When you purchase essential oils, you are making an investment in your health and your family’s. If you’re like most people, then you probably keep your favorites close by throughout your home, your car, in the office, or elsewhere. When traveling with your essential oils, you need to be mindful of protecting them. Fortunately, safely and effectively storing and protecting your oils doesn’t require a lot. Here are a few tips to ensure that your oils maintain their peak potency!
Minimize Their Exposure to Heat
If your essential oils suffer from prolonged exposure to extreme heat or direct sunlight, it can affect their chemical composition and alter their evaporation rate. In other words, it will affect the efficacy of your oils – even if they are of the purest blend. You should ensure that your oils are kept away from windows or any direct source of heat for extended periods of time. Likewise, it is not a good idea to leave them in your car.
On the other hand, we are personally fans of using essential oils to spice up whatever meal or drink you are preparing. Cooking with essential oils is simple and enjoyable. Just make sure that you blend your oils with the food you are preparing instead of placing them directly on a hot pan or other heat source.
Are You Making Your Own Blend?
If you like to make your own essential oil blends, we highly recommend storing all of your blends in amber glass bottles. Some blends and oils, like citrus, can dissolve plastic over time, but the glass used in amber glass bottles is strong enough to withstand the acidity. Furthermore, the amber hue of the glass protects the oils from the damaging effects of ultraviolet light.
Make Sure You Have the Right Gear to Protect Your Oils!
It’s time to ditch the Ziploc baggies, and don’t you dare think of putting your essential oils in your purse or briefcase! Hands down, the best gear for protecting your precious essential oils is one of the many high quality carrying cases we offer at Soothing Terra! Our cases will help you keep your bottles properly organized and easily accessible while simultaneously protecting them from any accidents that might shatter the glass.
From keychain carrying cases to hard shell cases that can hold upwards 30 vials, we guarantee that we’ll have exactly what you’re looking for!