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Essential Oils for Better Health (Natural Health Care for Everyday Issues)

May 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 146

Did you know that essential oils provide an excellent way to care for your family's everyday health concerns, and improve its overall well-being?

It's true... with the right therapeutic oils, you can address a variety of health problems - right at home - and create a healthier household.

In this article, you'll get answers to the 3 most basic questions asked about this ancient form of medicine and how it can be used to meet your family's health needs today.

What are essential oils?

These naturally occurring substances are known as the life blood of the plant. They are made up of hundreds of chemical compounds, and comprised of many tiny molecules. Because these molecules are so small, they are aromatic, and give off a variety of pleasing aromas.

It's these unique substances that are responsible for keeping plants healthy. They are able to do this because they have antiviral, antibiotic, and antifungal properties, among others.

The chemical structure of these agents is similar to what's found in human cells and tissues, and it's why their healing powers can benefit people as well as plants.

Are all essential oils the same?

No, they vary in type according to their chemical makeup. Because of this, some are better at handling certain health problems than others. For example, the makeup of lavender makes it highly effective for burn care.

There is also a variance in quality. About 98 percent of the oils produced are fragrance grade. This is typically what you find in health food stores and mail order ads. Only the remaining 2 percent of are therapeutic-grade.

While there is no government body that regulates the production of these products, there is an organization called AFNOR that provides standards that help consumers differentiate between therapeutic-grade oils and those of lesser grade.

It is only therapeutic-grade oils meeting AFNOR standards that you would want to use for health care purposes.

What kind of health issues can be addressed?

Almost any health issue you can think of can be helped by these wonderful smelling products. This is not surprising when we realize that these substances provided the world its very first medicine - being used in the Bible, and by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.

Today, essential oils are used to effectively overcome allergies, colds and flues, headaches, joint pain, anxiety, insomnia, motion sickness, sore throats, pink eye, and much more.

These powerful substances have shown themselves to be effective with more serious problems, too. Current research, for example, has shown that frankincense can help in the fight against cancer.

Do you want to address your family's health issues in a way that's natural, safe, and effective?

You can.

Get more informed about the power of essential oils by visiting

By visiting the Family Essential Oils website, you'll have FREE access to the information you need to use essential oils in your own home.

From Laura Bostrom - Helping families get better health naturally.

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