What Are Essential Oils?

Posted on August 30 2016

At BALANCED HEALTH plus®, we are dedicated to providing quality aromatherapy products to help our customers experience natural health benefits. Our aromatherapy products utilize various essential oils to help ease the symptoms of common ailments including headaches, morning sickness, and anxiety. But what exactly are essential oils? We are here to tell you about these amazing products!

Essential oils are natural oils that are extracted from plants by distillation. These naturally occurring oils are found throughout the plant kingdom including the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers. Each essential oil is made up of small organic molecules called volatile aromatic compounds that create the characteristic scent from the plant from which it was extracted. To date, over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds that have been identified.

The earliest evidence of the use of essential oils can be traced to cave paintings in France that suggest the use of medicinal plants in everyday life as far back as 18,000 B.C.E.  Essential oils have been commonly used in Egypt, China, India, Greece, Rome, and in other areas throughout history. The all-natural oils were used for health care, religious rituals, physical body support, and spiritual enhancement.
Today, essential oils are widely used for numerous purposes. They are used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and healthcare practices—especially with aromatherapy. At BALANCED HEALTH plus®, we have special aromatherapy products that may help you experience natural health benefits without reliance on pharmaceutical drugs.

Are you interested in learning more about our integrative wellness company or about our all-natural aromatherapy products? Contact BALANCED HEALTH plus directly to find out more!

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