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Can't live without Achy Breaky Rub

I suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, plus general chronic pain - especially back, legs and feet after a long day at work. This product provides essential and importantly non pharmacological relief from chronic pain. I use it every day and often share it with my work colleagues and family - the smell is amazing and the affects even better - instant relief. It's like owning my very own magic healing balm!

I absolutely love this place!

Whenever I am down south I always stop in and have a look around. The staff are so friendly and very helpful. Being based in Perth its great to know that I can order from them any time and it within a blink on an eye is here. These products are so great and they really do help. I suffer with bad anxiety and have been using the "relax" pulse point has help so much with that, especially when on the go.

Fabulous works magic on headaches

Love Breathe Easy and it’s now an essential in my handbag. Great for tension headaches, I will be back for more

wonderful for dry skin

i have to say this is the very first natural skincare range that has not dried out my skin, it has only been a week but so far so good. the first time i used these products i used way too much- less is more. so far no irritation and my skin is looking less dry and dare i say it, i think the stubborn puffiness under my eye is less now. all in all i definitely recommend anyone try this range and it smells just beautiful.

well made - good size

A very practical solution so I can always have my oils with me.
My aromatherapy box just wasn't practical and the cosmetic purse left everything jumbled.
This is spacious and each section easily holds a 10 ml oil bottle or one of my pulse point potions.
Well made... highly recommended

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304 reviews
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Can't live without Achy Breaky Rub

I suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, plus general chronic pain - especially back, legs and feet after a long day at work. This product provides essential and importantly non pharmacological relief from chronic pain. I use it every day and often share it with my work colleagues and family - the smell is amazing and the affects even better - instant relief. It's like owning my very own magic healing balm!

I absolutely love this place!

Whenever I am down south I always stop in and have a look around. The staff are so friendly and very helpful. Being based in Perth its great to know that I can order from them any time and it within a blink on an eye is here. These products are so great and they really do help. I suffer with bad anxiety and have been using the "relax" pulse point has help so much with that, especially when on the go.

Fabulous works magic on headaches

Love Breathe Easy and it’s now an essential in my handbag. Great for tension headaches, I will be back for more

wonderful for dry skin

i have to say this is the very first natural skincare range that has not dried out my skin, it has only been a week but so far so good. the first time i used these products i used way too much- less is more. so far no irritation and my skin is looking less dry and dare i say it, i think the stubborn puffiness under my eye is less now. all in all i definitely recommend anyone try this range and it smells just beautiful.

well made - good size

A very practical solution so I can always have my oils with me.
My aromatherapy box just wasn't practical and the cosmetic purse left everything jumbled.
This is spacious and each section easily holds a 10 ml oil bottle or one of my pulse point potions.
Well made... highly recommended

Essential Oil Safety- Rule 4: Store Your Essential Oils Away From Air, Heat And Light

Essential oil Safety – Rule 4: Store your essential oils away from heat, air and light.

Essential oil Safety – Rule 4: Store your essential oils away from heat, air and light.

Heat, Light and Air  are essential oil kryptonite!

You see exposure of an essential oil to heat, light and air all speed up the process of oxidisation. The faster your oils oxidise that faster they deteriorate and the faster they can become unstable and unsafe to use.

So to extend the shelf life of your essential oils it is vitally important to store your oils away from these elements as much as possible.

Citrus Essential Oil Oxidisation: Do Not Use only if the oil smells like the freshly peeled fruit

Citrus Essential Oil Oxidisation: Use only if the oil smells like the freshly peeled fruit

You see essential oils are the volatile extracts of plant material.  That means that they evaporate easily,  as anyone who has inadvertently left a cap off a bottle of lavender for a day or two only to find it half empty when they return to it. (Yes I have done this on more than one occasion).

The Short Shelf Life of Citrus Oils

The fastest oxidisers are the citrus family of oils.  I have seen these oils oxidise within 6 months of opening a fresh bottle.

The Citrus Oil Freshness Test

How can you tell? Well particularly with orange and lemon oils, but this is true for all citrus…

if the oil doesn’t smell as if you have just peeled the fruit – fresh, tangy and vibrant – then unfortunately the oxidisation process is well under-way and it is advisable to ditch the contents and obtain fresh supplies.

For this reason it is particularly important that you ensure your citrus oils kept in the dark, cool with the caps closed tightly.

Some Oils Get Better With Age

Just like a good red wine, some oils like Sandalwood and Patchouli improve with age. And just like a fine wine it is vitally important that the oils are kept in the best possible condtions so that the true depth of the oils can  develop

Essential Oil Storage Box:The ideal way to store your essential oils

Essential Oil Storage Box:The ideal way to store your essential oils

over time. (I have in my collection a 30 year old bottle of patchouli oil that smells absolutely divine. )

What is the best way to store essential oils?

To extend the shelf life or your aromatherapy oils keep them:

  • in a dark bottle with a close fitting cap (at Moon Haven we use amber glass bottles with a dripper stopper and a tamper evident cap)
  • away from heat and at temperatures below 25° Celsius
  • away from light – in a cupboard or a specially designed aromatherapy oil box
  • decant large bottles into smaller bottles a the contents are used to reduce exposure to air and oxidisation.

Essential Oil Safety: Rule 4 – Store Your Essential Oils Away From Air, Heat And Light

pure, unadulterated essential oils

Moon Haven’s pure, unadulterated essential oils

So our fourth rule of essential oil safety – to keep oils in small dark coloured glass bottles away from heat and light helps to ensure that you are always using aromatic oils that are at their best.  This way you can receive the full therapeutic physiological and psychological effect of the essential oils.

Remember if in doubt about the quality or condition of an essential oil then Don’t Use It! Life is too short to use poor quality, degraded oils.

 


 

This article was written by Moon Haven’s aromatherapist and founder Leonie Gully.

Subscribe to the Moon Haven Newsletter where each month Leonie and the Moon Haven Team share articles just like this one plus fill you in on all the happenings at the Moon Haven Cottage. You can grab the latest newsletter by subscribing at the bottom of the moonhaven.com.au website

You can contact Leonie by emailing her at info@moonhaven.com.au
While any advice provided is general in nature, it is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.  If you are at all concerned about your condition it is important that you do consult your medical practitioner of choice for an individual treatment plan.

 


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