We have all heard the term essential oils. But what are they made of? Most of you will glaze over if I start bringing up chemistry terms but I want to give you some basic information about the different classifications of essential oils and why each one has different therapeutic benefits from another one. Essential oil constituents are built on a framework of isoprene units. Isoprene units consist of carbon and hydrogen atoms. Most of the compounds in essential oils consist of two to four isoprene units. The simplest and most common class of terpenes found in essential oils is the monoterpene.
What are the therapeutic benefits of essential oils with monoterpenes?
These essential oils inhibit the accumulation of toxins and help discharge existing toxins. They are anti inflammatory, antibacterial, and soothing to irritated tissues. They can be used as an insect repellent and have cancer preventative properties.
Which essential oils can be classified as monoterpenes?
Citrus oils, Frankincense, Ginger, Thyme, Cypress, White Fir, Black Pepper, Marjoram, Melaleuca
Are you attracted to the idea of taking better care of yourself and feeling empowered with natural solutions at your fingertips at home? I am sure you have been hearing people talking about essential oils and maybe you have considered incorporating them into your own life but:
*You don’t know where to start
*You don’t know which ones to use
*You don’t know how to use them
Sound like you? Or maybe you already use essential oils but you are looking for a therapeutic grade of essential oils to tackle your family’s health concerns. Either way, I am here to help you! Steps to get started:
- Click on this link for a free e-book
- Watch my intro to Essential Oil Video
- Join my Public Education Group
- Choose a starter kit
- Get started!
I’d love to welcome you to my community of active essential oil members and to personally guide you on your journey. I offer optional phone consultations to go over your oils and how to use them for your needs. Or we can chat over email if you prefer. Either way, I want to help empower you to use your oils confidently and effectively!
Email Me – April@Essentialoilprincess.com