My expert aromatherapy advice on buying your own essential oils has been published in Natural Health Magazine!
Essential oils can help us de-stress, sleep better and even soothe anxiety, but with so many on the market how can we know we're buying a genuine product? "Unfortunately, essential oils are often made by unethical distillers and sellers, making them inferior," says Sarah Rueger, clinical aromatherapist and founder of skincare brand Amaranthine. "Lavender is a common example, so the best way of ensuring purity is to buy from a reputable supplier. They will state the common name, botanical name, the source, batch number and use-by date, and issue a certificate of purity if requested. If you can find a reputable supplier that sells organic essential oils, even better. Companies committed to organic standards are committed to providing high quality oils that are produced by environmentally friendly and sustainable farming practices."
If you want to learn more about what an essential oil is and what their benefits are in skincare, read this article that I write a few months ago.