Learn About Essential Oils
Essential oils are powerful tools that can support your family’s wellness in a world bombarded by quick-fix, synthetic solutions, that often contain harmful ingredients, to mimic the very properties that nature built into botanicals. With essential oils gaining more popularity, it's important to know and trust the source of your essential oils.
What is an essential oil? Volatile liquids and natural compounds found in plants, herbs, and trees that are extracted by careful steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping. Each essential oil contains hundreds of naturally occurring chemical constituents, many of which have been studied for their extensive benefits. This is what makes an oil so versatile!
These powerful, pure essential oils are not just a new fad or trend; they have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits, from beauty and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. You can use oils for aromatherapy, change the atmosphere and mood of any space, support a healthy body, add them to your beauty routine, enhance DIY recipes, and even clean with them! Every aspect of daily life can benefit from the incorporation of essential oils.
Three ways to use essential oils are aromatically, topically, and internally - QUALITY of the essential oil is important to note here. Each method benefits our body in different ways.
Essential oils are not created equally from brand to brand, and that's why knowing your source is so important. Some essential oil brands will mention they test their essential oils with one or two tests, and may mention having a "certified organic" certification. The essential oil brand that I know and trust does ALL of the following tests on their essential oils to ensure quality, multiple times throughout the process - and this is only the testing step of producing authentic essential oils:
- Gas Chromatograph (GC)
- High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
- Automated Micro-Enumeration
- Disintegration Testing
- Chiral Chromatograph
- Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry
Learn more about essential oil Quality Standards.
What can essential oils do for you?
- Inspire a positive emotional state
- Enhance your physical wellness
- Enhance spiritual awareness
- Purify your home
- Refine your beauty routine