You love aromatherapy and you want to build a beautiful collection of 100% pure essential oils to have on hand to support your health and wellbeing.
But maybe you don’t really know where to start or how to find the best quality oils. You can start here, at my online shop. More blends coming soon!
Today I’d like to share with you some really important tips for buying 100% Pure Essential Oils to ensure you get the best you can.
What to look for when buying pure essential oils…
1. The Quality
Always buy 100% pure essential oils.
Fragrant oils are synthetic copies and will not possess the healing properties that 100% pure essential oils have.
The natural 100% pure essential oil contains it’s own powerful life force that is created synergistically in mother nature. The synthetic copy may contain some of the same constituents but is not how mother nature intended. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, as they say.
2. The Bottles
Essential oils are affected by light and should be bottled in dark glass. They are traditionally stored in amber glass, but you may come across other dark glass such as blue or green.
They will last almost forever if you store them in a dark, dry, cool place. Not that you’d leave them for that long before using them!
Avoid clear glass or any types of plastic.
3. The Label
Here’s where you should find some important information.
Look for labels that state the botanical name as well as the common name.
The label should also state the volume and directions on how to use.
If the oil is organic this should also be stated on the label. A certified organic product will have the relevant logo on it. For example in Australia we have the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) logo and processor number and in the US it will have the USDA organic logo.
Some essential oil blends will have ‘certified organic ingredients’ on the label. This implies that the individual essential oils used are certified organic but the blend as a whole has not been certified by the relevant body. If you are concerned you could ask your supplier for the organic certifier details for each individual essential oil…this is where the next point comes into play.
4. Customer Support and The Trust Factor
I believe that’s important for you to buy from someone who you can trust, who gives you fantastic customer support and will answer all your questions.
I always use certified certified organic whenever it’s available and state on my labels what is organic and what isn’t.
And I’m always happy to answer any questions.
I hope this clarifies things and if there’s anything you’d like to ask head to the comments section below.
In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx