What is a “pure” essential oil?

I am not a doctor, nor am I a manufacturer of drugs or oils.  I’m just a mom who found oils to be just as or even more effective than the traditional remedies I grew up using.  That said, I feel better about finding more natural ways to help my family and want to answer a few questions about what essential oils really are anyway.

In order to be called “pure” essential oil, the oil must be:

  • Extracted using a low-temperature and low-pressure system.
  • 100% pure oil, no fillers, no solvents.  It must not contain any other ingredients to be called pure.  Oils that you may find at the grocery and health food stores normally have fillers added, which is why they are less expensive and available. Do the smell test and you’ll see.
  • Taken from where they originally come from. Meaning, this is one case where you don’t want locally grown because herbs and botanicals taken from where they naturally grow will provide the most medicinal qualities.

Oils this pure can be used topically, airborne with a diffuser, or ingested.

Why use essential oils to help the body do what it is meant to do?

Trust me, I used to reach for something else every time I felt a twinkle or twitch in my head. And, for cramps…forget about it…I had suffered through them for so long that even after I switched off from one type to another, they stopped being effective.

A friend gave me a few samples (lavender, protective blend and peppermint), which were all I needed to really experience first-hand the effectiveness of oils. Essential oils are 100% pure, which means no fillers and no chemicals.

To find out more about essential oils and how you can incorporate them into your family and your home, email me at chrystelle@zimpleliiving.com You’ll be glad you did!