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the crazy production of essential oils on a large scale!

How it affects the planet and our spiritual connection with plants!


The production of essential oils is a practice that has gained increasing popularity due to its many uses and therapeutic benefits. However, it is important to note that the large-scale production of these oils can have significant negative consequences for the environment and interfere with the spiritual form of contact with the plantss.


One of the main problems associated to the production of essential oils is the environmental impact caused by intensive agriculture. To obtain these oils, many plants need to be cultivated in large quantities and, often, in a monocultural way. This leads to land degradation, loss of biodiversity and the depletion of natural resources.


In addition, the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers in intensive production contaminates the soil, water and negatively affects the health of ecosystems and of course our health!



Another important aspect is the process of extracting the essential oils. Many extraction methods involve the use of chemical solvents and high temperatures, which can result in toxic emissions and air pollution. In addition, some plants require an enormous amount of raw material to produce small

quantities of essential oil, which further intensifies the environmental impact of production.






From a spiritual point of view, the large-scale production of essential oils interferes with the way we relate to plants and nature as a whole. all.


The industrial extraction of essential oils often involves processes that are far removed from the intimate and reverent connection that many spiritual traditions have with plants.


Direct contact with plants, conscious harvesting and artisanal preparation of essential oils are practices that are lost in this industrial context.


It is important to note that not all essential oil production is unsustainable or harmful. There are producers who adopt ecological practices, such as organic cultivation, sustainable harvesting and less impactful extraction methods. In addition, it is possible to look for more natural alternatives, such as the use of fresh or dried plants to make infusions, macerations or homemade essential oils.


To preserve nature and maintain a healthy spiritual connection with plants, it is essential to be aware of the origin of the essential oils we consume.< /strong>


Opting for products from sustainable sources, supporting local producers and prioritizing natural and conscious extraction methods are important steps we can take to minimize the negative impacts of essential oil production.


Ultimately, it is essential to balance our therapeutic and spiritual needs with preservation of the environment and respect for nature. There is no spirituality without ecology.



This way, we can consciously enjoy the benefits of essential oils, promoting sustainability and maintaining an authentic connection with plants and the planet.


Teresa Feijó




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