Essential oils are pure and potent natural products that, unfortunately, do have an expiration date - referred to as an essential oil shelf life. Thankfully, there are ways to maximize the shelf life of your essential oils. In this article, we’ll look at the things that cause essential oils to expire and ways to store essential oils to keep them fresh and long-lasting.
Essential oils can be a wonderful resource when they are used properly but they still have to be used with care and caution. While there are plenty outrageous claims online about the many benefits of essential oils (and lots of unsafe methods for using them), they aren’t actually a miracle cure for every ailment. There are times you may not want to reach for your essential oils.
If you use essential oils without dilution you are putting yourself at serious risk. It’s so important to properly dilute before applying to your skin. And it doesn’t have to be difficult or confusing! Once you understand how to read a dilution chart, you’ll be well armed to apply essential oils safely.
The easiest way to begin using essential oils is aromatically - with an ultrasonic diffuser. All you need to do is add some water to the reservoir, a few drops of essential oils, put the cover on top and start it up. Within moments you’ll be enjoying the aromatic benefits of your favorite essential oils. While it certainly is easy to start using a diffuser, you will need to give that diffuser a good cleaning once in awhile. Thankfully, it’s not a very difficult task! Let me show you how to clean your essential oil diffuser.
If you're new to essential oils, hydrosols may not be something you've heard about. But they are a great resource to include in your essential oil stash. Learn everything you need to know about hydrosols - what they are, how to use them, how to store hydrosols, and where to buy them.