Essential Oils, Alternative Medicine

Essential oils have been a booming topic in 2000s. These oils are often used in aromatherapy as a form of an alternative medicine. Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants, herbs and also fruits. As the term essential, the oils had capture the plant’s aroma or flavor or the ‘essence’.

Making of Essential Oils

From what the study shown, the unique aromatic compounds give each oil its’ very own essence. These compounds are obtained through three process;

  • Steam distillation and Water distillation
  • Cold Pressing
  • Resin Tapping

You should know that the way the essential oils were made is very important due to the fact that if the oils obtained through chemical processes, they are not considered as true essential oils.

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Ways of Using Essential Oil

Over the years, people have used them in various ways in the practice of aromatherapy. Such as;

  • Diffuse through diffuser
  • Topically
  • Inhale directly
  • Internally

Now, you should know essential oils are not meant to be used internally but you can drop a few of these oils into a glass of water, juice, yogurt or milk. These only apply to only a certain number of essential oils such as citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit, and citronella). You should not be swallowed directly because the chemicals in essential oils can interact with your body in several ways.

The most common way is by applying to your skin. It is thought that applying at certain area of the body will get the most benefit. Next, by inhaling the aromas, your emotions, behaviors and memory can be improve for better as most essential oil company claim. If you have used these essential oils, care to share some of your experience? It might enlighten others to try it.

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Health Benefits

Here are some of the benefits that you can get from certain essential oils:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Headache and Migraines
  • Sleep and Insomnia
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Antibiotic and antimicrobial
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Other Benefits

There are also other benefits that you can get other than for your body. Essential oils can be used to freshen up laundry and to make your home smells good. Other than that, they can be used as a perfume!

Essential oils also can provide a safe way to get rid of mosquito as opposed to man-made mosquito repellents, DEET. You can either diffuse it in your room or apply to your skin to make yourself invincible to these pesky blood-sucking bugs.

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Here are the list of essential oils that I have collected so far; Click the oil’s name to learn more.

Safety Issues

There are too many oils been label as pure or medical grade. There are some oils of an UNregulated companies that the quality and the composition been vary greatly but still been labeled as pure.

Hence, always find out their purity, quality and most important one is their brand.

PurityAlways check the oil that only contain aromatic plant compounds and WITHOUT additives or synthetic oils. Avoid buying that do not have the plants botanical name.
QualityChoose the one that been made by three process; steam/water distillation, cold press or resin tap. Only choose chemical – free!
ReputationBuy from the one that have high quality products (Young Living, DOterra and Plant Therapy).

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Remember DON’T Swallowed directly, always drop 1 -2 into a glass of water before taking internally.

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