What are essential oils and why are they so magical?
An essential oils is a liquid that is generally distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, flowers, roots, or other elements of at plant.
Essential oil contains the true essence of the plant it was derived from. These beautiful oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.
Essential oils are not the same as perfume or fragrance oils.(read here the difference why chemicals perfume are bed for you) Where essential oils are derived from the true plants, perfume oils are artificially created fragrances or contain artificial substances and do not offer the therapeutic benefits that essential oils offer.
The chemical composition and aroma of these oils can provide valuable psychological and physical therapeutic benefits. These benefits are usually achieved through methods including inhalation and application of the diluted oil to the skin, or by using a diffuser.
Never use essential oil directly on your skin unless advised from a specialist.
Normally they will be mixed with carrier oils such as Almonds, apricot, etc. (Actually, Lavender essential oil is the only one you can use directly on the skin) especially for kids!
The magical qualities of the essential oils can be found in Pure products!