8 Essential Oil Tips You'll Want To Know

8 Essential Oil Tips You'll Want To Know

Let us start with the easiest but most common misconception about essential oils. Essential oils are not actually oils, because they lack the presence of fatty acids usually found in oils, fats, and soaps. Instead, it would be more accurate to call them concentrated plant extracts that have both cosmetic and medicinal properties.

8 Essential Oil Purchasing Tips

  1. If you think you can make essential oils at home, then you might want to reconsider that thought. To make just one ounce of our Rose Essential Oil, you would need to distill 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. These fillers are often synthetic organic components made in chemical labs. That is why you should only buy essential oils from trusted brands. Guru Nanda goes around the world to find the best oils to source and bring to the market for you, and can guarantee all of his essential oils have nothing added, nothing removed for the lowest prices possible. Be sure the brand you buy from can give you that same guarantee.

  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. To assist with absorbtion, we carry base oils or carrier oils like the Fractionated Coconut Oil and the GuruNanda Sweet Almond Oil.

  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" is found on a bottle of what looks like an oil, that does not mean the oil is 100% pure and natural essential oil. Do your research before you buy any oils and more importantly, know the dilutions you need to be making. Our regular essential oil singles are 15 ml bottles and our exotic essential oil are 10 ml bottles. Many other companies sell items in smaller bottle sizes and charge you the same amount, so be cautious when purchasing essential oils.

  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 a carrier oil, such as Sweet Almond or Fractionated Coconut Oil.

  8. Never apply an essential oil directly to your skin before diluting it! Since they are highly concentrated, the essential oils may end up burning your skin. If you do happen to accidentally get an essential oil spill, please rub a carrier oil over the affected area(s). 

Get Started with these Essential Oil Bundle Sets

We recommend starting off with a holistic essential oils set when you first start using essential oils to get an idea of all the different aromas we carry, and then once you have had a chance to diffuse a few single notes, you can try going for the more festive diffuser blends we carry. We are one of the few brands carrying an extensive list of essential oils that are 100% pure and natural, nothing added, nothing removed. We have more information on the uses and benefits of each oil under the product descriptions. Whenever you looking for an essential oil, be sure to do lots of research before purchasing any one oil to make sure you are buying the best quality oils for the best possible price. If you are still unsure, check out our blog page for some inspiring ideas on how to use your essential oils and diffusers.

Some Customer Favorites Include:

    1. Peppermint essential oil - A good addition to any kinds of lip balms and skin care products.

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

    3. Breathe Easy essential oil blend - Provides a natural remedy for pain and discomfort that comes with nasal congestion.

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