In the past decade, there has been a rise in the popularity in the use of essential oils, even though they were invented centuries ago. If you’re a beginner in using the essential oil, the following article will help you understand where and how to get started.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are commonly mistaken as herbal oils. This couldn’t be more wrong. Plants produce volatile aromatic oils called as essential oils.
Imagine bringing lavender flowers to your nose for inhalation or rubbing rosemary in between your hands.
Plants create oils and smelly reins for attracting the warm predators, pollinators, and protect themselves against any diseases.
This aromatic substance is concentrated and extracted through various methods, which is then turned into essential oil. To give you know-how, it takes about 60 whole roses to make one drop of essential. Crazy, isn't it?
How to find quality essential oils?
Whether you are looking for any essential oils, you need to be sure that the essential oil you buy is pure without any diluents. There is a market of fake essential oils that are diluted using lesser quality products. Besides, you must also be able to distinguish between essential oils and other oils including kids cologne.
To ensure that you are purchasing the right oil, check the botanical Latin name on the product label. For instance, the bottle must have Peppermint (Mentha piperita), cedar essential oil, listed clearly. Ensure that you buy only those products that are either certified or sourced from a trusted supplier. Some of the essential oils are made from wild-harvested plants, and thus, they don’t have organic certification. Keep in mind not to buy ‘Fragrance Oils’ as they aren't authentic botanical essential oils but synthetically produced fake products.
Guide for buying and storing essential oils
Once you buy the essential oils you need, check its label to know which plant part and what production method were used to make it. Sometimes, you might find varied options for one plant such as Fresh Ginger and Dry Ginger, or Cinnamon Leaf and Cinnamon Bark. Both of the options are two different part of plants providing different properties and aroma to the oils.
To start with, purchase small amounts to experiment and discover which of oils suit you the best before buying large quantities.
One drop of essential oil goes a long way, so even a 1oz bottle will last for a while. Additionally, essential oils are expensive.
You don’t want to buy something expensive and not use it.It is advised to store these oils n a dark, cool cabinet away from light and heat.
Do not store them in the rubber-to dropper and glass bottles.
Essential oils are concentrated and can be corrosive.They may eat through the rubber bulb and ruin the entire bottle. You can use the bottle with screw caps. There are plenty of ways to use these oils for enhancing your wellness and living a healthier life. However, it is advisable to do proper research and seeking the help of a qualified aromatherapist to buy the right essential oils.
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