QUALITY & SAFETY | RANGE OF OILS | DETAILS OF EACH OIL | SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS | FIRST AID | STORAGE & SHELF LIFE | ESSENTIAL OILS – HOW TO USE THEM AT HOME

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Meadow Sweet Oils have been sourcing, manufacturing and supplying the finest quality aromatherapy products for over a decade. Meadow Sweet Oils is widely known amongst qualified aromatherapists, students, hospitals, clinics and colleges around the world for its commitment to quality and purity.

QUALITY & SAFETY
Guaranteed purity is vital for the safe and effective use of essential oils. The entire range of Meadow Sweet Oils essential oils are wholly derived from named botanical species and known countries of origin.

100% PURE * NATURAL * UNADULTERATED * UNDILUTED

Each has been thoroughly laboratory tested at both the sampling and purchasing stages to confirm quality, authenticity, profile and composition using the following methods:

  • Gas Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectometer (GLC - MS)
  • Refractive Index
  • Optical Rotation
  • Specific Gravity
  • Odour Evaluation

Furthermore, each essential oil glass amber bottle comes labelled with named botanical species, safety information and batch numbers. The bottles come complete with an integral dropper as standard, which varies in size according to the speed of the flow of the oil. Slow flow oil, such as Sandalwood, is fitted with a large hole dropper and fast flow oil, such as Lemongrass, is fitted with a small hole dropper.

RANGE OF OILS
The extensive range of over 100 essential oils from Meadow Sweet Oils includes all the essential oils and absolutes on the recommended lists for the main professional examination boards and associations. If you require an oil, which is not on the list please contact us and we will attempt to source it for you. Included are most of the essential oils currently available on the international market, including some of the lesser-known oils. Those considered dangerous for aromatherapy use have been omitted.

Meadow Sweet Oils undertake to reject all essential oils known to originate from crops produced with the aid of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and weed killers

DETAILS OF EACH OIL
If you read the information about each oil carefully you will note that every effort has been made to explain as thoroughly as possible, within the limited space available, the products that we are offering: their origin, their botanical name, their biochemical specifity where relevant, their method of production, and any special precautions. The details given are, to the best of our knowledge, true and up-to-date at the time of going to press. It is important to note that essential oils are prone to individual variations due to geographic location, altitude, climate, season, methods of farming, harvesting and distillation and wild or clonal changes.

Sadly, due to UK legislation from the Medicines Control Agency, we are required to make no medicinal claims for the therapeutic qualities of the remedies and products we offer. However, the traditional values of herbal remedies and essential oils are well known and information may be obtained from many books. We are pleased to offer a wide range of such books for your reference – these books may be found within the Aromatherapy Section.

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Pure essential oils are highly concentrated and must be used with care:

Do not use undiluted on skin
Do not take internally
Do not exceed stated dose or dilution
Do not apply undiluted essential oils to the skin
Keep out of reach from children and pets
Keep away from eyes
Always consult G.P. in cases of illness
If pregnant or epileptic seek medical advice
Do not use in conjunction with homoeopathic remedies without advice
Store in cool, dark conditions
Keep cap tightly closed
Some oils may cause drowsiness when inhaled and should not be combined with alcohol
Dilutions for children and the elderly are half the recommended dose
Some citrus oils are photosensitive so keep out of the sun after using them
Always do a patch test before applying any new oil
If unsure seek advice of a qualified aromatherapist
If you have any current medical condition, you should not use essential oils without consulting a qualified aromatherapist

FIRST AID
Eye Contact: Rinse eye area well with clean water and seek medical advice.
Skin Contact: Wash the area well with soap and water. Medical advice should be sought if irritation occurs, if the surface area involved is large or if a child is involved
Inhalation: Should excessive inhalation occur the casualty should be removed to an area with a lot of fresh air. If a headache has developed this should pass quickly. Should symptoms persist then medical advice should be sought.
Ingestion: Medical advice should be sought straight away. DO NOT induce vomiting. Have the details of the substance swallowed available for the medical professional. Details of what to do may be obtained by the medical professional from the Poisons Unit at Guys Hospital in London.

