Once you have ventured into the world of aromatherapy, you'll quickly realize that, as with the many tantalizing scents, there are also numerous purchasing sources.
You possibly have heard of some of these companies before, but many names will be brand new to you. How can you, a newcomer to the subject, decide which aromatherapy company is most worthy to earn your business?
Here are some points to consider.
Know the company.
Just as when buying any other product you're not familiar with, it'll be to your advantage to research the company a bit before opening your wallet. Definitely ook for and read the company's return policy. And, especially when shopping online, make sure you will be able to reach a human being should you need assistance.
Know your prices before you shop.
By knowing which essential oils you would expect to pay more for, such as those considered exotic, you'll have a better idea whether or not the asking price is accurate.
The price of aromatherapy products and ingredients should vary but still should fall within 'commonly-accepted" price ranges.
Your shopping experience, and results, will be much easier and smoother if you know at least a little about the properties of different aromatherapy ingredients.
If you are new to aromatherapy, while you might not have some deep knowledge of what to look for, you should, at the very least, be prepared to explain the goals you're
trying to achieve. Whether you're looking to relax or whether you're
looking to clear your congestion will drive the decision as to the
types of aromatherapy products you should be purchasing.
Be on the lookout for essential oils that are bottled using clear or
plastic bottles. Light and plastic can damage and contaminate these
oils. Dark-colored glass bottles, such as amber or dark blue, are best for
storing essential oils.
Also, you should be careful about dust.
Well, an essential oil's
properties, and therefore its effectiveness, will over time, start to
diminish. Dust is often the first sign that the bottle's spent some time on
the shelf and perhaps isn't as fresh as it could be.
You want the best, but the product won't be pure if it's made using
fragrant oils or perfume. Read the labels because you might not be
getting the deal you think you are. If you are shopping online, read
the product descriptions thoroughly. If you don't have time to read the
fine print, then it's not the right time to shop. Plan to shop when you
are not rushed.
Talking about that, whether to shop offline or online is a big question
regardless of the product you're purchasing. There are benefits of both
and it really is more a matter of choosing the method you're most
comfortable with. However, if you are new to aromatherapy, you may want
to shop in person until you learn a little more.
Of course, the selection you'll find on the Internet is vast and
shopping from the comfort of your own home certainly is easy. Of
course, there may not be a conveniently located aromatherapy outlet in
your neighborhood, which would make online shopping your only choice.
Regardless of where you purchase the products and ingredients you'll be using for aromatherapy and blending, once you have found a source you're comfortable with, become a loyal customer.
Aromatherapy products should all-be natural and, as such, consistency is always a challenge. You might find a single source offers your best chance of getting consistent quality.
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