Frequently Asked Questions

How do Essential Oils work?

Our sense of smell provokes a powerful physiological and emotional reaction. The essential oils used by Bella Oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors in your nose, which travel through the olfactory nerve to the part of your brain called the limbic system. The limbic system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions including smell, emotions, behaviour, and memory.

Once this message is received in the limbic system the odour can invigorate, calm, sooth pain, provide focus and assist with many other ailments.

Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are liquid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit.

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body.

I use Premium Quality Pure Essential Oils to create my products, these oils are sourced from over 40 countries throughout the world and every single batch of oil undergoes a multi-phase chemical composition inspection to continue to provide assured quality.

The essential oils that I use to make Bella Oils products have no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants. These factors increase product potency, and therefore the efficiency of the product

Which areas of the body should I apply Bella Oils?

The area of application is usually determined by the problem you are trying to remedy. Common places for application include:

~  Bottom of feet, particularly reflexology points – this is the ideal place to apply essential oils as the soles of our feet have much larger pores than the rest of our body, so they are like big straws soaking the benefits of the oils quicker into your system.

~  Along the Spine can be a valuable area to apply your oils as they will soak into the central nervous system which directly sends signals all over your body.  The neurological activity along our spine creates increased blood flow, therefore a greater distribution and more effectiveness of the essential oils.Wrists

~  Pulse points such as wrists, temples and back of the neck and ears. These areas of the body are where the blood vessels are closest to the skin’s surface. Application in this area allows for quicker absorption of the oils, there for a more rapid effect of the results.

~  Chest and abdomen

~  Arms, legs

~  Back, shoulders and neck

How long can you notice the effects of Essential Oils?

Essential oils can last 12 – 24 hours in the body depending on several factors: viscosity, concentration of the oils, application style – massage, diffused, inhaled – or skin type and to which body part the oils were applied. Eventually it is excreted through the kidneys in the urine, exhaled by the lungs, secreted through the skin or passed through in the faeces.

When you inhale the aroma of an essential oil it takes 22 seconds to reach the brain. Your brain then contains the knowledge of how to assist your body with that smell. If it smells peppermint, most people experience an uplifting and invigorating effect; however if the aroma of lavender reaches the brain, it usually knows it’s time to calm down and to ground your emotions.

After applying an oil topically to your skin, it takes an average of 3 minutes for the oil to reach your blood stream, after this it will reach every cell in your body on an average of 20 minutes.

Why should you use Bella Oils instead of other store bought products?

Studies have shown that, in general, females apply products to their body each day that contain an average of 168 different chemicals. This, coupled with environmental and diet factors, can lead to an increased toxin load. A build-up of toxins in the body can result in health issues such as digestive problems, insomnia, musculoskeletal issues and fatigue – caused by increased stress on the nervous system.

Essential oils are a natural product and don’t have the nasty side effects of other chemicals. So why not use natural products such as “Bella Oils” when you can!

What to do if you have sensitive skin or don’t like a particularly strong fragrance?

Bella Oils products are all handmade in small batches with a different strength for adults and children. The potency of children’s blends will vary depending on the age specified at time of order. If you have sensitive skin or don’t like a strong aroma please advise me so I can make a custom blend to suit your needs.

Looking for an Essential Oil product that’s not here?

If you have a specific condition or request please feel free to contact me. Bella Oils has started with my tried and trusted blends, but we welcome requests. If a product contains a particular oil that you do not like or cannot use, please advise me at time of order and I can attempt to use an alternative oil with similar properties.

Bella Oils are designed to be convenient and effective, all products are packaged in glass or metal to protect the integrity of the oil.

Postage, Delivery and Refunds

Postage is charged at a flat rate of $10 per order.  If your order is above 5kg weight Bells Oils may contact you to request extra postal fee, please feel free to discuss this further with us prior to ordering. All products are posted with Australia Post or by courier in recycled packaging to and minimise waste protect our environment.

The products are at your risk as soon as they leave our premises for delivery to you.

Alternatively, you can collect your items locally in Newcastle, NSW. Please advise at time of order if this is your preferred delivery method.

To ensure product quality and efficiency the products will not be made until your order has been placed and payment received. Please allow up to 7 days before your order is available for shipping/collection.  If you have a special event and require the product sooner please contact me directly to attempt a faster turnaround.

My orders are packed with care, in the unfortunate event of breakage, notify Bella Oils within 24hrs with photos so I can access the breakage.

As with every product on the market results will vary for Bella Oils products. If you are not receiving the desired effect please connect with Bella Oils to discuss this further.

For quality control once items have been ordered or paid there are no refunds or exchanges on any of our products. Each product has been custom made for your order.

Keeping you and your Oils safe

It’s not suggested to leave Essential Oil products in a hot environment, try to keep them in a cool dark place. These products are not like red wine, they will not improve with oxidation, in fact, it could damage the oil properties so please keep your lids firmly closed at all times to prevent oxidation. The products are also too precious to be used as toys so please supervise child use.