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How to use Aromatherapy?:
The four ways to use essential oils are:
Aromatically, Topically, Internally and Externally.
Aromatically: Inhale either from the bottle (wave under the nose) or in a diffuser.
Topically: Massage (using a carrier oil) or direct application to the skin (neat). Skin test first.
Internally: Food flavoring or therapeutically (oils are highly concentrated and must be used carefully). Less is more!! (Some oils are not to be ingested so always research first.)
Externally: Cleaning, disinfecting.
Never put oils into eyes, nose or ears. Keep away from children and pets. Please be aware that some oils have contraindications (be especially cautious when pregnant and not use on infants).
What to look for when Purchasing Essential Oils:
Look for a Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. Buy a reputable brand from a store/website that you trust. Sometimes large retailers (not known for aromatherapy, will sell "essential oils" be wary of those as most were found to be synthetic). Also, even oils purchased from websites like Amazon can be "fakes".
How to spot a fake: Look for botanical names on the bottles (not perfect but it's a start), bottles should also be dark glass (and usually small), bottles should not be transparent. Check the prices! Comparison shop, if a price from one company is much lower then the other companies for the same oil, that is a warning. Also, each oil should be priced differently (Peppermint is much less expensive than Frankincense).
Essential oils are not really oils (like we are familiar with) so they should not be greasy. If your oil is greasy feeling there may be a cheaper oil added to it. An essential oil should evaporate on a piece of paper and not leave a greasy stain. Essential oils should also not smell like alcohol. Look at all the oils from one brand or one vendor. There are oils that are "red flags" that are always a synthetic or purely fragrance oils like lilac or apple (that are not pure therapeutic grade). If a company is selling those as a pure therapeutic oil, then I would stay away from that company.
The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of these formulas, products or oils. Products, information, and descriptions presented here are for educational purposes of the traditional uses of essential oils only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. Individuals with serious illnesses should consult a qualified health care professional.