Essential Oil Myths

Myth: Essential oils get better as well as effective with time and last forever

Truth: Every type of Essential Oil has a shelf life from around 1 to 6 years. It depends on its material, exposure to light, warmth, and air.

Myth: Essential oil quality = Essential oil purity

Truth: The chemical profiles of essential oils vary from each other as they are prepared in different geographical areas and batches. Their chemical balance and quality also depend on the various distillation processes used to extract them. If one type of ginger essential oil is working better for you and the other does not, it is not necessarily its quality or purity which is responsible. It is just that one ginger essential oil is better suiting your skin type.

Myth: Essential Oils are always safe to be used as they are natural

Truth: Undoubtedly, Essential Oils are natural and come from natural extracts, but it does not make them completely safe to use. Precautions like expert advice or dilution are highly recommended.

Myth: Essential Oils which are pure and completely free from additives do not freeze because of the absence of water

Truth: Essential Oils freeze like other liquids when stored at low temperatures, water does not have a connection with this.

Myth: When you get redness or rashes after applying Essential Oil, it means your skin is detoxing

Truth: Never. This is one of the most dangerous myths. Getting redness or rashes after applying the Essential oil is a clear indication of a negative response from the skin towards the application. In this case, it is recommended to stop using the essential oil or dilute it more than before.

Myth: When written on the packaging of essential oil, “For external use only” or “Not for internal use”, it means that the oil is not pure or low in quality

Truth: Such comments are not at all related to the quality of the product.