Essential Oils are a popular and well regarded natural treatment for a wide range of health conditions. The use of Essential Oils for promoting health and healing is more than a modern trend. There is evidence that Essential Oils were used in China as far back as 6000 years ago, and the ancient Egyptians were skilled practitioners of Aromatherapy and used a large number of Essential Oils both in spiritual practice and for medicinal purposes.
Although many people nowadays simply use plant oils as a room fragrance and for baths and bathing, a slew of modern day clinical studies and research has validated that Essential Oils effectively address the symptoms and causes of many common health conditions.
Essential Oils are recognized to contain hundreds of compounds that offer effective Anti-Microbial, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, Antioxidant, Analgesic and other beneficial effects that are scientifically proven to improve an individual’s overall well-being and relieve the symptoms of certain physical and emotional conditions.
To understand what make this form of plant medicine such a gentle yet powerful, safe and effective method of natural healing, it is important to look at the chemistry and function of Essential Oils within plants themselves. Plants produce essential oils for a variety of purposes. These include:
To attract pollinators.
Flowering plants use Essential Oils to tempt bees, butterflies, and even beetles.
To prevent other plants from growing within their area.
Some shrubs and herbs such as the sage bush release terpenoids, eucalyptol and camphor to stop competing plants from growing within and encroaching on their zone.
To deter parasitic insects and protect against infestation:
For instance, fir trees will release a complex mixture of volatile oils, or terpenes, from their needles, and citrus fruit contains linalol in the peel to ward off fruit fly attacks.
To protect the plant from fungus and bacteria:
Evergreens exude a complex combination of terpenes. This antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial cocktail safeguards the plant from a wide range of invading organisms.
To regulate plant functions:
Essential Oils are the life blood of a plant. In the same way that blood circulates throughout the body, Essential Oils circulate through the plant tissues.
They act as plant hormones delivering nutrition to cells. They also orchestrate the production of vitamins and enzymes and even carry waste products out just like the human detoxification systems.
Another feature of Essential Oils is that they are adaptogenic and homeostatic. This means that they naturally restore and maintain a state of balance and harmony within a biological organism.
Every Essential Oil is a mixture of hundreds of compounds. Each supportive and protective benefit that they bring to plants is also just as effective for people (and their pets).
When asked if all Essential Oils are safe for clinical use, Maya Mendoza, Holistic Health Author and Advisor for Pura Salute responded, “All Essential Oils are not created equal and not all Essential Oils are intended for therapeutic use.” She continued “If you are looking for an oil to help relieve or support treatment of an illness, condition or disease it is important to source the purest oils available.”
Essential Oils for clinical and therapeutic use:
The best quality clinical grade oils used for Aromatherapy generally come from plants that have been grown in the absence of herbicides and pesticides. The oil from that crop would be extracted through steam and water distillation and the resultant extract is 100% pure.
Essential Oils that are certified with a clinical or therapeutic grade will be undiluted and free of solvents such as propylene glycol, acetate or alcohol.
Essential Oils for food flavouring and preservatives:
Lesser grade oils are commonly used in food preparation. Many people will recognize Peppermint, Ginger, and Citrus fragranced and flavoured foodstuffs but these are just the tip if the iceberg.
Mendoza continued “There are over 80 Essential Oils used in supermarket foods most Americans eat every day. When you read ingredient lists you will see that they are found in fruit products, vitamin supplements, juices, milk drinks, smoothies, jellies, cereals, pickles, stock cubes, candies, cakes and more.”
In addition to adding flavour and aroma, food industry research shows that many Essential Oils contain natural anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-fungal agents. Oils such as Sweet Flag, Peppermint, Angelica, Parsley, Sage, Dill and Orange are added to pre-cooked and manufactured foods as natural preservatives.
Essential Oils for cosmetics and perfumes:
The Lowest quality oils are used to fragrance perfumes, household cleaners, bath and bathing products, candles and body lotions. They smell wonderful; however these household and cosmetic oils do not have the concentrated purity to achieve therapeutic benefit.
In response to the growing demand for safe, natural alternatives to pharmacological medications, Pura Salute Aromatherapy brings consumers a Top Six Essential Oils Kit. The Kit includes 6 popular Essential Oils presented in a high quality Sampler Pack Gift Set of six 10ml bottles.
Each oil is certified 100% pure, and distilled only from organic and wild crafted plants. They are completely free from synthetic fragrances, preservatives, alcohol, mineral oil, and parabens.
Individually, and blended together, Pura Salute’s Top Six Essential Oils Kit brings both beginners in aromatherapy and professional Aromatherapists an ideal starter set for natural healing, massage and pleasure.
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