If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Besides giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used in food preparation, in beauty treatments, and for ancient well-being.
A natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic odour of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.
In short, essential oils are pure extracts from plants, they are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs and are natures defence mechanism for plants and cells. They are highly concentrated so a little goes a very long way and they are a safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to many synthetic products or remedies.
When using oils that are100% pure, ethically and sustainably sourced from the the part of the planet where they naturally thrive, oils that are tested for potency and purity, third party tested to be safe, natural, free of contaminants/synthetics/fillers they offer incredible therapeutic value.
To give you a better understanding of just how potent they are, one drop of pure peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea!
Now, I don’t know about you, but I could easily consume or apply 1 drop of peppermint oil, but there is NO WAY I could drink 28 cups of tea!
Essential oils are one of natures best kept secrets. We personally use many single oils and blends every day for different things. Every new oil, or blend of oils, comes with a different experience that can support your bodies natural functions, or may help you make a choice to change your life for the better.
You see, we use oils for reducing stress, increasing focus, soothing muscles, purifying our bodies, finding emotional balance and supporting immune system, just to name a few things.
We also use an oil based products, (some ready to buy, and others that we make from scratch), for personal care, to clean our home, and to support our furry and feathered friends (& family)!
To give you an example of how easy they are to integrate in to your life, i’ll share two of my favourite “every day” oils with you here.
Peppermint: Every morning when I wake, I open the bottle of peppermint oil, and take a deep inhale… It’s great for supporting healthy respiratory function, and we all know that fresh air (increased oxygen) clears the mind and makes us feel alert! What better way to start the day! Fresh, alert and ready to face whatever comes my way…
Focus Blend: The Focus Blendoil, I use every day after my shower, (in place of toxic chemical perfumes), it comes in a roller bottle so all I need to do is apply a little to my temples, and across the back of my neck or wrists, and I have increased clarity, focus, and a scent that always has people asking – “what perfume do you wear?”
Essential oils are easy to integrate into your daily life and bring many benefits to your wellness lifestyle…They are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements.
Our sense of smell influences many physiological pathways including the stimulation of hormones and other metabolic processes. Aromatherapy is founded on the body’s predictable response to specific olfactory stimuli. Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy applications. Certain essential oils, when diffused in the air, can be very stimulating while others can be calming and soothing. Beyond emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odours and some airborne pathogens. Low or no-heat essential oil diffusers are recommended as they do not change the chemical structure of the oil being diffused. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners throughout the home.
Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of essential oils can have immediate, localised benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. They are also natural disinfectants. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body.
Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others help support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally. Do not use any essential oil product internally that does not have the appropriate dietary supplement facts on its label.
Using essential oils can be both profoundly simple and life changing at the same time. Working with someone who has used essential oils before will help first-time users have a more beneficial and enjoyable experience. We will be sharing LOADS of information on these essential oils, how to use them, how to cook with them, and how to easily get all the benefits of an essential oil infused life!
That said not all essential oils are created equally, to use oils in these ways safely; be sure to choose and use oils that are 100% pure, ethically and sustainably sourced from the the part of the planet where they naturally thrive, that are third party tested for potency and purity, are natural, and free of contaminants/synthetics/fillers.
We encourage you to read our Why These Oils page and feel free to connect with us for your FREE one on one session if you would like more information on how they can help you live your best life when it comes to wellness!
Love Zane xx
SAFTEY NOTE:Â Essential oils should not be used in the eyes, inside the ear canal, or in open wounds. If redness or irritation occurs when using essential oils topically, simply apply any vegetable oils such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil to the affected area. Consult your health care professional before using essential oils if you are pregnant or under a doctor’s care.