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Distillation of Essential Oils – Is there a difference between First Distill and Complete ?>

Distillation of Essential Oils – Is there a difference between First Distill and Complete

There is a major difference in the types of steam distillations of essential oils. If someone asked you which distill you would want in your oil, the “complete distill” or the “first distill,” you will most likely think you want the complete distill. Of course you would want it all, right? Well, that’s not exactly true in the essential oil world. Part of the misunderstanding is in the terminology. Technically, in the essential oil industry, all oils would be considered…

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Essential Oil Purity – The First Distill vs Complete Distill Debate ?>

Essential Oil Purity – The First Distill vs Complete Distill Debate

Essential oils are created using several methods of extraction such as steam distillation, solvent extraction, cold press or expression, and CO2 extraction. The majority of essential oils today are extracted using steam distillation, which we will be discussing in this lesson. There is a lot of misinformation floating around the internet on steam distillation. People may mention various thoughts about first distillation, second distillation, and complete distillation. Essential oils are created using several methods of extraction such as steam distillation,…

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Toxic Release, Free Radicals, Detox, and Essential Oils ?>

Toxic Release, Free Radicals, Detox, and Essential Oils

Toxic release is like detoxification, but is based on the essential oil’s ability to pull or push toxins out of the cells. As humans we are bombarded daily by petrochemicals and other synthetics in the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the medicines we take, and also the products we use on our skin. These man-made, unnatural chemicals are major endocrine disruptors[1] and may be the cause of the decline of our overall health. Essential oils (the good guys…

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iTOVi Info & FAQs ?>

iTOVi Info & FAQs

iTOVi is the best resource for biofeedback on your body. It is based on frequency, biofeedback, and bioimedance. To understand those three concepts check out this post HERE. Here is how iTOVi describes what they do, “The iTOVi Nutrition Tracker is a revolutionary, integrated system that incorporates advanced hardware, data science, API partners, and engaging applications. Through an in-depth analysis, iTOVi is able to intelligently understand you, helping you make better choices to achieve your personal wellness goals. Using its…

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Biofeedback, Bioimpedance, Frequency, and their Relationship to Essential Oils ?>

Biofeedback, Bioimpedance, Frequency, and their Relationship to Essential Oils

One area of interest to many is the area of frequency. The science behind frequency is debated, that is for sure, however, anyone who has used the technology of bioimpedance, and then understands the relationship that biofeedback has on frequency, quickly becomes a true believer. The skeptics are always the ones who don’t understand it and never really gave it a try. So, what is frequency, and how does it work in conjunction with biofeedback or bioimpedance? Biofeedback is the…

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WARNING: Ask Your Essential Oil Company These Questions Before You Jump In ?>

WARNING: Ask Your Essential Oil Company These Questions Before You Jump In

When looking for the right essential oils company to use, it is important to consider some factors. This is a short list of items to consider, and each one individually should give you pause if answered incorrectly.   Do they provide complete distill or first distill oils? The real question would be: Do they personally distill each oil the way it is supposed to be distilled, for the highest levels of medicinal grade constituents? Some oils need to be distilled…

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Blending Essential Oils to Create Synergies ?>

Blending Essential Oils to Create Synergies

There are many ways to enjoy essential oils by creating fun, yet useful products to support a healthy lifestyle. Essential oil users love finding new recipes for blending essential oils to create dropper bottle recipes, rollerballs, perfumes, face serums, and many other ways to find synthetic chemical-free solutions to everyday health enhancements. When blending, you will want to mix your synergy in the bottle before adding additional carrier oil or blending support bases. Your synergy should be well thought out…

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Hydrosols, Hydrolats, Floral Water, and Fragrant Water ?>

Hydrosols, Hydrolats, Floral Water, and Fragrant Water

A hydrosol is the water collected from the steam carrying the essential oil during the distillation process. In some cases a distillery only wants the essential oil as their final product, and the hydrosol, also known as hydrolat, fragrant water, or floral water is discarded. In other instances the distillery will collect both the hydrosol and the essential oil to package them as two separate products. More recently there has been a resurgence in the interest in hydrosols so several…

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Latin Binomial Names for Essential Oils ?>

Latin Binomial Names for Essential Oils

Below is a key to the essential oil names I discuss in this book. To keep the reading light and non-tedious, I am giving you the Latin binomial names here rather than throughout the book. So if you see me refer to Melissa essential oil, the true technical name would be Melissa officinalis. Essential oils usually have a common name that differs from their Latin binomial. They will always be in italics with the Genus, Species, and sometimes Botanist. The…

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