Aromatherapy essential oils are a great addition to any practice, but they are expensive and, if not stored correctly, you can vastly reduce their shelf life. Using some simple practices, you can ensure that
you get the most out of your essential oils and extend their shelf life.
There’s a really good reason why most aromatherapy essential oils come in colored bottles; they easily damaged by sunlight. Always keep your essential oils out of direct sunlight. Store them in a cool, dark place.
Use glass containers to store essential oils as they are very strong and have the potential to eat through certain plastics.
Always ensure that your essential oils are tightly closed. When left open, they will soon evaporate.
Essential oils are not fond of extreme temperatures. Avoid extreme changes in temperature and keep them in a cool place. Storing them in a refrigerator is an even better idea if you have the space. Keeping them in a cool, constant temperature will help to slow the oxidation process and will prolong their shelf life.
Some oils like aniseed, fennel and rose otto may solidify at low temperatures. Simply remove them from the fridge before you use them and allow them to return to room temperature.
Always keep your essential oils out of reach of children and pets. If ingested, contact your local poison control center immediately.
Essential oils are highly flammable, so keep them far away from open flames like candles and fireplaces as well as heaters.
Aromatherapy oils enhance the sensory experience and effectiveness of massage and spa treatments. They rejuvenate, refresh, energize, calm, and balance the body. Bon Vital’s line of pure essential oils provides single note oils and blends for the best of both worlds.
Place a few drops of your client’s favorite aromatherapy oil on the face cradle cover for an extra special touch, or add a few drops to your massage oil, gel, lotion, or cream. You can also use Bon Vital aromatherapy oils in a diffuser to set a healing tone in your office and treatment rooms.