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What Are The Methods for Quality Judgement of Essential Oils?

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What Are The Methods for Quality Judgement of Essential Oils?

Methods for quality assessment of essential oils can be classified under the following headings: Sensory evaluations Physical tests Chemical tests Instrumental techniques Quality judgement of an essential oil should be based on the combined data obtained by the above analyses.   (1) Sensory Evaluations Such an ability can be gained after years-long tedious but systematic olfactive training. To an experienced nose, the evaporation pattern of an essential oil smeared on a smelling strip, over a period of time, gives information about its source, age, main components and even its authenticity. Smelling must be carried out at intervals immediately after dipping...

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Why Essential Oils Vary in Price?

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Why Essential Oils Vary in Price?

When you buy essential oil for the first time, you will encounter these questions. You may have few questions about:   Why does "Lavender Oil" cost more than "Orange Oil"?        Why does one company's "Cinnamon Oil" cost so much more than another's?        Why shouldn't I just buy the cheapest essential oil I should find?        Why shouldn't I just buy the most expensive oil or the brand that my sister/daughter/friend claims is the purest in the world?   Don't worry, let us tell you something you don't know. (1)Specific Botanical Species Numerous botanical species can go by...

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What is Organic Essential Oil & How to Buy Quality Essential Oils?

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What is Organic Essential Oil & How to Buy Quality Essential Oils?

What is organic essential oil? Generally speaking, certified organic essential oils are usually superior to conventional essential oils. (Conventional means non-organic.)Certified organic essential oils are steam distilled or cold pressed from plants that are grown without pesticides. Since it takes a great deal of plant material to create even a small amount of essential oil, it certainly makes sense that essential oils distilled or cold pressed from conventional botanicals may have pesticides in them. Almost all products that are organic tend to demand a bit of a higher price. You might wonder, “Is it really worth the extra expense?”. This...

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What is Hydrosols, Carriers Oils and Fragrance OILS

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What is Hydrosols, Carriers Oils and Fragrance OILS

"Hydrosols (sometimes referred to as floral waters or flower waters)  are the condensate water coproduced during the steam- or hydro-distillation of plant material for aroma-therapeutic purposes." -Susanne Catty WHAT IS HYDROSOLS? During the distillation process, manufacturers typically use steam or water. The resulting products are the essential oils and the water, both of which have extracted parts of the plants’ essences. The essential oils contain the fat-soluble compounds while the hydrosols contain the water-soluble substances. Hydrosols have their own benefits, uses, and properties in aromatherapy, but they tend to be more fragile than essential oils, and therefore need to be...

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How Does Essential Oil Play a Role In Aromatherapy?

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How Does Essential Oil Play a Role In Aromatherapy?

It may be asked: do essential oil is aromatherapy? This is a question that many people who are beginning to touch essential oils will ask. Is that right? Let's talk about it together. The "aromatherapy" was first coined in 1928 by Gattefossé, a French chemist working in his family's perfumer business.  He became fascinated with the therapeutic possibilities of the oils after discovering by accident that lavender was able to rapidly heal a severe burn on his hand and help prevent scarring. He also found that many of the essential oils were more effective in their totality than their synthetic substitutes...

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