What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree and just one drop can have powerful health benefits. They are typically created through the process of distillation which separates the oil and water based compounds of a plant by steaming.

Essential oils are pure extracts from plants, they are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs and are nature's defence mechanism for plants and cells. They are highly concentrated so a little goes a very long way. Essential oils are a safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to many synthetic products or remedies.

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Frankincense – Boswellia Carteri

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Frankincense – Boswellia Carteri

Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree and just one drop can have powerful health benefits. They are typically created through the process of distillation which separates the oil and water based compounds of a plant by steaming.

Essential oils are pure extracts from plants, they are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs and are nature's defence mechanism for plants and cells. They are highly concentrated so a little goes a very long way. Essential oils are a safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to many synthetic products or remedies.

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Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia

How potent are essential oils? One drop of pure peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea!

Some essential oils, like Frankincense, can cross the blood brain barrier. This means they can reach brain tissue and the cerebrospinal fluid so they can directly interact with brain cells. They contain powerful antioxidants that can help balance free radicals in the body. Almost all essential oils contain monoterpenes, which are known antiseptic and antiviral properties. Essential oils contain known chemical compounds that have proven medicinal properties while also promoting emotional, physical and spiritual well being.

Essential oils are homeostatic, meaning they help maintain a state of equilibrium within the body. This is due to their complexity. They are "whole" so they have multiple components which can have multiple effects on a person's body. Essential oil benefits are practically a given.

Essential oils do not disturb the body's natural and normal balance. Pharmaceutical drugs, on the other hand, are synthetic chemicals designed with one purpose; this can - and often does - disrupt the body's homeostasis.

Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their health-promoting properties. Modern trends toward more holistic approaches to self care and growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of essential oils.

Essential oils that are 100% pure, ethically and sustainably sourced, tested for potency and purity, third party tested to be safe, natural, free of contaminants, synthetics and fillers, offer incredible therapeutic value.

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Peppermint – Mentha piperita

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Peppermint – Mentha piperita

Essential oils do not disturb the body's natural and normal balance. Pharmaceutical drugs, on the other hand, are synthetic chemicals designed with one purpose; this can - and often does - disrupt the body's homeostasis.

Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their health-promoting properties. Modern trends toward more holistic approaches to self care and growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of essential oils.

Essential oils that are 100% pure, ethically and sustainably sourced, tested for potency and purity, third party tested to be safe, natural, free of contaminants, synthetics and fillers, offer incredible therapeutic value.


There are two major factors that play a role in the effectiveness and quality of essential oils:

1. Plant Potency:

When selecting which plants are to be used for essential oil production, it is important that the plant is grown in the correct soil, temperature, and climate. When these factors are optimal, the plant will be able to reach its highest potency.

2. Oil Purity:

When oils contain fillers or other elements that dilute and alter their purity, their ability to function at their highest capacity is compromised. In order to enjoy all the benefits of essential oils, they must be used in their purest form.

The part can never be well until the whole is well ~ Plato

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