What is the difference between single oils and blended oils?
A single essential oil is derived from a particular plant. For example, lavender essential oil is a single oil that is obtained by the steam distillation of the flower spikes of certain species of lavender.
Blended oils are a combination of essential oils.
All of Blended’s oils are 100% pure and free from any additives, adulterants, or dilutions. They are of the absolute highest quality and are ideal for therapeutic use.
Many have heard the term “Therapeutic Grade”. This is simply a marketing term, and there is no organization that oversees the quality of essential oils. Any company can say its oils are "Therapeutic Grade".
When looking for the highest-quality oils, don’t look for terms such as “Therapeutic Grade” since any company can use this term.
Since there is no actual third-party grading or certifying essential oils, it is best to look for a company that ensures the quality of its oils based on test results and experts. The gold standard is GC/MS (Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer) tests.
All of Blended’s oils pass the GC/MS test for 100% purity.
Why is it important to have the highest purity oil?
It is crucial to use high-quality oils, as cheap oils or bargains are almost always of poor quality. Adulterated oils will not offer therapeutic benefits and may in fact cause headaches, allergies, and chemical sensitivities.
What’s the best way to get started with Blended?
Browse Blended's products and be sure to read the product descriptions and instructions.
No special equipment is needed to use our roll-on blends and aroma inhalers.
For our diffusing blends, a diffuser is necessary. This is a special machine that allows you to diffuse essential oils in the air for aromatherapy.
If you would to discuss a specific condition or ailment, please reach out to us at email@example.com to schedule a personal consultation.
How often can essential oils be applied? How much do I use?
Follow the proper usage instructions for each blend. Note, instructions may vary based on usage as a preventative measure or to treat a specific condition.
Excessive use of essential oils may increase the risk for adverse reactions. Depending on the essential oil, you can gradually build up to four to five uses per day, if desired.
Can essential oils be used on children?
Child safety is of utmost importance at Blended. We have formulated a large product offering of child-safe blends. Any blend that does not specifically say “formulated for adults” is safe to use with children. These blends contain child-safe essential oils and the roll-ons are diluted for direct skin application.
Why are some oils that are unsafe to use on or around children?
There are several reasons why certain essential oils are not recommended for use on children. Some of these reasons are toxicity concerns, breathing problems, and adverse skin reactions. Children are more at risk because they are smaller and therefore more susceptible to toxic substances. Also, their skin is thinner and not as mature as adult skin, and they are more susceptible to respiratory issues. It’s important to treat essential oils like medication and keep them out of reach of children. It’s also important to teach them about the proper use of essential oils.
How does exposure to sun affect essential oil use?
Some essential oils, especially citrus oils, contain natural molecules that react with sunlight and cause a sensitivity reaction.
Blended notes the blends that contain these compounds with a warning to avoid sun/UV light for 12–48 hours after applying.
Can essential oils be used during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a special time that requires more caution in general. Here are some precautions for essential oil use during pregnancy.
First trimester: Take extra caution during the first trimester: The first three months are a precious time of rapid development for your baby. Herbs, foods, and topical essential oils considered safe for pregnancy should be used with caution during this time.
Dilute: Ensure that the oil you are applying is diluted. All Blended's Roll Ons are diluted for topical application.
Use diffusion: Diffusing oils aromatically is a safe way to use essential oils during pregnancy. Most concerns relate to the topical and internal use of essential oils.
What about the use of essential oils if I have a medical condition? Can essential oils interact with prescription medications?
If you have a medical condition or are using prescription medication, we recommend that you consult with a healthcare provider prior to essential oil use. Seek the advice of the prescribing physician and a pharmacist about potential interactions between any medication and essential oils blends.
Can I consume essential oils?
Generally, we do not recommend internal consumption of essential oils.
Why are some BLends more expensive than others?
Essential oils are sold like other commodities in which the price varies based on availability, location, plant species, yield, harvesting conditions, weather conditions, and the labor used to grow, harvest, and extract the oils. Variations in weather conditions and issues with pests can affect prices. Some essential oils are also more labor intensive to process. For example, rose petals are picked in the morning before dawn while the dew is still on the leaves in order to get the most essential oil extracted. It takes 10,000 pounds of rose petals to yield one pound of essential oil compared to lavender, which only requires 150 pounds to yield one pound of oil.
How should I store my products?
Our blends are best stored sealed in a cool, dark place. Sunlight, as with heat, will cause essential oils to evaporate and degrade. The optimum temperature range for storage is between 40–75 degrees Fahrenheit. Always keep your blends sealed while not in use to prevent oxidation.
Are your products vegan?
Yes, our products only contain plant-based materials and do not contain any animal byproducts.