Oils are not all the same.
Food oils, like olive oil and coconut oil, are not to be confused with essential oils. Then there are carrier oils that should not be eaten, like castor oil.
They are all oil extracts, but when a herb that does not have an abundance of oil in it is extracted; it takes a great big load of fresh herb to make a small amount of oil. This is an essential oil usually very concentrated, so it should be used sparingly and with great respect. Some herbs are endangered species and we might forever lose their beneficial properties.
These very concentrated extracts are used in aromatherapy because inhaling the essence of the plant is a very efficient and respectful way to use and preserve the powerful essence oils and beneficial properties of the plant.
When plants are dried slowly these essence oils are concentrated into…
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