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Getting Familiar with Essential Oils

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If you are just getting started with essential oils, then it is imperative you know what to look for. There are quite a few essential oil distilleries and suppliers, each with their own process of delivering the products they have packaged as essential oils. Some of the things you want to research before ..

Massage Therapy

Using Essential Oils in Massage Therapy

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Essential Oils are typically considered a standard ingredient in the massage therapy industry. This does not mean that all masseuses use essential oils when working on their clients, but the vast majority of them either use essential oils in the body rubbing creams and lotions they prefer, or they use them ..

Essential Oils Testing

Essential Oil Quality and Purity

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Essential Oils are distilled and used for a wide variety of purposes. Aromatherapy, the perfume industry, household deodorizers and cleaning agents, the cosmetics industry, and the culinary industry, are all environments where the use of essential oils are present. Each of these industries uses a different ..

Essential Oil Massage

Top Methods of Essential Oil Application

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When it comes to using essential oils, there are several methods of application we can use to achieve the results desired. While most articles recommend three basic methods of using essential oils, we are going to expand on that knowledge a bit and share that information with you, so sit back, buckle ..

Essential Oils Storage

Essential Oil Storage

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Essential oils do not become rancid. They do however, over the course of time, become oxidized, which results in deterioration, and causes them to lose the inherent therapeutic properties that are beneficial to users. While not all essential oils will lose their aromatic properties, in fact a few mature ..

Sensitive Skin

Essential Oils & Skin Sensitivity

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Influential Factors to be Aware of: Quality is an extremely important characteristic of essential oils, and it can have an enormous impact on individuals using essential oils on sensitive skin. Unadulterated essential oils are inferior to pure essential oils, and increase the potential adverse reactions. ..

Essential Oils and Infants

Using Essential Oils on Children

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As a precautionary measure, all essential oils, regardless of brand name or quality, should be treated as extremely concentrated chemicals. As such they require a degree of safety and concern when using them on anybody, but especially with infants and small children. When using essential oils on infants ..

Essential Oil Dilution

How to Dilute Essential Oils

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Using undiluted essential oils, referred to as neat, on the skin can cause extreme sensitivity, and/or irritation, both of which may be harmful. As a practicing precaution, it is highly recommended that all essential oils be diluted prior to being used on the skin. As a general rule of thumb, undiluted ..

7 Truths Everyone Needs to Know About Essential Oils

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The benefits of plants are finally getting center stage thanks to the growing ranks of health-conscious individuals who recognize the power of Mother Nature’s gifts.  Many are adopting plant-based diets, using essential oils, and heading to the farm rather than the pharmacy.  There is a pervasive ..