Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants that can be pure or “blends”.
The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, or “essence.”
Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence.
Once the aromatic essence has been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that’s ready for use.
The way the oils are made is important, as essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils.
Some people have found that the aroma of the oils can help with relaxation, sleep, mood and other issues that can be problematic for veterans to appeal to the sense of smell. Sensory relaxation can be helpful in calming the nervous system.
Listed are just a few essential oil distributors to research. Much caution should be exercised in the use of oils because they can be potent. It is good to contact a natural healing store, naturopathic clinician or direct communication with distributors to find out more and always consult your medical care team.
Examples of distributors are:
https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/c/essential-oil-products – Young Living Essential Oils
https://www.doterra.com/US/en – Doterra Essential Oils
VFU does not endorse any specific product or therapy. Information is provided and it is strongly suggested that your healing team be consulted.