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Team Essential

We are a group of people passionate about living healthy through good nutrition and finding natural remedies to sickness and allergies.
Friday, 27 October 2017 15:24

Lavender Oil

If you are looking for that one essential oil that is good for almost anything, then look no further than lavender oil. Lavender oil or lavandula angustifolia has a myriad of helpful uses. From household cleaning to personal well being, lavender essential oil is set apart from many other oils because of its many uses and it is the most used essential oil in the world. Lavender oil is a basic oil for every home. Lavender’s fresh, calming scent makes it a perfect addition for soaps, cleaning supplies, perfumes, and cosmetics. In fact, the trash bags we use in my home are often scented with lavender! Lavender oil is used in many cosmetic products, including lotions, skin care products, soaps, and shampoos. You can add a few drops to your own lotions, shampoos, and baths to achieve a wonderful aroma and relaxing effect.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 12:51

Diffuser for Essential Oils


Essential oil diffusers are an amazing addition to any household. They have a myriad of uses, from setting an atmosphere to offering health benefits. A diffuser for essential oils is a must have for those who use essential oils regularly. If you want to have your place smelling nicer, a diffuser can be a great alternative to candles. A diffuser can't catch fire, and you can safely leave it in one room while you are in another, or even leave it on as you sleep. Unlike the more aggressive scent dispensers and candles, you only need to choose a different essential oil to change the scent. You can also use the diffuser to make the bath feel a bit fancier. You may have already come across a recommendation or two about using essential oil diffusers to promote good health, help you sleep better, and to increase your energy. These little gadgets are great for these and more
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 12:41

Essential Oils for Headaches

Stress, allergies, colds, fatigue, hormones... there are so many causes for headaches, and millions of people across the globe suffer from them every day. Essential oils can be an effective remedy for headaches, both the occasional episode to those that are chronic and severe, including migraines. Not only are essential oils effective in bringing relief to those suffering from debilitating headaches, but they are also safe to use without the negative side effects that come with over-the-counter painkillers most commonly used to treat headaches. In addition, painkillers may mask over the pain but they do not deal with the root issues that cause the headaches. On the other hand, essential oils can address headache triggers like stress, inflammation, infection, unbalanced hormones, colds, and more.
Sunday, 20 August 2017 20:05

Essential Oils for Sunburn

Let’s face it; the sun is the center of our solar system, and it’s effects are far-reaching. The powerful rays of the sun can be both beneficial and harmful. Some regular sun exposure is good for your health as it is a source of vitamin D, which helps our bodies absorb calcium and promotes bone growth. But, too much sun exposure can lead to sunburn that can increase the risk of skin cancer and cause early wrinkling of the skin, among other harmful side effects. Even taking all of the precautions we can with sunscreen, clothing, and the shade, sometimes sunburn can still happen, especially if sunblock is not applied thoroughly or if it is not reapplied properly. If too much sun has gotten the best of you, essential oils can help bring relief and healing to your skin.
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:57

Essential Oils for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common condition today mainly characterized by interrupted sleep patterns due to involuntary relaxation of throat muscles, of the brain not sending correct signals to respiratory muscles. Although the situation may not pose any risk at first, chronic sleep apnea can start affecting a person's performance, emotional stability, and even worse, cause an irregular heartbeat which could lead to stroke or blood clots. You should therefore consider seeking medical assistance if the condition lingers for more than two weeks. Alternatively, you can use essential oils for sleep apnea to help manage the condition. These oils contain properties and compounds that help prevent involuntary throat muscle relaxation.
Sunday, 03 July 2016 00:00

Rocky Mountain Oils Review

Rocky Mountain Oils Review

rocky mountain oils reviewRocky Mountain Oils scored a 25.5 out of a possible 30 points. Each company is given a score based on 6 main qualities and an extra point if they are a Fair Trade company. You can read a full description of our rating system for a more thorough explination. Rocky Mountain Oils is one of the best essential oils companies that we came across and we highly recommend their products.

