by NIKI KLEIN, Professional Certified Clinical Aromatherapist
Q What is the gentlest way to inhale essential oils?
A Inhaling EOs via a diffuser is the gentlest way to inhale essential oils
Q What is an awesome use of some hydrosols?
A Hydrosols can be used as a toner by spritzing on the skin after cleansing.
Q What is the safest age for using Peppermint oil?
A Peppermint is best for kids over age 6.
Q What are EOs and how should they be used on the skin?
A EOs are concentrated plant ‘extracts’ which require dilution before using on the skin.
Q What is the best way to use EOs on the skin and why?
A Diluting an EO before applying to the skin is the best way to lower your chances of adverse reactions
Q This often used liquid is beneficial for?
A Witch Hazel’s astringent properties make it beneficial for acne-prone skin.
Q What is one sign of over-doing it with EOs on the skin?
A Red, itchy skin can be a sign of over-doing topical application of EOs.
Q What kind of oils are best for relief of sun burn, muscle pain and nerve pain?
A Analgesic EOs do best for relieving sun burn, muscle pain and nerve pain.
Q Essential Oils last forever; or do they?
A EOs have a shelf life. Refrigerate to help them last longer
Q Is there a problem continuing to use essential oils on the skin regardless?
A Ignoring adverse reactions on the skin can lead to sensitization
Q Carrier Oils last forever; or do they?
A Carriers (also known as fatty butters), generally have a shelf life of less then one year.
Q What common ‘Carrier oil’ has a longer shelf life?
A Jojoba oil is technically a liquid wax, as it is able to resist hydrolysis and oxidation; giving it the longest
shelf life of any carrier oil (also know as fatty butters).