Wiregrass Essential Oils
  • Essential Oils
    What are Essential Oils?
    Maybe you have heard the term “essential oils” but didn’t know what was meant by it. Perhaps you had a vague idea that it was connected in some way with aromatherapy, but didn’t know how. Now is as good a time as any to learn what essential oils are. Essential oils are made from different parts of plants. They can be made from leaves, like peppermint oil. They can be made from petals, like rose oil. Some are made from bark or wood, like sandalwood. Others are made from other parts of plants. If a so-called “essential oil” has any animal products in it, it is not truly an essential oil. Also, true essential oils do not contain synthetic ingredients. Essential oils are usually made by distillation to make the natural oils in a plant substance very concentrated. It takes an enormous amount of plant material to make just a small amount of essential oils. For this reason, they are very expensive. It only takes a few drops of these…
  • Proper Ways to Apply Essential Oils
    Essential Oils
    Proper Ways to Apply Essential Oils
    Although essential oils are a mild, natural way to help fight off mental fatigue, stress, sore muscles, and other physical conditions, they are also very potent and need to be applied properly. After you have purchased the perfect essential oils for your condition, it is important to know how to apply them. If used without proper direction, they can have a negative effect which can frustrate you. They may even cause harm if not applied properly. First, using undiluted essential oils directly on your skin can harm rather than help your condition. Used directly on the skin, essential oils can sometimes leave a rash or a burn. The essential oils are powerful solutions to many issues, but used improperly they can cause painful sores when directly applied to the skin. Diluting the essential oils in cream, or non-greasy oil will keep it from strongly affecting your skin. Like many creams or lotions, spreading essential oils directly on the skin can cause an overdose. Essential oils are absorbed by your skin…
  • The Basics of Blending Essential Oils
    Essential Oils
    The Basics of Blending Essential Oils
    Aromatherapy involves essential oils extracted from plants, herbs, flowers, tree barks and roots in order to enhance one’s mood and health through direct application on the skin and/or through inhalation. Essential oils are not recommended for use in their pure concentrated form because they are very powerful and can cause more harm than benefit. Here are some aromatherapy blending basics that will help you create your own unique scents at home as and when you desire. Essential Rules Aromatherapy blending is achieved by first and foremost determining the base. The main types to consider are floral, spicy, woody, medicinal, herbaceous and oriental. After you have determined what the base will be you need to decide on the use you are going to have from the aromatherapy blending you are about to prepare. Some of the common uses include medical purposes such as relieving cough, massage or simply to enhance the aroma in a room. The base essential oil in any aromatherapy blending should be anywhere from 1 to 3 per…
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