Veriditas By Pranarom

Methods of Application



A basic overview of standard aromatherapy techniques.

Diffusing essential oils in an ionic diffuser is highly enjoyable and has many practical benefits for mood and health. A few drops of citrus oil such as Bergamot diffused with water will fill your home with a beautiful and lively scent. How does diffusing essential oils have such amazing effects? The scent alone is impactful as the aromatics from the essential oils enter the bloodstream upon inhalation. But this is just one of the ways essential oils can interact with our bodies to positively affect our being.

Topical application and Ingestion are also pathways for essential oils to directly affect the body. With these methods the essential oil enters through the skin, upper respiratory system, and/or digestive tract before entering the bloodstream, much in the same way as food, supplements and drugs. The essential oil compounds are then sorted and separated for use, filtered out by the kidney and liver, and ultimately excreted through sweat, exhalation, skin respiration and urine.

Topical application is as simple as mixing (aromatizing) 1-3 drops of an essential oil such as Lavender into a teaspoon of lotion or one of Veriditas by Pranarom’s Virgin Plant Oils. The mixture can then be applied to the skin. This kind of aromatherapy is key to unlocking many common uses for essential oils such as skin care, facial care, immunity support and more. Topical application also offers thousands of options for personally formulated body-care products.

Ingestion of essential oils is best experienced through our Pranacaps, a revolutionary line of aromatherapy capsules developed by medical doctors. These certified organic capsules contain essential oils properly blended for maximum results. Try the Pranarom Aromastress Mandarin Capsules, Resistance Oregano Capsules, Immunessence Defense Capsules, and Digestarom Digestive Capsules, following the recommendations on the packaging.

Many Veriditas by Pranarom organic essential oils and Virgin Plant Oils are ingestible; however, one must properly prepare the oils and make sure that are safe for the desired use.

Generally, essential oils are taken in a ratio of 1 drop to 1/2 teaspoon of honey, 1-3 times a day for 5-7 days. After this dosage, a break of 2-4 weeks is recommended to allow the body to respond and achieve homeostasis. Using essential oils internally should not be thought of as a daily supplement; the exception is citrus oils, which may be used ongoing. Always consult with a certified aromatherapist/qualified healthcare practitioner for safety guidelines and discontinue use if irritation occurs. 



 post by | NATHAN ROSE

"I am in love with my work sharing the joys of plants and herbs. Assisting others to help themselves with simple, safe, and effective remedies is my passion. Ultimately, I intend to help humanity expand their consciousness and to do my part to heal the Earth. I am a specialist in holistic health, a writer, and an artist. I have extensive training and have practiced as a holistic health practitioner for 10 years as a certified advanced level aromatherapist, licensed massage therapist, certified yoga instructor and herbalist."







Diluting & Blending with Essential Oils

The most important skill for DIY aromatherapy products is dilution: a basic understanding of dilution will allow you to follow recipes, make homemade blends, and ensure safety. When diluted, essential oils become less concentrated and more suitable for application without the risk of irritation.

Diluting in aromatherapy involves mixing an essential oil with a carrier oil. Pranarom offers beautiful Virgin Plant Oils that make ideal carriers, including Argan oil, Avocado oil, Borage oil, Evening Primrose oil, Hazlenut oil, Calendula oil, and more. These plant oils have benefits of their own that can enhance the ability of the essential oils. Other carriers include water, alcohols, wax, food, and certain essential oils.

Here is an example:

A recipe calls for a 2% dilution of Peppermint in Jojoba oil.

First, choose how much you want to make. The amount to be made is usually determined by the bottle you will be storing your blend in. Veriditas By Pranarom offers empty 2oz amber glass bottles and 10 ml frosted roller cap bottles, but any glass or steel bottle with a cap will do.

For a single use blend, mix 1 drop essential oil in 1/2 teaspoon of carrier and rub onto the area of concern. This is equivalent to a 1-2% dilution.

For multiple applications, blend 1oz carrier oil with 18 drops essential oil. This is also a 2% dilution (see reference chart below).

A couple important notes: 

For children and areas of sensitive skin, a 0-1% dilution (1-9 drops per ounce of carrier) is recommended. For general use with adults, a 0.5-7% dilution covers most needs safely and effectively (this is 1 to 62 drops in 1oz of carrier oil).

Certain essential oils are very potent and require dilution rates below 2% to avoid irritation. These oils include Oregano, Thyme ct thymol, Cinnamon Bark and Tulsi. Other essential oils, such as Helichrysum and Lavender, are very mild and can be used without a carrier.

* 1 drop will vary in size depending on the essential oil and the orifice reducer cap. The given amounts are estimated based on average drop size.
 
VIEW our dilution guide here!

