Our mission is to provide you with quality information about all the common oils people use around the world today. Oils are a part of our everyday lives, even if many people don’t realize it. We use them for everything from cooking, lubricating, moisturizing, healing, aromatherapy, massage, relief from aches and pains, painting, heating, and much more.
On this site we will be focusing on all the oils that are related to your health, either when used as a therapeutic remedy or when directly consumed as part of the diet. Many of them have numerous beneficial qualities and could fit into multiple categories (but are only placed into one) so if you have any problems finding something, please use the search bar to the right or the articles tab in the main menu.
Essential oils are receiving more and more recognition every day as many people are finding out that they can have numerous positive effects or benefits on their lives. They are often used in aromatherapy, fragrances, perfumes, massages, etc.
The medicinal properties of several of these products can be used to relieve illnesses, conditions, and other health issues that we often face in our every day lives. Since they are often massaged in externally, they can be a wonderful addition to your skin care routine and can even help with pretty much all kinds of hair related issues. It is generally a good idea to look for pure and organic essential oils in order to ensure the best results and safety when using these products.
Check out the list of essential oils in the sidebar to the right for more specific information.
Often times, these essential oils can become even more effective when used in a blend. These blends are made following popular recipes that have been discovered over time. Of course, new ones are being tried and tested all the time.
Vitamin and Mineral
Vitamin and mineral oils can be used as an alternative method of receiving some of the nutrients one requires on a daily basis. They are generally applied transdermally and absorbed directly through the skin. The body will usually only absorb as much as it wants when using these topically on the skin.
Many people suffer from deficiencies of crucial vitamins and minerals, and thus could benefit from increasing their intake. These oils can be a great addition to oral supplements, and are often a good option for people that have side effects from taking in minerals orally.
These are not to be confused with the mineral oil that is a by-product of the distillation process of petroleum.
We often use oils for cooking purposes in our daily lives. Some of these cooking products are healthy for us while others may be a factor in causing many of the common diseases and medical conditions that are common today. Choosing the right oils to cook with or use in your recipes is vital to living a healthy lifestyle since they are often a part of each meal we eat in a day.
Olive oil has become the single most common oil in nearly everyone’s kitchen. Made famous by it’s use in the Mediterranean diet, this oil is now used for it’s nutritional health benefits relating to maintaining a healthy weight, heart health and more.
When using this oil (depending on the type), it is important to note that it is best when drizzled on food rather used during the cooking process due to it’s rather low smoking point.
Several oils can have wonderful healing properties when massaged into the skin, inhaled, or even taken internally. Generally, this ability to heal can be attributed to the compounds (could be one or many more) found within the therapeutic product itself.
Many of the essentials have some kind of healing power, which is why they are often used for their health benefits. Some of them more well known for their ability to heal may include.
Coconut oil has become very popular over the last few years and rightfully so. It’s uses and benefits are countless, and may include skin care, hair care, healthy cooking, and many other health related conditions.
Coconut oil is high in special fatty acids known as medium chain triglycerides (MCT) that are easy to digest and may even promote weight loss. An important MCT found in coconut is lauric acid, which is known for it’s antimicrobial properties that fight off infections and boost your immune system.
Fish oil has been rather popular for a while now, but it is still receiving more recognition due to it’s effectiveness at supplying healthy fatty acids.
More recently, krill oil has taken off as a dietary supplement like wild fire. These oils consists of high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and some other less common omega-3′s.