What makes Essential oils so essential for our bodies?
Essential oils have a unique ability to penetrate cell membranes and travel throughout the blood and tissues. The unique lipid-soluble structure of essential oils is very similar to the makeup of our cell membranes. In addition, the molecules of essential oils are relatively small which enhances their ability to penetrate into the cells. When topically applied, essential oils can travel throughout the body in a matter of minutes.
It is for this very reason that we need to carefully select our essential oils so that we can get the utmost benefit and receive the purest form – especially if we are using them daily to support our digestive health.
Essential oils are extracted, usually through steam distillation, from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, seeds, and leaves. Some plants have very high concentrations of essential oils, which they have developed for protection. We call them herbs and have used them for thousands of years to add to our own body’s defense mechanisms. Here are some herbal oil blends specifically for digestive health.Continue reading “Essential Oils for Digestion”