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Essential oils can be divided into six types according to the plant that gives origin to them:
1 – Seeds
Seeds represent the beginning of life, the potential to become. They have a natural affinity to the digestive system, since is life based upon our ability to digest and what we digest.
2 – Roots
Roots are grounding, they represent an anchor plant, they absorb nutrients, they support balance.
3 – Woods
Woods conduct water and nutrients from roots to leaves, stems and flowers, they provide support for both plants and trees.
4 – Resins
Resins main functions are: heal and protect.
5 – Leaves and Needles
Leaves and needles are responsible for: photoseynthesis (which represents transformation), respiration, protect from water loss, ward off insects.
5 – Flowers
Flowers represent: reproduction, to attract for purpose of pollination, survival of species.
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