How Essential Oils Emerged
It’s been a long time since the human race has known about the ways of using essential oils. In earlier days it was the only source to help people in the process of healing or curing diseases. The method was natural and effective, but as the time passed by the demand of these oils decreased. The position of these essential oils is now taken over by homeopathic and pathological medicines. These new products are easily available, easy to manufacture and far more effective. But in today’s world everyone gets a second chance and as a result, essential oils came back in action.
Variety Of Essential Oils Are Available
The contemporary world is fascinated with the use of these organic products. People now a days are attracted to these products as they are cheaper, natural ,easily available and equally effective as compared to any other pathological medicines. By now researchers have found over 3000 essential oils. Each one is unique and have specific functions. It is difficult choosing the best product for yourself out the wide range of product available.
So here are tips and guidelines to help you buy the perfect product :-
1.) Know The Function
It is important to know why do you need the product. Each product has a specific function. If you are going to use the product just for fragrance or to make your home smell better than you can be casual about it. But you have to be cautious to buy a product for skin care, medicinal use etc. For example- You can use lavender oil for relaxation process or peppermint oil for mental stability.
2.)What Grade Of Oil Do You Need
By grade of the oil, we mean its purity. It is important to use a perfect grade of oil , using an oil of unknown grade is risky. Some of the oils in their purest state are corrosive and can result in irritation, rashes, burns etc. It’s recommended to use 100 percent pure therapeutic oil for kids, your family and even for your pet. Even for spas the essential therapeutic oils should be 100 percent pure.
These oils can be divided into 4 levels of grading.
a.) Grade A- Safe for internal uses as its pure and unadulterated.
b.) Grade B- Have some chemical additions. They are referred as natural food grade oils
c.) Grade C- The oils are extended and altered with added chemical and solvent. it is known as perfume grade.
d.) Floral Water- Low-quality product, mostly synthetic or oils identical to natural oils.
3.) Quality OF Oil
There is no such company yet to look after the quality of essential oils. But it’s recommended to always buy the product from a “reputed seller”. A reputable supplier always sells good and high-quality product. If you are buying it the first time than research, compare, consult and then only go for the product.
It’s always important to look at the price factor. Pure essential oil is always expensive as a huge amount of raw product is required for its manufacturing.
5.) Bottle And Storing
The container should always be a dark colored (usually brown) glass bottle. Never buy an essential oil in transparent bottles, plastic or aluminum bottles etc. It’s possible the product is impure or is of bad quality. Plus make sure they are tightly sealed and stored in a cold , dark and dry area.
6.) Suppliers and Companies
Make sure to buy the product from the renowned supplier . Before going shopping research, evaluate and consult with others. Select the best brand or seller. A company with a good reputation always sell good quality and pure product.