There are a few misconceptions about essential oils (EOs). They are not some new-age hippie fad! Not only are EOs natural, effective, and multi-purpose, but also the original gangsters of the world of medicine, their use dating back 4500 B.C.
EOs have been used in Asia and Europe for centuries to heal wounds, prevent infections, alleviate anxiety, and flavor foods. The original recipe for Coca-Cola used the essential oils of orange, lemon, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, and neroli.
Today, EOs are being used to treat epilepsy, sinus congestion, premenstrual syndrome, migraines, and other health concerns. With all that they can do for our health and well-being, EOs are becoming a staple in the home. Most likely, you may have been benefiting from them and not know it:
What are essential oils?
EOs are purified liquid extracts from the roots, stems, leaves, resin, bark, fruit peels, or flowers of plants, and those extracts are made up of multiple compounds that create the signature fragrance of the plant. These same compounds also contain health benefits, including anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and so on.
Where can I get essential oils?
Most health food stores and major supermarket chains, such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger, and Earth Fare carry the most commonly used essential oils. They are also available online through Amazon.com and well-known essential oil companies:
NOW - https://www.nowfoods.com/essential-oils
Plant Guru - https://www.theplantguru.com/
Plant Therapy - https://www.planttherapy.com/
doTerra - https://www.doterra.com/US/en
Young Living - https://www.youngliving.com/en_US
Which oils should I get?
There are a ton of resources on where to start with EOs! You can visit the company websites listed above, check out one on the books listed in the references below, or contact us at My Wealth in Health for a free 20-minute consultation call. Click here to order EO blends customized to fit your needs.
Have fun getting oily!!!
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The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
Aromatherapy for Natural Living by Anne Kennedy
The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing by Margaret Ann Lembo
Kelly Nembhard is a clinical research professional and former developmental biologist. She currently lives in Durham, NC.
Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.