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Experience the Healing Benefits of Essential Oils
Contributed by Ancient Apothecary

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants that are highly concentrated, with a strong aroma and tremendous healing properties. By concentrating the oils of these plants, you are literally separating the most powerful healing compounds of a plant and turning it into a single oil. They are typically created through the process of distillation, which separates the oil and water-based compounds of a plant by steaming.

For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed, or root of a plant or tree—and just one drop can have powerful health benefits. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called aromatherapy, which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental, and emotional health.

There are four ways to benefit from the healing effects of essential oils:
1. Topically—Essential oils have a very small size and possess the chemical weight of less than 1000m (m=weight of molecule). According to scientific testing, any substance with a molecular weight below 1000m should be absorbed by the skin. This means that essential oils are able to penetrate the skin, pass into the blood stream, and into different areas of the body for internal therapeutic benefits.

2. Aromatically—There is great evidence that essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream when inhaled. The abundance of blood vessels located in the lungs absorb the oils, then circulate them throughout the body. Using a diffuser can help you aromatically experience the benefits of essential oils. You can diffuse lavender to reduce stress, melaleuca to cleanse the air, wild orange to improve mood, frankincense for spiritual enlightenment, and peppermint to improve focus and energy.

3. Ingestion—Essential oils can be used as a powerful natural remedy, but it should be remembered that essential oils are potent. Most essential oils are safe for internal use, but a little bit goes a long way! Usually 1-3 drops mixed with water is plenty.

4. Personal Care—In this day and age, using essential oils to make homemade DIY personal care products is becoming a very popular trend. This is an excellent away to take advantage of essential oils to enhance your home, beauty, and long-term health.

Ancient Apothecary's New Line of Essential Oils
If you're looking for soothing, comforting relief after a hard day at work, overexertion, or a tough workout, then you'll love Ache Away! This product contains ginger, wintergreen, rosemary, clove, and frankincense. Just dilute the oil with a carrier oil and massage directly onto the affected area or areas, such as joints, muscles, or head. Apply directly to knees, calves, arms, or other areas before and after exercise to ease sore muscles. After being on your feet all day, rub a few drops directly onto the feet and massage in for relief. To soothe and relieve neck pain, massage a few drops on the nape of the neck and shoulders. For a fast pickme- up, keep Ache Away in your purse, gym bag, or backpack. Diffuse at work or home for an aromatic, refreshing, energizing scent!

Try Ancient Fortress for cleansing and immune support. It contains a blend of clove, orange, ginger, thyme, and cinnamon. For immune support and healthy microbial balance, add two to three drops to water, your favorite beverage, or mixed with an organic food oil into an empty supplement capsule. For a DIY hand cleanser, add a few drops with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. Make a DIY Ancient Fortress potpourri by selecting your favorite spices and herbs, placing them in a dish, then adding a few drops of Ancient Fortress for a satisfying and cleansing scent.

Need a calming force? Try Bergamot, which includes citrus aurantium. While showering or bathing, apply to the skin and inhale deeply to enjoy its calming aroma and its purifying skin benefits. To soothe stress, diffuse at home or work. Apply to the feet prior to bedtime or use with a carrier oil to experience a relaxing massage. You can also massage a drop or two of bergamot oil onto the stomach area as needed or with each meal to support digestion.

Breathe EZ contains eucalyptus, thyme, peppermint, rosemary, and bergamot to support respiratory health. Simply rub a drop or two on your palms and inhale directly or add to a diffuser. This oil can also be used while outdoors to minimize seasonal challenges by rubbing some on the chest or soles of the feet. Diffuse at bedtime for a restful night's sleep, throughout your house or office for a cleansing "Breathe EZ" aroma, or add a few drops to a spray bottle along with water for a DIY non-toxic cleanser—without the yucky fumes to breathe in.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata) is exhilarating and refreshing! Add to a spray bottle with water and use it to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom. Mix with a carrier oil and rub on your chest to help clear breathing or place a few drops in your morning bath or shower to invigorate and promote vitality. You can also diffuse during the winter months to invigorate yourself on a cold, dreary day.

Experience the Difference
Ancient Apothecary's essential oils are Certified Organic and Therapeutic Grade for maximum potency. These oils are never diluted and contain no bases, fillers, preservatives or any other additives—just 100% pure essential oils. Ancient Apothecary essential oils are also co-formulated, produced, and personally tested by Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS. Try these powerful essential oils and begin experiencing the benefits to your health and home!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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