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Where To Buy Mountain Rose Essential Oils [UPD]

Our essential oils come from carefully vetted (and whenever possible, certified organic) growers and processors and are verified by our experienced in-house Quality Lab, led by our AHPA award-winning Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Quality testing documentation for our essential oils and other offerings is free and available upon request to those seeking specific information about any of our pure plant essences.

where to buy mountain rose essential oils

Due to the potency of essential oils, we typically recommend that they be diluted to 1% to 2% in a carrier oil for topical use on healthy adults. They can also be used in a bath soak blend, aroma spray, or in other body care products. When working with a new essential oil for use on the skin, it is a good idea to do a small patch test with the finished product to check for sensitivity or skin irritation before applying to a larger area of the body. Some essential oils are naturally more irritating to the skin then others. If an essential oil causes skin irritation, discontinue use. Every body is different, and an oil that causes skin irritation for one person may be totally fine for a someone else.

If taken internally in large amounts or with prolonged and high frequency, essential oils can cause damage to the liver and kidneys from the aromatic compounds they contain. This is because the aromatics must be removed from the blood by the liver and kidneys, and these organs can become overloaded. It is possible that internal use can eventually even cause liver or kidney failure. Additionally, essential oils should not be used in the eyes or any mucus membranes to avoid burns or other injury to these delicate tissues.

Essential oils are flammable and should be stored away from flame, heat, and ignition sources. Additionally, essential oils should be stored out of the reach of children and pets to avoid accidental ingestion. Always store essential oils in glass and out of direct sunlight in a temperature-controlled area.

While pure essential oils contain only naturally occurring plant compounds, the concentrations of these organic chemicals are high enough to make them considered hazardous waste. Essential oils should not be dumped down the drain or thrown in the trash. Essential oils no longer suited for aromatherapy can be added to a passive oil diffuser (which allows them to disperse gradually into the atmosphere) or added to natural DIY cleaning formulations (in properly diluted amounts). Please contact your local sanitation department for details on how to safely dispose of larger oil quantities.

Because essential oils are flammable and/or combustible, they fall under Federal Aviation Association restrictions. With proper packaging, essential oils can be shipped to many destinations safely, but there are limits on the ways and destinations essential oils can be sent. You can learn more about how we ship our essential oils on our website.

When stored correctly, essential oils can last a long time. Conservatively, you can keep properly stored oils for at least one year, and some will last five or more. To determine if an essential oil is still appropriate for general use, monitor for changes in scent, color, or consistency.

To reduce the risk of heat damage, you may choose to refrigerate your essential oils. This measure is not necessary for all essential oils, but those which are cold-pressed, such as most citrus oils, will benefit from being stored in a refrigerator (oils extracted by this method have a shorter shelf life than steam-distilled varieties). Note that refrigerating essential oils will cause them to temporarily cloud and sometimes thicken or solidify, but these effects will subside once the oil warms to room temperature.

Moisture is also detrimental to pure essential oils. Essential oils should be stored in airtight bottles with their lids tightly secured when not in use (this will also help reduce essential oil loss due to evaporation). Signs of water infiltration include cloudiness in the oil and water beading up at the bottom of the container.

Store essential oils in the smallest practical container to help reduce oxidation and contamination, since a smaller space offers less room for air and water to hide. For example, consider transferring a half-full 4 oz. bottle of lemon essential oil into a 2 oz. bottle to maximize shelf life.

For water diffusion without heat, ultrasonic diffusers create a fine mist by using ultrasonic vibrations and water to dispense essential oils into the air. This dispersion method can fill medium-sized spaces (often up to 250 square feet) with scent.

A waterless diffuser disperses essential oils without the use of heat or water. Instead, an atomizer creates super fine particles of essential oils that are distributed using air. The mist created by a waterless diffuser will be slightly more concentrated than that which is created by a water diffuser, making it most appropriate for medium to larger spaces (up to 400 square feet).

Essential oils should be diluted for safe use, especially in formulations designed to be applied to the body such as a massage oils, lotions/salves, or aroma spray. For these recipes, essential oils should make up 0.5% to 2% of your end product. This equates to about 3 to 12 drops per fluid ounce of finished product.

In November of 2021, Mountain Rose Herbs opened our first Aroma Bar, an essential oil marketplace right here in our hometown of Eugene. The Aroma Bar is designed to engage the senses as people explore the art and science of pure, natural aromatherapy. This boutique shop offers high-quality, ethically sourced essential oils and personal aromatherapy products to provide you with the resources you need to harness the powerful potential of scent in your personal journey. No surprise, our new venture means we are getting a lot of questions from people who are beginning to explore essential oils and aromatherapy as part of their personal wellness plan. With that in mind, I want to share eight of the most frequently asked questions and some of my favorite tips for using and storing essential oils.

First, let's define what an essential oil is and how it's made. Essential oils are the volatile aromatic oils produced by plants. Plants create resins and oils to attract pollinators, warn predators, and to protect themselves against disease. The extraction called "essential oil" is this aromatic substance concentrated through various methods. Imagine fresh lemon balm leaves warming in the sun, rosemary rubbed between the palms of your hands, or bringing lavender flowers to your nose for a deep inhale.

There is so much misinformation out there about whether or not essential oils are safe to use internally. We, along with the international aromatherapy community, believe that you should never use essential oils internally without the guidance of a qualified, certified healthcare practitioner. Essential oils can be incredibly caustic, causing burns and irritating the mucous lining of your digestive tract.

Stronger is not always better or more helpful. Remember, aromatics must be detoxed by the liver and kidneys. Unlike essential oils, herbal preparations are very effective when used internally as gentle support for your body's own natural healing processes and are a very appropriate method of taking aromatics internally. For instance, one cup of peppermint tea or some fresh squeezed lemon juice are strong remedies.

As Director of Product Development & Management, Christine Rice has been working with the botanical goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs for over 14 years. With a Certificate in Aromatherapy from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, she works closely with the essential oils and hydrosols that we offer. She connects with the aromatherapy industry through our National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy business membership and contributes on working committees with The American Herbal Products Association. In addition to her love for aromatics and blending essential oils, Christine can be found gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys canning and preserving food, knitting when she has time, and keeps busy with her energetic daughter. 041b061a72


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