What are Essential Oils?

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils have been used as plant medicine and herbal healing for centuries. Essential oils are plant extracts. They are made by steaming or pressing various parts of a plant (flowers, bark, leaves, seeds, roots, stems, bark, wood, or fruit) to capture the compounds that produce fragrance. It can take several pounds of a plant to produce a single bottle of essential oil!

Essential oils can play a role in your life and wellness through many applications. Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic, non-water soluble liquids obtained by steam or hydrodistillation of botanicals. Most essential oils are primarily composed of terpenes and their oxygenated derivatives.  

How Quickly Do Essential Oils Work?

22 Seconds: the molecules reach the brain

2 Minutes: they will be found in the bloodstream

20 minutes: they will affects cells in the body

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit. When inhaled (in a diffuser for example), the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain.

Essential oils can also be absorbed by the skin. You might want to add a drop or two to a carrier oil to help you relax. You also might add a few drops of essential oils to a carrier oil and add to your bath for a soothing soak.

The quality of essential oils on the market varies greatly, from pure essential oils to those diluted with less expensive ingredients. And because there's no regulation, the label may not even list everything that's in the bottle you're buying. That's why most essential oils should not be ingested. 

You can use Bliss Essential oil blends safely and confidently because they are of the highest and purest quality, all 3rd-party laboratory tested and certified, 100% pure therapeutic grade, no synthetics or fillers and cruelty-free.


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