Lavender required to produce just 16 ounces of essential oil.
Rose petals needed to distill one pound of rose oil.
Needed to distill a single pound of melissa essential oil.
Lemons needed to distill just over 2 pounds of lemon essential oil.
Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve. The limbic system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions including smell, emotions, behaviour, and memory.
Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit.
When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain.
Every oil contains hundreds of different compounds, which allows for using essential oils in many ways. One of the most loved oils is lavender. Not only is it incredible for soothing minor skin irritations, but it can also be used to help ease feelings of tension and promote relaxtion. Using essential oils in your home is easy and I can help show you the way.
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