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…

BASIS

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

ESSENTIAL OILS by alphabetic order

Black Spruce

Citrus oils

Eucalyptus: the different species

Fennel

Fragonia

Geranium

Grapefruit

Laurel / Bay leaf

Lavender: the different species

Lemon 

Niaouli

Patchouli

 

COSMETICS – the skin & the hair

oily skin

Essential oils for oily skin

 

hair

  The best essential oils for your hair

hair dry

Essential oils for dry hair

lice

Essential oils and lice

 

skin type

How to determine your skin type?

 

hair loss

No more hair loss with essential oils

skin cold

How to protect your skin from the cold?

sunburn

Essential oils and sunburns

 

 

wart

Essential oils and warts

scrub

Make your exfoliation scrub

Essential oil and skin fungus

 

ENT TROUBLES

otitis

Otitis

block nose

Blocked nose

 

cold

Head cold 

immity

Reinforce your natural defences (winter)

WOMEN’S TROUBLES

period-pain

Essential oils and period pain

https://pacificscents.com.au/how-to-live-your-menopause-serenely-with-essential-oils/

Women and menopause

 

ARTICULATION AND MUSCLE

Relieving back ache with essential oils

Essential oils and cramp

Soothe the pain of a torn muscle

DIGESTION

gastro

Essential oils and gastro

mouth

Sore mouth

hangover

How to get rid off hangover?

 

 

HOME

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?

SEASONS

Essential oils for summer

Essential oils for autumn

Essential oils during winter

 

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Essential oil and dilution