What is an essential oil?
Essential oils can be used in all sorts of ways in different products to be beneficial to you. You can find them in the skin and hair care products, candles, and, just as pure oils.
Essential oils are oils that have been extracted from plants such as herbs, leaves, and bark. The term ‘essential’ derives not in the nutritional sense, but that it contains the ‘essence’ of the fragrance characteristic from the plant it came from.
Essential oils are most commonly used for aromatherapy purposes, as an alternative to modern medicine, where the effects of healing are attributed to the aromatic composites.
These oils are made using varying extraction methods, a popular one being the ‘cold press method’ due to how much more of the oil’s natural properties this process retains. If the oil has been extracted via a cold-press method, it will usually have more purity, flavour, fragrance, and higher nutritional value.
Is there a difference between an organic massage oil and natural massage oil?
The difference between organic and natural massage oils is how they are made. Organic massage oils use natural ingredients from organic farming and are also processed in an organic method. Natural massage oils use natural ingredients but aren't processed organically.
If you want to find out more about the difference between natural and organic read our other blog ‘Organic vs Natural’
One of our bestselling, natural-based oils is our Clearly MOOD, Aromatherapy Massage, and Body Oil.
What is the difference between aromatherapy oil and essential oil?
The difference between an essential oil and aroma oils is whether or not the oil has been diluted. Essential oil is pure, whereas an aroma oil is made with 2% or more essential oil, mixed with a base oil or other essential oils.
Aroma oils can be used in diffusers, whereas essential oils cannot. This is because essential oils can be too potent, while aroma oils aren't as strong, so these work better without over saturating the room with a smell.
While we don’t stock aroma oils for diffusers, we do sell a gorgeous atmosphere mist by Coopers.
A blend of fruity scents, using three essential oils designed to exhilarate and excite, leaving you in a state of happiness. Made from the essences of lime, clementine, and basil, this uplifting atmosphere mist will leave your room smelling divine.
What are oils most commonly used for when it comes to beauty and wellness?
We found five essential oils that are highly used in beauty and wellness products. The first is tea tree oil, this oil is huge in the beauty industry, and debatably the most used essential oil. Tea Tree oil has antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, insecticide, and stimulant properties just to name a few.
It is also massively popular in hair care products, especially as a treatment against head lice. We stock a natural-friendly head lice treatment that also comes with a nit comb!
A natural lice treatment made with a blend of essential oils and herbal extracts that quickly eradicate lice and their eggs, whilst still being gentle on the scalp. This is an effective and quick treatment, without any harsh chemicals or toxins. Get ready for back to school with this handle little tea tree set.
The second most used essential oil is rosemary oil. Rosemary oil is used to fight indigestion, bloating, and stomach cramps. It is also known to help relieve muscle pain and boost digestion.
One very well known oil, and arguably one of the most popular purchases when it comes to nighttime and relaxation remedies is lavender essential oil. Lavender has calming properties that help promote sleeping and relaxation. It’s perfect for using before bed to help you sleep, and is especially good for if you suffer from insomnia.
The fourth essential oil that is commonly used is Eucalyptus oil; this essential oil is known for its refreshing and sweet scent. It has the ability to help boost immune systems as well as alleviating sore muscles promoting both health and wellbeing.
Peppermint oil is an essential oil that has lots of benefits that people don't know about, such as treating an upset stomach, relieves headaches, and even helps boost moods. We stock a range of products that feature all the essential oils mentioned above, from food products, beauty, and even pet wellness.
Are Essential Oils Safe?
Essential oils can relieve pains and aches and help relax muscles. A lot of essential oils also have anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic benefits that can help with treating acne, fungal infections, and more.
Essential oils aren't a cure-all product however they are great for helping support recovery and relieve pain to make the process easier.
Where To Buy Essential Oils:
We have a wide range of essential and natural oil-based products ranging from pet health, food products and ingredients, beauty, and home. Below are our top five best selling essential oils.
What is Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is a plant-based oil made out of coconuts. One way coconut oil is produced is by using dried flesh/meat of coconuts, also known as copra. Since the process of making this type of coconut oil takes months the oil has to be refined by being bleached and deodorized to make it suitable for use.
There is also virgin and extra virgin coconut oil which is more organic than the copra-made oil. These oils use the white kernel of the coconut meat. This type of oil is processed while still fresh, rather than being dried. The virgin and extra virgin coconut oils also tend to be higher in nutrients that are beneficial to both health and skin.
What are the Benefits of this oil?
Coconut oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants to help prevent signs of aging, they also help to protect against skin damage. Coconut oil contains vitamin E, which helps protect your skin from the sun, preventing further damage.
Why not try our Organic body butter lavender. This body butter leaves the skin feeling hydrated, and appearing smooth and radiant. It also helps support skin repair and toning. It’s high in vitamins and fatty acids that nourish your skin.
One super beneficial fatty acid contained in the nutrients of coconut oil is an acid called lauric acid. Lauric acid has moisturizing and hormone balancing properties and helps with the production of collagen.
Coconut oil is also perfect for people with dry hair. It will hold in the moisture and protect from further damage. Using coconut oil in your hair helps maintain moisture, and prevents the loss of proteins caused by over combing your hair.
Want to try out a premium hair product? Our ‘Dot&LoLa Balance Conditioner’, will love your hair! Infused with lavender and mandarin, it soothes the scalp, encourages hair growth and shine, and improves blood circulation.