Thursday, 20 August 2015

How to Choose, Blend & Take Care of Your Essential Oils

Saving & Blending Essential Oils
We must confess, we are slightly partial to essential oils, in awe of their unique fragrance. However, getting started in the niche of essential oils needs some degree of knowledge. We will be your guiding light in this subject, helping you get acquainted with the basics and also explore the finer nuances of the subject.


Criteria for Choosing Essential Oils Matters

You need to establish for what purpose you need the essential oil for making the most relevant selection. You must know that whether you want your aromatic oil for calming your senses, energize your body or for healing chronic body ailments. The niche of essential oils is vast and each of these oils has fragrant and therapeutic properties in different permutations. Secondly, never buy essential oil that is overwhelming for you. If you cannot withstand the aroma, the entire plot is los. Make sure that the essential oil you choose has olfactory and psychological compatibility. Lastly, always make sure to read safety information related to using the oil.

  • Most aromatic oils are perfect for use at home but there are some oils that you should approach with caution. For instance, some should not be applied directly to the body.

Take a minute to browse at one of our bestselling essential oil for calming the senses is Sandalwood Body Oil:


Approach Blending Essential Oils with Care

There will be times when you will find just one aromatic oil sufficient for your need but in some cases, you might need to create a more potent blend where various essential oils are combined to increase the overall potency of the oil blend. You can either chose to blend aromatic oils on your own or buy readymade blend of aromatic oils. Blending is both easy and fun, so with a little practice you can easily master this art. We recommend buying blended oils for therapeutic uses and some playful exploration via DIY essential oil blending for creating your unique scent.

  • Usually, three essentials oils can make a reasonably synergic blend but master perfumers are known to blend many more. This requires expertise gained over years of experience.


Creating Perfect Essential Oils Combinations Needs Practice

  • For clarity of mind/concentration at work: Rosemary, geranium, and basil.
  • For relief from stress: Lavender, lemon, chamomile, myrrh, sandalwood, frankincense, yang, and cedar wood.
  • For uplifting your mood: Orange, eucalyptus, lavender, and enroll.
  • For treatment of body pain (muscle/joint): Frankincense, ginger, lavender, peppermint, and rosemary. Colds, cough, and flu: Eucalyptus, ginger, and rosemary.
  • To energize your body: bergamot, enroll, geranium, and lemon.


The Right Way to Store Aromatic Essential Oils

After you have made the perfect blend of aromatic oil, you need to store it the right way to ensure its fragrance and healing properties are conserved. The best way to do this is store the oil in an amber bottle. If you have made the blend by mixing oils with lotions, creams, or ready- made massage oils, the blend will last only as long as the Carrier Oil will thrive. You can add Wheat Germ Oil to the blend to make it last longer.

Take a minute to browse at one of our bestselling essential oil blends: Jojoba Body Oil:


Closing the Discussion with Some Tips about Taking Care of Aromatic Oils

To increase the shelf life and to get the most out of your essential oils, you must follow some basic rules of the tame. Always choose dark colored bottle and keep them away from direct sunlight, as essential oils are extremely sensitive to light. They don't react well to temperature extremes or oxygen. Always close the lid tightly and store the bottle in a cool, dark place. You can also chose to keep your oil in a refrigerator but we really don't vouch for this method. Some aromatic oils are known to become cloudy in nature when stored in the fridge though most experts say that the does not affect their therapeutic nature.

Perhaps, the very definition of exotic aromatic essential oils: Oudh Body Oil

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