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The Dos and Don’ts of Essential Oils

The Dos and Don’ts of Essential Oils

Essential oils are concentrated extractions from plants that can be used in aromatherapy to treat various medical issues and improve well-being. Essential oils are extracted from leaves, barks, seeds, roots, and rinds from plants such as eucalyptus, jasmine, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, and camomile, among others. When used properly, these oils can help reduce nausea, anxiety, headaches, circulatory problems, depression, stress, menstrual problems, hair loss, muscular aches, fatigue, and insomnia, among other conditions. 

Seeing how versatile essential oils are, it’s no surprise why the trend is going mainstream. If you are thinking of diving into essential oils, you are probably wondering where to start. This article shares the dos and don’t of essential oils to help you make an informed decision. 

The Dos of Essential Oils

Do Check the Bottle

It is important that you only buy essential oils in glass bottles. The glass bottle has to be amber-brown or cobalt blue. Plastic or clear oil bottles shouldn’t be used to store essential oils as they are sensitive to light.

Do Dilute Essential Oils for Safe Topical Application

Essential oils are extracted through steam distillation which makes them very potent. For this is paramount that you dilute them with the right carrier oils. You can use oil/fatty based carriers such as creams, massage oils and lotions. Some factors to consider when diluting essential oils is age of person getting treated, size of treatment, state of health, and severity of the condition being treated.

Do Understand the Safety Concern of Each Oil you Use

Before using any essential oil products, make sure you understand the ingredients used and how they might react with your body. For instance, some essential oils are photo toxic and will cause allergic reactions to the skin if exposed to sunlight after application. Some oils such as those rich in aldehydes can be irritating to the skin. Understand the oil and how it reacts to your body will help you buy the right product for your needs.

Amrita Court designs its blends with these thoughts in mind. You don’t need to turn yourself into an aromatherapist to enjoy the blends – simple use them with the instruction provided with the products and you will reap the benefits.

Don’ts of Essential Oils

Do Not Use Essential Oils Internally

While food grade essential oils can be used for cooking and flavouring, therapeutic essential oils shouldn’t be used this way. This is because they are too potent and concentrated. 

Do Not Apply Essential Oils Directly to Your Skin 

It is extremely important that you first dilute essential oils before using them on hair or skin.


Essential oils vary in quality as you move from one supplier to the next. While everyone wants the best smelling essential oils.

it is important to understand where the product came from and the aromatherapist behind the oils. For an enhanced experience using essential oils, try essential oil jewellery which allows you to enjoy the therapeutic benefits while staying fashionable.


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