KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION about essential oils

One thing I keep coming across is the ignorance about aromatherapy and essential oils.  On top of this, essential oils are very easy to find and actually not too expensive. Everybody has heard of aromatherapy and essential oils, many are using them in a vague fashion to scent their homes or help with minor problems,Continue reading “KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION about essential oils”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 3 – classification

Cinnamomum camphora Essential oils come from many different plants. They all have a Latin or botanical name.  It is extremely important that this is clearly stated on the label. Common names can be highly deceptive and confusing. Besides, the Latin name is global, so language makes no difference. The plants also belong to different familiesContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 3 – classification”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 2 – pricing

The price of an essential oil depends on many things: How large the yield is, how easily (or not) harvested a plant is and how much essential oil it yields. Another thing to keep in mind is how the essential oil is stored in a plant: The plant contains “capsules” where the essential oil isContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 2 – pricing”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 1 -background

Quality is the most important aspect when using essential oils. All the wonderful effects the oils have will only happen when there is a high quality pure essential oil. To understand why this is even an issue, you need to understand the world of scents; how they are used and where they come from. TheContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 1 -background”