Before they can conquer their field, master chefs need to know how to boil water; mathematicians need to know 1+1; and musicians need to know how to hold their instruments. The same strategy applies to essential oils: Before you can blend aromatic masterpieces, you need to perfect the basics!

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Congratulations! Now that you’ve mastered the basics, keep up your essential education with these answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

Q1. How can I use essential oils at home?Lemon Essential Oil

A. Essential oil uses are as numerous as the leaves in a forest! Get ready to DIY, concoct, and create with a few ideas for using them in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and more.

Peppermint Essential OilQ2. What are the benefits of essential oils?

A. Essential oils can benefit your body, mind, and emotional well-being in many ways. Here are just a few of the handy ways that they can enhance your life:

Q3. How do I know if the oils I’m using are high quality?

A.Now that essential oils are so popular, they’re everywhere! But you don’t want to purchase them from just anywhere, because purity matters.Here are some things to look for to ensure that you’re getting the highest quality available:

Sourcing: The soil the plant is grown in, the seeds used, and the experts who handle the plant material are just as important as the final product.

Science: Testing is the best way to ensure that the oil meets every benchmark of quality and purity each step of the way.

Standards: Ethically sourcing plant material, benefitting communities around the globe, and staying legally compliant with local regulations should be the highest priority for essential oil producers.

Take your essential oil investigation to the next level! Get a look at the ingredients you don’t want to find in your oils.


Q4. How can I use essential oils in aromatherapy?Tea Tree Essential Oil

A. Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts to promote health and wellness. Because aromatherapy works through the skin and with your sense of smell,essential oils are a fantastic complement to this ancient practice. We recommend diving in and utilizing the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy with a soothing bath or a rejuvenating massage!


Q5. Do essential oils stain?

A. Most essential oils of the purest quality do not stain. However, some oils, like Blue Tansy, do have a dark color and can stain due to the naturally occurring colors in the plant material. Learn more about which essential oils stain in our blog post.


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