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Using Essential Oils

Essential oil

Essential Oil

Essential oils can improve your mood and clear your mind with plant-derived fragrances. For instance, choose peppermint to cheer holiday gatherings, lavender to bring deep sleep, and orange to freshen the air.

Use our Essential Oils to create spa-inspired gifts, such as soaps, room fresheners, bath salts and salves.
Essential oils can improve your mood and clear your mind with plant-derived fragrances. For instance, choose peppermint to cheer holiday gatherings, lavender to bring deep sleep, and orange to freshen the air. Lemongrass enhances relaxation, rose strengthens the heart, eucalyptus improves mental clarity, and rosemary relieves stress. Grapefruit is both soothing and uplifting, and tea tree promotes healing.

Keep in mind that there’s a big difference between Spa-inspired giftsEssential Oils and fragrance oils. Essential oils are extracted from plants and carefully processed to retain the “essence” of the plants. Fragrance oils, on the other hand, usually contain a blend of synthetic components that combine to mimic the desired scent.

If you’re using scents for therapeutic purposes, such as in aromatherapy, stick with essential oils. Although fragrance oils may smell similar, they don’t contain the same natural molecular structure that gives essential oils their therapeutic properties.

Great Gifts:
Learn how to create spa-inspired gifts with fragrant essential oils.

Tips

Essential oils are highly concentrated and a few cautions apply:

  • Dilute all essential oils with a “carrier oil,” such as sweet almond oil, before applying them to skin.
  • Although essential oils smell wonderful, don’t ingest them. Store oils out of the reach of young children and pets.
  • If you are pregnant or have a health condition, consult an aromatherapist before using essential oils for therapeutic purposes.

Suzanne DeJohn
Gardener’s Supply

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