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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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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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Top 10 Essential Oil-Infused Water Recipes ?>

Top 10 Essential Oil-Infused Water Recipes

Infusing your drinking water with essential oils is a great way to support multiple body functions and systems throughout the entire day. It is extremely important that you only use consumable essential oils and in very small quantities with proper dispersion otherwise a mucous membrane dermal irritation may occur. I recommend buying a 16-24 ounce glass or stainless steel water bottle to make your recipes. Do not use a plastic water bottle as the citrus oils will disintegrate the plastic…

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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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Top 10 Make & Take Recipes ?>

Top 10 Make & Take Recipes

Armpit Freshener: Make a rollerball using a 1 to 1 ratio of grapeseed or coconut oil with equal parts of Tea Tree, Citronella, Lavender, Cypress, and Lemongrass. Roll on your armpits in the morning. You may also rub this on the bottom of your clean feet before you put shoes on. Bath Fizzies: Mix together 1 cup citric acid, 1 cup baking soda, and 1.5 cups corn starch. Slowly drizzle in 1.5 teaspoons olive oil, kneading until it feels like…

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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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