Essential Oils 101
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They are called 'essential' because they contain the essence of a plant, including its aromatic and wellness properties.

Essential oils are becoming extremely popular worldwide, but what exactly are they? In short, essential oils are concentrated, liquid plant extracts used for aromatic and wellness purposes. They are called “essential” because they contain the essence of a plant. Essential oils come from a variety of plant sources, including flowers, grasses, fruits, roots, trees, and leaves.


There are three main ways to use essential oils: diffusion, topical application and household. If you want to know how to use essential oils with children, please consult this helpful article here and be sure to check out our Kids Line that is formulated at a two percent dilution and is safe for topical application on children two years and older.


  1. NAME - This is the name of your essential oil or blend.
  2. SCIENTIFIC NAME - This section appears on single essential oils, and represents how your essential oil is referred to in nature.
  3. SOURCE COUNTRY - This is where your essential oil was distilled.
  4. SIZE - This number represents the size of the bottle. At RMO, we sell our oils in 5 ml or 15 ml bottles.
We have three different icons for recommended use on the RMO essential oils: Diffuse, Topical Application and Household. Some essential oils have one icon, while others can have all three. To learn what each icon means, check out the sections below.


One of the most effective ways to use essential oils is with diffusion. If your essential oil is right for diffusing, you’ll notice a Diffuse icon on the label. We do not recommend diffusing oils that do not have this icon.

Using a diffuser is easy: Fill the diffuser with water to the recommended line, put 5-10 drops (more or less as needed) into the diffuser and then turn it on. The ultrasonic technology produces vibrations at a high frequency, turning the water into mist. As you breathe in the aromatic mist, the oil's beneficial properties are immediately absorbed into your body.


Another effective way to use essential oils is to apply them topically. Make sure your oil has the Topical Application icon on its label before applying. This method works best when you have a specific area of the body that needs relief. After you've diluted your essential oil with a carrier oil, apply it to the desired area and the oil will be absorbed into the body. Do not apply essential oils to sensitive parts of the body.


When applying essential oils topically, we recommend that you always use a carrier oil to protect your skin. Because our essential oils are authentic and pure, their high levels of concentration can irritate the skin when applied without a carrier oil. Olive, jojoba, avocado, sweet almond, grapeseed and fractionated coconut oil are a few great options. Remember, carrier oils do not limit the effectiveness of the essential oil in any way; they just safely transfer the oil to your skin.


Percentage Drops of EO per ½ tsp carrier oil
2% 1-3 drops
5% 3-7drops
10% 8-15drops

Please consult this chart when applying essential oils topically to adults. For a dilution chart for children, please click here


The final way we recommend using essential oils is for household purposes. If your essential oil can be used for cleaning and other uses in the home, it will have the Household icon.

We have a variety of cleaning recipes that use our essential oils on The RMO Blog and on individual product pages. You can also mix your favorite household essential oils with water, baking soda, vinegar or borax to create custom, natural cleaning recipes.


Our S.A.A.F.E. Promise is our guarantee to you that our essential oils are what we say they are: 100% pure and natural. We conduct GC/MS tests on each of our essential oils twice; once before we buy them from a supplier and again before we send them to you. The RMO S.A.A.F.E. Promise ensures you receive an authentic product you can trust.


You can find the batch number for your essential oil on the bottom of the bottle. This batch number is the unique identifier that allows you to access your oil’s GC/MS test results. Click here to go to the Get GC/MS Test Results page, enter your batch number and then click submit. A PDF with your essential oil’s GC/MS test report will appear.

Essential oils are volatile compounds. They are sensitive to heat and oxygen, and they can lose their potency if they are not cared for properly. Always store your oils in a cool, dark place, with the lid tightly capped.


If you’re looking to use essential oils to encourage overall wellness, you’re at the right place. We have four essential oil collections that address your body’s various needs. The Relief collection can help you find comfort, while the Mood collection can help you uplift your mind and focus your thoughts. If you’re struggling to dream in peace, our Sleep collection has blends and single essential oils that will help you drift away. Finally, our Energy collection can help you get up and go no matter what stage of life you’re in. For more information about how our essential oils can help you improve your overall wellness, please check out these articles on The RMO Blog.


Why clean your home with potentially harmful chemical cleaners when you can get better results with 100% natural essential oils? The oils in our Cleaning collection are perfect to help you clean all areas of your home from the bathroom to the kitchen and all the hallways in between.


So many 'beauty' products today are full of adulterants, parabens, contaminants and chemicals that can be very damaging to your skin. Give your skin the love it deserves with a regimen filled with 100% natural essential oils.

To join the natural skin movement, check out our Skin Care collection to find the right singles and blends for your skin type. Whether you’re looking to minimize the appearance of blemishes, reduce the effects of aging or calm oily skin, we have natural solutions that will give you real results.

Essential oils are an incredible resource to help you enhance your life the natural way. Now that you know what they are and how to use them, it’s time to find the perfect set of essential oils for your needs. Try one of our starter kits below if you’re not sure where to begin!