Essential oils are extracted from leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, herbs, brushes, shrubs and trees through distillation. They have been used for medicinal and healing purposes for thousands of years. Clinical studies are currently underway in many countries to test the healing properties of various oils, and in the United States, many practices are starting to realize the benefits of essential oils.
It’s important to purchase the purest essential oils available. Research the product line to ensure the items are organic; anything else could do more harm than good. Avoid the temptation to go for the cheapest option, which is likely mixed with synthetic chemicals or heavily diluted. Also, be sure the oil is sold in a dark glass bottle. This will ensure light doesn’t get to the oil, deteriorating it over time. Keep the bottle in a cool place in your home to guarantee you get the maximum benefit each time you use it.