How to Detect High Quality Essential Oils – The Nose Knows!
So you want to get started on building your aromatherapy collection, but are confusion what to look for in a high quality product? Before you go essential oil shopping there are a few important things to consider when choosing the best oils for your personal use. There are so many “look a likes” you might get caught up in the marketing maze. Distinguishing the distinction between “real” and “fake” oils can make all the difference in therapeutic effect and purity of your oil.
The sense of smell is an amazing thing, and well properly awake and focused, your nose can guide you pretty accurately to the range of quality of the oils you sniff. Since all essential oils are not equal in value and often can range depending on how the plant is grown, how it is processed and how it is stored. Many commercial oils are not essential oils at all but look a likes, or “smell a likes” that try to artificially mimic that real deal THC Vapes Shop. Some are cut with other oil that is cheaper in cost and other, while containing small amounts of actual essential oil, are mixed with unnatural fragrance oils. In the art of aromatherapy these are VERY different realities with very different healing effects on the senses.
Toning up your sense of smell is the first place to start. You may notice that when you smell a fragrant shampoo or soap that you and sniff and sniff no problem. This is not the case, however, when smelling pure essential oils. They are way to strong to endure close up sniffing.
A few tips to smelling essential oils are:
1) Smell from the lid not the actual bottle.
2) Do not smell up close but waft around the lid to disperse the scent
3) When smelling several different scents you must clear your nose palette. Coffee beans works well for this.
You will notice that after sifting about 7 to 8 times your sense of smell becomes diminished. This makes is harder to distinguish the essential oils particular characteristic appropriately. After a while of smelling, smelling, smelling, your nose will not be able to detect any scent at all.
To determine if your chosen oil is of high superiority you can rely pretty accurately on your sense of smell, when it is clear and fresh that is. Sometimes oils have a weak mix of compounds that smells “off” to the nose, like something is missing or substandard. Any altered oil is going to also alter its healing abilities which is considerably important for aromatic health use. The quality can be determined also in a laboratory but really the “nose does know”. Trust it to do its job and your intuition can be your guide.
When purchasing your essential oils, make sure there are no other ingredients except the actual essence of oil. You want to avoid products that are blended with vegetable oils or chemical fragrance derivatives. The appropriate label should read the word: “essential oil”. This ensures that you are getting the real deal and that is safe and therapeutic for you and your family.