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Unlocking the Magic of Essential Oils

Unlocking the Magic of Essential Oils

Unlocking the Magic of Essential OilsEssential oils have been used for centuries for their amazing healing properties.* In this post, you’ll learn what essential oils are and how they are extracted. We’ll explore the properties and uses of essential oils, and you’ll discover how to use them safely and effectively. Let’s get started.

The Basics: What Are Essential Oils?

  • Aromatherapy – Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that are used in aromatherapy. They are 100% natural and are extracted from flowers, leaves, roots, and other plant parts.*
  • History – Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.*
  • Types – There are over 90 types of essential oils, each with its own unique properties and benefits.*

How Are Essential Oils Extracted?

Essential oils are extracted from plants in a variety of ways. Steam distillation is the most common method, but there are others, including cold pressing and solvent extraction. Different methods are used for different types of plants.

  • Steam Distillation  – is the most common method of extracting essential oils. It involves using steam to gently extract the oil from the plant material.
  • Cold Pressing – is used for citrus oils, such as lemon and orange. The oil is extracted by pressing the fruit rind.
  • Solvent Extractionis used for delicate flowers, such as jasmine and rose. It involves using a solvent to extract the oil from the plant material.

The Properties of Essential Oils

The Uses of Essential Oils

  • Massage -Essential oils can be added to massage oils for a relaxing, therapeutic massage.
  • Aromatherapy –  Essential oils can be diffused or added to a bath for a calming aromatherapy experience.
  • Cleaning – Essential oils can be added to homemade cleaning products for a natural, fresh scent.

Top 6 Essential OilsUnlocking the Magic of Essential Oils

  • Sweet Orange essential oil is warm, fresh citrus scent. Radiant, fruity and tangy. Recalls the scent of fresh orange peel, with an even stronger aroma. Provides fresh energy, clearing and inspiring the mind.
  • Lemon essential oil is an invigorating and anti-bacterial oil that can be used as a mood booster, air purifier, and cleanser. It has a fresh crisp scent.
  • Tea Tree essential oil is characteristically warm, spicy odor. Naturally cleansing tea tree oil has a warm, spicy odor that helps to lift the spirit.
  • Eucalyptus essential oil is a fresh, cooling, energizing aroma. Aromatic and somewhat camphor-like odor.
  • Peppermint essential oil is a fresh, grassy, minty, balsamic-herbaceous base. Triple rectified essential oil. Peppermint vitalizes, energizes, and restores the senses.
  • Lavender essential oil is a rich, floral, and herbaceous oil that is stress-relieving and sleep-inducing. Lavender opens communication, relaxes, increases expressiveness, feeling heard.

You can purchase the five top essential oils in our Favorite Set of 6 (six) Pure Essential Oils – 0.5 fl oz (15 ml) each (50% more than 10 ml bottles). This set contains six of the most exotic and beneficial oils for every DIYer, perfumer, aromatherapist.

How to Use Essential Oils Safely

  • Dilution –Essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil, before applying to the skin.
  • Spot Test – Before using a new essential oil, test a small amount on a patch of skin to check for a negative reaction.
  • Avoid Contact with Eyes and Mouth – Essential oils should not be ingested, and should be kept away from the eyes and mouth.
  • DiffuseThe easiest and simplest way of putting essential oils into the air for inhalation is to use an aromatic diffuser.

Always follow the instructions on the label, and consult with a healthcare provider before using essential oils if you have a medical condition or are pregnant or nursing.

Essential oils are a natural and powerful way to support your health and well-being. Whether you want to reduce stress, boost immunity, or improve your mood, there is an essential oil to help.*  Remember to use them safely and effectively, and enjoy the magic of essential oils.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.