The History and Uses of Essential Oils
Alternative health treatments using scents have been around for thousands of years. Aromatherapy, the term currently used for this alternative medicine practice, has only been in use since the 1920s when it was created in France. Aromatherapy is the holistic treatment of caring for one's body with pleasant smelling essential oils such as rose, lemon, lavender or peppermint.
Essential oils are the fragrant essences of plants in their purest, most concentrated state. These oils are found in different parts of plants such as the flowers, twigs, leaves, bark or in the fruit's rind. For example, it is found in the flowers of roses, in the leaves of basil, in the wood of sandalwood, and even in the sap of the frankincense tree.
The essential oils are added to the bath or massaged into the skin, inhaled directly or diffused to scent an entire room. Aromatherapy can be used for the relief of pain, to care for the skin, to relieve tension and fatigue and to revitalize the entire body. Essential oils can affect the mood, treat fatigue, reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. When inhaled, they stimulate the olfactory nerves, the brain and the nervous system.
Our aromatherapy grade essential oils are pure and never altered or diluted in any way. We take pride in providing high quality essential oils to our customers. The methods used to extract the oils (steam distillation, cold pressed or CO2 extraction) are time consuming, expensive and require a great deal of expertise. Essential oils are the plant's soul, extracted to bring the essence of "well-being" into your life. They are highly potent extracts that have been referred to by Ayurvedic medicine as "liquid sun energy".
The price per milliliter or fluid ounce of essential oils can change rapidly and abruptly depending on various factors such as crop yields or political instability. Click here to learn more about the benefits of Clary Sage and other useful essential oils and for free recipes of popular blends that can be used on the skin.
These are the top ten essential oils as listed by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. To buy from our website click here! Essential Oils of Topeka takes pride in offering 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils for our customers.