Amish Country Essentials essential oils are available for you to purchase to make your own products, diffuse in your space or just about whatever you can use an essential oil for. We have essential oil diffuser options that you can use to make your home smell great and also offer aromatherapy benefits using oils like our 15th Century oil (comparable to Thieves Oil). Lavender essential oil for the relaxing properties. We have a list of our pure essential oils below along with essential oil uses.
The essential oils listed below are all natural wild crafted organic essential oils.
Essential oils enter the body in three primary ways. They are applied to the skin, inhaled, or ingested. We will cover these three below with some tips.
Topical Application of essential ois
Application to the skin is the easiest way to use essential oils. You can accomplish this by either massaging it in, using an salve, cream, balm or lotion. You can also use a simple carrier oil and massage it in as well. The dilution ratio is between 3% to 5%.
The second option of breathing it in can be another great way to receive all the benefits of aromatherapy using essential oils, here are some options listed below.
Inhaling essential oils
Option #1. Diffusing
Diffusing is the use of a machine that warms the essential oils to produce a vapor that is then gently expelled into the air. There are great benefits to this type of aromatherapy option.
Option #2. Steam
Steaming an essential oil is very simple, just get a bowl of water to boiling and then remove from heat, place a few drops of the essential oil into the bowl and use a towel to cover your head over the bowl. This will allow the vapors to be stronger and help you clear up your breathing.
Option #3. Dry Evaporation
This is probably to me a very wasteful way to use an essential oil. You will basically place a few drops onto a cotton ball or some type of material that will hold the essential oil without it leaking onto a surface. Over time the essential oil evaporates into the air and provides a very subtle aromatherapy benefit.
Option #4. Spray
This is a good option for the use of essential oils to scent a space. You can make a liquid body using water and witch hazel at a 50/50 blend and add a concentration level of 1% to create a room spray that will help to set the mood or deodorize a space.
Ingestion of Essential Oils
This is fairly simple, never ingest essential oils unless you are under the direct care of a licensed health care provider. Do not under any circumstances ingest an oil because someone tells you it is safe.
Some of our Favorite essential oils that we use and offer for sale.
Lavender essential oil: Botanical name: Lavandula dentate.
Here at Amish Country Essentials we use a French Lavender Oil that is tested and certified pure and organic. There are many uses for this oil of which are analgesic, anti-convulsive, anti-depressant, anti-phlogistic, antirheumatic, antseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, and as a diuretic and bactericide. Many in the herbal and holistic fields regards Lavender as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes.
Tea Tree Oil: Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia
We use an Austrailian Tea Tree oil that is very strong and provides the highest levels of Terpinen-4-ol. The Tea Tree oil is tested and certified pure and organic. The uses vary for Tea Tree but is an immune system stimulant. Tea Tree Oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff.
Peppermint Oil: Botanical name: Mentha arvensis
Our organic Peppermint oil is used in many of our soaps, shampoos and salves. We recommend it for nausea, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, arthritis, necropathy and also helps in the reduction of bruising. Great for sinus congestion, colds, flu and sore throats.
Eucalyptus Oil (Blue Mallee): Botanical name: Eucalyptus polybractea
We use two types of organic Eucalyptus oil, the first is Blue Mallee oil it is great for burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Oil has the highest Cineol content, and Eucalyptol, which is antiseptic, and therefore the strongest antiseptics among the Eucalyptus. The second oil is Eucalyptus Radiata is basically the same as above with on exception. This oil is a bit weaker and therefore the best choice for soaps and shampoos. Remember that Eucalyptus oil is toxic when ingested so don't drink it and keep it away from children.
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