Finally! As long promised I wrote an article full of information to help You to use and choose essential oils.
The best way to choose Your essential oil is, to smell it.
The characteristics of an essential oil are summoned in its scent.
The scent should be pleasant to You.
Scents have a direct stimulus on our brain.
If You dislike a scent, it can have a negative stimulus to Your brain and might have a negative effect on You or one that You don`t wish to have. An unpleasant scent can be a constant unpleasant stimulus to Your brain and therefor turn out to be negative stress.
There might be some organic store or herbal store close to where You live, where You can smell the oil before You buy it. Some shops have test bottles.
If You don`t have the possibility to smell the essential oil before you buy it, You can choose Your essential oil by
- its EFFECT
- its familiar smell because You know the original plant
- Scent descriptions from different resources
- Preferences: WHAT DO YOU LIKE/ DISLIKE? e.g. fresh scent, bloomy/flowery scent, wooden/green/conifer scent, earthy scent, heavy, light, sweet, lemonlike, ….
- Buy only SMALL AMOUNTS if You are unsure that You will like it.
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