 

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Quality

Rocky Mountain Oils is committed to delivering the highest quality oils and they don't just say those words but prove it with their 100% satisfaction guarantee and back it by providing actual GC/MS test results free of charge through their website. To view the actual GC/MS test for your oil, simply enter the unique batch number found on the bottom of your bottle on their site and see the GC/MS test results. There is no other site we came across that provides this directly through their website.

They are also Guaranteed S.A.A.F.E. which is an acronym that stands for SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, AUTHENTIC, ANALYSIS, FREE OF ADULTERANTS, and EFFECTIVE & PURE. By offering 3rd party testing and sharing those results freely with the public in a way that is easy for people to access, shows that Rocky Mountain Oils is a company with nothing to hide and holds themselves to the highest standards possible because they care and committed to truly providing the highest quality oils. Information on how their oils are distilled can be found for each product while you are shopping.

Their transparency as a company is even reflected in their openly disclosing the truth that there are NO OFFICIAL STANDARDS specified for essential oils products sold in the U.S.A. as many other companies may subtly try to get you to believe. Rocky Mountain Oils has created their own internal standards of quality which involves rigorous testing. Find out more about their STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE 100GSOQ PROTOCOL.

Their return policy reflects this as well with 90 days, full refund and they even cover the shipping. This is unrivaled in the industry. They believe and stand behind their products.

Price

The price is really good for these quality oils but we did not take quality into account when comparing pricing between companies. We simply compared the price for a set amount of ml for 5 different commonly used oils. For this reason RMO comes in at 2.5 out of 5 stars. For household cleaning you may want to use less expensive oils but when it comes to use on your body or for aromatherapy these oils are excellent and well worth the price.

Variety

RMO has a great selection of both singles as well as blends. At the time of the writing of this review they have 78 single oils and 60 blends available for purchase through their website.

Website

The website is not only visually attractive but organized nicely and easy to use. Finding what we were looking for was simple and intuitive. It was easy to spot specials as well as starter kits for beginners that had a nice well rounded variety.

Creating an account was simple. When shopping you can add any items in your cart to a wishlist to save for later if you are not ready to process your order right away which is a nice feature.

At any time you can check on the quality of any oil you have ordered from RMO directly on their site by Inputing Your Batch Number located on the bottle. You will see the 3rd party test results giving you confidence when it relates to using RMO oils when it relates to your health. This is an incredible feature that no one else in the industry is doing on their website that we have come across to date.

Access to the educational elements on the site is easy to find and navigate. Shopping is a breeze. Images of the bottles and ingredients with zoom effect on hover as well as access to applications and uses are available on the product page. Verified reviews are also available letting you know what other real people are saying about each product.

The site loads quickly and adapts for different devices so it will look great on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Overall this is a great website with lots of special features that make shopping and learning easy and enjoyable.

Education

They make things very simple for those just starting out by providing a very basic explanation of the essential information you need to know about getting started with essential oils. For those that want more information they have a very well written blog. Also each product contains great educational information directly on the page. They don't overload you with excess information but focus their educational materials on making it simple to understand, quick to read, and easy to digest. You will not be overwhelmed and at the same time you will become very informed.

Customer Service

Phone Support

Our experience with Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO) customer service was great. They were quick to answer when we called and they answered all of our questions and pointed us to useful information. Everyone we spoke with was very knowledgeable and took their time talking with us as if we were their only customer. Even when asking very basic questions that were already answered on the website they were very patient and never made us feel rushed. On a different call asking more detailed and informed questions they were equally helpful and readily able to answer our questions.

Refund Policy

Rocky Mountain Oils has probably the best return policy we have seen online. There is a 90 day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 90 DAYS for a FULL REFUND. Products can be returned for any reason, even if opened, for up to 90 days and they even will send you a return shipping label.

What Others Are Saying

People love RMO. There were so many 5 star reviews online it is hard to count. When we came across an occasional negative review it usually had something to do with a person having a problem with ordering on their tablet or phone and many people commenting after that they were not experiencing the same problems so they may want to check their internet connection. RMO staff was quick to respond to negative reviews and offer more than fair solutions ranging from offering to help them process an order by phone or offer full refunds if someone was not happy for any reason. Truly a sign of excellent customer service to be monitoring review sites and responding to their customers.

