DeGroff / Broyles Rotarian Don Broyles learns about health properties of essential oils from speaker Sarah DeGroff.

Sarah DeGroff
Natural oils enhance holistic health

November 28, 2017

Sarah DeGroff believes that good health can be enhanced by natural oils independently tested for therapeutic properties.

The essential oils are extracted from seeds, bark, stems, roots and flowers of plants, she told Putnam Rotarians today.. The extracts are highly concentrated up to 70 times more powerful than herbs.

One drop of peppermint, she said, contains the equivalent of 38 cups of peppermint tea.

Oils are available for a variety of purposes. Some may be applied directly to the skin. They are absorbed and may enter the blood stream in 30 seconds. Some oils may be consumed as a dietary supplement.

"Can you use oregano to flavor food?" someone asked.

"Only a drop or two," came the answer.

Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds, DeGroff explained, described as "volatile" because they are powerful and they evaporate quickly.

According to doTERRA, a web site for the company which extracts the special oils, "the aroma is potent and you can smell it typically even from some distance.

"Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for applications inclusion in aroma therapy – using these compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body – as well as other applications.

"If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.

"We harness nature's most powerful elements and share these gifts through our global community of Wellness Advocates"

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