Previously in my posts you’ve heard me referring to carrier oils in the use of essential oils, so I thought I would take this opportunity to talk specifically about them. What about carrier oils? What are they? How are they used? Why are they used?
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In my last post, I talked about how to categorize essential oils, with examples of oils in each category. The first category is broken down into families of oils. I want to take each family and talk about oils in that family one by one. The Citrus family is … Read the rest
I find it quite interesting that each essential oil can be put into a category. This helps you when you are ready to start blending oils. There are actually two ways you can categorize essential oils. The first one is by the aroma of the oil and the second way … Read the rest
Aromatherapy (which is inhaling the properties of the oils) is the most popular use of essential oils. There are several ways to inhale the aroma but the most familiar is to use an essential oil diffuser. Remember, the properties of the oils are very therapeutic and you want to use … Read the rest
Essential oils are filled with amazing therapeutic properties. Depending on which oils you use, here are a few properties: anesthetic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, diuretic, antibiotic, antibacterial, antfungal, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, disinfectant. This, indeed, is not a complete list of properties that essential oils possess.
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Maybe you, like me, have been wondering how essential oils are made. I’ve been using essential oils for quite a while, but I just never thought about it. In actuality, though, they are not really made, but already exist in plants and citrus. It’s just a matter of separating the … Read the rest
Let’s begin this essential oil journey with some essential oil history. One way to use essential oils is Aromatherapy. What does Aromatherapy mean? It’s quite simple. The first part of the word, Aroma, means fragrance and the second part, therapy, means treatment.
So, in essence, essential oils, also known as … Read the rest