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Plant guru, all about essential oils

Essential oils help to treat minor ailments of everyday life. Besides their curative action, they operate preventively by stimulating the immune system so that your fight more effectively body against bacterial and viral infections.

Among the known properties may be mentioned antiseptic property. At a time when the microbial germs are becoming increasingly resistant, which means for the pharmaceutical industry to find antibiotics increasingly powerful (but also increasingly destructive of the commensal flora responsible for our immunity)guru essential oils offer a real alternative.

Their effectiveness is revealed in a stable effect over time and is proof every day of their high efficiency, where some antibiotics fail now.

In fact, the antiseptic properties of plants have been known for thousands of years. The men and insights, for example, some herbs, such as thyme, savory or cinnamon curbed food fermentation.

Today, antiseptic powers of essential oils are scientifically proven: thus, the essential oil of thyme in aqueous 5% destroyed streptococcus in 4 minutes staphylococcus in 4 to 8 minutes and the tuberculosis bacillus in 30 to 60 minutes.

  • Analgesic (pain relief by a sedative action on the nerves)
  • Antibiotic (fight against internal infection)
  • Antidepressant (fight against depression,
  • Antiemetic (alleviates morning sickness and eliminates the urge to vomit)
  • Anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation)
  • Antispasmodic (prevents and treats spasmodic bowel and uterus)
  • Antiperspirant (reduces sweating),
  • Antitoxic (acts as a poison)
  • Antiviral (inhibits or eliminates viruses)
  • Aphrodisiac (increases libido),
  • Carminative (expels intestinal gas)
  • Cholagogue (stimulates bile secretion)
  • Healing (accelerates and improves healing)
  • Deodorant (reduce odors),
  • Digestive (stimulates and aids digestion. Relieves indigestion)
  • Diuretic (increases the amount of urine),
  • Emmenagogue (stimulates and regulates the rules)
  • Expectorant (removes excess mucus present in the airways)
  • Antipyretic (reduces fever)
  • Fungicide (prevents and destroys fungal infections),
  • Galactalogue (stimulates milk secretion),
  • Hepatic (stimulates and tones the liver)
  • Pressor (blood pressure increases),
  • Hypotensive (blood pressure lowering)
  • Immunostimulant (strengthens the body’s defenses against infections)
  • Nervine (tones the nervous system),
  • Sedative (reduces stress and calms the nervous system)
  • Stimulant (increases energy and accelerates glandular secretions of -libération adrénaline-)
  • Stomachic (stimulates gastric digestion)
  • Styptic (interrupts or reduces external bleeding)
  • Diaphoretic (increases perspiration)
  • Tonic (tones the body or a specific organ),
  • Uterine (tones the uterus),
  • Vasoconstrictor (constricts small blood vessels)
  • Vasodilator (dilates the small blood vessels)
  • Vulnerary (accelerates healing).

How are extracted?

The most used method is steam distillation of water. The principle is simple: steam is injected into a vessel (still) filled with the plant from which it is desired to extract the essential oil. In flowing through the plants, water vapor is in charge of its active ingredients. The vapor thus enriched is directed in a refrigerated conduit and in contact with the cold form of droplets which are collected in a container. The liquid that is reveals, on its surface, the essential oil (the latter being less dense than water). There is more to the levy. The rest of the liquid will be used to create a floral water (hydrosol). The other technique, used for citrus fruits (Orange, Lemon …) is to press them mechanically peel and cold. New technology is the extraction with CO2.

Using essential oils

The spread in the atmosphere : With an electric diffuser, essential oil released into the ambient air of essential oil microparticles. Besides their therapeutic actions, essential oils diffused in the atmosphere eliminate unpleasant odors (tobacco, cooking …), revitalize the air and bring negative ions. The burn-perfumes can also be used but, by heating the essential oils, they greatly reduce their active ingredients.

Ingestion : It is not recommended, regardless of the essential oil to exceed the prescribed dose (for an adult, never more than 3 drops each time and never more than 3 times a day; for details, see dosing and duration of treatment). Never absorb essential oils directly. Always dilute before (in fat, a spoonful of honey or in SOLUB-HE, which is totally natural ) and allow to melt everything in the mouth. One can also melt the honey or use the SOLUB ET mixed with essential oil in herbal tea or hot water. See also below under “ingestion of essential oils – precautions.”

