Essential oils have been used for thousands of years as one of the most powerful forms of plant-based medicine. Essential oils were used in Egyptian medicine, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic Indian medicine etc.
However these essential oils should be used responsibly. In this article we’ll discuss about some common mistakes that people are making with essential oils.
- Not Knowing Which Essential Oils t Start With:
It is important to know everything about the essential oils before using them. If you are new to essential oils, in start you should just pick a handful of oils and make those your go-to oils on a regular basis. Here are five of the most popular essential oils that you can use on a regular basis safely and effectively:
- Frankincense oil: Frankincense contains the compound which has benefits for modulating your immune system and mildly anti-inflammatory properties. The oil is additionally really supportive for your overall health. It’s safe for multiple uses but especially topically and aromatically.
- Lavender Oil: Lavender oil is the most used essential oil in US these days. The oil is great for relaxation too.
- Lemon Oil: Lemon oil great for cleansing your lymphatic system and uplifting the spirit.
- Peppermint Oil: Peppermint oil great natural energizer and for digestion
- Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is a great natural household cleaner and air purifier.
If you’re really a new to essential oils, you don’t have to necessarily know everything about each oil. Just use these five to go to oils or any five you want to learn about on a regular basis.
- Giving the wrong essential oil advice: There are folks who often advice others that essential oils are natural so you can use as much as you want internally. That’s not true at all. Essential oils are need to be used safely and effectively as these are powerful forms of plant base.
- The right farming principles: indigenous sourcing and growing and harvesting at the right time these are the most important things to look at when you’re buying essential oils is that they’re natural organic in nature or wild that you’re getting good quality oils and also maybe that as a supplement fact on the side that’s been tested you know that it’s safe for internal use.
- Another mistake that people often make is using photosensitive oils in the Sun. Did you know that certain oils if you put them in direct sunlight can cause a skin reaction?
- Using all the oils the same way: Some oils can be safe in therapeutic doses internally if it’s a really good quality like a tumeric co2 that’s organic certified.
Wintergreen should never be used internally. Again certain oils also need to be diluted when we’re talking about topical use. For example – oils like oregano and cinnamon are very hot and peppery oils to where you want to mix them with carrier oil like coconut oil, jojoba oil and then use it directly on the skin. But it’s important to know the best way to use certain essential oils.
- Assuming all the essential oils that are safe for humans are also safe for pet:
So here’s what you need to know about some specifically talking about dogs, cats. these essential oils are not recommended for pets:
- Clove Essential Oil
- Oregano Essential Oil
- Tea tree Essential Oil
- Wintergreen Essential Oil
Some of the best essential oils for dogs are:
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Frankincense Essential Oil
- Helichrysum Essential Oil
- Using essential oils the same on kids and adults:
It’s important to remember that children are much smaller, so you should use smaller amounts and typically on kids it’s recommended you use a carrier oil like a little bit of coconut oil.