Essential oils are the extract of plant material, such as the flowers, leaves, roots, bark, or stems. They are created through distillation of the plant material. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their natural therapeutic benefits. Carrier oils such as coconut oil, which is what is used in Zenblends, sold by A.B.'s Essentials, are mixed with the essential oils to help them better absorb into the skin while diluting the concentration for topical use. Diffusion is another form of therapeutic use as the essential oils are mixed with water, turned into steam, inhaled into the lungs and absorbed into the blood stream.
Clinical studies have reported health benefits to using essential oils which include:
- Fighting cold and flu symptoms.
- Relaxing your body and soothing sore muscles.
- Healing skin conditions.
- Alleviating pain.
- Balancing hormones.
- Improving digestion.
- relieving depression and anxiety.