Essential Oil care

Essential Oil Safety comes first

When you use essential oils, it is important to be aware that essential oil safety must come first.  Many think you just drip them everywhere, this is hardly a protocol  I would recommend.  learning this if you are ever to use essential oils learn the basics.

1. How to use it safely.

2. How to dilute Essential Oil

3. How much training do aromatherapists have?

4. What can you use essential oils for?

After this blog you will know how to proceed with Essential Oils and you will realise the safety and why its important.

How to dilute Essential oils?

Oils are purity not many are not pure.  The process normally is steam distillation, it creates a strong powerful plant oil.  It is important to check this has been done right and there is no shame in asking how pure they get their essential Oils. 

Health 2000 says 

Never ingest essential oils. Never use essential oils un-diluted on your skin except for pure lavender, chamomile, NZ manuka, and tea tree oils. All other essential oils should simply be blended in a carrier oil before applying to the skin.  Some people are very sensitive to these oils, carrier oils are a great way to use Essential OIls.  I personally use peppermint oil in a carrier oil normally coconut fractionated or organic olive or grapeseed.  Some use almond oil but I am allergic so not for me, I use no nut based oils something to consider with a nut allergy.

How to dilute Essential Oil

For me I do a 1-10 ratio most times with very strong oil and you smell them very strongly.  I do this for my oils I sell, them I know they are safe.  In soaps it is often 2-5 % as they are strong and can change your soap texture it is something we always tweak.  If you are wanting to make your own essential oil rollers just keep in mind which oil you like to be your carrier.

How much training do aromatherapists have?

How long does it take to become a aromatherapist?

The average time to complete is: 2-4 months. Yes. This course offers 40 CE hours through the NCBTMB. To receive your certification for Foundations of Aromatherapy, you will need to complete module quizzes, a final exam and 5 case studies on friends, family, existing clients, and/or yourself.

Reference: https://courses.aromaticstudie...

Intoxiciated for life has a great explanination.here

There are courses in Nelson I dug into they have 2 day introduction type courses and they seem a great way to throw yourself and immerse in the learning.  This is one I am keen to do and I just have to make time now now that I have typed it I realise its a dream of mine.

What can you use essential oils for?

What can you not use essential oils for?  This list is shorter I would say.  I believe with essential oils you become a life long learner.  You can get oils with the same name from different countries and they are very different.  I have experienced Cinnamon being dull in an oil and the next one I purchased was fresh and vibrant.  I believe you must be very discerning and a good recommendation is always a good way to start.  

So My soaps have essential oils in some, some have no essential oils.  I personally use peppermint oil for my forehead when I am full of migraine.  I use it on my temples, back of my neck and behind my ears.  It gives me a huge relief.

I use Tea Tree for a shampoo bar for itchy scalp, I decided instead of lining someone else's pockets, I would make my own de-itch shampoo.  I am about to launch this puppy.  The manuka oils are so pure and expensive they are used very specifically in allot of products.  Essential oils are so mainstream now and even supermarkets I saw selling thursday planation brand recently.  Lavender many use for calming and sleeping and just chilling out.  

If you are one of my customers reading this I would like to let you know I prefer New Zealand stockists of some good quality oils.  I love doing a travelling kit of oils for day to day bits.

I will put a link below for you to look over.


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