Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Anselem
Essential oils are extracted from plants, leaves, woods and roots, and they are various ways of Extracting them, its either through steam distillation, cold pressed, and so on.
There are millions of essential oils in the market, with lots of brand labels, but do you know that not all this essential oils are truly pure, organic and natural?, some of this essential oils we buy is either diluted with an Carrier essential oils just to increase its quantity, while some are extracted poorly, such as “HOT PRESSED EXTRATION METHOD” and this makes the oils not to accumulate its full natural properties.
In today’s article you’re going to learn how to spot a fake essential oils easily with this few tips stated below.
Yea the price is one of the ways to identity a fake essential oil, coming to think of it, it take tons of leaves and nuts to extract just a bottle of an essential oil, this should be a major reason why it should expensive.
For instance to get a full 10ml bottle of pure rosehip oil, an estimate of 30-40 seeds of rosehip is needed and this is the majors reason why pure and organic essential oils are expensive.
Have you noticed that all essential oils comes in a sealed bottle, you know why? Because plastic containers can not hold a pure essential oil, what do I mean by this? When a pure essential oil is been stored in a plastic Container it tends to destroye the plastic container and they will be leaks everywhere.
this is the main reason why plastic containers can’t hold an essential oil, and this is the reason why pure essential oils comes in bottles.
So if you should see an essential oil stored in a plastic container,consider it as fake.
THE COLOUR OF THE BOTTLE
Pure essential oils comes in a dark bottle,this is to prevent it from oxidizing (loosing its potency).
The main reason why essential oils are stored in a dark amber bottle is to prevent it from direct sun light, as sunlight destroyes the properties in the oil, so if your oils dosnt come in a dark amber bottle, consider it as fake.