What Is Essential Oil Therapy
“If you have ever cut into a fresh sweet orange and suddenly felt a bit happier and more energetic, or smelled a bouquet of lavender and noticed you were a bit calmer and more relaxed, then you have already experienced the curative power of essential oils.
These oils are made up of tiny, fragrant and highly-concentrated molecules that are distilled from the leaves, fruits, woods, seeds, flowers and other parts of various plants. Not only are these natural compounds incredibly fragrant, but they actually have therapeutic properties that promote physical and mental well-being.
Essential oil therapy is the actual use of essential oils to help heal our minds and bodies. In the US, we have been behind the curve in understanding the value of natural alternatives. As a matter of fact, essential oil therapy has been practiced around the world for thousands of years and is currently used as a medical treatment throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.
Dating back to ancient times, the Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese, infused oils and created herbal preparations for medicinal, fragrance and cosmetic use. Scriptures tell us that the ancient Egyptians soaked the bandages of their Pharaohs with Cedarwood essential oil to aid in the mummification process. Hippocrates mixed powder from the bark and leaves of willow trees to cure headaches, pain and fever. Frankincense and Myrrh were gifted by the Wise Men because of their healing and fortifying properties, while Cleopatra seduced Marc Antony by surrounding her bed with rose petals.
Fast forward to the 20th Century, when a French Chemist named Rene-Maurice Gattefosse stumbled across the medicinal properties of Lavender essential oil when treating his burned arm. He noticed that this oil helped his burn heal quickly and left no scarring. This discovery gave rise to our current, modern-day use of essential oil therapy.
At 21 Drops, we’ve taken what people have known for thousands of years about the healing properties of plants and combined it with modern knowledge to create natural, effective solutions for a healthier mind and body. “
This is an explanation taken from 21 Drops website, because mine would never have been as good.
My thoughts : I received the 21 Drops Quick Fix pack to try and review. These are roll-on’s in small travel sized form of some of their most popular oils. Included were Headache, Sleep, Passion & Focus. I am a big fan of essential oils, and have a bit of newly developed brand loyalty ( of which I won’t name in this review ) so I was interested to give these a test. First of all I tried headache—I unfortunately got a migraine the day after I received this package! What luck, right ? 😛 If I am being completely honest I didn’t have any positive results with this roll-on…I suffered through this migraine ALL day long 🙁 However, I am not sure that this is an indication that the product doesn’t work, maybe just that I had a TERRIBLE migraine that nothing could have touched. Next I tried Sleep—this result was a bit more positive! I can say that after using Sleep I did feel more at peace and drowsy all at once…I went to bed and felt very calm and relaxed. This roll-on is my favorite and I use it frequently. The other two, Passion & Focus smell nice and also created nice smooth calm vibes for me as well…not sure that I felt anymore passionate 😉 but admittedly I did feel nice. I love wearing them both when I am going out, or when I am crafting/doing work. Can’t hurt, right? Overall I would say that my experience with 21 Drops has been good, and I have no negative feelings whatsoever…I just feel like I have had stronger reactions to other brands products, though again, this could be a result of the given circumstances, or the particular testers that I was using aren’t the same types as the others that I use in other brands. ( If that makes sense? ) I give this kit a 4 out of 5. If you are looking for travel sized cute little Essential Oil roll-ons I definitely recommend you giving them a try and see how they work for you!
You can find the Quick Fix set here : http://www.21drops.com/quick-fix/ for $15 ( not bad!) You can also visit their website to check out their other products/oils : http://www.21drops.com and on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/21drops
Here is a bit more info taken from their website for your convenience:
Quite simply, we are as dedicated to your health and wellbeing as we are to maintaining transparency and safety.
At 21 Drops, our commitment to purity in healing originates at the very beginning. All of the essential oils that go into our blends are sourced from sustainable, indigenous habitats and are held to a rigorous, self-imposed therapeutic standard:
All of our individual essential oils must be therapeutic quality, 100% natural, and organically grown or wild-crafted… We’re sure you think about the quality of the food you put in your body, so why wouldn’t you care about the quality of your essential oils too?
Fully Tested For Purity
All of our individual essential oils must undergo industry-recommended GC-MS quality testing to ensure their exact chemical composition.By utilizing the GC-MS test, we able to guarantee the superiority and purity of our essential oils… We’re not messing around, we actually send our oils to a special facility in France to ensure you’re getting the good stuff!
All batches of our raw material are meticulously catalogued by when and where they were extracted. We know what you’re thinking… OCD right? Ok, maybe a little, but, in all fairness, we’re just looking out for you!
100% Safe, 100% Organic
All of our essential oils are safely diluted in 100% organic jojoba carrier oil to ensure upmost purity, safety and effectiveness… It’s actually not safe to apply pure essential oils directly to the skin, so they need to be diluted in a carrier oil. We chose jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) because it is 100% organic.
To make sure it all gets to you safely, we package our essential oil blends in an ultra-convenient delivery system: an airtight, leak-free, roller-top glass bottle… Not only are they colorful and fun to use, but you can drop them right into your bag like you would a lip gloss or keys.
I received the Quick Fix kit at no cost to me, however, these opinions are 100 percent my own!