I recently read something very interesting about essential oils. This was written by Dr. David Stewart, PhD (http://www.carepublications.net/):
"Because of the tiny molecular structure of the components of an essential oil, they are extremely concentrated. One drop contains approximately 40 million-trillion molecules. Numerically that is a 4 with 19 zeros after it: 40,000,000,000,000,000,000. We have 100 trillion cells in our bodies, and that's a lot. But one drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules. Considering that it only takes one molecule of the right kind to open a receptor site and communicate with the DNA to alter cellular function, you can see why even inhaling a small amount of oil vapor can have profound effects on the body, brain, and emotions."
With essential oils, a little goes a long way!
Thanks to Millie Troth for sharing this information. Millie Troth can be reached by e-mail at GentleWinds@hotmail.com or by visiting http://www.e-oils-4-u.vibrantscents.com/.