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Essential Oils

An Overview of Essential Oils

An essential oil is the essence or personality of a plant – the plant life force. The value of natural plant oils has been recognized for more than 6000 years. This is due to their healing, cleansing, preservative, and mood enhancing properties, as well as the sheer pleasure of their fragrances. Today, these properties are being rediscovered as we look to the balance that has been lost in modern life. Stress, pollution, unhealthy diet, hectic but sedentary lifestyles – all these factors have adverse effects on our bodies and spirits. The art and science of aromatherapy harnesses the pure essence of aromatic plants, flowers and resins to work on the most powerful of the senses (smell and touch) and to restore the harmony of body and mind. Essential oils are effective in treating common ailments, promoting good health and emotional well-being, and enhancing every aspect of life. These potent essences are nature’s gift to mind and body.

Quality is Important

Most of the oils sold today are “perfume-quality” oils. These oils have been highly adulterated and denatured so that, in reality, they are cheap perfumes made from plants. They contain extremely small amounts, if any, of the therapeutic properties contained in a pure, natural and complete essential oil.

Our oils are 100% pure, natural therapeutic-grade oils. Our suppliers have a direct relationship with the distillers who produce the oils. Our oils are unadulterated, therapeutic-grade oils which are quality checked by Gas Liquid Chromatograph and interpreted by a quality control expert. If they do not meet therapeutic levels, they are not used. Use these oils in conjunction with our all-natural personal care products, to enhance your health and well-being.


The Many Uses of Essential Oils

Dilute the oils in a ration of 1-3 drops to 1 teaspoon of chemical-free carrier oil. Olive oil or vegetable oil may be used. For lotion, add 15-20 drops of oil for each ounce of chemical-free lotion. When trying new oils, always test a small area of skin for sensitivity before applying.


Rub 1-3 drops of oil on desired location and cover with a hot damp towel. Cover the moist towel with a dry towel for 10-60 minutes.


Attach the essential oil bottle to the diffuser. The diffuser will finely vaporize the essential oils into the air. This increases the oxygen availability, and releases natural ozone. Start by diffusing oils for 15-30 minutes a day. As you become more accustomed to the oils you may increase diffusing time to 1-2 hours.


Add a few drops to your chemical-free dish soap, furniture polish, all-purpose cleaners, etc. to enhance their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Personal Care

Wear essential oils in place of synthetic fragrances. Add essential oils to chemical-free toothpaste, lotions, shampoos, conditioners and scrubs.


Add 2-3 drops of oil into a chemical-free bath base.

Air Freshener/Sanitizer

Fill a 4 ounce spray bottle with distilled water and add 40-60 drops of oil. Always shake the bottle before spraying. Great for disinfecting a room while traveling!


Put several drops into the palms of your hands or on a tissue, cup your hands over your nose and mouth and breath deeply. For a steam facial or sinus treatment, place 5 drops of oil into a bowl of hot water. Sit with a towel over your head and the bowl, keeping your eyes closed and inhale the vapors. Rinse your face with cool water.

The Oils

Below is a small sampling of the oils we offer at Collyard Chiropractic. Our shelves are full and our catalogs are extensive so please contact us for all of the options available to you.

PLEASE NOTE: Dilution may be required for some oils. Please contact our knowledgeable staff for more information.

Tea Tree

A must-have for your first-aid kit. Renowned for treating infections of mouth and gums, acne, bacterial, yeast or viral infections. Apply it behind your ears for ear infections.


Nature’s heavy hitter against bacteria, fungus, virus, and parasites. Very useful for bacterial infections of the
digestive and respiratory systems. Apply it along your spine or the bottom of your feet for viruses.


Mellow, peaceful and the most versatile of all the essential oils. Particularly useful for burns, stress headaches and insomnia. Use it on your temples, across your neck and over your shoulders for relaxation and sleep. Use it on your wrists for calming. Use it with Tea Tree and Lemon to treat acne.


Fresh, strong, and versatile. A great disinfectant. Very effective for arthritis, nausea, diarrhea, infections, and
allergies. Use it with Peppermint on your lower abdomen for indigestion and heartburn. Use with Lemon on your feet or via inhalation for lack of energy.


Energizing, soothing, and invigorating. Particularly useful for muscular aches and pains, headache, indigestion, stomach cramps, colds and fevers. Use it with some Lavender on the back of your neck for headaches. Use it with Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon or Immune Plus on your stomach or feet to help treat the flu. Apply with Tea Tree for pain relief and anti-inflammatory uses.


Soothing for congested states. Particularly useful for colds, coughs, sinusitis, and throat infections.

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