The wet inhalation : It involves breathing (through the nose) of water vapor charged with a few drops of essential oil (no more than 10 drops). A inhaler default (you can buy in pharmacies), you can simply lean over a bowl of hot water with a towel over his head to breathe steam as possible. Do not exceed more than 15 minutes per inhalation.

Bath : Essential oils are not soluble in water, mix them in an emulsifier before pouring into the bath. One can thus use of the milk powder (2-3 tablespoons) of alga powder (1-2 tablespoons), a liquid soap or a neutral shampoo (1 tablespoon) of Solub- HE or vegetable oil (1-2 tablespoons). Do not exceed the dose of 10 drops per room and do not stay more than 20 minutes.

Friction / Massage : Applied to the skin, essential oils penetrate the tissue and supply the body with blood. We can thus focus on venous passages such as the wrist or elbow. Generally, it is better to avoid applying to the skin undiluted essential oils. It is advisable to mix them in advance with a vegetable oil (jojoba, macadamia, rosehip, argan, coconut, wheat germ, sweet almond, olive, apricot kernel …).

Remind: All information about essential oils available on Plant guru essential oils (dosage, association, indications) are available to you for informational purposes. They represent the synthesis of various reference books in aromatherapy. They do not in any way constitute medical information nor engage our responsibility.

Assays duration of treatment

Plant guru essential oils reminds this information is provided for general information. For therapeutic use of essential oils consulting a doctor is essential!

A simple rule allows to set the doses that can be absorbed internally:

  • adults: 1 drop per 25 kg body weight, 1 to 3 doses per day.
  • in children: do not use internally essential oil

An essential oil is effective for a given dose and a specific period. If an essential oil does not have the desired effect after 5 days, it is better to change (usually several essential oils can be used for the same symptom). Continue treatment with an essential oil with similar properties. The effects of an essential oil diminish over time and may even be reversed if used in large doses. A doctor / aromatherapist may prescribe longer treatments at higher doses depending on the severity of the disease, its age and the desired effect.

Concentrations of essential oils externally by Plant guru essential oils:

  • Bath (adult) : 10 drops maximum diluted in a solvent (SOLUB ET Neutral Base)
  • Foot bath : 4 to 6 drops
  • Massage Cream : 2 to 2.5%
  • Massage Oil : 2 to 10% – about 4-20 drops of HE in one tablespoon of fatty oil
  • Wet inhalation : 6 -10 drops into 250 ml of water (depending on age)
  • Dry Inhalation : 2-3 drops on a handkerchief or an inhaler stick
  • Spray air: 50 to 100 drops in 30 ml water (shake well before use)
  • Face cream : 0.1 to 1%
  • Milk Body Lotion : 1 to 1.5%
  • Ointment: 3 to 5%
  • Pest Control : 2 to 2.5% – is approx. 4-5 drops in 1 tablespoon lotion soup
  • Shampoo and conditioner : 0.5-1.5% 20 to 30 drops for 1 shampoo glass (125 ml)

Measurements and equivalences:

35 drops = about 1 ml

= 175 drops approximately 5 ml

1 tablespoon = about 10 ml

How to keep essential oils?

Essential oils can be stored for several years. They even tend to improve with time (with the exception of essential oils extracted from citrus peels that do not store more than 2 years).

Be sure to close the bottles after use since the aromas evaporate into the atmosphere. Avoid the bottles for that essential oils are not in contact too long with plastic dropper (the oils have a corrosive effect on the plastic). Place your bottles in a cool place and away from light.

Keep bottles out of reach of children!

What are the precautions?

