Why Essential Oils?

Why Essential Oils?

Ok, that's a fair question. You may have seen a good deal of hype recently promoting and advertising the use of "essential oils" in a wide variety of self care and cosmetic products available on the market today. And, you may be left wondering (as we once were): "Why?"

Simply put, because THEY WORK. Essential oils have been around for thousands of years, and their benefits are as extensive and impressive as their seemingly unending practical applications. Essential oils, otherwise known as volatile oils, are basically chemical compounds extracted from plants. Historically, they’ve been used in medicine, cosmetics, perfumes, food, and, more recently, aromatherapy. 

Essential oils are called “essential” because they contain the “essence” (taste, odor, or concentrated characteristics) of the plant, and today, most essential oils are obtained through a complex and elaborate process called steam distillation in which plants are suspended above boiling water and the application of steam pulls the "oils" from the plant. The steam rises, is captured in a vessel, and is pushed along tubing. The steam is then rapidly cooled, causing it to condense back into water. Since water and essential oils do not mix, the two separate, and the essential oil is collected.

Although the exact benefit depends on the specific type and application of the oil in question, some of the many benefits of essential oils include: antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, improved cognitive function, mood, and memory, alleviation of stiff or sore muscles and joints, as well as improved respiratory function and decongestive effects, to name a few. 

The benefits are many, and the results only wait to be seen for yourself. We here at Beardfellows Trading Company have worked tirelessly to bring you not only the highest quality beard and hair care products and resources, but also have specifically designed each formula with your personal health in mind. We're so certain that we have achieved this goal, that we guarantee you'll see positive results, or your money back.

If you've got a question about our products, or perhaps a testimony you'd like to send us, we'd love to hear from you. Simply drop us a line at beardsmen@bearfellows.com and a bonafide Beardfellow will get back to you shortly.

Most importantly, always remember: You can't know, until you grow... So grow, you know?


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