This week we will be spotlighting the basics of essential oils. Many people will ask, why are you promoting oils? 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.
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Mindy Stedem - Essential Oil Experience
Wellness Advocate & AromaTouch Certificated