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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 ethical essential oils, they most definitely are a gift from nature. Then consider that some oils are from wild plants that grow 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 and some plants need handpicking, 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)

Published by From Subconscious to Superconscious

Aroma-therapist, Botanical skin care and perfumes, Inspiring speaker and coach for personal development. I am an archer who likes to play with fire and sew costumes.


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