You may have heard that essential oils can be used in the home as a natural substitute for unwanted chemicals, toxic products and synthetic ingredients. That’s all true! But what you may not know is that not all essential oils are the same, and there are definitely best practices for use.
Not all essential oils are created equally. Always be sure that you’re getting a pure, undiluted essential oil – such as those created by Young Living. Fragrance oils, for example, are NOT the same as essential oils. They may smell similar, but fragrance oils do not retain the same properties and qualities as undiluted essential oils.
In addition, most quality essential oils should come in brown or blue glass bottles. This helps retain potency and efficacy for as long as possible. Essential oils should be stored away from heat and direct sunlight to preserve their quality over the natural course of their shelf life.
Other important tips:
Only use the amount of an essential oil as directed for a specific purpose, or called for in a recipe. As with everything in life, moderation is key. More isn’t always better – it can sometimes cause irritation depending on your level of sensitivity.
Sometimes it’s necessary to dilute an essential oil in a quality carrier oil, such as Young Living’s V-6. You can learn more about how and why to use a carrier oil here.
If you aren’t sure how to use an essential oil, talk to a Young Living expert. We’re here to help!
When you’re unsure about how to whip up a cleaning recipe, homecare recipe or other product you can make yourself with essential oils, consider using one of our custom Young Living homecare, wellness and other products.