What are the 5 misunderstandings of essential oil usage ?
Misunderstanding 1: Essential oils are just beauty products?
Many friends think that essential oils are just a kind of natural skin or body care products, and that essential oils can whiten, wrinkle, lose weight, breast enlargement and other "powerful effects."
But in fact, the effects of essential oils are far more than that. Essential oils help the skin from the inside out. It extends from mental health to physical health, and then to the health and beauty of the skin. This is something that no expensive skin care products can do.
Misunderstanding 2: Cannot use essential oils during menstrual period
Many friends are very cautious about the application of essential oils, which is very good.But for the application of essential oils during the menstrual period of women, in fact, essential oils have a very significant effect on skin conditioning and mental soothing, because essential oils can not only heal the discomfort of the organs, but more beautifully, it can also take care of emotional problems.
Misunderstanding 3: The essential oils used in aromatherapy can be "cheap"
Plant essential oils are volatile aromatic substances that can incense through space and enter the human body through the respiratory tract, thereby helping to regulate and improve the nervous system and respiratory system.
Although the essential oils used for diffuser do not directly touch the skin, they must be of high quality. Don't mistake the essential oils for indoor aromatherapy as long as the fragrance is offensive. Choose low-quality products that are cheap and blended.
Although the blended essential oils cannot be considered harmful to the human body in general, they are mainly used for the addition of daily chemical products.
If you want to have a certain healing effect, it is best to choose pure natural but plant essential oils, but in the choice of diffuser formula, you can choose relatively low-priced essential oils.
Misunderstanding 4: Can essential oils be used in creams?
Many friends will add essential oils to their home creams on their own terms, thinking that this will directly enhance the effectiveness of the creams and save yourself the trouble of blending essential oils.
As a result, a good bottle of cream "has spoiled", oil and water have separated, and the taste is wrong! What's the reason?
The problem is in the cream.
Since pure plant essential oils are purely natural plant-based, if the home cream is not "pure" plant ingredients, then the essential oils added to it may react with artificial chemically synthesized substances, which will cause the above consequences.
At the same time, essential oils have small molecules with high permeability. If the ingredients of the cream are not natural enough, or its effect is more for the care of the epidermis, it is not suitable to add essential oils by yourself.
Therefore, when preparing skin care products by yourself, it is best to make or choose some special fragrance-free base cream products.
Misunderstanding 5: Oral essential oils are more effective for beauty
Compared with the friends who are cautious about the application of essential oils mentioned above, there are many people who are very "simple and rude" and think that taking essential oils by mouth has the fastest and most obvious effect.
In fact, the essential oils are irritating to skin tissues and mucous membrane tissues. If they are used for beauty and skin care, they definitely do not need to be taken orally to absorb essential oils.
Essential oils have very strong permeability, not only can't be taken orally, but directly on the skin, but also need to be diluted in an appropriate proportion.
Except for a few relatively mild essential oils (such as real lavender) that can be directly applied locally, the application of other essential oils must be diluted to 0.5-3% with base oil or other reasonable essential oil dispersants according to the body part and purpose of use. Concentration, blending into compound massage oil or essential oil for skin care and maintenance.
Again, the purpose of beauty and skin care does not require the use of oral essential oils.