What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are botanical fluid extracts derived from plants through steam distillation, cold pressing and tree tapping in some cases. These fluids move through the plant’s circulatory system throughout the leaves, stems, roots, and flowers, carrying nutrition to the plant cells and carrying waste products away, just as blood functions in the human body. They not only determine the plant’s aroma, but are vital for plants to grow and thrive.
Essential oils defend plants from insects, environmental conditions, and disease. Since essential oils are composed of the tiniest of organic molecules they pass easily through cell walls and membranes stimulating metabolic processes in the cells.
Researchers are finding that chemical constituents that make up essential oils may have effects on the cellular functions in humans and other animals. You can learn more about this by visiting a National Institutes of Health research website ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ ) and typing “essential oils” in the search box. A drop down menu will provide many avenues for you to explore.
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There are hundreds of books published on the subject of aroma therapy and essential oils. The information on our website is from:
Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley.
The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple, by David Stewart.
Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide, by D. Gary Young, ND
This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be used to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, illness, or injured condition of the body. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult a qualified health care professional for treatment.