Essential oils...just what are they?

Many years ago when I started to use essential oils I really just started to use them because I thought they smelled pretty. I basically just used lavender because it helped relax and calm people. Since I am a massage therapist, I felt that lavender would be a great addition to massages. A drop of lavender on the sheets to help calm and soothe my clients was beneficial. As I learned more about essential oils, my ability to target more symptoms and conditions seemed to become limitless.
With this ability to help on so many levels, I opted to learn more, seek out and provide education on essential oils so others can now have the opportunity to enhance their health and wellbeing using these beautiful oils.
So what is an essential oil? What are the benefits of oils? How does each oil work? Even though some people may view oils as a new trend, history shows that ancient civilizations used plants for things such as aromatherapy, personal care, religious ceremonies, beauty treatments, and food preparation. Why would they not be of use today? A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. Many of these plants contain compounds that typically can’t be seen with the naked eye—they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. These compounds are known as essential oils. They are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent. Also referred to as volatile aromatic compounds, essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects, and even play a part in plant pollination.
We can use these essential oils to help assist in many of our symptoms from our daily ailments.
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