What are essential oils?
Have you ever crushed a fresh peppermint leaf between your fingers, or taken a whiff of the scent on your hands after peeling an orange? If so, you’ve already experienced the power of essential oils.
Essential oils are simply distilled plants in a bottle.
Essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. As you know from previous mentions, I do prefer natural and holistic methods for health when the option is safely available. Essential oils can be used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness!
Some essential oils are ok for ingestion through cooking or other means, but others are better for topical absorption or aromatherapy.
One we use regularly with our family when we have a cold or other ickiness cycling through our home, is oregano . Most wouldn’t think of this spice as anything more than an addition to their spaghetti sauce, however as an essential oil, this one is a bit potent on the tongue, but it helps to boost the immune system and snuff out all the nasty!
You can also blend certain oils together for various calming, or emotional balancing.