What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oil Definition
Natural, highly concentrated compounds found in the roots, bark, seeds, flowers, or other areas of a plant.
- Give a plant its aroma
- Protect the plant from harsh environmental conditions and insects
- Play a role in plant pollination
Volatile Aromatic Compounds
Tiny, organic molecules that are known to quickly transform from their liquid or solid state into a gas when they reach room temperature.
Why Use Essential Oils to Manage Mood?
- Natural, safe
- Generates quick responses
- A simple way to manage emotions
Health Benefits of Essential Oils
- Soothe occasional skin irritations
- Promote healthy digestion
- Support healthy immune function
- Promote restful sleep
- Alleviate occasional stomach upset
- And More
How do I Use Essential Oils?
- Mix oil with water in a spray bottle and mist over carpet, furniture, or other linens in the home
- Add a drop or two of essential oils to a homemade surface cleanser
- Place a drop of oil in your hand, rub the palms together, cup the hands over your nose, and inhale
- Forehead and temples
- Chest and abdomen
- Arms, legs, bottom of feet
- Certain facial areas, like the skin around the eyes
- Inner ears and eyes
- Broken or injured skin
Other effective methods of topical application:
- Place a few drops of oil in a
- Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a cloth in water, add 2 drops of oil, and apply to desired area
- Mix a few drops of essential oil with lotion or a daily moisturizer and apply to the skin
Internal Use of Essential Oils
- Place essential oil drops into a veggie capsule and swallow with water
- Add an essential oil to a glass of water, your morning smoothie, milk, tea, or your other beverages
- Place a few drops of an essential oil into a small amount of yogurt or applesauce