Have you ordered from Rocky Mountain Oils? Please provide your review below. We would love to know what your experience was.

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Thursday, 30 June 2016 20:40

Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger Essential Oil

Zingiber officinale

Ginger Essential Oil blends well with Allspice, citrus oils, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, and Rosemary Essential Oils. 
It should always be diluted for topical applications, in diffuser or when taken orally.

Known Uses

Aids in digestion and gets rid of toxins, relieves respiratory conditions, treats nausea and vomiting, boosts mood, treats muscle aches and joint pain, improves blood circulation and heart health. Ginger Essential Oil is a warming essential oil that works as an antiseptic, laxative, tonic and stimulant. It is an antiseptic that kills infections that are caused by microorganisms and bacteria. This includes intestinal infections, bacterial dysentery and food poisoning. Ginger Oil is also effective against malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease.

Ginger Essential Oil removes mucus from the throat and lungs, and is known to heal the common cold and flu and treat a cough, and acts as a natural remedy for bronchitis and helps with loss of breath. It is also considered a natural remedy for asthma. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces swelling in the lungs and helps open airways.

Zingibai is a component of Ginger Essential Oil that is responsible for the oil’s anti-inflammatory properties. This component provides pain relief and treats muscle aches, arthritis, migraines and works as a headache remedy and provides relief from menstrual cramps, backaches and soreness. It has the power to reduce cholesterol levels and promotes blood clotting. It is able to decrease age-related oxidative stress markers and reduce oxidative damage. It has been found to be effective in treating alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Ginger Essential Oil increases sexual desire; it addresses issues such as impotence and loss of libido. It has also been used to treat emotional problems like fear, abandonment, and lack of self-confidence or motivation.

History

For over 4,700 years the Chinese and Indians have used ginger medicinally. Ginger was a costly product during the period of the Roman Empire in the first century AD because of its healing properties. It spread across Asia, Africa, Europe and India because of the spice trading business. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the value of a pound of ginger was equivalent to the cost of a sheep! Queen Elizabeth I of England is credited with the invention of the gingerbread man, a well-known Christmas treat. From 1585 on, Jamaican ginger was the first oriental spice to be grown in the New World and imported back to Europe. Today, India is the largest producer of ginger, followed by China, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand and Indonesia.

Warning

Always test for skin sensitivity prior to use. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Test different brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Thursday, 30 June 2016 20:01

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil (EEO)

Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiate

Known Uses

Eucalyptus globulus (also known as Tasmanian blue) is an antiseptic and an analgesic. Eucalyptus radiate is one of the most fragrant of all the Eucalyptus oil and has strong antibacterial, antiviral, and expectorant properties. It is often used in diffusers as well as topically for the flue, sinusitis, and bronchitis.

It is generally used as an analgesic, antiseptic, deodorant, expectorant, and to kill parasites. Has a stimulating effect on the nervous system, can relieve depression and lethargy. EEO is considered an effective therapy for respiratory illnesses. It is said to relieve muscular aches and pains associated with colds and flu, clears lung phlegm, improves breathing function, and improves digestive health.

History

The Eucalyptus is native to Australia. The Aborigines employed it as a general cure-all. The 300 different species were used for everything from paper, to mulch, and to fight malaria. It was discovered that Eucalyptus oil could be converted into a gas to light homes, hotels, and shops. During WW I, Eucalyptus Oil was in great demand to control a meningitis outbreak and the influenza epidemic of 1919. Today, the major EEO producing countries are China, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Russia, and Chile. China is the world’s top producer of EEO today.

Warnings

Eucalyptus Oil should be diluted in a carrier oil for topical application and for inhalation in a diffuser. Should only be taken internally if directed by a health care professional. A 3.5-milliliter dose of undiluted eucalyptus oil can be fatal, according to Medline Plus. Whether it is taken topically or orally, people who use a toxic amount of this oil may experience a wide variety of symptoms, including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness or muscle weakness.

