How can I determine the quality of the essential oil I am purchasing? A quick search on Google for essential oils suppliers will show that costs for essential oils varies and they vary a lot! How can you decide which oil to purchase? Here are a few factors to help you determine the level of quality of the oil you intend to purchase.
Using essential oils safely means diluting essential oils when applying topically. In this category, you will find numerous articles on how to use essential oils safely with the proper dilution. Diluting essential oils means using a carrier oil, or bath salts, or another type of carriers such as aloe vera, or lotion.
Because essential oils contain no fatty acids, they are not susceptible to
rancidity like vegetable oils—but you will want to protect them from the degenerative effects of heat, light, and air. Store them in tightly sealed, dark glass bottles away from any heat source. Properly stored oils can maintain their quality for years. (Citrus oils are less stable and should not be stored longer than six months to a year after opening.)
This chart will help you convert essential and carrier oil measurements. Use a measuring cup or spoon for carrier oils and pipettes for measuring your essential oils.
I have been asked numerous times about essential oil storage by students, “Should you keep your essential oils in the refrigerator?” What is the best essential oil storage to make them last? When you think of great things served cold, essential oils are probably not one of them. But essential oil storage is something that should be considered. Truth be told, they do work best when fresh, and storing your essential oils in the refrigerator…
In general, the biblical essential oils are safe to use for aroma therapy and other household purposes. Nonetheless, safety must be exercised due to their potency and high concentration. Please read and follow these guidelines to receive the maximum effectiveness and benefits.
Are we Sensitive to Essential Oils? Recently, a friend of mine, a new user of essential oils, called in a panic to tell me to check my phone. When I did there was a picture of her face swollen with red blotches. “What happened?” I asked. She stated it was a reaction to something she was using. After a lengthy discussion about which essential oils she had, how she was using them and how often,…
Because they contain no fatty acids, essential oils are not susceptible to rancidity like vegetable oils – but protect them from the degenerative effects of heat, light and air, store them in tightly sealed, dark glass bottles away from any heat source. Properly stored oils can maintain their quality for years. (Citrus oils are less stable and should not be stored longer than six months after opening.)