Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 9, 2013 is Buying, Storing, and Caring for Essential Oils.
BUYING ESSENTIAL OILS
When buying your essential oils, always check the company to see if they are concerned with the importance of the purity of the essential oils they sell. Make sure the company is available for questions.
REMEMBER, Only pure essential oils will give the desired therapeutic (healing) effects.
Some essential oils are labeled as organic. The term ‘organic’ implies that the plant in cultivation is grown without the use of fertilizers and insecticides.
Essential Oils should always be supplied in dark bottles.
STORING ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential Oils are delicate and are affected by light, heat, air, and moisture. They are best kept in a cool, dry, dark place.
CARING FOR ESSENTIAL OILS
Do not put essential oils in plastic bottles. Plastic will interact with the chemical makeup of the essential oils and essential oils will cause the plastic to deteriorate. When making your blends, make sure you store them in labeled glass containers.
Check Back Tomorrow for information on Handling and Mixing Essential Oils.
Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson