An Introduction to Essential Oils

An essential oil is basically a concentrated, hydrophobic liquid comprising volatile organic compounds from aromatic plants. They occur naturally in aromatic plants and are used in aromatherapy for various purposes, including healing, fragrance, taste, and color. Essential oils have been isolated, purified and processed into a liquid solution and are often stored in bottles with the tops removed for easy evaporation. They can also be directly applied to the skin or taken as a bath preparation.  Life science publishing essential oils allows one to read and understand the use of every oil in a deeper way.

There are a number of essential oils that may help with your health, beauty and wellness needs. For example, rose oil, lemon essential oils, lavender essential oils and coconut oil are commonly used for skin care and treatment. These are all known as aromatherapy and they are believed to work on the nervous system, muscle and bones for optimum health and wellness. Essential oils have been found to help with a wide range of ailments and conditions from rheumatism, allergies, depression, headaches, digestive disorders, pain and many others. Now, it may help you understand how essential oils have been used for hundreds of years.

It’s important to note that essential oils vary in concentration, quality and strength, therefore depending on what the oil may be diluted in may also affect its health benefits. When diluting the oils, the concentration should not be more than one part of one percent, however this does not mean that it will become ineffective. The diluted essential oils are diluted in water to 100% its original strength, however, when the concentrated oils are diluted further they lose most of their therapeutic qualities. Some essential oils do not undergo any dilution process; rather they are extracted directly from the plant material and are called undiluted essential oils. These types of essential oils may provide numerous health benefits for the individual. Visit https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22837252-essential-oils-pocket-reference for more details on this topic.

Cinnamon and Oregano Oil: This is one of the oldest healing remedies found in history. These two essential oils are believed by some to be the world’s first antibiotics. These two oils have also been used for thousands of years to treat skin diseases including ringworm, acne, athlete’s foot, infections, oral infections and skin irritation and soreness. Other uses for Oregano and Cinnamon include headache relief, nausea relief, colds, fever and stomachaches. Both can be diluted and applied to the skin to treat fungal infections, insect bites, herpes, skin irritations, insect bites and other wounds.

Lemon and lime essential oils: Lemon and lime are both light essential oils that are often used to scent fabrics, foods, bathwater and household cleaners. Lemon provides a fresh clean scent that makes clothes smell better, bathwater is refreshing and can help refresh tired skin, and household cleaners are usually flavored with citrus oils to improve cleaning effectiveness. These essential oils are best stored in a cool, dry, dark place, but should be kept in an easily accessible container. If these essential oils are exposed to heat, they will begin to deteriorate.

There are many uses for essential oils that don’t involve topical application. When dilutions or aromatherapy is done correctly, they have a very powerful aroma that continues after the steam distillation process is complete. Steam distillation is not the only way to get these scent compounds. Many recipes use essential oils infused with carrier oils such as Jojoba and grapeseed oil that provide the same rich, deep scent without the heating and evaporating. Check out this post that has expounded on the topic: https://www.britannica.com/topic/essential-oil.

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