What is PURE and COMPLETE?
These terms come from the countries where the oils are usually grown. The oils are produced in the normal distillation process yet companies specialising in natural oils buy parcels of unadulterated oils. These companies try to ensure the purity of the essences at the source and through chemical analysis. Many of these oils go through the same trade channels as the regular industrial essences. As the market for pure and natural oils becomes stronger; buyers are willing to pay appropriate prices for higher qualities. Higher quality oils then become available through the normal trade channels.
What is a Genuine Authentic Oil?
There seems to be an ultimate environment for every plant. Essential oils originating in one area are often preferred over others. Sometimes there is no clear criteria to distinguish if an oil is more desirable because of growing in its country of origin or because it is produced according to the principles of genuine and authentic essences. It is always best to look for genuine and authentic oils that were grown in their most favourable environment. Genuine and authentic oils should be guaranteed to be distilled slowly and at reduced pressure. Low distillation temperature protects the essences from being over oxidised and fragile molecules from being destroyed by too much heat. All should have certificates of analysis that must be available, upon request, from your supplier.
All Oils should show their common and Latin name and be packaged in blue, dark brown or green bottles to protect them from the sun. Oils are never sold in clear bottles.
How can I tell a Good oil from a Bad one?
Is it organic? Pure? Bio Gro certified? Does it smell natural and fresh? Has it expired? Check its labelling. Most of all, if you are unsure, compare Our Oils with the others you are already using. You will be able to find differences in oil texture and vibrancy in smell and colour. Use Aromaflex Oils daily, you'll know very quickly the positive differences Our Oils have from others.
What do I use for shock?
Use Peppermint Oil for Shock caused by fluid loss, heart attacks, extreme grief, being involved in or witnessing accidents or extreme situations. It aids clear thinking,is stimulating and reviving and relieves nausea.
When can I use Lavender?
Use Lavender Oil for all
- Burns caused by contact with fire or hot water, radiation, chemicals, electric shocking, extreme frozen or cryogenic material
- Stings/ Bites
- Small cuts and wounds including bleeding wounds
- Nose Bleeds
Can We use Oils for Wound Care?
Yes. It is the Concentration of Essential Oils for wound care that is vital.
Many practitioners recommend a 3 percent concentration of essential oils in a base for normal healthy adults. This concentration should be halved when dealing with the elderly or anyone with significantly impaired health. Our early studies showed that anything under 5 percent was ineffective in resolving infections and achieving an acceptable state of healing.
Stages of wound healing
- Inflammation 0-3 days
- Destruction 1-6 days
- Proliferation 3-24 days
- Maturation 24-365 days
My Baby has a cold. Is Lavender safe to use?
If it is PURE and ORGANIC certified. For colds, massage a lavender blend onto your baby’s chest, neck and feet morning, noon and night. This will stimulate the immune system, act as a decongestant and help them to sleep. You can also use Lavender in a burner with them nearby. Try Aromaflex Infant Massage Blend. It's so Safe.
Other times to use Lavender with your baby
For cuts, insect bites and nappy rash try Lavender in the bath; it acts as an antiseptic and can relieve the itching. When your baby is upset or cannot sleep try a lavender bath to calm or use lavender in a burner. It’s so good for you too! Try Aromaflex Lavender Hydrosol or Aromaflex Relaxation Blend.