FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. When do essential oils expire?
Most of your essential oils will be good for up to 3 years if stored properly. They need to be kept cool, and the lid should always be tightly sealed. There are some oils that are good for 10 years or more, such as patchouli. The exception to this rule are tea tree and lemon essential oils. You can expect those to be good for a year or two, but again, only if they've been stored properly. Essential Oils expire becaue of a process called oxidation. Oxidation is caused by oxygen and moisture. If the smell changes or gets weaker, or you notice they're cloudy or viscous, they've probably gone bad. The takeaway here is to keep your oils in a cool place. Don't put oils in the freezer.
2. Why should I put essential oils on my feet?
Some people say that oils are abosrbed faster through the soles of the feet because it has a lot of pores --or because the pores are large. Others say oils put on the bottoms of your feet bypass the liver. There is absolutely no evidence to this. Essential oils will absorb into any part of your skin, but they absorb more fully where sebum is not present. Because of this, the soles of your feet are an excellent place to apply your oils.
3. Will essential oils stain clothes?
Not typically, if you are using dark oil though, it may stain.
4. Are essential oils the same as fragrance oils?
No, they aren't. As mentioned above, essential oils are distilled from plants whereas, fragrance oils are synthetically created in a laboratory.
5. What can I use to safely dilute essential oils for bath use?
Before adding essential oils to bath water, make sure you efficiently disperse them in a carrier oil or combine with an unscented foaming product to effectively emulsfy them. Carrier oils like fractionated coconut oil and jojoba are a great place to start when indulging in aromatherapy in the bathtub. In general, add 9-12 drops of the recommended essential oilmixed with a tablespoon of carrier oil. The properly diluted blend should the be swirled into the water before entering the bath.
6. How do I know which blend is right for me?
It's really a combo of what you like. Choose blends based on what they can do for you. If it's a toss-up between two , go ahead and try both.
7. Where do I apply my blends?
It's different for each blend, each one has specific instructions on its indiviudal page and box. As a general rule, you can apply them to pulse points (wrist, temples, back of the neck). Be sure to take a nice deep inhale to get those aromatic scent molecules flowing to the brain.
8. Can I use essential oils during pregnancy?
While there are some essential oils that should never be used during pregnancy, there are a few that are considered safe for use during pre-natal massages or through diffuser method. If you are interested in using essential oils during pregnancy, talk to your healthcare provider.
9. Can I use essential oils to infants and children?
Infants and children have thinner skin and less developed livers and immune systems. This makes them vulnerable to potential toxicity. Following safety guidelines and excersing extreme caution is crucial. Always consult a healthcare provider before using essential oils on or around infants and children. After 2 years, certain essential oils can be administered topically and through aromatherapy methods. but at a much weaker concentration than adult dosing. a safe dilution is typically 0.5% to 2.5%
10. Why are there only 9 essential oils? Are you planning on adding more?
We started with 9 essential oils to serve as jumping board, in the line up are eos which are popular, with good health benefits. Plans on adding more in the future? 1,000% yes, definitely, we are in the stage of studying what other essential oils that would greatly benefit one's health and wellness.
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