Essential Oils For Beginners

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Since ancient times, Essential Oils have been used across the world for health and beauty, stress relief, cleaning, etc. Recently, they’ve been gaining a lot more popularity and have become an excellent natural substitute for modern health products.

However, many people are still skeptical about using essential oils. Hopefully, I’ll be able to answer all your questions and clear up some of your doubts.

What Are Essential Oils?

In simple words, essential oils can be defined as those oils that are extracted from various plants, mainly through the process of steam distillation. They are sold in the purest forms to get the maximum benefits out of them.

Oils without Fatty Acids

One of the unique characteristics of essential oils is that they do not contain ‘fatty acids’ – the basic element present in other oils. Due to this, they are not as greasy as other kinds of oils.

High Concentration

Essential Oils are highly concentrated and hence, they are either used in very small amounts or after diluting with carrier oils (such as coconut oil). A few drops of an essential oil has the same properties as contained in multiple cups of herbal tea made from the leaves of the same plant. For example, a drop of peppermint essential oil is equal to 26-28 cups of tea made from peppermint leaves. Therefore, essential oils should be used with proper guidance and care, to make sure that you get their benefits and avoid any negative effects due to overdose.

 

Cleaning Power!

Many essential oils possess natural antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, which make them excellent for overall health and in cleaning products.

Essential oils from eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, lavender, grapefruit and peppermint are commonly used for home cleaning.

 

Which Oils Are Best?

As a result of the wide popularity and a huge demand of essential oils, many companies have appeared in the market; but, not all of them are selling the right kind of essential oils. To gain maximum benefits out of an essential oil, it is extremely important that you buy one of the best quality. To make sure you do not end up wasting money, look for purity, know the Latin name of the particular plant whose essential oil you are looking for and go for the organic ones. Those who regularly use essential oils use their nose to identify their quality. The smells of pure essential oils are starkly different from the synthetic ones.

Using Essential Oils

Essential oils are commonly used for:

  • Baths
  • Diffusers
  • Massages
  • Inhalation
  • Topical application
  • Facial Steams
  • Compresses
  • In cleaning products

In Conclusion

Make sure to dilute essential oils before using them or get guidance from experts to know about the right amount to use, especially if using the oil in pure form. Also, avoid using them on infants, children, the elderly, pregnant women or on those suffering from any serious health problem, unless approved by the doctor. Topical application is the safest way to use essential oils. Using them internally is not advised without medical guidance.

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  1. Reply

    I would like to try this and shirt with my two granddaughters that are always sick

    • Donna Thornock
    • October 26, 2016
    Reply

    I have been afflicted with bacterial pneumonia several times in the last few years. Nearly died twice. Any suggestions for me?

      • Anna Collins
      • October 26, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Donna,
      I would recommend working with your healthcare providers. You can speak to them about using the Immunity blend. I’m not a healthcare professional, so I can’t make recommendations for specific ailments. Good luck!

        • Donna Williams
        • July 22, 2017
        Reply

        I have appointment Monday with Acupuncturist/Chiropractor/Herbalist. First with him for Acupuncture, so will have to make appointment for that separate. Thanks for the reply.

    • Dawn
    • November 1, 2016
    Reply

    I get really bad headaches, borderline migraines. Which oil is best to use and how would I use it? I.e…rub on my temples or back of my neck.

      • Anna Collins
      • November 4, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Dawn,
      I’ve heard peppermint is helpful for relieving those symptoms, which is in the Immunity blend. I would try applying topically to your temples and forehead, as well as the back of your neck.

  2. Reply

    I want some of the oils to keep me healthy through the winter.times!

    • Brenda
    • December 28, 2016
    Reply

    I can’t find the place where you can shop for the items you want. Can you give me a heads up where to go to order.

      • Anna Collins
      • December 28, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Brenda,
      There’s a link in the article above to a risk free trial for their subscription service

    • Cheryl
    • January 4, 2017
    Reply

    I would like to know if there is a book or reference out there for the new beginner to show you how to safely use the oils and how each oil will benefit us.

