Essential oils are highly concentrated forms of the natural oils found in plants. These oils are typically extracted from the plants by the process of distillation, which is done by water or steam from the bark, flowers, stems, leaves, and roots of the plant. After distillation, the remaining product is a highly concentrated extract of the plant - an essential oil - with the healing properties and fragrance of the plant it was extracted from.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years throughout many cultures in human history, often for their therapeutic and medicinal benefits. The Holy Bible has almost 200 references to essential oils such as spikenard, hyssop, rosemary, myrrh, and frankincense. The Book of Exodus has a recipe for a holy anointing oil, and in the New Testament, three wise men gifted Jesus Christ frankincense and myrrh. The traditional Indian medicine system, Aryuveda, has an over 3,000 year history of incorporating essential oils into healing regimens. Additionally, evidence and recorded history have both shown that Egyptians used aromatic oils as early as 4500 B.C.
Essential oils are gaining popularity as natural, safe, and cost-effective additions to therapies and wellness regimens due to their anti-depressant, stimulating, detoxifying, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and calming properties.
Essential oils have been shown to:
Essential oils can also be used as part of making DIY natural cleaning or skin and hair care products.
At Harmonic Health and Wellness, we believe that incorporating essential oils into your daily life can be an extremely beneficial addition to your wellness toolkit. We offer essential oil educational material, programs, and workshops as well as the opportunity to purchase some of the highest quality oils on the market.