1. WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from different parts of plants, including the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root. Through the process of steam distillation, the oil is separated from the water creating a concentrated aromatic compound.
The high concentration of these volatile oils makes them extremely beneficial for a variety of health purposes and is often used in aromatherapy, a holistic approach to improving physical, mental and emotional health.
Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures and continues to be a successful natural approach in dealing with specific stressors and health conditions in today’s society.
2. WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?
Due to the very small molecules essential oils are made up of, they have the ability to penetrate the cells in body. This makes essential oils a non-invasive option to improve various health issues and can often times be safely combined with other forms of therapy.
Some essential oils have anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties while others can help induce relaxation and relieve stress. Each oil has a unique profile and beneficial properties that when combined with other complimentary oils, can increase efficacy.
3. HOW DO I USE THEM?
When starting an essential oil routine, it is better to test out the oils on areas of the body with the least sensitive skin such as the bottoms of your feet. Always try a small area of the skin first before applying all over the body. Making sure an essential oil is diluted in a carrier oil is the safest and easiest way to use them topically. Natural Habits exclusively uses jojoba oil as our carrier oil.
Carrier oils help to spread the oils over a larger surface of the skin, allowing them to stay on the skin longer and prolong aromatherapy benefits. It also makes the oils more cost effective. A little goes a long way!
Other Places to Apply Essential Oils:
- Soles and top of feet
- Upper back
- Behind ears
- Crown of head
4. WHY DOES QUALITY MATTER?
The quality of the essential oil is of the upmost importance. Due to the rapid absorption into the body, you should ensure that the essential oils you are using are certified USDA organic. Remember, whatever you put on your skin gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
Natural Habits is proud to be one of the only essential oil companies providing Certified USDA Organic essential oils.
5. WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING OPTIONS?
We currently ship to all countries via USPS and/or DHL Express. We offer free shipping on all domestic orders in the US. Additional charges apply to orders shipping outside of the US.
6. IS THERE EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE?
As our packages arrive within 2-5 business days, we are unable to offer an expedited shipping option, and work to get your packages to you as quickly as possible!
7. WHERE WILL MY PACKAGE SHIP FROM?
All orders ship from our warehouse in Concord, CA.