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April 7, 2019
Essential Oils for Beginners

6 Must Have Essential Oils for Beginners

Are you new to essential oils? Most of the people new to essential oils are confused with a large number of choices of essential oils. There are more than 300 commercially available essential oils in the market. It is natural to feel overwhelmed with such a wide variety of essential oils. For beginners, it is difficult to comprehend how to begin using essential oils. In the article, we are going to discuss 6 must-have essential oils for beginners. Read on to find out why and how to use these essential […]
February 13, 2019
Essential Oils for Stress

8 Essential Oils for Stress Relief

None of us are immune to stress nowadays. Strict deadlines at work, over-dependence on gadgets and decreasing human interaction are pushing us towards chronic stress. Several ailments such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses are linked to stress. Hence, it is imperative to control stress. Several studies have proven that certain essential oils can help in relieving stress, calming your senses and promoting restful sleep. In this article, we will discuss how to use essential oils for stress relief. In the article, we will discuss the following topics: […]
January 26, 2019
Essential Oil Safety and Dilution Guide

Essential Oils Safety and Dilution Guide

Essential oils have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes including as sources of medicines, foods, preservatives, articles in religious and social ceremonies and remedies to modify behavior. But there are a lot of misconceptions about the safety of essential oils. You may come across claims declaring them to be completely safe or unsafe. Nothing is far from the truth. Let’s discuss essential oils safety and dilution guide for safe use of oils? Essential Oils Are Different From Plants Some people may think that since essential oils are […]
August 22, 2018
Shelf Life of Essential Oils

Shelf Life of Essential Oils

The shelf life of essential oils affects the properties and usability of oils. The shelf life of each bottle of essential oil may be different because a large number of factors affect the shelf life. Read on further to learn about what factors affect the shelf life and how to improve it. Do Essential Oils Expire? Essential oils do not expire in the traditional sense, which means they do not turn rancid. However; they degrade their aroma quality and lose their therapeutic values over a period of time and may […]
August 11, 2018
Essential Oil Regulations and Handling

Essential Oil Regulations and Handling

Essential oils are comprised of hundreds of natural chemical compounds and are widely used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, flavoring, fragrance, and aromatherapy because of their characteristics and properties. Considering the emphasis on safety for chemical uses, essential oils are regulated across the nations. It is advisable to have knowledge and compliances with regards to essential oils regulations and handling for hassle-free use and trade of essential oils. Essential Oil Regulations in the USA In the USA, essential oils are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) depending […]
May 13, 2018
Examples of Adulteration in Essential Oils

Examples of Adulteration in Essential Oils

In the previous articles, we discussed the basics of adulteration in essential oils and test to be performed to find out adulteration in essential oils. Continuing the series in adulteration of essential oils, here we are going to discuss examples of adulteration in essential oils. As you may understand from the above examples, popular essential oils are in some cases adulterated with cheap synthetics and chemicals in the market. These additions to the pure essential oils alter properties of the pure essential oils.
May 6, 2018
Check Adulteration in Essential Oils

How to Check Adulteration in Essential Oils

Adulteration of essential oils is very prevalent in the market. According to some estimates, more than 80% of the essential oils sold are adulterated in some ways. In the previous article, we discussed some of the common reasons and ways of adulterating essential oils. In this article, we will discuss some of the ways to check adulteration in essential oils. In earlier days, essential oils were usually adulterated with the addition of fatty oils. Such adulteration can easily be detected by placing a drop of essential oil on a filter […]
February 7, 2018
Essential Oils for Skin Care

Essential Oils for Skin Care

Apart from many great uses of essential oils, anti-allergic, anti-aging and skin care in general are quite popular ones! If you visit any neighbourhood drug store or beauty store, you shall find countless beauty products – creams, lotions and even oils that promise flawless and younger looking skin. While there is no shortcut to good health and skin, essential oils can help you in combating many skin ailments (including aging!). In the article, we will discuss essential oils for skin care.   Pure and high quality essential oils can deeply nourish […]
January 17, 2018
Adulteration of Essential Oils

A Primer on Adulteration of Essential Oils

Supply of natural essential oils is limited and the increasing demand for the natural essential oils for use in various industries has led many suppliers to adulterate the natural essential oil in order to increase the supply and lower the prices. It is not uncommon for some suppliers to sell their adulterated essential oils as pure essential oils in the market. These adulterated essential oils may smell like the pure essential oils but they do not have the same therapeutic properties and effect. In the article, we will discuss the […]
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Essential Oils: The Guide to Getting Started

Learn about basics, composition, properties, benefits and usages of popular aromatherapy essential oils.