My Top 3 Rules when choosing Essential Oils
So, you have made the decision to take the plunge into the world of aromatherapy. The enormous, confusing, and often expensive world of aromatherapy.
The good news is – it doesn’t need to be any of that!
There are so many essential oils and essential oil blends in the marketplace today claiming "everything under the sun" and all at such different prices. We understand that knowing which essential oils to choose and who trust can be very overwhelming and extremely confusing.
So, I decided to put this guide together to help you ensure you get the best quality at the best price.
Are you ready?
Here it is . . .
Follow this Guide to choosing essential oils and you will have the confidence to know you are making the best decision for the health and wellebing of yourself and your family.
1. Look for PURE ESSENTIAL OILS.
There are so many essential oils on the market today that vary greatly in quality. There are synthetic fragrance oils that mimic an almost identical smell to the real oil, however they contain synthetic fragrances and will not possess the benefits of the pure essential oil.
Then there are hybrid oils where the oil is ‘bulked out’ with cheap carriers like vegetable oils. The common labels these synthetic and hybrid oils are given is “fragrance oil”, “perfume oil”, or “aromatherapy oil”. In short, if the oil does not claim “pure essential oil”, then don’t buy it.
2. Identify the DISTILLATION METHOD.
To extract the oil from the source, there are a variety of different methods that can be used. Most commonly – cold pressing, steam distillation, or solvent extraction. Ensure that the pure essential oil you are buying is either cold pressed or steam distilled. Solvent extraction involves the use of harsh solvents to extract the oil from the source, and even though the solvent is eventually separated from the oil at the end of the process, it leaves behind an array of toxic residues in the oil you are looking to diffuse in your home or put on your skin.
All Tri Nature pure essential oils are cold pressed & steam distilled only.
3. Check the BOTANICAL NAME.
If you are seeking a particular oil, make sure you check the botanical name is the one you are after. There are multiple varieties of similar essential oils, and they can vary greatly in fragrance and benefit. For example, Roman Chamomile is very different to German Chamomile.
You can find the Botanical name at the base of the front label of every Tri Nature pure essential oil.
There are so many wonderful benefits to using pure essential oils in your home. These benefits have been documented for many thousands of years dating back to the early Egyptians, in a time when essential oils were the only remedies available for treatment of disease & ailments, beautification, and preservation rituals.
Utilising the Tri Nature range of aromatherapy accessories, I have been able to incorporate these beautiful pure essential oils into our daily lives for the benefit of my family. Whether it is diffusing oils throughout our home to create a calming ambience or to clear a stuffy nose, or dispersing some oils through the kids bath water to soothe dry & irritated skin, my oils are a much-loved permanent fixture in our home.
If you are unsure about which essential oils to use, a great place to start is Tri Nature's Aroma Mood Starter Sets or Essential Oil Blends (We've done the work for you!). The oils used in Tri Nature's Essential Oils Blends have been carefully selected and blended to ensure the ultimate benefit and scent is achieved. My favourites at this time of year is the Breathe Clearly and Exuberance Essential Oil Blends. The Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend has also been a lifesaver at helping me go to sleep. I simply put 10 drops in my Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser and find I drift to sleep with ease!
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