Essential Oils

Essential Oils – Specific Recommendations

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Essential Oils, Health Topics | 2 comments

Essential Oils – Specific Recommendations

YOUNG LIVING Why this is my brand of choice: ~  First and foremost, they offer therapeutic grade oils which are not easy to come by. To be therapeutic, the oils must not have any traces of pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals. They must be extracted by steam distillation (not by solvents). It must contain 25-38% linalool and 25-24% linalyl acetate and less than .05% camphor (there are levels for a dozen other components that I won’t go into here). True therapeutic grade oils do not contain synthetic ingredients nor can they be diluted. They must be exactly as they were...

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Essential Oils – The Basics

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Essential Oils, Health Topics | 3 comments

Essential Oils – The Basics

What is an Essential Oil? Plants are essentially chemical factories, and a most important middle-man between sun and earth.  Essential oils are the high-grade fuel of plants. Essential oils come from certain varieties of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, and flowers.  Depending on the variety, it could have been extracted from the roots, leaves, stalks, seeds, stems, resins, peels, beans, barks, needles, or twigs.  Each essential oil consists of hundreds of complex and unique chemical compounds. Their use can be traced back thousands of years. Because they smell no nice, many people...

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