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Commonly Asked Questions regarding Products and Usage

What is Esswiss essential oils?

Esswiss essential oils are natural and high quality 100% pure essential oils. Our essential oils are aromatic extracts obtained from wildly grown flowers, grasses, fruits, leaves, roots, plants and trees. Oil is so referred to as "essential" that it carries a distinctive and characteristic aroma and whiff of the plant or any part(s) of its structure. They are a natural way to relieve what ails you. Although these oils typically can’t treat a specific condition, they may relieve your symptoms.

Are Esswiss essential oils pure?

All our range of 100% pure essential oils are high quality and 100% free of additives, fillers or dilutions. We also offer a range of Synergy Blends to help ease any mental or body health issues as it is created for therapeutic purposes.

What is the meaning of 100% pure?

Essential oils that are referred as 100% pure are oils that is sourced only from the named botanical species, from particular location or origin. There has been no interference with the oil, no additives, fillers or dilutions, and no natural or artificial aroma elements added.

Can Esswiss essential oil be taken internally?

Although our oils are 100% pure, we do not recommend any of our products taken internally due to essential oil being a high concentration of plants extract. Ingesting essential oil should only be done under the advice of qualified personnel that fully understands the chemical compound and precautions of each individual oil.

Do I need to dilute Esswiss essential oils when using it topically?

We highly suggest you dilute all pure essential oils before applying topically as essential oils are highly potent and concentrated which can cause severe skin irritations or skin burns. Any essential oil has the potential to cause a skin reaction when applied topically. If you’re concerned about a possible reaction, test a little bit of diluted essential oil (any types) on the inside of your elbow before using it on larger areas. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24 hours. Possible reactions include skin irritation, headache, nausea, respiratory complaints or dizziness. Furthermore, essential oils evaporate quickly, therefore when diluted with a non-volatile compound such as carrier oil, it makes the evaporation process much slower. Carrier oil and essential oil blends allow the benefits of essential oil to absorb easily into the skin, providing more therapeutic.

General guidelines for essential oil dilution

Infants (6-24 months) – 1 drop essential oil to 2 tsp of carrier oil (0.5%)
Elderly (for facial application) - 3 drops essential oils to 2 tsp of carrier oil (1%)
Maximum daily recommended dilution - 6 drops essential oils to 2 tsp of carrier oil (2%)
Short term use - 15 drops essential oils to 2 tsp of carrier oil (5%)

Note:
  • If you dilute an Esswiss essential oil with water, make sure to shake or mix the solution well before using it.
  • Do not use on damaged skin.
  • An open wound or inflamed skin absorb more oil and can cause serious skin reactions.
  • Undiluted Esswiss essential oils should not be used at all for typical application.
  • Children and the elderly may be more sensitive to essential oil. Therefore, lessen the percentage of Esswiss essential oils when diluting.
Are Esswiss essential oils therapeutic grade?

We do not refer to our essential oils as ‘therapeutic grade’ as this is basically a marketing term and commonly used in the industry. As there is no such organization or certifying body that governs the quality of essential oils, any company can use the term ‘therapeutic grade’, but does not necessarily hold any formal certification. When looking for essential oils for therapeutic use, it is best to find a company that supplies 100% pure oils, and can ensure the quality of their products so as to truly reap the benefits of the oil. As Esswiss essential oils are 100% pure, they do boast their therapeutic properties and can be used effectively for therapeutic use in aromatherapy.

What is the difference between carrier oils and essential oils?

In a nutshell, an Essential Oil is a concentrated oil from parts of a plant in which it was extracted and contains vaporous aroma compounds from that plant. A Carrier Oil does not have a strong aroma, though some may have a mild distinctive smell and they do not evaporate like essential oils. Carrier oils are commonly used as a base or vegetable oil and are named Carrier as they easily ‘carry’ or transfer the goodness of essential oil onto the skin.

