essential oils

How to Use Essential Oils Effectively

 

Essential oils have been increasing in popularity, especially recently. Often, though, most people are unsure both where to start and how to use them effectively. This article seeks to help walk you through the basic “essentials” you need to know to use essential oils properly.

 

What should I know before purchasing essential oils?

 

It seems like everywhere is selling essential oils now, so it’s important to identify the good from the bad. Some of them may say “pure” on the label, but in the United States that has no actual designation or legal meaning so you can ignore it. On the other hand,  if you see the word “synthetic” on a bottle of essential oils, that doesn’t mean that it is fake or bad, necessarily. Many types of oils don’t exist in a natural state (like honeysuckle) and can only be synthetically manufactured. Don’t let that word scare you. Also, the essential oil industry isn’t highly regulated and there can be a lot of suppliers and buyers involved in the process. More direct purchasing is going to be better for you and the quality of your oil, in the long run. Same with the grading system, so don’t let a grade weigh too highly on your purchasing decision. There are also many ways that companies stretch out their products – bulking (the combining of oils), folding (multiple distillations), reconstitution, etc. Know your seller. Click here: http://www.almontefarmersmarket.ca/amazing-uses-lemon-essential-oil/

 

What are a few of the modes of use for essential oils?

 

Essential oil diffusers are one of the most common products to help you use essential oils. They work by letting your inhale the product, just like compresses and using the oils in hot water as a steamer. These types of inhalation help with respiratory and sinus issues. You can also try using them in baths, Try mixing them with your bath salts to help with skin and muscle problems. Massage is also a great way to use your essential oils. Have your massage therapist mix your choice of oil in with their base massage oil before rubbing it into your skin as a bonus to the massage itself!

 

What should I be aware of in terms of risks?

 

Essential oils are not without risk. Never use them internally. Also, you should never apply them directly to your skin, always dilute with a carrier oil. Make you that you always avoid any mucus membranes and your eyes. Obviously, keep them away from not only children but also infants and the elderly, as they may also be more sensitive. Make sure to store properly as well, to prevent degradation. And always make sure to avoid long periods of exposure to inhalation of essential oils without proper ventilation to lower your risk of toxicity.

 

Essential oils have definitely increased in popularity, but it’s important to know how to use them safely and efficiently. Research the model you’re intending on using for your essential oils, as well as making sure to source them from a reputable supplier. See more this site: http://www.almontefarmersmarket.ca/truth-stress-essential-oils/

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