Essential Oils in Aromatherapy 

essential oils

An essential oil is a pure, aromatic, volatile liquid that is extracted from flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds through steam distillation or other processes. 

The term 'Aromatherapy' is defined by Webster dictionary, as inhalation or bodily application (like massage) of fragrant essential oils (as from flowers and fruits) for therapeutic purposes". In other words When the oil is used for enhancing the health of the user, it is considered therapeutic.

This is not to be confused with "therapeutic grade" oils. Technically there is no such term because there is no government regulatory body that has made the distinction between therapeutic grade and not. However, many essential oil companies have adopted the term "therapeutic grade' to imply that they are pure and safe. Which is key in purchasing quality essential oils that are best suited for your particular needs and budget. Important factors to keep in mind are:

- Watch out for terms like fragrance oil,” “nature identical oil,” or “perfume oil.” These words indicate that what you see is not a pure, single essential oil and could be synthetic.

-  Organic oils are typically superior to non-organic oils.

-Be discerning about the health claims some essential oil companies make. Sometimes its too good to be true. If you're uncertain, you can call them or read about their company.

These are but a few of the key factors to look for. You can find more in my new book Acupressure with Essential oils. Sign up for tips and to pre-order your copy due to come out April 30, 2019. 

Also, Aromaweb.com provide detailed information on how to buy essential oils as well as other important tips. 


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