Concentration, Storage & Cost

Essential Oil Concentrations Essential oils are highly concentrated. The amount of essential oil extracted from an aromatic plant can range dramatically depending on variables such as: weather conditions, soil, altitude, time of harvest, temperature, pressure and length of distillation. The percentage of yield from various plants range from 2% for Rosemary to .05% Lavender to .006% of Rose. That translates to approximately: Eucalyptus – 25 lbs plant matter to make 1 lb essential oil Rosemary – 50 lbs plant matter to make 1 lb oil Lavender -200 lbs. plant matter to make 1 lb oil Rose – over 16,000 lbs of petals to make 1 lb oil

Storing Essential Oils

– Keep your essential oils in a cool, dry, dark place away from light and heat – closets or drawers are great.  Do not store them in the bathroom or near a heat source. – Keep the lid tight.  Essential oils will evaporate and/or oxidize when exposed to air. – Essential oils are flammable.  Do not use them near an open flame.

Cost of Essential Oils The cost of essential oils can vary greatly depending upon: – how much essence a particular plant produces – how easily the essence is to extract – how plentiful the plant is – weather conditions – civil unrest

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Safety Basics

- The following essential oils should not be used with anyone suspected of being vulnerable to epilepsy or other seizure disorders: Camphor, Fennel, Hyssop, Rosemary, Lavandin, Sage, Spike Lavender, P

Methods of Use

Simple Guidelines for Adults **When following this for children, reduce the amount of essential oil to the recommended level** Massage -Massage/Body Oil – 10-15 drops essential oil to 1 oz carrier oil

Consumer Awareness

-Every bottle of essential oil should have the common name for example, Lavender; the botanical name, Lavandula angustifolia; and the country of origin, France. There are numerous varieties of Lavend