Essential Oil Kit

Quick tips on what to look for in any essential oil:

  • the label says “pure essential oil” or “100% essential oil” kann man viagra online kaufen
  • it has the botanical name of the plant on the label costco pharmacy viagra prices
  • the bottle is small and dark as oils can react to sunlight and change
  • take advantage of testers and let your nose help you choose
  • expensive oils such as rose, neroli and jasmine are often sold diluted in jojoba oil.  This is okay so long as the label tells you the dilution eg 3% in jojoba

 

Tips for specific oils:

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  • Lavender

Lavender has a botanical name of  Lavandula angustifolia.  There are however other species of lavender used in aromatherapy, such as Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia).  There is some overlap in the uses of these oils, but, due to safety reasons, if a blend calls for Lavender its best to stay with Lavandula angustifolia  as it is less toxic than Spike Lavender.  Spike Lavender is great for muscle pain, but must be used with caution in pregnancy.

  • Rose

This essential oil can be extracted from the plant in 2 different methods.  Rose Otto refers to oil extracted by distillation, it has a clearer colour and will be more expensive in comparison to Rose Absolute which is solvent extracted, and has a darker colour.  Either can be used when Rose oil is called for.

  • Chamomile

There are 2 types of chamomile,  Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis or Chamaemelum nobile) and German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria chamomilla).

A quick way to know which you are getting is that German Chamomile has a blue colour where as Roman Chamomile is a pale clear colour.  Roman Chamomile is best for stress, where as German Chamomile is better for inflammed skin. Which ever you use could be helpful but where possible, keep to the specific species required by the blend.

  • Geranium

Rose Geranium and Geranium both refer to an essential oil of the Pelargonium species.  Geranium Bourbon, and refers to the best quality of Geranium essential oil that comes from Reunion Island.  All can be used interchangably in any blend, but do differ subltly in their aromas.

 

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