In addition to bringing sweetness and serenity at home, Essential Oils are endowed with soothing qualities and therapeutic benefits for the body and the spirit. A natural way to take care of our health and body.
However, “Natural” does not mean risk free. Aromatherapy and particularly essential oils are very active substances. It be harmful to use them in excessive amounts.In heavy doses, some oils can be toxic, others can cause cutaneous irritations or act as sedatives. Their use requires some precautions and some researches before use.
To ensure an essential oil’s effectiveness in complete safety, it is advised for you to know:
– Its properties
– Its dose
– Its application methods
– Its warning precautions for safe use.
Pure and natural Essential Oils
What is an Essential Oil? It is an oil obtained through the steam-distillation of aromatic trees and plants in order to extract the essence.
The Essence? It is the natural aromatic substance that is secreted by the plant in its productive organs: leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, bark, roots… The Essential Oil is the distilled essence.
Steam distillation? It is the oldest and most effective extraction method for essence extraction, especially when the essence is used for therapeutic purposes. Homeocan is using this unique method for its Essencia line.
How to use essential oils and what are their absorption routes?
There are several ways to use essential oils in Aromatherapy: it is important to do remember, Essencia Essential Oils are for external use.
Diffuse EO occasionally, 15min / day. Do not add EO to phenol in a diffuser, because it is irritating for the respiratory mucous membrane.
Use a high-quality lotion, use by friction or massage. Do not apply pure EO to the skin because irritating, particularly those high in monoterpenes and phenol.
WARNING: Essential oil does not dissolve in water! In a bath, it will float on the surface. As a result: it will cause irritations or cutaneous burns.
Precautions for use
Quality essential oils are very rare. Aromatherapy and self-medication: it’s possible but with caution! Indeed, aromatherapy uses natural products, but this is not a form of “alternative medicine”.
When using any essential oil, one must be well informed about the precautions to be taken during its use:
– Do not leave essential oil bottles within reach of children.
– Do not use an essential oil which you do not know.
– Respect the indicated and recommended methods of absorption.
– If essential oil enters your eye, do NOT use water to rinse, but vegetable oil as it will reduce inflammation.
– In the event of accidental ingestion of an essential oil, immediately contact the nearest poison control center and ask for emergency medical care.
Find in the posology tab of each of our product sheets, the use associated with each oil.
Discover all our Essential Oils
Basil Pure Essential Oil (Ocimum Sanctum)
Bergamot Pure Essential Oil (Citrus Bergamia)
Cajeput Pure Essential Oil (Melaleuca Leucadendron)
Cinnamon Pure Essential Oil (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)
Camphor Pure Essential Oil (Cinnamomum Camphora)
Atlas Cedarwood Pure Essential Oil (Cedrus Atlantica)
Lemon Pure Essential Oil (Citrus Limonum)
Java Citronella Pure Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Winterianus)
Clove Bud Pure Essential Oil(Eugenia Caryophyllata)
Cypress Pure Essential Oil (Cupressus Sempervirens)
Black Spruce Pure Essential Oil (Picea Mariana)
Eucalyptus Globulus Pure Essential Oil (Eucalyptus Globulus)
Narrow-Leaf Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil (Eucalyptus Radiata)
Lemon-Scent Gum Pure Essential Oil (Eucalyptus Citriodora)
Juniper Pure Essential Oil (Juniperus Communis)
Geranium Pure Essential Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens)
Lavender Pure Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Spike Lavande Pure Essential Oil (Lavendula Spica)
Bay Laurel Pure Essential Oil (Laurus Nobilis l.)
Ginger Pure Essential Oil (Zingiber Officinalis)
Marjoram Pure Essential Oil (Thymus Mastichina)
Peppermint Pure Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)
Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil (Citrus Sinensis)
Oregano Pure Essential Oil (Thymus Capitatus)
Palmarosa Pure Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Martinii)
Grapefruit Pure Essential Oil (Citrus Paradisi)
Patchouli Pure Essential Oil (Pogostemon Cablin)
Ocean Pine Pure Essential Oil (Pinus Pinaster)
Scotch Pine Pure Essential Oil (Pinus Sylvestris)
Rosemary Pure Essential Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
Balsam Fire Pure Essential Oil (Abies Balsamea)
Sage Pure Essential Oil (Salvia Officinalis)
Tangerine Pure Essential Oil (Citrus Reticulata)
Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
Wintergreen Pure Essential Oil (Gaultheria Procumbens)
Red Thyme Pure Essential Oil (Thymus Vulgaris Thymol)
Thuya Pure Essential Oil (Thuja Occidentalis L.)
Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus)
Ylang-Ylang Pure Essential Oil (Cananga Odorata)
“Know the basics about essential oils” Aromatherapy collection, practical and family, Dr. Philippe Bego, MDB Edition.