Have you noticed there are sooooo many different brands of Essential Oils out there these days? Buying an Essential Oil is actually easy. They can be found in any department store and health store. But buying a good one, on the other hand, can be challenging, even for trained aromatherapists. In an ideal world, you should get a bottle of potent liquid distilled from the flower, root, leaf, or rind of an aromatic plant. But do you really?
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know what exactly is in that little bottle you purchased. Some vendors “extend” Essential Oils by mixing them with less expensive nut and seed oils, while others pass low-cost oils off as ones that are harder (and pricier) to come by. And then there are those who just claim their oils are “100% pure” with as little as 51% essential oil in it! Labeling a product “pure” doesn’t really mean anything. All they do is echo the plants’ scent with synthetics and chemical solvents. Sometimes, they even contain pesticides! Yike!
So how can you tell which ones have the “good” stuff in that bottle?
I have a great tip for you to test your Essential Oil: Simply place a single drop on a piece of white paper (computer printer works great!). Allow it to dry. If there is an oily spot left the Essential Oil NOT pure! There are exceptions as some oils are deeper in color and heavier in consistency and can leave a slight tint behind; however, it should not be greasy (ie.e Sandalwood, Patchouli, and German Chamomille).
Obviously, after trying different types, I trust Young Living Essential oils. I performed the test and it proved me that their Essential Oils are pure! You can read my article Why I chose Young Living Essential Oils over other Brands
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