The following words and phrases will help you understand more about using essential oils. The words and phrases listed below can be considered “essential” terminology of essential oils and aromatherapy.
Carrier Oil – is any oil which is used to blend or mix with an essential oil. Essential oils are extremely powerful, even in a very tiny quantity. Carrier oils usually have little to no odor and no color. They are used to “stretch” essential oils so that you receive the maximum health benefits, without skin irritations and other problems which sometimes arise from using an undiluted version. Good carrier oils are ones like fractionated coconut which my online store has. You can also find jojoba, grapeseed or almond oil.
Basic 10 Essential Oils – Although there are more than 90 essential oils, 10 of these essential oils can be used to treat a wide variety of purposes. If you want to start with the basics, start with these essential oils: lavender, tea tree aka melelueca, peppermint, chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, rosemary, ylang ylang, lemon and ginger. These essential oils can be used in various aromatherapy and essential oils applications. You can get all 10 essential oils on my online site, Life Essentially. I am a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils.
Diffuser – Essential oils are usually applied to your skin. Frequently however, essential oils are combined with water or a carrier oil and placed in a diffuser to inhale. There are dozens of different types of diffusers available. They all do the same thing. They spray essential oils into the air forming a mist, effectively treating an entire room with aromatic benefits.
Aromatherapy – Aromatherapy is the most common way essential oils are used. Essential Oils are used in massage and diffusers to help us inhale the properties of the oils.
I’ve shared a short list of terms you will come in contact with when you start to research Essential Oils. Contact me if you have any questions!
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