An aromatherapy store stocks all kinds of aromatherapy products, which have been sourced from different parts of the world. Since borrowers of an aromatherapy store span over several countries, the aromatherapy stores have opened shop online. An online aromatherapy store displays the products and when order is booked, it ships them at the requisite address. Learn more about aromatherapy stores in the following article.
Back to school is always a trying time for parents wondering how to get Back-to-School items for the young ones. Shoes, Pants, Socks, etc is always a pain! They want new ones and in most cases fashionable ones that will stand out!
Here are 5 key considerations:
- Can it last throughout the year? – You don’t want to be bothered in the middle of the year to start looking for a new one! Get one that will last for a minimum of one year.
- Cost – Unless you are not cost conscious, backpacks should not cost more than $60. Yes, even for custom designed ones, I don’t see why they should cost hundreds of dollars!
- Fashion/Style – This is often underated by the parent, but highly overated by your son or daughter! Most children would LOVE to get something unique, fresh and most of all, one that speaks of their abilities! It helps them stand out and most importantly motivates them to get better at what they already love!
- Functionality – Does it have enough space for all the needs of the child? At least a large back pocket and a few side pockets should be the minimum to look out for. The large compartment should be large enough to carry the main items required for school and lunch packs!
- Ease of Cleaning – Backpacks will inevitably get dirty and in most cases filthy! – Can it be washed without loss of color? Both the inside and outside of the backpack should be easy to wash both with water and in the washing machine!
Hope this helps you next time you go looking for a backpack.
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It’s hard to believe that just a few decades ago, the use of essential oils was considered the exotic work of therapists, mystics and other niche occupations. In the 21st century, anyone can—and should—enjoy the benefits of essential oil. One of the best ways to do this is with a new range of essential oil diffusers that combine solid science with modern technology. But what are essential oils? What can they do for you? And why should you use a new, modern diffuser to do it when so many traditional methods are still available?
Essential Oil Difference
First off, the reason that essential oils have the name they do is not necessarily because they are essential in our life, at least, not in the same way water or oxygen is. An essential oil is an oily substance that is composed of the essence of a plant. In other words, it has the basic, most important properties that a particular plant is valued for, and encapsulates that in a viscous, liquid form.
Essential oils serve many different purposes, from being emotionally uplifting through the pleasant aromas they carry, to having very real, beneficial health effects. Essential oils like German Chamomile, for example, can help with skin problems like eczema when applied topically, directly on the skin. Other essential oils like peppermint can actually help to reduce fatigue and even nausea when inhaled in a vapor form.
This is where essential oil diffusers come into the picture. The technology behind a diffuser is itself very old. The principle is simply converting the oil into a vapor so that it can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. One of the oldest ways to do this is through the use of a candle diffuser or an oil lamp. Both of these methods work, but they have certain chemical problems. Use of an oil lamp, for example, means mixing the essential oil with large amounts of some other, flammable substance, usually kerosene. Doing so using traditional methods means that 90% of the oil is kerosene, leaving only 10% of the oil, negating much of the benefit. A traditional candle diffuser is better, but the use of heat can, depending on the oil, cause corrosion, or even emulsification of the oil.
We have a better solution.
Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser
In physics, there is a property known as the “Bernouli Principle.” In the simplest terms, this principle states that as the speed of a liquid is increased, the air pressure surrounding the liquid decreases, creating suction. A modern diffuser, like our nebulizing essential oil diffusers take advantage of this behavior in physics, and means that no potentially harmful heat is required to vaporize an essential oil.
Basically, a stream of air is pushed past a container holding the essential oil. As the air is distributed, it creates suction. However, the suction is such that the essential oil is not carried through in its entirety, the way it would if someone were sucking on a straw. Instead, tiny particles are drawn through, and join the stream of air that is pushed out into the environment.
In this way, only small vapor particles enter the air, and this is done in a far faster, safer, more environmentally friendly fashion than the traditional diffusers of old. By applying modern science and physics to one of the most therapeutic and beneficial forms of self-applied therapy, we have created a system that gives our customers all the benefits of essential oil therapy with none of the drawbacks.
