Everytime I let people smell my oils they always pick out the ones they say smells th best. Most of these oils they choose are refined and rectified to the point most of their therapeutic constituents are damaged. But... It sure does smell good!
The wildcrafted oils are usually the best smelling and have their constituents in tack. This is the best way to know you are getting the chemical compounds intact that is in the plant and if distilled with low heat the compounds hopefully won't get damaged.
Some oils have a strong lingering smell that goes really far. You can smell it much quicker across the room than 100% pure uncut or unrefined oil that doesn't have additives to make the scent more fluent.
Grassy Smells - BEWARE
Note: Beware of companies that adding chemicals to oils to make them smell less grassy.
These artificial chemicals can make any oil smell sweet. So sweet you want to eat it and yes, this is another red flag. Sample some vanilla essential oils from these super cheap companies and they smell like candy. Or find a grassy smelling mint essential oil and add some of these chemicals yourself to it and instantly it smells like a candy cane. People are naive and these companies are taking advantage of it every way they can.
A real natural smelling oil that does not need any additives to enhance the smell are oils from the first distillation. The first part of the distillation process gives the oils that don't require as much heat to extract. These are the best smelling. Many companies that use high heat are the ones that can be tempted to put additives because when they smell it, they probably know noone will buy their oil unless they treat it with something. There are only two types of companies that can afford to offer oils like this. The companies that are super expensive that are very small and the ones that are huge that can afford to offer these oils on a mass scale at a slightly higher than the average price.
The companies that usually have no following and hardly any reputation don't have much to lose are usually the companies that I have busted for adding chemicals to their oils.
I will only promote companies that do not put additives in their oils to enhance their smells. If you want to try any samples to see the differences in smells, let me know on my free samples form.
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