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Essential Oils: Learn How They Work and How to Use Them Every Day

(NaturalNews) Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic liquids found in flowers, trees, shrubs, roots, bushes, seeds, and even in the rinds of certain fruits. These potent oils have the unique characteristic of being able to penetrate the skin on contact, thus enhancing their ability to be effective. Essential oils are absorbed through the skin's pores and hair follicles and enter into the bloodstream via the capillaries to be circulated throughout the body.

One of the oldest known medicines, essential oils have been revered throughout history as powerful immune enhancers and used in multiple cultures as healing tonics. They are extracted from plant sources through a variety of ways, with steam distillation being the most common.

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Heidi is a Holistic Nutritionist and has two culinary arts degrees - one in Raw, Living Foods and another in Natural Whole Foods. Educating others about nutrition and the benefits of using whole foods to heal and prevent disease is her passion.

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