Essential Oils – Where To Start?


Founded in 2004, Rocky Mountain Oils was created by a collection of wellness enthusiasts who were determined to develop essential oils that were pure and safe to use for the entire family.

If you’re looking to use essential oils to encourage overall wellness, you’re at the right place. RMO has four essential oil collections that address your body’s various needs. The Relief collection can help you find comfort, while the Mood collection can help you uplift your mind and focus your thoughts. If you’re struggling to dream in peace, their Sleep collection has blends and single essential oils that will help you drift away. Finally, the Energy collection can help you get up and go no matter what stage of life you’re in.

What are essential oils?
They are called “essential” because they contain the essence of a plant, including its aromatic and wellness properties.

Essential oils are becoming extremely popular worldwide, but what exactly are they? In short, essential oils are concentrated, liquid plant extracts used for aromatic and wellness purposes. They are called “essential” because they contain the essence of a plant. Essential oils come from a variety of plant sources, including flowers, grasses, fruits, roots, trees, and leaves.

Helpful Tips from the RMO site to use their oils:

RMO bottles carry three different icons for recommended use: Diffuse, Topical Application and Household. Some essential oils have one icon, while others can have all three. To learn what each icon means, check out the sections below.

One of the most effective ways to use essential oils is with diffusion. If your essential oil is right for diffusing, you’ll notice a Diffuse icon on the label. We do not recommend diffusing oils that do not have this icon.

Using a diffuser is easy: Fill the diffuser with water to the recommended line, put 5-10 drops (more or less as needed) into the diffuser and then turn it on. The ultrasonic technology produces vibrations at a high frequency, turning the water into mist. As you breathe in the aromatic mist, the oil’s beneficial properties are immediately absorbed into your body.

Another effective way to use essential oils is to apply them topically. Make sure your oil has the Topical Application icon on its label before applying. This method works best when you have a specific area of the body that needs relief. After you’ve diluted your essential oil with a carrier oil, apply it to the desired area and the oil will be absorbed into the body. Do not apply essential oils to sensitive parts of the body.

When applying essential oils topically, we recommend that you always use a carrier oil to protect your skin. Because our essential oils are authentic and pure, their high levels of concentration can irritate the skin when applied without a carrier oil. Olive, jojoba, avocado, sweet almond, grapeseed and fractionated coconut oil are a few great options. Remember, carrier oils do not limit the effectiveness of the essential oil in any way; they just safely transfer the oil to your skin.

Percentage Drops of EO per ½ tsp carrier oil

2%                  1-3 drops
5%                  3-7 drops
10%                8-15 drops

Please consult this chart when applying essential oils topically to adults. For a dilution chart for children, you can find on their website. (Click here)

The final way we recommend using essential oils is for household purposes. If your essential oil can be used for cleaning and other uses in the home, it will have the Household icon.

We have a variety of cleaning recipes that use our essential oils on The RMO Blog and on individual product pages. You can also mix your favorite household essential oils with water, baking soda, vinegar or borax to create custom, natural cleaning recipes.

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