It's my first post on my neglected blog for quite some time but i thought i would share with you some of the amazing health benefits that Essential Oils can bring. I have just started to use doTERRA oils and the transformation in my own health has been nothing short of amazing.
I have always suffered from lower back pain and doTERRA do an amazing blend called DEEP BLUE. It's a subtle blend that has the most amazing uplifting smell that gets to work on any muscular pain straight away. A couple of drops directly onto the area made the muscles loosen up instantly and within 20 minutes i had much more movement than before. Their oils are 100% certified pure therapeutic grade and i believe that it's their purity than makes such a difference.
When we peel an orange, walk through a rose garden or rub a sprig of lavender between our fingers, we are all well aware of the special scent of that plant. But what exactly is it that we can smell? Generally speaking, it is essential oils which give spices and herbs their scent and flavour, flowers and fruit their perfume. The essential oil in the orange peel is not difficult to identify; it is found in such profusion that it actually squirts out when we peel it. The minute droplets of oil which are contained in tiny pockets or glandular cells in the outer peel are very volatile, that is, they easily evaporate, infusing the air with their characteristic aroma.
Each plant has many different characteristics and the method of extracting the oil varies between plant to plant. Steam distillation is a very time consuming process and very fragile. Water is boiled creating a steam that is passed through the plant material. The steam then carries the aromatic compounds to a collection tube where the steam cools. From there, a pure, clean essential oil can easily be separated from the water. Cold pressing is another method which involves pressing the plant material with mechanical force cold water and extracting the oil from the rind of a lemon for example.
The benefits of their usage affects the skin, the circulation, muscles and joints, the respiratory system, immune system, digestive system, the endocrine system and the nervous system. The oils also carry a wonderful aroma and when breathed in can help lift our mood and affect us psychologically.
The best thing for me about essential oils is that they are a natural form of healing and offer an amazing alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Studies have shown the long term benefits of using essential oils and how they can help alter your own health.
It's very important to make sure that if you do intend to use essential oils, it is best to do your research first to find out which oil is best to suit your individual requirements. Make sure you use them safely and always do a skin test first before applying directly to the skin.
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