From household cleaning solutions to aromatherapy treatments and remedial massage, it seems as if there are countless uses for pure essential oils in Australia. With such a wide variety of topical solutions, what are some of the benefits of these products, and can they be both effective and safe? Here is a list of commonly asked questions to help you make the best decision when you’re shopping around our website.
What are essential oils?
These blends are a distilled, concentrated liquid sourced from plants. Obtained through distillation or cold-pressing, each oil has unique properties and a characteristic scent and a specific chemical profile making it safe and effective for particular applications.
How do you use them?
Each blend profile is specific in its uses for safe and useful application. While some compounds can be used safely as a topical solution, others must be blended with a base carrier oil to minimise risk. Having been used for centuries as solutions for injury and illness, topical skin irritation, fertility, relaxation, and more, the listed safe and non-safe uses of each one are often readily available online.
Are they safe?
Yes, they are safe. However, the product should only be used in the prescribed or recommended way. Although some oils may be ingested, other oils can only be used for cleaning, aromatherapy, or topical use. A naturopath professional may be able to offer advice as to how to use each type – whether it's in a lotion, lip balm or liquid format.
What are the benefits?
Having been used over the centuries as cleaning solutions and medicinal remedies, these products’ benefits are countless and continue to grow. Some of the more common benefits include:
Lavender: can be used in an aromatherapy blend to reduce stress and topically to reduce irritation from insect bites
Tea Tree: an excellent antibacterial and antifungal oil use in cleaning products for use around the home
Peppermint: blended with aromatherapy solutions to provide effective relief from headaches and nausea and increased energy and reduced fatigue.
The different types
With so many different blends on the market, it can be difficult to identify which is best. When looking for your right product, consider the following:
Essential Oils: distilled from pure plant extracts, these blends can be used for scenting, medicinal, and aromatherapy applications.
Aromatherapy: aromatherapy is a treatment designed to support health and well-being and physical and mental health.
Pure Blends: are duly noted for their pure quality - meaning, they are derived wholly from an all-natural plant extract. Compared to synthetic variants, which can be human-made compounds and provide no medicinal or healing benefits, pure blends are 100% unfiltered solutions. In contrast, synthetics should be used for fragrance, adding purposes only.
Flower Essences: These are also great for use when combining them with these blends.
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