Aromatherapy is now no longer dominated by spas and salons. Various health products, room fresheners, soaps, detergents to floor cleaners also use this term as a business gimmick. To obtain the true efficacy of aromatherapy, we must be careful to distinguish between the original and the not. One-one, even poison obtained. Here are tips to recognize the original aromatherapy Oils:
1. Not leaving marks on paper, except the type of essential oil that is thick and viscous. Aromatherapy oils are originally called essential oils, derived from the extraction of plant parts such as flowers, leaves, stems, rhizomes, and roots. The shape is more liquid than vegetable oil (Palm oil, coconut, corn, etc.) and has a special characteristic; distinctive and volatile aroma at room temperature.
2. Enter the Latin name of the plant or botanical name on the label. Essential oil producers know very well about the ins and outs of the oil they extract. The use of Latin names aims to avoid the errors of oil type identification. In addition, the label is usually listed as pure essential oil, so not just written: “Apple Aromatherapy Oil” for example.
3. Packaged in dark-colored glass bottles. Oil from derivatives of aromatic compounds should not be exposed to direct sunlight because it will damage the quality of the oil.
4. The aroma is softer and less stinging, compared to synthetic oil. Synthetic essential oils are obtained by dissolving very tough aromatic chemicals into toxic synthetic solvents. So no wonder synthetic oils smelled sharp. In addition to toxic, synthetic essential oils also have no aromatherapy properties. It only duplicates the smell, not the aromatic element. So make sure you choose the one with the well-balanced smell, and you’ll do it just fine.
5. Conducting gas chromatographic examination. Chromatography test serves to see the structure of aromatic compounds of essential oils. This can only be done in the laboratory. With this test can be ascertained the authenticity of oil.