1. What are essential oils?
Essential oils are compounds extracted from the different plant botanicals owing to their abundant therapeutic properties. These oils have strong plant's fragrance and flavors called an "essence".
2. What processes are involved in the extraction of essential oils?
There are a number of processes involved in the extraction of essential oils like-
- Steam distillation
- Cold Pressed process
- Solvent extraction
- Fractional distillation
- CO2 Extraction
3. Which compound is used to dilute essential oils with water?
Ethanol is used to combine essential oils with water. Adding both the ingredients in this compound avoid their separation from one another.
4. What are hydrosols?
Hydrosols are basically flower waters extracted by the water distillation of the plant botanicals like leaves, twigs, flowers, fruits, and others. They share similar properties with essential oils but are less concentrated as compared to them.
5. What are essential oils used for?
Essential oils are mostly extracted for its widespread aromatic purposes promoting mental as well as physical well-being. There have been evidences that have shown significant effects of these essential oils on the human body like-
- To treat skin ailments like acne, blemishes, psoriasis, eczema, athlete's foot, rashes, sunburns, etc.
- Alleviates pain and spasms in the muscles and joints.
- Uplifts the conditions of stress, depression, and anxiety with its aromatherapy.
- Some essential oils even cure chest congestion in the lungs during common cold and cough.
6. What precautions must be taken while using essential oils?
Essential oils are extremely concentrated plant extracts that must be used after taking extreme precautions. Though they are free from preservatives and are considered natural products, but they still requires really great care for consumption.
- They should be used only after diluting them with carrier oils to reduce their concentration and to make them more subtle to be used on skin.
- Essential oils must be kept out of the reach of children.
- These oils must be avoided by pregnant women, lactating women, and people suffering from epilepsy.
- It is better to consult a medical practitioner before their use.
- They should not be ingested in any form.
- Do a skin patch test on feet.
7. What carrier oils can be used to dilute essential oils?
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Almond oil
- Jojoba oil
8. What are hydrosols majorly used for?
The hydrosols are majorly used as cleaning and refreshing agents. They are added to cosmetic products for their refreshing fragrances. They incredibly uplift any kind of physical or emotional pain. These floral waters can also be used in cooking as well baking, and also for cleaning and disinfecting.
9. Are your essential diluted or watered down?
No, our ranges of "certified organic essential oils" and "pure and natural essential oils" are never watered down or diluted.
10. Are essential oils ideal to be directly used on skin?
No essential oil must be directly applied on the skin with dilution. It is highly recommended to use these oils after either diluting them carrier oils or combining them with water before their widespread application.