Dilution Rates

Carrier oil in ounces
.5% dilution
1%
2.5%
3%
5%
10%
½ ounce
2 drops
4-5 drops
11 drops
13 drops
22 drops
44 drops
1 ounces
4 drops
9 drops
20 drops
27 drops
45 drops
90 drops
2 ounces
9 drops
18 drops
45 drops
54 drops
90 drops
180 drops

Measurements Chart 

1 ml
20-25 drops



5 ml
100 drops
1 teaspoon


10 ml
200 drops
2 teaspoons
1/3 ounce

15 ml
300 drops
1 Tablespoon
½ ounce

30 ml
600 drops
2 Tablespoons
1 ounce
1/4 cup 
60 ml
1200 drops
4 Tablespoons
2 ounces
1/4 cup 
120 ml
2400 drops
8 Tablespoons
4 ounces
1/4 cup 
240 ml
3600 drops
16 Tablespoons
8 ounces
1 cup


 post by | NATHAN ROSE

"I am in love with my work sharing the joys of plants and herbs. Assisting others to help themselves with simple, safe, and effective remedies is my passion. Ultimately, I intend to help humanity expand their consciousness and to do my part to heal the Earth. I am a specialist in holistic health, a writer, and an artist. I have extensive training and have practiced as a holistic health practitioner for 10 years as a certified advanced level aromatherapist, licensed massage therapist, certified yoga instructor and herbalist."


















5 Reasons: Organic Essential Oils



5 REASONS FOR ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OILS

Choosing the best essential oil to meet your needs requires knowledge about the differences between organic and non-organic essential oils. This is a major issue that can determine if a remedy will be effective.  Any certified organic essential oil will be suitable for therapeutic uses as well as less irritating, safer with children and pregnancy, and better for the Earth. There are many explanations for these statements and I will lay them out here as simply as possible.

Organic farming does not use chemical insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and post-production preservatives. Organic certifications like Ecocert and USDA Organic are highly regulated and it can take farms 4-10 years to get the facilities and soil up to standard. With these regulations, the product is tracked from seed to consumer to assure the consumer that the product is free of non-organic materials. The flip side is non-organic or conventional farming uses chemicals to achieve the desired result. Some farms are conventional, but grow organically, however, when standing in the store the organic seal is the only way to be certain.

Choosing organic or non-organic essential oil is even more important than with other types of plant products for 5 REASONS: 

1. Essential Oils Are Concentrated
 Every drop of essential oil are extracted from hundreds of pounds of plant material.

2. Absolutely Clean, No Harmful Chemicals
Essential oils are extracted through steam distillation which uses pressurized steam to separate the essential oil. This process will also concentrate any compound on or in the plant that is under a certain molecular weight. Many fertilizers and industrial chemicals are below this weight and will be concentrated in the final product along with the essential oils. Many of these chemicals are irritating to the human body and are known carcinogens. The presence of these chemicals limits the therapeutic effectiveness and reduces the safety of the essential oil.

3. Know What You’re Getting
Some non-organic essential oils show signs of adulteration, synthetic compounds, and additives. In the worse cases the “essential oil” may not contain any plant material at all. Cutting edge agro-technology is researching GMO (genetically modified) essential oils like “super-lavender” and “super-peppermint”. Organic standards assure the consumer that what they are buying is natural, chemical free and derived from plants.

4. Better Quality & More Effective
Essential oils are the immune system of the plant and naturally repel bugs, pests, and infections. They also help to resist competing plants, boost fertility, and preserve the plant after harvest. The chemicals used in conventional agriculture do these things for the plant using insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and preservatives. These conventionally treated plants do not need to produce a robust essential oil because the chemicals do it for them. Therefore, organically grown plants produce stronger and more effective essential oils because they are growing in natural conditions that encourage essential oil production.

5. Save the Earth
Organics are better for the environment. It requires a whole field of plants to produce a few liters of most essential oils. Therefore, a bottle of essential oil represents a large amount of land mass and may contain thousands of plants. When buying organic you know that the soil and seed used to create the essential oil are free of chemicals or genetic manipulation. Essential oils are the best way to put money toward organic farming because each bottle of essential oil purchased represents a significant amount of organic land mass. Organic farming produces less pollution, regenerates the soil, and is better for the health of the farmers, water, and animals in the region relative to conventional methods.    

In conclusion, certified organic essential oils are superior for many reasons most importantly they are safer and more effective for therapeutic use. Non-organics are cheaper (in many cases), however, the cost reduction comes with a price to human and planetary health.


article by | NATHAN ROSE
I am in love with my work sharing the joys of plants and herbs. Assisting others to help themselves with simple, safe, and effective remedies is my passion. Ultimately, I intend to help humanity expand their consciousness and to do my part to heal the Earth. I am a specialist in holistic health, a writer, and an artist. I have extensive training and have practiced as a holistic health practitioner for 10 years as a certified advanced level aromatherapist, licensed massage therapist, certified yoga instructor, and herbalist.