For thirty-five years, we’ve studied abroad, learning of the many benefits and uses of essential oils. Let us share our knowledge, so you can experience positive well being through daily use of essential oils.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the regenerative and oxygenating properties of plants. The oil is obtained by a variety of methods, typically expression or distillation, directly from the plant and contained within the oil is the molecular composition and intrinsic properties of the plant which work hand in hand with our bodies for both repairing and growing cells. The human body has the ability to take in the positive attributes of the oil by absorption of the pure oil directly through the skin, or by mixing the oil with other “carrier” oils such as coconut and hazelnut oils, or through the sense of smell which sends signals to the limbic center of the brain. The essences of extract and resins are known to be the most powerful part of the plant and contain many beneficial properties.
Why Use Essential Oils?
Using essential oils improves the quality of our daily living by tapping into the organic properties of plants and how they can bring about positive interaction and rebuilding in our bodies. Every plant oil is unique in chemical composition with very small molecules know as aldehydes, oxides, esters among others. The microscopic components interact with the body and can stimulate the body’s immune system, help kill bacteria and aid in cell growth. They contain antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties and are powerful oxygenators that act as carrying agents in the delivery of nutrients at the cellular level.
Essential Oils Then and Now
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years around the world. Studies of ancient Egypt, Rome, and China have discovered civilizations have blended mixtures of plant oils for religious ceremonies, perfumes and healing dating back to 4500 B.C..
During World War II, Dr. Jean Valnet, M.D., an army physician and surgeon, used the medicinal properties of local plants to aid in the healing and recovery of those injured in battle. He dedicated his life to discovering and documenting nature’s offering of healing in plants. An expert in the field, Dr. Valnet is quoted as saying: “Forgotten and ignored for many years, essential oils are coming back into their own…. as the stars of medicine…”.
Additionally, a recognized expert, researcher and author on the topic, Dr. Terry Friedmann, M.D., stated “Use of essential oils is one of the most powerful yet safe healing modalities we have today.”.
At Margot European Day Spa
we continually educate ourselves and share with our clients the modern day offerings and the time proven benefits of essential oils. Companies like Decleor in France have a line of aroma products to relax and detoxify the body and soul. With the supervision of continually trained experts, adding essential oils to daily living is helpful to the well being of the mind, emotions and body.