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Safety and Essential Oils

Essential oils are a wonderful blessing that we have received from nature.  However, due to the fact that they are highly concentrated, and a little goes a long way, it is extremely important that they are properly diluted in either a carrier oil, lotion, shampoo, or conditioner.   According to Robert Tisserand, "the essential oil in a bottle is 50-100 times more concentrated than in the plant, and safety issues apply to essential oils that may not apply to the whole plant or herbal extract." (Tisserand Institute - Safety Guidelines)  Essential oils should be treated with respect and you should always research the oils and determine the safe usage rate of individual oils. The following chart is a guideline on how to safely dilute essential oils. Two very important...

How to Get Started with Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is very popular today and you hear people everywhere talking about it. What do you need to know in order to explore and use it safely and to its full capacity?   Below are a number of questions that need to be answered when you decide to explore the realm of aromatherapy. What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils as a complementary health approach.  Basically, it is a hands-on approach to help restore balance to the mind, body, and soul. What are Essential Oils? Essential oils are the fragrances that we smell in nature. They are liquids that are generally distilled or extracted from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a wide range of aromatic or medicinal plants. They are highly concentrated...