Which are the non-essential oils

How to use essential oils

Essential oils (as opposed to fragrance oils) are concentrated, highly effective chemical compounds that occur naturally in many plants. For many years, humans have used plants and their essential oils to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Widely used in aromatherapy, these oils allow you to maintain good health naturally, and also help address specific health issues. When used properly, essential oils can become an important part of your daily routine. However, because essential oils are highly concentrated, they can sometimes cause skin irritation or irritate the lungs. Therefore, please consult with your doctor before including essential oils in your daily routine. Essential oils should be stored in a cool and dark place.

Quantity ratio of essential oils

Carrier Oil:

Essential oils can be wonderfully diluted by adding them to so-called carrier oils before applying them to the skin in massages and using them in aromatherapy. Do not add more than 2% of the total volume of the carrier oil (e.g. 2ml essential oil for 100ml carrier oil).

Soap:

While making soap is a fun way to showcase your creativity, keep in mind that adding essential oils to soap bases is also a process to watch out for. While all of our essential oils are concentrated, some can be stronger than others. The procedure to achieve the same fragrance strength for all fragrance oils can therefore vary slightly from oil to oil. Do not add more than 3% of the total weight of the soap base (e.g. 30g essential oil for 1kg soap base).

Wax:

Adding essential oils to wax is a great way to get an amazing scent throw and aromatherapy healing powers at the same time. However, be careful when adding essential oils to hot wax. Look up the flashpoints of the essential oils in the table below and add the essential oils at the correct temperature. Make sure the wax is cool enough that it doesn't lose the properties of the essential oils. Do not add more than 3% of the total weight of the wax (e.g. 24g essential oil for 800g wax).

Augeo base oil:

Because the Augeo base oil is liquid at room temperature and is neither heated nor cooled, you can add the essential oil (in the correct quantity) directly to the Augeo base oil and mix the oils. Do not add more than 25% of the total weight of the Augeo base oil (e.g. 125g essential oil for 500g Augeo base oil).

Flashpoints

Almost all essential oils have a so-called flash point - this is the temperature at which the oil begins to evaporate and evaporate.

It is generally recommended that you blend most essential oils when the product is at a temperature slightly lower than that indicated in the table below. This ensures that the essential oil binds to the product over the long term in order to achieve a good scent and to preserve its healing powers. Essential oils with a flash point lower than 80 ° C should, however, be mixed at their flash point and below about 70 ° C you should definitely stir for a few minutes to support the binding process.

Are you going to sell your product?

If you intend to sell your products (even on a small scale) and you have used essential oils, then you must include appropriate safety information on your label and / or on your product packaging. This should include certain symbols called pictograms that indicate the extent of any hazards associated with handling these essential oils.

Security notice

If you have never used essential oils before and / or you are susceptible to allergies, then it is important to read the safety data sheet (SDS) before purchasing. The safety data sheet for a product is available for download on the respective product page under the tab "Data sheets".

You may want to wear safety glasses and gloves when handling the essential oil. However, as long as you are careful, this is not always necessary. Our essential oils are highly concentrated. Be careful when you smell the essential oil in its concentrated form and don't breathe in too much of it as it can be overwhelming.

If you get any of the concentrated essential oil on your skin, just wash it off with soap until no odor remains. If you develop skin irritation or itching, please consult a doctor immediately. If you splash any of the essential oil into your eyes, gently flush your eyes with water for at least 5-10 minutes. If there is any discoloration, irritation or pain, please consult a doctor.

In the unlikely event that you should swallow some of the essential oil, drink some water and / or milk. If you feel unwell, please consult a doctor.

Although we always recommend involving children in the manufacture of soaps and candles, please make sure that the children wear gloves and protective goggles when handling the essential oils and supervise the children to ensure that they use the oils safely.

This is how you store essential oils

Essential oils should be stored in a cool and dark place to prevent oxidation. The ideal storage location is in the refrigerator, but if this is not ideal for you, then ensure that the essential oils are not exposed to direct sunlight and high temperatures.

How To Check Your Coconut Oil:

If you have owned your oil for a long time, it would be a good idea to check its usability at regular intervals.

Common signs that your oil has gone bad:

  • Discoloration
  • Mould
  • Unusual smell

If you experience any of these signs then your oil has likely expired.

What is an SDS document?

In the product directory of essential oils you will see a reference to two documents. We are legally obliged to provide this information to our customers. We always recommend reviewing these documents before purchasing any essential oils.

SDS (Safety Data Sheet) - This document contains information on the composition of the fragrance and warnings regarding possible health and safety risks associated with the essential oil. It also provides instructions on how to use and handle these products safely.

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