You’ve heard of essential oils, likely have at least one friend who uses and sells them, but what are essential oils and how do they actually help?
Okay, so what are essential oils?
Essential oils are the aromatic liquids that are distilled from plants. These liquids can come from plant seeds, bark, flowers, leaves, roots, stems and fruits. They have been used throughout the years by many cultures for their healing and aromatic benefits, and the medical benefits for children and adults are immense!
What are the benefits of essential oils?
Essential oils provide a variety of benefits from protective/boosting the immune system—like fighting the flu, colds and respiratory issues—to healing skin conditions, soothing pains, reducing inflammation, improving relaxation and sleep, and improving your health by supporting improved digestion, improved respiration, and decreased anxiety, as well as providing opportunities to improve daily life through improved energy. Can’t we all do with a little less anxiety and better sleep? And with finals around the corner for high schoolers and college kids, essential oils may be the best study aid around!
How are essential oils applied?
Essential oils enter our bodies either by absorption through the skin, or inhalation via the nose. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and anything we apply to our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. When essential oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed and travel around the body via our bloodstream. The application of essential oils is dependent on the need being addressed.
With a dermal application, the essential oil is applied directly to the area of the skin affected, but with localized application the therapeutic effects occur mainly in the area of application. Through systemic application, individuals can realize benefits as the compounds from the oils circulate through the blood system and affect the targeted organs.
Greater Learning is a proud provider of Young Living essential oils and products that are purely plant-based which lead to increased benefits and health safety for adults and children! Whether it’s for your child, a high schooler, young adult or yourself, the health benefits of essential oils are time-tested, proven and worth the investment!
Contact us if you are interested in learning more about essential oils and the benefits they can provide you or your children throughout your daily activities!