DO YOU ADD ALCOHOL TO AMÉO ESSENTIAL OILS?
All Améo Essential Oils are pure unadulterated. We do not add any synthetic fragrances or chemicals, including alcohol.
DOES AMÉO BOTTLE AND LABEL THE OILS OR IS IT OUTSOURCED?
At Améo, we use our own independent testing labs and manufacturing facility to monitor the production of the essential oils from beginning to end.
ARE AMÉO ESSENTIAL OILS THE SAME AS DRIED HERBS?
No, essential oils are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON WAYS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Aromatically- Diffusing the essential oil in an Ultrasonic diffuser, Nebulizing diffuser, direct inhalation and indirect inhalation
Topically- Diluting the essential oil then adding the mixture to the desired area, massage, or to the acupoints of the body
Ingestion- Adding 1-2 drops in beverages, adding essential oil to your favorite meals or Zija products, adding 1-2 drops of essential oil to a vegetable capsule then take like a pill.
DO ALL ESSENTIAL OILS NEED TO BE DILUTED BEFORE USE?
With few exceptions, essential oils should be used with a recommended dilution based on the particular situation of the person and the use of the oil.
WHEN DOING A PATCH TEST, WILL MY SKIN HAVE A REACTION TO THE OIL IMMEDIATELY?
If you are performing a skin patch test, it is possible that a reaction to an essential oil can be delayed 24 hours depending on the selected oil and the skin type. Always have carrier or vegetable oil on hand just in case your skin has a bad reaction.
CAN ESSENTIAL OILS GET INTO THE BODY IF I ONLY INHALE THEM?
Yes. Essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile liquids that can have an effect on the 11 systems of the body within minutes without coming into direct contact with the skin.
ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE TO USE WHILE PREGNANT OR NURSING?
Pregnancy is a very delicate condition, especially during the first trimester and the use of essential oils could adversely affect the baby in the early development stages and that requires more caution to be taken. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, you should consult a physician before using any essential oils. Here are some extra precautions for essential oil use:
Dilution - Rather than applying oil directly to your body, dilute in a carrier oil first then apply to the bottoms of your feet.
Aromatically - Diffusing essential oils can be a safer way and does not come in contact with the mother's sensitive skin.
ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE TO PUT ON MY CHILDREN?
Some essential oils can be toxic to children, a physician or pediatrician should always be consulted before using any essential oils on children. It is important to treat these potent liquids as if they are medications and keep them out of reach of children. Some Améo Essential Oils have child resistant caps on them because they contain Mugwort and Wintergreen.
ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR ALL PETS?
Just like with humans, research and caution is advised when using essential oils on pets. Some, but not all, essential oils can be used on pets. Animals metabolize things differently, especially cats, than humans do and the liver of an animal may not have the enzymes to break down certain chemicals. The liver will store the chemicals until it can figure out how to get rid of them and overtime this will cause the animal to get sick or suddenly die. There are essential oils that can be very beneficial to pets but heavy dilution is always recommended, especially with dogs because their sense of smell is 50-100 times stronger than a human's. Some essential oils can be toxic for some puppies, kittens, very small animals or birds.
WHAT ARE THE BEST PLACES TO APPLY THE AMÉO CLINICAL GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR FASTER ABSORPTION?
Most essential oils can be applied almost anywhere on the body with exception of the eyes and inside the ears. However, the fastest absorption occurs in areas where there are several blood vessels. The sole of the foot is an ideal place for application due to the amount of blood vessels and the warmth.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF AMÉO ESSENTIAL OILS?
If stored properly, our oils will generally last 2+ years.
The Fractionated Coconut Oil has a nearly indefinite shelf life.
HOW MANY DROPS OF OIL ARE IN A 5 ML AND 15 ML BOTTLE OF OIL?
Keep in mind that the number of drops per bottle can vary based on the orifice, viscosity, temperature, and many other factors of the essential oil.
A 5 ml bottle has approximately 85 drops of oil.
A 15 ml bottle has approximately 250 drops of oil.