Did you know the properties of essential oils (so necessary to their native plants), are very useful to humans as well?
A good example of this has to do with mold and fungi. As essential oils boost the immune systems of plants against the constant threat of mold and fungi, they work to do the same for humans. This is why essential oils can be so effective against health problems related to these hardy organisms.
In addition to defending against molds and fungi (as well as viruses and bacteria), essential oils also work to support various bodily systems such as the endocrine, circulatory, digestive, nervous, and reproductive system.
The place to begin to address how essential oils work is by considering their chemistry. Essential oils are made up of tiny molecules – much smaller than the molecules found in “fatty oils” like vegetable or olive oil.
These tiny molecules then work in a number of ways:
- It makes them aromatic, as small molecules are able to quickly vaporize and positively affect the body through the nose and lungs. (This ability is what led to the term “aromatherapy.”)
- It enables them to easily cross tissues and cell walls — including the blood-brain barrier — which gives the power to reach areas of the body like nothing else. (This can be seen in the ability that essential oils have to quickly and positively affect the emotions.)
- It equips oils to penetrate the skin and reach any part of the body in minutes. (e.g., an Essential Oil like peppermint can be placed on the sole of the foot and be tasted on the tongue within a minute).
Here at Celtic Sage, we are always looking for new holistic additions to our line of specially formulated, safe and proven natural products for our clients. We are dedicated to continuing to provide you with information and options to adopt a more holistic approach to living.
We are also pleased to announce that we will be adding a fragrance line to our existing product line this year. There will be five fragrances to choose from. Stay tuned for the launch towards the end of April. We are also adding Spirit Catchers and Chakra Balancers. These will become available in May.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients, family and friends for a great 2012 and wish you an awesome 2013! We look forward to working with you this year.
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Slán go fóill (goodbye for now),