The essential oils contain many chemical constituents that are manufactured by the plants during their growth cycles.
Plants store their essential oils in different places. The essential oil from the rose is stored in its flowers, the orange in its peel, and the geranium’s oil is stored in its leaves. Try crushing a geranium leaf and you will smell the aroma.
Have you ever walked through a forest of pine trees and smelt the strong smell of the trees? Well that is the smell of the essential oil molecules as they evaporate from the pine needles. A stroll through a place like that is a natural tonic for our lungs.
All essential oils are volatile and will evaporate, sharing their molecules and aromas.
Breathing in the aroma from an essential oil will result in thousands of the oil’s molecules finding their way into our blood stream and being carried to all parts of the body, helping the healing process gently but effectively.
But breathing in essential oils is not the only way to benefit from the healing wonders of aromatherapy. There are a number of methods used to utilise the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.