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NSP Strikes Oil!

A Complete Line of Pure Essential Oils

Consumers are awakening to the magic--and endless benefits--of essential oils.

Aromatherapy oils are helping pave the way for millions who are new to the ancient use of herbs to promote a healthier, happier life. Those experienced in natural health are also excited by the multiple benefits and case of use of essential oils.
Essential oils have unique properties that have been prized worldwide for thousands of years. To take advantage of these exciting advances in herbal lore, Nature's Sunshine proudly offers an extensive line of the very finest essential oil products.

The quality issue
What are essential oils?

Essential oils are frequently referred to as the "life force" of plants. Unlike fatty oils, these "essential" oils are volatile, highly concentrated substances extracted from flowers, leaves, stems, roots, seeds, bark, resin or fruit rinds. The amount of essential oils found in these plants can be anywhere from 0.01 percent to 10 percent of the total. That's why tons of plant material are required for just a few hundred pounds of oil.
Beware of imitations. Essential oils cannot be substituted with synthetics. Only pure oils contain a full spectrum of compounds that cheap imitations simply cannot duplicate.

After a surprising discovery that a majority of essential oils currently on the market are tainted by foreign substances, NSP set out to find premier sources of pure oils.
Because of the enormous amount of raw product used to make wholly natural essential oils, nearly every other product on the market has been polluted with lower quality, commercial-grade oils or contain other chemical substances to reduce the cost or increase the profit margin--a fact not usually revealed on the label.
You can be sure that Nature's Sunshine has analyzed its complete line of essential oil products. Using high-tech Gas Chromatography (GC) and Mass Spectrometer analysis (MS), NSP tests each lot of essential oil it receives to ensure it's 100 percent pure, free from contaminants and measures up to our strict quality standards. Because an oil's aroma is just as important as its chemical fingerprint, all oils also undergo strict alfactory (smell) evaluation.
Indeed, overall oil quality is measured by a number of factors: GC/MS analysis, olfactory analysis, country of origin, method of extraction and plant species. All our essential oils are either steam distilled or cold pressed.

Ancient aromatic practices
What is aromatherapy?

The art of aromatherapy is the use of aromatic essential oils to benefit the body--in emotional and physical health and beauty. Science has discovered that our sense of smell plays a significant role in our overall health. An essential oil is inhaled and directed by the olfactory system to the limbic system of the brain. In turn, the brain responds to the particular scent affecting our emotions and chemical balance. Essential oils are also absorbed by the skin and carried throughout the body via the circulatory system to reach all internal organs.
By carefully choosing one or more oils, you can experience beneficial effects promoting overall health--and even specific targets. Benefits depend on the unique nature of each person's response to an aromatic stimulus.

Since ancient times essential oils have been used to help mankind. Often the secrets of plant aromas were reserved for kings or other favored elite. For hundreds of years, extensive trade routes became established to transport perfumed ointments, resins, oils and spices throughout the ancient world.
With the coming of modern chemistry, essential oils became neglected. Early in the 20th century a French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, began studying what he called "aromatherapy." After severely burning his arm in a laboratory accident, he thrust the arm into the nearest liquid, which happened to be a tub of lavender oil.
Surprised by the quick healing that followed, Dr. Gattefosse spent the remainder of his life researching the value of essential oils. His success made aromatherapy popular, and it became well-known in Europe. Only recently has it captured the attention of Americans, but aromatherapy has rapidly become a multimillion dollar market in the U.S.
You deserve to experience the power of unadulterated essential oils. Enjoy the benefits that once were available only to the elite of ancient times--now right at your fingertips.

How to use essential oils

Great benefits from essential oils can be realized when they are diffused into the air or applied in diluted form to the skin. Nature's Sunshine does not recommend using these products internally, and certain precautions for these concentrates are advised:   Have a Healthy Life!

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Reference: Nature's Sunshine New Product Flyer August 1998