Essential Oils are highly concentrated extracts. They are usually attained, either by steam distillation or cold pressing, from the flowers, leaves, roots, berries, stems, seeds, needles, gums, bark or resins of numerous plants.

Essential oils contain natural hormones, vitamins, antibiotics and antiseptics. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, because they evaporate easily in air. They are also soluble in vegetable oil, partially soluble in alcohol, and insoluble in water. Because they are so concentrated, they are likely to irritate mucus membranes and the stomach lining if taken internally. I highly recommend to only use essential oils externally in poultices, inhalants, or bath water.

The therapeutic properties of essential oils can help to remedy ailments ranging from insomnia to respiratory disorders to impotence to arthritis. In the following sub menus, I have broken down three categorizations for the use of essential oil, but there are so many more.