These are things we have learned in the process of using essential oils, doing research on the internet and also experimenting using essential oils ourselves. When it comes down to it always lean on the side of caution and always dilute your essential oils.
+ Essential oils are created through a variety of processes including: distillation, expression and solvent extraction. Distillation is one of the most common ways to make essential oils, which makes each drop very aromatic and very potent.
+ Essential oils come from a variety of plant parts including: bark, roots, leaves, stems, flowers, and blossoms.
+ It takes at least 60 Roses to Make 1 drop of Rose Essential Oil
+ Essential oils have the capability to heal at the cellular level.
+ The reason essential oils are stored in dark amber or cobalt blue bottles is to protect the oil from sunlight which breaks down the strength of the essential oil. Be very weary of essential oils in clear containers.
+ There are over 180 references to particular plants and essential oils in the Bible.
+ Essential oils are the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune defense properties of plants.
+ Essential oils are not like any other kind of oil. They do not work or have the same properties as carrier oils such as: olive oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil. (doTerra essential oils are one of the very few Certified Pure Therpuetic Grade oils currently on the market.)
+ On the molecular level some essential oils are tiny, which makes it easier for them to be absorbed into the skin.
+ Studies have shown that Rosemary essential oil helps brain performance. Learn More Here
+ Most essential oils should never go undiluted on the skin. It is better to mix with carrier oils such as almond oil, coconut oil, sunflower oils.
+ Essential oils oxidize over time which makes them lose their therapeutic value, so it is important to keep track of how long you have had the essential oil so you can know how much to use.
+ Children should always use diluted essential oils. (More Coming Soon on This Topic)
+ Some essential oils are not safe for pregnancy. (More Coming Soon on This Topic)
+ Aromatherapy is defined as the use of Essential Oils to effectively cleanse, protect, heal and revitalize the body and spirit.
+ Particular Essential Oils are anti-viral, anti-bacteria, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, anti-microbial, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, along with being a strong antiseptic.
+ Essential Oils are very versatile. They interact differently with every single persons body chemistry, so it is important to try different essential oils to figure out which oils work best for your body.
+ It is important to make sure that you are using Essential Oils versus Fragrance Oils, as Fragrance Oils should never be applied directly onto the skin or ingested because these fragrance oils typically have extra fillers which can be harmful to the body.
+ Vetiver is associated and know better by its popular name “Khus” which originates from the Indian Continent.
+ It is important to avoid direct sunlight after applying citrus oils onto the skin.
+ Avoid ALL Essential Oils with the label that says “For External Use Only”
+ Do not use water to dilute Essential Oils, water only INCREASES the strength of the oil. It is better to use a carrier oil as that will make it not as strong when it may be burning, or making the skin itchy.
+ If topically applying essential oils irritates the skin, simply breathe in aroma of the essential oils, or diffuse them because inhaling essential oils can sometimes be as effective as applying them.
+ Heating up Essential Oils breaks them down removing the full therapeutic benefits. If you are using them for cooking or adding them to tea or hot chocolate it is best to add them right before you serve the food or drink your tea or cocoa.
+ When Cooking with Essential Oils make sure you use a tooth pick to add in the flavor. Dip the toothpick into whichever essential oil you are using then dip the toothpick into the mixed ingredients of the recipe you are making. Then taste the mixture and continue this process until you have the taste you want. A little goes a long way, and in some cases even one drop was too much for the recipe we tried.
+ Essential Oils are absorbed through a variety of body systems including the Exocrine System and Endocrine System (all glands), through the Integumentary System (skin, hair, nails) , the Respiratory System (inhaling, lungs, breathing, oxygen in the blood stream), and the Circulatory System (blood flow, oxygen in the blood, digestion).
+ Spray Lemongrass or Peppermint (make sure to dilute) around the base of your house around the floor boards, around the doors and windows to keep out bugs and spiders.
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