Aromatherapy For Beginners – Make Sure You Purchase The Right Essential Oils
Aromatherapy is a great way to enhance your life through the use of scents and soothing oils. Aromatherapy for beginners can be filled with a few pitfalls you need to watch out for. Not every seller of oils is trying to sell you what you want and need. Some sellers are offering oils which do not meet the standards and quality anyone wanting to enjoy their experience fully can find benefit from.
Have you been walking through a mall and stumbled across a beautifully packaged set of essential oils for aromatherapy? You see all the pretty clear crystal bottles decoratively packaged on display. Each bottle has a glass and rubber eye dropper. You read the information on the package, flip it over, and read a bit about the contents. You see talk about the kinds of oils used and discussion about their dilution. The story on the package talks about only containing the finest oils in high concentration. The instructions explain you should use the dropper and use a few drops for aroma, or to add to a steamer. How many problems are present in this package?
This pretty package in the mall has at least 3 warning signs screaming at anyone knowledgeable about aromatherapy. The first item, which will not be apparent to beginners to aromatherapy, is the clear bottles. Essential oils are very sensitive to decay from light and should be stored in dark bottles. The two most common colors for the bottles are a dark amber or cobalt blue. If the oils are stored in other colors, they are probably not of the highest quality.
The second warning sign is the discussion of dilution. While you may dilute your essential oils, even aromatherapy for beginners should be done using pure essential oils. You will pay more for the bottle of oils, but you are getting more actual product. Why pay for a bottle filled with water, which is going to reduce the types of usages, and the effectiveness of your aromatherapy experience?
The third thing which should tip you off to the low quality is the eyedropper. You will use drops of your essential oils, but the oils in full concentration are very harsh to rubber droppers or stoppers. They will turn the rubber components to mush, and soon you will have a leaking mess to clean up. Only highly diluted bottles of essential oils will be able to use rubber or plastic droppers.
If you want to get the highest quality essential oils it is best to shop in stores or online shops which specialize in aromatherapy. Even then it is wise to ask questions about the dilution, the freshness, and the source of the essential oils. Hopefully this short guide of how to protect your investment will help you buy higher quality oils and have a better first experience. Aromatherapy for beginners can be very enjoyable if you start with the right essential oils, and are not tricked into buying products of low quality.