Anyone would like to have less stress. The problem is not always easy to solve, but thankfully there is a technology that makes it possible. Aromatherapy and Essential oils help people relax and stay calm. This situation is ideal for Essential oil retailers. Here is a guide to finding Essential oils in bulk for your online store if you are a retailer looking to offer the best aromatherapy products. We shall share tips to identify the best products that you might stick to in your e-commerce store, as well as ways to sell Essential oils online.
When you purchase quality Essential oils, you should keep your needs and budget in mind. Learn about what you should know when comparing Essential oils offered by retailers, wholesalers, and other sources by reading the following list of helpful tips.
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Some people are hesitant at first to purchase Essential oils online. Someone can assure their shoppers that there are many reputable Essential oil retailers and aromatherapy suppliers online that are selling their Essential oils. If you could only shop local businesses, you could only find a limited array of reputable companies when you buy online. The packaging and bottling of oils by reputable companies is of the highest standard.
Be aware of the terms used on the packaging.
Avoid words like fragrance oil, nature-identical to oil, and perfume oil when shopping for Essential oils. What you see is not a pure, single Essential oil, as shown by these words. Many companies label fragrance oils as aromatherapy oils. It is a sign that the vendor is clueless about aromatherapy. Beginners should be wary of retailers who use incorrect terminology to boost their sales.
Be cautious if a supplier claims that their Essential oils are therapeutic grade or aromatherapy grade. Essential oils are not certified or graded by any governmental authority. Some companies may use these terms to deceive consumers, but not all to do. To evaluate these providers, Know the background of these terminologies. For instance, AllTimeCare Essential oil blends are specific to their names and their use.
Aromatherapy also overuses the term ‘pure’ Essential oil. Using ‘pure’ may show that the retailer/supplier is aware of the importance of purchasing pure oils. But do not rely on one phrase alone when making a purchase decision. We compromise on purity if we extract Essential oils from poor quality crops, stored for years in an inventory or on shelves, damaged during storage, or mixed with other oils during bottling. Therefore, do not go for a vendor who claims their products are ‘pure’. Educate yourself about the FDA Regulation of Aromatherapy Products or the drug regulator of your country.
Check for packaging
Typically, vendors selling quality oils in sizes of 4 oz (0.15 kilograms) or smaller present their oils in dark-colored glass bottles. Be careful of vendors selling oils in plastic or clear glass containers of this size. It is not unusual for larger quantities of Essential oils to be packaged in non-glass containers when purchased online to prevent breakage and save shipping costs. The quality of Essential oils can also deteriorate more rapidly because plastic bottles are dissolvable when using Essential oils.
Transfer the contents to dark-colored glass bottles the moment you receive them. Sites like www.hongyigd.com/ can be a good starting point to understand packaging standards. Keeping empty bottles in hand is a good idea. Ask your supplier how long they have stored the oil in plastic bottles before shipping if you purchase from a supplier that ships in plastic. If possible, work with suppliers that convert to plastic before shipment.
Some vendors also use aluminum bottles for larger quantities of oil. An aluminum bottle must have a lining inside to be acceptable. It is not advisable to buy or store Essential oils that come packaged in bottles with eyedropper bulbs. It is not unusual for Essential oils to dissolve rubber droppers over time, contaminating the oil. As an alternative, retail bottles of Essential oils are available to a producer, sometimes known as a euro dropper, made of a contaminant-free material. Pipettes can dispense Essential oils by drop if the bottles do not have an Orifice Reducer. Essential oils sold in larger bulk sizes tend not to come with an Orifice Reducer because people who make larger recipes buy those oils; measuring them by the drop would be inappropriate.
Buying Essential oil locally
Watch out for dust on the top of the bottle or box of Essential oils when buying locally. The dust shows a store that has been sitting. Almost all oils oxidize over time, lose their therapeutic benefits, and lose their aroma. It is essential to check for seals so that other customers cannot contaminate the oil.
You can evaluate the aroma of oils in person because it’s often included in the “tester” bottles when you buy them in person. The Essential oil in the tester bottles does not represent the exact aroma of the Essential oil you will receive. For example, tester bottles, which are opened and closed multiple times, are more likely to oxidize. These testers are also not always the same batch.
The bottom line
Make mainstream suppliers your priority when shopping for Essential oils. It is vital to learn to spot a clever marketing ploy since suppliers will not sell low-quality or adulterated Essential oils. Choose Essential oils that are sold in dark glass bottles that clearly state the Latin name, the parts of the plants used, the extraction method, the growth mode, as well as the country of origin. Do not buy plastic bottles, labels with little to no information (or ones with images of a completely different plant than what it claims to be!), Or anything simply labeled “fragrance oil”.
Also, if you have not used Essential oils before, we recommend talking with your healthcare provider. Consult a naturopath (ND), certified aromatherapist, or clinical herbalist.