An Overview Of Essential Oils
Essential oils are the concentrated, volatile, aromatic oils derived from plants. They can come from the peel (citrus), bark (cinnamon), leaves (basil), roots/rhisome (ginger), flowers (lavender)or resin (myrrh) of the particular plant, Therapeutic grade essential oils contain many of the properties of the plants that they originated from, which gives them properties we can use! Some oils are antibacterial, others are sedative in nature, while still others contain chemicals that can help nurture the skin.
Because they are concentrated, it is important to use these oils in dilution with either a carrier oil (ie almond, olive…) or by dispersal in glycerine or alcohol.
We do not recommend the internal use of essential oils.