Finding the Best Essential Oils
Try to avoid synthetic oils. Essential oils are the only way to get therapeutic benefit from aromatherapy. They will not be cheap nor should many different kinds of oils be priced the same as the process of distilling them is varied.
Light exposure decreases the ability of an essential oil to work, so only buy oils that are sold in dark bottles.
The term “oil” is often a misnomer as many of them are not at all oily. To test how distilled an oil is try dropping it on a piece of paper to see if it dissolves quickly and does not leave an oil spot.
If you have a health store in your area shop there instead of a perfume store. It is more likely that they will have real essential oils for sale.