Essential Oil Basics

//Essential Oil Basics

Essential Oil Basics

 

Essential oils are natural oils that are extracted from plants by steam distillation, through manual expression or though solvent extraction.

Each essential oil contains aroma compounds or the characteristic fragrance of the plant they were extracted from.

Most of the essential oils extracted from plants are high in antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral properties.  These properties make them popular for healing and everyday cleaning!

When using essential oils, you have the opportunity to increase your overall well-being.  Essential oils are used in three main ways;

  • Applied to the skin.
  • Inhaled.
  • Ingested.

Sensoria products and accessories are recommended to be used through skin application and inhalation methods.  We offer a variety of inhalers and diffusers that work extremely well with our signature blends and essential oils.

Since essential oils have a very tiny molecular size, It makes them easily absorbed by our bodies.

Skin Application

When properly diluted, essential oils can be massaged into the skin.  The combination of the small molecular size of essential oils and the permeability of our skin, makes skin application an easy way for us to enjoy the benefits of essential oils.

Inhalation:

Inhaling essential oils through the nose or mouth by use of inhalers or diffusers is another easy way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils.

Essential Tips!

  • Never apply pure essential oil directly to your skin.  It should always be diluted first to prevent an unwanted reaction.
  • Essential oils can last up to 5 to 10 years if stored properly (citrus oils will lose their potency after 1 or 2 years).
  • Essential oils should be stored in dark glass bottles and kept out of direct sunlight.
By | 2015-06-23T08:56:29+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Essential Oils|0 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health. Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient.. “Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!, Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.” Aside from offering Traditional Acupuncture to Palm Harbor patients, her clinic also offers several other complementary treatments such as Herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Diathermia, Dry Aqua Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Medical Massage and Postural Analysis among others. Dr. Perkins also develops customized, personal healing and health plans for each patient at East West Healing Solutions.

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