Essential Oil Basics

Sampling of Essential Oil bottles

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Are you a fan of essential oils? Have you heard about them but don’t know why anyone uses them?

I used to think they were just expensive scents that I could get much cheaper in a room spray. They are so much more.

Most of you have heard of aromatherapy. So they light up some candles, dim the lights and this will heal you? Yeah right. Boy was I surprised to learn this is nothing like true aromatherapy and the use of essential oils.

Real essential oils are used to heal the body and the mind. No really. These little bottles of sometimes rare herbs and spices, can make you more alert, curb your appetite, stop the sniffles and more.

Now in order to have essential oils work their “magic” you must be sure you are buying pure, organic oils.

  • Look for a label marked “U.S. Department of Agriculture organic certification. This indicates the oil is pesticide-free and you are not wasting your time or money on chemicals.
  • Each type of oil should be priced differently depending on the rarity of the herb/flower used. If everything in the store offers essential oils for $7.99 each, you can bet that some, if not all will contain fillers and synthetic substances. If it is not the real thing, it won’t have any medicinal properties. You can get started or popular sets for some great prices, however.
  • All bottles should be amber or dark to protect it from oxidation.
  • Label should contain the oil’s Latin name of the plant.

Try one out today.

  • Grapefruit essential oil is known to curb appetite. You put the oil in a diffuser and inhale the oil’s aroma. It is said to dull hunger pangs.
  • Lavender Oil has a light smell of, well lavender. This oil is useful in any first aid kit. The oil can be used in place of any anti-bacterial lotion. Lavender is also know for its calming effect and is recommended as a scent on your pillow at bed time.

General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.

Disclaimer: Important Note: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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