Starting out in Aromatherapy

essential oil bottles

As the modern world increasingly rejects processed and highly chemical products it embraces the natural and complementary alternatives. Aromatherapy is one of the best known holistic therapies and offers a diverse selection of career opportunities. Whether you are dabbling as a hobby or starting out in your own aromatherapy business, you’ll need a certain amount of kit, most important of which are your essential oil bottles.

A range of essential oil bottles

When it comes to essential oils, quality is the key. This really is a case of you get what you pay for, with cheaper versions lacking in the active ingredients that make the discipline so effective. This not only exposes practitioners to potential dangers from impure, non-therapeutic grade products but dilutes the image of aromatherapy as whole, with disappointed recipients branding it ineffective and its practitioners as charlatans.

Once you have identified a high quality supplier, you will need a range of essential oils, a selection of carrier oils and a collection of aromatherapy bottles and bowls for mixing and dispensing. Alternatively, you could try extracting your own oil to be sure of its purity, for which you’ll need a still and a healthy supply of raw material.

The most important oils to form the basis of any aromatherapist’s kit include, arguably, lavender, tea tree, camomile, lemon, geranium, eucalyptus, rosemary, frankincense, peppermint, rose and black pepper. From this starter collection you can mix up endless combinations to treat almost any condition or circumstance, with the help of carrier oils. Sweet almond and grapeseed are probably the most commonly used.

Once you are happy and confident in both the quality and your use of the oils you can start to expand your collection to encompass more unusual and exotic aromas but the basic collection is an affordable way to get started. Wares of Knutsford offer supplies, including essential oil bottles, with no minimum order and low cost, fast delivery to help you keep to your budget.

Handling advice for essential oil bottles

They may be used for their therapeutic properties but essential oils are powerful substances. Rubbers and plastic can degrade through contact and even glass is not impervious, while most oils shouldn’t be exposed to skin undiluted. Therefore you need to make sure you buy specific essential oil bottles designed for their storage. You’ll need a selection of screw top and dropper top bottles in different sizes and if you don’t have a cool, dark place to store your potions it would be best to go for dark coloured glass to protect the contents. A few larger, plastic press cap bottles are ideal for mixing with carrier oils and dispensing in manageable quantities.

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