The “essence” in the essential oil is not modified in any way thanks to the lack of heat. It doesn’t occur for every single essential oil, but some oils will eventually have a natural chemical reaction when exposed to heat at a certain temperature or for a certain time. This heat changing substances is simply physics and chemistry at work, and there is no getting around this when introducing heat into such a situation. Our nebulizing oil diffuser preserves the beneficial properties of every essential oil you put into it, with no chemical reaction.
Another benefit of our modern essential oil diffuser is no use of water. Some diffusers require water to be present in order to mix the oil with water vapor. This can have the unintended effect of adding humidity to a room, as well as well as physically or chemically altering the effectiveness of the oil when inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Because our diffuser uses no heat and no water, this ensures that the potency of the oil remains untouched, and can be quickly inhaled or absorbed with no loss in effectiveness whatsoever.
An essential oil diffuser can be a surprisingly pleasant and effective way to bring more relaxation and even health benefits into your home. Our modern diffusers take this to the next level with greater efficiency, safety and environmental friendliness.
Carrier oils serve to dilute the essential oil before applying it to your skin. They act as the base for “carrying” the essential oil that is being mixed into it. Compared to essential oils, you’d use a greater amount of the carrier oil to make sure you properly dilute the essential oil.
This method also has the benefit of combining the effects of the essential oils PLUS those of the carrier oils, promoting smoother skin, relaxing the muscles, and a lot more. There are various carrier oils to choose from and it’s important to know which ones to use for what application.
Below is a list of some of the best essential oil carrier oils that you can use to mix in your essential oils to have exceptional effects on the body. I’ve included information on scent, and texture so you can make your best choice. Use the carrier oil to dilute the essential oil prior to topical application. You should always dilute your essential oils prior to applying them on your skin.
- Plant Therapy Sweet Almond Oil
I personally love sweet almond oil, not only because it’s reasonably inexpensive, but it is also a very light oil, and very easily absorbed by your skin. Its is quite nutritious with lots of vitamins including A, B and E. Sweet almond oil works wonderfully for all types of skin. It is especially useful for a facial massage as it helps balance the moisture levels in your skin, helps to improve your complexion, and gives you that special “glow of youth”! It was my first essential oil carrier oil, and I’d recommend it any day!
Sweet almond oil has a very slight nutty smell, though not overwhelming at all. I find it quite sweet and pleasant actually. You can of course always add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to personalize your spa-at-home experience.
A quick word of warning if you’re allergic to peanuts: almond oil is often produced in the same factories as peanut oil. If you have peanut allergies, be cautious. It’s possible that you are also allergic to Brazil nut, hazelnut, almonds and walnut. Check it out with your health care practitioner first if you’re unsure.
2. Plant Therapy Jojoba Carrier Oil
Sweet Almond Oil’s most natural match is Jojoba oil. If combined, the two oils have qualities that are closest to the natural oils of our own skin, making them great for all applications from massage to cosmetics.
Coming with a golden color, a lot of people also consider jojoba oil as one of their most favorite oils to use. It doesn’t really have much scent on its own. Derived from the jojoba beans, jojoba oil possesses an indefinite shelf life and can be stored for a longer period of time when compared to other carrier oils. It is easily absorbed by the skin and the jojoba oil mimics collagen (the main structural protein of the various connective tissues in animals), making it relaxing to the skin, especially for those who have hypersensitivity, eczema, psoriasis and acne. There are a lot of ways that you can use jojoba oil, you can use it either as is or together with other carrier oils (recipes below) to dilute your essential oil of your choice. 118ml of Jojoba Oil cost only around $13 on Amazon.
3. Plant Therapy Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil
Coming from the kernel of the apricot plant, this carrier oil is known for its pale yellow color. What makes apricot kernel oil so great is that it works well when used with the aging skin and it’s a common ingredient for many cosmetics that can have the price of up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Just one or two drops of the apricot kernel oil can exhibit its benefits, providing a great deal of benefit for dry, inflamed and even sensitive skin because of its content of oleic and linoleic acid, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E. This carrier oil is lightweight and smells faintly sweet; it can be absorbed by the skin without leaving a greasy or oily feeling after use. Apricot kernel oil can be used as is or together with other carrier oils since it still exhibits its full effects regardless of the mixture, making it a great choice for those looking for good essential oil carrier oil. But do know that the apricot kernel oil can leave stains on clothes so be careful. And you can get it for as little as around $8!
