Ecocert Certified Therapeutic Essential OilsJanuary 18, 2021
Essential oils are very popular at the moment. Did you know that there is a difference between perfumery quality essential oils and therapeutic quality essential oils? The following article will highlight the therapeutic types of oils and the importance of sourcing them in a sustainable manner. Here are a few tips and tricks to incorporate the right type of therapeutic essential oils into your daily rituals.
To get the most from our therapeutic essential oil please follow our “The nose knows” tips.
- Choose certified organic essential oils that are required to source their extracts sustainably and that are grown without pesticides and herbicides.
- Choose essential oils that are extracted through green chemistry such a steam distillation or critical CO2 extraction. This method is more expensive and takes more time by naturally protects the beneficial molecules
Notes on Critical CO2: CO2 extraction is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phytochemicals from a plant. CO2 extraction is also much better for the environment. CO2 gas is natural, so if it escapes into the air during extraction it won’t do any harm. It can also be recycled, making this method much more sustainable. Since the solvent isn’t toxic, people working with this extraction method don’t face any health risks. The extract is kept cold to protect the beneficial molecules and offers a more therapeutic quality as there are no solvents used. These methods of extraction are recommended when using essential oils therapeutically.
- Dilute your essential oils as recommended!! Certain essential oils can irritate the skin when used undiluted. A little goes a long way.
- Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Do not apply on broken or irritated skin.
- Discard any essential oil that than change its scent and colour over time. This is an indication that the oil has oxidized
- Use only as directed and for its intended proposes.
Our therapeutic certified organic essential oils are all on sale this month! Stock up to ensure your new year is filled with health and happiness! To start the new year off right our featured essential oil for January is Cedar, the noblest of trees.
Thuja Occidentalis-Norther White Cedar Essentail Oil
Thuja Occidentalis, also known as northern white cedar, eastern white cedar, or arborvitae, is an evergreen coniferous tree, in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is native to eastern Canada and much of the north-central and northeastern United States. Has been used since ancient Egypt for its spiritual and therapeutic benefits.
Folklore: Protective, known as an “arborvitae” (the Tree of Life).
Parts Used: Branches
Balancing Skin benefits:
Physically, Cedar supports the respiratory and nervous systems. Cedarwood is a go to for balancing and calming the body and mind. It has been shown to have a calming effect that refreshes itchy, flaky, and irritated skin while regulating the emotional triggers that cause skin flare ups.
Something to consider next time you are enjoying a walk in the woods; When sun light hits the tips of the cedar, molecules are released that opens and refreshes bronchial pathways. That’s why walking in an aborvial forest does so much for our health and well-being. From ancient times to today forests are considered holy for their life-sustaining virtues.
Blends well with: Cypress, Geranium, Tangerine, Mandarin, Lavender and Pine.
How to incorporate the benefits of Cedar Essential oils:
Inhalation: For a maximum of 5 minutes
3% Dilution in a carrier oil can be applied to the skin for its topical skin refreshing benefits
5 drops diluted in the bath for a therapeutic aromatherapy “forest bath”
Cautions: Not suitable for use during pregnancy. Maximum Dilution: 3% do not exceed 3% for topical applications.