Adventures in Living a Natural Lifestyle

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What are Essential Oils?

What are these essential oils you keep hearing about? Is there truth to the hype? You bet. As long as you source your oils from the right place…but we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

What’s an essential oil? They are the substance you smell when you hold a plant, and what you see when you scratch a tree or plant. They’re nature’s pure essence. It’s what you smell. They are typically steam-distilled. Essential oils are able to penetrate cells in the human body, because of their small atomic mass.

By going “back” to essential oils, we’re returning to a pure, undiluted, chemical-free part of Nature that can support healthy bodies. Nature cannot be mimicked precisely, and the human body cannot fully process synthetics.

What are Essential Oils? was originally published on Naturally Oily Adventures