Wiregrass Essential Oils
  • How to Make Your Own Essential Oils
    Essential Oils
    How to Make Your Own Essential Oils
    ay. This will give the natural oils time to permeate the sweet almond oil. Essential oils are useful for a variety of purposes. They can be used for medicinal reasons or healing of the mind, for example. Most people buy their oils in small bottles ready to be used. However, you can sometimes make your own essential oils. Sweet almond oil can be used as a base for essential oils. It is best if combined with vitamin E, because this is a natural preservative. To make a small amount of essential oil, use one half cup of the sweet almond oil with vitamin E. Choose the type of essential oil you want to make. This will usually depend upon what plant materials you have at hand. If you have a rose garden, you might want to make rose oil. With an herb garden, you could make oil of thyme or oil of oregano. If you are making essential oils in winter, you could use citrus peels, such as lemon or…
  • The Basics of Blending Essential Oils
    Essential Oils
    The Basics of Blending Essential Oils
    Aromatherapy involves essential oils extracted from plants, herbs, flowers, tree barks and roots in order to enhance one’s mood and health through direct application on the skin and/or through inhalation. Essential oils are not recommended for use in their pure concentrated form because they are very powerful and can cause more harm than benefit. Here are some aromatherapy blending basics that will help you create your own unique scents at home as and when you desire. Essential Rules Aromatherapy blending is achieved by first and foremost determining the base. The main types to consider are floral, spicy, woody, medicinal, herbaceous and oriental. After you have determined what the base will be you need to decide on the use you are going to have from the aromatherapy blending you are about to prepare. Some of the common uses include medical purposes such as relieving cough, massage or simply to enhance the aroma in a room. The base essential oil in any aromatherapy blending should be anywhere from 1 to 3 per…
  • Essential Oils
    How Essential Oils are Made
    Essential oils are actually extracts from certain plants, trees, and fruits using a technique called distillation. Since plants contain such a small amount of extract, several pounds of plants are needed to provide a small bottle to consumers. The essential oils are then refined and distilled and packaged in containers that help maintain the scent and fragrance for a good amount of time. The following is a list of treatments and extract procedures that produce the essential oils for our use in aromatherapy or creams. Steam Distillation Steam distillation is the most popular and the oldest distillation process available. Old time, traditional aromatherapy professionals believe this method is the best way to produce the most quality extracts. This system takes dried or fresh plants and places them into a steam chamber. The steam is put under pressure and then circulated in and out of the plant material. The heat from the pressurized steam causes the plantís cellular structure to open and the essential oils pour into a holding container. This…
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