All essential oils have a different texture, some are very liquid, almost like water, and easily pourable through the dropper.
But some can be quite viscous, with the appearance of a thick syrup or honey and sometimes even quite hard. In our range, this is the case for vetiver and myrrh essential oils. So you will not be able to simply pour them using the dropper which is fitted on the bottle.
And this makes them a bit more challenging to use. So here is a little step by step help:
1. remove the dropper insert but DO NOT TRY TO POUR DIRECTLY from the bottle as shown on the picture below as you won't be able to control the quantity your are pouring.
2. Use instead a toothpick, a chopstick or a skewer to control the flow out of the bottle.
5. If the oil is still too solid to pour that way - and this will often be the case if the bottle is left open or if it is cold - Myrrh oil in particular tends to get quite hard. In that case, you will need to warm the oil 'bain marie' style or by just leaving the bottle on a warm radiator. But DO NOT TRY TO HEAT IN A MICROWAVE OR WITH A DIRECT CONTACT TO A FLAME.
- below in a bath of warm water (with the bottle in direct or indirect contact with the water)
- on top of a warm radiator
Note that if you use vetiver, myrrh or other thick oils regularly, you can dilute them at 50/50 in carrier/vegetable oil such as jojoba oil, making it easier to pour even through a dropper.
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Vegetable oils - also called ‘carrier’ or ‘base’ oils - are oils that are extracted from various seeds or fruits by a physical process called "cold pressing*, meaning the fruits/seeds/kernels are crushed to squeeze out their oil. These oils are commonly used in cooking (olive oil, sunflower oil) but are also extremely beneficial for skin and hair. And choosing what oil is best for you will depend on their natural composition and your skin type. To help you chose, here is a little guide about what each oil is good for.
Oils covered: Almond, Apricot, Argan, Avocado, Hemp, Coconut, Jojoba.