The Number One Most Important Thing About Essential Oils

Posted on March 5, 2021March 5, 2021Categories Essential OilsTags
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Are you wondering what the number one most important thing about essential oils is? Me too. No just kidding, of course there are several things I think about when it comes to the number one most important thing about essential oils, but at the end of the day, the number one most important thing in my opinion is…

The quality and purity of essential oils.

Yes, really. There are lots of factors that can be important when it comes to using and choosing essential oils, but if the quality and purity of the essential oils you are using isn’t good then nothing else matters. You must have high quality essential oils that are truly pure and not just ones that say it on the bottle. In the United States, a bottle of essential oil can say it is 100% pure even if there is only 3% oil in the bottle and the rest is carrier oil, or perfume or other plant matter that isn’t actually essential oil.

Furthermore, many essential oil companies get their oils from brokers who don’t really know what the quality and purity is. In addition many suppliers lack the equipment, resources and know how to be able to do adequate lab testing to ensure purity and quality.

So if quality and purity of essential oils is so important how do you know if an essential oil you are using or considering using is pure and off the highest quality?

It can be tough but here are some general guidelines:

  1. What is the price? If the price is too cheap then that is a sign the oil isn’t of the highest quality. For example frankincense and rose essential oil are always expensive and they always cost a lot more than other oils like lemon, lavender or peppermint. Also if a certain brand is charging the same price for all essential oils, that is a warning sign.
  2. Is the latin name of the essential oil on the bottle? If not, avoid that oil.
  3. What does it smell like? Does it smell pure or perfume like?
  4. If it’s one of the oils that is considered GRAS by the FDA, then can you take it internally? That doesn’t mean you should but you should be able to if you want to.
  5. What lab tests are available on that oil? If none, then it probably isn’t the highest quality.
  6. What country or countries does the oil come from? Does the plant grow natively in those countries?

While answering these questions doesn’t guarantee perfect quality and purity, they are a good start. Over time as you use more essential oils, you will be able to tell when you have a good quality and pure essential oil.

That said, why are high quality and pure essential oils so important?

Well it depends on why you are using it but in general unless you are using it only for cleaning, then purity matters a lot.

Pure oils will work better and more effectively. They are better for your health. Often oils of poor quality won’t give you the results you are looking for and if anything can sometimes cause health issues.

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Why I Use Essential Oils with My Mask

Posted on December 29, 2020December 29, 2020Categories Essential OilsTags
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Have you considered using essential oils with a mask? If not, you really should. The video below shows a variety of ways it can be easier and healthier for you to wear a mask with essential oils. While masks may not be the most comfortable, there are ways to make them less of a hassle. Regardless of whether or not you think masks are necessary or a good idea, the reality is that we will probably be wearing them at least some of the time for at least a few more years.

10 Amazing Essential Oil Diy Gifts

Posted on December 24, 2020December 24, 2020Categories Essential OilsTags
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Have you ever considered making some essential oil diy gifts to give to your friends, family, neighbors and others? If not, or even if you have keep reading and I’ll share with you ten of my favorite essential oil diy gifts to give at any time of the year. Some of these diy gifts are better at Christmas, or in the winter, and some are better in the summer but all are amazing and gifts that anyone will love.

  1. Epsom Salts with essential oils blended in. Take a glass jar and fill it with epsom salts then stir in 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Personally I’ve found lavender and eucalyptus to be the best ones as these are two of the best for taking a bath.
  2. Hot cocoa mix with a small container- I like to use a sample size one full of either peppermint or wild orange essential oil. Hot cocoa with peppermint and or orange is delicious. Just make sure that whatever kind of peppermint or orange essential oil you use is the kind that can be used internally.
  3. Essential Oil inhaler with a recipe designed to help with a specific health challenge. Common ones include clearing sinuses, helping with emotional wellness or getting better sleep.
  4. An Essential oils roller ball with blend inside. You can make a lot of these for a variety of uses such as a custom perfume, helping with reducing congestion in the sinuses, helping with sleep, helping to boost motivation or mood and many more. You make these by combining a carrier oil such as coconut or almond oil in a roller ball with 10-20 different drops of various essential oils.
  5. A spray bottle with water and essential oils. You can make a variety of these but the most common would be something like a bottle with water and 20-30 drops of lavender and the receiver can use to spray on their bed and pillows before bed.
  6. A clay necklace with a bottle or essential oil that can be used by the receiver to wear throughout the day. You can either make your own clay necklace or buy one and then the wearer puts 3-5 drops of essential oil on the clay necklace and wears it to help with mood, or as a perfume.
  7. Homemade essential oil infused chapstick. No one ever has enough chapsticks especially in the winter.
  8. Home made essential oil diffuser- There are a variety of ways to make these. A DIY reed essential oil diffuser is one option, you can also make them out of clay or beeds.
  9. Plain body lotion with a bottle of essential oil. This one can be a DIY or you can just buy a bottle of plain lotion if you don’t want to make your own. Here is a recipe to make your own if you want to.
  10. Hand Sanitizer– these are obviously very practical these days and actually quite easy to make. The key is to make sure to add in enough alcohol. You can also use aloe vera gel and or witch hazel to make it smell and feel better.