Are synthetic air fresheners harmful?
Yes they are. Research studies have concluded that synthetic aroma products we inhale contain toxic substances such as aldehydes, phthalates, benzenes which adds to the bloodstream when inhaling. Afterwards it damages the body's immune system and even could cause cancer.
What are these essential oils?
Essential oils are natural plant extracts, taken from a plants leaves, flower, fruit or even the roots. These oils have proven therapeutic properties which benefits body & mind when inhaled.
I'm a very anxious person. What oils would help me calm down?
You can diffuse calming essential oils such as Lavender, Vetiver, Frankincense. Add a couple of drops into an aroma diffuser, or add to your car diffuser while driving. These products will help you diffuse the calming essential oils.
What oils would help me naturally repel mosquitos and insects?
Cinnamon leaf, Citronella, Eucalyptus would be some ideal options.
I tend to fall asleep while driving. Any oil you can suggest?
You need to diffuse energising essential oils. They are Peppermint, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Bergamot. Just add 3-4 drops into your Car Diffuser and it will help you be more awake.
What is a carrier oil?
A carrier oil is a plant oil made from plant seeds, kernels or nuts that are used to dilute essential oils. They help ‘carry’ essential oils safely onto the skin preventing any possible skin irritation, redness or burning that can be caused by undiluted essential oils. Sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil and grape seed oils are the most commonly used carrier oils.
How do I use a carrier oil to dilute my essential oils? (when used topically)
If you want to use your essential oils topically, it is recommended to dilute them with a carrier oil to prevent possible redness or irritation to your skin (however there are some essential oils which you can directly use on skin such as Lavender, Tea Tree etc). Using a 2% essential oil dilution is generally a safe guideline for topical application. To easily approximate a 2% dilution, add 12 drops of your chosen essential oil to 1 fl. oz (30ml) of carrier oil.