Updated: Aug 25, 2020
Essential oils have been around for thousands of years and were first been used by the ancient Egyptians for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes. They were also mentioned in the Bible (frankincense was more expensive than gold due to its highly regarded therapeutic properties). But leaving history aside, it is fascinating how powerful & potent these oils are. Let's look at some of it's practical & scientific applications.
Essential oils are now used widely in all sorts of environments and professionals like doctors, nurses, health & wellness practitioners, teachers, business executives, and even homemakers have adopted these oils to live a natural and healthy life.
Essential oils have been an integral part of our wellness for thousands of years because it is derived from plants materials such as seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc. which are easily processed by our body systems. It is our body composition and genetics that makes them so ideal for improving our physical, mental, emotional & spiritual health in this modern world.
One of the bigger factors of its popularity is the rising costs and unpredictability of the healthcare system which is motivating many individuals and families to look for safe and effective complementary options. By saying that we should be mindful that Essential oils are not to replace the important role of medical and healthcare providers, but they allow us to support our own wellness at home. It is more of a proactive approach than a reactive, unlike modern medicine which aims to target the symptoms than the root cause itself. We all know that "prevention is better than the cure", just like brushing your teeth daily will keep your teeth clean & healthy.
Now let's look at what exactly are these essential oils and how are they derived?