How Do I Know I'm Buying Quality Essential Oils?
How Do I Know I'm Buying Quality Essential Oils?
Have you noticed how popular aromatherapy is now? With so many essential oil products on the market, it can be difficult to know how to purchase pure and high quality essential oil products. We’d like to offer a few “essential oil buying” tips to ensure you are getting the best products for your dollar.
Aromatics have been around for thousands of years, and in the past twenty years, there has been a huge upsurge in the amount of people recognizing their benefits and looking to buy them. Like anything that gains public notice, many companies are jumping on the “aromatherapy boat,” looking to serve the need and make money. The essential oil “rush” makes more product available, yet it can have an unfortunate side effect: some companies care more about the buck than the quality, and may lack important knowledge to back up their offerings. Others may cut cost corners by diluting their essential oils, or using poor quality, soap grade oils in their production.
Here are a few tips as you wander the world of essential oil products!
Find A Knowledgeable Manufacturer
Your aromatherapy product merchant should have as much knowledge on essential oils as they have products to sell you. This means a real person you can talk to with questions, a website with product information including ingredient lists, a full offering of benefits and important usage instructions. You should be able to sense a commitment to detail from this merchant, and feel you are truly cared about as a customer. You need to feel a sense of trust when you buy essential oil products.
Awaken Aromatics is a small-batch essential oil product manufacturer. Each production is directed by our founder, Joni Tabbiner, a master aromatherapist with over twenty years experience in teaching essential workshops, formulating blends and making aromatherapy products. When you call or email us a question, you’ll be in touch with a real person with a deep knowledge on essential oils and their usage. We can help you to decide which essential oil products are best for you and your family, and provide instruction on proper usage techniques. All you have to do is contact us and we’ll be able to suggest the right essential oil product for you.
Read The Ingredient List
Today’s savvy consumers are reading labels with a great deal of concern for what is in the products they are consuming. Understanding what the ingredients are can be a challenge though! Some perfectly harmless and even beneficial ingredients can have strange-sounding names. Would you take something that had γ-tocopherol in it? That’s just Vitamin E. How about anthocyanins? Those are simply antioxidants that give certain fruits and vegetables like cherries and cabbage their dark red color. Completely safe and healthy ingredients.
While you should be watching out for certain potentially harmful chemicals, it’s often the number of ingredients that require consideration. Finding many ingredients in an essential oil product could be a sign of trouble. There may be certain ingredients that are masking other ingredients, for example maybe three chemicals have been added to counteract negative effects of a fourth chemical.
Here at Awaken Aromatics, our chakra essential oils products are made from only four ingredients; we believe in keeping things as simple as possible. Undiluted essential oils may cause skin irritation; these are very potent substances. Our roll-ons contain only pure essential oils in jojoba oil, an extract from the seeds of a shrub. Our sprays contain only add water and a coconut-based emulsifier that helps the water and oils mix. That’s it: two ingredients in the roll-ons and four in the sprays.
Essential Oils Are Not Inexpensive
Essential oils can be somewhat costly for very good reasons. Yield is one. It can take a very large amount of plant matter, whether it’s Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lavender, or Cardamom, to get a small amount of essential oil. The cost of the plant material also affects the cost of its essential oil. For example, the cost of roses is high. Thus Rose oil is one of the most expensive essential oils available. Oranges are cheap and plentiful, and their rind produces a huge amount of essential oil from a relatively small amount of the rind, so Orange oil is very inexpensive.
Our Awaken Aromatics team knows how to source the best quality essential oils at the best possible prices. It takes years and a lot of knowledge to build this source list, thus the list itself is very valuable. We do this work so you don’t have to.
If you find “essential oils” that are super cheap, you may not be getting a quality product. Should essential oil products cost hundreds of dollars? No. Properly sourced single notes and a careful eye to quality and affordability means we sell them for under $15. You don’t need to spend a fortune; you need to trust your supplier.
At Awaken Aromatics, we’re dedicated to creating the absolute best essential oil products from the highest-quality ingredients available. We do so with care and intention, drawing on decades of experience with essential oils and how they can influence our well being on all levels. We are here earning your trust every day, bringing you high quality products that you can afford to own and enjoy.
We hope you’ll take a look at our offerings to discover just how they can support you on a daily basis to live your best life! We look forward to shipping out your essential oil sprays and roll-ons!