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…
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ESSENTIAL OILS by alphabetic order
Eucalyptus: the different species
Laurel / Bay leaf
Lavender: the different species
COSMETICS – the skin & the hair
ARTICULATION AND MUSCLE
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Essential oils during winter
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