November 20, 2020 2 min read

We all love essential oils and their relaxing abilities, their incredibly aromatic scents and how their smells fill the areas around us with our diffusers, and their ability to soothe inflamed skin, or even calm our stomachs.

And all of us here at Mayan's Secret, believes that it’s important that we make sure these tools are available to everyone, especially as essential oils are researched, more and more.

We have seen throughout the world how much difference the best essential oils can make in a community that is lacking in proper healthcare, such as in Nepal.And it’s our mission to promote safe use of essential oils for healthy skin and well-being. 

Learn about the pure therapeutic essential oils you have now. Study each oil, understand their benefits, uses, safety considerations. For the oils you really dislike, look for someone to swap or trade with.

There are numerous groups on Facebook that facilitate this process; or, if you have a number of friends who love essential oils, plan a get-together to smell, swap or trade. Remember, don’t replace the oil you dislike with an oil you don’t know anything about. It may end up in your not used pile.

Before buying any more oils, take a step back, and create a list of what oils interest you, what oils you want to know more about. Then, progressively work through the list, learning all you can about the oil, from its chemistry, to its therapeutic benefits, to its safety concerns and contraindications.

Learn about the plant, tree, fruit or root the oil comes from. Learn about the different chemotypes that exist, or the different cultivars. Then, contact Mayan's secret, your preferred essential oil supplier and see if they supply samples of the oils you’re interested in.

Some companies are now offering this service for a small fee, and it is a great way to introduce yourself to new oils and to others. Another key aspect to learn is about the amount of plant matter it takes to make the essential oil. Each plant, tree, fruit or root produces a different yield, meaning the amount of oil produced varies with each plant.