by Sam Sentelle
Posted on November 28, 2017
Sarah DeGroff on Essential Oils and Holistic Health
Natural oils enhance holistic health
November 28, 2017
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 bloodstream 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 website 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 aromatherapy – 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”