Essential oils have become quite trendy within the last few years. From various national brands touting the most pure oils to even big box stores jumping on the bandwagon, essential oils are everywhere.
But what are essential oils?
Essential oils are created by steam or water distillation of parts from aromatic plants. Essential oils are pure, because they are only the oil extracted in this process and nothing else. We offer essential and fragrance oils to our customers. Fragrance oils vary slightly from essential oils because they include a man made element. Sometimes this man made element is used because the plants to create a true essential oil is rare making the oil either cost prohibitive or not environmentally responsible. Both essential and fragrance oils are potent and a little bit goes a long way!
What do you use essential or fragrance oils for?
Of course, all our essential and fragrance oils are wonderful to use in diffusers! You can mix with water or use with our ScentBall room diffuser or Car Scenter. The use of essential oils is called aromatherapy. Aromatherapy includes various applications that includes inhalation and topical treatments. Essential oils have various holistic properties and using them can help you heal your mind and body. Some practical aromatherapy solutions include using peppermint and lavender essential oils to help with headaches, similar to our headache stick or our lavender & peppermint shower steamer. Clove oil is antimicrobial so it is great to use in natural cleaners. Orange oil is a wonderful tool for not only enhancing mood but also for removing sticky residue from surfaces! Eucalyptus oil is wonderful for opening up congestion : rub on chest and put a drop right under the nose to help you ease coughs and colds. If you prefer to try a topical application, our Natropatch essential oil patches are a wonderful way to try aromatherapy. We stock blends that help with anything from migraines to allergies to appetite suppression to sleep aid to mental focus! Another great way for topical application of essential oils are our Herban Essential towelettes. With many different varieties you can keep them in your car or bag for easy use! Since essential oils are naturally antibacterial these work great as an alternative to hand sanitizers. Lastly, we carry essential oil inhalers that are blends of essential oils that when inhaled help with anything from menopause to aid in smoking cessation.