What Are Essential Oils? – skin18com

What Are Essential Oils?

what are essential oils

You’ve most definitely been knowing about essential oils. But do you know exactly what are they? Here is what you need to know about essential oils. Essential oils are the common ingredient in beauty and household products. Folks use them commonly through inhalation or topical application depending on the purposes.

These oils are available in many stores in different locations worldwide, with many kinds to choose from: from highest to lowest quality; from most expensive to cheapest in the market.  Even though they are already a common thing in the public, but not all people know the correct way to use them. Essential oils can be a bit tricky if you don’t know how to use it.

Skin18 spent the last 3-4 years to search for the best essential oil brands worldwide on research, investigation, factory visits, testing and especially quality control; finally Skin18 decided to collaborate with Young Living because of their historical development, highest quality control and awesome compensation plans.  Young Living and Skin18 hold the same company’s goal – we test, use and share.  In fact, many companies dilute their oils with cheaper filter and vegetable glycerine which totally degrade the effectiveness.

Before knowing the right way to use it, you need to know what they are exactly. Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids that are taken from the specific plant’s parts like flowers, leaves, roots, seeds, and other components. The process of the concentration is done in various ways.

  • Usually, the oils are extracted through the distillation process. The producer will use the pressurized steam system to evaporate the oils, then they have the device to capture the oil and steam to turn them into liquid.
  • Besides distillation, there are another method called solvents. The producer will use the solvent residue that can add to perfumes or diffusers. The oils are usually available for inhalation. These are not prevalent for topical use.
  • Then there is the third method called carbon dioxide extraction.
  • Last method but not least is the cold-press methods. At this case, the essential oils are coming from the ground fruit. Folks are still using this method for more natural result.

Essential oils are condensed and consistent. You can refrigerate these oils if you are planning to use it in the future. However, you need to know that essential oils have the different shelf life. Some oils will lose their effects in six months. Some oils can cater to your needs for years.

If you are planning to use the essential oils, it is necessary to know that these are wellness alternatives. That means you need to have ample knowledge and skill to use them. When misused, these oils can lead to side effects. For instance, some oils can make the skin burn or red.

The misconception that you need to avoid is that the users can use the essential oils without diluting them in advance. No essential oils are prevalent for neat application to the skin. It is necessary to read the label of the primary oils products when you shop around. Stick to the well-developed branded essential oils like Young Living for the safer measure. With the right method, you can safely use essential oils for healthcare and skincare.

At last which is the best part of essential oils: they are the seed for many DIY (do-it-yourself) homemade healthcare and skincare products such as aromatherapy pendants, body massage oil, perfume, air freshener spray, pain reliefer lotion, hand cream, body cream, soap, mosquito repellent, face cream, serum, solid / liquid, body / face scrub, bath salt, body spray, lotion bar, etc.  Above DIY homemade products might sounded impossible or difficulties to make at personal point of view, indeed the step by step process is not as hard.  The process might take more time then buying a ready-made item from the grocery store, but the pros are more than cons includes how products are 100% organic, natural with healing power, personalize scent with custom-made shape / ingredient.


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