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Are your Essential Oils Pure & Therapeutic?
Yes! The Essential Oil Company Ltd. has selected only the finest sources of essential oils to guarantee purity, we have been supplying industry since 1993. All our products are 100% pure, unadulterated, undiluted and wholly derived from named botanical species and known countries of origin. We also source from local growers & distillers in Hampshire wherever possible. Therapeutic and/or Clinical Grade are marketing terms coined by some companies to imply that their oils are superior. If the oil is 100% pure it is going to be therapeutic by nature if it's from the species and origins recommended for use in clinical aromatherapy and if it's grown and distilled correctly. Our essential oils are analysed and tested using the following methods and performed by an independent laboratory:-
1. Gas Chromatography 2. Specific Gravity 3. Optical Rotation 4. Refractive Index
All oils are batch numbered for direct traceability to source. It is important to note that essential oils are prone to variations due to geographic location, altitude, climate, season, methods of farming and wild or clonal changes. Should you be dissatisfied with our products in any way, please let us know within 7 days of receipt and return the product in original packaging for a complete refund.
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Can I just add Essential Oils straight into the bath?
Answer: No. We advise that you dilute in a full fat milk or foam bath base so that the oils are dispersed through the water. This prevents droplets of oil forming which can cause sensitivity on the skin.
How many drops do I add to the bath?
Answer: For adults we recommend 4-6 drops of either one or combination of essential oils.
For children 2-3 drops.
Can I use essential oils neat on the skin?
Answer: No - but there are exceptions. You can use lavender, plai, ravensara and tea tree neat on the skin. If you get any allergic reaction wash off immediately.
How do I use Essential Oils for massage?
Answer: Dilute in a "carrier oil base" by adding drops of pure essential oil to a vegetable, fruit or nut oil such as almond, coconut or grapeseed. Do not use mineral oil such as baby oil or anything containing petrochemicals as this will prevent the oils going into the bloodstream.
How many drops of oil do I use?
Answer: for Adults use 2 drops per teaspoon (5ml) of carrier oil. Or another way to calculate is divide the amount of base oil (mls) you are using by 2 and add that many drops of pure essential oil. Eg 30ml base oil = 15 drops. This is the adult dose for body massage for face/hair or children please halve this amount.
Can I use Essential Oils during pregnancy?
Answer: We do not recommend using essential oils during pregnancy except where the alternative would be pharmaceuticals.
How often can I apply Essential Oils?
Answer: if you have a blend of oils for stress, pain relief for topical application then you can apply liberally as required say, 3 or 4 times a day. If any allergic reaction occurs then cease use and wash skin, milk helps to take away any irritation - soak a cotton pad in milk and wipe off to ease irritation.