Aromatherapy is a holistic
therapy that uses pure essential oils to positively influence the mind and body
and to enhance emotional and physical well-being. Essential oils are highly
concentrated extracts from the aromatic part of the plant. They are wholly
natural molecular substances which when diffused in the air are transmitted to the part of
the brain that controls memory and emotional response. When used topically they
are highly effective due to their ability to help stimulate the body's natural ability to heal.
therapeutic quality of an essential oil is affected by many
factors. The quality of the plant material is extremely important.
Plants that are indigenous to an area are generally of higher
quality than those commercially grown elsewhere. The
weather and environmental growing conditions affect the quality of
the harvest. Oil quality even varies within a growing season if
there are multiple harvest times. The elevation at which the plants
are grown can affect quality and yield, for example when growing
lavender. How and when the plant is harvested and how long it
sits before being distilled are also critical factors. For
example, the essential oil from Melissa officinalis is
lost if the plant sits more than a few hours.
addition to the health and vigor of the plant, the talent and
capability of the distiller is also an important ingredient in
essential oil production. In fact, it is probably more
important than the quality of the equipment. The role of the
distiller is to extract the oil in a manner which keeps it as close
to the chemical composition of the plant as possible. Some brilliant oils can be obtained from some of
the most basic equipment if the plant material is excellent and the
information on this website is not intended as medical advice. For any medical condition, you should always consult
a physician or health care provider.
The statements made are for educational purposes and have not been evaluated by
the FDA. These products are health and beauty aids and are not meant to
prevent, treat or cure any illness, disease, condition or symptom.
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