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How Are Essential Oils Made?

Essential oils are complex mixtures of compounds extracted from plant material. Different parts of the plant are used to make essential oils including the seeds, fruit, stems, petals, bark, leaves, roots, etc.

Essential Oil Extraction Methods

There are various methods to extract essential oils from plants. The method of extraction depends on the type of plant material and desired chemical compounds to be extracted. Some extraction methods used today include steam distillation, solvent extraction and cold pressed extraction.

The active ingredients and the properties of an essential oil are related to the extraction process.

Plant Extract vs Essential Oil

Essential oils are undiluted concentrates of chemical compounds taken from plant material. While plant extracts are essential oils that have been diluted in a solvent.

Quality Matters When Choosing Essential oils

Not all essential oils are created equal. It’s important to choose high-quality, pure essential oils from reputable sources. Look for oils that are labeled as 100% pure and have undergone rigorous testing for quality and authenticity. Aromatherapy Clinic sources only the highest quality essential oils from reputable suppliers. We have an extensive list of individual oils available on our website. If you require a specific essential oil that is not on the list, please contact us to request your required oil.

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