In their purest form, essential oils contain powerful healing properties. Oils are valued for their ability to penetrate the skin and carry nutrients to the body’s inner cells. Why is this so vital? Because your cells need to be fed to live, and one cause of disease is the inability of some nutrients to pierce the cell wall, leaving the cell deprived. Oils are one of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind because of their effectiveness in delivering nutrients for cells to feed on.
We don’t mean canola oil! By essential oils, we mean the kind you use externally. Extracts from camellia, coriander, lavender, and many other botanical sources can be blended to create essential oil products. Aromatherapy, the ancient art and science based on the use of essential oil extracts from aromatic plants to help promote overall well-being, is a good example. Studies show that fragrance can promote an emotional release, ease anxiety, and create an atmosphere of harmony.
Try Any of These Happy, Healthy Uses for Essential Oils:
- Massage minor aches and pains
- Penetrate cells to preserve healthy skin
- Stimulate the body’s immune system
- Relieve tension and stress
- Soften, soothe, and hydrate
- Provide sensory pleasure and a psychological lift
“Don’t get burned.” Many commercial oils lose their therapeutic value because they contain chemicals and artificial additives. Make sure you carefully check the ingredients on the label and pick pure, natural, oil plant extracts. And look for oils, bath salts, and other forms of essential oils that include vitamins and minerals.