Essential Oil Benefits, Part 2

woman smelling oils Essential oils have many benefits. For many centuries essential oils and other aromatics were used in for religious purposes, massage, inhalation, remedies, and other physical and spiritual needs.

Ancient records, some dating back to 4500 B.C. from a variety of cultures (Bibilical, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, etc.,) describe the use of essential oils and aromatics in their writings and records. The people of ancient times understood the matchless benefits of essential oils. While much of this knowledge has been lost, today, many of the benefits of essential oils have been rediscovered.

It is important to note that benefits can only be had from the purest quality essential oils. Inferior quality or adulterated oils not only fail to produce beneficial results, but can be toxic. The European AFNOR and ISO standards provide guidelines that help buyers differentiate between a therapeutic-grade essential oil and a lower grade oil with similar chemical makeup and fragrance.

The Young Living essential oils discussed on this site are of such exceptional quality that they set the AFNOR and ISO standards for therapeutic-grade.

A Few Benefits Of Essential Oils

As the most powerful part of the plant, essential oils and plant extracts have been woven into history since time immemorial. Here are some of the ways they have been used:

  • They have provided exquisite fragrances for the home or worn as perfume.

  • Their aromas can help balance mood, lift spirits, soothe negativity, and create a romantic atmosphere.

  • The aromas of the oils help balance electrical frequencies of the brain allowing it to function more optimally and efficiently.

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  • Essential oils also affect the limbic system positively, where reason, emotion, and smell are processed.

  • Provide relaxation.

  • Provide a transporting massage experience.

  • When inhaled, certain components of essential oils can assist emotional release.

Therapeutic-grade essential oils offer natural and wholistic solutions to many of today's needs. The tiny molecules easily pass through cell walls and membranes, delivering therapeutic benefits directly where they are needed and throughout the entire body when applied on the feet.

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