Occasional allergic reactions may occur. Evadell Natural Therapy Supplies cannot take responsibility for any adverse reactions to the use or misuse of essential oils


STORAGE & SHELF LIFE
Essential oils are prone to the effects of light, heat, oxygen & moisture. It is recommended that they be kept at a moderate temperature in amber glass bottles with droppers. Bottle size should be kept to a minimum to slow down possible oxidation. To further prolong shelf life, it is recommended that bottle tops be replaced tightly immediately after use. ‘Best before’ dates for essential oils give the user an indication at which point each oil may be expected to begin to degenerate and lose its odour and therapeutic value. Best before dates for each batch are available for all Meadow Sweet essential oils. Although some of the more viscous oils improve with age, such as Patchouli, most change irreversibly. The citrus oils have the shortest life - often as short as one year.


ESSENTIAL OILS – HOW TO USE THEM AT HOME
Pure essential oils are a truly wonderful gift of nature to be used and enjoyed in everyday life, and providing the necessary precautions are taken, they can be used by anyone with amazing effect in a multitude of ways and combinations.

Massage:
This is the most efficient way to benefit from the naturally therapeutic properties of the essential oil. Blend a total of 3 to 5 drops of essential oils in 10ml (two teaspoons) of carrier oil. Store your blend in a dark glass bottle away from sunlight to prolong its life. Adding a small amount of Wheatgerm carrier oil acts as a natural preservative.

Bath:
Essential oils are ideally suited for use in the bath, either individually or blended. Dilute up to 8 drops of essential oils in a carrier oil, bath oil or bubble bath and stir well into warm bath water.Keep the door closed to capture the aroma and enjoy a soak for 15-20 minutes.

Room Fragrancing:
All essential oils readily evaporate and so make ideal air fresheners. Use up to 6 drops of essential oils in a traditional candle-burner or electric diffuser. Remember that you can become accustomed to the aroma in a room and no longer perceive it - this does not mean the diffuser has 'run out'. There is generally no need to top up diffusers more than hourly or two-hourly. Essential oil dropped in a radiator fragrancer or light bulb ring will also fill the room with a wonderful fragrance and ambience. Choose oils depending on the mood required.

Steam inhalation:
With a towel over your head, lean over a bowl of just-boiled water with up to 4 drops of essential oils added - breathe normally for ten minutes. Remember: heat is a stimulant in itself - stop if you feel unsure of the effects and use less essential oils for delicate people, such as children.

Room spray:
Add several drops of essential oils to a plant spray filled with water, shake well. Avoid polished surfaces and plants!

Other:
* A blend of lavender and grapefruit oil is good for the workplace. Lavender is calming and grapefruit stimulates the senses and clears up stale air. Lemon oil can also be used for its refreshing qualities.

* When viral illnesses are going around add a few drops of Thyme and Lemon to your diffuser or simmer in a pan on the hob

* Place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Neroli, or Marjoram on your pillow before retiring to promote restful sleep.

* Revive Pot Pourri by adding a few drops of your favourite essential oil.

* To enhance a candle, place a drop of oil on the candle BEFORE you light it.

* To dispel cooking odours, add a few drops of Clove oil to a simmering pan of water.

* Freshen shoes by dropping a few drops of Geranium oil directly into your shoes or place a cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil and leave in the shoes overnight.

* To fragrance your kitchen cupboards and drawers, place a cotton ball with a few drops of oil in an inconspicuous corner.

* To deter ants - use drops of Peppermint oil along the bottom of the door frame where you see them.

* Place a few drops of your favourite essential oil onto a small piece of cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying.

* Rosemary is believed to promote alertness and stimulate memory. Use the fragrance during long car trips and while reading, studying and during exams.

* When washing out the fridge, freezer, or oven, add 1 drop of any citrus essential oil to the final rinse water.

* 5 drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects it in winter, dilute first in a tablespoon of milk, vegetable oil or mild foam bath.

* Add 1 drop Geranium oil or Myrrh to your facial moisturiser to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.

* Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote health hair.

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