The 21st-century world we live in is a far cry from the harmonious and balanced lifestyles we all hanker after. In our frazzled lives, which compromise our minds, bodies and souls, there is literally no time to stop and smell the roses. Essential oils are nature’s antidote to the nefarious villain of a chemically enhanced world, becoming the shining heroes in this story.
Weakened immune systems, allergies, stress and anxiety, depression, insomnia, lack of energy, restlessness, and lack of focus and concentration are all part of the fall-out of such a world.
Amid this daily reality, essential oils invite you to breathe, inhale, and surround yourself with the holistic healing properties encased in these little droplets of balance and harmony.
Essential oils can be considered the poetry of nature. As mankind’s oldest literary art form, poetry strips away unnecessary and superfluous words to craft a message in its simplest and most concentrated form, creating a profound impact. In a similar way, essential oils imitate this process: an essential oil (noun) is a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic odour of the plant or other source from which it is extracted. The concentrated purity and beauty of the oil is uncompromised.
The history of these wellness oils can be traced back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, Greece and India where they were cultivated for cosmetic, religious and medical purposes.
The power of smell is undisputed. In aromatherapy, essential oils activate your sense of smell and send messages to your brain's limbic system, which in turn affects your emotions, sleep patterns, memory, learning and appetite.
Essential oils are extracted from botanicals (flowers, peels of plants, leaves, stems, bark, seeds, and roots), and when these gifts from nature are inhaled, they have been proven to be beneficial for various health issues.
- A long, stressful day at work? A few drops of geranium rose will relax and restore serenity.
- Need a good night’s sleep? Lavender oil or chamomile drops in your bath or a mini diffuser will promise sweet dreams for children and adults.
- Struggling with feeling down and depressed? A few drops of grapefruit oil will uplift your mood.
- Do you simply adore the smell of roasting coffee beans? Coffee oil drops will clear the mind and reduce anxiety.
Essential oils are ‘volatile oils’ - which means they evaporate rapidly and contain the characteristics and fragrance of the plant they are extracted from. Due to their pure concentrated characteristics, essential oils are powerful and need to be diluted before use. This is why they need to be combined with carrier oils - the most common being grapeseed oil, avocado oil, almond oil, coconut oil, and olive oil.
The powerful significance of essential oils is that they can typically perform more than one function, so by knowing the benefits of each oil, you can find (or create) a personalized blend to meet your unique mental, emotional and physical health needs - calming stress levels, relaxing muscles, relieving tension, etc.
If you tend to experience a mid-afternoon slump at work or while studying, then inhaling a few drops of peppermint oil will be your much needed energy boost - to not only boost exercise performance but to also increase brain oxygen and concentration while decreasing exhaustion.
Nature’s Purity - Sanctus Essence
At Sanctus Essence, we believe we are part of nature and nature is part of us. That ethos translates into our essential oils. The life of an essential oil is directly proportional to the purity of its source, so we are proudly committed to ensuring that our suppliers meet ironclad quality standards. All our organic products are sourced from certified organic growers and distillers.
Sanctus Essence (Holy Essence) was established in 2018. The cornerstones of our vision are: pure honesty, simple transparency and a strict moral code.
Contact us to start your story by tapping into nature’s source of calm and balance.
Essential oils are not a substitute for professional medical care. Essential oils can irritate the skin. Essential oils are to be stored away and out of the reach of children and animals. All Essential Oils should be diluted with a carrier oil.