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essential oils 101

We get it. Essential oils can be overwhelming when you’re just starting out. But they don’t have to be. We’ve rounded up our best resources to help you along the way so that you can feel confident as you start your essential oil journey.

what are essential oils?

Essential oils capture the “essence” of a plant through distillation or mechanical pressing. Essentially, these oils are concentrated extracts that retain, or magnify the fragrance and effect of their source. Oils from different plants or different parts of the same plant can have very different chemical compositions, which changes the smell, absorption, and effect on the body and mind.

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How Do I Use Essential Oils?

While it might seem like there are endless ways to use essential oils, it really boils down to two methods: inhalation and topical application. One of the easiest ways to inhale your essential oils is with a diffuser. It sends your essential oils into the air, allowing you to enjoy the gentle aroma and therapeutic benefits. Essential oils can also be used on the skin, as long as they’re properly diluted in a carrier or lotion first. They can help with a variety of skin issues and even muscle or joint pain.

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What do the icons mean?

When you look at our different products, you might notice a few different icons. Let’s talk about what they mean and why it matters.


Safety is a priority for everything we do, especially when it comes to our little ones. So you’ll see the KidSafe logo on any essential oils or blend that is safe to use with kids.

Leaping Bunny

This logo means that our products are cruelty-free and haven’t been tested on animals. We love our furry family!

USDA Organic

Whenever you purchase an essential oil that has this seal, you can feel confident in knowing that your organic purchase is helping to conserve our precious natural resources and reducing environmental pollution.

what’s a batch code?

We publish all our third-party GC/MS test reports for our essential oil singles so you can see exactly what’s in our bottles. But how do you find them? Each bottle has a batch code on it so that you know which test report it corresponds to. Simply head to the product page, click on “Test Reports” and find the corresponding code that matches the first 6 characters listed on your bottle. You can then pull up the report for the essential oil that’s in your bottle.

Educational Resources



Looking for fun and exciting ways to use your essential oils? We’ve got you covered! Find detailed instructions on how to get crafty with your oils.



Whether you’re an EO newbie or a seasoned fanatic, you can find everything from tips and tricks to new DIYs to educational and safety information on our products.


Downloads Page

Find all of our DIYs, educational charts, coloring pages, and more in one spot.


DIY Videos

Check out our DIY videos where we walk you through how to make some of our favorite essential oil recipes.

Educational Videos

There’s so much to learn about essential oils! We’re here to answer some of your top questions so you can get the most out of your oils.