Monday, December 27, 2010

Essential Oils

Have you ever squeezed a lemon peel or an orange peel and noticed the liquid that comes from the peel?  This is the lemon or orange essential oil.  Essential oils are commonly referred to as simply "oils".  They are the natural, aromatic volatile liquids found in various parts of a plant:  shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, and adapt to its surroundings. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via steam distillation, and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.

While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast—which makes them much more than something that just simply smells good.

Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life. With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick. Today, essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.

This video is entitled "What Are Essential Oils Anyway?"

This video is part 1 in a series called "Healing Oils of the Bible"

Young Living Essential Oils, the leading provider of essential oils, offers more than 300 essential oil singles and blends. All Young Living essential oils meet the YLTG standard. This means that every essential oil Young Living distills or sources has the optimal naturally-occurring blend of constituents to maximize the desired effect.

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