What are Essential Oils and How do they work?

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils have been used for many years as traditional remedies to enhance our health and wellbeing. Essential oils have also been used in beauty products, perfumes, food, scented candles, and skin products. However, there has been a large rise in the use of essential oils in holistic healing and wellbeing. 

Essential oils are the highly concentrated essences derived from plants. Each plant contains essential oil. The oil is extracted either from the dried seeds, peel, resin, leaves, root, bark or flowers.

Essential oils contain the essence of the plant that it has been extracted from, in a very concentrated form. This is what causes the essential oil to often have a delightful smell. The concentrated form of the oil also ensures that the uniquely therapeutic benefits of the plant are retained for our use.  

How do Essential Oils work?

Essential oils can be very evocative as our sense of smell is more sensitive than any of our other senses. Chemicals in an aroma can trigger a physiological response ultimately affecting our mental state. Essential oils work holistically on our mind, body, and spirit, and can restore balance, bring about healing and create a profound sense of wellbeing. Some essential oils have the properties to work on the root cause as well as the symptom of an ailment. 

The quickest way to absorb essential oils into your body is by inhaling their aroma either directly from the bottle or through the use of a diffuser or vaporiser. Essential oils can also be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin via a massage, a bath, a rollerball, or a cream. However, always remember to dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil before applying to the skin. Whether you decide to inhale your essential oils or to apply them to your skin, both methods allow the oils to enter the bloodstream and this is where the healing properties take effect.

Ensure that you always use the purest and very best quality essential oils so that you can truly benefit from their healing and enhancing properties. Here at Harp Island, all of our essential oils are pure, natural and sustainably produced.  

 



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