Are you a fan of essential oils? I’m sure you’ve at least seen a friend post about them on social media. They seem to be the latest craze in health and wellness. But what are they? How do they work? Do they actually help?
Essential oils are the volatile aromatic compounds extracted from plants. They’re considered volatile because they can quickly change their state from liquid to gas. They can come from the bark, stem, flowers or other parts. These oils contain powerful chemicals that have their own role within the plants.
Essential oils have been used for centuries in food, beauty and health care. For example, 5000 years ago, Egyptians used essential oils for healing and spiritual practices, including embalming.
Today they are used for fragrance and aromatherapy, medicinal and therapeutic applications, and flavoring or dietary supplements. High quality essential oils are very safe and effective when properly used.
At Primal Life Organics, we use essential oils in many of our products for a variety of reasons.
Boost Gum Serum alone has 11 essential oils blended in an extra virgin olive oil base. The essential oils have properties that are beneficial to dental health: antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, analgesic, and more. For example, eucalyptus oil is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial and helps relieve periodontal disease.
Infiniti Face Toner contains frankincense essential oil. Frankincense has incredible properties that can rejuvenate skin, prevent and fade scars, prevent the formation of wrinkles, provide anti-aging properties, and administer a feeling of calm and serenity.
Beyond Face Serum includes bergamot. It is beneficial for treating wounds, eczema, psoriasis and acne. Antiseptic, antibiotic and cicatrisant (cell-regenerative for the skin and promotes healing through the formation of scars).
And of course our fan-favorite Dirty Mouth Toothpowder contains essential oils. They’re added for their antiseptic qualities and to freshen the mouth. They also make you forget that you are brushing your teeth with dirt!
Primal Life Organics makes all-natural products fresh when ordered. We don’t bloat them with preservatives, chemicals or other potentially harmful ingredients. Instead, we use clays, foods and carrier oils to nourish and heal your skin. The essential oils are added for a bigger boost of nourishment — and they smell good!
What are your favorites?
I’d love to know which essential oils are your favorites and why. Let me know in the comments below!