How to Use Natural Oils in Skin Care

How to Use Natural Oils in Skin Care

Many years ago, when I was measuring rosemary essential oil for soap making, I dropped the bottle on the counter and the oil splashed on my eyes. His pain was torture. You should take special precautions to avoid splashing or not lubricating the oil. If you are using eyedroppers to measure small quantities of oil, you probably do not need to wear protective glasses or gloves. Anyway, you should apply these simple warnings to protect yourself and your characters.

Essential oils damage wood surfaces and fabrics, so do not put oil bottles on wooden furniture and always watch your clothes. These oils dissolve many poor quality and thin plastics, so keep them in glass jars. When you open a bottle, be careful not to slip through your hands and not to spill on your skin or your work area.

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If it leaks more than a few drops of undiluted essential oils, soak your skin or eyes with unscented oils such as olive oil or sweet almond oil until the burning sensation disappears (essential oils are retained by the oils). Relax for a long time; if the eyes and nose area are in contact with essential oils, a terrible headache may develop. If you are still uncomfortable after a few minutes, do not hesitate to call your family physician or refer to the emergency service.

Aromatic oils are concentrated plant solutions and should be treated with respect to prevent damage, extend shelf life and increase their benefits. Most importantly, essential oils should be stored where children and pets can not reach.

Citrus oils typically lose their activity within a year after being purchased. Other oils remain effective for decades if stored particularly well. Although it is useful to store oils in colored bottles and cool, dry, dimly-lit places (I keep them in the refrigerator myself), the main enemy of essential oils is oxygen, which breaks down their chemical compounds and significantly reduces their activity.

Try to store your oils in bottles that leave as little air as possible between the top of the oil and the cap of the bottle. As you use the oil, transfer the unused portion to a smaller bottle to reduce the air gap. This will delay the oxidation and extend the oil shelf life. Plastic bottle caps are suitable, but rubber caps deteriorate when they come into contact with essential oil for long time.

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