Posted by Gravitate Master on 10/27/2010 to Aromatherapy
When using essential oils it is best when they are good quality oils. The purer the oil the better the results it will have. Aromatherapy demands a high standard of essential oil purity in order for it to deliver its proper results.
So why is it important to have good quality oil? The easiest way to answer this question is by explaining why essential oils are used. Essential oils, as mentioned above, can be used for a number of reasons but they all have one thing in common and that is that they improve the body and mind.
A lot of research has gone in to studying essential oils and their properties. Results have continued to amaze, and speculations have been made as to why certain oils work so well for certain ailments. The bottom line is, however, that there are no ultimate guarantees why an essential oil works the way it does.
Because there are so many elements in play with essential oils it is best to keep those elements together. The more pure the oil, the more intact the plant oil is and the better able it is to perform its functions. Watered down versions simply do not give the same results that pure forms of essential oil do.
Sadly, not all essential oils on the market are in their pure form. It is up to you to check this out. Pure essential oils are used for therapeutic purposes, such as aromatherapy.
Oils are watered down for a number of reasons. The main reason is because they are cheaper to make and allow sellers to sell more of the item. Another reason could be because the essential oil is being used for fragrance purposes, like being put in soaps or perfumes, and are not being used for medical purposes.
If you want to use essential oils for your health you will have much better results when you choose to use pure essential oils. You can see the purity of the oil by reading the label. It should tell you what percentage is oil and what is water or filler liquid.