Essential oils are distilled from various parts of plants, including seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers and fruit. The essential oils of the plant help fight infection and initiate regeneration. They possess potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
The molecules of essential oils are also relatively small, giving them the ability to easily penetrate the cells, and some oils have been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier. When topically applied to the feet or elsewhere, essential oils can travel throughout the body in a matter of minutes.
Dating as far back as 4500 B.C., essential oils have been used throughout history.
Many oils on the market shelves today are produced using chemicals and high heat. It is imperative to only use high-quality essential oils distilled at low heat and without chemicals and pesticide free. Fragrance oils or chemical components of essential oils produced in a lab bring disappointing results and may even be toxic.