Thursday, 30 June 2016 19:56

Clove Essential Oil

Clove Essential Oil

Eugenia caryophyllata is indigenous to the Maluku islands of Indonesia

Known Uses

Clove essential oil (CEO) is commonly used as an antiseptic for oral infections and to kill a wide variety of microbes. Due to its numbing effect, clove oil is used widely for alleviating pain associated with many dental afflictions. Clove oil can even slow tooth decay (decalcification) and help to remineralize teeth. It is also a great breath freshener with its distinctive aroma and its antimicrobial properties!

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina researchers found that clove has the greatest effect over E. coli, Staph aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, bacterias that can lead to pneumonia and skin infections. Due to its effectiveness in killing Staph aureus, it is useful in treating acne. Mix a few drops of clove essential oil with a small amount of honey and a couple of drops of tea tree oil to create a fabulous facial wash that is a natural remedy for acne.

CEO is considerably high in manganese (126.4%) – which is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis. That high level of manganese also makes clove essential oil helpful in treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and anemia; CEO contains a substance (eugenol) that is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Low doses of eugenol have been shown to protect the liver against ischemia/reperfusion injury (a known cause of liver disease). Eugenol reverses inflammation, and slows apoptosis (cell death). As an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal it is used in dental care to slow tooth erosion and for relieving the pain and discomfort associated with various dental disorders.

Clove essential oil has the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of any substance - 1,078,700 units (almost 3X higher than Myrrh). ORAC is a measurement of the antioxidant value in foods, molecules that reverse the destruction caused by free radicals including cancer and death to cells in the body. Its high ORAC value makes it a great antioxidant and aids in fighting and protecting against many diseases.

Clove oil can bring relief to those plagued by vomitting and nausea. It can also treat indigestion, hiccups, and excess gassiness. It can treat headaches by increasing blood circulation, therefore reducing tension. It also effectively treats respiratory ailments and sore throats as well as shores up the body against colds and flus, including sinus infections and bronchitis. It purifies and cleanses the blood and helps control blood sugar levels. It also fights fungal infections, including those found in the digestive track.

COE is an effective insect repellent. Its strong odor keeps away many bugs including the most annoying mosquito.

Its warming and spicy qualities make clove oil a perfect addition to a massage oil blend. As an aphrodisiac, clove essential oil is a powerful stress reliever. You can sit back and relax as it does amazing things for your muscles and skin as well as you emotional and mental well-being. 

In addition, the aroma and flavor of clove essential oil is very popular during the winter holiday season. It can be added to favorite recipes like pumpkin pie or gingerbread cookies, difused in your home for a delightful scent, and infused into facial scrubs, lotions and deodorants as well.  

History

The Chinese have used clove for more than 2,000 years as a fragrance and spice. Traditionally, it has been used to ward off bed bugs. Clove oil may have helped protect people from the Bubonic Plague during the Middle Ages. Since spreading to the international community, it has been added to numerous products for agricultural, cosmetic and industrial purposes. The greatest asset of CEO, however, is related to its widespread application in homeopathic medicine. Because it contains such an elevated level of eugenol, clove essential oil (CEO) has established itself as exceptionally resourceful. It has been comprehensively analyzed as an compelling alternative to many current medical treatments. Clove is widely used today in Chinese and Indian cultures because of its amazing flavor, aroma, and healing properties. 

Warnings

The chemical eugenol found in clove essential oil can keep blood from clotting properly by slowing down the clotting process. Clove oil may negatively affect people with bleeding disorders causes them to bleed more. If you have a surgery scheduled, make sure you stop taking clove oil two weeks or more prior to that time because it could cause bleeding. It has a blood thinning effect.

Clove oil can reduce blood glucose levels, so use caution if you are diabetic.

Do not overuse clove oil orally. It can bring injury to the gums, teeth, mucous membranes, and skin.

Clove essential oil is probably unsafe for children to take by mouth. It can cause serious side effects including liver damage, seizures, and imbalances of fluids in the body.

Avoid using clove essential oil if you are pregnant or breast-feeding as there are not enough studies out there to show the effects that it may have.

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Monday, 27 June 2016 04:53

Heritage Essential Oils Review

Heritage Essential Oils Review

Our review of Heritage Essential Oils is coming soon. Have you ordered from this company? Please share your experience by commenting below.

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