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What Makes a Plant an Essential Oil? Aromatic Oil Distillation Methods

Essential oils are the concentrated volatile or ethereal oils extracted from a single botanical plant source. The part of the plant that yields the maximum amount of volatile oil is what’s used in the extraction process, i.e. flowers, leaves, stems, bark, seeds and roots of shrubs, bushes, herbs and trees.When the substance of scent is still in the plant, it is called an essence. After distillation from the plant part, the volatile aromatic compound is referred to as an essential oil. These subtle, highly aromatic plant extracts are found in the specialized cells or glands of plants. Through millennia these plant excretions have evolved as protection for a plant from predators and to attract pollinators. Surprisingly aromatic compounds are not...

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The Myth of Organic Essential Oils

Organic has become the rage in essential oils. I used to believe organic was better, but then I discovered the truth. At first, like everyone else, when organic oils became more available for purchase on the world market I sought them out. I’ve always wanted to use and provide only the finest quality pure essential oils available. The reason I got into the aromatherapy trade as a retailer of oils to start with was the lack of availability of pure unadulterated essential oils. After suffering from a 10 year disability for which nothing would help, including allopathic and holistic health modalities. As a matter of fact I just kept getting worse. And, spending tens of thousands of dollars trying an endless array...

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