FAQs – Essential Oils

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are aromatic, volatile liquids obtained from plant material through steam distillation and named after the plant from which they are derived. Essential oils can be defined as either products or mixtures of fragrant substances or as mixtures of fragrant and odorless substances. These fragrant substances are chemically pure compounds that are volatile under normal conditions. Essential oils vary greatly, sometimes due to genetic causes, but also because of climate, rainfall, or geographic origin. (Source: Sciencedirect)

Are St. Michael’s Single Note, Wellness Oils Blends and Patient Care Oil Blends therapeutic grade?

Absolutely! Our oils are sourced from high quality essential oil producers. Our suppliers are ISO, USDA and NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) certified. All of our oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade, organic and vegan. High quality oils are a priority for us. Because they are applied topically in our skin, we want to ensure the highest quality possible.

What are Essential Oil Blends?

An essential oil blend is derived from a mixture of various essential oils to form a synergistic blend formulated for a certain purpose. St. Michael & Company has two product lines of Essential Oil Blends – Wellness Oil Blends and Patient Care and Care Givers’s Essential Oil Blends.

What are Wellness Essential Oil Blends?

The Wellness Essential Oils Blends are carefully selected essential oils blended with certain carrier oils with well being in mind as the intention for the blending of oils There are 15 Wellness Essential Oils Blends

  • Breather Easy
  • Calmness
  • Change
  • Courage
  • Cold and Sinus
  • Creativity
  • Energizing
  • Female Harmony
  • Immune Booster
  • Muscle Soothe
  • Peace
  • Peaceful
  • Protection
  • Respiratory
  • Relax
  • Sleep time
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Uplift

What are Patient Care and Care Givers’ Essential Oil Blends?

St. Michael’s mission is to promote healthier option to better quality life- hope and healing – one person at a time. The Patient Care and Care Givers’ Oils Blends with cancer patients in mind particularly to address the most common side effects of chemo therapy.

  • Orange Kit
    • Mindful Presence – Headaches, Mental Drain. Migraine
    • Energetic Vitality – Enhance immune system, Anemic
    • Sandalwood and Patchouli- Enhance memory
    • Uplifting the Spirits- Calming, encourages medidative state
  • Blue kit
    • Happy Mood – Promotes Joy
    • Citrus Delight- Increase Appetites
    • Dgest Ease – Diarrhea/Constipation
    • Muscle Tiredness Relief
  • Green
    • Refreshing Mint – Nasuea/Vomitting
    • Hydrating Skin – Chapped and Dry Skin
    • Mind and Body Calmness – For Relaxation and Stress
    • Sleepy Time – Restlessness, Promote a restful sleep

How do you use essential oils?

Here are just a few ways to use essential oils:

Baths – Add a few drops of EO’s to a warm bath. There are many benefits that you can receive from this method including (but not limited to) alleviate stress and anxiety.

Diffusers – This is a great way to easily enjoy the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.  Just add a few drops of your favorite oil/oils to a diffuser along with water. Be sure to follow the directions according to each individual machine.

Massages – Dilute one of your favorite therapeutic oils with one of our carrier oils available for sale. The combination of touch therapy as well as the therapeutic benefits from the oils makes this one of our favorite methods of use!

Can you take essential oils internally?

We label our products for “external use only” due to regulation and liability requirements. All of our oils are therapeutic grade and contain no contaminants and are all natural and organic. All of these oils are highly concentrated and some may have the capacity to cause serious damage when ingested or used without dilution. Use essential oils with caution and within guidelines so be safe, Always apply a test drop topically before using in large quantities.

Can you use essential oils while pregnant?

We do not recommend pregnant women using essential oils. Certain oils may stimulate different hormones or bodily reactions that could possibly be harmful during pregnancy.

Do essential oils have an expiration date?

We label each essential oil bottle with a production date. Most essential oils will be good for many years after this date. Citrus oils have a shorter shelf life of approximately 1-2 years while other oils actually improve with age. We suggest storing all oils out of direct sunlight and in a cool, room temperature for the best life span.

How should I store my essential oils?

We suggest you store your essential oils out of direct sunlight and in a cool, room temperature environment for the longest life span.

What are the dilution rates for St. Michael essential oils blends?

Each essential oil blend may be different for the dilution rate. As a general rule we dilute our oil blends 5-10% dilution rate for topical use only. There are certain oils, such as lavender that can be used as “neat” application/undiluted application. However essential oil blends using oils such peppermint considered “hot oils” these oils are diluted with a higher ratio carrier oil.

What is a carrier oil?

A carrier oil is often used to dilute an essential oil for topical use and they are extracted from the fatty portion of plants, often from the seeds or nuts. These oils often have little to no smell.

How should I store my essential oils once I have purchased them?

Carrier oils should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place. Often in a cabinet is an ideal place.  Some may store these oils in the refrigerator (if room permits) however this is not a necessity.

Why is quality so important with essential oils?

High quality and therapuetic grade essential oils are important to maintain the integrity of its healing properties at all times. Synthetic, unadulterated cheap, inferior quality essential oils may result to allergic reaction, adverse effects of skin irritation and other side effects due to , poor quality of the blends and may have unpredictable results, To avoid wasted resources, always select high quality grade essential oils.

Q. Do you offer a money back guarantee?

How can I place an order?

US Customers- St. Michael Essential Oils and Aromatherapy products are available in our online store at Shopify, Website at stmichaeloils.com or through Facebook page .

Philippine Customers: Products are available through Lazada or send us a message through Facebook.

What about shipping?

We currently only ship to the U.S. and Philippines. All U.S. orders get free standard shipping.  Philippine customers pay actual postal fees starting at 90Php and up depending on the weight or the order.

What payment methods can I use?

We accept all major credit cards, Paypal and Checkout by Shopify and Lazada.