By Bronwyn Ison

Nature’s medicine is truly at our fingertips. Did you know essential oils garner a plethora of benefits for you physically and mentally? Did you also know incorporating essential oils into your lifestyle can enhance your mood and help aid with a variety of physical aliments and challenges? An abundance of oils are available and serve multiple purposes to help you feel better, naturally.

So, what are essential oils? Essential oils date back to Egyptian hieroglyphic and Chinese manuscripts from thousands of years ago. The oils are volatile liquids that are distilled from plants. There is a very specific process in which these oils are cared for and then made available for use. Research shows, low pressure and low temperatures assist to maintain the purity, fragrance and therapeutic value of the oils. As you begin your journey with essential oils it is important to use only certified pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Anything less may produce harmful results and could be toxic. There is no substitute, only pure oils.

There are multiple benefits to using certified pure, therapeutic essential oils. The oils extracted from the plants can regenerate, oxygenate and strengthen the immune system. Because the molecular size of the oils is so small, when applied topically, can affect every cell of your body within 20 minutes. If you apply to your feet, you can receive an immediate response and benefit. Essential oils are helping to feed your starving cells. Disease can occur when are cells are depleted. Oxygen to our cells is a common major deficiency. Providing needed oxygen, essential oils work to stimulate the immune system.

According to the textbook, Essential Oils, (pure essential oils) are powerful antioxidants. They are also known to be antibacterial, anticancer antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiviral and used as an antiseptic. Also, according to research, because essential oils contain sesquiterpenes, they have the ability to pass the blood-brain barrier, allowing the oils to be effective in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. There are also several oils to aid with ADD and Autism. There are hundreds of oils that include several

Shortly after researching and using the essential oils, I recognized nature’s medicine is in the palm of my hands. Then I began incorporating the oils into the yoga classes I instruct. My students now are able to enjoy the benefits as well. I began applying the oils to my children’s daily regime as well as using a diffuser in my home. I realized I was sharing something special.

Evolve Yoga in La Quinta offers monthly workshops incorporating certified pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Each workshop is designed to specificity and will leave you feeling rejuvenated yet relaxed. It is an experience you will not want to miss.

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga. For more information visit: or (760) 564-YOGA (9642) Contact Bronwyn at for more information about essential oils.