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Essential oils are aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, leaves, and other parts of plants.
Essential oils are produced when raw plant material is processed and the oils extracted. Popular extraction methods include Steam Distillation, Solvent Extraction, CO2 Extraction, Maceration, Enfleurage, Cold Press Extraction, and Water Distillation. The method of extraction affects essential oil quality by way of pressure and temperatures applied. Some extraction methods are best suited to particular plant types and parts.
Essential oils are essentially the liquefied version of a plant. They are powerful and they effectively allow beneficial compounds to reach the blood stream faster than they would by consuming the plant in other ways.
Most of the time, this is the preferred way to use essential oils.
Aromatherapy can be traced back more than 3,500 years before the birth of Christ, to a time when the use of aromatics was first recorded in human history.
Today, when most people think of aromatherapy, they think of diffusing. Diffusing breaks down essential oils into microparticles that are spread in the air. When we breathe them in we access benefits as the particles are absorbed through the lungs and sinuses. Plus, they make your home smell amazing.
It takes about 30 seconds for substances applied to the skin to enter the bloodstream. By applying essential oils topically, we take advantage of the permeability of our skin and can immediately impact our body on a cellular level.
Because Essential Oils are concentrated powerhouses, as little as a single drop of therapeutic grade essential oil can be beneficial.
Many oils must be diluted with a carrier oil to prevent skin irritation. For safety, always check proper usage guidelines. As with aromatherapy, more is not necessarily better.
While some essential oils can safely be ingested, MANY cannot and should not be used internally.
Please be sure to read instructions and warnings before ingesting.
Better yet, partner with a trained aromatherapist and consult your doctor or pharmacist to ensure that ingestion is the right choice for you.
“Inhaled substances pass down the trachea into the bronchi, and from there into finer and finer bronchioles, ending at the microscopic, sac-like alveoli of the lungs, where gaseous exchange with the blood mainly takes place.
The alveoli are extremely efficient at transporting small molecules, such as essential oil constituents, into the blood.
This efficiency increases with the rate of blood flow through the lungs, the rate and depth of breathing, and with the fat-solubility of the molecules.
Essential oil constituents absorbed via inhalation may enter the bloodstream and reach the central nervous system with relative ease.”
– Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety, 2e