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Essential Oils 101
What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home. Inside many plants—hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark—are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils.

How Do Essential Oils Work
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Essential oil uses and benefits
What makes essential oil effective?
How to use essential oils
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How do essential oils work?

When you open a bottle of pure, unadulterated essential oil, your senses are instantly filled with its potent aroma, even from a distance. What your nose detects are the naturally occurring elements of the essential oil.

Every essential oil varies in its natural makeup, so aromas and benefits are also unique.

For example, Lavender oil includes elements that make it effective for soothing skin irritations, and promoting a restful environment for sleep.

Meanwhile, when taken internally, Frankincense oil supports immune, nervous, and digestive systems, and aids in healthy cellular function.

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So many of the products we use in our day-to-day lives are filled with synthetic chemicals. These unnatural products can weigh us down and even negatively influence the way we think, feel, and live.

Pure essential oils offer an alternative to synthetic products. Essential oils are more than just natural products. Each with a unique chemical makeup, essential oils have dozens of benefits. Essential oil benefits are determined by the chemistry of the plants. If these natural chemicals are properly extracted, they can be used to help you in your daily life. 

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Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Do you feel like you've started to hear a lot about essential oils in the last few years? While you might think essential oils are a new, hip trend, plant extracts and plant-based products are deeply rooted in the traditions of the past. Essential oils have been used by ancient civilizations across the globe for:

Quality Sleep

When it comes to changing your environment, most essential oil aromas tend to fall under one of two general categories: calming or uplifting. As you might have guessed, using essential oils with more calming aromas at bedtime can be useful for creating a relaxing atmosphere. 

Focus & Memory

Give your brain the extra help it needs by following a routine to help get into the mindset of focus. Such a routine could include creating the atmosphere you need, and limiting distractions. Various essential oils can help with every stage of focus.


Essential oil helps in tackling various skincare issues such as preventing acne, controlling signs of ageing and many more. They are a great pick for our skin, as they also help in giving a soothing effect and in rejuvenating the skin. It is advisable to dilute them with other ingredients before applying. 


For centuries, people have used oils for various medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Now, you can find them in many shampoos, serums, and other hair care products. You can also use them to make your own hair care treatments.

Cleaning & Deodorizing 

With natural cleansing and purifying properties, certain essential oils can be a helpful part of your regular cleaning routine. Not only can essential oils be used to cleanse surfaces and purify the air, but they leave behind a pleasant aroma that will instantly make your home feel clean and refreshed. 


Clear, easy breathing can be impaired by air pollution, seasonal concerns, bad posture, feelings of stress, smoking, environmental threats, lack of exercise, and other aspects of everyday life. Essential oils can help promote feelings of clear airways and ease respiratory discomfort so that you and your family can breathe easy year round.

Aches & Pain

One of the ways that they are used is for pain relief, and there are multiple essential oils that are touted for their pain-relieving abilities. Using essential oils for pain relief is a natural way to deal with a common problem, whether treating a headache or dealing with chronic pain.


The benefit of using essential oils for mood management is that they can help soothe, calm, and uplift the emotions in a natural way. High quality essential oils are pure and potent, so only a little oil will be needed to help the user achieve the desired effect.

What makes essential oil effective?

Some essential oils are soothing, toning, and grounding, while others are energizing, warming, and renewing—but all essential oils are natural. The variety of essential oils allows you to naturally and effectively address your specific concerns. 

Research studies on essential oils show positive effects for a variety of health concerns including infections, pain, anxiety, depression, tumors, premenstrual syndrome, nausea, and many others.

With so many essential oils available, you can tailor them to your specific wants and needs rather than be forced to settle for a generic solution. This makes essential oils a popular choice for those looking for the best natural solutions in the modern era. The versatility of essential oils is part of what has made them so popular in recent years. People love that they can use essential oils for a variety of tasks, without having to buy multiple products. 

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How to use essential oils?

Some essential oils are soothing, toning, and grounding, while others are energizing, warming, and renewing—but all essential oils are natural. The variety of essential oils allows you to naturally and effectively address your specific concerns. 

Through smell

We call this “aromatic” use of essential oils. This includes any application method that helps you experience the aroma of the oil. You can use essential oils aromatically by: 

  • Diffusing in an essential oil diffuser
  • Applying a drop to your hands and inhaling
  • Wearing as a personal fragrance

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On your skin

“Topical” application of essential oils allows the oil to absorb into the skin. Some ways to use essential oils on your skin are

  • Massage
  • Apply to targeted areas and rub in
  • Add to lotions or moisturizers


or “internal” use of essential oils allows the oil to be transported throughout your body. Make sure the essential oil is safe for internal use first, and then try one of these methods:

  • Add to a glass of water
  • Take in a veggie capsule
  • Put a drop under your tongue

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