Can essential oils be harmful if they are too old?
Any suggestions would be welcome.
Thanks … Christl
The main reason for the time rules in Aromatherapy is the “therapeutic” actions of the oils may not be as effective if the essential oil is old. So, we say here at SCT “if in doubt, throw it out”, just like milk and fish! FYI I have some oils that I’ve had for years and they still smell wonderful and have a fabulous therapeutic effect. Just keep your oils carefully, that is in dark bottles, away from the light, pets and kids and preferably somewhere cool. An old biscuit tin works wonders!
Hope that helps, and thanks for writing to us.
Emma Fairbrass, Certified Aromatherapist