WHO can use essential oils?
Everyone can benefit from essential oils when used appropriately. Pregnant women can use most essential oils, with knowledge and care. In turn, they can use essential oils on their babies. As these individuals grow and develop they can use essential oils at every stage through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood to the end of life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Essential oils are simple to understand and easy to use, so they are fabulous for beginners. You could also spend a lifetime learning about them and never know it all. Here are some commonly asked questions, and remember to Subscribe and receive my FREE reports "Don't Be Duped: The Formula for Finding High-Quality Essential Oils" to confidently navigate your way to buying high quality therapeutic essential oils, as well as the bonus report "Essential Oil Brands Comparison Chart"
HOW do I store essential oils?
Airtight. Low light. Low temperature. No moisture.
HOW long do essential oils last?
Quite a long time if unopened, 100% pure (no diluents, no adulterants), and are kept under the proper conditions with temperatures around 72 degrees. Once opened, under the same storage conditions, they should last two to three years and more. Citrus oils are the most vulnerable to oxidation. Most people give them a shelf life of six to twelve months, once opened.
QUALITY, is it really that big a deal?
Yes, the quality of essential oils is a big deal! In fact, it is everything.
WHAT is the difference between Pure, Therapeutic, Therapeutic Grade, Organic, and Wildcrafted essential oils?
There may not be much difference. Out there on the essential oil market, it is “Buyer Beware” or better yet, Buyer Be Aware.
WHAT quality testing can be done on essential oils?
The GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry) is the standard test that should be done, but there are more quality determining tests available also.
WHAT does “Internal Use” of essential oils mean?
It seems straightforward, "It’s taking an essential oil internally—like drinking it with water or putting it in a capsule and swallowing it, correct?” Yes, and there’s more. Internal use of essential oils is by more than just oral application, or ingestion. Essential oils can also be “applied” via rectal suppositories or via vaginal douches and suppositories (also known as pessaries).
Is it safe to ingest essential oils? Is it safe to swallow essential oils in water or in capsules?
Yes and No. This has the experts debating and there are passionate advocates on both side.
See Hot Topics for more on ingestion.