About Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years. The oils are made from the most potent part of plant materials, a product of the distillation process that creates medicinal-grade oil. It takes hundreds of pounds of flower, herb, or tree parts to produce just one pound of essential oil.
The practice of using the essential oils to promote healing affects is called aromatherapy. The essential oils have a wide range of medicinal properties, including antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, insecticidal, and antioxidant, as well as degrees of antimicrobial activity.
There are a vast number of essential oils available to provide healing for a number of physical and psychological conditions, including addiction recovery. Therapeutic grade oils, as they are absorbed into the skin, the olfactory system, and digestive organs, can produce a variety of effects, including stimulating, soothing, cleansing, and calming effects. These effects provide holistic benefits that impact physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of being. Oils can also be blended to treat a specific medicinal effect.