How to Choose an Essential Oil
Oil-essential-bio: In the first place we will consider the use that we are going to give.
Using an essential oil for therapeutic purposes requires a thorough knowledge of the characteristics of the oil and should always be applied by professionals in both aromatherapy and body massage as the essential oils are absorbed easily by the skin.
Ignorance of the properties and characteristics of the plants and the products produced with them can cause undesired side effects. We are talking about using essential oils to treat health problems.
Using essential oils or vegetables and their cosmetic derivatives for massages or other activities only requires that we know that we are type of plant we are using to achieve the desired effects.
Tips on Choosing an Essential Oil
Identify the botanical species with which the essential oil has been made and choose the botanically certified.
Identify the plant and choose the Latin scientific name instead of the vernacular.
Identify the different categories of essential oils: They can be: 100% pure, 100% natural and 100% complete or whole, the latter are more difficult to find because its elaboration is more expensive.
Distinguishing the different qualities of essential oils
Industrial or standard quality: essential oil is obtained from an industrially cultivated plant that is not botanically identified and that in the process of elaboration
The distillation is often incomplete or the essential oil has been reconstituted in a synthetic way.
Chemotype quality: 100% pure and 100% natural: this essential oil has been produced with cultivated or wild plants that have been collected at a precise, botanically certified and identified season and season, to which a complete distillation has been applied.
Certified Quality BIO: This category is the one that holds the highest quality since the standards of chemotipated quality are applied and in addition the essential oils are elaborated with ecologically certified plants.
What is a chemotipated essential oil?
The chemotype of an essential oil is the result of applying a technique called chromatography that consists of analyzing aceites esenciales organicos the oil or the plant to define it chemically. With this analysis it can be determined that the same botanical species can alter or change its characteristics due to different growing conditions.
Chemotype-oil-essential It is imperative to know the chemo-typing of essential oils especially if they are to be used for therapeutic purposes because the same plant can secrete different essences depending on factors as diverse as the terrain where they grow, plants growing in the The country or region where they grow, whether they are cultivated or wild, the time of year and the time of day or night in which they are collected, the way in which they are conserved, the Time it takes to extract their essences, etc.
Two different chemotypes may have different therapeutic properties and variations in their toxicity.