August 22, 2018
Shelf Life of Essential Oils - factors

Shelf Life of Essential Oils

Shelf life of essential oils affects the properties and usability of oils. Shelf life of each bottle of essential oil may be different because a large number of factors affect the shelf life. Read on further to learn about the what factors affect the shelf life and how to improve it. Do Essential Oils Expire? Essential oils do not expire in the traditional sense, means they do not turn rancid. However; they degrade their aroma quality and lose their therapeutic values over period of time and may become ineffective for […]
August 11, 2018
Packaging, Labelling of Essential oils

Handling and Regulations for Essential Oils

Essential oils are comprised of hundreds of natural chemical compounds and are widely used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, flavouring, fragrance and aromatherapy because of their characteristics and properties. Considering the emphasis on safety for chemical uses, essential oils are regulated across the nations. It is advisable to have knowledge and compliances with regulations for essential oils for hassle free use and trade of essential oils. Regulations for Essential Oils in USA In USA, essential oils are regulated by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) depending upon marketed or intended […]
May 13, 2018
Adulteration in Essential Oils

Examples of Adulteration in Essential Oils

In the previous articles, we discussed about basics of adulteration in essential oils and test to be performed to find out adulteration in essential oils. Continuing the series in adulteration of essential oils, here we are going to discuss examples of adulteration in essential oils. Basil Oil Basil oil ct. methyl chavicol is adulterated with synthetic methyl chavicol and such adulteration can be detected with NMR. Basil oil ct. linalool is adulterated with synthetic linalool and is usually detected by chiral separation. Bergamot Oil Bergamot oil is adulterated with synthetic […]
May 6, 2018
Check Adulteration in Essential Oils

How to Check Adulteration in Essential Oils

Adulteration of essential oils is very prevalent in the market. According to some estimates, more than 80% of the essential oils sold are adulterated in some ways. In the previous article, we discussed some of the common reasons and ways of adulterating essential oils. In this article, we will discuss some of the ways to check adulteration in essential oils. In earlier days, essential oils were usually adulterated with addition of fatty oils. Such adulteration can easily be detected by placing a drop of essential oil on a filter paper. […]
February 7, 2018
essential oils fro skin care

Essential Oils for Skin Care

Apart from many great uses of essential oils, anti-allergic, anti-aging and skin care in general are quite popular ones! If you visit any neighbourhood drug store or beauty store, you shall find countless beauty products – creams, lotions and even oils that promise flawless and younger looking skin. While there is no shortcut to good health and skin, essential oils can help you in combating many skin ailments (including aging!). In the article, we will discuss essential oils for skin care.   Pure and high quality essential oils can deeply nourish […]
January 17, 2018
Adulteration of Essential Oils - Standardisation and Adulteration

Adulteration of Essential Oils

Supply of natural essential oils is limited and the increasing demand for the natural essential oils for use in various industry has led many suppliers to adulterate the natural essential oil in order to increase the supply and lower the prices. It is not uncommon for some suppliers to sell their adulterated essential oils as pure essential oils in the market. These adulterated essential oils may smell like the pure essential oils but they do not have the same therapeutic properties and effect. In the article, we will discuss the […]
January 12, 2018
Essential Oils for Pain Relief

Essential Oils for Pain Relief

Pain is an unavoidable facet of life. It gets in our way of living and hampers our daily routine. We rely on over the counter painkillers as a mean for quick relief. But are these pain killing tablets really safe to use? Well, NO! A better alternative is turning to natural remedies in the form of essential oils. Read on to know about essential oils for pain relief.   Over the counter painkillers can have side effects that can worsen your health in the long run. In comparison, essential oils […]
December 27, 2017
Factors Affecting Quality Essential Oils

Factors Affecting Quality of Essential Oils

There are no standards regarding qualitative and quantitative composition of genuine essential oils. The composition of essential oil changes continuously during a plant’s life cycle, varies between different parts of the plant and even between different populations of identical species. A number of factors related to climate, habitat, agricultural, environment and technology may lead to these difference in compositions of essential oils. In the article, we will discuss the following factors in addition to chemotype. Chemotype Climate Soil Quality Amount of Water Insect Stress and Microorganism Type of Biomass Agricultural […]
December 22, 2017
Essential Oils for Stress

Essential Oils for Stress

None of us are immune to stress nowadays. Strict deadlines at work, over dependence on gadgets and decreasing human interaction are pushing us towards chronic stress. Several ailments such heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and respiratory illnesses are linked to stress. Hence, it is imperative to control stress. Several studies have proven that certain essential oils can help in relieving stress, calming your senses and promoting restful sleep. In this article, we will discuss about essential oils for stress management. In the article, we will discuss the following topics: Why We […]