Products to fragrance you and your home
Essential oils do not spoil in the same way that food does. Your oils will not grow mouldy, but that does not mean they will not deteriorate over time. Oils that are past their shelf life may appear cloudy, thicker or have lost their aroma and they will undoubtably have lost their therapeutic benefits.
Storing your oils correctly will lengthen their useable life span and save you money. So, what is the best way to store your precious essential oils?
Keep Them in a Glass Container
Aromatherapy oils are best stored in dark coloured glass bottles. Plastic can degrade the oils and the dark colour will help keep sunlight out.
Keep Them in the Dark
Strong light will affect your essential oils quite quickly and this is why they are sold and stored in dark bottles, to prevent UV radiation from penetrating the bottle. Even so, it is still best to avoid placing oils in direct sunlight as this will cause the oil to heat up.
Keep Them Cool
Essential oils should never be kept near open flames or any heat sources due to their flammable nature. Being regularly exposed to heat will speed deterioration.
Keep Them Dry
Moisture in the oil bottles will leave oils looking cloudy, so always replace the cap immediately after use.
Keep Them Airtight
When essential oils are exposed to the air they oxidise and lose their fragrance. This is usually the result of the cap being left off the bottle for prolonged periods. If your oils do oxidise, whilst we wouldn’t recommend you use them for aromatherapy, you can still use them as household cleaning products.
We pride ourselves on our reputation for quality and customer care and have hand-picked all our products to ensure they meet the standards that you deserve. As a small, independent business, with a passion for holistic health, we have a wealth of experience within the industry. We have products to suit the needs of absolute beginners through to professional practitioners. Check out our Beginners Guide for hints and tips to get you started, and our Aromatherapy Recipes section for easy to make homemade cosmetics and household recipes. Don’t forget that we offer FREE SHIPPING with all orders over £15!!
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Our passion for natural products comes from our knowledge and experience over the last 20 years running the Body & Mind Therapy Centre in Mossley, Greater Manchester, UK. We are proud of our reputation for delivering first class therapies with great customer care. We know the benefits of self-care and now bring our selection of hand-picked products for you and your home!