August 25, 2011
- State of the Art Storage for Your Essential Oils and Blends
State of the Art Storage for Your Essential Oils and Blends
With Swiss-made 'violet' bottles, and Rosemary 'Supercritical CO2 Extract', you can go "high tech" in preserving and storing your oils and blends - Keeping your essential oils and formulas at their optimal freshness.
The main factors in aging of both essential oils and carrier oils are exposure to light, exposure to oxygen, and heat. Two of these three culprits can be easily be halted in their tracks with Miron Swiss violet bottles and the use of Rosemary 'Supercritical CO2' antioxidant extract.
Oils and Light, A Combination to Avoid for Storage
Exposure to certain frequencies of light will cause oxidative radicals to form in the oils, as well as cause 'molecular degradation' (the breakdown of a therapeutically-valuable molecule into component parts, which may either be benign...and can sometimes be harmful). This can happen to both essential oils and carrier oils.
Miron Glass of Switzerland has developed a bottle specifically for the storage of essential oils, carriers and blends, which blocks out all visible light - except for one very specific frequency of "violet" (hence the name, Violet Glass).
According to the scientists who developed these bottles, may actually enhance the therapeutic potency of the oils. This violet light is allowed through as it is considered to 'raise the vibration' of the oils within.
From the company producing these bottles: The "Violet glass blocks the complete spectrum of visible light with the exception of the violet part (due to its potential enhancing qualities). At the same time it allows a certain part to be permeable for radiation in the spectral range of UV-A, and infra red light. This unique combination offers optimal protection against the ageing processes that are caused by visible light, thus lengthening durability and potency of products stored in them."
The bottles are available in several sizes, with a variety of caps and dropper tops for you to choose from: www.anandaapothecary.com/bottles.html
About Rosemary Antioxidant
In addition to storage in these bottles, the best addition you can make to any blend is Rosemary CO2 Antioxidant Oil...unlike vitamin E, which captures only a single class of oxidative radical, Rosemary antioxidant captures all seven molecular classes of oxidative radical, by essentially 'recycling' itself after quenching one free-radical after another.
Rosemary antioxidant is effective at only 0.2% in your formulas. That's just one or two drops of the oil in your blends to keep them as fresh as possible. We also recommend adding this to almost all carrier oils (except Coconut, which really doesn't need it) as well that are stored for any length of time.
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