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What are essential oils?
What do essential oils contain?
Do essential oils contain hormones?
Who would benefit from the use of essential oils?
Are essential oils oily?
How concentrated are essential oils?
How do essential oils work?
Can essential oils penetrate the skin?
How are essential oils transported through the body?
What other ways can essential oils be absorbed into the body?
How long do essential oils last in the body?
Is it true that two different people can have a completely different reaction to the oils?
Why buy essential oils and not just flowers?
Some essential oils are listed as both relaxants and stimulants. How is this so?

Can using essential oils have an effect on the immune system?
Can essential oils work on the subtle energies of the body?
What are some daily first aid uses for essential oils?
How does aromatherapy fit in with other healing therapies?

What are the differences between essential oils and herbs?
What are the differences between essential oils and herbs?
Can I cook with essential oils?
What are the differences between essential oils and Bach Flower Remedies?
Why is there such a variation in the cost of essential oils?
What is the shelf life of essential oils and how should they be stored?
Do essential oils act as preservatives?
Is steam distillation the best method of extraction?
How many ways are there to extract oils?
How do essential oils differ in quality?
What is a synergy?

What is the difference between an absolute and an essential oil?
Why are essential oils commonly adulterated?
Why are there varying grades of ylang ylang oil?
If peppermint is supposed to help with headaches, why do I sometimes get one when I use the oil?
What are the differences among the eucalyptus oils?
What are the differences among the lavender oils?
What are the differences among the rosemary oils?
What are the differences among the camomiles?
What are the differences among the thymes?
Is the "therapy" in aromatherapy medicinal, psychological or something else?
What are some psychological effects of using scent daily?
What is the difference between aromatherapy and aroma-chology?
How sensitive is the sense of smell?
If I have a weak sense of smell, can aromatherapy help me?
Like eyesight, taste and hearing, does the ability to smell deteriorate?
How do scents work on memory?
If an essential oil conjures up bad memories, will this happen every time the oil is used?
Will I receive emotional benefits from my personal perfume?
What are pheromones?
Do essential oils stimulate production of pheromones in humans?
Can essential oils curb the appetite?
Are women more sensitive to smell than men?
What can aromatherapy do for the average person using it at home?
What can aromatherapy do for the average person using it at home?
What are some of the most popular uses of essential oils?
What are some of the everyday uses of essential oils?

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What are essential oils?

Essential oils are fragrant, highly concentrated, volatile extracts from plants. They are found in such varied parts of the plant as the leaves, spices, fruits, woods, roots, seeds and flowers. The flower is part of the plant's "communication," providing rich nectar, hallucinogenic colors, scents, varying textures and markings to entice specific insects to come and sample its splendors. Scent is the final step in the flower's ability to screen its callers. Each oil contains individual benefits to which the body and mind respond. Since the use of essential oils, incense and perfumes began, it has been believed that they could heal the body, alter moods, stir memories, arouse sexual desire and generally improve the quality of life. Essential oils are the concentrated essences of plants, often referred to as the soul of the plant and, at one time, were actually thought to be waste products. It has since been found that essential oils are part of the plant's own immune system with the plant producing more essence under stress. An essential oil contains the life force of the plant from which it comes. They work in harmony with the body and give a sense of balance and well being. Essential oils are complete in themselves. They contain all of the active ingredients and all of the buffers. One should only use essential oils that are 100% active raw-material from the designated source.


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