About Essential Oils

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Relaxation, beauty care, and cleaning around your home are great ways you can use essential oils.I really like the idea of learning about essential oils and using natural products in my home instead of aerosols, don’t you? For thousands of years, many cultures have relied on  to treat health conditions.Healing plant oils is a great way to describe essential oils as they are produced naturally from plants and used by many to treat common ailments.

Just startingEucalyptus shower with some of the most common essential oils you can:Lavender

Fight cold and flu.
Relax and soothe sore muscles.
Alleviate skin conditions.
Alleviate aches and pains.
Reduce cellulite and wrinkles.
Clean your home.
Make personal care products.

 

What are Essential Oils?

A natural oil generally obtained by distillation of the plant or other source from which it is extracted, often by using steam. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing. They are used commercially in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other scented products, also for flavoring food and drink and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.

 

Natural Remedies

Since ancient times essential oils have been thought to hold healing properties for everything from anxiety to acne. Many people consider these oils to be a natural alternative to modern medicine. From everything I’ve read and heard, the debate still rages on as to whether this is indeed the case, and claims to the efficiency of any medical treatment concerning these natural remedies are subject to regulation now in most countries. However having said that these natural remedies have been used for thousands of years, and passed down by generations. I’m no expert but if someone suggested a natural remedy to me I would be happy to give it a go, these recipes have been around for decades and I am a great believer in nature providing for us, it reminds me of the time as a child when i was amazed at how a dot leaf could ease a nettle sting 🙂lime-flower-1057258-640x480

As long as you use essential oils safely you can experiment and decide for yourself, just have some fun and maybe you’ll discover some benefits along the way. Maybe some of you already have?  I’d love to hear about it, I suffer sometimes from migraines, so I will definitely be looking at a natural remedy that I can try.

I’m Curious, What About You?

Where can I Buy Essential Oils?

There are many places you can buy essential oils from online so it can be confusing to know where to start, you may want to check out my essential oil grades post for more advice on what to look for when choosing where to buy your oils.

To get you started I’ve researched for some reputable companies, here’s a list of my top 10 essential oil suppliers:

 

If you’re not sure which oils to start with check out my Top 10 Essential Oils For Your Beginners Starter Kit .

I would love to hear what you think about essential oils, please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below, or you can email me if you prefer: tracy@fragrantremedy.life

If you liked my post please share it with your friends, thanks so much, that’s all for now, catch you next time 🙂

12 thoughts on “About Essential Oils

  1. William says:

    Essential Oils are becoming a big thing around here. My niece sells them and she even sent me a little bottle she made for a small boil I had on my stomach from an effected hair. Yea, I guess that’s another word for pimple. Anyway, within a few days it was healed and everything is back to normal. And yes, they can make something for your migraines as well.

    • trayce says:

      Hiya William, thanks for your comment, it’s great to hear that a natural remedy worked for you, and to hear there is one for me to, I will definitely be researching this further. I don’t know about you but I much prefer the idea of a natural remedy to one of pharmaceutical drugs, and only by hearing success stories like yours will we gain confidence in relying on them more.

  2. Zoey-Red LeFey says:

    Hello Tracy,
    Thank you for sharing a wonderful article! Essential oils play a very important role in healing the body. I use essential oils for healing my daughter from Autism and the results are amazing! I will definitely be coming back to your website.

    You are going to help many people with your vast knowledge of essential oils.

    • trayce says:

      Thank you so much for your comment Zoe, I’m delighted to hear about your success with essential oils and would be would be interested in hearing from you when you visit again…. if you would like to tell us more? I’m hoping to post some readers personal experiences with essential oils at some point as I think it’s a very interesting and encouraging way for us all to learn more about the benefits, would you agree? Thanks again trayce 🙂

  3. Thanks for this post! I’m really interested in learning more about essential oils for specific remedies. I know people with only essential oils in their medicine cabinet and I would love to learn enough to get there too. Great site!

  4. Thanks Sarah, I appreciate your comment, I’d be delighted to have you along as we learn more about essential oils, I think it’s pretty awesome stuff and your home will be full of wonderful aromas too, so it’s all good. 🙂 Maybe your friends would share some of their tried and tested recipes with us? I’m hoping to publish some personal experience posts at some point, just because I think it’s interesting and inspiring at the same time. what do you think?
    Hope to speak to you again soon, thanks Sarah.

  5. Mia says:

    Hello Tracye,
    I really enjoyed reading this article. I have definitely heard good things about essential oils and have slowly been turning onto the idea of using some. I also have horrible migraines, which my very thick hair makes worse, so if you find a good cure, could you let me know?

    • trayce says:

      Hello Mia, thanks so much for your comment, I’m delighted you enjoyed the article and yes I will most definitely be looking at this subject in more depth and will be more than happy to keep you updated on the results of testing migraine remedies. I have just added a Newsletter subscription which is a great way to keep you updated and I will be creating natural remedy printouts for my subscribers. Thanks again Mia for visiting my blog and hope to speak to you again soon 🙂

  6. Cathy says:

    While reading this article, I am actually lighting my lemongrass essential (fragrance) oil at one corner of the room. I bought it a while ago and it’s meant for reed diffusion, but I lost the sticks so instead, I now use it on an aroma burner.

    It’s been doing a great job emanating the aroma for the past few days. I only poured like 15 mls of oil (I have quite a big bottle) and I’ve just been refilling the water level on the burner ever since.

    Lemongrass is so relaxing ~

    • trayce says:

      yes it really is 🙂 hello Cathy, thanks so much for your comment, it’s great to hear you’ve found a good use for your Lemongrass essential oil, it’s a great stress reducer and sleep aid, so burning it in your bedroom could be wonderful for improving your sleep quality 🙂 There are so many amazing uses for Lemongrass that I will delve into in a future post, subscribing to my Newsletter is a great way to be kept up to date, but for now I can give you a quick recipe that you can use to ease muscle pain and cramps. Grab yourself a 10ml rollerball and add 10-15 drops of your oil in to it, then just top it up with your favourite carrier oil, just make sure you give it a good shake up before you apply it. A generous application and some gentle rubbing will ease those muscles 🙂 hope you found this helpful and I look forward to talking with you again, thanks again Cathy 🙂

  7. Evie says:

    I have always been interested in herbal remedies etc (i try to never go to the doctor) and I do use some essential oils. I have a lavender and vanilla based room spray I made that can also be sprayed over my bedsheets. Lavender helps me to relax and therefore get to sleep better. I also have a bergamot based spray I use for cleaning down my yoga mat (it also gets rid of the manufactured smell you have when you get a new yoga mat)

    • trayce says:

      Thank you so much Evie for your comment, it’s great to hear how you’re using your oils, uuummm Lavender and Vanilla, wonderful, I love it when someone shares their recipes and tips, and for newcomers to essential oils it’s always interesting to hear the personal stories, I hope to hear many more #awesomeOils 🙂
      thanks again for sharing Evie, hope to speak to you again soon – trayce

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