Essential oils, known as nature’s living energy, are the natural, aromatic, volatile liquids found in leaves, stems, bark, flowers, seeds, and roots.
The active components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings.
Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via several extraction methods, with the most common method being steam distillation. The resultant essential oil is highly concentrated and far more potent than the plant part from which it was extracted. While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex, and their benefits are vast—which makes them much more than something that simply smells good.
Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life. With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick.
Today, essential oils are used for:
- massage therapy
- emotional health
- personal care
- nutritional supplements
- household solutions
…and much more.
Sequoia provides a wide range of Essential Oils for leading providers of essential oils in the world;
Ask any one of our Registered Holistic Nutritionists on staff to introduce you to the benefits of essential oils in your daily life!