Myths about essential oils:
Myth: It is dangerous to apply pure essential oils to the skin.
Reality: Many essential oils can be massaged purely in small or large quantities, directly on the skin. However, since some of them can cause strong reactions, such as cinnamon or thyme, it is best to seek information from a therapist before applying and testing on a small area of the skin .
Myth: Essential oils are oily. They stain and block the pores of the skin.
Reality: The essential oil is not a fatty substance; It does not block the pores of the skin and does not stain. However, if the oil has a natural coloring, for example orange for citrus, or blue for the yarrow, it can stain the tissue.
Myth: Mixing essential oil in a massage oil keeps it longer.
Reality: An essential oil mixed with a fatty substance accelerates the rancidity. Prepare small amounts of both a massage oil and keep it in the refrigerator.
Myth: Essential oils are preserved indefinitely.
Reality: An aromatic essence is a living product. It is in constant change. Some aromatic molecules are so thin and volatile that they pass through a still sealed cap. Thus, we recommend to use your essences in the year following the purchase. However, note that citrus fruits rancid faster. It is best to use them within a period of 6 to 8 months. On the other hand, some conifers such as cedar develop a superior aroma when aged a few years.
Myth: Mixing a few drops of essential oil in a cup of warm water gives you a herbal tea.
Reality: The essential oil does not mix with water. Having a lighter density, it floats and is found almost entirely in your first sip. In addition, essential oil, the synergy of active ingredients in itself, does not replace the many other properties, minerals and vitamins that adequately infused grass contains.
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