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What are Essential Oils and how do they work?

Even if you are new to essential oils I am sure you have witnessed the explosion of them in mainstream society over the last couple of years. But the thing is, using essentials oils to heal, alter your mood, help you sleep or in beauty products is absolutely not a new thing. It has been around for eons and this ancient natural wisdom is magnificently available to all of us here and now.

So, to catch you up on some of the basics, here are a mere few beneficially ways to use essential oils in your daily life.

What is an essential oil?

Essential Oils are highly concentrated plant components – they are technically not an oil at all as they lack fatty acids. They are most often distilled unless the botanical would be chemically altered by the heat produced during distillation.

How do they work?

Essential Oils benefit the body by engaging the brain through their various smells, as well as entering the body through its endless number of pores.

Each plant when distilled into this concentrated form has properties that can have a healing effect mentally, physically and emotionally. You can apply them directly to your skin, inhaling or use them through a diffuser.

For example, Lavender essential oil: has powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and anti-depressive properties, lavender oil benefits reach far and wide and it’s been used therapeutically for centuries.

Benefits are:

Reduce anxiety and emotional stress

Improve brain function

Improve sleep

Relieve pain

Alleviate headaches

 What oils do we use?

As Pure Asense is all about feeling the way you want to feel, we have carefully selected each blend to induce an emotional experience to help support you on this wild ride.

To read more about all the mood enhancing benefits that we use in our blends please head on over to the ‘Essential Oils we use’ page.