Essential Oils 101


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 gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination. ​Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile aromatic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.  ​In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends toward more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications.


How can Essential Oils benefit you?

Essential oils can be used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications (see below). They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements.


Aromatic Uses

Our sense of smell influences many physiological pathways including the stimulation of hormones and other metabolic processes. Aromatherapy is founded on the body’s predictable response to specific olfactory stimuli. Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy applications.  Through the chemistry of nature, essential oils interact with our neurological processes through the olfactory nerve, hypothalmus, and pituitary gland, causing a release of certain hormones and chemicals in our body, to cause physical and emoptional change.  Certain essential oils, when diffused in the air, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Beyond emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens. Low or no-heat essential oil diffusers are recommended as they do not change the chemical structure of the oil being diffused. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners throughout the home.


Topical Uses

Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. They are also natural cleansing agents. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body.  It is important to learn about diluting essential oils, as many oils can be considered "hot" or "Warm."  Diluting essential oils with a natural carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil), will decrease sensitivity on the skin. 


Internal Uses

Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others help support healthycellular function. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally. Do not use any essential oil product internally that does not have the appropriate dietary supplement facts on its label.


What problems can Essential Oils help with?


Essential Oils have a very wide range of possible uses and benefits.  


Many have found that essential oils support their physical and emotional well being as follows: 

  • Support function of many body systems, such as the brain, the heart, the liver, muscles, joints, etc.

  • Support of the immune system

  • Relief of occasional sleeplessness

  • Relief of head and neck tension

  • Support for cartilage and joint function

  • Reduces feelings of sadness, anxiousness, restlessness

  • Maintains healthy cholesterol levels.

  • Facilitates relaxation

  • Supports occasional ear discomfort

  • Supports your weight loss plan

  • Helps with focus

  • Supports memory problems associated with aging

  • Supports pregnancy associated edema

  • Supports morning sickness and occasional stomach discomfort

  • Supports bone health

  • Treats mild acne

  • Relieves occasional heartburn or indigestion

  • Alleviates gas/bloating

  • Relieves minor aches and pains

  • Helps restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness

  • Can be used as part of a healthy diet to maintain blood sugar levels

  • Supports healthy cellular growth & function

  • And SO MUCH MORE! 


The list is truly endless.  ​Contact us to learn how oils can best support your health issues/challenges. To learn more about our education process, see the information further down this page.


Buying an essential oil goes way beyond price or convenience.   ​When using essential oils therapeutically, it is critical to learn about quality, sourcing, etc of the brand you are using.   Learning about why some oils are better than others, and how to really put oils to use in your life, is a process. ​​ We offer classes, both live, and online, empowering people all over the world, how to take their healthcare into their own hands.  


In this fun & informative 60 minute Essential Oils Class, you will learn the essentials about Essential Oils.


Information will include the following: ​-

  • What are essential oils?

  • Essential Oil quality - What’s important? 

  • What to look for in a good essential oil.

  • How do oils work?

  • Why do oils work?

  • What are the varied uses of essential oils?

  • The building blocks of good health & wellness.

  • How are essential oils used/applied?

  • How can essential oils support your current health challenges.

  • How to incorporate oils into your every day life for optimal health.

  • How to take control of your own health/healthcare.

  • How to save money with your healthcare.


And much much more!  

To learn about, and register for upcoming classes in your area, click here.  

To watch an online essential oil basics class, click here.

To learn how to get your oils at wholesale prices, or to get a no cost Wellness Consultation, fill out the form below.

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The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.  Understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance - thus helping the body's natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to "treat" medical problems.