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How do I Choose the Best Pure Aromatherapy Oil?

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  • Written By: Felicia Dye
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 11 October 2018
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Aromatherapy, the practice of using scents for healing purposes, has grown in popularity among Western cultures. However, many people still have a lot to learn. You may, for example, be wondering about the best methods of choosing pure aromatherapy oil. To begin with, you need to learn what essential oils are, which oils are best for the ailments you have, and how to identify good sources.

To truly engage in aromatherapy, you will need essential oils. These are sometimes referred to as volatile oils. These oils are obtained from a variety of natural sources, such as flower blossoms, herbs, and fruits. When they are sold on the retail market they should be 100 percent pure.

To ensure you are indeed purchasing pure aromatherapy oils, take note of all of the information on labels or websites. Whenever essential oils are diluted or mixed, this should be brought to the attention of the consumer. Like other products, however, suppliers may develop creative ways of shrouding this with marketing schemes.

For example, be aware of the name of the oil in bold print but smaller words such as “containing,” “featuring,” or “essence of.” These words are indicators that the oil is not pure. If you purchase oil that is not pure, you may be exposed to a nice aroma, however, you are not likely to experience any healing effects.

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Another obstacle to effective healing can be not knowing what you need. You may know that you need pure aromatherapy oil, but this does not determine which oil you need. As is the case with commercial medicines, certain remedies are suggested for certain ailments.

There are numerous essential oils available. If you are serious about using aromatherapy for healing, you need to be serious about choosing the regimen that will solve your problems. You may be able to find the answers you need by conducting research on your own. However, it may be necessary to get help from a natural health professional who can outline which oils are best.

Your source can also play a major role in ensuring that you get the best oils. One thing to consider is the extraction method. Certain methods are not recommended for certain oils. Essential oils are products that are best purchased from a source that displays knowledge about aromatherapy products. In addition to having the ability to assist you if needed, finding a knowledgeable source also increases your chances of avoiding scammers and actually receiving pure aromatherapy oils.

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