Safely use our products
We want you to use your oils safely. At Wellness Warrior, we strive to provide education for our clients and students. We offer monthly courses on essential oils.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines an essential oil as "A product made by distillation with either water or steam or by mechanical processing of citrus rinds or by dry distillation of natural materials. Following the distillation, the essential oil is physically separated from the water phase", as defined in their Vocabulary of Natural Materials (ISO/D1S9235.2013/Cor 1:2014).
Different methods exist for the removal of the essential oil from the plant material. Distillation (steam, steam/water, and water), and expression (cold pressing of the peel of citrus oils) are two of the most common methods of extraction. Oils can also be extracted by carbon dioxide (CO2) and maceration, which releases the enzyme-bound essential oil. Wellness Warrior carries a variety of essential oils and different methods of extraction.
All Wellness Warrior essential oils are organic, certified by USDA and/or QAI, and select oils are also Ecocert certified, a voluntary process. Ecocert SA is accredited by the USDA (Agricultural Department) for the National Organic Program (NOP). They certify organic agriculture, quality and safety of food, socio-environmental management systems, and cosmetics and eco products. All products are third-party tested prior to reaching our facility.
There are multiple ways to use essential oils.
When taking essential oils internally, it is always good practice to start with the minimum amount necessary to achieve the desired results. For example, one drop of lemon essential oil in an 8 oz glass of water would be appropriate to flavor water and receive the health benefits. It is also good to know what oils are not recommended for internal use to assure you're using the oils as safely as possible.
When topically applying essential oils, diluting them properly is key to assure you don't have a physical reaction. It is smart practice to apply a small amount of essential oil (one drop) topically on an area of the body to see how you respond to it. If reactions occur, simply dilute with a carrier oil. Carrier oils are vegetable based oils, like coconut, jojoba, olive, almond, and others, dilute the essential oil so that it can be applied to the skin, covering a greater surface area, and decreasing the risk of skin irritation or overdosing.
Please see our safety guideline below. It outlines how to properly dilute oils when using them topically.
When we discuss using oils orally, we're talking about putting oils in your mouth, but not swallowing them. Oral use would include caring for the teeth and gums and a common oil used orally is clove as it provides wonderful oral health.
The aromatic use of essential oils is the most common and safest way essential oils are used. Aromatically oils can provide a wonderful opportunity to receive the health benefits while limiting topical application or internal use. Aromatic use is recommended for children, and when dealing with stress, anger, and emotional trauma.