Busting Myths About Essential Oils
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that essential oils are all the rage right now. Everyone’s uncle and aunt to Bollywood stars, Instagram influencers are jumping on the bandwagon to use these precious drops of goodness. Even with all the hype and hoopla, many users are yet unaware of it’s actual benefits. Yes, they smell amazing and they feel good and they lift your mood and so on, but do you know how they actually work and what they do? Let’s get that smoke cleared up, shall we?
Myth – "Essential oils are a modern day phenomenon"
Nothing could be further from the truth. Essential oils have been used since olden times for their therapeutic and healing properties. You will find them in ancient Ayurvedic texts, Medicinal books of Central Asia and healing books of Medieval Europe. Their use was a part of tradition in almost every major civilization.
Myth- "Essential oils are good only for fragrance"
Essential oils have wide ranging therapeutic uses for various ailments of the body and mind. There are manuals that detail the specific use of every essential for each disease, sickness and chronic illnesses. Some texts prescribe essential oils for their spiritual benefits too, as each plant is linked to a special aspect of the mind and spirit.
Myth – "The use of Essential oils is a western concept"
A hard one to prove. Though these oils have seen a resurgence through the west in recent times, essential oils can be traced back to the Ayurvedic traditions of India and the plant based healing traditions of Asia. In fact, even if we read history or go through different religions, we find examples of sick people being administered herbal formulations that were meant to be inhaled. Essential oils are just the potent, pure and distilled version of the same.
Myth – "Essential Oils are expensive to use"
They are as expensive as a brand would like to be. At Soulzvoice, we regard this as a myth, our range of products is economical and pocket friendly. We deliver on our promise to bring the highest quality ingredients in the most affordable way, so that their benefits are enjoyed by a greater number of people.
Myth – "Essential oils are only effective in cosmetic formulations"
Essential Oils are high healing potential in cosmetic formulations but they are not limited to it. These oils can only be used if they are a part of a product, as a secondary function to undo or prevent the damage done by certain man made chemicals present in cosmetics. The truth is, essential oils and their blends can and should be used in their original form for best benefits. These uses can range from application on specific body parts, inhalation or in the diffuser.
Myth - "Essential oil blends can be habit forming"
For all their miraculous properties, there is an inhibition in our minds that we would be addicted to these blends after prolonged use. Be assured that essential oils are not habit forming and their effects are not reversible i.e. the problems and symptoms will not return after you stop their use. They cure holistically providing safe, long term solutions for your range of issues.