This is my beginner guide to essential oils. Or as I’m fondly preferring to call it, What I Wish I Would Have Known.
Research, Research, Research
Before picking or buying any oils, research them! What are you looking for in essential oils? What are you trying to accomplish with them?
Try to figure out their benefits, and oils that compliment each other beforehand.Know proper dilution guidelines. Research, safety, proper dilutions, dermal limits oil expirations. Find out what the most adulterated oils are, and the best brands. Debunk the myths. Know what materials you can use them with. Figure out those Euro Caps. Familiarize yourself with important terms.
There’s a lot to know when you’re a beginner. When you think you’ve done all the research, do more.
I thought I did all my research, I spent a month reading different blogs, checking reports, finding companies and oils I wanted to try. Then when I actually received them, I realized how little I still knew about them. Mistakes were made.
You can honestly know enough. So, research, research, research.
You Don’t Need ALL the Oils (at First)
Pick one or two to try at first. When you get them, try them, smell them, diffuse them, wear them on your diffusing jewelry. Find ways to use them in your house, in your skincare, in your cleaning products. See if you like the scent. What are their properties? Get to know them inside and out before trying something else.
This way you really learn about an oil. You’ll know what to reach for when you need it and when you do have a collection to choose from. (Because, trust me, once you go essential, there is no going back).
Buy a Carrier Oil
Buy a carrier oil. It will come in handy if you use too much of a “hot” oil. (Remember I said to research?) Use it to properly dilute your oils. Use it for a nice massage, use it as a natural alternative to lotion mixed with an oil. A good carrier oil is just as important to have in your arsenal as lots of essential oils.
Buy Your Favorite Method of Utilization
If you think diffusing is going to be up your alley, pick up a diffuser (this is my favorite way to use oils), if you think you’ll want an inhaler, try that. Lava bracelets or diffusion necklaces easier for you, try one of those. Roll-ons are another option you could try.
My point is, just try one thing, for now, see if you like it and then, if you need to buy another. I don’t like using the inhalers, BUT I have about five different diffusers scattered around my house. Find what works for you. Perhaps you like all the methods. You may skip all of the methods, and just use the oils topically, and that’s okay! My point is, just try ONE for starters.
(Why do I recommend this? This has to do with my marginal living lifestyle. Avoid the feeling of needing to buy ALL the things. I try to avoid clutter and waste in my home. A good way to implement this is through moderation. Just try one at first, and adjust according to your needs later.)
If you are a beginner interested in giving essential oils a try. Feel free to see where I buy my oils and sign up to receive wholesale prices, or how you could make a business from essential oils using my referral link.
If you already use oils, what did you wish you knew when you started? What are your favorite tips, tricks? Let me know in the comments below. Also, check out my post on How to Use Essential Oils in the Home, and do not forget to subscribe to my blog and share.
Until Later My Friends,