If you want to understand the properties and uses of a new oil, a basic grasp of essential oil chemistry can be enormously helpful. However even trained aromatherapists sometimes find this topic daunting and confusing. Diagrams of moleculecular structures (which is often how it is taught) are, after all, not necessarily a … [Read more...] about Take a Fresh Look at Ketones
All Oshadhi essential oils are classified according to their cultivation. You'll find the following categories: Wild Certified organic Certified organic wild Conventional You may not fully understand the difference and wonder if it is really worth getting 'organic'. Here is a video in which Malte explains the … [Read more...] about Organic or Wild Essential Oils? Which is Better?
One of the greatest pleasures of being involved with essential oils is the time I spend with people who come round and want to sample them. And one thing I always notice is that people tend to fit into two different groups: there are those who just lift the bottle up to their nose and have a sniff; and then there are those who … [Read more...] about Essential oils: Are you a ‘looker’ or a ‘sniffer’?
Last week I was talking to my son and happened to mention a minor complaint. 'I'm quite sure there's an essential oil for that!' came the reply, with more than a hint of irony. This really made me laugh. It was fair comment. But there was a serious point there too. As one learns more about essential oils and begins to study them … [Read more...] about Why do essential oils produce such a wide range of benefits?
You probably wouldn't be reading this if you didn't already have an interest in quality of essential oils. So it's worth taking time to go more deeply into the factors that determine the characteristics of the end product. Did you know that distillation is one of the critical factors that determines whether we end up with a … [Read more...] about The Crucial Process of Distillation and the True Art of Essential Oil Production
Here's a diagram of a molecule But do you really need to derive meaning from pictures of molecules in order to benefit from the very important understanding of essential oil chemistry? How many essential oils are there? Honestly we don't really know. I was recently talking to some friends from Brazil who have set up a company … [Read more...] about Understanding essential oil chemistry doesn’t mean you have to like diagrams of molecules