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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 […]
October 23, 2017
Uses of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

8 Common Uses of Eucalyptus Essential Oil in Home

Eucalyptus essential oil has a long history of traditional usage. Even the modern medicine uses eucalyptus essential oil in many externally applied medications and over the counter cough and cold medicine. Needless to say, the uses of eucalyptus essential oil are manifold and therefore, here are a few reasons why you should have a bottle of this oil in your home. Aboriginal Australians used this herb to heal wounds, treat fungal infections and as a potent remedy to cure fever. Later, many civilisations like Chinese, Indian, European, and Greek adopted eucalyptus […]
October 11, 2017
8 Cinnamon Essential Oil Uses

8 Basic Cinnamon Essential Oil Uses

Cinnamon essential oil is derived from the plants from the genus cinnamomum. Cinnamon oil may help in digestion, stabilizing blood sugar, boosting circulation and treating common colds and easing menstrual cramps. There are several benefits associated with cinnamon essential oil uses, here we shall enumerate a few that you can make a note of. Cinnamon holds an important place in ancient Indian medicinal system, Ayurveda, owing to its health benefits and its powerful antioxidant properties. Native to South Asia, cinnamon spice is exported all around the world for its great […]
September 27, 2017
Frankincense Essential Oil Usages

7 Common Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil, a very popular oil used in aromatherapy, offers a number of health benefits including relieving stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation and boosting immunity. Frankincense, also referred to as olibanum, is produced from trees of Boswellia genus and is native to north east Africa. It is mainly grown in Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and India. With plenty of health benefits associated with uses of frankincense oil, we shall discuss here seven common uses of frankincense essential oil. Wound Healing Use of frankincense essential oil can help with wound healing […]
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