WHY USE ESSENTIAL OILS (E.O.)? HERE IS WHAT RESEARCH SHOWS
- Essential oils are very concentrated and far more potent that dried herbs. They are not greasy and do not clog pores.
- Essential oils are chemically very complex, consisting of hundreds of different chemical compounds. Because of their complexity, E.O.’s do not disturb the body’s natural balance or homeostasis: if one constituent exerts too strong an effect, another constituent may block or counteract it. (Synthetic chemicals, in contrast, usually have one action and often disrupt the body’s natural balance).
- Essential oils to the plant are as blood to humans. They fight infection, contain hormone-like compounds, and initiate regeneration (anti-aging effect).
- Essential oils have chemical structure that resembles to that found in human cells and tissues; it makes essential oils compatible with human protein and enables them to be readily identified and accepted by the body.
- Their unique lipid soluble structure is very similar to the makeup of the cell membrane, aside from that the molecules of essential oils are also relatively small, giving them the ability to easily penetrate the cells.
- Essential oils can increase circulation and increase immunity, due to the ability of some essential oils decrease viscosity or thickness of the blood.
- In the human body E.O.’s stimulate the secretion of antibodies, neurotransmitters, endorphins, hormones, and enzymes.
- E.O.’s can act as chelators, binning with heavy metals and petrochemicals and ferrying them out of the body.
- The ability of E.O.’s to act both on the mind and body is what makes then truly unique among natural therapeutic and anti-aging agents.
- All essential oils are cleansing and antiseptic in nature and can thus help to disinfect the skin. Some oils encourage the skin to hold and retain moisture or improve skin clarity by removing unwanted toxins from the body. Besides, through their ability to permeate the skin and enter the body, essential oils help to regenerate and strengthen cellular tissue, replenish and repair skin cells as well as regulate the production of sebum to rejuvenate the skin.