TIPS ON BUYING AROMATHERAPY PRODUCTS

My weary feet could take me no further, I wanted to sit down with my favorite book and a cup of coffee and doze off to sleep. However, I still had to finish my chores and work for the day. Walking along the boulevard I noticed a quaint little store, which looked welcoming, and I do not know why I went into the store. But I am glad I did, because stepping inside was like stepping into another world, where traffic, noise and pollution could not enter. I had just walked into an aromatherapy store. It smelled heavenly, and I felt instantly relaxed.

Candles, skin care products, and even the bath care products; it was all there: to relax and soothe away a weary body, or energize a lethargic one. The benefits of these products have been popularized by ‘new agers’, who prefer using these natural products for all ailments than popping pills. Also, with the trend of going to spas and indulging in massages, why not use a cheaper, better, and natural way of relaxing like aromatherapy.

❀ Important Tips
There is a whole range of products available, some are medicinal and some are cosmetic. Do not be tempted to buy everything in sight, start small and then splurge. But some of the essential products are the oils, candles, and bath products. These should be sufficient to suit your every need.

✿ If you are buying essential oil, check the bottle well. Do not buy oils that are stored in a plastic or clear bottle. Light damages essential oils, and oils stored in clear and plastic bottles most certainly, are damaged.
✿ If the label on the bottle of essential oil has the words ‘perfume’ or ‘fragrance oil’ then these are not ‘essential’ oils. You do not want oils that contain harmful perfume chemicals.
✿ If you go to a store and notice that the products of essential oil are kept on shelves where dust has gathered, this means the products are old and aromatherapy loses its power with age.

✿ Choose candles according to your moods. If you are suffering from headaches and fatigue then its citronella candle you want. If you suffer from restlessness or insomnia then it’s a German Chamomile candle. For those with bronchitis, toothache or chapped skin its Myrrh essential candle. Do some research before buying the candles.

✿ Choose soy candles over paraffin wax candles, as these are better and do not harm a person, who could suffer from asthma or bronchitis.

✿ If you want bath products, then there is a whole variety available. You can choose from bath oils, natural soaps, and bath salts, whichever suits you better.
✿ Always check the price of essential oil products. If all the products have the same price then there is something wrong. Some essential oils are exotic, and are always more expensive. Let the price be an indicator for you.
✿ Always do your research about the different kinds of essential oil products and their benefits; therapeutic or otherwise.