Pure Essential Oil Information
About Essential Oils
An essential oil is created by extracting the natural products of different parts of plants, like flowers, fruits, and roots. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or "essence," of their source.
They are natural oils that are often used to create fragrant items like lotions and soaps. They’re also known to have powerful benefits. Depending on which one you choose, essential oils can be used to calm, sooth, or refresh.
How do essential oils work?
Essential oils are most commonly used in the practice of aromatherapy, in which they are inhaled through various methods. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.
Essential oils are not meant to be swallowed. The chemicals in essential oils can interact with your body in several ways, so always seek advice from your medical provider if you are inexperienced with the use of essential oils or have questions or concerns about using them. One reason is that when applied to your skin, some plant chemicals are absorbed. It's thought that certain application methods can improve absorption, such as applying with heat or to different areas of the body. However, research in this area is lacking.
Observations About Essential Oils & the Limbic System::
Inhaling the aromas from essential oils can stimulate areas of your limbic system, which is a part of your brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviors, sense of smell, and long-term memory. Interestingly, the limbic system is heavily involved in forming memories, which may partly explain why familiar smells can trigger memories or emotions The limbic system also plays a role in controlling several unconscious physiological functions, such as breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. As such, some people claim that essential oils can exert a physical effect on your body. However, this has yet to be confirmed in studies.
Essential oils have many uses outside of aromatherapy. Many people use them to scent their homes or freshen up things like laundry. They are also used as a natural scent in homemade cosmetics and high-quality natural products. Always do your research when using essential oils in combination with other ingredients, as certain combinations and/or the use of heat can destroy the essential oils or may cause rancidity. Make sure the read about essential oil flash points when implementing their use under heat.
Our Essential Oils
We pride ourselves on supplying quality and affordable essential oils that can be used in a wide variety of applications. Any Frock & Jumper essential oil can be used individually, but they can also be mixed with other essential oils to create a custom scent. Custom blends can be requested via email.
Claims regarding uses and effectiveness of essential oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. Please seek the counsel and advice of your medical professional with questions or concerns over personal use of essential oils.