RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ESSENTIAL OIL

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Quite often people comment on the price of essential oils, they find them expensive. The size of the bottles may be small, but what is in there is an astonishing amount when considering below facts. When they are pure, unadulterated and therapeutic grade essential oils, they most definitely are a gift from nature. Then consider that some oils are from wild plants; they are not grown in perfect, easily accessible rows, but scattered over a large area – more often than not making cutting by hand obligatory. Some oils, such as Melissa and Rose require huge amounts of plant-matter, further explaining the high prices of these oils. You get what you pay for.

 

Obtaining 1kg of its essential oil requires:
– 7 kg of dried buds of cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus)
– 50 kg of lavandin (Lavandula burnati)
– 150 kg of true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
– 1 ton of immortelle (Helichrysum italicum)
– 4 tons of petal of Damascus rose (Rosa damascena)
– 5 to 10 tons of Melissa (Melissa officinalis)

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One response to “RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ESSENTIAL OIL

  1. thank you for this information! What brand of oils do you use?

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