Tips for Buying, Using & Combining Oils
When it comes to buying essential oils from stores, there are a few things you want to keep in mind. Be careful when buying oils that are marked “perfume oil” or “fragrance oil” because they might not have all (or any) of the useful properties that you’re looking for. In some cases, vendors only use chemicals to make their essential oils, so it pays to do a little research before you buy products.
Another term to watch out for when buying essential oils is “aromatherapy grade” because there is no agency that grades oils with this label. Now this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t ever buy a product with this term; just know that some companies are willing to attach phrases like this to products without any basis.
One other important thing you should do when buying essential oils is email the company asking questions that you want to know. Even if you don’t have any specific questions, it’s always good to email an online essentials oil store just to see how their customer service department is. The better the customer service is, the better the chance of them having good products!
Using and Combining Oils
There are several different ways to use essential oils beginning with inhalation. To inhale an essential oil, put a few drop on a tissue, and breath in; you’ll find that the product starts acting almost immediately this way. You can also use essential oils by adding them to a humidifier or vaporizer. In some cases, this way works much better than inhaling the oils.
One more popular way to use essential oils is to combine them with massage oil, and rub the mixture into your skin. If you’re going to do this, make sure you are very knowledgeable about essential oils so that you don’t cause an allergic reaction or breakouts. The same goes for when you combine essential oils together in a bottle because you don’t want to regret your decision to use these oils. Also, make sure that the bottle you combine the oils in is sterilized.
In any case, essential oils can be very beneficial to your over health and beauty, so consider giving them a try!