Essential oils is a term that’s been fluttering about the internet universe a lot lately. And yet there’s a huge question mark around it.
WHAT IS IT?
It’s one of those terms that seems to have been created in order to keep the consumer in the dark, and yet make it sound like an absolute necessity – without which life will just not go on (hence the “essential”).
We’re here to tell you exactly what they are, and why indeed you absolutely must have them in your life.
So What Are They?
Essentially…(get it?), essential oils are everything important that you can get out of plants. Remember that time you bought your girlfriend a rose and while you were on your way to give it to her you took a big sniff of it and were blown away by just how fragrant it was?
Yeah, that stunning smell is because of essential oils in the flower.
These oils can be found in pretty much every part of a plant – the stem, seeds, the bark, the flowers, the roots, you name it.
Essential oils play a major role in plant pollination, but recently have also begun to play a larger role in human food preparation, beauty treatment and health-care practices.
Essential oils today are a part of very many products, and are growing in the consumer market.
What Can They Do for You?
When the properties of essential oils were first discovered, they began to used in aroma therapy.
Similar to the effect they have on plants, essential oils have a similar mechanism when we use them – whether on our skin, in our food, or in our hair.
For starters, these oils can help boost immunity, balance hormones and be used for a variety of other things – varying from aromatic uses to topical use.
Since it’s use now has started to spread widely, they are also being used in hospitals, treating burns and various other skin related diseases.
It’s safe to say the world is in real need for essential oils, and as more is discovered about them, there’s a heavy chance that plenty more will be gained from it.