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.
All you want to know…
5 good reasons to use essential oils
Are essential oils dangerous?
Testing an essential oil
What to do with your out to date essential oils?
12 Frequent mistakes for beginners using Essential Oils
How to use a diffuser?
Essential oils and chemistry
How to use essential oils
Essential oils and photosensitivity
Essential oils and pregnancy
Antiviral essential oils
Dosage and dilution of essential oils
The meaning of synergy in essential oils
COSMETICS – the skin & the hair
The best essential oils for your hair
How to determine your skin type?
Essential oils and warts
How to protect your skin from the cold?
No more hair loss with essential oils
Essential oils and lice
Essential oils for dry hair
Beware of sunburns
Essential oils for oily skin
Make your exfoliation scrub
ESSENTIAL OILS by alphabetic order
Eucalyptus: the different species
Laurel / Bay leaf
Lavender: the different species
Reinforce your natural defences (winter)
ARTICULATION AND MUSCLE
How aromatherapy can help soothe the pain of a torn muscle?
Essential oils and cramp
Relieving back ache with essential oils
Essential oils and gastro
How to get rid off hangover?
How to remove unwanted odours from your refrigerator in a natural way
What essential oil should I use in my diffuser?
Natural disinfectants to sanitize your home
How to fight mosquitos?
How to clean your mattress with natural products?
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