Essential Oil 101 Essential Oil 101

Posted on by Jackson Fung

<p>There are just so much information about essential oils, the best way to learn is to join a professional course or learn from books. Here, I have summarized 13 points for beginner.</p>
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<li>Essential oils are very concentrated liquid containing aroma compounds produced by an enormous amounts of plants through extraction.</li>
<li>Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin, making them popular ingredients used in personal care products for skin benefits.</li>
<li>Essential oils may affect the body, mind, and mood by stimulating the release of neurochemicals in the brain.</li>
<li>Fragrance, Parfum, Perfume, or Nature Identical are NOT essential oils, you can assume they are synthetic.</li>
<li>Most essential oils are very concentrated, they should be used diluted with carrier oils on the skin.</li>
<li>Some essential oils are photosensitive, meaning they react to sunlight or UV rays cause skin irritation such as dark pigments or rash on the skin. These oils are primarily citrus oils and include angelica, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Wild Orange, and Tangerine.</li>
<li>Avoid the use of essential oils on babies and children because they are very sensitive to the potency of essential oils. We recommend to avoid the use of essential oils on babies and children just to be safe.</li>
<li>Avoid the use of essential oils while pregnant or nursing. Just to be safe we recommend stay off essential oils while pregnancy or nursing. Essential oils maybe too stimulating for women who are prone to miscarriage.</li>
<li>People with critical health conditions should consult a doctor or aromatherapist before using essential oils.</li>
<li>Use patch test to test if you’re sensitive to an essential oil. Dilute one drop of essential oil with 3 ml of carrier oil and apply on the skin and wait for a few hours.  If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.</li>
<li>Keep all essential oils out of the reach of children.  They are poison.</li>
<li>Avoid contact with your eyes and avoid taking essential oils internally.</li>
<li>Store your essential oils in dark glass bottles, and out of direct sunlight.</li>
<li>Many essential oils are flammable, keep them clear of open fire, spark, or fire hazards.</li>
</ol>
<p>There are just so much information about essential oils, the best way to learn is to join a professional course or learn from books. Here, I have summarized 13 points for beginner.</p>
<ol>
<li>Essential oils are very concentrated liquid containing aroma compounds produced by an enormous amounts of plants through extraction.</li>
<li>Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin, making them popular ingredients used in personal care products for skin benefits.</li>
<li>Essential oils may affect the body, mind, and mood by stimulating the release of neurochemicals in the brain.</li>
<li>Fragrance, Parfum, Perfume, or Nature Identical are NOT essential oils, you can assume they are synthetic.</li>
<li>Most essential oils are very concentrated, they should be used diluted with carrier oils on the skin.</li>
<li>Some essential oils are photosensitive, meaning they react to sunlight or UV rays cause skin irritation such as dark pigments or rash on the skin. These oils are primarily citrus oils and include angelica, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Wild Orange, and Tangerine.</li>
<li>Avoid the use of essential oils on babies and children because they are very sensitive to the potency of essential oils. We recommend to avoid the use of essential oils on babies and children just to be safe.</li>
<li>Avoid the use of essential oils while pregnant or nursing. Just to be safe we recommend stay off essential oils while pregnancy or nursing. Essential oils maybe too stimulating for women who are prone to miscarriage.</li>
<li>People with critical health conditions should consult a doctor or aromatherapist before using essential oils.</li>
<li>Use patch test to test if you’re sensitive to an essential oil. Dilute one drop of essential oil with 3 ml of carrier oil and apply on the skin and wait for a few hours.  If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.</li>
<li>Keep all essential oils out of the reach of children.  They are poison.</li>
<li>Avoid contact with your eyes and avoid taking essential oils internally.</li>
<li>Store your essential oils in dark glass bottles, and out of direct sunlight.</li>
<li>Many essential oils are flammable, keep them clear of open fire, spark, or fire hazards.</li>
</ol>