Essential oils are being used in many ways in our daily lives. They are a wonderful way to enhance the beauty of any piece of furniture and they are also becoming more popular in the home.
Essential oils are one of the oldest forms of aromatherapy. The first type of aromatherapy was traditionally the smell you would get from burning an aromatic plant (you may have experienced a pine smell on a warm summer day). Today we use various essential oils to provide us with that extra bit of pampering.
Before you put your essential oil in your products, remember to dilute it slightly and test them out first. Don’t ever put more than half the recommended dose into your products. This is because some of the oil will remain concentrated in the bottle even when diluted. It is always best to dilute the oil with water or with a little bit of a non-diluted oil.
When you do put your essential oil in your products, make sure that you don’t inhale the oil. Some essential oils can make your sinuses and lungs irritated. If you do inhale the oil, try to hold it in for as long as possible. The longer you hold it in, the more you will be able to enjoy the fragrance.
You must never swallow an essential oil. The oils are very potent and can cause extremely serious health issues if they get into your stomach. If you do swallow the oil, immediately get medical attention. Make sure that you have first asked your doctor before ingesting any essential oil.
The important thing about essential oils is that you should only use them for aromatherapy. Some essential oils can help you relax, reduce stress and increase blood circulation, but there are many other types of oils that can provide you with similar benefits. Remember that you are only going to be getting the benefits you are looking for when you use these oils and not just what they look like!
There are many essential oils that you can use and many times, they are just as effective as a commercially produced product in beautiful custom product packaging boxes. If you are still skeptical that essential oils are truly essential, consider how many times we see them in food.