If you’ve been reading my posts, you know that I use essential oils in nearly all my cleaning supplies, daily beauty regimen, and I incorporate them into my homeopathic medicine. Essential oils are more than just smelling nice – there are many health benefits of essential oils for your body and your home .
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are usually made by distillation to make the natural oils in a plant substance very concentrated. It takes an enormous amount of plant material to make just a small amount of essential oils. For this reason, they are very expensive. It only takes a few drops of these essential oils to have a powerful effect. Most essential oils are not used directly on the skin. Most are either inhaled or applied in a carrier oil. Sometimes the oils are put into a bath.
What is Therapeutic Grade?
The potential danger of an essential oil is generally relative to its level or grade of purity. Many essential oils are designed exclusively for their aroma-therapeutic quality; these essential oils generally should not be applied directly to the skin in their undiluted or “neat” form. Some can cause severe irritation, provoke an allergic reaction and, over time, prove hepatotoxic. Non-therapeutic grade essential oils are never recommended for topical or internal use.
Here are the posts I have done on essential oils:
Homemade Gingerbread Essential Oil Blend
Homemade Eczema Cream
4 DIY Bath Bomb Recipe Ideas
Soothing Homemade Moisturizer Recipe
Healing Peppermint Foot Soak with Essential Oils
Healing Benefits of Lavender
Homemade Lip Balm Recipe for Dry Skin
Best Essential Oils for Skin Conditions
Homemade Lotion Bars
How to Prevent Oily Skin During Summer
Homemade Moisturizer for Oily Skin in Summer
52 Everyday Essential Oils Uses and Benefits
All Natural Homemade Face Scrub with Essential Oils
Homemade Face Mask with Essential Oils
Healthy Living with Essential Oils and Homemade Vapor Rub
How to Cope with Grief Using Essential Oils
What are Essential Oils?
Homemade Spider Repellent with Essential Oils
Essential Oils for Natural Pest Control
Easy Natural Detox with Lemon Essential Oil
10 Smart and Easy Ways to Use Aromatherapy Oils
20 Uses of Peppermint Oil
Natural Sleep Remedies for Adults and Children
All-Natural Toxin-Free Homemade Soap Recipe for Dishes
The Best Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress When Grieving
How to Clean Dishwasher Naturally
How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell Naturally
How to Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets Without Chemicals
Insect Bites: How to Relieve the Itch
Natural Cough Remedies and Peppermint Tea
Peppermint Foot Soak Recipe
5 Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipes to Protect Your Child Outdoors
Natural Tick Repellent for Cats and Dogs
Natural Face Moisturizer
The Best Detox Bath Recipe
Read more about tea tree oil uses here.