The Essential Guide to Herbal Oils

Herbal Oils can be made at home or purchased at a health food store. Oils can have practical uses, and also be used for food preparation and natural remedies.

“Essential oils require a large quantity of plant material and need to be diluted before use because they are concentrated. Infused oils, on the other hand, use only a small amount of plant material and are used full-strength. Essential oils can be used in different ways, including aromatherapy, skin massage, adding them to bathwater, using them in a compress or burning them in a diffuser.”

Check out a curated list by Dr. Mercola about the different qualities, traits and side effects of a variety of oils.

“Included are oils that have been popularly touted to be healthy, but actually have potential side effects on your well-being. It is vital for you to know the truth about these oils, so you can weigh the risks and benefits before using them.

Just as using too much of any food or health product can carry health risks, remember that herbal oils should be used moderately. They are NOT a substitute for a nutritious, balanced diet.”

 

Check out Dr. Mercola’s Herbal Oil Guide here


Sources: 

“Ultimate Guide to Herbal Oils” by Dr. Mercola

 

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