Essential oils, on the other hand, are natural and gentle on the body. Your body naturally knows how to work with plants and oil-based compounds.
When you smell a rose or a peppermint leaf, what you're actually smelling is the essential oil. There’s nothing added. Nothing synthetic. True essential oils are created by simply extracting the therapeutic, aromatic compounds from the plant.
Most oils are concentrated between 10 to 70 times what you’d find in the normal plant. So, you're getting very, very high levels of the therapeutic healing compounds when you use essential oils.
In my opinion, essential oils work better than MOST modern medicines available today.
Because the compounds are so small they can actually pass into the cell wall, which allows them to help destroy viruses, pathogenic bacteria, parasites and other diseases that get into your body. This is one reason why essential oils are so effective. It's also why I've used them and recommended them to my patients for years.
Essential oils work because they contain high amounts of therapeutic compounds.
A 15 milliliter bottle (which is about the size of your thumb) of lavender essential oil takes about 150 pounds of lavender flowers. Think about holding up a 150-pound plate in order to produce an oil weighing less than a pound. That's how many flowers or plants it takes to produce one single bottle of essential oil.
Essential oils are used everyday as natural medicine to treat a number of chronic illnesses, but they can also be used for everyday items.
Essential oils can be used for beauty, reducing aging marks (like sun spots or stretch marks on the skin), weight loss, and everyday things like cleaning your house, killing mold in your house, and allergies.
Simply put–essential oils are gentle on the body and they’re the most effective form of plant-based medicine.