What are Essential Oils?

What are essential oils

Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels and are obtained through a process called distillation.   Essential oils protect the plant against environmental threats and are known for their healing properties.

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in many cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, food preparation, household cleaning products, beauty treatments and medicinal treatments. Essential oils are highly concentrated and may need to be diluted with a “carrier” oil such as coconut oil or olive oil.

Here are the top essential oils and their benefits:

Eucalyptus oil
 – exhilarating, revitalizing, invigorating, balancing

  • Revitalizes skin
  • Promotes vitality
  • Clears the mind

Frankincense oil – warming, cleansing, soothing

  • Supports healthy cellular function*
  • Reduces appearance of blemishes

Lavender oil – calming, soothing, normalizing, balancing

  • Eases feelings of tension*
  • Soothes skin irritations

Lemon oil – renewing, refreshing, uplifting

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Cleanses the body and aids in digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*

Melaleuca oil
 – cleansing, purifying, exhilarating

  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
  • Promotes healthy immune function*
  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats

Orange oil – brightening, refreshing, uplifting, invigorating

  • Supports a healthy immune system*
  • Use to cleanse surfaces
  • Promotes overall health*

With the increased popularity of essential oils, you may be wondering what are essential oils anyway? Get the 411 here. Patchouli oil – sensual, romantic, soothing, stimulating

  • Help ground and balance emotions
  • Promotes smooth, glowing complexion

Peppermint oil – cooling, revitalizing, invigorating

  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*
  • Help reduce bloating, gas and occasional indigestion*
  • Relieves tension

Rosemary oil – purifying, uplifting, exhilarating

  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Supports healthy internal organ function*
  • Reduces tension and fatigue

Ylang Ylang oil – soothing, romantic, comforting

  • Calms nerves
  • Provides antioxidant support*

We’ve incorporated essential oils into our everyday life to assist us in maintaining balance…emotionally, physically and in life. For more information on how to use essential oils or where to buy essential oils contact us at info@striveforbalance.life.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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