Introduction to Essential Oils
AN INTRO TO THE POWER OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Certified Organic Essential Oils from Color Earth
Essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds extracted from all parts of living plants; including flowers, stems, seeds, bark, roots and other parts of plants. These compounds act as the immune system for the plant. Protecting and strengthening the plant.
Keep in mind though, that when it comes to essential oils, the word “oil” is a misnomer; essential oils are not oils or oily-feeling at all. An essential oil contains the essence of the plant it is derived from but has no fatty lipids. Pure essential oils are translucent. If you have an essential oil that feels like an oil that means it has been diluted in a carrier oil and is not a pure essential oil.
Thousands of years ago, it was discovered that this powerful fluid could be extracted from the plant and used for medicinal, spiritual, and therapeutic benefits.
The modern use of essential oils has continued to grow rapidly as research and experience validate the numerous health and wellness benefits of essential oils.
Essential oils that are 100% pure and certified organic, are among the most effective and powerful sources, addressing a wide range of emotional and physical conditions, without the dangerous side effects commonly found in pharmaceuticals. By nature, essential oils are anti-microbial. Some are used for their anti-bacterial properties while others are more commonly used for their anti-viral, anti-fungal, or anti-parasitic properties. Viruses only replicate within our living cells and therefore cannot be killed by antibiotics; however, essential oils can penetrate the cell wall to significantly attenuate and kill viruses (source: PubMed.gov). This is just one of the extraordinary benefits of essential oils.
Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally. Their unique chemical structure allows them to pass directly through the skin for immediate systemic response—providing profound, positive health effects on the body, mind, and emotions.
Because essential oils are highly concentrated plant chemicals (70 – 100 times) it’s very important to consult a professional or trusted source for information on how to safely apply oils to maximize the benefits and avoid possible irritations. If you intend to apply an essential oil topically, it is typically best to blend it with a carrier oil before placing it on the skin. Yet again, consulting with a professional is the advised course of action.
Also, because of this high concentration, and the fact that essential oils can be immediately absorbed for systemic response, it is extremely important to select essential oils that are certified organic. Choosing organic oils ensures that you aren’t applying the equivalent 70 - 100 times concentration of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and chemical fertilizers found on most conventional plant sources, to your body or those you care for.
Be watchful of misleading marketing by even major essential oil companies that say certified organic essential oils are not important. Certified organic oils are achievable, but at far greater effort and cost. It’s this loss of profitability that entices many essential oil companies to source conventional oils and avoid the effort and cost of sourcing and certifying their oils as organic.
This is why I find Color Earth essential oils so amazing. These oils are 100% pure, sourced from key areas around the world, and are either certified organic, or wildcrafted—making these oils wonderfully therapeutic and aromatic.
In addition, Color Earth follows strict sustainability guidelines, supports grower-direct organic farmers, and stands by their pledge to plant a tree in the developing world for every product sold. By purchasing essential oils from Color Earth, not only are you receiving the best quality oil at an affordable price, but you’re also contributing to the betterment of our world. And for this reason, Color Earth essential oils are unique and unlike any other.
The health and wellness benefits of using 100% pure, certified organic essential oils are numerous and exciting. Whether as an individual, parent, or health care practitioner, it’s empowering to know that you can tend to most any health concerns in a natural, safe, time-tested way.
Thanks to nature and Color Earth you can now enjoy the power of the best healing ingredients of plants by simply reaching into your cupboard! And that’s reason to celebrate!
Jo J Lisonbee
CTRS & Certified Family Herbalist