Essential oils are composite mixtures of wherever from 20 to 100 altered compounds, removed from the roots, leaves, seeds or blooms of plants. With the contact to hundreds of unadulterated, reliable crucial oils and mixtures through Young Living, you’re destined to keep your preferences on hand throughout your house, car, gym bag, and elsewhere. When you take your oils all over the place, though, protecting them may not be your first thought. But, gratefully, the rules for loading your favorite oils are simple! Here are a few easy-to-follow instructions to ensure that your essential oil storage stays at their ultimate potency.
Don’t Bring the Heat
Prolonged contact with the sunshine and extreme temperature can change the chemical composition and vaporization rate and, therefore, the effectiveness of even the purest essential oils. Evade keeping your oils in the car, near booths, or next to any heat source for prolonged periods of time. Of course, it’s not ever a bad idea to flavor up your food with essential oils for a delightful, twist just be guaranteed to blend in the drops with your drink or meal instead of dropping them straight into a hot pot or another heat source.
Bottling Your Own Blend
If you make your individual blends, we endorse following our practice of loading all oils in amber glass bottles. Amber-colored bottles guard the oils against the harmful ultraviolet light, while the glass is durable enough for certain oils and blends like citrus oils that may melt plastic.
Gear to Protect Your Oils
Forget your purse and Ziploc baggies, the best gear to protect and simply oils are Young Living’s carrying and storing cases. They preserve your flasks gracefully organized and manageable while protecting them from influences that might crack or smash the glass. For those on the go, our compacted 10-Oil Case is an appropriate choice that comes in blue, rose-colored, or green. If you want a little more space, checked out our 16-bottle Vital Oil Carrying Case or the 30-Oil Case and for those periods when you need your complete collection, try the Aroma Kit Soft Case, which grasps up to many bottles of your best vital oils and blends.
Citrus essential oils are the most prone to corrosion, so to evade the harm caused by high-temperature variations you might store them in the fridge if you have space. Carrier oils and massage oils will also advantage by being kept in this way. Don’t have the refrigerator setting too icy, anywhere between 5 – 10 degrees Celsius is reasonable and much better than on the window-ledge in the galley. You will find that vital oils of Rose Otto, Aniseed, Star Anise and Fennel may freeze at this temperature. This simply means you will need to permit them to warm up earlier use and in the case of Rose Otto just holding it in your hand for a few notes produces sufficient heat to liquefy the natural waxes which harden just below the room temperature.