10 Tips for Essential Oils Beginners

10 tips for beginnersAs you know… I LOVE my essential oils.  I love to read about their historical past and how ancient people used them.  I love how they smell and how they make me feel uplifted and energetic.  I LOVE that they WORK and they help everyone in my family (including the dog) to feel better, be healthier, and happier!

If you’re new (or not ) to oils I’ve created a list of 10 tips to you should know before starting out.

  1.  Using essential oils is also called Aromatherapy.  It literally means “treatment using scents”.  In the 1920’s French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse, while studying plant oils “re-discovered” their healing properties and coined the term “aromatherapie”.
  2. Each oil has it’s own unique chemical make up- which gives it it’s unique scent and healing properties.
  3. When applied to the skin they begin to work immediately and travel throughout the blood stream.
  4. Oils affect the entire body- they elevate mood and restore physical health at the same time.
  5. They were used in ancient Egypt, China, and Greece.  In fact the father of modern medicine Hippocrates used them in his practice.
  6. It is believed by historians that they made their way to Western Europe in the Middle Ages with Crusaders returning home from the Crusades.
  7. They should be stored in dark glass bottles and kept away from heat and light.  Heat, light, and plastic will make them less potent.
  8. They are all antiseptic.
  9. When applying to your skin always use a carrier oil (i.e. coconut oil)
  10. They are entirely NATURAL! They are distilled or pressed from the leaves, petals, roots or bark of a plant.

Questions or comments?  I’d be glad to hear from you!!  Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you.