General information on using Essential Oils

Benefits and indications

Essential oil is one of the most daily used household items as its benefits are numerous. For example, the famous lavender is a plant known for its calming, antispasmodic, analgesic properties the point on its different uses.

Use of essential oils in a massage

To calm nervousness and anxiety, you can consider an aromatherapy massage with diluted essential oils. It is important to understand the basics of dilution before action. Here is a back massage recipe suggested by Skin18:  

Mix essential with V-6 vegetable oil. This relaxing scent will melt away everyday stress. 

How to choose your essential oils?

Two criteria must be taken into account when choosing its essential oils: the production method, which will preferably be organic, and the content of active ingredients, which will depend on the product's quality. In general, the cheapest oils do not come from organic farming.

Can we mix essential oil?

Essential oils can be sold pure (single oils) or mixtures (blend oils). Having pure oils allows you to create your massage oils or change your scent regularly if you use a diffuser.

However, plants' virtues can somehow be amplified if you have the knowledge and choose the right combinations of oils, which allow synergies to employ thoroughly. Be careful not to get too extreme to mix too many oils: most plant synergies contain a maximum of five. Skin18 is suggestion 100+ essential oils aromatherapy recipes as a reference for different purposes.

General information on using Essential Oils

When can essential oils be used?

From thousands of years from history, essential oils used to prevent many diseases or treat everyday ailments; essential oils are potent allies of your health if you know how to use them.

With the help of an essential oil diffuser, you can create an olfactory atmosphere in a few minutes and take advantage of lavender or energizing citrus fruits' soothing virtues. A few drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a pan of boiled water will work wonders against a cold.

Ingestion

Certain essential oils can be ingested, under as the label Vitality™ Dietary Essential Oils, but they must combine with neutral oils in this case. For example, basil, citrus, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, and thyme. The oils are not soluble in water during accidental ingestion; it is better to absorb neutral oil to dissipate their effects. 

Externally

The most frequent mode of use of essential oils remains application to the skin. Their consumption must mix with neutral oils such as vegetable oils such as sweet almond or coconut oil. Warning: Essential oils labeled with photosensitivity refer to a possibility for sun allergy - it is recommended to avoid exposure to the sun for two hours after application.

What are the precautions to take when using essential oils?

Many shops sell essential oils. The prices are very different, and the quality varies a lot from one oil to another. Skin18 choose the brand Young Living because it is the ONLY essential oils company to have its farms. By sourcing 100 percent of its oils from its corporate farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal®-certified suppliers, Young Living has total visibility of its oils' production—from seeding and cultivating to harvesting and distilling. If you choose to use cheaper brands out in the market, make sure you do in-depth research on the background of the source of their essential oils.

Gain knowledge before application

Do not become an overdose essential oil user suddenly, gain the necessary knowledge before starting. Start from a step-by-step planned stage and learn from experience. Everyone has a different absorption level on different kinds of essential oils, take it as slow as possible.  

How to choose oils and ensure product quality?

​There are so many different types of essential oils in the consumer market, and it is challenging to assess quality. Essential oils are extracted directly from plants inside the farms from all over the world. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is responsible for regulating foods, food additives, drugs, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. In this case, essential oils are also under this category. There are hundreds of companies selling essential oils, but Young Living is the ONLY one to have its own farm. The 100% of its oils from its corporate farms is the attractiveness, and this is why Skin18 is more than happy to work with Young Living.

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