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Stephanie Johnson

The Secret Weapon Part 2 🌿

published12 months ago
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So where were we?…Oh yes, last week was all about why I love essential oils so much and what experiences put me on that path.

My knowledge of natural ingredients and essential oils are what helped me not only regain the health of my own hair, but also many of my clients.

I promised you this week I would give you some facts and tips on essential oils and there's no time like the present…so let's just dive right in.

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ESSENTIALS OF ESSENTIAL OILS: 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  1. Essential oils aren't oil at all. Despite their appearance and that oil is part of their name, the substances we call essential oils are not technically oils, as they do not contain fatty acids. Instead, essential oils are concentrated organic elements with potent medicinal qualities.
  2. Fragrance oil are not essential oils. Even if a bottle is labeled as natural fragrance, it is not an essential oil if it also contains the terms fragrance oil, fragrance, or perfume.
  3. Essential oils are highly concentrated. One hundred pounds of lavender produce a single pound of lavender essential oil, and two tons of Bulgarian roses produce just one pound of rose essential oil. A single drop of essential oil may contain the power of several plants.
  4. Keep essential oils out of the reach of children. While certain essential oils are ideal for use by everyone in the family, many are not suitable for use by children, and several are toxic if swallowed.
  5. If you are allergic to a plant, you are allergic to its essential oil. Since essential oil is a highly concentrated form of a plant, if you are allergic to the plant such as chamomile, roses, or thyme, avoid using the essential oil in any capacity.
  6. Heat and sunlight destroy essential oils over time. Don't store your essential oils near a heat source or in direct sunlight, as repeated exposure to heat and sunlight cause deterioration. Keep them somewhere dark and relatively cool, such as inside a box that is in turn stored in a closet.
  7. Essential oils generally retain potency for five years or longer. When stored in a cool, dark place, essential oils retain potency for five to ten years on average. Citrus oils are the exception; these retain full potency for a maximum of two years.

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Hopefully after seeing these facts, you can understand why I am so passionate about this miracle nature has to offer. Essential oils can do so many things for the human body.

Of course, my expertise is using them for hair and scalp problems but they can go way beyond that, but you must be educated about essential oils for them to be effective for you.

If you'd like to learn more, check out my FREE training Healthy Hair and Scalp for a new approach to healthy hair!

Until next time, have a great rest of the week!

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