Frequently Asked Questions

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Essential Oils

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts, so the answer is a yes and a no. Although they are plant extracts, the high concentration levels mean they can trigger headaches and other symptoms if used incorrectly. A common example of this is applying to much of the oil. This can often put people off, but the use of aromatherapy can bring many benefits such as increasing circulation, reducing anxiety and depression as well as helping the mind and body to relax just to name a few. 

Essential oils should be researched before use. If you do not wish to look into this yourself, then consider hiring an aromatherapist who has already done the hard work for you.

Certain oils can be quite thick due to their properties. They could be diluted to make them easier to use, but this would compromise quality. Although most people tend to try and shake the oil out, it can be easier by twisting the bottle side to side to help catch the open part of the dispenser.

If you are using a very thick oil such Benzoin can sometimes clog in the dispenser. A way to get round that is to remove the dispenser and run it under the tap, the water will help push it through and also act as a lubricant when you place it back on. Depending on how much water is retained in the dispenser it may dilute your oil slightly, but not by a huge amount.

Dispensers are used to help limit the amount of oil being released due to their high concentration. We would not advise removing the dispenser and using the essential oil without it.

Essential oils are highly concentrated and should not be applied to your skin without use of a Base Oil. These oils are thicker and are more sensitive to your skin. There are many different recipes out there on how you can mix oils, but please make sure you get these from credible sources such as an aromatherapist. There are many people offering their recipes online especially and while their intention may be pure, we are all different and have different types of skin.

You can find a aromatherapist quite easily nowadays. It is worth speaking to an expert who specialises in the use of oils before you plan to apply to your skin in any way.

Yes and no, most of them do but each aroma is unique to the individual. Vetiver is a common one people say has a bad aroma, it smells like damp soil and has a strong earthy scent. This is commonly used in aromatherapy due it having a wide variety of benefits, mostly in blends however to help dilute the powerful aroma. Essential oils have different types such as floral and citrus aromas for example. This can make it easier to choose an oil for the first time if you want to try one but are unsure.

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Essential oils do expire and will lose their potency after a while. The shelf life can depend on a variety of factors, such as quality of the oil, how long it is exposed to oxygen and the temperature that the oil is stored in. We would suggest for most oils to be careful after a year of opening, although some will last longer it is a good rule of thumb to smell the oil and see if it still smells as it should such as when you first purchased it. The oil might have faded in its aroma so be aware.