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Essential oil production is much like wine making: an art as well as a science.

An essential oil is a liquid that is distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. Essential oils, contrary to the use of the word “oil” are not really oily feeling at all and contain the true living essence of the plant it was derived from. EO’s are highly concentrated and a little goes a very long way!

The chemical composition and aroma of essential oils can provide valuable psychological and physical therapeutic benefits. These benefits are usually achieved through methods of inhalation and application of the diluted oil to the skin. Simply through inhalation the therapeutic benefit begins.

​When you breath in, the olfactory system is engaged and sends direct messages to your central nervous system offering a diverse and wide variety of health benefits depending on the essential oil inhaled. In addition, when diluted and applied to the skin, these living extracts are absorbed and affect the nervous system of the body.​

Perfumes,​ ​as well as ​many household and beauty products,​ are primarily​ scented with artificially created fragrances that contain synthetic substances. Please note that these fragrances do not have living essence so they do not offer any of the therapeutic benefits that essential oils can. Always read the label and know what you’re breathing in.​

Here are just a few of the many healing properties offered by essential oils:

ANALGESIC – reducing the sensation of pain (pain reliever)

ANTIBIOTIC – preventing growth of bacteria (antibacterial)

ANTI-FUNGAL – preventing the growth of fungus

ANTI-INFECTIOUS – preventing infection

ANTISEPTIC – killing or preventing micro organism growth

ANTI-VIRAL – preventing the spread of viruses

BALSAMIC –  soothing sore, scratchy throats

CICATRISIV – promoting formation of scar tissue

DEPURATIVE (DETOXIFY) – detoxifying, cleansing and purifying blood and organs

DIURETIC – Promoting the removal of excess liquid in the body through urination

EXPECTORANT – breaking up mucus

IMMUNOSTIMULANT – stimulating immunity

PECTORAL – benefiting the respiratory system

SEDATIVE – calming the mind and reducing mental excitement

SOPOFORIC – inducing sleep and relieving insomnia

STIMULANT – awakening bodily functions

STOMACHIC – aiding digestion and acting as a gastric tonic

TONIC – restoring and invigorating the body

VERMIFUGE – expelling intestinal worms (anti-parasitic)

Bringing essential oils into your daily routine is really quite simple. Explore organicdovation.com to learn more about the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils.


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