Essential Oil Basics


What are essential oils?

Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.  

Choosing Essential Oils

          Not all essential oils are created equal.  In fact, many are synthetic and contain fillers and artificial ingredients.  These poor quality essential oils do nothing to improve your health and may even be harmful.  It is important to choose certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

        They do not contain fillers or ingredients that would dilute their active qualities and are free of contaminants such as pesticides and other chemical residues.  The products at Mary’s Simply Homemade are all created using certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils to ensure the highest quality.

Benefits of essential oils

           The benefits of essential oils go well beyond a pleasant scent.  These powerful plant extracts have a healing effect mentally, physically, and emotionally.  They can help you relax or sleep, improve your skin, digestion, elevate your mood, and more.  They have medicinal benefits due to their antioxidant,antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.  Essential oils can boost your health naturally with out any negative side effects.  When used topically their unique chemical structure allows them to pass directly through the skin for immediate benefits to your entire body.

        Just breathing in the scent of pure essential oils can be beneficial to your health as well.  For example, rosemary can help with focus and concentration.  Lavender can help ease anxiety.  Orange essential oil can elevate your mood.  Each essential oil has its own unique benefits.