ESSENTIAL OIL S ARE 100% NATURAL ESSENCES, PARTICUlARLY CONCENTRATED IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE PlANT: flowers, resin, rind, roots, skin, leaves, fruits. they are volatile fractions obtained from the plants through direct steam distillation and presnt a complex cmposition.
They highly stimulate the sense of smell, since they volatilize at room temperature. Essential oils have physical, chemical and therapeutic properties. They may be considered the soul of the plant, since they are the outcome of extraction through special procedures-of the energetic essence of the plant itself. Essential oils are energizing and give you a glow, cure the skin and are good for the body and the spirit.
Essential oils may essentially be absorbed by man through two channels: the external one (inhalation, baths, skin absorption, massages, etc.) and the internal one (orally).Through the perception of odors, aromatherapy involves the emotions, memory, sensitivity and all other correlated cognitive areas, in addition to the immune system. Anosmia (the inability to perceive odors) entails the lowering of the immune system's defenses and is relate to certain types of psychological depression. The technique of extraction through direct steam distillation without solvents preserves the purity of the essential oil derived and keeps the functional characteristics of the essenceintact, which thus remain full of active ingredients and free from any trace of synthetic substances.
Watch What You buy!
Often you can find low-cost essential oils at the supermarket that come from extractions with solvents; solvents increase the productive yield of the distillation but afterwards remain in traces in the oils. Therefore, when you buy an essential oil, make sure that it has been extracted through entirely natural methods.