What Are Essential Oils

Same as beginning a new hobby, job, or even sport, you should always know what or who you are working with and how to perform the task or play the sport. Similarly, when beginning your journey with essential oils, you should understand what it is, why do you need them and how do you use them? So, let’s get down to business.


Essential oils are basically compounds that are extracted from different beneficial plants. Each essential oil is different and unique due to the compounds extracted from the plants and often has a much stronger scent than the plants they come from due to the higher active ingredient content in the extracts… These compounds are what give the essential oils their unique scent and taste. These extracts are highly concentrated, all-natural, and usually needed to be diluted with carrier oils before directly applying them to the skin. These oils are very volatile, they evaporate at a quicker rate compared to regular oils allowing for the wonderful aroma of these oils to fill up the space in any room. 100% pure essential oils mean that the extracts are obtained from plants and immediately bottled whereas some manufacturers often would like to increase their production yield by mixing the pure extracts with carrier oils. Thus, these oils are not labeled as 100% pure essential oils but are known as mixtures instead.


The oils are usually extracted from various parts of the plant such as the flowers, bark, leaves, roots, seeds, fruits, or other parts of the plant. There are multiple ways to extract the essential oils from a plant. The most common being steam/water distillation or mechanical methods such as cold pressing or maceration...

Why? When? Who?

Natural/traditional medicine practitioners believe in aromatherapy and have been using essential oils for a long time to treat various ailments. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It is a known fact that essential oils have various functions. Many studies have shown that using these oils in aromatherapy has many wonderful benefits that can help treat a wide range of physical and mental conditions. Many clinical studies and avid users’ testimonials have proven not only can it alleviate symptoms of certain medical conditions but over time it may also reduce or get rid of the symptoms altogether. Unsure which essential oil suits you? To understand which oil and when to use Dr MySalyanie's essential oils, click the Dr MySalyanie Essential Oil Guide.


During aromatherapy, after inhaling the scent of the essential oil, the molecules in the scent travel through the olfactory nerves directly to the brain where it mainly impacts the amygdala which is the center of emotions in the brain  (limbic system). Aside from inhaling the scent of the essential oils, another method for aromatherapy is allowing the oils to be absorbed through the skin, the largest organ of the body. When the essential oils are massaged onto the skin, it is absorbed into the bloodstream. The bloodstream carries the oils all over the body. To increase the effectiveness of the oils, massaging it into the skin allows for faster absorption and enhances blood circulation. The heat from the friction also allows for better absorption of molecules in the oil into the bloodstream. To learn the various ways how to use essential oils, read  Essential Oil For Beginners. To know how to use Dr MySalyanie's products, click Our Products.

Fun Facts
  • Essential oils do not feel oily. They are referred to as oils because they contain the oil-soluble chemicals in the plant (typically 100-200 naturally occurring chemicals per essential oil).
  • Essential oils are also used on plants. Naturally occurring essential oils in plants help with controlling infections, humidity, hormonal effects, wound healing, and repelling pests.

Now that you are up to speed about all the important basics there is know about essential oils, time to test them out for yourselves. Not sure which oils the best suit you? Why not have a little bit of everything by purchasing ourDr MySalyanie 100% Pure Essential Oil Starter Kit. If you have a specific medical condition you would like to address, check out Our Products to find the perfect natural cure for you.

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