Koru Oils was founded on the basis of doing the right thing, even if that means that we sell less oil.
As a Professional Aromatherapist, and a graduate of the American College of Healthcare Sciences, it is important to me to take my education and use it to provide support to others through fact based evidence, not marketing and scare tactics.
I have seen and heard a lot of misinformation about essential oils, not just with Covid-19, but for years. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has just been a further catalyst for these scare tactics and misinformation. A lot of companies have made claims to fix, cure, heal, solve, resolve, and fundamentally change the way the human body is actually set up to function! I see this a lot when I hear people tell me that they have been told or read on social media to ingest essential oils. This is generally not a good idea and certainly not a good idea if not being implemented under the direct care and direction of a healthcare provider.
Adding an essential oil to your drinking water in particular is a bad and potentially dangerous thing to do. Essential oils are a combination of sometimes upwards of 100 different volatile aromatic compounds and they do not mix with water, at least, not well and not without an emulsifying agent for support. The human body can not absorb or breakdown oils in this manner. Please do not ingest oils. You are likely to do more harm than good. Imagine being in quarantine with your ex boyfriend or girlfriend. You are the essential oil…your ex is the water. Like you and your ex, they just don’t get along well together. I could get into the tedious science of molecular polarity here of why essential oils and water don’t mix, but I’ll save this discussion for another blog post, perhaps one that can lull those of you that struggle with insomnia to sleep. The reasons you and your ex do not mix…well, that is a whole other series of articles beyond my scope of practice…but you get the idea!
There seems to be so much going on in the world, right now more than ever, that we can not control and is unknown to us. As a company founded on doing the right thing, we will not sell you nor make claims to have the cure for Covid-19. At the time of writing this blog, there are studies looking into the effect of essential oils on this particular strain of virus SARS-CoV-2 also known as the “noval coronavirus” however no cure through botanical means has been proven. Studies like these in the past have been performed on both SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV and have provided insight, but we are just not there yet scientifically with this particular strain.
Often times crisis and fear can bring out the best and unfortunately the worst out of people just the same. That being said, there are a lot of Professional Aromatherapists and companies out there related to and unrelated to healthcare doing the right thing, but you need to know where to look. For us here at Koru, we are driven by fact based evidence, science, clinical trials, proven efficacy, and at our core; intuition. Sometimes even the facts can get blurred and overwhelming so trust your own intuition right now and if a claim or statement being offered sounds too good to be true…it probably is. Slow down, take a breath, and know that there is good in the world and that truth is stronger than fear.
Scare tactics do sell products, but not here.
Not now. Not ever.
So…what can complimentary alternative medicine and essential oils be useful for right now? Evidence suggests that inhalation of oils provide support to the immune system as well as oils that offer support with anxiety and stress are the way to go! So go ahead…diffuse, take a bath, or roll-on Koru’s Wild Lavender, Neroli, Lemon, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, and Bergamot to name a few.
If you have read or heard about various ways to use essential oils to support yourselves and your family during the Coronavirus Pandemic and are uncertain about the truth behind the words…WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and we would absolutely love to help you break down the information, separating fact from fiction. If not Koru Oils, please be sure that you are working with or getting your information from a reliable source that is fact based and not simply marketing based.
For another really great fact based article please check out “Essential Oils and Coronavirus” - https://tisserandinstitute.org/essential-oils-coronavirus/
Take care and be kind to yourselves and one another.
& Alchemist for Koru Oils
Professional Member Alliance of International Aromatherapists
Professional Member National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy