What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are extracted from plants and herbs and have been used since biblical times for the healing and wellbeing properties they are believed to possess. The term ‘essential oil’ comes from the original name ‘quintessential oil’. the Aristotelian idea of a fifth element and they are believed to be the ‘life force’ of the plant.
Essential oils are a highly aromatic, complex mixture of molecules from within the plant. They are constantly changing their composition, helping the plant to adapt to the ever-changing internal and external environment.
In Aromatherapy we use Essential Oils to help both the body and mind. The complex structures of the oils can be absorbed through the skin or the airways and can have an infinite number of benefits.
How Are Essential Oils Used?
Essential Oils can be used individually or blended together to create specific recipes that support minor ailments or emotional states.
They can be used for a host of minor ailments such as colds and flu, arthritis, hormonal imbalance, skin conditions, body functions, digestion, respiratory conditions and many others.
They are also commonly used in Aromatherapy to fight stress and fatigue, anxiety and low mood as well as other emotional conditions.