If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
There’s a lot of negative in the world, and some of it comes in the form of harmful chemicals and toxins that are constantly bombarding our health and wellness. Avoiding these toxins is nearly impossible. They are found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the beauty products we put on our skin, the cleaning products we use, and the clothes we wear. And, what makes matters even worse, the foods we eat to help protect our bodies are no longer dense in the nutrients and minerals our body needs. Our bodies’ protective systems are overworked, and it’s evident in the number of health issues we face: lack of energy, inability to focus, stressed immune and reproductive systems, and poor sleep quality (just to name a few)! Simply put, we can’t put the “good” in our body if it’s full of the “bad.”