Essential Oils & Absolutes: How To Use Them

Essential Oils & Absolutes: How to Use Them

Essential Oils & Absolutes: How to Use Them What are Essential Oils? An Essential Oil is a concentrated, aromatic, volatile liquid composed of small oil-like molecules. They consist of combination of naturally chemicals which the plant itself produces through photosynthesis. They are called Essential oils but in fact contain no fatty substances ( like Almond Oil does ). Because they are volatile, they do not create oil stains. Essential Oil is created in small cavities in the cellular structure of plants: in the roots, petals, seeds or peel such as leaves (eucalyptus), berries (juniper), grasses (palmarosa), flowering tops (lavender), petals (rose), roots (angelica), zest of fruit (orange), resins (frankincense) and wood (cedar). The Oil is extracted either by distillation or…

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