Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant . If you have ever enjoyed the beautiful scent of a rose, a walk by a row of lavender, or the smell of freshly cut mint, then you have experienced the amazing aromatic qualities of essential oils.
Essential oils can calm the senses, lift your mood, and can elicit powerful emotional responses. When people think of essential oils, most think of aromatherapy. Yet the use of essential oils goes well beyond their fragrance.
Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for the medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern trends toward more holistic approaches to self care and a growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are creating a renaissance of the profound benefits and thus the use of these oils. Many essential oils have powerful cleansing properties. Their unique chemical structure allows them to pass directly through the skin for immediate systemic response to topical application. Certain oils may be used as dietary aids to promote health and well-being.