- What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice and use of essential oils for natural, holistic health and wellness purposes.
- What are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated natural liquid compounds extracted from certain plants, flowers, roots, stems, leaves and fruits. The distillation process uses the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, etc. to create highly concentrated oil that is the very essence of the flower or plant it is derived from.
- Are essential oils ingestible?
Yes, some essential oils are ingestible. Certain of our Essential Oils do qualify as food grade, however, our essential oils are intended for use as an aromatherapy product and not as a food product.
- Can essential oils be placed directly on the skin?
Essential oils are highly concentrated, we recommend diluting with a carrier oil for added benefits and safety. When applied directly to the skin, they can cause skin irritations and difficulty breathing.
- Can I add essential oils into my products?
Yes! You can create your own wellness Hair, Body and Bath product by selecting an Essential Oil or Restorative Essential Oil Blend and adding it to your favorite product. Please visit our Wellness Bar to see which products you can customize!
- Are essential oils antioxidants?
Yes, essential oils are a great topical source of antioxidants. For example an ounce of clove oil has the same amount of antioxidants as 450 pounds of carrots, 120 quarts of blueberries or 48 gallons of beet juice. Remember to consult an experienced professional before ingesting any essential oils.
- Do essential oils have a grading system like beef?
No they do not. Essential oils that are marked as 100% pure or therapeutic grade essential oils are considered the highest purity and quality available.
- What grade of essential oil do we sell?
We sell 100% all natural pure essential oils that are not diluted with any other oils. Because ours are not diluted most essential oils we sell will need to be blended with one of our products so they will be topically safe and non-irritating.
- What are carrier oils?
Carrier oils are vegetable oils that become "carrier" oils when used with essential oils. They dilute essential oils and help "carry" them safely into the skin. These natural carrier oils can also be used by themselves as well.
- Can I add essential oils into my carrier oil?
Yes, you can. They're great by themselves for addressing specific needs but you can also enhance the effectiveness of a Carrier Oil by adding an essential oil to it.
- Are essential oils safe to use during pregnancy?
Essential oil use is considered safe after the first trimester of pregnancy. While most essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy there are a few wonderful exceptions. Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemon, White/Pink Grapefruit and Sweet Orange. Remember to consult your Doctor or an experienced professional before using any Essential Oils during pregnancy.
- Are Essential oils safe to use on newborns, infants and children?
Yes. Almost every essential oil is safe for use on newborns, infants and children. It is recommended to dilute these oils to 1% in a good body/carrier oil, lotion or base and always keep the pure oils out of reach of children. This equates to about 6 drops of essential oil mixed with 1 ounce of carrier/body oil. Remember to consult your Pediatrician or an experienced professional before using any essential oils on newborns, infants and children.
- How does an Aromatherapy Diffusers work?
Essential Oil Diffusers work by creating a fine mist and dispersing essential oils into the air that is easily inhaled into the body. This facilitates and stimulates the healing and wellness effects of the oil on the mind and body. Essential Oil diffusers also help purify the air by killing airborne bacteria and fungus.
- Are essential oils safe to use during cancer treatments?
Yes but. Essential oil aromatherapy can be a very effective way to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with cancer treatments but it is important to note that essential oils can interact negatively with some cancer treatments. Chemotherapy: Topical application of essential oils is acceptable for up to two days before treatment and can be resumed 10 days after final treatment. Peppermint oil is acceptable for inhalation to combat nausea during and after treatment. Radiation Therapy: It is important to remember that phototoxic essential oils can change the color of the skin during radiation treatments. Aromatherapy inhalation is the best method for using essential oils during these treatments. Remember to consult your Doctor or an experienced professional before using any essential oils during any cancer treatments.
- What square footage does an Oil diffuser cover?
Approximately 1,000 sq ft
- What are fragrance oils?
Fragrance oils are made from both natural and synthetic ingredients and compounds and when blended together, produce differing aromatic scents.
- Are your fragrance oils diluted/cut with anything?
No. Purity, strength and consistency is our hallmark. Our fragrance oils contain no alcohol, water, surfactants or other fillers or diluents. We always deliver the strongest and longest lasting fragrance oils on the market.
- Can I put fragrance oils directly on my skin?
Absolutely! Fragrance oils won’t dry your skin out like many store-bought colognes and perfumes. Fragrance oils naturally blend with your body chemistry creating a scent that is uniquely yours and lasts all day
- Do essential oils have a shelf life or expiration date?
Yes. Most 100% pure essential oils have a one year shelf life from the date of purchase. This is a therapeutic shelf life because the oils do not go rancid rather they oxidize and slowly lose therapeutic value. Citrus oils have a 6 month to a year shelf life. All oils can be kept fresh by limiting exposure to air, moisture, heat and sunlight. We use brown tinted bottles to protect our oils from UV exposure. There are exceptions. Thicker oils such as Patchouli, Vetiver and Sandalwood actually mature and become more effective as they age.
- How long does the oil last?
Our cosmetic grade fragrance oils do not contain alcohol, so they do not evaporate like most perfumes and colognes. They are designed to blend with your natural body chemistry creating a scent that is uniquely yours and that lasts all day.