What is an essential oil?
First, let's define what an essential oil is and how it's made. An essential oil is not an infused herbal oil. This is a very common misconception. Essential oils are the volatile aromatic oils produced by plants. Imagine fresh lemon balm leaves warming in the sun, rubbing rosemary between the palms of your hands, or bringing lavender flowers to your nose for a deep inhalation. Plants create smelly resins and oils to attract pollinators, warn predators, and to protect themselves against disease. The product you buy called "essential oil" is this aromatic substance concentrated through various methods. For example, it takes 60 whole roses to make just one drop of precious essential oil! That's a potent drop of plant material. Essential...
By Dr. Axe
Essential oils continue to amaze me, as they can be used to treat so many health illnesses and improve so many aspects of your health. For the sake of using essential oils for hormones and achieving balance, there are three main essential oils we’re going to cover:
clary sage essential oils
thyme essential oils
sandalwood essential oils
1. Clary Sage Oil
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research found that inhalation of clary sage oil had the ability to reduce cortisol levels by 36% and improved thyroid hormone levels (TSH). The study was done on 22 post-menopausal women in their 50’s, some of which were diagnosed with depression and at the end of
The study was done on 22 post-menopausal women in their 50’s,...
By Marcy Coning from Web Essential Oils
Natural living manifests itself in many forms, including eating and drinking more natural foods, applying more natural products for body care and health, and using more natural products for household care and cleaning. One of the best ways to go about keeping the home healthy and cared for is by using an essential oil diffuser. Not only can these little gems help your family to fight off disease, boost energy, and increase productivity, they also smell great and provide an inviting environment for your family to come home to. Here we list our top 10 favorite reasons that your life can absolutely be improved by owning and using an essential oil diffuser:
Better Sleep and Relaxation
In this world of stress and...