Glossary of Essential Oil Terms































If you’ve been using oils for awhile, you can sometimes forget to drop the essential-oil lingo (guilty as charged) when talking to essential oil beginners. I always get one of two responses. Either they smile & nod (those Minnesota nice!) or I get a confused looking face and a “what?” as a reply. So here they are, all the essential oil terms demystified! If something isn’t listed or you are still confused, get in touch with us here.


A pill-like capsule that you can pull apart, add essential oils & use for internal consumption.

Carrier Oil
Base oil that carries the essential oils into the skin.

Putting essential oils in a diffuser and having it released into the air.

A device with multiple uses, humidifier, air purifier, atomizer & aromatherapy diffuser. Releases essential oils into the air.

Mixing essential oils with a carrier oil

Abbreviation of ‘essential oil’

Essential Oil

Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants (including their respective parts such as seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc.). source


Frequency is a measurable rate of electrical energy that is constant between any 2 points. Everything has an electrical frequency.  source

Take an oil internally with a capsule or by mouth

Applying an oil topically without diluting it with a carrier oil.

Short for Personal Volume. Points you earn while enrolled in Essential Rewards. Points can be redeemed for free product. You earn points as follows(must be consecutive months):
Months 1-6 – 10% of the PV of each Essential Rewards Order
6-12 Months – 15% of the PV of each Essential Rewards Order
13+ Months – 20% of the PV of each Essential Rewards Order

Raindrop Technique
Dropping oils directly onto the spine from about six inches above the body. The oils are then worked into the spine using light strokes with the fingers, which stimulate energy impulses and disperse the oils along the nervous system throughout the entire body. source

An oil with a roller filament on the top that easily glides & applies to the skin.