The fragrance of a flower, smell of an orange, scent of a pine tree – if you have smelled any of these, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. What we perceive as scents or fragrances are actually volatile aromatic compounds, or tiny organic molecules located in the petals, leaves, rinds, resins, bark, etc. These compounds serve a variety of purposes for the plant; warding off pests, attracting friendly herbivores, helping heal from infection of injury, etc. There are over 3,000 identified aromatic compounds, each having its own unique chemical constituents that provide different aromas and benefits to the plants. The natural oils/compounds are extracted from the plants and distilled. They then become multifaceted agents that can be used aromatically, topically and internally. In order to insure that the oils provide you with the maximum amount of potency and beneficial properties, you have to maintain the delicate ratio of ALL the original aromatic constituents found in the oil. This can vary depending on, which part of the plant is harvested, time of the year the plant is harvested, the plant’s geographic location (where it is indigenous to), and method of distillation.
For that reason, it is SO vital your essential oils are coming from a trusted source that commits to providing unadulterated oils (no additives, synthetics, etc.), and adheres to the most strictest production protocols.
I utilize my essential oils throughout many aspects of my daily regime, and I don’t doubt their purity for a second.
If you are interested in learning more about essential oils and their health benefiting properties, get in touch today!