What Is An 'Essential Oil'

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Essential oils are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees, through distillation.

According to ancient Egytian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before Christ to heal the sick. They are the oldest form of medicine and cosmetic known to man and were considered more valuable than gold.

There are 188 references to oils in the Bible. Some of the precious oils which have been used since antiquity for anointing and healing the sick are frankincense, myrhh, galbanum, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon and spikenard.

Clinical research now shows that frankincense oil and many others contains very high immune stimulating properties. Science is only now beginning to investigate the incredible healing substances found in essential oils.

Essential oils can be extracted from plants, trees, seeds, flowers, petals, stems, roots, bark, or even the whole plant. Today, about 200 different types of oils are being distilled with several thousand chemical constituents and aromatic molecules that have been identified and registered.