10 Things To Know Before Buying and Using Essential Oils

Essential oils are popular today than ever. Why is this you may ask? Well, more people are looking for a natural approach to living and a less cookie cutter approach. If you are about to dive into using essential oils, here are 10 Things You Should Know Before Buying and Using Essential Oils.


1. There are fake oils out there. Scams are always out there. Maybe that sounds pessimistic, but before buying any sort of essential oils, make sure you are buying the real deal and not some knock off that you will regret.

2. Small amounts of Essential oils go really far. Just because you are buying a tiny bottle of essential oil, doesn’t mean it will be gone in a flash. Some bottles of essential oil will last a long time when used correctly.

3. You will use an Essential oil more than you think. Once you have the essential oils in your possession, it’s super easy to discover new ways to use them.

4. You can make body care products out of essential oils. Whether you plan on making your own soap, sugar scrub, or body wash, you can add essential oils as a bonus when you are making it yourself. Here’s a great recipe for a DIY Essential Oil Sugar Scrub from one of my Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap senders AlyssaAndCarla.com.

5. Essential oils are all natural. As long as it’s not a fragrance oil, when you purchase an essential oil, you are buying an all natural product. Keep reading for a way to test any essential oil you buy too.

6. Undiluted oils should never be used on children. Essential oils are very powerful, and undiluted oils should never be used on children.

7. You can treat common health conditions with essential oils. Essential oils can be used as first aid products, relieve stress, or even help you get some rest.

8. Pregnant women that want to use essential oils should definitely spend some time investigating their uses. There are mixed opinions on using essential oils while pregnant or nursing, so be sure to research what is best for you.

9. You can test your essential oils for pureness. There are a lot of fake oils out there. If you would like to test for ‘realness’ all you need to do is put one drop on a piece of paper. There is a common rule that if the essential oil evaporates without a trace, then it’s real.

10. If you are not sure where to start using oils, Peppermint essential oil is a great place to start. Peppermint is a pretty safe bet. You can use it for headaches or even in your coffee if you like the Peppermint Mocha combination of flavors. Hey, there’s chocolate in it too!

Many people don’t know where to start when it comes to using and trying an essential oil. There are many perks to using essential oils, but the biggest takeaway is to make sure you are buying real essential oils, and check them as mentioned above if you have any doubt. There are several essential oils out there, so make sure you do the proper research on the next brand of essential oil you decide to buy.

Want to learn more about using essential oils? I’ve gathered a few articles to put some information right at your fingertips!

A Day in the Life of an Oiler {Our Typical Monday} from Christine at FromDatestoDiapers.com.

ESSENTIAL OILS . . . HOW DO I USE THEM? from OneGoodThingbyJillee.com.

Essential Oil Safety & Guidelines from freshpickedbeauty.com.


If you use essential oils, what is your best tip you share with friends before buying?



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