- Essential oils are small enough in molecular size that they can quickly penetrate the tissues of the skin.
- Essential oils are lipid-soluble and are capable of penetrating cell membranes, even if the membranes have hardened because of an oxygen deficiency. According to Jean Valnet, MD essential oils can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and are then metabolized like other nutrients.
- Essential oils are some of the most powerful antioxidants as determined by the ORAC test developed at Tufts University.
- Essential oils are antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, antiviral, and antiseptic. Some essential oils have been shown to destroy all tested bacteria and viruses.
- Essential oils may detoxify the cells and blood in the body.
- Essential oils containing sesquiterpenes have the ability to pass the blood-brain barrier.
- Essential oils are aromatic, and when diffused, may provide air purification by increasing ozone and negative ions in the area eliminating odors from cooking, bacteria, mold, animals, and other sources, and filling the air with a fresh, aromatic scent.
- Essential oils promote emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
- Essential oils stimulate blood flow, which increases oxygen and nutrient delivery.
All of the foregoing facts about essential oils are based on scientific research.