For thousands of years, cultures from around the globe have used essential oils in a variety of ways – as perfumes, for medicinal purposes and even in their spiritual rituals.
Essential oils contain the powerful protective and healing compounds of the plant or tree they were derived from and are often used in holistic treatments like aromatherapy and Ayurvedic medicine.
Essential oils differ from fatty oils such as vegetable or seed oils, which are made up of large molecules that cannot penetrate your cells. Instead, essential oils are composed of very small molecules weighing less than 1000m, (m = weight of the molecule) a weight which scientific research has shown is small enough to pass into the bloodstream and penetrate your cells to deliver their therapeutic benefits. Some compounds in essential oils can even cross the blood-brain barrier.
Just like multivitamins, healthy cooking oils, protein powders and fish oil products, not all essential oils are created equally. When formulating our in.essence organic essential oils, we made sure to source only the highest quality ingredients possible. That means that each and every in.essence oil is 100% USDA certified organic, is extracted by using either steam distillation or cold pressing, and is therapeutic and culinary grade quality. This is not what you will find with most of the other essential oils on the market.