What should I consider when buying essential oils?

In addition, several other factors affect the quality of essential oils: So are the growing conditions from which the oil is extracted of the plants is very important, as is the method of production and storage of the finished oil. So can cause improper storage for aging of the oil.

The following information is important for the purchase:

The essential oil should of course be obtained from the actual parent plant. Pay attention to the words “g & a”, which stands for genuine (ie unchanged), if you want to request an extra virgin oil.

The term “DAB” (German Pharmacopoeia) alone is not enough.

Such a statement does not mean that no other synthetic or natural identical oils were added. DAB states alone that certain ingredients or major components in a required concentration at the time of the inspection were available. Whether these ingredients but actually originate from the plant or were added later, is not checked.

A so-called “real essential oil” that you get to bore you to buy, actually says nothing about the purity or quality of the oil. Is against it “100 percent pure essential oil” on the bottle, so it must be pure actually 100%.

Also pay attention to the documentation or bottle. There, the batch number and both the Latin and the German name of the plant stand, from which the oil was recovered should.

Equally important is the plant part from which the oil was produced.

Also pay attention to the name of the growing region, if any: Is it a controlled biological cultivation, a fierce attachment or a conventional (ie, residue-free) cultivation. This is particularly suitable for allergy sufferers.

If the oil is already diluted with carrier oils (very expensive oils that are sometimes), so you should also pay attention, from which this carrier oil. The higher the quality, the better.

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