What are these essential oils that everyone and their dog is talking about? Blue nutra’s oils are 100% pure aromatic oils. Simply put, these oils are concentrated liquid containing aroma compounds from plants. They are the oil of the plant from which they were extracted and are “essential” in the sense that they contain the qualities of the plant that the oil is taken from. If that sounds a little “over your head” then don’t worry – just know that they are amazing and we will teach you how to use them! Blue Nutra offers a large certified organic selection of essential oils that we get from reputable sources we know, love like our own, and trust.
Doesn’t the term “aroma oils” just sound intoxicatingly wonderful? These oils are alluring, exotic, and deeply penetrating. Blue Nutra’s aroma oils are made with 100% natural ingredients including pure essential oils. These oils were produced as luxurious perfumes and each treasured scent will fragrance the body for hours…..mmmmmm….yummy!
Don’t worry – just a brief history, and there will NOT be a test or quiz at the end. But, for the intellectual and curious among us, it’s fun to know that essential oils have been used for thousands of years. Yep, that’s right – we aren’t the first amazing people to discover them. Aromatherapy has been around forever and uses volatile plant oils, known as essential oils (or awesome amazing Blue Nutra essential oils), to support overall health and well-being (they are super Zen). Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses these essential oils, and possibly other aromatic compounds, for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood, cognitive function or health. In a history quiz “nut shell”, essential oils have been around a long time and they are awesome.
Aromatherapy oils are applied directly to the skin with massage, and are also used to freshen the air of living spaces through the use of sprays or diffusers. The oils can also be inhaled directly, although – watch out- don’t swallow or consume the liquid oils- it’s not a good idea.
Ummm…where to begin- there are so many! Aromatherapy isn’t just about intoxicating smells- it offers several health benefits. A few of these include:
- Stress reduction
- Lightening depression
- Hastening a good night’s sleep
- Increasing energy
- Soothing the soul
- Balancing and enhancing moods
- Boosting circulatory, immune, and respiratory bodily systems
It gets even better…It’s been shown that aromatherapy can help office workers stay focused while doing menial, repetitive, boring tasks and patients in hospitals are using aromatherapy to help them relax so other procedures and medications can be enhanced and do their jobs. Important disclaimer: Aromatherapy oils are not the answer to EVERYTHING – although they sure are amazingly awesome! They are a ridiculously remarkable natural, complementary health treatment for many situations. They are NOT a replacement for traditional medical treatments or medical prescriptions. Aromatherapy oils do not cure major illnesses, but they are very effective at easing or alleviating many discomforts that those darn illnesses bring.
Good news…blending oils is A LOT easier than blending families! You can blend Nutra Blue oils together to achieve a synergy. A synergy is this cool thing that when the powers of the oils mix together and the individual energies of the oils are enhanced. Make sure you follow recipes for blending precisely and leave the oils to age for at least a week before adding them to carrier oils.
- Read and follow all label cautions and warnings. You are not an essential oils superhero who is immune to warnings!
- Keep out of reach of babies, children, and pets.
- Always conduct a patch test of diluted essential oil on the inner arm before using; do not use if redness or irritation occurs.
- If you have a serious medical condition or sensitive skin, do not use essential oils unless a physician or medical professional indicates that it is safe.
- Do not store around heat, flame, and ignition sources (yes – essential oils are flammable).
- Keep essential oils out of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and any body opening.
- Do not assume that an essential oil possesses the same properties as the plant it is derived from.