How do I even pronounce KAIAA?
- Say it as you would say Kaya : )
Are KAIAA essential oils suitable for use in aromatherapy?
- They are not diluted and do not contain potentially harmful additives.
- In addition, all oils have undergone chemical analyses to further verify their safety.
How do I use essential oils?
- The oil is placed in a diffuser or aroma lamp and sprayed on the space.
- The oil is placed in a special inhaler or, in the old-fashioned way, a cap in a pot of hot water and thus inhaled (eg eucalyptus for air purification).
Products for skin, hair and scalp application.
- The essential oil is diluted in base oil, added to creams, ointments, lotions or shampoos.
Household cleaning products.
- Essential oils are added to natural cleaning products
- Essential oils with a relaxing effect are added to the bath, for example true or medicinal lavender (not lavandins – they belong to a different lavender genus, and, thus, have different properties).
- Be cautious with adding essential oils that can have an irritating effect on the skin to your bath.
- Massage oils can be enriched with essential oils.
Air cleansers and fresheners.
- Make your own air cleanser of freshener with essential oils
Can I use undiluted essential oils on my skin?
- Essential oils should be diluted before application to the skin. Dilute them in base oils. They can also be added to your favorite cream, balm, body lotion or shampoo. For recipes, you can take a look at our website (www.kaiaa.hr).
- Before adding an essential oil to ready-made products, be sure to check for possible contraindications.
- The exception to this rule is true or medicinal lavender essential oil – it can be applied directly to the skin, irritated or damaged, especially.
What is a base oil?
- Base oils are produced by pressing the seeds or fruits of certain plants and are used to dilute essential oils. This way, the benefits of oils can be used when applied to the skin, assuring maximum safety.
- There are many oils that can serve as base oils. Although they do not have a strong odor, they can differ in the way they interact with your skin type. You can, therefore, choose them according to your own preferences and skin type.
- Some of the most commonly used are the following oils: almond, argan oil, avocado, coconut, olive … the range is very wide, choose the one that suits you best.
What is the shelf life of essential oils?
- Up to 3 years with proper storage.
How do I properly store my essential oils?
- In a dark and dry place, tightly closed, without exposure to direct sunlight and heat.
Can I develop an allergic reaction to essential oils or essential oil blends and mixtures?
- Unfortunately, yes. Although natural, essential oils may contain compounds to which certain people are allergic or hypersensitive to.
- If you notice any unwanted skin or respiratory reaction after using essential oils, consult a specialist and check if you are allergic or hypersensitive to a particular oil.
Are essential oils safe for children?
- When children are involved, it’s best to stick with diffusers and oils that are proven to be safe for children: true lavender, lemon, Indian incense and tea tree.
- If you’re considering dermal application, we advise you to seek an expert opinion and make sure certain mixtures are safe for your child.
- Same as with adults, children can also be allergic or hypersensitive to certain compounds of essential oils. If you notice any skin or respiratory reactions in children when using essential oils on or near them, discontinue using them, consult a specialist and check if they are allergic or hypersensitive to a particular oil or substance
Can I use essential oils during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?
- You can, but not all essential oil, and with caution. The safest method is inhalation, but we advise you to seek expert advice to be a hundred percent certain.
- The safest options for inhalation and dermal application (diluted, of course!) are true lavender and citrus fruits essential oils.
- Certain oils such as clove and peppermint should be avoided in dermal application.
Are essential oils harmful to pets?
- It is safest to use a diffuser to expose pets to insect repellent essential oils of eucalyptus or lemon eucalyptus.
- You can also make your own sprays that are effective against fleas.
- Avoid mixtures containing alcohol and steer away from applying them directly to the skin of your pets.
- Like humans, pets can be allergic or hypersensitive to certain compounds of essential oils. Observe your four-legged friend after applying any essential oil mixture near them. Watch out for irregular behavior. If you notice any unusual changes, stop with essential oil use and contact your veterinarian to make sure your pet is safe.
What about applying essential oil mixtures on the skin and sun exposure, yes or no?
- In most cases, the answer is yes – get all the sun you want. But there are exceptions. Some compounds of essential oils make your skin extremely sensitive to direct sunlight and should avoided.
- Make sure to use mixtures and blends containing citrus essential oils exclusively after sun exposure – best in the evening or before bedtime.
Can I use essential oils to make my own perfumes and fragrances?
- The perfume and fragrance industry has a very long history of using essential oils, creating some of the most popular perfumes to date. The answer, obviously, is – yes!
- Diluted in a base oil or cream, essential oils will act as a natural perfume alternative.
- You can also make your own diffuser blend and enrich your living space with your favorite scents.
Can I effectively clean my household with of essential oils?
- Yes! With a few additional ingredients such as ethyl alcohol, alcoholic vinegar and baking soda, you can produce a wide range of your own cleaning products.