8 Things You Need to Know About Essential Oils

Let us start with the easiest but most common misconception about essential oils, their nature. Essential oils cannot actually be called oils due to the absence of fatty acids found in an actual oil. Instead, it would be more accurate to call them concentrated plant extracts that have both cosmetic and medicinal properties.

8 tips you should know about essential oils

  1. If you think you can make essential oils at home, then you might want to reconsider that thought. For just an ounce of rose essential oil, you would need more than 180 lbs of roses.

  2. Since it is costly to produce essential oils, many manufacturers will add filler oils to make up the volume. That is why, you should only buy essential oils from trusted brands.

  3. Due to the small size of the essential oil molecules, your skin is able to absorb them very quickly. This is why, they can be effective in a relatively short amount of time.

  4. If you think that since your body absorbs the essential oils so quickly and they might accumulate build up over time, you can feel rest assured that this does not happen.

  5. If any other term, such as "natural oil", "fragrance oil" and "scent" are found on a bottle of what looks like an oil, that does not mean it is an essential oil. Do your research before you buy and more importantly, apply. 

  6. Since all essential oils are completely natural, they cannot be patented. The latter situation makes it unlikely that you will discover an essential oil in a pharmaceutical drug. Thus, if you do find a drug claiming something of the sort, you should get on the internet and figure things out.

  7. Adding water to an essential oil will in no way dilute it since the two chemicals are not miscible. In fact, adding water does the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve. If you want to dilute an essential oil, then use carrier oil, such as Sweet Almond or Fractionated Coconut Oil.

  8. Never apply an essential oil on your skin before diluting it! Since they are highly concentrated, the essential oils might end up burning your skin. 

recommended essential oils to get started

We recommend that if you are buying and using essential oils for the first time, then do some reading to find out which one you will need, depending on what you are going to use them for. If you are still unsure, then consider buying this kit of four essential oils with reasons below for each: 

    1. Peppermint essential oil is a good addition to all kinds of lip balms and skin care products

    2. Lavender essential oil is good for all skin types and will go with all kinds of hair preparations

    3. Breathe Easy essential oil blend provides a natural remedy to the pain and discomfort that comes along with nasal congestion.

    4. Calming Sleep essential oil blend is used to help relax your mind, body and spirit, bringing serenity to your bedtime routine. 


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