Do you know the difference between the two? Read on to find out…
Natural oils and Warming oils (otherwise known as fragrance oils) are different in quite a few ways and as the terms are used interchangeably, they are frequently confused. The two types of oil are actually chemically different, different in price range and possess different properties.
So, what are natural oils?
Natural oils are generally found in the blossom, fruit, leaves, stem, wood or resin of a plant. The oils that are extracted from these plants have many therapeutic effects, therefore are widely used in aromatherapy. Natural oils can help ease pain, skin irritations, arthritis, menstrual and emotional problems, boost your mood or kill germs. The most common ways to use them are by applying them to the skin through massage, putting them in the bath or using them in a diffuser or humidifier.
Natural oils are much more expensive because the process involved in producing them is more costly. A good example of an expensive natural oil is the super luxurious Rose Otto oil. It is said that it takes over a thousand petals just to make a single drop and that a fluid ounce costs about two hundred dollars. So if the oil that you are buying seems inexpensive, then it is probably an infused oil. Natural oils are also highly concentrated and highly potent, they usually have a very strong perfume and a small amount will go a long way. Remember that the quality and scent of a natural oil can also depend on the crop that it came from.
What are Warming oils?
Warming oils, also named fragrance oils, are usually synthetic so don’t possess any of the healing benefits that natural oils do and are essentially designed to mimic the aroma of a natural product. Almost any aroma can be created in a fragrance oil because they are created in a laboratory and not extracted from plants, which is why we can usually find such a huge variety. Warming oils may have a certain quantity of natural oils in them but that doesn’t make them all-natural. They are inexpensive to make, due to the fact that they are easier to produce, therefore more economical to buy.
There are some warming oils that could never be extracted in their natural format, like apple, banana, strawberry etc so these have definitely been synthetically produced.
Warming oils are most commonly used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and body creams because of their vast variety and their use is preferred due to a less complex blending procedure. We choose natural oils At M.Boutique, we only use natural, organic oils because they are pure and contain numerous benefits for the body and mind. When you use our products, we want you to experience them fully; from their superior quality, to the feelings they arouse in you during and after use.
So choose well!
Want to know more? Take a look at our beautifully scented home fragrances!