People who are new to aromatherapy and essential oils may feel lost on what they can and cannot do. Usually, these are the people that waste their money on buying fragrance oils and regretting what they have done later. If you are new to aromatherapy, I would like to congratulate you on this step of introducing this into your lifestyle. This will not only help you set your mind straight and minimize stress, it can also be a nice addition especially if you are looking to have a holistic lifestyle. However, as a beginner, there may be some things that you do not know about the industry. Here are some of the things that you must remember when it comes to essential oils.
Essential Oils Are Not The Same as Perfume Oils
This is one of the most basic things that a beginner must know. The aromatherapy market is growing and a lot of businessmen want to benefit from that. They do this by creating some artificial perfume oils that are said to mimic what essential oils can do. However, since they are artificial, they really cannot do what real essential oils can. They do not provide therapeutic effects and they can also irritate your skin. Be sure to only buy real oils and not artificially-made perfume oils.
The Container Of The Oil Is Important
You may see these oils packaged in different containers. You will notice that all bottles are not the same. It may be best to look for dark bottles because the quality of the oil can be affected by sunlight. In the same way, try to avoid oils that have medicine droppers in them. Rubber can alter the content of the oil. Take note of these so you do not end up wasting your money on buying some altered oils that will not be able to give you the same effect.
Take Note of The Safety Issues
Also, there are some safety issues when it comes to using these oils. It is important to know how to properly dilute them in carrier oils and how to conduct a patch test so that you know that it is 100% safe to apply on your skin. Never apply oil directly. This can cause some irritation and may even lead you to develop some skin problems like dermatitis.
Learn More About The Oils
Last but not the least, always take the time to get to know the oils. These oils can come from different countries and they also have different varieties. Knowing your oils can pay you in the long run because it will allow you to properly discern real from fake ones. There will always be vendors who will aim to deceive you. But if you have some knowledge about the oils, then you can prevent this. Always check the country of origin as well as the components of the oil so that you know that you have the best deal. Being a beginner in aromatherapy is not hard. You just need to take the necessary precautions and get to know your essential oils more.