WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL?
When the aromatic plant is rubbed, the droplets of essential oil are released into the atmosphere and reach us through the nose. The olfactory receptors of the nose are activated and send sensory stimuli to different areas of the brain.
WHY DO AROMATIC PLANTS PRODUCE
It also manages to obtain absolute essences much requested among perfumers for the purity of its powerful aroma.
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF AN ESSENTIAL OIL
QUALITATIVE CRITERIA OF AN ESSENTIAL OIL
The extraction must be carried out under rigorous laboratory conditions, controlling the temperature and pressure parameters. Storage should be in containers adapted to essential oils, kept away from light and at temperatures not exceeding 25 degrees. Essential oils are fragile extracts.
USES OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Used in this way, essential oils, while scenting the environment, allow to purify the air. The dose should always be reduced so as not to bother
The dose and solvent chosen should be studied according to the objective to be achieved.
Essential oils should never be administered orally without the recommendation of a specialist.
HOW DO YOU STORE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Each essential oil has its own specific therapeutic property. To determine this, it is necessary to follow the advice of the manufacturer's technical sheet or read highly specialized bibliography, preferably written by doctors or pharmacists.
Keep out of reach of children (locked closet). Store the bottles with a legible label to avoid any confusion.
"Essential oils are highly concentrated and when used incorrectly can lead to serious poisoning"
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PRECAUTIONS IN THE USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS
- Special attention should be given to patients with a known allergy, as a number of potentially allergenic molecules may be present in the EO (cinamaldehyde, citral, citronelol, eugenol, geraniol, D-limonene, linalol, coumarin, etc.).
- Some EOs cause irritation of the skin and mucous membranes. The aggressiveness of phenols and aldehydes for the skin and mucous membranes should be taken into account. Choose adapted excipients and appropriate concentrations.
- In case of contact with the eyes, quickly clean the oil out with a cotton soaked in pure vegetable oil or pour several drops of this pure vegetable oil on the eyeball.
- Anogenital areas, the atrial, nasal and intravenous routes should never be subject to pure EO.
- Piperite mint essential oil should never be applied over a wide skin area (cold reaction).
- Medical monitoring is essential for all patients with long-term pathologies and older persons, as it is appropriate to verify the absence of interactions between EOs and ongoing treatments.