4. Plant Therapy Coconut Carrier Oil
Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties. There are countless health benefits to using coconut oil topically to your skin. Coconut oil comes in both refined and unrefined versions. For use in aromatherapy, you actually cannot use unrefined coconut oil since it sets like butter in the jar and can only be scooped out in chunks rather than a liquid version. Therefore, it is made available in the form of a “fractionated” carrier oil that is smooth, oily, and very useful for aromatherapy applications. It will feel very smooth to the skin, but won’t clog pores. Coconut oil seems to be among the slightly more expensive carrier oils, a bottle of 118 ml is about $14 on Amazon. However, what’s great about the Plant Therapy brand of carrier oils, is that this one here comes with a handy pump for the oil bottle, which makes use and application so much easier!
5. Olive Oil as An Essential Oil Carrier Oil
Most commonly used in cooking, olive oil can also be used for cosmetics as carrier oil. There are a lot of benefits that you can get by using olive oil which includes relief from ear pain and joint pain. Olive oil is one of the emergency oils that you can use if you don’t have anything else on hand. Its scent is sweet and pleasurable, though not completely neutral compared to other oils. Using a small percent together with other essential oil carrier oils lets you take advantage of the benefits that olive oil can bring, but perhaps avoid the scent if you find it otherwise overwhelming. Olive oil contains a lot of proteins, vitamins and minerals that can help the skin grow smoother and rejuvenate the hair’s lost shine and smoothness.
6. Argan Oil
Argan oil is really nice to use on your face as it has restorative qualities for your skin cells. It helps with the skin elasticity, softens wrinkles and fine lines, and restores nutrient content to skin cells treating an array of skin conditions. It is very gentle, yet effective. Argan oil is derived from argan trees of Morocco, which are nutrient-rich, large, majestic trees. Argan Oil is the natural moisturizer your skin needs, and helps to naturally and noticeably soften and heal your skin.
Argan oil has a sweet smell to it, and some batches of harvest can have quite a faint smell to it. It depends a little bit on the time the oil was harvested. Spring and summer harvests have a less deep smell, whereas fall and winter crops tend to smell a little deeper. Overall, to the new nose, it could be described as smelling ‘nutty’.
7. Rosehip Oil
Another facial skin care favorite carrier oil is rosehip oil – also known as rosehip seed oil. It is rich in Vitamin C and essential fatty acids, and protects the skin by increasing cell turnover. This aids the cells in your skin to re-generate, which is why some say rosehip oil contains anti-aging benefits.
To further explain, these anti-aging benefits of rosehip oil come due to its chemical structure. Rosehip oil contains many polyunsaturated fatty acids, and when absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins, which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
8. Black Seed Oil
Known as “the healthiest oil on the planet”, black seed virgin carrier oil is one my newer discoveries in carrier oils. It is also known as Black Cumin Seed Oil and extremely high in essential fatty acids, about 70-80%, which is comparable to Evening Primrose and Borage Oil.
Black seed contains an amazing amount of anti inflammatory, pain relieving, and antibacterial substances and antioxidants. These anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent choice for a carrier oil as it is in and of itself also a remedy for a variety of skin conditions stemming from inflammation. This particular type of black seed oil by Jade Bloom is a non – GMO oil, which is nice. It is extracted through a cold press process, it’s virgin and unrefined. The Jade Bloom brand guarantees a pharmaceutical grade and 100% pure oil attained through selective sourcing.
Smell-wise, black seed is earthy, deep and herbal, and therefore best mixed with other aromas that are also woody and strong, such as Juniper Berry, Atlas Cedar, Fir Balsam, Cypress, Sandalwood or Spruce.
It is recommended to avoid black seed carrier oil in pregnancy and lactation.
