Plant-Based Health and Wellness in New Braunfels
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Essential oils and plant-based health may seem like the latest trend, but our obsession with these powerful compounds is nothing new. Essential oils are liquids that contain a plant’s scent, flavor and chemical properties. The oils are the essence of the plants themselves extracted into a form we can more easily use. Scent is one of the most powerful human senses, so it is no wonder these pure organic oils continue to capture our attention!
History of Essential Oils
Human beings have been using organic essential oils for thousands of years. In Ancient Egypt, the inhabitants near the fertile Nile River kept records of the ways they used plants’ oils for religious ceremonies, makeup and medicine. Egyptians also used essential oils in the process of mummifying their people. They are credited as the first humans to record their essential oil uses and findings.
Other sections of the world also explored different ways to use essential oils. Greece used essential oils as medicine. In India, essential oils became a central aspect of Ayurvedic medicine. In the Dark Ages bathing was considered a sin, and people resorted to using oils as a deodorant and perfume.
The use of natural remedies and essential oils is a longstanding tradition. In 1937, a French chemist dubbed the use of essential oils as “aromatherapy.” He used essential oils to treat a burn and was stunned by the amazing benefits of lavender oil. He began exploring the various ways he could use essential oils to treat ailments. In the late 1900s, aromatherapy grew in popularity as many people returned to an interest in holistic medicine.
Science of Essential Oils
Organic essential oils are concentrated extracts from plants. They are made by distilling the plant material until only the most essential properties remain. Because they are so concentrated, essential oils have a strong scent and retain the powerful properties of the plants from which they were made. And for this reason, many people still treat essential oils as medicine.
Essential oils contain natural chemicals, so their effects on the human body can vary. It is important to research the side effects before using an essential oil, especially if you plan to incorporate oils into your wellness routine for an extended period of time.
When you rub an essential oil into your skin, the properties of the oil are absorbed into your blood. When you diffuse an essential oil, the chemicals are inhaled. Receptors in the brain react to the scents by triggering physiological changes in our bodies. Other scent-receptors in our brains are strongly tied to emotions, which explains why scents are so good at bringing back memories.
Essential oils should not be ingested or swallowed, and they should not be applied directly to skin without being diluted in a carrier oil. It’s also important not to overuse essential oils. Further, the chemical compounds in essential oils can interfere with some medications. If you take prescription medication, please consult your physician before using an essential oil products.
Benefits of Plant-Based Health
Essential oils can be used to relieve anxiety, stress, pain, nausea and a host of other symptoms. They are typically used medicinally in two ways: application to the body or inhalation. Because the oils are concentrated, it’s best to read the product directions before applying them to your skin. Many users swear that adding heat can increase absorption of the powerful chemicals.
Even if you don’t believe in the medicinal properties of essential oils, there is no doubting the intense aromas of essential oils and their effects. Essential oils make a wonderful perfume or room freshener. Minimally the aromas lighten your mood and awaken your senses, and many oils are known to increase productivity, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. Mixing oils can combine the effects and create signature scents.
Natural Remedies for Common Ailments
Not sure where to start? What ails you? Below are some of the most common essential oils and their benefits, as well as links to some of ReAwaken’s hand-crafted products.
- Peppermint oil soothes a fussy stomach.
- Lavender relieves stress. Check out ReAwaken’s Calm Rollerball for relaxation.
- Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant. Keep your yoga mat free from bacteria with ReAwaken’s Yoga Cleansing Mat Spray.
- Eucalyptus helps to clear clogged sinuses and treat respiratory infections. Check out ReAwaken’s Respiratory Wellness Essentials Rollerball.
- Lemon is used to calm nausea and kill bacteria. ReAwaken’s Defense Wellness Essentials Rollerball incorporates lemon for immune system support.
- Ginger can reduce pain caused by arthritis. Our Muscle Wellness Essentials Rollerball is excellent at relieving muscle tenderness and joint pain.
- Ylang ylang can improve concentration. Try our Mindful Yoga & Meditation Rollerball.
- Bergamot is an antidepressant. Our Calm Wellness Essentials Rollerball will help you ease your mind.
- Basil is a natural insect repellent. Our Energy Wellness Essentials Rollerball is perfect for people with active lifestyle.
- Chamomile promotes relaxation. Use our Grounded Yoga & Meditation Rollerball to find balance.
ReAwaken combines organic essential oils for a particular purpose so that you don’t have to. Our blends are handmade with intention in Texas. Our unique oil blends are available in essential oil rollerballs and aromatherapy sprays.
Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
To find out more about the only essential oils we trust and use to create ReAwaken Natural Products, check out this site: More about the oils we use. Use the link to order directly from ReAwaken’s partner site. If you have questions about our organic oil blends, please don’t hesitate to use our contact form. Shop local and support small businesses by buying your hand crafted essential oil blends here in Texas.