What are essential oils? Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home.
Inside many plants—hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark—are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils.
Essential oils give a plant its scent, protect it from hazardous environmental conditions, and even assist it with pollination, among other important functions and benefits.
When you open a bottle of pure, unadulterated essential oil, your senses are instantly filled with its potent aroma, even from a distance. What your nose detects are the naturally occurring elements of the essential oil.
Every essential oil varies in its natural makeup, so aromas and benefits are also unique. For example, Lavender oil includes elements that make it effective for soothing skin irritations, reducing anxiousness and feelings of tension, and promoting a restful environment for sleep.
Meanwhile, when taken internally, Frankincense oil supports immune, nervous, and digestive systems, and aids in healthy cellular function.
So many of the products we use in our day-to-day lives are filled with synthetic chemicals. These unnatural products can weigh us down and even negatively influence the way we think, feel, and live.
Pure essential oils offer an alternative to synthetic products. Essential oils are more than just natural products. Each with a unique chemical makeup, essential oils have dozens of benefits for the body and mind. Essential oil benefits are determined by the chemistry of the plants. If these natural chemicals are properly extracted, they can be used to help you physically, mentally, and emotionally in your daily life.
Do you feel like you've started to hear a lot about essential oils in the last few years? While you might think essential oils are a new, hip trend, plant extracts and plant-based products are deeply rooted in the traditions of the past. Essential oils have been used by ancient civilizations across the globe for:
- Personal care
- Healthcare practices
- Religious ceremonies
- Beauty treatments
- Food preparation
Historically, essential oils were used as part of cultural practices and traditions. However, we now have increasing scientific evidence and research showing that essential oils can be effectively and safely used in a wider range of day-to-day practices and routines for amazing natural health benefits.
Today, essential oils can be used for cooking, household cleaning, personal hygiene, sleep, boosting immunity, emotional health, weight management, and much, much more.
When you use essential oils, you'll have more natural solutions and fewer toxic, synthetically manufactured products in your life and home.
Since long ago, people have used essential oils and plant parts to improve their health and physical well-being. We’ve continued to explore their benefits today, finding that essential oils can be integrated into daily life for a plethora of purposes.
Curious about how you might use essential oils in your everyday life? Essential oils can be used to:
- Support good oral hygiene
- Reduce appearance of skin imperfections
- Promote healthy digestion
- Cleanse and purify the air
- Promote an uplifting atmosphere
- Maintain healthy respiratory system and clear breathing
- And more!
Some essential oils are soothing, toning, and grounding, while others are energizing, warming, and renewing—but all essential oils are natural. The variety of essential oils allows you to naturally and effectively maintain health and address your specific health concerns.
With so many essential oils available, you can tailor them to your specific wants and needs rather than be forced to settle for a generic solution. This makes essential oils a popular choice for those looking for the best natural solutions in the modern era. The versatility of essential oils is part of what has made them so popular in recent years. People love that they can use essential oils for a variety of tasks, without having to buy multiple products.
Terpenes (/ˈtɜːrpiːn/) can be found in almost all our of Delune essential oils. Terpenes represent the aromatic building blocks of our natural world. However different oils contain terpene in different concentrations. There are tens of thousands of known terpenes, each possessing unique therapeutic properties.
Oils extracted from citrus such as our orange, lemon, and lime are known to contain terpenes in high concentrations. This high concentration of terpenes in citrus is responsible for their being excellent sources of vitamin C.
Terepene rich essential oils are good antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral agents. This makes them useful in generally boosting your immune system and fighting off infections. Such essential oils are also an excellent source of antioxidants, which was useful in helping get rid of free radicals from your body.
To learn even more about terpenes please check our ingredients page.
Essential oil safety
Essential oils are very potent, so you have to be cautious when you use them. Remember, a little goes a long way!
Less is more! You can always add another drop, so start slow, whether you’re using your oils topically, aromatically, or internally.
Due to potency, some oils may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply a pure vegetable oil to the affected area to dilute. Do not use water, this will make the irritation worse because of the chemistry between your skin and the natural incompatibility of water and oils.
Always read label directions for each individual oil before use.
Do not put essential oils in eyes, ears, nose, or other areas with sensitive skin.