What is Essential Oil?
How do I use essential oils?
Essential oils can be diffused, inhaled, or applied topically.
Diffusers help disperse essential oil particles into the air. Dispersing a balanced combination of essential oils can help create a wonderfully aromatic environment. Breathe in, and experience the power of essential oils.
Another way to enjoy essential oils is to open your essential oil bottle and gently inhale the aroma directly from the bottle. If you prefer, you can also mix 1 drop of essential oil with about 10-15 drops of carrier oil in a bowl, then place the mixture under your nose and breathe in deeply.
While some essential oils can be directly applied to the skin, we highly recommend that you use a carrier oil to dilute the essential oils before applying them. It is important to test the oil on a small patch of skin first, and only one oil at a time.
Carrier oils, such as coconut oil or sweet almond oil increase absorption rates of essential oils and prevent skin irritation from the direct application of essential oils.
Best Practices for Topical Application of Essential
Oils: A 1:10 dilution ratio of carrier oil to the essential oil. Try adding 6 drops of essential oil per every 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.
When should I use essential oils?
Where should I get essential oils from?
From companies with 100% pure & natural, third-party certified purity testing.
When shopping for essential oils, it’s important to make sure that the essential oils are 100% pure and natural complete with GC-MS reports to verify. Try a company with strong values and ethical farming relationships.
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical method which combines gas-chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify individual substances within a sample. If a brand offers GC-MS testing results, you can feel more confident in the oils’ purity.
A Word About MLM Companies
A couple of respectable MLM companies have done a good job in sourcing their products although their prices tend to be 5-10x higher because of the high percentage of brokerage they have to pay to each of their multi-level members.
Since essential oils do not have an FDA monogram there are a lot of sellers of essential oils who are packaging synthetic fragrances and or inferior diluted oils and selling them as pure and natural essential oils extremely cheaply on Amazon and other online platforms. Always check the reputation of the company as well as the GCMS reports of that particular company on their website before purchasing the product.
Where should I apply essential oils?
Mostly on wrists, bottoms of feet, temples and the back of the neck.
It's important to remember that essential oils are concentrated and should be used with caution.
While some oils might be safe to apply directly to your arms and legs, they might not be safe to put
For example, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Cinnamon Essential Oils can be disastrous if they get into your eyes or other sensitive areas.
How do essential oils enter the body?
Inhalation and absorption through the skin.
Our sense of smell is the most primitive of all senses and is linked to the deepest parts of the brain. When we breathe in, the aromatic molecules travel to the top of the nose to make contact with olfactory cells. (12)
How long do essential oils last?
Most essential oils do not have an expiration date. Those that are cold-pressed such as Orange and Lemon Essential Oils tend to have a shorter life (around one year). However, essential oils like Patchouli can actually improve over time like a fine wine
How does an essential oil diffuser work?
Diffusers break down essential oil micro-particles and disperse them.
The most popular type of diffuser is the ultrasonic diffuser. Ultrasonic diffusers disperse essential oils into the air as negative ions. The diffuser produces ultrasonic vibrations used to break down the essential oils into micro-particles, allowing the oil to be dispersed as a very fine mist into the air. The process runs extremely quietly - ideal for relaxing, sleeping and working.
Collection of Diffusers
How many drops do you put in a diffuser?
5-20 drops depending on the size of the diffuser.
If you have a 100 ml diffuser, 5-8 drops is a good quantity.If you have a 200-500 ml diffuser, 8-15 drops is a good quantity.If you have a 2,000 ml diffuser such as the Tower XL, 10-20 drops are recommended.