what an essential oil?
As its name does not indicate it
essential oils do not contain a greasy substance like the vegetable oils
obtained with presses (corn, sunflower oil, sweet almonds, etc...).
It is about
natural secretion elaborate by the plant and contained in the cells of the
plant, that is to say in the chalice, the stem, the bark or all other part of the
Essential oil is obtained by the distillation of the plant in
According to wished oil, one will take whole or part of a specific plant to
extract quintessence, the biochemical structure from it, in order to capture it
at medical ends or hygiénique.
the composition of essential oils is very
complex. Terpenes, aldehydes, ketones, phenol, lactones, esters, are components
which one finds in essential oils.
Very volatile essential oils do not grow
rancid, are soluble in oil and alcohol but not in water.