If you’re no stranger to natural living, you’ve probably already read a recommendation or two about using essential oil diffusers to improve your health, increase your energy, or to help you sleep better. The fact is, these handy little devices are great for all of those things and more. While the list of possible uses for a diffuser is quite extensive, we’ve narrowed it down to (what we consider to be) the top 10 reasons to own an essential oil diffuser and use it every day
1. Relaxation & Sleep
One of the best and most well-known uses for essential oils is their ability to help you unwind at the end of a hard day. While there are several other methods for getting your soothing oils from the bottle into your blood stream where they start to work their magic, the diffuser is by far the easiest and longest-lasting of them all. Keep one at the office to help you relax on your lunch break. Have a diffuser ready to go with the push of a button when you get home from work in the evening. Set one on the bedside table to help your mind and body relax so you can sleep better at night.
Recommended oils: chamomile, lavender, clary sage
2. Mood Elevating
Just as a diffuser can help you to de-stress, they can also be used to create an energizing mood. This is not only great for when you’re feeling sad or depressed. You can use your diffuser to inspire high spirits during the holidays, to set a positive atmosphere for business meetings and social gatherings, to help you get moving on a slow morning, or even to create a romantic atmosphere for that special someone in your life.
Recommended oils: sweet orange, jasmine, rose, scotch pine, sandalwood, vanilla
3. Ward Off Illness
Using a diffuser in your home or office is a great way to keep cold, flu, and other nasty illnesses at bay that works on three levels. First, many essential oils are powerfully anti-microbial and when introduced into the air in vapor form, the organic compounds within the oils come into direct contact with airborne pathogens before they can invade your body. Second, essential oils can also be used to boost the immune system. Last but not least, some diffusers also double as humidifiers which will help to keep your airways moist and healthy so you are less susceptible to any microbes that do make it into your body.
Recommended oils: tea tree, sage, rosemary, grapefruit, lemon, thyme
4. Helps You Breath Easier
Essential oils are great for reducing inflammation and congestion in clogged airways to help you breathe more easily. If you are prone to allergies or other breathing disorders, try diffusing essential oils in the room (or rooms) of your home where you spend the most time. Just remember to keep a box of tissues handy as your nose and sinuses begin to open so you can also avoid that mad dash to the bathroom!
Recommended oils: peppermint, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus
5. Pain Relief
While most people will tell you to apply essential oils directly to the body for pain relief, you can also use a diffuser to extend their effects. This method is an excellent way to combat persistent pain such as that caused by headaches, sore joints, and overworked muscles.
Recommended oils: ginger, chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, clary sage, rosemary, bergamot
6. Improve Cognitive Function
Using essential oils in a diffuser is a highly-effective way to super-charge your brain cells. Again, this effect works on multiple levels. First, many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities – meaning that they are soothing when you’re stressed, but they can also give you a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down or sluggish. By leveling out your mood, the oils in the air will help you to focus. Also, there are several essential oils which are known for their powerful ability to balance the body’s hormones. With regular use, these oils can actually help to heal the underlying causes responsible for hampering cognitive function.
Recommended oils: peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, pine
7. Safer Alternative to Candles & Incense
If you have pets or small children, burning candles or incense can be a potentially hazardous practice. With an essential oil diffuser, you can reap the benefits of aromatherapy – and to much greater effect – without the risk of burns, wax spills, or other accidents.
Recommended oils: any
8. Repel Insects
Whether your problem is mosquitoes, house flies, fruit flies or moths, you can use essential oils in your diffuser to deter these critters from entering your home.
Recommended oils: clove, lemongrass, rosemary, cedarwood
9. Keeps You Cool
In the heat of the summer months, running the air conditioner all day and all night is a surefire way to send your electric bill through the roof. Instead, try diffusing your favorite crisp, cooling minty essential oils in the rooms where you spend the most time to help you beat the heat.
Recommended oils: peppermint, eucalyptus, spearmint, wintergreen
10. Saves Money
So far we’ve covered the top nine reasons that owning a diffuser is an investment in your health and well-being, but it’s more than just that. With all of the versatile uses for essential oil diffusers around the home which ultimately lead to less doctor visits, lower electric bills, fewer cups of coffee and better productivity; you will soon discover that this handy little device is a money-saver as well!
Recommended oils: all