frequently asked questions
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is defined by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy as:
"Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind, and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process."
Aromatherapy is designed to be unique to each individual. Aromatherapy is great for:
- Mental/Emotional - By both smell and touch, aromatherapy can have an effect on both the mental and emotional body
- Body (Physical) - Aromatherapy can affect the body by ways of dermal application and inhalation. Applying to the skin has many benefits such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, etc.
- Spirit/Energy - Aromatherapy can support ones meditative and spiritual practices through energy functions in the body
Why roll-ons instead of diffusor blends?
This is a great question! Let me break it down:
- Roll-on blends are convenient, easy to use and can be taken everywhere! All blends can be easily carried with you in a purse, backpack or your pocket!
- Roll-on blends smell stronger than a diffusor blend so you can enjoy the aromatherapy properties of the oils more!
- Roll-on blends are what I call two-in-one blends. You get the inhalation benefits of a diffusor blend with the topical application from applying the blend on your body.
- Roll-on blends are easy! Diffusing can require a few steps like having an outlet readily available and water. And let's not forget about other people around you. Do they want to be smelling the essential oil blend or is this just for you?
- Roll-ons are made just for you! You roll them on your body and you breathe it in so they don't affect others around you.
- Did I mention travel-friendly? All roll-ons are TSA approved so you can literally take them anywhere!
What is a carrier oil?
A carrier oil is just what it sounds like, it helps to carry the oil into the skin for better absorption. The carrier oil does not dissolve or damage the oil in any way or slow down its potency. It does help absorb in the skin better by slowing down the evaporation of the oils. The carrier oils also help to reduce any skin reactions that could occur to sensitive skin. Fractionated coconut oil is the main carrier oil in most blends because it is odorless, colorless, and softens and smoothes skin.
Where do your oils come from?
All essential oils used in our blends come from around the world. Each oil is tested to ensure purity and effectiveness. All essential oils have gone through valid GC/MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry) testing to ensure quality. (A GC/MS test separates an essential oil into individual components to check purity and quality of each oil). All the oils received are from plants that are grown in their indigenous locations.
Are your blends organic?
All essential oils used in our blends are pure, natural, and untouched. Our distillers meet the requirements for an organic certification, but some can not afford the process to obtaining the certification, or the process is not available in the particular part of the world where the essential oils are grown. You may notice that some oils are labeled organic and others are not. This is because the ones labeled have gone through the process of being certified. Please note that all essential oils used meet the requirement of organic, even though they may not be certified organic.
How do I know what blend to use?
The best way to choose a blend is based on its benefits. If you are looking for better sleep than choose the Midnight blend. If you are looking for support during your period choose the Luna blends. If you have frequent headaches, then choose Relief. If you don't have a particular "need" right now, then choose a blend that sounds appealing to you. Maybe an uplifting energizing blend like Revive sounds good, or a calming peaceful blend like Exhale looks good to you. Either way, you can't go wrong!
Can I use more than one blend at a time?
Absolutely! You can layer and custom any of the blends how you see fit! And you can use more than one oil for more than one need. Say you have a headache and you want to be uplifted. Roll Relief on your temples to rid a headache and roll Revive on your pulse points and chest to feel energized. Have fun with it and layer away!
Where do I apply my blends?
The best place to apply your blends is your pulse points. Essential oils get activated by heat so rolling them on your pulse points is key. You can also roll your blends on the bottoms of your feet, up and down the spine, on your chest, temples, and back of the neck. Make sure to take a big inhale after you roll on your blend. You want to get the aromatherapy message sent to your brain too!
Are your blends safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Great question! Each blend has a “safety” section where it will let you know if the blend is safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, so please read before you buy. With that being said, the Mommy & Me Blends are safe for pregnant moms, breastfeeding moms and little ones ages 3 months and up. It's best to avoid the use of essential oils under one month due to a babies sensitive, under-developed skin. And always consult with your physician if you are unsure. All Mommy & Me Blends are safely diluted to 1% for moms and .25% for babies to ensure the utmost safety for you and your little ones. If you have any additional questions about this topic, please email Lindsey@petalandleafoils.com. You can also refer here for more information: https://www.petalandleafoils.com/pages/essential-oils-pregnancy
Are your blends safe for children?
All Petal & Leaf blends are safe for children and adults ages 12 and up. If you would like a blend for your child under 12, that can be done! Just chose "Custom Blend" and click on the You Tell Me! Blend and let me know what age you'd like the blend for. That way it can be safely diluted for your little one!
Do you make custom blends?
Yes! Just click on the Custom Order Essential Oil Blend under All Roll-On Blends in the shop menu and choose your own custom blend! Make sure to let us know what type of blend you'd like at checkout in the comments section. Have questions about this or ready to buy a custom blend but need help? Email Lindsey@petalandleafoils.com and we will help you right away!
Do I have to clean my rollers?
Nope! All blends are naturally antimicrobial so you can roll away and even share with friends and family with no problem! If you like, you can wipe the roller with a clean damp paper towel between uses.
I love my blends! How can I tell others?
We love that you love your oils! You can submit a product review on our shop page or our Facebook page. If you leave a review just email Lindsey@petalandleafoils.com for $10 off your next purchase! It's our way of saying thank you!
What is your return policy?
Our goal is for you to be happy! If you are not satisfied with your oil blend, please let us know within 14 days and we will provide you a full refund or exchange. Please email all return or exchange inquiries to Lindsey@petalandleafoils.com
Do you sell wholesale?
We sure do! Please head to petalleaf.faire.com to place an online wholesale order.
If you don't see your question below, just ask! Email us at Lindsey@petalandleafoils.com and we will be in touch shortly!