      • Anna Collins
      • January 5, 2017
      Reply

      Hi Cheryl,
      If you poke around my blog, I have a few different posts about essential oil basics and how to safely use them. Here’s a couple links if you’re interested:
      http://healthandwellnessforfamilies.com/essential-oils-for-beginners/
      http://healthandwellnessforfamilies.com/essential-oils-for-childhood-ailments/
      Let me know if I can help with anything else!

    • Mary
    • January 6, 2017
    Reply

    What is the ratio of Pure Immune to Fractionated Coconut Oil in the roller bottle?

      • Anna Collins
      • January 6, 2017
      Reply

      Hi Mary,
      I’m not quite sure what dilution the use. When I’m refilling it, I usually use a 2-3% dilution, which is 6-9 drops of Immunity blend, then fill the rest up with carrier oil.

    • Carol
    • January 29, 2017
    Reply

    I would like to know where I can purchase some oils?

      • Anna Collins
      • January 30, 2017
      Reply

      Hi Carol, there’s a link in the post to a trial for their subscription service.

    • Ronda
    • February 10, 2017
    Reply

    Do you have a foot chart that a person can download that shows the different areas of the foot to rub the oils on and that shows which part of the foot effects what kind of elimate you have?

      • Anna Collins
      • February 10, 2017
      Reply
    • Brenda
    • March 6, 2017
    Reply

    Hi Anna, I’m new to Essential Oils, whats the best diffuser to use? With water without water? I’m ready to get started but don’t know about the choices in diffusers.

      • Anna Collins
      • March 7, 2017
      Reply

      I prefer the kind with water, because they help to humidify the air in addition to dispersing the benefits of the essential oils 🙂

    • Tammy Littrell
    • March 7, 2017
    Reply

    I suffer with Hashimato’s Thyroiditis and Migraine Headaches. I would love to get started with essential oils!!!

    • Sally
    • March 7, 2017
    Reply

    Hi Anna,
    I Love your immunity blend and want to purchase more. Please tell me where I can get this!
    Thanks so much!
    Sally

      • Anna Collins
      • March 8, 2017
      Reply

      Hi Sally,
      There’s a link in the post above to a trial for their subscription service

    • Angelien Ortega
    • April 17, 2017
    Reply

    Arthritis in shoulders

    • Ruth Gale
    • May 8, 2017
    Reply

    I couldn’t find where to order the full bottle so had to go along with the trial offer. I think this will be really good for me as I have such a bad back and shoulders. I have coconut oil but it is more of the solid form so will I need to find the liquid someplac

      • Anna Collins
      • May 9, 2017
      Reply

      Hi Ruth,
      The trial includes the full size bottle, and a pre-diluted roll on. Essential oils are powerful and it only takes a drop or two to experience their benefits. Be sure to dilute the full size bottle before using it topically! Also, I’ve used olive oil from my pantry as a carrier oil in a pinch. It’s super moisturizing. Let me know if I can help with anything else!

    • Charlene
    • June 14, 2017
    Reply

    I have ringign in my ears any suggestions on oils to use and how ? Thanks !

    • Tammy Dorotzak
    • June 27, 2017
    Reply

    How and where can I buy these oils

      • Anna Collins
      • June 28, 2017
      Reply

      There’s a link at the bottom of my story 🙂 feel free to click on it, and it’ll take you right to their page!

        • Bobbie Lynn
        • September 9, 2017
        Reply

        Would possibility like to buy oils without the subscription, is that possible?

          • Anna Collins
          • September 11, 2017
          Reply

          Not from this company, but try heading over to http://www.realoil.com (another company I love!) they have both options: subscription and one-time purchase 🙂

  3. Reply

    I am new to essential oils , very interested

  4. Reply

    Hi Anna I enjoyed your story. I am suffering from several autoimmune diseases and I’m on immunosuppressants to help slow down the attack on my organs. One rheumatologist told me to stay away from immune boosters. With that said I’m really interested in the pain relieving oils but afraid of stirring up my immune system. I can use it?

      • Anna Collins
      • July 27, 2017
      Reply

      Essential oils are a little different than man made immune boosters, I would definitely ask your doctor if this is right for you with the situation you are in. That being said, I myself have an autoimmune disease (crohn’s) and am also on immunosuppressants. I have not had any problems using essential oils, but that isn’t always the case, so again, I would ask your doctor 🙂 Great question!

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