What is an essential oil?

We call Essential Oil the very concentrated liquid obtained from a vegetable product through distillation by steam, through dry distillation or through mechanical extraction from zests.

Often, we can collect only a very small amount from a very large mass of raw material.

The distilled parts are:

  • the flower or the flower bud (lavender, neroli, rose),
  • the zest (lemon),
  • the berry (juniper),
  • the leaf (petit grain bigarade, eucalyptus),
  • sometimes also the grains (carrot), the root (or rhizome – ginger) or wood (sandalwood, cedar),…

Man has observed and learnt how to use them for their fabulous healing powers.


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