Confused About What Essential Oils to Buy?
Essential oils are so hot right now! Everyone is raving about them and using them in baths, on their skin, in diffusers, boosting their shampoo and even (for the brave) adding clove oil to your toothpaste!
But the big question we always get is what brands should we trust, should I buy organic and what should I look for when buying essential oils?
In this Essential Oil Buying guide we’re going to cover how to use essential oils in your day to day life, our top favorite essential oils, our favorite brand right now plus some other brands we recommend.
Here at the Food Matters HQ, we use essential oils every day and are big believers in their healing powers.
In good health,
James & Laurentine
Filmmakers 'Food Matters' & 'Hungry For Change'
Why Use Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are taking over! And it is a great thing!
You’ve probably heard from your friends, family, or even seen on social media, that essential oils are now a part of everyday life. For us, what seems to be this new fad, is actually something that is thousands of years old. Ever wonder what people did for medicine before pharmaceuticals and the chemical advancements of today? Essential Oils! The earliest known use of these miracle oils was in 4500 BCE in Egypt. Looks like this “new” trend is (and has been) here to stay.
What exactly can essential oils be used for? How do I use them? Can they really replace chemist prescribed ointments and medications? Do they work the same for everyone?
These are all questions many people have, and hopefully through our Essential Oils Buying Guide, and with help from Essential Oil Expert and Founder of Twenty8 Essentials, Kim Morrison, you will not only get answers, you’ll actually understand oil aromatherapy and be ready to help your body and mind thrive.
The best thing about oils is that they are powerful. Put them in a diffuser and change the atmosphere and mood of everyone in the room. Especially for women, who tend to think that they just are not good enough, these oils can be a great way to work with nature to bring out your best, because you are enough and you are worth it! Honor what you have!
What You'll Learn In This Video Training:
- Why should you be using essential oils
- How can essential oils be a powerful healing tool
- How to easily use essential oils in your day-to-day life
- What are our favorite essential oils
- What to look for when buying essential oils
- Our favorite brand of essential oil & why
Simple Remedies For Essential Oils
Reduce Coughs or Sinusitis
Ease your symptoms of a common cold by adding a few drops Eucalyptus into steaming hot water and inhale deeply to clear your nasal passages.
Energize Your Workout
Use a drop of peppermint oil on your tongue or inhale the aroma deeply to energize your workout and reduce fatigue post-workout.
If you are experiencing bloating, nausea, or other irritations in your digestion, combine a drop of ginger oil, peppermint oil, and fennel oil in a glass of water and drink.
If you need to boost your concentration in the afternoon, inhale a deep breath of the aroma of bergamot, grapefruit or peppermint oil.
Boost Immune System
If you are feeling a bit low on energy and need a boost, put a drop or oregano oil in a glass of water and drink once a day to help support immune healing.
Improve allergy symptoms
If your allergies are acting up put a drop of frankincense on your palms and inhale the aroma deeply to relieve itchy eyes, throat and a stuffy nose.
Reduce back and neck pain
Use the healing impact of the combination of peppermint, ginger, and cayenne pepper oils with coconut oil to make a homemade muscle rub to relieve pain.
Curb your food cravings
Balance your cravings by stabilizing your blood sugar with a deep inhalation of peppermint oil or cinnamon oil.
What To Look For in Your Essential Oils
Oftentimes oils are mixed with other less-than-pure ingredients which could completely eliminate their health benefits altogether and could deliver very negative consequences.
- Price check: Oils are going to have a different cost point, if you are buying a rose oil the same size as your lavender, and for the same cost, it is most likely adulterated.
- Company Value: Find the company whose ethos and values match yours, ask yourself if you agree with their mission, their team, their values, etc.
- Language: Look for words such as ‘organic’, ‘100% pure’, ‘natural’ or even the original botanical name.
Knowing these requirements could mean the difference between buying safe, effective oils and potentially exposing yourself to a whole host of ingredients you would probably never want to even touch your body, much less breathe into your lungs.
What Do We Use and Personally Recommend
There are plenty of amazing essential oil brands on the market, especially with the explosion of their popularity in recent years. We have tried and tested almost every top brand and if you came to our house right now you would find essential oils from multiple companies such as Epigenetic Labs, doTERRA and even Young Living.
But as we said before, it is crucial to get high grade oils that are 100% organic. For this, we look no further than Twenty8 Essentials. This is the brand from the fantastic Kim Morrison. Along with having the highest grade oils, she has the knowledge and experience. She has been studying and using essential oils for over 30 years - without missing a single day!