Essential Oils Vs Fragrance Oils

essential oils vs fragrance oils

Do you know the differences between essential oils and fragrance oils? Many people don’t and not knowing the difference can be a huge reason why many people think they are allergic to essential oils or why people don’t want to try them. It always surprises me when I am doing a boutique or fair and people think I am selling perfume. Yes essential oils smell good, but I am not selling perfume and if you are reading this blog then you have probably already figured that out. In fact most fragrance oils increase my allergies as they do with many people.

That said, here are some of the main differences between essential oils vs fragrance oils.

1. Fragrance oils may have a small quantity of essential oils in them but they are not made exclusively of essential oils.

2. Fragrance oils have synthetics and additional chemicals added to them. This makes them missing in the natural properties that essential oils have.

3. Essential oils when extracted properly and when of a high therapeutic grade are pure, natural and organic.

4. Essential oils can be used for a variety of health and wellness uses whereas fragrance oils are used only for the smell.

5. Essential oils can help you manage and control seasonal threats whereas fragrance oils can make them worse.

6. Essential oils that are certified pure can be used internally whereas you would never drink fragrance oils.

7. Fragrance oils usually cost less whereas essential oils usually cost more.

8. Essential oils are extracted directly from the plants, flowers, and trees whereas fragrance oils are not.

9. Fragrance oils often have alcohol added to them whereas essential oils should be alcohol free.

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Allergy Free Menu Planning Tips

allergy free menu

Menu planning when you have allergies can be a real pain. However if you don’t do it, then you are more likely to give in and eat foods you are allergic too and end up sick. So here are some tips for allergy free menu planning.

1. Plan your meals one week head. This can be hard to do but once you get in the habit of setting aside the time to do it, you can make it happen.

2. Prepare take and go allergy free foods or buy some allergy free foods that are, so that you are prepared to eat on the go.

3. Buy allergy free products in bulk. This makes it so that you always have some on hand, plus they are less expensive that way. This is especially true with things such as quinoa, rice flour and coconut milk.

4. Find new recipes to try online and in cookbooks and then once a week include a few new recipes with your allergy free menu planning.

5. Cook as much in advance as possible and store portions for meals in your fridge and cupboard. This makes it easier to have food ready to go and planning is easier when you are see how much you have of some items already cooked.

5 Great Dairy Free Deserts

dairy free desserts

Dairy free desserts can be easy to make if you only know how to make them. Here are ideas for five great dairy free desserts.

1. Coconut or almond milk with berries. You can use strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or any other kind of berry.

2. Frozen bananas. These are so good. It is unbelievable. They work best when you insert a popsicle stick and then freeze in a plastic baggie.

3. A milkshake with coconut milk, bananas and frozen fruit.

4. Organic chocolate.

5. Coconut with pineapple or any other kind of fruit.

What other dairy free desserts have you tried?