Essential Oils are the essences of plants which are extracted by distilling their bark, roots, flowers, leaves or other parts. The distillation process should be very specific and carefully controlled to ensure high quality and purity in the end product.
Why use essential Oils? Because they work!
Research has found that oils have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. The ancient Egyptians, and Romans used essential oils for medicinal purposes. The Bible tells the story of the wise men bringing frankincense and myrrh as gifts to the new born king. Some people consider frankincense the "king" of all oils due to its healing properties.
When modern research classified essential oils according to their chemical constituents and the variety of their chemical nature, it provided a clear scientific basis for why essential oils exhibit healing properties. This usually comes from their dominant components and documents that oils with similar major constituents will have similar properties. But each oil also has minor constituents. This is important and explains why making a synthetic copy of the major constituents of an oil may duplicate some of its properties but the synthetic version is not as effective or has unwanted side effects.
Dr. David Hill, author of “Nature’s Living Energy: A Personal Guide to Using Essential Oils” (2007) and one of the founders of dōTerra asserts, “There are currently over 4,000 papers published on the effects of essential oils housed in the National Library of Medicine. Perusing only a few will help you understand a key principle. It is the complexity of essential oils that governs such profound effects physiologically and it is also their mystery yet to be fullydiscovered.”
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