The Potent Art of Aromatherapy
The image above illustrates what goes into a drop of Jasmine absolute essential oil – about 115 flowers. Essential oils are extracted from plant material by distillation, mechanical pressing, carbon dioxide or other solvent extraction. They are very concentrated and complex aromatic molecules that make up the fragrant aspect of plants. These aromatic molecules have been studied and shown to be therapeutically beneficial as anti-inflammatory, cell regenerative, analgesic (pain killer), circulatory stimulant, antiviral, antibacterial agents.
Essential oils have been shown to provoke mental states depending on the oil i.e.: relaxation, alertness, optimism, clarity, euphoria. They offer healing and beautifying benefits for the skin as well as natural and therapeutic fragrances. They truly are incredible botanicals.