What are essential oils? Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures. They are fragrant oils extracted from specific flowers, barks, stems, leaves, roots, fruits, plants, and resins. These highly concentrated mixtures, have many healing and therapeutic benefits.

Studies have shown that essential oils can be effective in many ways. The quality of oils used, will impact their function and potency. Essential oils come from all over the world, and suppliers or companies usually obtain oils from farmers or wholesalers, whose practices and integrity they have come to trust over time. The quality of essential oils can be compromised by plants growing conditions, harvesting, distillation, manufacturing, distribution, and storage. So, how does one find high quality essential oils? Whether you buy essential oils online or from a store, be sure to read the information provided on the website or label, and ask questions about the quality. This way, you can make decisions based on the information readily available to you.

Just one drop of essential oil can have powerful benefits. Below, are some common ways essential oils are used:

  • Beauty products (skincare, perfume, deodorant, toothpaste, hair, nails, sunscreen)

  • Natural medicine treatments (sleep, stress, migraine relief, burns, digestion, immunity, allergies, aches & pains)

  • Aromatherapy (massage therapy, spiritual enlightenment)

  • Household cleaning products (all purpose cleaner, bug repellent, detergent, carpet cleaner)