What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are extremely potent oils that are extracted from plants. These products are made by distillation with water, steam, mechanical processing, or by dry distillation.

Despite its name, "essential" does not refer to a necessary need, but rather refers to the "essence" of the plant's fragrance.

Essential oils are extremely volatile and should be used with great care. For example, just one drop of peppermint equates to approximately 28 cups of peppermint tea.

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Do Essential Oils Really Work?

The essential oils industry has grown from a 3.36 billion dollar industry (2015) and is projected to reach 11.67 billion by 2022.

So are people crazy or do they actually work?

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The Proof is in the Pudding

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It’s no surprise that people are looking for different ways of dealing with health issues.

With debates everywhere about the effectiveness of alternative treatments, things can get really confusing, really fast.

And if you are one of 30 percent of Americans who turn to alternative medicine over conventional treatments, you’ve probably asked yourself this question:

Do essential oils work?

How Do You Use Essential Oils?

The most common ways to use essential oils are by aromatherapy (inhalation), topical application, and ingestion.

For more information, you can read one of these resources.

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What We Do

We bridge the gap between essential oils research and the everyday user.

Mom Prepares is made up of trained nutritionists, aromatherapists, and research hungry women. Our vision is to bring the everyday person, reliable resources and education to use essential oils effectively, and safely.

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Our goal is to bridge the gap between research and the everyday user. We vigorously research scientific, clinical, and medical articles to bring relevant and accurate information. Something this industry lacks.
We are driven by passion for natural health using essential oils. All core members of the Mom Prepares team are oil users and believe in safe and effective usage.
A good portion of our content is written by nutritionsts and nutrition consultants with decades of experience in aromatherapy and natural health. We then have professional aromatherapists review the work to ensure our best work.
Our content is reviewed by aromatherapists. Aromatherapists treat a variety of physical conditions, illnesses and psychological disorders using essential oils. They are the best people to rely on for accurate information related to using oils.

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