Why Choose 100% Natural Essential Oils

Essential oils and their benefits have reached a growing number of consumers over the last number of decades, and there’s no decline in sight.  You can buy essential oil over the internet, through a regular supplier in your neighbourhood, at a health food store, or even at some grocery stores.  There certainly isn’t any issue with availability!  There may be, however, an issue with quality if you’re buying the cheapest oil that you can find.

The price of good oil

Why should you spend the money for a pure essential oil over one that’s been diluted or adulterated? Can you substitute your favorite essential oil for far less expensive fragrance oil?  The truth is, depending on what you’re using the oils for, a cheaper brand or even fragrance oil can sometimes work just as well, but the applications for which this is true are very limited.  For example, if you’re looking for something to make your home smell nice, and simply want some oil to add to your diffuser without needing any of the associated benefits that an oil can provide, you’re probably fine to choose an oil that is diluted with water or some other safe product.  Keep in mind, however, that the fragrance oil or cheap essential oil may have chemicals or other ingredients that aren’t beneficial to your health or the health of your family.

Pure vs Diluted

A pure essential oil contains just that; the oil.  There is no dilution, there are no chemicals and if it’s good quality oil, it also has organic or other certifications showing that the plants that were used in the making of the oil come from reputable and safe sources.  Remember that any fertilizers or herbicides used on the plants will make their way in some concentration into your oil.  Non pure oil can harbour a whole host of other ingredients that in no way lead to improving your well-being or helping to alleviate symptoms you may be suffering.  In fact, some of the ingredients may cause negative side effects.  A diffuser allows tiny particles of oil to be sent out into your home environment, and if you haven’t been buying pure oil, all of the ingredients that go together to make your oil will also be dispersed for your family to breathe in.

Health Benefits

In much the same way, if you’re buying essential oils to supplement your diet, to help with a good quality sleep, as a support to your immune system, to cure what ails you or for use in home recipes for grooming and as part of your beauty routine, it pays to know exactly what is in them.  Only a pure and natural essential oil will give you only the positive health benefits that you are looking for in the first place.  If you don’t know what is in the oil, you could be applying harmful chemicals to your skin or in your food or drink.  A cheap oil or fragrance oil doesn’t contain the same properties that natural oil does.  Even if cheaper oil contains only the oil and no other additions or dilutions, it’s possible that the way the oil was processed eliminated a lot of the positive properties it would otherwise have.  Just remember; if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Processing your essential oil

It takes a vast amount of plant product to make a very small amount of oil, and the process by which the oil is derived is precise and can be pain staking.  For example, it takes around 250 pounds of rose blossoms to produce a single ounce of rose oil!  This is one reason that rose oil comes at so dear a cost.   Although some oils are cheaper to produce, as a rule it takes a lot of plant matter to make a very small amount of oil.  Keep in mind that investing in high quality oils may turn out to be cheaper in the long run. When you buy a true, pure essential oil, the oil that you’re using is highly concentrated and it will last you a long time.  Each recipe, blend or dose uses only a few drops at a time, and goes a long way.  If you’re using cheaper oil, it’s likely that your few drops contain a very small percentage of actual oil, and you’ll have to use far more of it to attempt to gain the same effects of better quality oil.

Those who specialize in essential oils are far more likely to provide their customers with pure essential oil.  It pays to ask questions and seek out information so that you can make the best purchase possible.

This article was written by Nina Wells from The Steam Shower Store. She has over 10 years’ experience in writing health related topics and specializes in the health benefits of saunas and hydrotherapy.


10 Popular Essential Oils for Making Soya Candles

Soy candles are made of soya wax which is a perfect candle making ingredient. Its low melting point makes it easy to use even for the beginners in a microwave. It is a really good wax to make different types of candles such as massage candles etc. It is up to you to use vegetable oils, butters with the wax or wax on its own in a candle.   Many people use fragrance oils to add a scent to candles. However, nothing works better than organic essential oils especially when you are making your very first soya candles. Some of the most popular essential oils for soya candles uk are shared below:

Continue reading “10 Popular Essential Oils for Making Soya Candles”

8 Amazing Benefits and Uses of Organic Floral Water

What are Floral Waters?

Floral water or flower water is a term used to describe condensate water produced during the steam distillation process of an essential oil. The hydrophilic properties of essential oil dissolves into water to form flower water, hydrolate/hydrosol. Regardless of what you like to call it, the fragrant water contains the essence of the plant. Infused water or hydrosols delivers all the essential oil benefits to an individual’s skin. They are soothing and gentle to become an effective part of many beauty products. Benefits and uses of organic floral water are shared below:

Continue reading “8 Amazing Benefits and Uses of Organic Floral Water”

6 Natural Ways to a Good Night Sleep

Many People world over suffer to fall asleep every night. Stress is a common contributing factor to insomnia. Some individuals consider over the counter fixes such as sleeping pills etc for solving their sleeping problems. It is important to remember that many of such fixes do not come without a host of side effects. The best way around is to look for natural and chemical free solutions instead of addicting yourself to the sleeping medicines. A few natural remedies which will help best for you are shared below:

Continue reading “6 Natural Ways to a Good Night Sleep”

5 Popular Health Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

Roses are amongst the world’s most beautiful flowers. Due to the availability of wide range of colors, shapes and sizes of roses, you are able to find one for every occasion. The flower is also used for extraction of Rose essential oil. Rose essential oil is rich in medicinal properties and contains aromatic compounds of the rose flower. It is used commonly in natural incense UK, pure fragrance, diffusers and soya wax candles. Some of the popular health benefits of rose organic essential oils uk are shared below:

Continue reading “5 Popular Health Benefits of Rose Essential Oil”

5 Key Benefits of Using Organic Perfumes and Fragrances


Almost, all the perfumes today contain harmful chemicals and toxins such as petrochemicals (derived from synthetic chemicals such as petroleum). The chemicals are not mentioned under the ingredients section on a bottle and can cause different health issues. Fortunately, Organic perfume UK provide an answer to all your skin and health issues. They are also environment friendly and have a therapeutic effect on an individual.

Continue reading “5 Key Benefits of Using Organic Perfumes and Fragrances”