How do the oils work?
The oils work in two basic ways. Through Inhalation and Absorption.
For thousands of years in these oils have been used various cultures for medicinal, health and beauty purposes. These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity again as they are they are being rediscovered as a natural medicine.
HOW ARE ESSENTIAL OILS MADE?
For example, It takes about 10,000 roses to fill a single 5ml bottle. Thats about 60 roses to create a single drop of Rose Otto oil. Just under 5 dozen roses!
Essential Oils are the concentrated essences taken from the flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves, root or bark of certain plants.
There are a number of methods to making Essential Oils, depending on the part of the plant or tree that is being used. They include:
The majority of essential oils are still obtained by Steam Distillation. The most common, gentle and productive method of essential oil extraction.
Mainly used for the ‘zests’ of citrus fruits where the oil is contained in tiny pockets on the fruit’s skin.
Now considered an ancient art passed from generation to generation. It is a cold-fat extraction process method used for flowers that continue developing and giving off their aroma even after harvesting (e.g., Jasmine and Tuberose). It is rarely found in the market due to the expense.
Not to be confused with wine making, this method involves having the flowers soaked in hot oil to have their cell membranes ruptured. The hot oil then absorbs the essence. The oil is then cleared of the botanical and decanted. You can also do this with cold oil (Cold Infusion Method).