Our recent blog on the Ancient and Modern World of Essential Oils highlights the history, source and the reason these incredibly potent oils came into favour. Due to the increasing popularity of this fragrant and alternative medicine, we would like to expand on the benefits of some of the oils and their application methods – join us on this aromatic journey. 

It is always important to remember a few basic facts before you start working with essential oils.  

  • When using oils topically, they need to be diluted with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut, almond or jojoba oil, and a patch test is wise before applying to a larger area of skin. 
  • Some oils could be toxic and should not be taken orally unless under the care and supervision of your healthcare professional. 
  • Ensure you buy ‘pure’ essential oils and avoid perfume oils that don’t contain the same benefits.

A little oil goes a long way, so it is advisable to use sparingly or blend the oils that work best for your needs. Essentoils has a wide range of essential oils and accessories that will make this process an easy and pleasurable activity.

We have selected several oils to discuss with you, but by no means everything ‘out there’. We will leave that for you to explore and discover for yourself – a joyful experience awaits you.

The ‘King of Oils’ is Frankincense, which has a woody, spicy smell and is beautiful when inhaled, can be easily absorbed through the skin, and is powerful when taken as a supplement.  Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, frankincense is believed to improve arthritis and digestion, help with osteoarthritis pain and reduce asthma symptoms.  It can improve oral health and may even help fight certain types of cancer.  No wonder the Three Wise Men chose this amazing aromatic resin as a gift when travelling to Bethlehem.

Most oils can be inhaled, and for a boost of energy or to lift your mood try lemon, grapefruit, orange, cedar, bergamot, jasmine, ginger, and pine oils. A blend of citrus and spice in the middle of a long day will allow you to keep going and get the job done.

There are several methods of inhaling, which is arguable the safest way to administer essential oils and get them into your bloodstream. Try some drops in household surface cleaners; mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over carpets, furniture, or linen cupboard shelves; add oil drops to a load of laundry or dryer sheets in your tumble dryer. Diffusing is an excellent method of dispersing molecules of oils into the air allowing you to breathe them in.

On a more elegant note, an exciting range of beautiful diffuser jewellery is available through Essentoils to help you carry your oils and their aroma with you all day long.  Stunning pendants incorporating crystals and semi-precious stones, necklaces, lockets and lava bead bracelets are on offer.  Surprise a valued friend with a gift of one of our beautiful pieces together with a beneficial essential oil.  Another amazing treat is an Essentoils gift card for a special someone to choose their own awesome gift.   Something a bit different to give with Christmas on the horizon – order from our online store.

Do not be daunted by the instructions of drops, mixing, spraying, etc. Essentoils has everything you could need, from droppers, small bottles, diffusers, spray bottles and inhaler sticks to car diffusers. We even have nasal sprays which fit onto essential oils bottles – ideal for immediate treatment. You are about to learn a whole new set of skills when embracing the beneficial use of essential oils.

Join us again for the next leg of our journey into essential oils …

The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for seeking qualified medical care from a doctor. Please consult your doctor before replacing any medications with essential oils. Do not ingest essential oils unless they are stated as safe to ingest by the manufacturer.

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