Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Essential oils are microscopic molecules of "oil" extracted from the flowers and leaves of Plants. Their tiny size makes it very easy for our skin and lungs to absorb them. That is why their therapeutic effects are so powerful.

When essential oils are absorbed through the skin, such as with massage, they get into the bloodstream, reducing inflammation, fixing imbalances, and fighting infection. If you inhale an essential oil, using our state of the art Now Diffuser, the oil is absorbed through the mucous membranes of your respiratory tract and lungs. From there, it's transferred into the bloodstream to work its healing magic.

Essential oils contain Terpenes which work in our bodies. They create an environment unfriendly to viruses, bacteria and fungi. That is why they are called "antiseptic" (germ killing). Some powerful antiseptic essential oils are Lemon, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Pine and Lavender, also used in home cleaning products.

The oils help reduce inflammation including pain, redness and swelling. Some good anti-inflammatory essential oils are Chamomile, Lavender, Sandalwood and Benzoin.

They also relax our muscles and nervous system, which helps ease pain, tension, cramps and muscle spasms. Sedative relaxing oils include Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium and Ylang Ylang.

Essential Oils are well known for helping to reduce stress. You can use them to calm your nerves, ease your anxiety and relax your muscles. These combined effects will greatly reduce every day stress and help you sleep much better.

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