5 Common Essential Oil Questions Answered!

April 12, 2019

5 Common Essential Oil Questions Answered!

Every now and then, we like to sit down and answer some of the most common questions we get around essential oils.

You may be new to our site and super excited to start adding beautiful essential oils into your routine, but you might have a few questions before you make your first purchase.

In this article, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we get.

How are essential oils made and are they really natural?

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A truly natural oil is one that is pressed from different parts of a plant with nothing added in.

This article will show you which parts of plants essential oils are derived from.

It’s not enough to look for the term “pure” look for “100% pure.” Ask questions, look around the website and do your research before purchasing.

So no, not all oils are natural, always check before you buy.

Which essential oils are good for what?

Good question!

We could go on for days, but we’ll let you in on the basics here.

Citrus oils like lemon and orange are typically uplifting and will lift your spirits. Florals like lavender and rose are good for soothing anxiety, easing depressing and beating insomnia, while an oil like peppermint is great for helping you to focus.

Of course you can also add a few drops to a carrier oil and apply to your skin or hair for an array of benefits too, from alleviating inflammation to easing the pain of tense, tight muscles.

Are there any dangers?

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While essential oils are relatively safe, you need to know what you’re doing before you use them in creative ways.

For example, ingesting them can be harmful, especially for babies, unless monitored by a registered aromatherapist.

Applying concentrated oils to your skin can cause reactions, so it’s important to learn how to dilute them beforehand.

When it comes to your pets, certain oils are toxic to them so it’s essential (excuse the pun!) to make sure you know which ones to avoid if you have any pets.

Can I only use them in a diffuser?

Of course not!

As mentioned above, you can dilute them and apply to your skin, use as a massage oil, use them in your shampoo, the list goes on!

Are they all expensive and why?

This one is tricky because there are quite a few answers to this one.

Often it’s as simple as the difference between a high quality, all natural oil versus a synthetic oil that is of lesser quality. Naturally, you’re going to pay more for a better quality product.

But unfortunately, some companies use big marketing ploys and certain terms to try and up the price of their product, which isn’t fair at all. Don’t be fooled by the terms “pure” and “natural.” Read the label where you can and look for a company that also produces organic oils, such as ours.

We offer only 100% natural oils, derived from different parts of different plants and we try to keep our prices reasonable for our buyers. Remember that even though essential oil bottles are small, you only use a few drops at a time so they last a long time.

We hope these answer some of your most burning questions! If you have any more please leave them in the comments and we’ll answer as best as we can!

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