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When you purchase your first essential oils, you are purchasing a more that just an oil. Essential oils can be damaged by ultraviolet light and deteriorate more rapidly at the blue end of the spectrum than the red. Therefore, knowing the right way and the wrong way to look after your oils is an important aspect of buying essential oils.
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You should never place your oils in direct sunlight, so avoid sunny windowsills or shelves on radiators – no matter how attractive the bottles look! Our free essential oils guide will explain that essential oils do not like extreme temperatures. They are highly volatile which means that they evaporate rapidly, so, always replace the caps immediately and ensure that the tops are tightly closed when the oils are not in use.
Therapeutic grade essential oils will last for approximately three years from the bottling date. The best storage conditions is when the oils are in a amber bottle in a cool place with no air space. In this case, the oils are likely to last for about five years. Citrus oils tend to have a shorter shelf-life due to their high proportion of terpenes.
Once therapeutic grade essential oils have been diluted in a carrier oil, the shelf-life reduces dramatically. For the best therapeutic benefits it is suggested that you use freshly made blends. A blend will keep for about three to six months if it is stored in an amber-colored bottle in a cool place away from sunlight. If wheatgerm oil is added then the shelf-life is approximately six to nine months.
The complete guide to essential oils and the dos and don’ts
- Never buy essential oils in clear glass or plastic bottles
- Only buy essential oils in amber-colored bottles
Questions to ask yourself before purchasing therapeutic grade essential oils
- How old are the essential oils?
- When were they bottled?
- Have the oils been in direct sunlight?
- Are the essential oils all the same price? If they are, then you are definitely not purchasing therapeutic grade essential oils. For instance, therapeutic grade essential oils of rose will be far more expensive then lavender or rosemary.
- Have the therapeutic grade essential oils been diluted with any carrier oils? If so, when were they blended?
- Have the therapeutic grade essential oils been adulterated with synthetic materials or bulking agents?
- Does the aromatherapy trader deal mostly with the perfume and food industries? Always look for an aromatherapy specialist.
- Does your supplier know about the therapeutic grade essential oils?
- If blends are being sold, is there a qualified aromatherapist on the staff?
- Has the supplier been recommended to you?
- How long has the aromatherapy firm been established?
The complete guide to essential oils and their save usage
- Therapeutic grade essential oils should always be kept away from young children.
- If they are taken internally some therapeutic grade essential oils can be highly dangerous, so read the usage guide carefully
- Never leave bottled therapeutic grade essential oils standing on plastic, polished or painted surfaces which can be damaged by the chemical constituents.
- Always store therapeutic grade essential oils away from the naked flame.
- Always, store therapeutic grade essential oils away from your homeopathic medications which may be tanted by the more powerful aromas.
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