GuruNanda Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever smelled a flower and wished you could keep the scent forever? Have you noticed how certain scents can change your mood and take you back to your childhood? Essential oils capture that magic.
Essential oils play a critical role in protecting plants and helping them flourish, which is part of the reason why they often have powerful therapeutic properties.

When using an essential oil topically, carrier oils allow us to sufficiently dilute essential oils for their safe therapeutic use. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, powerful, and quite aromatic, it is best to mix a small quantity with a plant based oil, like our Sweet Almond or Fractionated Coconut Oil. This reduces the risk of adverse skin reactions and allows the essential oil to be more evenly distributed throughout the skin.

A typical ratio is 1 drop of essential oil to every 10 drops of carrier oil.

Make sure to check our Safety Precautions FAQ for more info.

Our modern lifestyles are often filled with stress. Aromatherapy is an excellent way to relax and unwind, leaving stress behind. Aromatherapy is a natural healing method that dates back over 5,000 years when aromatic plant extracts were used regularly for their therapeutic benefits. It involves the use of essential oils in massages or baths.

Fill your space with therapeutic essential oils and aromas to experience the gentle relaxation and heightened awareness. This balance of awareness and relaxation provides the perfect environment to help our bodies heal and remain healthy.
A 15ml bottle of essential oil typically contains 275-300 drops.

The more you use essential oils, the more you will discover their multifaceted nature. When applying topically, dilute the essential oil of your choice with a carrier oil like our fractionated coconut oil or almond oil and use them as a massage oil or body oil.

If you have sensitive skin or have never used an essential oil on your skin, we advise conducting a patch test prior to using the essential oil. Apply a small amount of diluted essential oil on to your inner arm. Watch for redness or irritation over the next 24 hours. If either occurs, do not continue to use the essential oil topically.

Certain essential oils, such as citrus oils, contain molecules that react with sunlight or UV light from tanning beds. When applying these oils topically, it is important to avoid direct sunlight for 12-48 hours.

If you are allergic to a certain food, do not use any essential oils or carrier oils that are derived from the same plant as the allergen.

Always consult a physician or certified Aromatherapist before using any type of essential oil during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets, and never apply concentrated oils to mucous membranes or sensitive areas.

Since essential oils are highly concentrated, it’s highly recommended to dilute them in a carrier oil before applying to the skin. The most common safe dilution rate is 2%. This comes out to about 6 drops of essential oil for every 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Enjoy your essential oils safely.

All packages are sent via USPS or FedEx, First Class or Expedited for delivery. Our standard shipping method is first class mail and most orders will arrive within 7 business days. Please allow 1-2 business days after purchase for orders to be shipped.

We accept all major credit cards and payment by PayPal. All payments are secure.

No. (we are not legally set up to take phone orders)

Typically, we can accommodate any changes made within the same business day the order was placed. If your order has already been processed, we may not be able to fulfil your request. In that case, if you need to make a change, please call us immediately at (866) 421-0309.

Check water levels. Having too much or too little water can stop the diffuser from working correctly. Fill the base with water a little below the max fill line, then test the diffuser. If the diffuser is not properly dispersing mist, remove a little water and re-test. Continue this step until the diffuser is working properly.

To ensure the diffuser works properly, we recommend cleaning the diffuser while changing oils, or every 3 days.

• Disconnect the diffuser unit from power before cleaning

• Use a cloth to clean exterior part of the unit with water

• Use a cotton swab or cloth to clean the water tank

• Keep water from entering the vent

• Do not use harsh detergents, solvents or abrasive agents to clean the diffuser unit

• Use the diffuser unit on a dry and even surface

If you’ve cleaned your diffuser, checked the water levels, and still cannot get your GuruNanda Diffuser to work, please call us directly at (866) 421-0309 or email

Prop 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires for all California businesses to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings to all California consumers if a product does contain any of the chemicals/substances listed by OEHHA ( that is known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warning is a requirement even in instances where the chemical substance has been detected in miniscule/trace amounts where the OEHHA safe harbor levels have not been identified and even when the exposure limit is below FDA, ANSI, and WHO guidelines. Prop 65 warning is not required if the exposure to the chemical is below the safe harbor levels. A Prop 65 warning does not mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees are exempt from the warning requirement and discharge prohibition of Prop 65.
As an essential oil and aromatherapy specialist, GuruNanda continues to ensure our product meet Prop 65 requirements. Our essential oils are sourced based on its 100% pure and natural attributes, nothing added, nothing removed. Our products contain naturally occurring elements which are derived from naturally grown plants without any additives, preservatives, or adulterants. GuruNanda uses stringent testing with quality guidelines for all our essential oils and diffusers. All our essential oils are tested and analyzed from the farm level through the finished packaged goods. This is to ensure all our essential oils remain 100% pure and natural through the filling processes which are supported by our GCMS reports. We further conduct C14 analysis when an essential oil has been suspected to have any special fluctuations in the GCMS reports to ensure the absence of any synthetic additions by error or fault.

Prop 65 only requires a warning on a product if the exposing chemical is above the safe harbor limits. You can continue to enjoy GuruNanda aromatherapy 100% pure and natural essential oils to promote a natural, healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

For further Q & A, please contact GuruNanda Quality Team at

Dear Customer,

Due to the current health crisis, Guru Nanda is taking the necessary precautionary measures to maintain wellness. We are currently operating with minimal staff. Product availability, timeliness of shipments and payment processing options may be affected. We sincerely apologize the inconvenience this may cause.