Essential oils Carrier oils
Extracted from non-fatty parts of the plant such as leaves, buds, flower, stems, root, back, etc. Mostly used as vegetable oils
Frequently processed by steam distillation (although many citrus oils are obtained by a cold pressing method) Extracted from fatty parts of the plant, such as the nuts, seeds, kemels, or fruit pulp
Usually processed by cold or mechanical pressing
Oils evaporate very quickly, substantially when expose to light Does not evaporate degrade easily.
Oils is too strong and can eat into plastic which is why they should be sold and stored in glass (preferably tinted), or aluminium bottles
Thin in consistency Thicker and oilier in consistency
Strong aroma Mild aroma (if any at all)
Frequently used in aromatherapy for therapeutic purposes Can be strained or refined to remove colour and odour
Predominantly used in the perfume industry
Potent and concentrated oils Mild and safe in which can be applied directly to the skin without causing any irritation (given the individual does not have any allergies to the particular nut/plant/oil).
Do not apply directly to the skin as this can cause extreme skin irritations or even burn the skin
When using tocially, it is advised to ALWAYS dilute Essential Oils in Carrier Oil before applying to the skin

Example of Carrier Oils: Coconut oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, black seed oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, etc.

The Techniques of Using Esswiss Essential Oils

Diffuser

The most common way to use Esswiss essential oils is to inhale them and a diffuser is the most popular way of dispersing essential oils into the air. There are several types of essential oil diffusers that you can use for this. For safety reasons, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Popular types of essential oil diffusers include electric, ceramic, lamp rings, candle and ultrasonic.

Compress

The essential oil is diluted in a liquid carrier (water or oil) and applied to a dressing or directly to the affected area. Optional heat or cold can be applied. Hot oils such as Cinnamon, Clove Bud, and Oregano should be used on children under ten years of age.

Gargle

A few drops of Esswiss essential oils are added to water. Mix them, then gargle the solution and spit it out. Do NOT swallow it. For example, one drop of Tea Tree oil in a glass of water can be gargled for sore throat discomfort.

Bath

Add a few drops of Esswiss essential oils to bath water before stepping in. This way will add softness to your skin by using essential oil in your bath water, as well as inhalation of the volatilized essential oil.

Remember, essential oils are not water soluble; they will float on top of the bath and skin passing through the oil will be exposed to full strength essential oil. Bath salts and full cream milk can be used to disperse essential oils. A relaxing bath base can be made by mixing one part baking soda, two parts Epsom salts, and three parts sea salt. Add six drops of Esswiss Lavender Essential Oil to about two tablespoons of this mixture and mix it into bath water just before entering.

Massage

Add a few drops of Esswiss essential oils to a natural carrier oil and applied to skin areas with gentle rubbing. Take note that massage blends should not exceed 1% concentration of essential oils (one drop in a teaspoon) for adults. For children, concentration should not exceed 0.5% for toddlers age 6 months to 2 years, and 1% for children 2 years and older.

Do’s and Don’ts of Esswiss Essential Oils

At what age a person can use essential oil?

14 years old and above.

Can children use essential oil?

Yes, only with the recommendation of a pediatrician.

Who cannot use essential oil?

Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children or a person with sensitive skin or prone to allergic reactions and people with an existing medical condition.

Store the Essential Oil Safely

Esswiss essential oils are very concentrated substance and overuse or dosage can cause serious harm therefore when storing your Esswiss essential oils, make sure to keep out of children’s sight and reach.

Stop Using If Your Skin Reacts Badly

If you notice a rash, bumps, boils or itchy skin, stop using it. Even when mixed or an ingredient in a homemade cream, oil or other aromatherapy products, gently wash the affected area with water.

Be Sure To :
  • Always dilute Esswiss essential oils before applying to your skin.
  • Perform a skin patch test to check for any irritation or inflammation.
  • Avoid applying Esswiss essential oils to sensitive areas, such as around your eyes or on open wounds.
  • Never ingest an Esswiss essential oil unless otherwise advise by your doctor.
Are Esswiss essential oils considered as “Dangerous Goods”?

The following are the information on transportation of Esswiss essential oils:

Road & Rail Transport

Not classified as Dangerous Goods for transport on road and rail.

Marine Transport

Not classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IM DG) for transport by sea.

Air Transport

Not classified as Dangerous Goods by the criterial of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations for transport by air.