More Than Just Packaging: Aromatherapy Bottles
By aromatherapy bottles, most of us will construe the packaging for aromatherapy products. Is packaging as important to be written about? Nevertheless, the aromatherapy bottles are different and are more than just packaging. By going through the following section, you too will agree that aromatherapy bottles have a role to play.
The bottles serve two purposes. Firstly, they ensure protection of the oil or absolute. Secondly, they add a style element to the simple looking oils. First, lets discuss the protection that bottles provide to aromatherapy products. Aromatherapy products are largely made of essential oils. Essential oils become adulterated when exposed to sun or exposed to direct air for a longer time.
Therefore, choose the bottles for storing the aromatherapy products and essential oils with care. Not any bottle will do. Particularly, clear glass bottles must be avoided when storing the oils. Clear glass bottles allow sun rays to come in and thus accelerate the process of adulteration.
This makes it important to use the aromatherapy bottles, which are cobalt blue or amber green bottles. These allow very little sun to come inside through diffusion. Therefore, one can store his/her essential oils for longer.
Are plastic bottles appropriate to keep ones aromatherapy products like essential oils, hydrosols, carrier oils, etc? This is a question that one most often comes through when purchasing aromatherapy bottles. There are two schools of thought on this. The first believes that essential oils are concentrated liquids. Hence, they can easily dissolve the plastic container. Once the plastic dissolves in the oil, it is no longer pure.
The other school of thought is of the view that plastic containers do not do any damage to the aromatherapy products. Besides, they are available cheap. Plastic jars are available in two versions in the market- single walled and double walled design. Single walled is the conventional plastic jar. The double walled plastic jar looks more stylish and protects the content from extreme temperature changes. Another advantage of this is that the cream or any other aromatherapy product can be taken out up to the last pint.
Style as we mentioned is an important part played by the aromatherapy bottles. Customers request their oils to be packed in exquisitely designed bottles. Remains of elegantly carved bottles have been unearthed from the ancient Egyptian and roman civilizations. These were used to store the precious essential oils and other products.
The discussion about aromatherapy bottles will be incomplete without talking about rubber droppers and dispensers. Do not use rubber droppers while storing essential oils. Because of the reaction with the oil, the dropper will turn into gum. There are risks of contamination of the oils through dispensers too. Use airless dispensers for best results.