Can You Get 18/35 on This Essential Oils Quiz?

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Isadora Teich

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Essential oils are used across beauty, skin care, new age health, massage, and different spiritual practices, but how much do you really know about their uses? What would you use to calm down? Which can be used on the skin, which can be ingested, and which should never be ingested? Some can clear your skin, some can help you sleep, others can help heal bug bites, and some are even disinfectants. While essential oils have many positive benefits, it is crucial to know when and how to use them. Some can have side effects if you are sensitive to them, or can even cause different skin or health conditions.

This is why you should know all you can about the different oils before you put them on your skin or hair or use them in your home. Just throwing a bunch of random oils at a problem definitely won't solve it, and may even make things worse. Always do your research before using any essential oil for any purpose. If you think you are an essential oil expert who knows lavender from vetiver, and when to use each, put your knowledge to the test with this essential oils quiz! 

Should you apply essential oils directly to skin?

Essential oils are highly concentrated and need to be diluted in a carrier oil or other substance before applied to the skin. Never directly slather yourself in lavender, eucalyptus, cinnamon, or any other oil without combining it with coconut oil, almond oil, your shampoo, or something like that first.

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When you diffuse Spearmint oil it gives you:

Aromatherapy experts often suggest that spearmint be diffused in the office. That is because it gives an energy boost.

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A few drops of cedarwood oil in a bath is said to do what?

Five drops of cedarwood oil in a bath is said to help relieve eczema. However, women are advised against using it in the first trimester of pregnancy.

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Which of these ways should you not use sandalwood?

Sandalwood oil has many benefits for the body and mind. Always dilute it before use and never ingest it.

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Lavender is thought to help soothe:

Lavender is an all-around soothing essential oil when applied topically and diluted in a carrier oil. It is also thought to help ease sleeping problems.

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Which oil should you diffuse to help with concentration?

Rosemary is said to boost mental performance. Diffuse it when you need to concentrate on a task or recall information.

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Patchouli has a ______ scent.

Patchouli has a strong scent that is used to ground people. It also supports skin health.

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Basil can help you feel:

Basil is helpful when diffused. It can make you feel more alert and awake.

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Which of these is bergamot oil used for?

Bergamot can be used to cleanse the skin. However, don't go out into direct sunlight after applying it topically as the oil is photosensitive.

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Cinnamon is a tasty spice. Should you eat cinnamon oil?

Cinnamon oil is so strong that you should not ingest it, not sniff it directly from the bottle, and only use certain types topically. It is an excellent antibacterial diffuser, but should not be used around or on children younger than 6.

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Which of these oils can be applied undiluted?

Rose oil can be applied directly to acne to clear it up. It also increases libido.

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If someone is pregnant, should they use lemongrass oil?

Lemongrass can be applied topically and diffused. It is not recommended that pregnant women or children under 2 use it.

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Should you ingest chamomile essential oil?

Never ingest chamomile essential oil. The tea is made by crushing dried chamomile flowers.

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Which of these is oregano oil used for?

Oregano oil is a useful substance with many healing uses. It is also used to regulate menstruation.

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Studies suggest that _______ might be good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Peppermint has a pleasant smell. It is used to support the digestive system and soothe headaches. It also encourages hair growth.

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Which of these does clove help with?

Clove works well as a pain reliever and muscle soother when diluted in bathwater or a carrier oil. Do not ingest it or apply it to the skin without diluting it.

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Should you inhale all varieties of cypress oil?

Cypress oil has a fresh and soothing scent, but not all varieties of it should be inhaled or diffused. Do not inhale Arizona cypress oil.

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Spearmint oil is an insect repellent: True or False?

Spearmint oil has a mild scent. It is edible when diluted in water and relieves stomach discomfort.

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Which of these essential oils is incredible for congestion?

Eucalyptus is a powerful topical decongestant and anti-inflammatory oil. It should not be ingested or used on children younger than 10.

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Ginger oil is:

Ginger oil is a nausea reliever and aphrodisiac. They say that applying it topically to your feet or stomach can give you a libido boost.

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Rose oil is usually applied to the face improve what concern?

Rose oil is an effective add in reducing redness and healing broken capillaries. Add it to your moisturizer and apply the mixture.

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Lime oil is used to treat:

Lime oil has a refreshing scent that makes it great in body scrubs. It can also be used to clear congestion when breathed in.

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Who should not use myrrh?

Myrrh is great for anti-aging skin treatments and mouth health. However, not everyone should use it.

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Which of these oils should you not use for more than 3 weeks straight?

Oregano oil is used for immune system support and fading scars, but should not be used for more than three weeks consecutively. Children under 6 and women who are pregnant or nursing should also avoid it.

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Can you ingest peppermint oil?

Peppermint oil is one of the few oils that can be ingested safely. Be sure to dilute a drop or two in water or tea and never drink it straight.

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Rosemary promotes:

Rosemary can be used to promote hair growth. A few drops in a warm carrier oil can make a great hot oil treatment for hair.

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Grape fruit oil should not be used by:

Grapefruit oil is antibacterial, thought to be an appetite suppressant, and applied topically when diluted in carrier oil. It should not be used by or on children under six months old.

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Sandalwood does what for the skin?

Sandalwood has an attractive earthy scent. When diluted, it can be used to moisturize the skin and heal eczema.

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Geranium is diffused for a calming effect: True or False?

Geranium can be used as an insect repellent. It is also a known soother.

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The scent of ________ is said to relieve morning sickness.

Sweet orange is said to relax the mind without causing drowsiness. Diffuse it in the air to relieve morning sickness.

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Lemon oil is most commonly used in:

Lemon oil can be used in skin care and to flavor food or drink if it is food grade. It is most commonly used to create natural homemade cleaners and dishwasher detergent.

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Tea tree oil does not clear up:

Tea tree oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal. It's a common skincare ingredient for clearing up the skin.

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Cardamom supports _______ health.

Cardamom is a popular flavor in Indian cuisine. When diffused and breathed in, it supports respiratory health.

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Jasmine is said to balance:

Jasmine is a favorite scent. It is said to balance your mood and help with skin health.

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White Fir is good for the:

White fir is a less commonly used essential oil, but has many benefits. On top of those listed above, it can also help with emotional support.

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