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January 12, 2018
Essential Oils for Pain Relief

Essential Oils for Pain Relief

Pain is an unavoidable fact of life. It gets in our way of living and hampers our daily routine. We rely on the counter painkillers as a means for quick relief. But are these painkilling tablets really safe to use? Well, NO! A better alternative is turning to natural remedies in the form of essential oils. Read on to know about essential oils for pain relief.   Over the Counter (OTC) painkillers can have side effects that can worsen your health in the long run. In comparison, essential oils can […]
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 […]
December 14, 2017
How Essential Oils are Extracted

How Essential Oils Are Extracted – Distillation

There are a number of ways to extract the volatile aromatic essence of the plant. Some of the methods used are steam and/or water distillation, solvent extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing. These methods produce a variety of aromatic products or extracts including essential oils, concretes, resinoids and absolutes. The method used depend on the quality of the plant material and the type of aromatic product that is required. We will cover the topic of extraction in the 2 part series. In the first part, here, we will discuss the […]
December 12, 2017
essential oils for sleep

Essential Oils for Sleep? 6 Oils You Can Use for Better Sleep

Healthy sleep is important for our physical and mental health. It plays critical role in developing immunity, memory metabolism, learning and other vital functions. However, according to estimates, over 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep loss or sleep disorders. Essential oils with their calming and relaxing properties can play a role in dealing with sleep disorders. Let’s take a brief at some of the essential oils for sleep. Sleep needs vary from person to person. Historically, most people slept around 9 hours. But nowadays, people sleep fewer than […]
December 9, 2017
What Are Essential Oils

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are one of the finest gifts of nature for humankind. For thousands of years, civilizations from Egypt to India to China have made use of essential oils, extracted in various ways from flowers, seeds, bark, resins and other parts of plants for a variety of reasons including medical, culinary and perfumery. The recent revival in demand for essential oils in last half-century has led many to wonder what are essential oils and how they are used? In this article, we will briefly discuss the basics of essential oils. […]
November 25, 2017
Uses of Oregano Oil

20 Uses of Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano essential oil’s amazing benefits were first discovered in Greece where it was used as an antiseptic and antibacterial substance for wounds. Belonging to the Labiatae botanical family, oregano has high quantities of phenols which have antioxidant effects and prevent free radicals from causing harm. Oregano essential oil is an absolutely must-have item in your home. Here are 20 uses of oregano essential oil that can tremendously benefit us: Cold Relief Do you feel congested because of a bad cold? Oregano essential oil use can be an effective remedy in […]
November 7, 2017
Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

10 Reasons to Start Using Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile essential oil known for its calming and therapeutic effects. The dainty little purple flowers have a unique fragrance which relaxes senses and calms down on stressful days. Uses of lavender essential oil can benefit body and mind. Here we shall discuss about 10 major reasons as to why you should start using lavender essential oil in your daily routine. Calming Effect Lavender oil has calming effects and that’s the reason it is used in spa treatments and massage oils. Several studies have proven […]
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