What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are subtle, volatile liquids that are just a little bit heavier than a gas. When the quality of essential oils are assured with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) testing, these gifts of nature are very powerful, effective, and concentrated. Each drop of an essential oil is 200 to 500 times more concentrated than the herb, flower, grass, seed, fruit, wood, or root that they are derived from. Just one drop of an essential oil provides each one of our 65 trillion cells with 40,000 healing molecules.
Single essential oils offer many benefits, but they are not always skin safe, or balanced. When blended correctly, scientifically and aromatically the essential oils are skin safe, user-friendly and work harmonically with the natural healing process.
Think about it this way, you wouldn’t put a whole spoonful of cinnamon or hot chili pepper flakes in your mouth, you would use just a sprinkle, so why use a single essential oil when they are even more potent? Many single essential oils are far too concentrated for using often as a treatment. A drop or two in a diffuser, sure, go for it, but as an aromatherapy treatment, such as with a toothache, headache, sore muscles, an infection, you will want to know for sure that the treatment has been tested and will be skin safe and user friendly. All of our formulations are infused into a conductive grapeseed carrier oil and are eady to apply. Our essential oils formulas are blended into formulas intentionally to be used throughout the day as therapeutic and relaxation treatments. Our essential oils formulas are affordable, skin safe and user-friendly. Every single oil, used in our formulas, such as lavender, peppermint, patchouli, frankincense, lemon, marjoram, clove, and clary sage, has 200-800 identifiable healing properties and a vibration, or frequency imprint. Learn more about Grace & Ease essential oils.
Our essential oils are clinically tested formulas, engineered for safety and effectiveness. They are affordable for any budget and simple solutions for everyday uses. All the formulas were clinically tested for over 18 years in a state-licensed, holistic healing college, and have been in use now for over 40 years.
What are Hydrosols?
Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, or distillates, are also the byproduct of the distillation process. Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils, but in a milder, less concentrated form; making them suitable for applications for a water soluble spray fresher or to add while making creams and lotions. Hydrosols must be refrigerated and a one year shelf-life.
As the plants are being distilled, micro-particles of essential oil are blended into the water, giving the aromatic distillate its scent. As the water cools the essential oils surface to the top. There is approximately .02% essential oil remaining in a hydrosol.
Clinically, the chemical components in the hydrosol are primarily acids, which are hydrophilic (water-loving). Acidic environments are astringent and are helpful in skin care products as astringents that constrict and contract the tissues. Hydrosols can be used externally in skin care products, internally as a douche, taken as a tonic or combined in a beverage drink. They also make lovely fragrant mists, such as Rose water.