Essential Oils in depth
Essential Oils are the highly concentrated liquid extracted from leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other plant elements. This liquid is typically distilled to make pure oil. They are very concentrated and it takes about one plant or more to produce one drop of oil. Their pleasant aromas are known to balance moods, lift spirits and get rid of negative emotions. Essential oils are more than just a pleasant aroma.
Historically, they have been used to kill viruses, fungi, and bacteria. They are anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-macrobial, anti-parasitic, anti-infectious, and antiseptic. They may combat infectious disease by killing off viruses, bacteria or other pathogens. Some oils have been shown to destroy all tested viruses and bacteria.
Inhaling the aroma is very powerful. Aromatic stimuli of the limbic system cause the release of neurotransmitters, including pain-reducing encephalin, pleasure-producing endorphins, relaxing serotonin, and stimulating noradrenaline.
Some popular essential oils are Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, & Eucalyptus.
Peppermint aides with digestion and can help restore digestion efficiency. There are also studies showing how it supports the liver and respiratory system and help improve concentration and mental sharpness.
Lavender assists the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.
Eucalyptus has a fresh, penetrating scent. It contains a high percentage of the constituent eucalyptol, a key ingredient in many mouth rinses. Applied topically, it is often used to support the respiratory system and to soothe muscles after exercise. You’ll find this in the Thieves Tooth Paste.
Lemon is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. It is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system and consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin.