toxins we encounter in the environment, excess stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, air and water pollutants and chemical toxins we put on our skin. Essential oils are powerful forms of natural plant medicine. They protect the plant from infection and environmental damage. Essential oils are anti-oxidants, support the immune system, encourage the process of phagocytosis and have high vibrational frequencies. Essential oils work not only on the physical.