Plant guru essential oils recommend to read this

  • Essential oils are very rich in active principles and extremely powerful. It should be handled with care and used sparingly.
  • Carefully follow the recommended dosage and usage patterns that may differ absorption pathways indicated by your doctor / aromatherapist.
  • Do not administer essential oil to a child under 7 years (or more for some essential oils) without the advice of a doctor.
  • Pregnancy and lactation: It is recommended not to use essential oils during pregnancy without medical advice. Some essential oils can have an abortifacient effect or cut milk.
  • Do not use essential oils in people with epilepsy or seizure history, hypersensitive people with essential oils, asthmatics and allergy sufferers
  • Never inject essential oils by intravenous or muscular route.
  • Allergy: It is advisable to perform an allergy test before using an essential oil. To do this, apply a drop of essential oil (mixed with a drop of vegetable oil) in the elbow. If there is no reaction after 24 hours, you can use this essential oil. Particular attention should be paid to the following essential oils: Ceylon Cinnamon, Mint, Litsea and Melissa.
  • Respiratory allergies, asthma: The use of essential oils in atmospheric diffusion is against inappropriate.
  • Sun: Avoid exposure to sunlight and UV in the hours after the application or taking a photo-sensitizing essential oil (lemon, orange, mandarin, bergamot, Khella).
  • Accidental ingestion: Make ingest (and, if possible, induce vomiting) of pure vegetable oil (1-3 tablespoons, olive, sunflower etc.). Never drink water! Essential oils are not water soluble. Call the Poison Control Center No. available
  • Never apply essential oil on the eyes, ear mucosal, nasal and anogenital.
  • Accidental eye: Wipe the eye with a cotton soaked in largely pure vegetable oil or spread one or more drops of vegetable oil on the eyeball. Do not clean with water!
  • Essential oils are not water soluble (does not dissolve in water). If you pour in a bath or in a dish, they float to the surface and may cause irritation or skin burns. Always dilute them beforehand (eg in a neutral liquid soap, vegetable oil, honey, liquid cream, SOLUB-ET).
  • Avoid contact with pure essential oils skin. Some are dermo-caustic. Used pure, they can irritate or burn the skin (eg Cinnamon, Clove, Oregano, Thyme thymol, Savory).
  • Consult a physician is absolutely necessary in cases of serious illness or long-term use.
  • Conservation: Legally the essential oils shelf life is 5 years. Know toute- time some species persist beyond and even better over time. Essential oils extracted from citrus peels are used within 2 years for skin applications or in a bath, but can be used beyond this date for the distribution.
  • Be sure to close the bottles after use because the aromas and active ingredients evaporate into the atmosphere. Avoid the bottles for that essential oils are not in contact too long with plastic dropper (the oils have a corrosive effect on the plastic). Place your bottles in a cool place and away from light.

Atmospheric diffusion:

  • Use only 100% pure natural oils.
  • Be careful to choose essential oils (allergy, against-indications).
  • Prefer essential oils suitable for broadcast in the atmosphere (including Rosewood, Lemon, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium, Lavender, Lavender, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Peppermint, Myrtle, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Grapefruit, Small grain Bitter, Scots Pine, Ravintsara, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Pine, Ylang Ylang).
  • Some oils can be irritating to the respiratory mucosa or nerve if used pure or over a long period.
  • Not for distribution in the presence of children under 7 years, pregnant or breastfeeding women, allergic or asthmatic people.
  • Never practice diffusion continues in a closed room.
  • Do not broadcast overnight in the presence of someone sleeping.
  • Place the diffuser so that people do not directly receive the broadcast of the face or eyes.
  • Always keep your display and your essential oil bottles out of reach of children.
  • Do not forget your pets, who had also can be sensitive to the distribution (or allergic).

Ingestion of essential oils – Precautions:

In general it is not advisable to ingest essential oils. But if you still want to absorb it is important to observe the following precautions: Do not ingest pure essential oils without dilution (vegetable oil, honey) or a neutral carrier (Arom’Pastilles). Do not exceed the recommended dose. An essential oil is not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. Essential oils that food quality must also be kept out of reach of young children. Plant guru essential oils recommend do not use in pregnant or lactating women, persons with a history of epilepsy, hypersensitive or allergic to essential oils without medical advice.

Remind: All information about essential oils available on Plant guru essential oils (dosage, association, indications) are available to you for informational purposes. They represent the synthesis of various reference books in aromatherapy. They do not in any way constitute medical information nor engage our responsibility.