It is great to know about the makeup of essential oils — about their constituents and their chemistry.
It gives us a very interesting — and even vital — frame of reference to understand the action of oils, inform their use, and predict their effects.
But at the same time it is important that we don’t get so carried away in this analytical mode that we lose sight of the wholeness of each essential oil and its energy aspect.
A few months ago I recorded a question and answer session with Malte Hozzel, founder of the Oshadhi range, in which he talks about the ‘vital energy’ that essential oils possess. The short video below gives a very clear vision of the health- and life-giving properties that essential oils provide as a result of their holistic nature.