Healing plant oils, is a great way to describe essential oils, they are produced naturally from plants and used by many to treat common ailments. Relaxation, beauty care and cleaning around your home are great ways you can use essential oils. I really like the idea of learning about essential oils and using natural products in my home instead of aerosols, don't you?
For thousands of years, many cultures have relied on natural oils to treat health conditions. Just starting with some of the most common essential oils you can:
- Fight cold and flu.
- Relax and soothe sore muscles.
- Alleviate skin conditions.
- Alleviate aches and pains.
- Reduce cellulite and wrinkles.
- Clean your home.
- Make personal care products.
I'm Curious, Have You Used Essential Oils?
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are a natural oil, generally obtained by distillation of the plant or other source from which it is extracted, often by using steam. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it contains the "essence of" the plant's fragrance. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing. Essential oils are widely used for making theraputic recipes by Aromatherapists as an alternative to pharma. They are used commercially in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other scented products, also for flavoring food and drink and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.
Since ancient times essential oils have been thought to hold healing properties for everything from anxiety to acne. Many people consider these oils to be a natural alternative to modern medicine. From everything I’ve read and heard, the debate still rages on as to whether this is indeed the case, and claims to the efficiency of any medical treatment concerning these natural remedies are subject to regulation now in most countries. However having said that these natural remedies have been used for thousands of years, and passed down by generations. I’m no expert but if someone suggested a natural remedy to me I would be happy to give it a go, these recipes have been around for decades and I am a guessing there's a good reason for that right?
As long as you use essential oils safely you can experiment and decide for yourself, just have some fun and maybe you'll discover some benefits along the way. Maybe some of you already have? I'd love to hear about it, I suffer sometimes from migraines, so I will definitely be looking at a natural remedy that I can try. I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about essential oils, don't forget to say hello in the comments below. 🙂
Where can I Buy or Learn More About Essential Oils?
There are many places you can buy essential oils from online so it can be confusing to know where to start, you may want to check out my essential oil grades post for more advice on what to look for when choosing where to buy your oils.
Here's 10 top suppliers to get you started, all reputable companies. If you'd like to support my blog, I'm an affiliate with the last one and will earn a small commision if you buy anything 🙂
- Penny Price Aromatherapy UK - International shipping
- Quinessence Aromatherapy UK
- Oils4life UK - International shipping
- Baldwins UK - International shipping
- Aromatics International US - International shipping
- Mountain Rose Herbs US
- Tisserand UK - International shipping
- Aqua Oleum UK - International shipping
- Healing Natural Oils US - International shipping
$10 off your first order!
If you're not sure which oils to start with, check out my 10 Starter Essential Oils For Beginners .
I would love to hear from you, please don't hesitate to leave me a comment below.