What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are highly concentrated non-water soluble phytochemicals that are distilled from different parts of plants.
They can be distilled from leaves, roots, flowers and other parts of plants and are very potent because of their concentration of phytochemicals.
Herbs and plants have been used for thousands of years and modern society has lost some of the wisdom of past generations and the ability to address illness with these natural solutions.
Essential oils have gained incredible popularity in recent years, but they are really an age-old remedy that have become popular again.
Essential oils are extremely potent and it is important to use as little as needed, not as much as possible. When a few drops of an oil used topically or aromatically will work wonders..
Uses for Essential Oils
What if you could keep your home clean and your family healthy without relying on strange manufactured chemicals?
With essential oils, you can!
There are multiple ways how to use essential oils, and the approach you choose will depend on which oil you are using and your intended goal. Some of the most popular approaches involve diluting and diffusing oils.
One of the easiest uses for essential oils involves simply breathing them in so their beneficial properties go straight for your nasal olfactory passages. Hold the bottle to your nose, breathing deeply to inhale the oil's scent.
Our two favorite ways to use essential oils are diffusing and topical use. The body can still utilize the beneficial parts of the oil and this is a much gentler (yet still effective) approach.
Essential oils contain tiny molecules that are much more easily absorbed into the body than other types of oils, so when an oil is used on the skin, the body rapidly obtains the benefit of the oil.
This is why it is also important to follow safe usage guidelines, even for topical use.
We highly recommend diluting any oils that are used on skin.
Save Money With Essential Oils
One benefit of essential oil usage is that you can save money in other areas of the budget, such as using them in DIY beauty products and homemade cleaning products that no longer have to be purchased at retail from the store.
● We make our own natural cleaning products with essential oils and inexpensive ingredients like baking soda and white vinegar to save money on cleaning products
● We use essential oils in place of candles and air fresheners
● We use essential oils to make homemade laundry detergent instead of store bought laundry products
● We use essential oils and other natural ingredients to make our own toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, and deodorant which frees up the budget for those items.