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February 26, 2020
Carrier oils to use with essential oils - coconut oil, apricot oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, evening primrose, rosehip, flaxseed, black cumin, olive, argan , sesame, pomegranate seed

Carrier Oils: Top 15 Oils to Use With Essential Oils

When we discuss essential oils, it is necessary to discuss carrier oils. Essential oils are not applied directly to the skin since they are very potent. Hence, we dilute the essential oils in carrier oils and then apply essential oils on the skin.  Carrier oil acts as the medium for the essential oils and essential oil is eventually absorbed into the body. Using carrier oils, you not only get the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils but also the vitamins and benefits of the properties of the carrier oil. What […]
April 14, 2019
Why to Use Essential Oils

10 Simple Reasons Why to Use Essential Oils in Daily Life

Most of the people I met, either have no clue what essential oils are or have no idea why they should be part of our daily lives. It is enriching and exciting at the same time for me to tell them how essential oils can improve our lives in many ways – from providing relief from stress, anxiety, sleep disorders to improving general health to reduce reliance on chemical-based cosmetics and personal and home care products. Here, we have summarized a few simple reasons why to use essential oils in […]
April 7, 2019
Essential Oils for Beginners

6 Must Have Essential Oils for Beginners

Are you new to essential oils? Most of the people new to essential oils are confused with a large number of choices of essential oils. There are more than 300 commercially available essential oils in the market. It is natural to feel overwhelmed with such a wide variety of essential oils. For beginners, it is difficult to comprehend how to begin using essential oils. In the article, we are going to discuss 6 must-have essential oils for beginners. Read on to find out why and how to use these essential […]
January 26, 2019
Essential Oil Safety and Dilution Guide

Essential Oils Safety and Dilution Guide

Essential oils have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes including as sources of medicines, foods, preservatives, articles in religious and social ceremonies and remedies to modify behavior. But there are a lot of misconceptions about the safety of essential oils. You may come across claims declaring them to be completely safe or unsafe. Nothing is far from the truth. Let’s discuss essential oils safety and dilution guide for safe use of oils? Essential Oils Are Different From Plants Some people may think that since essential oils are […]
August 22, 2018
Shelf Life of Essential Oils

Shelf Life of Essential Oils

The shelf life of essential oils affects the properties and usability of oils. The shelf life of each bottle of essential oil may be different because a large number of factors affect the shelf life. Read on further to learn about what factors affect the shelf life and how to improve it. Do Essential Oils Expire? Essential oils do not expire in the traditional sense, which means they do not turn rancid. However; they degrade their aroma quality and lose their therapeutic values over a period of time and may […]
August 11, 2018
Essential Oil Regulations and Handling

Essential Oil Regulations and Handling

Essential oils are comprised of hundreds of natural chemical compounds and are widely used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, flavoring, fragrance, and aromatherapy because of their characteristics and properties. Considering the emphasis on safety for chemical uses, essential oils are regulated across the nations. It is advisable to have knowledge and compliances with regards to essential oils regulations and handling for hassle-free use and trade of essential oils. Essential Oil Regulations in the USA In the USA, essential oils are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) depending […]
December 27, 2017
Factors Affecting Quality of Essential Oils

Factors Affecting Quality of Essential Oils

There are no standards regarding the qualitative and quantitative composition of genuine essential oils. The composition of essential oil changes continuously during a plant’s life cycle, varies between different parts of the plant and even between different populations of identical species. In addition, a number of other factors such as climate, habitat, agricultural, environment and technology may affect the quality of essential oils. In the article, we will discuss the following factors in addition to chemotype. Chemotype Climate Soil Quality Amount of Water Insect Stress and Microorganism Type of Biomass […]
December 22, 2017
Chemistry of Essential Oils

Chemistry of Essential Oils

Essential oils are aromatic hydrophobic volatile liquid extracted from plants. They are known to have many properties and play protective and communicative mechanisms in the plant. But where from essential oils get their properties? What are their constituents that make them special? What is the chemistry of essential oils? Essential oils, like all organic compounds, are made up of hundreds of compounds. But there are particularly few major chemical components that are responsible for their characteristic properties. These can be categorized into two groups: In addition, essential oils may contain […]
December 20, 2017
Solvent Extraction, Absolute, Resonid, Concrete, Enfleurage, Maceration

How Essential Oils are Extracted – Solvent Extraction

Distillation and cold pressing, as discussed in the previous article, are the most common methods used in the extraction of essential oils. However, in a  growing number of cases, the aromatic content of the plant is now being distilled using solvents extraction. The products from solvent extraction are not to be confused with essential oils. Solvent extraction results in products with high aromatic content but they have other constituents also.  In the second part of the articles about how essential oils are extracted, we will discuss the following topics: Solvent […]
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