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Below we have listed some frequently asked questions in relation to essential oils. If you find that your question is not listed please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can also check out our Facebook group about essential oil uses here.
A natural essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic (cannot be mixed with or dissolved in water) liquid that contains aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as aetherolea, ethereal oils and volatile oils, they are a natural product that is extracted from a single plant. Please note that not all plants produce essential oils, the plants that do produce the essential oil may be found in the leaves, flowers, roots, stems or fruits. Some examples would be, oil of clove, rose oil and peppermint oil.
There are many wonderful benefits of essential oils, these oils have been around for thousands of years and used in a variety of cultures for the health and medicinal purposes. Due to their detoxifying, antidepressant, antiviral and calming properties, essential oils are becoming more and more popular and are seen as a safe, natural and cost effective therapy for a wide variety of health issues and concerns.
I have listed 3 great benefits of these magic little oils however there are many more.
- Balancing Hormones
There are certain essential oils for hormones, these oils such as thyme, clary sage and geranium, help to balance your testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol and thyroid levels. These oils can help improve conditions such as PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and infertility and also menopause symptoms.
Essential oils are also know to lower cortisol levels, which helps reduce symptoms of depression, improve your mood and increase testosterone levels, which can help improve a man’s libido.
- Fight Infections and Boost Immune System
The chemical substances found in essential oils, such as ketones, ethers, esters etc, have the potential to fight foreign pathogens that can be a threat to your health. Many of these wonderful oils have antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help aid and boost your immune system.
- Give your energy levels a boost
I bet you didn’t know that essentials can help give your energy a super boost? Some essential oils have stimulating effects that can increase oxygen going to your brain, which in turn will leave you feeling energised, focussed and refreshed. Pretty amazing right?