For those of you new to the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, I bet you have some questions!
Let’s start with some basics:
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are the aromatic isolates of distilled plant material. Basically, they are the compounds that give plants their distinctive smell. Essential oils can come from just about any plant part, including the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, and roots.
Have you ever squeezed a fresh lavender flower with your fingers and noticed the aroma left on your hands? Or sliced a fresh orange and noticed the bright, juicy scent? Well, those are basically the essential oils!
HOW ARE THEY EXTRACTED?
There are a few ways to extract these precious, aromatic compounds from the plant. They include steam distillation, which uses water, heat, and pressure, as well as cold-pressing, which is the most common extraction method for citrus fruits. Most citrus essential oils are actually derived from the fruit’s rind.
Essential oils are potent and highly concentrated — you might be surprised just how concentrated they are!
-1 lemon produces approximately 5 drops of lemon essential oil
-1 pound of peppermint plant material produces about 15 ml of essential oil
HOW CAN YOU USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
There are three primary ways to use essential oils: aromatically, topically, and internally. At Ellia, we do not encourage or advocate the internal use of essential oils, so we can take that out of the conversation.
The safest and easiest way to use essential oils is aromatically. This can be done by diffusing them. Using a few drops of your essential oil in an Ellia diffuser helps your home smell better, but it can also offer an array of benefits for your mind and body. (Stay tuned for more on this!)
Our sense of smell is the only one of our senses linked directly to the emotional control centers of our brain. This means that what we smell can have a direct impact on our emotions! I encourage you to open up a bottle and inhale deeply. Notice how you respond. Do you like the smell? How does it make you feel? Citrus oils tend to be uplifting and bright. They’re great for creating a happy, cheerful vibe! Peppermint is expansive, crisp, and cooling, and encourages deep breathing.
Topical use requires dilution with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil or olive oil), as well as careful application. Stay tuned for a future blog post about this!
If you’re brand new to essential oils, I recommend you start your journey by diffusing them. Try a single oil with a familiar scent you love — such as peppermint or lavender — or explore our signature blends, which I have crafted to provide specific benefits.
Most importantly, have fun! There’s so much to explore when it comes to essential oils.
Went and bought yet ANOTHER ellia diffuser to give it a second chance and it is doing the same thing! I’m so done with this product not worth $60.00.
How long does it take for the diffuser to start producing mist. When I plug it in, with water and oil included, it doesn’t produce any mist even though I pressed the “on” button and then the “mist” button. Now when I press the buttons it almost feels like they are stuck and I have to press really hard to get the light to come on and then the mist button doesn’t even press, it just looks like it is stuck in and doesn’t loosen out. Did I possibly receive a faulty product? or is this normal. Hope to hear back shortly 🙂
There is no mist coming out of my diffuser. How can I tell what setting the mister is in and if it is working?
Hi. I rceived a Ellia Open Your Senses Diffuser for Christmas. It states there are instructions in the box. No instructions were included. Can you assist me with instructions? Right now I am unable to use it. Thanks so much.
I just purchased a diffuser and it has no instruction on how to use Can you explain to me what I need to do? Do you add water in it
How do I know if my Ellia is diffusing. I don’t see any mist
Thanks for contacting us. We are anxious to help you, but we need to ask you a few questions first. Please call our customer service center at 1-248-863-3160. We look forward to your call.
I was wondering were will one be able to purchase your product? I am very interested, I have several people in my family that I think would benefit in using you products.
I was wondering if you could give more information about how and where your oils come from.
Thanks for the question, Diana. We source our essential oils from all around the world. We have carefully selected our oils for their scent profile and purity. Depending on the oil, our oils are either steam distilled or cold pressed. We hope this answers your question.
Would like to know more about the oils…looking at aromatherapy for the first time….can’t use floral smells…need things like peppermint ….
Thanks for reaching out, Kathryn. Visit http://www.ellia.com for more information.