The magic world of aroma oils
Natural essential oils Are highly concentrated extracts of plants,They are obtained by steam distillation of various parts of plants, including medicinal parts. Essential oils, like complex organic compounds of alcohols, ketones, aldehydes and other hydrocarbons produced by plants, have nothing to do with fatty oils, consisting mainly of glycerol trihydric alcohol esters and high-molecular fatty acids.
The range of application of essential oils is very large. Virtually all essential oils have antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and many of them. Even antiviral, mycoseptic, immunomodulating and antioxidant. This makes it possible to widely use them in the pharmaceutical (oils are part of various drugs), perfume and cosmetics industries.
In everyday life, oils are used forHealth-improving procedures: inhalations, baths, baths, aromokuritelnitsy, aromomedalions. For cosmetic purposes, they are added to creams, masks, shampoos, shower gels. In the cooking - baking, drinks, cocktails, including alcohol.
High purity essential oil, suitable forMedical, cosmetic or culinary use, it is absolutely necessary to have an inscription on the package "Absolute 100% essential oil", an oil with the inscription "For household use", is suitable only for the aromatization of premises.
Given the high demand for this type of product, andQuite high price, the market of aroma oils becomes very attractive for lovers of easy profit, earning through the production and sale of fakes. The most innocuous case, if you get an essential oil diluted with cheap vegetable, in this case it is not a leavening, and if a substance containing harmful, chemically active components appears in the vial?
How to distinguish a fake from natural oil? How not to damage your health? I will not talk about the existence of synthetic oils and oils, similar to natural oils, if it is indicated on the packaging, there are no more questions. To buy aromatic oils follows the well-known vendors who represent the products of brand manufacturers and who highly value their own reputation. But if the seller's name does not tell you anything, I recommend that you pay attention to the following characteristic features for a quality product.
The main distinguishing feature for the present100% essential oil is checked on a piece of paper - a drop of this oil evaporates without leaving a trace or you can put a small drop on the mirror, it also disappears without leaving a trace.
The present oil has a pure mild flavor, the presence of sharp, pronounced shades in it, indicates the presence of extraneous constituents.
This essential oil will never changePhysical properties of cosmetic products when added to them. Forgery, in most cases, can lead, for example, to the stratification of the cream or to the cloudiness of the shower gel.
Pay attention to the packaging of oils, availabilityBar code, name and address of the manufacturer, label and annotation in Russian. The bottle should be made of dark glass, brown or blue. Cork or lid should be sealed, broken at the opening.
Before any use of essential oilsIt is necessary to test it for individual tolerance, for this, dilute one drop of the test oil in a tablespoon of vegetable and place a drop of this mixture on the skin in the area of the wrist or the elbow of the arm. If after a few minutes you do not feel a burning sensation in this place or any other sign of irritation (redness, discomfort), you can safely use this oil.
Never use an essential oil with the inscription "For domestic use" for any other purpose than the aromatization of the premises.
Never exceed the recommended dosage in the annotation.
Using the above recommendations, you can enjoy the magic properties of essential oils as much as possible and do not harm yourself.