What are essential oils?
Essential oils are naturally occurring volatile aromatic compounds found in various parts of plants (seeds, flowers, roots, bark, and others). These compounds serve protective, regenerative, and reproductive purposes vital for the plants survival. They help protect the plants, participate in plant pollination, and provide plants their distinctive aromas. Essential oils are highly concentrated when distilled for purity, potency, and efficacy.
Each oil can have hundreds of individual constituents that provide specific aromas and benefits and embody protective properties, allowing them to be used to support human emotional, mental, and physical healing. They can be used in food preparation, beauty treatments, and healthcare practices as a part of an overall wellness lifestyle where the practitioner focuses on positive lifestyle choices and uses essential oils to support and serve the body.
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