Essential Oils are natural oils extracted from plants and plant parts. Essential Oils have used throughout history, with its most notable appearances in ancient history in natural remedies, skincare routines, easing indigestion and arthritis. The best Essential Oils are derived from the plants grown in the best locations. That means GMO-free plants grown in the right conditions are ideal for optimal-quality oils. The plants must be grown where they will best thrive. For example Lavender thrive in Bulgaria’s climate, causing the plant to produce optimal-quality Lavender Essential Oil.
There are three main methods of using essential oils: inhalation, topical application and ingestion.
Indirect inhalation is most often done by using an aroma diffuser which disperses essential oils throughout the room.
Direct Inhalation is done by inhaling essential oils from an inhaler. Essential Oils are strong so direct inhalation isn’t recommended for children or those with weak immune systems.
Topical application involves using essential oils on the skin. Examples of topical application of essential oils include: massage oils, lotions, scrubs and soap. This can be done either neat which is directly applying undiluted essential oils to skin or diluted which is mixing essential oils with a carrier oil like Jojoba or Coconut oil making the essential oil safe to apply to the skin.
Ingestion involves direct consumption of essential oils. It’s not recommend that essential oils be ingested unless under the direct supervision of a qualified medical doctor.
Must have Essential Oils for Beginners
These are the top essential oils that have multiple uses and are generally safe and non-irritating. They are featured in many different essential oils recipes and blend well with a variety of other essential oils.
Storage of Essential Oils
Essential Oils should be stored in amber glass bottles or aluminum containers as essential oils are light sensitive. Essential oils should also be stored in temperature controlled environments for optimal preservation as exposure to sunlight and heat can cause the oils to expire much faster.