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Why Should You Use Essential Oils?

Making the change to use natural products may seem like a daunting task for many people. When you begin buying eco-friendly items, you tend to focus more on reading the labels and ingredients. However, when you are familiar with the essential oils used to craft holistic products, it becomes easier to make natural choices. If you have ever looked into trying essential oils, here are a few reasons why and how to take the leap!

What are Essential Oils?

The first question people ask - what are essential oils and what do they do? Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. Often they are called the "essence" of the plant. Distilling them and prepping them for use captures the scent, properties, and/or flavor. Most of the time, each oil is crafted separately to keep the restorative properties each plant possesses.

Can Essential Oils Improve Your Health?

Essential oils are known to possess restorative properties for you, while other oils sanitize and clean areas. Some oils are used in aromatherapy, which emits a scent that can relax, de-stress, etc. Different products possess antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which means they can sanitize your home. However, they will promote your health naturally, because you aren't adding any unknown factors to your body or environment. Depending on what you want to use them for will determine which essential oils you might want to buy.

Most Common Essential Oils

There are dozens of essential oils to choose from when you take the leap into natural healthcare. However, there are a few to start with that are versatile and will help you jump into eco-friendly methods like essential oils. The most common essential oil is Peppermint Essential Oil. This one is the most versatile with its care - ranging from treating allergy symptoms to sunburn relief.

For relaxation and a calming effect, Lavender Essential Oil is therapeutic with its properties. Additionally, it can pose as a mood booster for some people due to the aromatic scent. Tea Tree Oil is another common essential oil that treats infections and other issues directly on your skin. It can also be used as a wound antiseptic if you scratch or cut yourself.

Where Can I Buy Essential Oils?

Generally, you will want to locate an eco-friendly company that handcrafts their essential oils. This means you receive the purest form of the oils when you are buying through local companies. Large companies tend to find the cheapest way to craft their products, while a smaller one handmakes them regularly. When you invest in essential oils, you want to know all the natural ingredients in the product, not fear there are unknown chemicals inside. Buying local helps support your community, and you know you are purchasing the best.

Timshel Apothecary handcrafts small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. Our products are guaranteed to protect you, your family, and your home from harmful toxins providing peace of mind through a holistic and natural alternative. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of our customers and the environment. We aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

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