Frequently asked questions

1What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural oils extracted from plants which are typically distilled using water or steam from the roots, branches, flowers or other parts of the plant. These oils are highly concentrated, which contains both chemical and aromatic properties.
2What precautions should I take while using an essential oil?
Essential oils are very potent and used for natural remedies. Some of the precautionary measures are as follows
1. Perform a skin patch test while applying the oil on any part of the body.
2. Stop using oil if you experience any burning sensation or inflammation.
3. Do not use it near the eyes.
4. You can also use the essential oil by diluting it.
5. Listen to your body. If you do not feel good after using the oil, then stop using it. Your body is the best guide.
3When do essential oils expire?
Most of the essential oils are suitable for up to 3 years if stored properly. They need to be kept away from the sunlight, and the container has to be sealed tightly. However, oils like patchouli and others can be kept for a period of 10 years.
Another exception to this rule is tea tree oils and lemon oils. These oils can be kept for long like 2-3 years if stored properly.
Another reason for expiration is because of oxidation. The process of oxidation occurs due to moisture and oxygen. You might have seen what happens to the old metals when left outside for too long.
If the smell gets weaker or changes, or you can see cloudy or viscous oil, it means that they are not meant to be used or expired.
Note: Keep the oil in a cool place, not in the freezer.
If you keep your oils in the fridge, then make sure the container is tightly sealed, or the taste of the butter will change.
4How much essential oil should be used?
Start with as little as few drops. A little can go a long way, and it is suggested to use a few drops initially and then, increase the amount if you want to.
5Are essential oils the same as fragrance oils?
No, they both are different. As it is stated earlier, essential oils are distilled from plants. Fragrance oils are created synthetically in laboratories.
6Can essential oils stain my clothes?
Well, they do not necessarily stain clothes. However, they can do so if you are using a dark colour oil.
7Can the essential oils be ingested?
Great question. Vibe Naturals essential oils are made for topical application, only. They cannot be ingested. You can learn more about the product’s application by going through the box of the product.
8Are essential oils safe to be used during pregnancy?
Some of the oils like chamomile, lavender and some more are safe to be used during pregnancy. These are calming downregulating oils that can have a relaxing effect on the body, especially if one is experiencing insomnia or morning sickness. Vibe Naturals provide safe, dilute essential oils in a safe concentration to be effective without provide being overwhelming. Due to the stimulating effects of rosemary, and peppermint, we suggest avoiding their usage, while pregnant.
9What to do if the side effect occurs?
Even after practising and following all the safety guidelines, however, adverse reactions can still happen. In most cases, minor side effects can be taken care of at home.
If essential oils get into your eye, then here are two things that you can do:
Immediately flush the eye area with clean, cold water.
Soak a cotton swab in a fatty food-grade oil like sesame, or olive oil. Wipe the swab close to the eyelid.
If you experience skin irritation: Use a cream or fatty oil to absorb the essential oil and wipe it away.
If you accidentally ingest the oil, immediately contact your area poison control centre. After this, follow the following measures:
 Avoid vomiting
 Drink full-fat milk
 Keep the essential oil in hands and show it to the emergency response team upon their arrival.
10Are essential oils safe for children?
Well, we do not want to miss out the little ones. We recommend them to be used for age five years or above, but the concentration of the oil has to be very dilute. Keep these oils out of the reach of the children and do not use the oils frequently.