Is my essential oil of the highest quality?

Written by: Lisa Martí

5 mins read

Is my essential oil of the highest quality?

 

The use of essential oils for aromatherapy has been increasing in popularity, especially over the last years with many individuals buying essential oils to scent their homes and enjoy multiples wellbeing benefits. 

However, one of the things people struggle the most is when it comes to find what is the purest quality of the essential oils they are buying.

Here are our best tips to help you to find the best quality of pure essential oils. 

Choose dark-colored, glass containers

When looking for a reliabe essential oil brand, check first how the essential oil is stored. The best type of packaging to protect quality of essential oils is glass.This is because pure essential oils are highly concentrated. As such, they can dissolve plastic bottles over time, tainting the oil. 

If an essential oil is pure, it will come in a dark-colored bottle. 

Look for organic ingredients

Organic products do not use any sort of pesticides or chemicals that you would like to breathe. 

organic lavender fields

Looks for brands that provide you information

Trust brands that are providing you the Latin name of the plant,  information on purity or other ingredients added to it, how oil was extracted, and the country in which the plant was grown. 

At MA, we go even further in terms of transparency by sharing our chemotype ratings are published to demonstrate our commitment to purity, quality, and provenance. 

Avoid "fragrance oils"

Fragrance or perfume oils are made from essential oils combined with chemicals or entirely from chemicals. They're not suitable for aromatherapy — instead, look for bottles that contain a single essential oil in its purest form (100% essential oil with no other fillers). 

Compare prices

Essential oils range in price, depending on how involved harvesting and production are. Within a line, there should be a wide variety of prices — rose absolute or sandalwood oils will be more expensive, while sweet orange oil will be on the less expensive end. If you find a rock-bottom price for an expensive essential oil, it probably isn't pure. 

Look for essential oils that do not feel greasy or oily

One experiment you can try would be to test the greasiness of the essential oils by rubbing them between your fingers. If you feel that the essential oil is greasy, it is very likely that a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, has been added into the essential oil. 

Carrier oils tend to give essentials oils a silky, oily texture. Pure essential oils are quick to absorb into the skin and do not leave a greasy feeling. 

Be aware that you should never apply a pure organic essential oil directly into your skin. They always have to be mixed with a carrier oil if you are going to apply to your skin. Our MA Master Blends are pure essential oil Master Blends conceived to be used as home diffuser.

 diffusing at home

 

Sourcing for a good essential oil is not difficult once you have mastered how to differentiate which oils are pure and which are not. It is always important to do a bit of research to know how and where these oils are being extracted; and always compare the prices across brands to know what are the market prices of these essential oils. 

Do remember that even if 2 essential oils carry the same name on their labels, their extraction methods, origin and species of plant might be different. This would result in a slightly different note when you compare them, but that does not mean that one is better than the other. Take your time and pick the one that best fits your body chemistry. From there, you will know that you are using an essential oil that is pure, and of superior quality. 

Once you find your favorite essential oils, it is time to diffuse them and enjoy your #MĀmoment!

 

 

 

 

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