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

By: Isadora Teich

Can You Get 18/35 on This Essential Oils 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?
Yes
No
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:
energy
Aromatherapy experts often suggest that spearmint be diffused in the office. That is because it gives an energy boost.
focus
clear skin
a suppressed appetite

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A few drops of cedarwood oil in a bath is said to do what?
Lessen stress
Help with depression
Open your third eye
Relieve eczema
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?
Ingest
Sandalwood oil has many benefits for the body and mind. Always dilute it before use and never ingest it.
Diffuse
Apply to skin
Massage

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Lavender is thought to help soothe:
Anxiety
Muscle tension
Skin irritation
All of the above
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
Rosemary is said to boost mental performance. Diffuse it when you need to concentrate on a task or recall information.
Cinnamon
Rose
Clove

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Patchouli has a ______ scent.
cleansing
grounding
Patchouli has a strong scent that is used to ground people. It also supports skin health.
soothing
sensual

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Basil can help you feel:
Sleepy
Hungry
Alert
Basil is helpful when diffused. It can make you feel more alert and awake.
Confident

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Which of these is bergamot oil used for?
cleansing skin
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.
sleep
energy
healing bug bites

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Cinnamon is a tasty spice. Should you eat cinnamon oil?
Yes
No
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
Rose oil can be applied directly to acne to clear it up. It also increases libido.
Cinnamon
Lemongrass
Ginger

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If someone is pregnant, should they use lemongrass oil?
Yes
No
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?
Yes
No
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?
healing scars
immune system support
anitbacterial
all of the above
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.
Lavender
Myrrh
Cypress
Peppermint
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?
Pain
Inflammation
Pest control
All of the above
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?
Yes
No
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?
True
Spearmint oil has a mild scent. It is edible when diluted in water and relieves stomach discomfort.
False

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Which of these essential oils is incredible for congestion?
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is a powerful topical decongestant and anti-inflammatory oil. It should not be ingested or used on children younger than 10.
Chamomile
Lavender
Grapefruit

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Ginger oil is:
An aphrodisiac
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.
Great for babies
Fatal in large doses
A skincare must

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Rose oil is usually applied to the face improve what concern?
Blackheads
Under eye circles
Redness
Rose oil is an effective add in reducing redness and healing broken capillaries. Add it to your moisturizer and apply the mixture.
Dark spots

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Lime oil is used to treat:
Eczema
Common cold
Lime oil has a refreshing scent that makes it great in body scrubs. It can also be used to clear congestion when breathed in.
Depression
Pain

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Who should not use myrrh?
Pregnant women
Diabetics
Children younger than 2
All of the above
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?
Lavender
Chamomile
Oregano
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.
Lime

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Can you ingest peppermint oil?
Yes
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.
No

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Rosemary promotes:
Clear skin
Love
Healthy liver
Hair growth
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:
The elderly
Pregnant women
Children under 10
Babies younger than 6 months
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?
Antibacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Moisturize
All of the above
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?
True
Geranium can be used as an insect repellent. It is also a known soother.
False

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The scent of ________ is said to relieve morning sickness.
Sandalwood
Sweet orange
Sweet orange is said to relax the mind without causing drowsiness. Diffuse it in the air to relieve morning sickness.
Lemon
Clove

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Lemon oil is most commonly used in:
Cleaning
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.
Skincare
Magic rituals
Calming anxiety

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Tea tree oil does not clear up:
Fungal infections
Acne
Odors
Headaches
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.
Heart
Respiratory
Cardamom is a popular flavor in Indian cuisine. When diffused and breathed in, it supports respiratory health.
Liver
Skin

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Jasmine is said to balance:
Your mood
Jasmine is a favorite scent. It is said to balance your mood and help with skin health.
Your skin
Your heart
None of these

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White Fir is good for the:
Skin
Muscles
Joints
All of the above
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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You Got:
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