Essential oil questions answered 9/20/2023
(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND THE INFORMATION BELOW SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE. SEE YOUR DR BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW REGIMEN)
I’ve been writing about essential oils for a little while now and love sharing what I learn and herbal blends with my audience. With the increased interest in herbal remedies and essential oils comes questions about usage. I am glad to see people are doing research before trying essential oils because that is the smart way to do it. You don’t just use things because some blogger told you to. You take the knowledge provided and do the homework. It’s smart and safe.
My research shows there are question about essential oils and herbs so I’ve decided to write articles where I can answer a few every week. But if you don’t want to wait until I post questions, you can always email me at the contact information at the end of this article.
SEARCH ENGINE QUESTIONS ON ESSENTIAL OILS AND HERBS
Question: Can you smoke essential oils?
Answer: Simple answer, NO. Let me explain quickly. Essential oils are made from herbs and some herbs are poisonous when ingested. Essential oils can also be harmful when ingested which is why you shouldn’t ever consume them as you would a drink or a vaping device. Please don’t attempt to smoke essential oils. It is dangerous and essential oil is flammable.
Question: Should essential oils be diluted?
Answer: 99.9% of the time you use an essential oil on your skin, you will want to dilute it before use. Some essential oils can irritate your skin causing it to be dry and flaky. You will want to dilute your essential oil with a carrier oil. Examples of carrier oil are coconut, hemp, and grapeseed.
Question: Can you put essential oils in a steam mop?
Answer: I have owned several steam mops, so I will say DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN YOUR STEAM MOP RESERVOIR BUT DISTILLED WATER. If you put anything chemical in the water reservoir you could ruin the steam mop motor. BUT you can use essential oils to mop your floor. Simply place a couple drops on the mop pad or cover. Quick tip, you can use lemon, orange, or lavender to disinfect all the floors in your home and the aromas are heavenly.
Question: Are essential oils bad for your skin?
Answer: Of course NOT. Essential oils have been used in skincare and hair care products for years. You can use essential oils to treat skin conditions as well.
Question: Do essential oils really work?
Answer: Yes, they are made from the most powerful part of the plant. Literally straight from the source.
Question: How are essential oils made?
Answer: Essential oils are made through a distillation process. It is made from leaves, bark, flowers, roots, and other vital elements of the plant. Quality essential oils contain the pure essence of the plant. This means the essential oil will work in the way it’s intended to.
Question: What essential oils are good for a stuffy nose?
Answer: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Ravensara, and thyme
Well, that was fun. I enjoyed writing this, there are a lot of interesting questions about essential oils. I look forward to answering more.
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