What Are Essential Oils?

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Essential oils are the natural, aromatic compounds that are distilled from plants. They come from every part of the plant: stems, roots, resins, leaves, petals, grasses, even the rinds of some fruit! Their purpose is to protect the plants from predators, attract pollinators, and give them their aromas. 



Fortunately for us, God made plants and people to go together, so we can take advantage of the benefits of these oils as well.



Essential oils are very powerful!!!


And very concentrated.


In fact, they are 50 to 70 X more powerful than herbs.


And just 1 drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea!


Here are just a few ways various essential oils can be used to support your body’s systems:


  • Minimize the effects of seasonal threats
  • Maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
  • Promote feelings of relaxation
  • Balance mood throughout the month
  • Promote a restful sleeping environment
  • Reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Promote healthy metabolism & help manage hunger cravings*
  • Cleanse and purify the air and surfaces
  • Help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion*
  • Support the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Provide effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support*
  • Promote a restful sleeping environment


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“Essential Oils . . . that’s the latest fad, huh?” is something I hear a lot.


Actually nothing can be further from the truth! Essential oils have been used for centuries, going all the way back to 3500 BC, when the Egyptians used plants for health, food, religious, and beauty purposes.



Essential oils are tried and true natural wellness solutions, and I feel confident using them for my family. 


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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.