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What Are Essential Oils

What Are Essential Oils

THE SCIENCE

Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds, found in seeds, barks, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. It offers a variety of benefits in physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. It has enhanced lives for thousands of years, and The Oil Rituels would love to bring forward this ancient tradition to modern rituals.

It can be used as a single essential oil or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefits.

Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come from.

With every breath inhaled incoming aromatic molecules enter the body via the nose. The nose is structured in such a way as to capture and hold aromatic molecules and to keep the olfactory hairs [cilia] moist.

The olfactory hairs pick up the odour molecules and bind them to receptors. Messages are sent along neurons to the olfactory bulb and directly to the limbic brain. The limbic brain is the ancient area of the brain where moods, sexual urges, and emotions are seated. And all this takes place within thousandths of a second!

We possess about 5 million olfactory neuron cells. These cells are the same type of cells the brain is made of. But unlike brain cells, that last a lifetime, these olfactory neuron cells replace themselves every 1 to 2 months.

When essential oils are applied to the skin [via oil or water] the essential oils penetrate the skin through the pores and hair follicles where they are absorbed by tiny capillaries. They eventually reach the microcirculatory system [bloodstream]. Once in the bloodstream, they can affect adjacent organs and structures and circulate throughout the entire body, until they are excreted [exhalation, perspiration, feces, urine]

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