Fact or Myth: The Truth About Essential Oils

With the popularity of essential oils growing everyday, it is important that they are used correctly. Many incorrect aromatherapy practices are being taught to many people who use them. The purpose of this blog is to teach correct aromatherapy practices including: history, safety, application, usage, dilution requirements, how to tell good essential oils from the not-so-good ones, and more! Knowledge is power. Please do not fall for these tricky marketing Aromatherapy myths: 
  • Aromatherapy Myth #1: You can never use too much essential oil. The more you use them the better! 
    • Fact: Using too much essential oil can at a minimum put your body into a detox, which can bring on flu-like symptoms. You can irreversibly damage your body by using too much essential oil or by using them incorrectly. Learning how to safely use them is vital.
  • Aromatherapy Myth #2: You can safely use the same oils on children that you use on adults.
    • Fact: You can hurt children by using essential oils that are too strong for their bodies to handle. There are some essential oils that should never be used on children, even diluted. Be educated on what oils are safe for the use on children and which ones are not.
  •  Aromatherapy Myth #3. Essential oils never go bad. They last forever. 
    • Fact: They absolutely do expire in 2-5 years depending on the oil.
  •  Aromatherapy Myth #4: Every essential oil company has oils of the same quality.
    •  Fact: There are different qualities and grades of essential oils. Choosing essential oils of the highest quality and grade is very important.
  • Aromatherapy Myth #5: Our company’s essential oils are “Better than Organic” or “Beyond Organic”. 
    • Fact: Plants are either certified organic or they are not. There is no “better than organic” or “beyond organic”. If you’ve heard these phrases it is someone with NON-organic, lower grade essential oils trying to convince you that their lower grade, non-organic essential oils are superior (they are not). Don’t fall for this common marketing ploy. You want to see the word ORGANIC on every label. If the word organic is not on the label then the oil is not organic, and it is not beyond organic either. 

Have you heard anything about essential oils that made you question if it was fact or myth?

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