What are essential oils?

Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids distilled from plants. Some oils come from the flowers, fruit, or leaves of a plant, while others are extracted from the bark, roots, seeds, or resins. Different oils have different characteristics and uses.

Many essential oils have antibacterial, antifungal, or antiviral properties, in addition to aromatic characteristics that may boost health and general wellbeing. Essential oils can be used around the home in place of commercial products containing artificial fragrances and harsh chemicals.

How do I use essential oils?

Essential oils can be used individually or blended with other oils and can be applied topically to the skin, inhaled, or used in a variety of applications around the home. We do not recommend ingesting any of our oils internally. Some essential oils should be avoided by children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Always check with your doctor before use. Here is a simple beginner’s guide to the properties and how to blend each of these oils.