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Essential Oils for Beginners

What are Essential Oils?

Here at Advanced Vitality, we had little to no experience with essentials when we opened our doors for business here in Brampton back in January of 2014. Whether you've had a little experience with essential oils already, or you were like us and just getting started, you might be wondering, “What exactly are essential oils?” Understanding what essential oils are, where they come from, and how they are made will help you see why they are useful, and why they have been popular for centuries. While there is a lot of science involved in essential oils, you don’t have to be a chemist to understand what they are and how they work—after all, essential oils are basic compounds found in nature. Let’s start at the beginning and learn what exactly an essential oil is.

Essential Oils for beginners

Essential Oils: Natural, highly concentrated compounds found in the roots, bark, seeds, flowers, or other areas of a plant.

Lavender Essential Oil

Hidden in the roots, bark, seeds, and flowers of plants, essential oils cannot be seen with the naked eye. They are natural compounds found within plants, and are highly concentrated, which makes them very potent.

Essential Oils:

  •  Give a plant its aroma

  •  Protect the plant from harsh environmental conditions and insects

  •  Play a role in plant pollination

Essential oils give the plant its aroma. They also protect the plant from the elements, including “predators” like insects, and even play a part in the pollination process.

Why use Essential Oils to Manage Mood?

If you are new to essential oils, you might be thinking, “Do I really have use for essential oils in my normal, everyday life?” Many beginners think that you have to be an essential oil pro to know how to use oils, but the truth is, essential oils are natural and safe—making them easy to use, even if you are just getting started. Everyone has a slightly different lifestyle, different needs and preferences, and a different daily routine, but essential oils are so versatile that the uses are virtually limitless. Let’s talk a little more about how essential oils might be useful in your everyday life.

Essential oils to manage mood
everyday uses of essentia oils

What are the everyday uses of Essential Oils?

  • Cooking

  • Digestion

  • Hair & Skincare

  • Immune Support

  • Household Cleaning

  • Neck & Head Tension

  • Seasonal & Environmental Discomfort

  • And More

Now that you have learned a little about what essential oils are, and why you would want to use them, you might still be wondering, “How do I use essential oils?” As mentioned above, you don’t have to be a seasoned professional to reap the benefits of essential oils—they are safe and easy to use. Let’s see below the three main application methods: AROMATIC, TOPICAL and INTERNAL use

aromatic use of essential oils

Aromatic Use

Topical use of essential oils

Topical Use

Internal use of essential oils

Internal Use

What Essential Oils Should I Start With?

Now that you have learned what essential oils are, why you would want to use them, and how to use them, it is time to experience the real thing! If you are wondering where to start, Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint are just a few of the essential oils that can help kick start your essential oil journey. You can purchase them individually or as part of an introductory start kit.

  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and use it to clean countertops and other surfaces

  • Place a few drops of Lemon oil in your diffuser to help create an uplifting environment

  • Add a few drops of Lemon oil to a glass of water for a more refreshing beverage

Lemon essential oil - uses
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