Essential Oils: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Are you new to essential oils? Or a little skeptical on how they work? This blog may answer questions you may have about essential oils!

Essential oils (volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea) are all-natural compounds extracted from the root, peta, rind, leaf or bark of a plant using several different methods, but typically distillation. 

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Most essential oils carry antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral components. Essential oils can be used for almost anything! It seems crazy, but true! With the help of the right essential oils you can: fight cold and flu-like symptoms, soothe sore and achy muscles, heal various skin conditions, alleviate pain, balance hormones, improve digestion, prevent/reduce cellulite and wrinkles, and even clean your home!! Essential oils have components to help with anxiety, stress, and depression. Carrier oils are used dilute and safely use essential oils, as well as enhance the components of essential oils. Most common carrier oils to dilute are jojoba oil, sunflower oil, fractionated coconut oil (FCO), castor oil and argan oil. Of course, there are many more carrier oils that can be used to dilute essential oils safely!

FUN FACTS
•One drop of peppermint equals to 28 cups of peppermint tea.
•Essential oils can reach our bloodstream as quickly as 30 seconds.
•Clove oil contains 450 times more antioxidants than blueberries.
•Essential oils can penetrate our cell membranes to help viruses (antibiotics cannot).

DILUTING ESSENTIAL OILS SAFELY
Listed below are just a few ways you can safely use essential oils at home:
Topical: Drop a couple of drops of essential oils to a carrier oil (example: Add 1-2 drops of lavender with FCO).
Aromatherapy: Add about 3-6 drops of essential oils in a diffuser (150ml diffuser) or lava jewelry.
Diluting: Add a couple of drops to lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, and other household items!

Take a look around the website, we now have diffuser blends for Chillax and Sunshine!

Feel free to send us a note if you have any questions regarding essential oils.